James Stout

After spending a great week at the Children With Diabetes, Friends For Life Conference in Orlando, I have been reflecting on what I want people to know about diabetes and what I want other people with Diabetes to know about how Diabetes is for other people who...

Briley Boisvert

I’m lucky, my family has always been supportive of what it takes to live with diabetes. But I don’t live with my family. I live with roommates and I have friends that live really close by. They’re there when we’re traveling. Or walking. Or...

Ashley

Here’s a few things I wish people knew about diabetes. Originally posted on my blog: https://bittersweetdiagnosis.com/2016/04/21/iwishpeopleknewthatdiabetes/ I wish people knew that diabetes is not a punchline. How often have we heard or seen this: ‘Omg look at that...

Heather Scott

May make me exhausted EVERY SINGLE DAMN DAY, but I still get up, can raise my daughter, be a good wife, mum, work, and can live a practically normal life…if you can call injecting 5 times a day normal… Heather Scott...

Asha Agar Brown

I wish people knew that diabetes is never the same. The math and calculations are always changing, so you’re constantly in an ever evolving game of equations. Asha Agar Brown...

Kelly Kunik

#IwishpeopleknewthatDiabetes means that you are continually being judged – even in a place that’s supposed to be filled with holiday cheer. And that’s effed up.   Dear Lady at the Christmas Party, I know that you meant well, I really do. But when you...

Tina Ghosn

As a parent of 3 kids with diabetes I feel like I am an authority regarding how diabetes is never a one-size-fits-all disease. Not that any chronic diseases are OSFA. I read a lot of blog posts, Facebook posts, and twitter posts and the thing that bothers me most in...

Richard Vaughn

#IWishPeopleKnewThatDiabetes is a much more easily managed disease now than it was in the distant past, when I was diagnosed. After receiving a medal for living with type 1 diabetes for 50 years, I attended a meeting for medalists in 2011. The picture shows some of...

Asha Agar Brown

I wish people knew that diabetes means that sometimes you’re in a full out war with your body before 9am. I wish my co-workers knew that the pleasant smile I have on my face when walking through the door this morning is a mask. I wish they knew how hard it was...
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