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Living With Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes Finally Explained

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

I got diabetes in February 1972 when I was 18 years old. I'm now 60. I've had diabetes more than four decades, more than two-thirds of my life. I have no memory of what life was like before "staying between the lines."

Reaching the Unreachable: A Personal Approach to Diabetes

David Weingard | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
David Weingard

People with diabetes have different experiences, contributing to the complexity of managing an already multidimensional disease. There were so many beautiful and human moments as people shared their individual challenges and successes living with diabetes.

The Antidote to Living With Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

As Diabetes Month ends, I don't know how much we've accomplished. I don't know how many more people with diabetes will take better care of themselves. Or how many people realized they may have undiagnosed diabetes and went to get a fasting blood sugar test.

My Name Is Liddy, and I'm a Type 1 Diabetic

Liddy Huntsman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Liddy Huntsman

For 18 years of my life, I was embarrassed to admit I was a Type 1 diabetic. I was embarrassed to admit I was different from everyone I went to school with. I was embarrassed I had to eat or drink juice in front of peers when the time didn't permit.

Why I'm Grateful for Very Low Blood Sugar

Dan Fleshler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Fleshler

I realized how I came across to them. A sweaty young man with blood sugar problems, crutches leaning precariously against the counter, a form from the State of Connecticut sticking out of a pocket of his faded jeans.

Diabetes, Sotomayor's Parents and the Memory of the Heart

Dan Fleshler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Fleshler

Parents of children with Type 1 diabetes often experience "chronic sorrow." But my mother never let on that she had been given a double dose of grief while calmly doling out insulin, counting out precise numbers of grapes for my lunchbox and driving me to Cub Scouts and Hebrew school.

Forgotten Dimension of Diabetes Revealed in DAWN2 Study

Riva Greenberg | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

You can have access to better medicines and tools and yet do little because you haven't got the emotional strength, resilience and support to get up every day and manage this chronic condition.

Life, Death and the Birth of Marjorie's Fund

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

"I do think managing Type 1 diabetes is difficult, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone, but it gives me a sense of purpose and clarity about what I'm meant to be doing. When I was diagnosed it woke me up to what's important in life, like relationships and helping others. Looking back, I don't think I'd change anything."

Americans Living Longer With Diabetes: CDC

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living

* Diabetes still leading to shorter life spans * Diabetics less likely to smoke than in the past * Better control of hig...

How Society Influences Diabetes Management

Riva Greenberg | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Personally, I will not forget the openness, energy and passion Albright radiated when I met her. It's comforting to know she's advocating for all of us at the CDC.

I'm Celebrating Two Anniversaries: Diabetes and The Huffington Post

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

I don't know the date I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, as so many of my peers do. But I do know this month marks my 40th year with diabetes.

How 24 Women Live Successfully With Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.06.2012 | Books
Riva Greenberg

The book's publication is the successful accomplishment of clinical psychologist and certified diabetes educator, Dr. Beverly S. Adler, who has had type 1 diabetes for 36 years.