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This is Christina. This Is Diabetes

Christina

Christina says her doctor was hesitant to test her for type 2 diabetes because she didn’t display any of the typical risk factors. She was young and she wasn’t overweight. Christina told her doctor, “Just humor me. Let’s do the test.” Continue reading

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Diabetes Distress: Causes, Research and Tips to Manage

If you live with diabetes, it can be added source of stress—and in turn, stress can make diabetes more difficult to manage. The ongoing and endless list of things you need to think about can feel overwhelming: constantly checking your blood glucose, knowing exactly what you are eating, remembering to inject insulin or take your medications—not to mention the unexpected swings in your blood glucose levels at the most inopportune times. Continue reading

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Life with Diabetes in Syria

I was a third-year medical student when my 9-year-old brother M. was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) back home in our native Syria. It was very traumatizing event, and it triggered my interest in becoming a pediatric endocrinologist. Continue reading

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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Alison Scheef

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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Cyndie Gantt Owen

If you’re new to diabetes, or a parent of a child with diabetes: Hugs! Although your whole world is spinning at this moment, you will survive. Continue reading

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Diabetes Myths – Busted.

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There are many myths that make it difficult for people to understand the hard facts about diabetes. We join the diverse diabetes community in setting the record straight. Continue reading

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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Nicole Kennedy

In today’s blog, Nicole describes the ups and downs of 31 years with type 1 diabetes, from her healthy pregnancy to a time when she simply felt like giving up. Continue reading

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