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Diabetic Danica: Diabetes Is Your Fault

Diabetic Danica: Diabetes Is Your Fault

Diabetic Danica shares some great advice about self-blame and getting comments from people who don’t know all the inner-workings of diabetes. “Let’s talk about self-blame when you have diabetes. People have very skewed, inaccurate perceptions about what diabetes is, how it is managed, and even just how you get it! And sometimes that can hurt. ” What is Type 2 Diabetes? The Basics Life with Type 2 Diabetes: Emotions & Mental Health: Family, Friends & Relationships Holidays Continue reading >>

Diabetic Danica: Lows At Work & Dosing Off Of A Dexcom

Diabetic Danica: Lows At Work & Dosing Off Of A Dexcom

When Leighann Calentine’s daughter Q was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2008 at the age of three, she began sharing their story on her “mommy blog,” eventually launching D-Mom Blog to help other parents of children with diabetes. Leighann says that like others dealing with diabetes, she and her husband count carbs, carry juice boxes, and are always on call. In her book Kids First, Diabetes Second, she shares how they manage their daughter’s diabetes, first with injections and now with an insulin pump, navigate playing several sports, and tackle sending her to public school, all while making sure that Q is a child first and that diabetes is second. Continue reading >>

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