May 20, 2017

 PWD are so much more than the disease!  Every single day those with diabetes pursue their passions and live their dreams.

Here is a sampling from our PBN followers:

Two things have saved me on sick days with diabetes that have become large parts of me and who I am....

May 18, 2017

 Today's task was to discuss what brings us down and how do we cope with those feelings.

Some diabetes downers are:

Getting ready to for your doctor appointment because I feel I always have to go in with a solid reason for why it isn't perfect.

- Lisa D.

When no matter wha...

May 17, 2017

Today's topic: "Having diabetes often makes a visit to the doctor a dreaded experience, as there is invariably bad news of one kind or another. And sometimes the way the doctor talks to you can leave you feeling like you’re at fault. Or maybe you have a fantastic healt...

May 16, 2017

"Today’s topic is The Cost of a Chronic Illness. Insulin and other diabetes medications and supplies can be costly. Here in the US, insurance status and age (as in Medicare eligibility) can impact both the cost and coverage. So today, let’s discuss how cost impacts our...

May 15, 2017

It has been said that the only thing consistent about diabetes is that it is inconsistent.  The 8th annual Diabetes Blog week sponsored by asks us to ponder the unexpected.

"Diabetes can sometimes seem to play by a rulebook that makes no se...

Shoot! I thought I was going to go through some serious surgery and chemotherapy. I swore I had lung cancer. Well, breast cancer that had metastasized into the lungs. Turns out it was only breast cancer. That was such a relief. My doctor in Chicago thought it was just...

October 24, 2016

Halloween---a time for scary ghost stories, horror movies, and haunted houses.  That's enough to put fear into the hearts of many people.  But for parents of children with Type 1 diabetes the scariest part of Halloween is not the tricks but the treats.  How can we keep...

Is there a month that just doesn’t seem to agree with you? July is that month for me. Our wedding anniversary is June 30th and we usually plan a celebratory vacation around this time of year. A little over 2 years ago in July, my beautiful 11 year old daughter at the t...

"Our limits aren’t created by objective facts. Diabetes. Gravity. Athleticism.

Our limits are created in the story we tell ourselves about what those obstacles mean."
Steve Richert from Living Vertical talks about how controlling the story in our mind is how we control...

May 20, 2016

Let's round out the week by sharing our best diabetes tips and diabetes tricks. From how you organize supplies to how you manage gear on the go/vacation (beach, or skiing, or whatever). From how you keep track of prescription numbers to how you remember to get your ord...

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