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11. You can't eat that!

How many times have you heard this statement? For me, too many times to count. It never ceases to amaze me how many people think that they should be the one making food choices for me because I have type 1 diabetes (T1D). 


12. My 32 Years with T1D

I was diagnosed with T1D in 1982. But surprisingly enough, I do not know the exact date off-hand. I know it was in January because my name had just been randomly drawn out of my entire elementary school to be the queen of the winter carnival.


13. Binge Eating During a Low

I would be lying if I said I always treat a low blood sugar level with a healthy glass of orange juice. A low gives me the opportunity to enjoy something sweet and for a good reason—to save the day!


14. Shocking Statements About Diabetes

In grade 9 gym class, my physical education instructor was teaching a lesson on pregnancy. It was the kind of lesson where every student is on edge listening carefully to this all-new and exciting information. But I wasn’t expecting to hear anything like this:


15. Does the word “diabetic” bother you?

When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) over 30 years ago, I was immediately called a "diabetic." This was the norm back then and so I came to know myself as a diabetic. I announced it freely and there was no hesitation about the wording. 


16. My Summer of Strawberries…and T1D

It was the late 1980s and summer had just begun. I couldn’t wait for the long summer nights hanging out with my friends but if I really wanted to make the most of it and go to two-dollar Tuesdays at the movies ...


17. Sugar Pill Solutions

Am I the only one who has sugar pill storage conundrums? Back in the 80s and 90s, I remember my Dextrose pills were always in a convenient rectangular package.  


18. Sparks of Creativity with T1D

I was diagnosed with T1D at the age of nine. It came as a complete shock to myself and my family. From that point, my entire life changed. Suddenly I had to deal with new routines, health-professionals, and taking insulin injections. It was a really scary and tumultuous time. But there were a few things ...


19. Living in Japan with Diabetes

Konnichiwa culture shock! I set off on my first trip to Japan as a university exchange student. I couldn’t wait to study the language and culture firsthand. But not only did I have to get accustomed to the ins and outs of living in a foreign country rich in unusual and unique traditions, I also ...


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