A voice for living well with Type 1 Diabetes

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...

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...

Gratitude #4: Insulin

In 1920-1921, a Toronto laboratory dog’s pancreas was removed; a hormone from the displaced organ was isolated and then injected back into the dog.  The results were amazing … the symptoms of the dog’s diabetes went away within days of injections.  This hormone was...

Gratitude #3: 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...