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Type 1 Diabetic Blogs – Latest Posts from the Web

You are NOT alone. This page is a useful tool for browsing the latest blog posts being made by type 1 diabetics across the web. In the main column, read updates from type 1 diabetes blogs and use the left side of the page to access each type 1 diabetic blogger’s profile and their latest blog posts.
*Note:  MevsDiabetes does not necessarily endorse the opinions found in the posts shown here or on the corresponding web sites. Suggest a blog.
All Bloggers (34)Alexis
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Justice’s Misbehaving Pancreas

Alissa
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Juvenile Diabetes

Amy
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Too Sweet

Ashley
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The Delicate Balance

Bernard
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Diabetes Daily

Brian
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D-Dad

Cara
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Every Day Every Hour Every Minute

Hallie
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The Princess and the Pump

Holly
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Arnold and Me

Jacquie
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Typical Type 1

Jill
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Diabetes Sweeties

Karen
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Bitter Sweet

Kelly
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Naturally Sweet

Kelly
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Diabetesaliciousness

Kerri
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Six Until Me

Kevin
Kevin
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Me vs Diabetes

Kim
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Texting My Pancreas

Lee Ann
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The Butter Compartment

Leighann
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D-Mom Blog

Lilly
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Wife of Type 1 Diabetic

Lorraine
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This is Caleb…

Michael
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The Diabetic’s Corner Booth

Misty
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Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

S
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Day to Day With a Diabetic

Sandy
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A Diabetic Spouse

Sarah
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Insulin, Glucose and Test Strips

Sarah Jane
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Sarahndipity

Scott
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Scott’s Diabetes

Scott
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Arden’s Day

Scully
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Canadian D-gal

Suzi
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Laughter and Tears

Tom’s Wife
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Wife of a Diabetic 2

Valerie
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Type 1 With Tyler

Valerie
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The dLife

Kevin
Kevin – “Me vs Diabetes”
As you’ve probably guessed by now, I am the “Me” part of this web site. I created the “Meet Type 1 Diabetics” area of MevsDiabetes in an effort to help fellow type 1s realize that they are NOT alone. These blogs will hopefully help you to understand that we all struggle, we all grow frustrated at times, and we all wish that we didn’t have to live with diabetes. Yet, we are not alone. We are in this fight together, to share our experiences, unburden ourselves of our defeats, and to celebrate our victories, no matter how big or small they may be. Visit Kevin’s Blog: “Me vs Diabetes”.

Latest Posts by Kevin
Kevin
Kycie Terry’s Type 1 Diabetes Fight and Death Heard by…
On Saturday July 11, 2015, a post appeared on Facebook that shook the diabetes community and beyond. Five-year-old Kycie Terry, diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes less than six months ago, had passed away. It was the kind of news that you have to read twice and even a third time, hoping that somehow… Read More
Kevin
Type 1 Diabetes Song – A Little Bit Longer by the Jonas…
I realize that this Jonas Brothers song has been out for a little while now (released in 2008), but a friend from high school whose daughter was just diagnosed with Type 1 posted it to her Facebook wall the other day. So, I thought it was a good time to remind fellow T1s and parents […]… Read More
Kevin
Type 1 Diabetic Kris Freeman – Olympic Cross-Country…
At age 19, the very same year that Kris Freeman was asked to join the U.S. Ski Team, he received the news that he could have let alter his future as a skier.  He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  The year was 2000 and by then Freeman had already been on a lifelong trajectory […]… Read More
Kevin
Google’s Diabetes Contact Lens Tests Glucose Levels in…
Yesterday, my wife sent me an article about a contact lens that Google’s secret lab was working on. No, this lens doesn’t overlay a computer screen in your field of vision, nor does it provide a visual map of turn by turn directions as you walk down the street, pointing out the nearest… Read More
Kevin
Can Sunburn Raise Blood Sugar?
With the warmer weather finally here, my wife and I headed to our community pool yesterday.  It was an overcast day, with the sun only occasionally peeking through the clouds.  I decided to forgo the sunscreen for most of the 2 hours we were there, eventually applying some to my shoulders an hour… Read More
Kevin
Type 1 Diabetes Hypoglycemia Deaths Per Year
Several times a year I hear of severe hypoglycemia taking the life of another Type 1 diabetic.  Most of us are familiar with “Dead in Bed” syndrome, which is the term used to refer to severely low blood sugars taking the lives of children as they sleep.  Since these deaths almost… Read More
Kevin
Type 1 Diabetic Cough Medicine Scot-Tussin Review
The first time I got sick after developing diabetes in 2004, I was still living at home and I can remember my mom buying every type of diabetic cough medicine that she could find.  This included Diabetic Tussin, Sugar-Free Robitussin, Scot-Tussin and a slew of sugar-free cough drops.  Over the… Read More
Kevin
C8 MediSensors Noninvasive CGM Approved for Sale in Europe
A little over a year ago I first wrote about C8 MediSensors HG1-c noninvasive continuous glucose monitor (nCGM).  This week I received word from the company that their device, which uses light to measure glucose in the interstitial fluid, has gained CE Mark Approval for sale in the European… Read More
Kevin
Watching My Type 1 Husband Seize, Hallucinate and Not Recognize…
One year ago today I was confronted by a side of Type 1 Diabetes I had never seen before and pray to never see again. It took over my husband’s body, forcing out a person that not only couldn’t recognize me but was fearful of me as well. I became an intruder in his eyes, […]… Read More
Kevin
The Most Valuable Lesson I’ve Learned about Managing Type…
A severely low blood sugar landed me in the ER one year ago today. Sometimes life throws you curve balls or even a wild pitch here and there. Most of the time we can either step out of the way or do our best to swing at each oncoming challenge. 2011 was more than just […]… Read More
Kevin
Diabetes Artificial Pancreas FDA Approval Plan Finally Outlined
After years of delays, it looks like the FDA is finally outlining a plan to make the artificial pancreas a reality for type 1 diabetics. Yesterday, the organization set forth design and testing recommendations that scientists and device manufacturers should follow in order to speed up the approval… Read More
Kevin
C8 MediSensors Answers My Questions about the HG1-c Noninvasive…
After reading the company press release, researching their website, and writing my October 8th article about C8 MediSensors forthcoming noninvasive continuous glucose monitor (or nCGM), the HG1-c, there were still numerous questions about the device that remained unanswered.  I decided to contact… Read More
Kevin
HG1-c Noninvasive CGM Questions Answered and Release Date…
After reading the company press release, researching their website, and writing my October 8th article about C8 MediSensors forthcoming noninvasive continuous glucose monitor (or nCGM), the HG1-c, there were still numerous questions about the device that remained unanswered.  I decided to contact… Read More
Kevin
C8 MediSensors Noninvasive CGM is Welcome News for Type 1…
Each year more than 30,000 Americans, half of them children, are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  They join the nearly three million Americans already suffering from the disease, who, like me, are faced with multiple daily finger pricks to test the amount of glucose in their blood.  In order to… Read More
Kevin
FRIO Review – Insulin Cooling Case for Diabetics
I’ve been reading a number of diabetic blogs recently and many people are wondering how to handle natural disasters, such as the tornadoes and hurricanes that have been hammering the country the past couple months.  While we aren’t typically affected by them here in the Burgh, we do own an… Read More
Kevin
A Swimmer/Lifeguard Seeks Advice on Switching to an Insulin…
Recently, a seventeen-year-old high school swimmer who spends her summers lifeguarding emailed me looking for advice on making the switch from daily shots to an insulin pump.  I wanted to share our correspondence, as I know there are others out there who might be wondering if an insulin pump is a… Read More
Kevin
Thoughts on My Diabetes Diet, Dr. Bernstein, and Stable Blood…
Today, a Type 1 diabetic of 28 years sent me an email asking for my thoughts on the diabetes diet plan I’ve been following, which is outlined by Dr. Bernstein in his book Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution.  I’ve included both the reader’s email and my response below, as I feel both are… Read More
Kevin
Support Our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes Team
As many of you have read, January’s incident has sparked a number of changes in our lives this year.  Aside from starting a blog about challenges Type 1 Diabetics face, Kevin has entered the world of insulin pumps and CGMs, done a complete 180 with his diet favoring a Dr. Bernstein-esque plan,… Read More
Kevin
TSA Takes Pregnant Woman’s Insulin Vial at Denver Airport
As a type 1 diabetic who likes to travel, I’m aware of most of the various situations that can arise at airport security checkpoints.  So when my wife forwarded me a news story about a pregnant woman whose insulin was confiscated by the TSA at the Denver International Airport, I knew I had to… Read More
Kevin
The Cake Mistake – Diabetes, Birthday Cake and My Blood…
It’s no secret that cakes and other flour-based desserts are treacherous territory for diabetics, especially when they’re prepared by someone else and there is little or no knowledge as to the amounts of each ingredient.  While my wife and I were on vacation celebrating our birthdays and… Read More
Kevin
Joslin Center Endocrinologist Appointment – Time for a…
Originally, this post was going to focus predominately on my disappointment with having to switch back to seeing my endocrinologist at our local Joslin Diabetes Center.  After leaving the Joslin Center roughly two years ago due to problems with Joslin not being able to respond to refill requests… Read More
Kevin
Travel Lancets – Disposable Lancets for Quick Blood…
Every diabetic has to do a fingerstick to test their blood sugar level multiple times a day but sometimes the necessity comes at the most inopportune time.  A few months ago while we were waiting at Walgreens for my husband to get his flu shot, I tripped over a product that made the task easier… Read More
Kevin
Continuous Glucose Monitor Sensor Insertion FAIL
Obviously it’s not a good thing when you are inserting your continuous glucose monitor sensor and the inserter needle only goes halfway into your abdomen, while at the same time across the expanse of sensor rappers, alcohol swabs and CGM supplies currently littering your kitchen table, your… Read More
Kevin
Bret Michaels Diabetes Interview – Life as a Type 1…
Ever since I was a kid back in the 80s, I’ve always liked the band Poison.  I can remember lying on my bed next to my small stereo cassette player, my hand on the record button as I waited for Poison to rock the airwaves.  I’d sing along to ballads like “Every Rose Has Its […]… Read More
Kevin
Revel Continuous Glucose Monitor Alert Volume – Can it be…
A few days ago I received my first “Low Predicted” alert from my new Medtronic Revel Paradigm 523 Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitor.  My wife and I had been eagerly awaiting this moment so that we could hear what the Medtronic rep had described as a “siren”.  After 10 minutes of… Read More
Kevin
Decided to Buy Ketone Testing Strips Today and I Used One…
When we hear someone talking about peeing on a strip and watching it change color, the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is a home pregnancy test.  That is of course, unless the person is a diabetic and they’re talking about ketone test strips.  During our once a month trip to… Read More
Kevin
Continuous Glucose Monitor Training Class & My First 3 Days…
I had originally planned on writing about Friday’s one-on-one continuous glucose monitor training class, but since 3 days have passed since the class, I’m going to also focus on the slightly unsteady relationship that I’ve had thus far with the CGM component of my MiniMed Paradigm Revel… Read More
Kevin
A Carb Counting Book that We Find Helpful
In 2008, when Kevin and I began dating, I decided to start looking for things that may help him tackle the daily tasks of having diabetes.  One of the first things that I set out to look for was a good carb counting book for diabetics.  After reading reviews online, I decided to pick up […]… Read More
Kevin
Sleeping with an Insulin Pump – Our First Night Together
Falling asleep has always been a bit of an exact science for me.  For example, if my pillow isn’t on the softer side or my sheets are tucked in wrong near my feet, it’s likely going to keep me awake.  I also notice if the air in the house is even 1 degree too cold […]… Read More
Kevin
Medtronic Insulin Pump Class – I’m Now Officially an…
Meeting at Panera Bread for an Insulin pump class is a little like a heart patient having cardiac rehab at a Dunkin’ Donuts.  Only in my case, the decadent treats behind the counter might actually save me.  My wife Trisha and I entered the local Panera at around 8:45 AM for a 9 AM one-on-one… Read More

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