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I strapped my newborn to my chest in her sling, and pushed my double stroller through the airport. Two car seats, a diaper bag, an activity bag, and one carry-on suitcase full of diabetes supplies left no room for my baby in her stroller seat. My husband had gone before us to begin settling our […]


I travel often for business and pleasure and have some “rules of the road” that can help you travel safely with diabetes-and make sure all your diabetes gear ends up with you when you arrive. First, I start out with a packing list. It has all my medications and supplies on it, and I refer […]

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Cloud technology has quickly become a mainstay of modern life. We use it to get directions, make restaurant reservations and listen to new music. For those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), cloud technology also offers a way to improve and simplify control in an increasingly mobile world. Traditional blood glucose (BG) monitoring has hampered […]

Inked With Love

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Until January 18th, 2010 we were a pretty typical family. Philippe and I were proud parents of Jacob, our 3 and half year old, and our four-legged “kids” Bella and Charli. Our hands were completely full… or so we thought! On that same winter day Jacob was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and our world […]

Diabetes Camps Abroad

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I’ve always loved camp, summer camp, winter camp, and especially diabetes camp. I also love to travel; who doesn’t like to see other parts of the world? How could I combine my passion for diabetes and travel? Are there international diabetes camps out there? In the fall of 2008 I decided to Google “diabetes abroad” […]

A woman with type 1 diabetes describes being left out of carb-heavy celebrations as a child, and why she thinks it's important to give herself permission to indulge in empty, carb-rich calories from time to time.


  I am not spontaneous nor am I carefree. I make lists about things that don’t need to be listed, and every time I leave my apartment, I stock my bag with enough diabetes supplies to manage a small village of people with diabetes. So it’s probably no surprise to you that I started to […]