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Are you new to diabetes? Did you recently find out you are expecting? Do you feel as though no one really understands what you go through on a daily basis? Are you terrified of doing something wrong? Would you like to hear about another woman’s struggles and triumphs with diabetes?

You can find exactly what you are looking for HERE at DiabetesSisters. Through our sisterTALK blogs, you will find an outstanding network of women who share their thoughts and feelings about the nuances of living with diabetes in weekly blogs. Whether you are experiencing Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, or pregnancy and diabetes, there is someone here who "speaks your language." Every woman is highlighted for 3-6 months to tell us about her diabetes journey in her own words. By rotating bloggers on a 3-6 month basis, our readers are allowed to read about many different perspectives on the disease. If you have something in common with our highlighted bloggers or have a thought to share, we invite you to post it below the blog. If you are interested in serving as one of our "highlighted bloggers", please email our Blog Team Manager at anna@diabetessisters.org.

Overcoming Diabetes Challenges

Loved Ones' Perspectives Blog

When Tracee was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 19, she wrestled with the physical and emotional challenges of having the disease. Being the only one in her immediate and extended family with diabetes, she felt it was unfair for her to deal with having a chronic disease when no one else she knew had to deal with anything similar.

New Clinical Trial Results on Insulin Pumps and Type 2 Diabetes

Loved Ones' Perspectives Blog

By Dr. Francine Kaufman

Insulin pumps are often thought of as a medical device for people with type 1 diabetes. However, more and more research indicates that people with type 2 diabetes who are on multiple daily injections (MDI) of insulin can also benefit from using pumps. 

For example, new results from a study called the OpT2mise Trial were recently published.* This is the largest global study to evaluate and compare insulin pump therapy versus multiple daily insulin injections for people with type 2 diabetes.

Let's Be Active

Type 2 Diabetes Blog

Hi Ladies! I think it's a great point to make that we make sure we all check our blood sugar before and after any exercise to be aware of where it's at especially in case of low blood sugar. It's also our responsibity to be aware of it and plan accordingly. It's a good idea to bring candy or a small amount of food to treat a low in case it's happens as well. The last thing anyone wants to be some where and not have the right supplies to treat. Especially since it will happen some time and then you will be prepared to feel the best you can about dealing with this disease.

Food; A Friend and A Foe

Type 1 Diabetes Blog

Food can be a friend and can be a foe.  Food does a lot of good for every living organism on earth.  It gives us the energy to get through the day.  As with everything we have to watch ourselves, and monitor every aspect of life.  No matter if we have diabetes or not, however when we have diabetes it totally changes everything.  Too much food, can cause a high blood sugar, which can cause us to turn into the Wicked Witch of the West, but then again low blood sugar can make us just as mean.  None of us is perfect but all we can do is our best.  

My Hidden D Secret and Wake-up Call

Type 1 Diabetes Blog

On the outside, I may look like a happy go lucky 28 year old diabetic women (wow-reality is setting in that I am no longer a kid anymore), however my inside is much different.  I don’t think there is a such thing as a perfect diabetic. If there is one, let me know whom it is.  For all of us have had our fair share of moments.   I have 2 things that I need to clean out of my diabetes closet.  The first one is, I have hid on countless of times, the real truth of why certain things with my diabetes is happening.

Do what works for you!

Type 2 Diabetes Blog

Hi Ladies! So I know for myself I don’t think very well of exercise. I should think of it positively but i don’t. It’s a necessary evil especially with this damn disease. Although I do find like many of you that once I push myself to actually do it. I feel alot better. I know for me my go to exercise is walking. I love just love it so much and it’s so refreshing. I can incorporate anywhere like in a parking lot, stairs, just outside on a nice day. Plus it gives the cardio benefits and is extremely low impact.

Diabetes Break

Type 1 Diabetes Blog

I don’t know about you, but haven’t you noticed something- that Diabetes cannot tell the difference.  Diabetes is a health issue that shows impartiality to all.  Anyone from any ethnicity, background, economic status, and age can end up with diabetes.  It doesn’t even matter if you roam the earth with 2 legs or have 4 legs and fur.  It’s a relentless, tiring, 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year, payless job.  It doesn’t take time off neither and follows you everywhere you go.  We as diabetics just have to learn to squeeze it in to the rest of life, and you do.    

411 of High's

Type 2 Diabetes Blog

Hi Ladies! Blood Sugar Control is very tricky since so many factors play into it. I wish it would be more concrete but unfortunately it’s nowhere near that at all.  I think we all know this stuff but it’s great to be reminded of it. I’d like to point out that some medications that we take for other conditions can raise our blood sugar. So it’s imperative that you and all your doctors and Pharmacy are in communication to prevent this problem or unfortunately if it happens make sure it is dealt with immediately.