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We’re all in this together

Facebook claims today is International Women’s Day. I don’t know if that’s a thing or not. I read the line under that announcement quickly and thought it said “Celebrate by creating a non-profit.” What? (It actually said “…by creating a … Continue reading

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The Computer in the Room

When you are in a health-related appointment do you feel like the computer gets more attention from your provider (physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant) than you do? Back in the early 90s hospitals started converting to electronic charting. That … Continue reading

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AADE Twitter Campaign Continues

Here is the latest update from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) on the diabetes education for all campaign: AADE’s federal legislation has gained FIVE new cosponsors within the past month (read more here: http://advocate.diabeteseducator.org/site/R?i=XUgrNLsQfiEtgsw8DQNo3g). we need {continued} help building … Continue reading

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Hope and Diabetes

We can’t live without hope. If we really stop and think about it, life runs on hope. Sometimes our hopes get dashed, but then we think of something else to hope for. Whether it’s personal achievement (school, work, athletics, performance), … Continue reading

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Insulin For Life

I strongly believe that we can’t be an expert at everything.  Who has time? Those who work in diabetes can’t even be an expert in all aspects of diabetes. There’s just too much going on and too much to know. … Continue reading

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World Diabetes Day-after

There are still over 300 million people in this world  who have diabetes! But we can say that yesterday, which was World Diabetes Day, was a huge success. People were talking! The word was being spread about how much diabetes … Continue reading

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A voice for diabetes

It has come to my attention that the FDA is holding meetings with people who live with chronic conditions. The purpose of these meetings is to learn about the diseases – hopefully get a better understanding of what it’s like … Continue reading

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Watch, Enjoy and Benefit

Here is a great opportunity for all! Watch this documentary starring Elizabeth Perkins, enjoy the show, and the Diabetes Hands Foundation gets money. And that means people with diabetes get awesome programs. http://www.diabetescostars.com/ It’s that simple.

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Thankful for Diabetes Health Activists

Today’s prompt for the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge is to thank fellow health activists. Here’s my list: Leonard Auter – for his grass roots, personal efforts to reach out to and support others with diabetes. Susan Mees and her … Continue reading

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New to Diabetes

If you were recently diagnosed with diabetes, you will want to know about resources. Hopefully your health care provider has given you a list of resources in your local area – people and places that can support you in living … Continue reading

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