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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...
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The Cake Mistake – Diabetes, Birthday Cake and My Blood Sugar

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...
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Joslin Center Endocrinologist Appointment – Time for a New Endo?

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...
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Travel Lancets – Disposable Lancets for Quick Blood Glucose Testing

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...
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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...
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Bret Michaels Diabetes Interview – Life as a Type 1 Diabetic

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...
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Revel Continuous Glucose Monitor Alert Volume – Can it be Adjusted?

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...
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Decided to Buy Ketone Testing Strips Today and I Used One Already

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...
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From the Editor

This web site was created for everyone who is fed up with the term “Diabetes” being generalized to include only type 2 diabetics. It is for everyone who is tired of watching the likes of Wilford Brimley, Patti Labelle and B.B. King only bring attention to one side of the diabetes equation. This blog is for everyone who realizes that type 1 and type 2 diabetes are two different diseases. It is for those of us who aren’t afraid to speak the truth, that an estimated 1 in 12 Americans have diabetes. Approximately 95% have type 2 diabetes, most often brought on by obesity.

Ours is NOT a disease that is running rampant because of a lack of responsibility with our health. This site is for the 5% of us whose lives have been affected for no known reason at all. This site is for the 5% whose voices get smothered under the weight of the other 95. This site is for Type 1 Diabetics.

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