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  • Diabetes and the Unexpected
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    Between the two of us, Abby and Jenny, we have come to know that living with diabetes means expecting the unexpected. For Abby, her most recent unexpected moment for diabetes came on her 22nd birthday celebration. I was expecting that a night with friends could have some twists and turns. What I didn’t expect was ... [more]

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  • An Open Letter to Diabetes
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    Dear Diabetes, Today is your day. World Diabetes Day. Today the world will talk about you. They should be talking: nearly 86 million Americans have pre diabetes, and over 75 million of them don’t know it. Nearly 30 million American’s have diabetes, and of those 8 million aren’t aware. It is clear, Diabetes, you don’t ... [more]

  • Preference and input not only matter, they are the key ingredients in a successful outcome. When you cater a party, things can take a turn for the worse if you don’t account for party-goer preferences. It will not go well if you host a pig roast for a vegetarian club or serve shelled peanuts at ... [more]

  • Not too long ago, it was cherry blossom season in Washington D.C., and I had several family members visit me. My family is still based in the Midwest, and so in some ways, we live in different worlds- size of living spaces, modes of transportation, etc. But we all have one thing in common: when ... [more]

  • Shortly after being diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 6, I was sent to Clara Barton Camp for girls with diabetes (CBC). In my time at CBC I not only made countless friends, but there were also many learning opportunities. Two of my CBC friends, Caitlin and her younger sister Caroline, both had Celiac ... [more]

  • This is the fourth blog our team at HCM Strategists has submitted for #DBlogWeek.  The first three were written by two of my colleagues with type 1 diabetes.  They were deeply personal, incredible moving, and really good reads. (Check them out here: Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3). Now it’s upon me.   We decided ... [more]

  • Living this long with diabetes, you develop a personal relationship with the technology you depend on to keep you alive.  That is why I still have every insulin pump I’ve ever used.   Each one tells a story of where I was in my life with diabetes and I won’t let myself throw them out. Disetronic ... [more]