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Personal Stories

Every person with diabetes has a unique story and their own path of managing and responding to the challenges of diabetes. Even though each story is individual, we learn from hearing about one another’s experiences, from the highs to the lows. We bring you personal stories to show some of the many ways that individuals, families, and communities live well with diabetes and manage the condition.

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diabetes food landmine

A restaurant mistake and four lessons I’m taking away from it… Continue Reading »

diabetes restaurant tips

How I order at almost every restaurant, why it works for my diabetes, and 10 recent restaurant meals I’ve eaten Continue Reading »

Bright Spots and Landmines

What readers have taught me in the past year about living better with diabetes Continue Reading »

behavior change mindset

Overcoming the “thinking BIG” trap when starting new diabetes habits or doing anything hard Continue Reading »

environment behavior change

What my new vacuum reminded me about changing my own behavior Continue Reading »

addressing blood sugar variability

What factors matter most? Where do I focus effort? How do I use “ripple effects” and “IFTTT” (If This, Then That) thinking? How do I avoid getting frustrated? Continue Reading »

maze

Acclaimed author James S. Hirsch on his encounter with a broken healthcare system while trying to obtain FreeStyle Libre for his teenage son Continue Reading »

42 factors

Adding 20 new factors, a whole new category on behavior and decisions, and research on unexpected things that impact blood sugar and diabetes Continue Reading »

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