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Six Months Down the T1D Track

It has now been six months since my endocrinologist diagnosed me with Type 1 Diabetes, specifically LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults). I am now officially considered ‘stable’ even though my sugars have been extremely stable ever since starting insulin therapy. 1,404 more words

Type 1 Diabetes

Have you ever cheated?

Have you ever cheated? I have. In my diabetes care, at least. Last week’s post(s) about how infrequently I change lancets got me thinking about this. 452 more words


What's your excuse for voting Tory after seeing this?

Former soldier dies after benefit sanction because he couldn’t keep his life giving insulin cool

RIP David Clapson

‘Lessons must be learned’ from diabetic former soldier, who died after benefits sanction… 478 more words

Human Rights

Count Your Units (and Your Blessings)

It started with a high blood sugar…508 to be exact. My mind was racing, I was sweating, and felt much like throwing up.

Questions bounced around in my head, like what did I have for lunch? 158 more words


An Interview with Donald Steiner, Diabetes Researcher and 2014 UChicago Alumni Medalist

Video provided by the University of Chicago Alumni Association

Donald F. Steiner, MD, has devoted his life to groundbreaking research on diabetes and has won international acclaim for his discoveries on the biosynthesis of insulin, a key hormone in controlling blood sugar and its utilization. 91 more words


The Impact of Technology on T1D

Without a doubt, technology changes our lives every day in one way or another. From smart phones to smart ovens (that respond to our smart phones), it’s hard to find an aspect of life today that is not shaped by technology. 664 more words