Category Archives: diabetes advocacy

Showing up every day

Today is just another day with diabetes for those of us living with it. It happens to also be World Diabetes Day, so many are making a big deal today. Not just today, but every day we show up, wake … Continue reading

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Jane’s answer to the high price of insulin

My dad recently asked me about the price of insulin. He said he had read something about how expensive insulin is and was concerned about it. I don’t talk about diabetes with my family very often. They ask an occasional question, … Continue reading

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National Day of Action for Diabetes

Today is as good a day as any to take action for diabetes. It also happens to be the inaugural National Day of Action for diabetes, and there are so many things you can do! check your BG before and … Continue reading

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More Than Numbers

Yesterday my son and I went to a College Fair. It was quite an event – more than 250 colleges in attendance and some interesting seminars. It was our first venture into the college search phase of life. We attended … Continue reading

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Tools for Diabetes Management

I know it’s true for me, and I’ve noticed it in others…those of us with diabetes can get stuck in a rut. We like what we like. I once read “I would die without my pump” and I thought, “That’s … Continue reading

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Compliance vs. Contribution

I am often inspired by things I read. This was one (thanks, Seth Godin, as usual). I love the idea of substituting “contribution” for that yucky word “compliance.” It really works in diabetes because compliance means doing what someone else … Continue reading

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Diabetes Achievements

Sixteen years ago today, my son was born. It’s a big deal for a kid to turn 16, especially because they get to start driving! It’s a big deal for me, because pregnancy was the time that I worked the hardest … Continue reading

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Time to eradicate hypoglycemia

I found out yesterday that on August 18th we lost a bright, energetic, amazing young man – 22 years old – because of hypoglycemia. Today I am attending the #beyondA1C Diabetes Outcome Measures FDA workshop. I mentioned last week that … Continue reading

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FDA looks #BeyondA1C

When I was at the recent #AADE16 meeting, I heard and read a lot about looking at outcomes other than A1C. This was the first time I actually heard someone mention “patient-driven outcomes.” Thinking about things that matter to people … Continue reading

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What diabetes educators do…

I recently returned from the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ Annual Meeting. There we shared ideas, learned new concepts, met new people, grew, expanded our understanding, viewed new products, and more. Being at a national meeting always feels larger than life. … Continue reading

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