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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]

  • This past weekend was Mothers day.  A common topic in the online community that I love to read is children living with type 1 reaching an age where they look back and realize, with deep gratitude, all their parents and supports did.  I love to work with parents of children with type 1 and explain ... [more]