We’ve talked to all sorts of athletes over the years, from skiers to swimmers to football players. But today, we are introducing our first-ever BMX racer! Matt Neal is 30 years old and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few years ago at age 28. Despite his fairly recent diagnosis, Matt isn’t letting diabetes slow him down. For those who are as unfamiliar with the sport as we are, BMX is short for…Read more »
As PWDs (people with diabetes), we face a huge laundry list of things we’re supposed to do, and an equally long list of things we’re not supposed to do, including having pedicures, getting waxed, or making any kind of permanent change to our bodies, namely getting pierced or tattooed. But where did these rules come from? And are they really worth listening to in this day and age? Today, Allison and I take a look…Read more »
There’s nothing quite like the horror of having an insulin pump suddenly go postal at eleven o’clock on a Saturday night. The buttons that don’t respond to touch, the motor that spins wildly, the shrieking alarms. It’s almost enough to induce a panic attack!
Although insulin pumps are the treatment method of choice for both Amy and I, they are machines. Which means that sometimes they go kaputt. Unlike Amy who rocks an Omnipod, I…
Get out your paint, markers, crayons and glitter! It’s time for the 2nd Annual Diabetes Art Day! Hosted on Sept. 1st, Diabetes Art Day is the brainchild of Lee Ann Thill, a diabetes blogger and certified art therapist who shared the impact of art and diabetes here at the ‘Mine last summer.
Lee Ann launched Diabetes Art Day last year as an online initiative for the Diabetes Online Community to “tell a story about life…
It’s soooo bad trying to be good about eating, right? Why does the good-for-you stuff never satisfy?
(as illustrated by T1 artist Haidee Merritt)
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Just a friendly reminder that we’re looking to begin featuring a variety of artists here in the Sunday Funnies section. If you’re artistic, have a sense of humor, and know diabetes like the back of your hand (or fingertips?), we’d love to hear from you. Email…