Diabetes is a condition that requires time, money and commitment to succeed. The number of people living with diabetes in the U.S is 25.8 million with 3-5 million type1, that leaves the majority with type2. Add to that 42.9 Million Americans living in poverty and it's not hard to see that many people who have diabetes likely live in the middle to lower income bracket. As a result, the last 5-6 years has exploded with many online communities designed to help support patients, no matter what their income. Some sites are in the form of non profits, some for profit, but regardless of the business set up, these communities are meant to be helpful and meaningful. Or at least that's what I thought. As someone who believes I can never know enough about diabetes and as community leader for type1 for this site, I feel it is important to troll the web and check out what is happening and to share the exciting stuff that other sites are doing and work in collabor...
Hello fellow Diabeticals!
Well as the end of the school year is approaching I sure hope that everyone is looking forward to a relaxing summer. As for me, my first year of college has already completed itself and the minute it was over I took the first plane I could to visit my mom and brother in Hawaii.
As I've mentioned before my little brother has also joined the diabetical band wagon so it's always cool to see him and have a diabetical sidekick so to speak. However, this blog is not about my brother. This is about my mother.
You see I've been living on my own now for a while and am used to taking care of myself now without any parental supervision. This freedom can be frustrating at times but I feel that my parents prepared me on how to take care of my diabtes on my own for the past ten years. I know what it feels like to feel "high" or "low" and I know what to do in these situations. So it becomes frustrating to me when peop...
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