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Sysy Morales

Sysy Morales, Health Guide

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

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, they focus on... Read moreChevron

posted 05/09/2011, comments (0)|
Jeremy Shane

Jeremy Shane, Health Guide


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

Missy Foy, Health Guide

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... Read moreChevron

posted 04/27/2011, comments (0)|
Jackie Smith

Jackie Smith, Health Guide

I will conquer my diabesity - starting now!

What to ask an Endocrinologist about Diabetes?

Following a referral by Dr. Z, this week I will be visiting an endocrinologist for the first time. Wait. What? What does an endocrinologist do anyway? For that matter, what is this endocrine system I've heard so little about?

The internet is a wonderful thing because in a matter of a few click thrus and minutes of in-depth research I now... Read moreChevron

posted 02/22/2011, comments (0)|
John S. Bell

John S. Bell, Health Guide

small town lawyer, part-time farmer, newly diagnosed diabetic

Type 2 Diabetes: Losing the Weight and Lowering Your Blood Sugar

I walked out of the doctor's office after my diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes in October of 2009 with two goals. The first was to get my blood sugar down from 395 to normal and the second goal was to get my weight down from 210 pounds to 165. Much to the surprise of my family, my friends and, to be truthful, myself, I'm pretty close to achieving... Read moreChevron

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