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Last night's DSMA chat centered on "Diabetes on TV". We discussed our favorite and least-favorite diabetes TV commercials, the treatment of diabetes (and characters with diabetes) in series television, and where we did (or didn't) want diabetes data to go in the future. We were asked the following questions: Q1. What are the best  (READ MORE)

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A Smelly Menagerie of International Hockey-Playing T1Ds

Charlie never attended a diabetes camp before, so the sight of 50 or so kids coming off of the ice and testing their blood sugar was pretty fascinating. He once went on a bowling outing with a boy with type 1 from school, but that was the extent of it. Nothing like this; kids popping glucose tabs left and right in the locker room; pricking fingers and alerting their assigned diabetes educators of the results; kids from Canada and Sweden and Alaska. It was a... (READ MORE)

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I used to believe that Disney’s Magic Kingdom was “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Then I went to Dskate. Where do I begin? I have so many incredible memories to share from our week in Montreal at Dskate – a camp for kids with type 1 diabetes who play hockey. I guess I’ll begin at the beginning. The camp itinerary said that drop off time was between 7:30-8 am and pickup was at 4:30 pm. I kind of laughed at the... (READ MORE)

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Spousal Support: My Husband is a Rock

Day-in and day-out living with type 1 diabetes often slips by me. The nuances of what it means to live with a chronic illness for the majority of your life are so easily ignored. As Ross and I have spent a lot of time in the last weeks talking around and about my health, it hit me that we live a very odd life compared to so many others. I stood in the kitchen while Ross held out a new Dexcom sensor and stuck the adhesive to my arm. “Do you want it on the 1 or the 3?” Before I... (READ MORE)

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Is Diabetes Getting on Your Nerves?

By Mary Kemp of There’s no question that being a diabetic can be a frustrating nerve-shredding experience, literally. Being a diabetic can affect your nerves, and can lead to a type of nerve damage known as diabetic neuropathy. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases estimate that 60-70% of diabetics will experience some form of... (READ MORE)

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Megan Holmes
Megan Holmes Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life.   (Read More)
Michelle Kowalski
Michelle Kowalski Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes.   (Read More)
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