A voice for living well with Type 1 Diabetes

Recent Posts

Best Practices #2: Friends & Family (The Support)

Living life with diabetes has been better when family was close.  This includes the first fifteen years of my diabetes when I lived at home before graduating from high school.  By today’s standards, those years of managing diabetes were primitive (one shot a day, no...

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Best Practice #1: Exercise

Along my 50+ years of living life with diabetes, I’ve made some good and bad decisions.   Please keep in mind that these are what worked for me … your diabetes may be different.  I’m sharing these in hopes that they get you thinking. Here’s one of the best practices...

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The 1 Big Thing

Own it. When our son was diagnosed, his emergency room physician said it best: “I am sorry that you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes.  But you have a choice.  Own your diabetes and you can control it.  Ignore it and it will control you.  You can live a productive life...

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Gratitude #5: Jennifer

My one sibling, Jennifer, is two years younger than me and was 18 months old when I was diagnosed.  Growing up, we were a tight family and did things together.  So it’s fair to say that she also lived with my diabetes. This included observing my morning insulin...

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About Reed

1st Insulin Prescription Label
50 yr. Joslin Medal

This Is Not Medical Advice

This site shares my learning & observations over 50 years of living with type 1 diabetes. At the top of that list is that diabetes is unique and requires a relationship between a patient and medical professional to develop a personalized treatment plan. One size does not fit all and nothing on this site should be construed as medical advice!