Category Archives: type 1 diabetes

#Emotional Toll #Diabetes Takes on #Kids

Every parent will tell you there’s no book on parenting. To add insult to injury (for lack of a better phrase) whatever you do as a parent of a kid with Type 1 diabetes – don’t make them feel bad about … Continue reading

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#Trump Wants #Healthcare to Cover #PreExistingConditions

Hell may have frozen over. The first 100-days in office may have helped President Trump  grow a heart. As proof of this, he’s announced his support of a healthcare bill to protect people with pre-existing conditions. President Obama curried favor … Continue reading

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T1 and T2 #Diabetes and #Fasting Really?

DO NOT TRY THIS WITHOUT MEDICAL SUPERVISION!! Let me share a story from my life back in 2008. I was on the brink of kidney failure and a British researcher had taken a personal interest in my plight with Type 1 … Continue reading

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@Humama Takes a Stand Against #Obamacare

Humana is putting its money where its mouth is regarding the Affordable Care Act. Of all the large nationwide health insurance companies, they’re the first ones to drop Obamacare. Call them trailblazers or call them business-savvy. Surely they’re not the first … Continue reading

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#SurgeonGeneral Redefines #Addiction

When physical changes occur in the body, it’s arguably due to a health condition some call a disease. When a person develops a substance addiction – doesn’t their brain undergo physical changes? According to the Surgeon General, this may be … Continue reading

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How the Discoverers of #Insulin Died

Gather round, children. It’s story time. Today, being World diabetes day moves me to share the unfortunate ending of Fredrick Banting and Charles Best, the scientists who discovered insulin to treat diabetes. The discovery of insulin was sparked by an … Continue reading

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#ZapZika with GMO #Mosquitoes

It’s summer and we’re all looking for a safe-haven from Zika. Would you believe that the FDA has approved the release of genetically-modified mosquitoes to fight the virus? Yep. Birth defects like severe microcephaly are  the first evidence of Zika-related … Continue reading

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What’s the Problem Covering #CGM @Medicare?

If you’re a person with Type 1 diabetes, who’d argue the necessity of a CGM for you? Those who don’t know, of course. The benefit of a continuous glucose monitor enables the tracking of glucose trends: is my bG falling? … Continue reading

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Help Publish #Pregnancy with Type 1 #Diabetes #KickStarter

If you are a woman with type one diabetes who’s burning with the desire to become pregnant, Ginger Vieira and Jennifer Smith have read your thoughts.  Women with T1D are labeled as high-risk pregnancies. Labels belong on soup cans and … Continue reading

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Are You One Of 144 Million Affected By #Diabetes? Thank You @Forbes!

It sounds crazy but the reality is that 50% of the US is affected by diabetes or pre-diabetes. Is it a surprise that half the population should take heed to this sobering news? The CDC has sited that 35% of … Continue reading

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