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Type One Diabetes

Words Matter! Sensitivity Not Stigma in Diagnostic Description

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 02.09.2017 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

Do you ever feel you are screaming to the winds, and no one hears you? Or if they do, they choose to scoff, ignore your comments, or both? I think m...

Can Every Lemon Make Lemonade?

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Charlotte Rose still hates getting shots, and I still hate giving them. She now uses an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor, so her injections are less frequent, but they are also much more painful. I would still cut off my arm if it would cure this unrelenting disease.

Diabetes and the Bloody Wedding Dress

Peg Abernathy | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

I personally know at least three women with diabetes who walked down the isle with small, light pink areas on their carefully chosen wedding dresses, where blood from a lanced finger had been hastily cleaned by loving moms, sisters, and friends.

Can Joy Come From Loss?

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

When my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes four years ago, I felt adamant that there could be no growth and certainly no joy to be found in the aftermath of this particular heartbreak.

Sam Stein

Sotomayor's Medical History Sparks Wider Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With President Obama's Supreme Court choice expected within weeks, the vetting process for prospective candidates has grown more intense. Judicial rul...