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Pump Therapy for Athletes with Diabetes

For any person with diabetes, deciding to go on a pump is a big decision that involves a careful analysis of the pros and cons of both pump and injection therapy.  Many endocrinologists encourage diabetics of nearly every age to consider a pump for optimized glucose control and increased flexibility.  However, it is important for each... Read moreChevron
posted 09/14/2011, comments (0)|
Beth McNamara

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Son living with Type 1 diabetes

Disney and Lilly Diabetes Pair Up for Type 1 Kids

There is no doubt that Type 1 Diabetes is no fun; particularly if you are a little kid who is strapped with its relentless demands. Add to this the feeling of isolation that accompanies having diabetes and a child can feel very much alone and put upon.   Two large corporate entities, Lilly Diabetes and Disney, are hoping to lessen this... Read moreChevron
posted 07/25/2011, comments (0)|
Sysy Morales

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I'm a type 1 diabetic since age 11. I'm a diabetes advocate and health activist. I am a wife and mother of twin toddlers and I own a blog called http://thegirlsguidetodiabetes.com

Struggling with Diabetes: When Hope is the Last Thing to Go

I'm American but I'm originally from South America - I was born in Venezuela.  We have a saying that translated into English says, "Hope is the last thing to go".  I often think about that.  I find that hope is one of the most powerful things on earth.  When people are in great danger, suffering, miserable, or sick,... Read moreChevron
posted 05/09/2011, comments (0)|
Jeremy Shane

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Share Your Thoughts on Be Different

Have you read Look Me In the Eye or Be Different?  Share your thoughts on John Elder Robison's books with the community by adding your comments below.
posted 05/02/2011, comments (0)|
Missy Foy

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Researcher in History of Medicine and in Healthcare Outcomes

Creating the Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes: A Brief History of Gestational Diabetes Part 2

Be sure to read Part 1 of this series here!   By the early twentieth-century, doctors knew that some women, at that time it seemed to be mostly white women, had sugar appear in their urine toward the end of their pregnancies.  They also knew that this condition went away when the mother gave birth.  In 1954, a doctor in Boston began... Read moreChevron
posted 04/27/2011, comments (0)|

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