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Diabetic for 72 Years: How Community Helped Pat McAlister Beat the Odds

Diabetic for 72 Years: How Community Helped Pat McAlister Beat the Odds

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the 40s meant you probably weren’t going to live a full life. In fact, when Pat McAlister’s parents found out their young daughter was diabetic, the doctor told them she wouldn’t live past…
Making the Right Medicare Supplement Plan Choice

Making the Right Medicare Supplement Plan Choice

We spoke with Burt Kravitz about choosing Medicare Supplement plans.   ‘Picking the right Part B Supplement plan is the most important decision you make when you begin Medicare.  ‘You only get one chance to pick a plan where no physical…
Are High Insulin Prices Caused by the FDA Supply-limiting Regulation?

Are High Insulin Prices Caused by the FDA Supply-limiting Regulation?

We spoke with Raymond March, Ph.D. who is a Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise and Director of FDA Review — https://www.fdareview.org about how his type 1 diabetes influenced his decision to…
57 years with T1D; Nonetheless, the Future is Uncertain

57 years with T1D; Nonetheless, the Future is Uncertain

We spoke with Michael Schrom who lives in Othello, Washington, a farming community in Eastern Washington, about his life with type 1 diabetes. “I was born in Ephrata and was living on a ranch near Smyrna when I was diagnosed…
My Pancreatic Cancer Journey and its Wonderful Outcome

My Pancreatic Cancer Journey and its Wonderful Outcome

Tumor Discovered “My tumor in my pancreas was discovered in February 2017 at Pronto Soccorso in Manduria Italy.  I immediately flew to Sweden and was hospitalized at Karolinska/Huddinge Hospital in Stockholm. The news was not good.  I was too old…
‘I am Insulin Nation’

‘I am Insulin Nation’

Insulin Nation is all about our community & we would love to get to know one another better. Send us a picture or a video of yourself & your loved ones, showing how you live or deal with your diabetes…
Being a Nanny for a T1D Child

Being a Nanny for a T1D Child

Becoming a Nanny About 15 years ago, I was looking for work as a babysitter, to supplement my life as an artist, in Chicago. It can be a challenge to find a good fit for all parties and I was…
Lowering A1c is often an Endo problem

Lowering A1c is often an Endo problem

  We spoke with Liz Meyer, the mom of a growing T1D boy who was diagnosed three years ago. Here is her story.* “I wish lowering A1c wasn’t as big of a problem as it is. I think the problem…
Painful Medicare Journey to get GGM/Pump Coverage

Painful Medicare Journey to get GGM/Pump Coverage

We spoke with Tom Linn an attorney in Colorado who was diagnosed with T1D at age 69, 3 years ago.   This is his story. “My symptoms were classic yet I was first diagnosed as Type 2. My blood glucose never…
Why I Finally Made the Switch to an Insulin Pump

Why I Finally Made the Switch to an Insulin Pump

I was more than four years into my diabetic journey before I finally asked my endocrinologist to help me start the process of getting an insulin pump. We had discussed it in passing before, but my numbers were so strong…
Reader Correspondence

Reader Correspondence

Should I get my son a pump Hello My son Abdo 15 Y old, has DM type 1 since Jan 2018, and he’s got vitiligo from about 3 years ago, his weight is about 43kg, and 163cm long, the types…
What an Ill-Fated Hike Through the Desert Taught Me About Living with T1D

What an Ill-Fated Hike Through the Desert Taught Me About Living with T1D

Busy Getting Ready; Too Busy While dressing for our hike that morning, I caught a glimpse of my insulin pump set. It was only two days old, but already the edges of the tape were grimy and starting to curl.…
“It is not your place to criticize…”

“It is not your place to criticize…”

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