What Burnout Looks Like in a Type 1 Diabetic

What is diabetic burnout, and why is it important and dangerous? Imagine, for a moment, that you are the main character in this story.  You’ve just turned fifteen. For the past few weeks, you’ve been feeling lethargic, have had to pee a lot, and your weight has dropped considerably more than would otherwise be considered […]

What is Type 1 Diabetes and Why You Should Care

Even if you haven’t read anything about this disease, you’ve probably heard about diabetes. Something about sugar, right?   It’s more common in fat people. Someone’s friend’s grandma had it and needed a foot amputated, maybe. Another person probably went blind from it.   These things can happen, but those stories tell you nothing about what […]

25 Truth Bombs to Make You Re-Think Type 1 Diabetes

I’ve had type 1 diabetes since age two. Diabetes education is near and dear to my heart, especially since I went to diabetes camp for 20 years (1999 through 2019). Let’s dive in, shall we? 1. T1D is not preventable You either get it or you don’t. Changing your lifestyle won’t prevent your pancreas from […]

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