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Apple watch displaying health and fitness data

One Drop announced its latest Bluetooth blood glucose monitor will transmit readings directly to most Apple Watches, and two other features that may help the diabetes community.

I have type 1 diabetes and this is why I go to therapy

A woman with type 1 diabetes shares how he handles the mental burden of daily blood sugar management.

FFL Sandy with BW AF

If I can sum up my Children with Diabetes Friends for Life conference this year with two words, I’d say it was emotional and educational. What makes this conference like none other is that the focus is on the people touched with diabetes on a more personal level. It’s about improving lives with a holistic […]

David vs. Diabetes Goliath

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Diabetes Goliath is a relentless, mighty beast with night-and-day vicious endurance that I have battled consistently for twenty-five years and counting. At first look, this unmanageable nightmare of self-discipline can seem to be a 24-hour-a-day war zone disease, destroying anyone’s blood sugar balancing act. This Diabetes Goliath listens to no one, its combat strategy can […]


During college I was 350 pounds, drinking over a gallon of water a day, and getting up every twenty minutes during the night to urinate. There was no question that I had diabetes, but does a 350-pound, twenty-one-year-old have type 1 or type 2? It was decided by my doctors that at my weight I […]

Wellness and Pregnancy

What defines “wellness”? Isn’t being well simply being happy? Does wellness mean being healthy? Isn’t being well those summer evenings when you have had just enough wine and a filling dinner made with fresh veggies from a local farm stand, and the sunlight fades through the trees, and you hear children laughing in the yard […]


I had the opportunity to attend the first Mental Health Issues in Diabetes Conference, which was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Monday, October 7, 2013, and was co-sponsored by JDRF and Universal Health Services. This gathering of clinicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, parents, and PWDs was informative and eye-opening. The goal of the day was […]

Cake for comfort food post

I begrudgingly looked at my husband the other night and said, “Although I love the fall, I am not so excited that you won’t be grilling as much and I will be back in the kitchen cooking.” The summer season is ideal for easy lean-protein and low-carb meals like grilled chicken and grilled veggies or […]

Volunteering with AYUDA

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This past summer, I had the opportunity to be involved in two AYUDA programs in the Dominican Republic. The first was Ganémosle la Carrera a la diabetes (Let’s Beat Diabetes campaign), in which volunteers such as myself work closely on a national diabetes prevention and exercise campaign, which culminates in a fitness event including a […]

silhouette of young happy carefree girl running on the beach at sunset

  Sarah’s pretty, petite, and fast. She’s over forty, but looks much younger. She’s a physician from Virginia with T1. She wears an insulin pump, and is a mom to four. She’s optimistic and takes care of her diabetes in a matter-of-fact way. And she runs seven-minute miles. She defines wellness as, “being able to […]