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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week – I’m One of the Disorderly

I have body image issues. My rather large gut shames me almost everyday.

It dictates how I dress, what I eat, makes me want to stay in and isolate myself so not to feel embarrassed.

After going through therapy for depression, I seem to have found another layer of issues that need addressing. It greatly […]

It’s Another Diaversary

Diaversary, a word I had never heard of before finding the diabetic online community (DOC), is similar to an anniversary or birthday except the “celebrated” date is your date of diagnosis. Some do actually celebrate another year of co-existing with diabetes.

Personally, I used to just view it as another day of being cursed. I […]

Your Child is Going to Die and We Can’t Do Anything About It

“Your child has Type 1 diabetes”

Those are six words that no parent wants to hear. Those six words were a death sentence 90 years ago before the advent of insulin.

Today, most of the developed world has insulin to treat diabetes, but those six words are still a death sentence in most impoverished, undeveloped, […]