Diabetes Blog Weekly Update #24
What are your shoes lined with?
Kate's metaphor is one we should keep in mind more often -- especially before we pass judgement or give advice. She talks about the pinching or occasional blister, and how her shoes can be annoying but not so bad that she can't wear them. She won't judge your shoes, and asks that you don't judge hers.
Talking diabetes to health professionals.
Celine recently had the opportunity to talk about diabetes in front of a group of medical professionals that work in the diabetes field. She tells us more about it in this post, and it sounds like it went great! By the next morning she was already getting comments on her blog from audience members.
On relationships and diabetes.
Christel's post is full of interesting information about diabetes and relationships, a topic too often ignored. There are some interesting details from a study in Diabetes Care, as well as a bunch of useful ideas and starting points. All of that leads into some great comments from readers as well.
Crossing painful bridges.
Marie lives with more than one chronic condition, and faces many challenges that most of us don't. Through this post we get a glimpse of what it's like to take those first steps onto a bridge that she knows will bring physical pain, and how she gets through it.
Ever wanted to see what an HbA1C looks like?
Bennet is helping to spread the word for an entry in New York City's Next Top Makers contest that is working to create a visual teaching model and get it in the hands of clinicians to help educate people living with diabetes. Being able to visualize things is pretty powerful!
Her first experience with a "diabetes in the wild" encounter.
Joanne tells us about taking her daughter to a dermatology appointment. The NP doing the examination read through her daughter's chart, then made a connection with her that Joanne hadn't witnessed before. The NP also lived with type 1 diabetes!
The story of an American Ninja Warrior in Canada.
Jen shares an experience she had while helping the Children with Diabetes group with their annual conference in Canada. We hear about a speaker, Kyle Cochran, who talked about using a physically challenging reality TV show to set an example for people with diabetes.
A list of everything she's gotten from diabetes.
Not all of it is sunshine and roses, but Reva's list is sure to make you think. Her list covers some misconceptions and interpretations, as well as some points that hit the nail right on the head.