Tag Archives // advocacy

Diabetes at AADE’14

September 3, 2014 // Advocacy // One Comment

In August, diabetes educators from all over the nation traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting 2014. I did too. These are my stories. *ching, ching* (Law and Order style) A fellow medical […]

Assuming Positive Intent

July 22, 2014 // Advocacy // 13 Comments

I’m disappointed in us. We, people with diabetes, active and vocal members of the diabetes online community (DOC), who are supposed to be there for each other, support each other, lending an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, […]

The Case for CGM

July 3, 2014 // CGM // No Comments

It can be extremely difficult to get an insurance company to cover the costs of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. The excuses that these holdout insurance companies provide as to why they don’t want to cover CGM are becoming less […]

SWD National Conference 2014

This weekend I am live blogging from the Students With Diabetes Leadership Conference 2014. Keep checking back here for updates all weekend, and follow along on Twitter at #SWD2014 as the weekend picks up steam. The Leadership Conference is a […]

New Director, New Direction

May 23, 2014 // Goals // 13 Comments

I’ve always wanted my own library. I wanted to be a permanent resident in a place of knowledge, where dreams are created and nurtured, where there is a near-guaranteed payoff for time well spent, where I could inspire people to […]

Dog Food Soup

July 2, 2013 // D-Nonsense // 8 Comments

Marker. Brand. Name. Characterization. Classification. Hallmark. Identification. Number. Stamp. Sticker. Tag. Ticket. Trademark. Type. What do these things have in common? They are all labels. Each and every one of us makes our way in a world that is riddled […]

To The Moon and Back

May 14, 2013 // Dblog Week // 6 Comments

It’s the 4th Annual Diabetes Blog Week! If you want to participate, or if you want to see what other diabetes bloggers have to say about the daily topics over the next few days, head over to Karen’s blog at […]

Don’t Just Do Nothing

July 9, 2012 // Friends For Life // 6 Comments

Last Thursday morning officially kicked off the Friends For Life 2012 conference program. Appropriately, for me, it started with a plate full of bacon. I love breakfast any time, but I especially love breakfast at Friends For Life. Imagine being […]

Diabetes Supreme

June 28, 2012 // Advocacy // 3 Comments

Today there is cause for people with type 1 diabetes and other pre-existing conditions to celebrate. The Supreme Court ruling confirms that people with diabetes (PWDs) will retain protection from insurance discrimination, and parents can rest easier knowing that their […]

MTV True Life: I Have Diabetes…and Support

January 20, 2012 // Advocacy // 8 Comments

So I’m a day late, but I watched the MTV True Life: I Have Diabetes episode last night, and I have a confession… I didn’t hate it. The first thing some folks may want to jump on is that MTV […]

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