A voice for living well with Type 1 Diabetes

2017 DBlog Week #4: Kelly

Today’s DBlog Week topic is “What Brings Me Down.”  Exploring the emotional side of living with, or caring for, someone with diabetes.  What things can make dealing with diabetes an emotional issue for you and/or your loved ones?...

2017 Blog Week #3: Blame Me

Today’s DBlog Week topic is “The Blame Game.”  How a visit to the doctor’s office can be a dreaded experience.  How the way someone talks about our diabetes can be upsetting.  How to deal with blame and judgment from others. And how to turn the situation around.  ...

2017 DBlog Week #2: Our Choices

Whew! Today’s DBlog week topic is about the cost of diabetes – a complex topic that’s challenging. But here goes …   Life is full of choices. Some are made for us. Most we make for ourselves. Some are less obvious. To be clear … Diabetes chose us. We...

2017 DBlog Week #1: A Cup of Joe & The Big D

Most days I start my morning by dropping by a coffee shop for a cup of coffee. On this day, the barista smiled and asked if I’d have my usual. I said yes and hit the quick bolus button on my pump 3 times to cover the carbs.  I paid for the coffee and moved down the...

Dr. Jack Burr

My diagnosis was similar to most. I had been sluggish for weeks, lost weight and was making frequent visits to the bathroom. My Mother called our family pediatric practice. A young, recent medical school graduate had become part of the practice. His name was Jack...