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When Diagnoses Collide- PCOS and Diabetes

Perspectives

Type 1 Diabetes has been joining me in this journey called life since I was 7 years old. I’m a born and raised GA peach who graduated from the University of Georgia in 2015 and hightailed it up to Boston immediately after graduation to start working for the College Diabetes Network as the Program Assistant, and I haven’t looked back. I loved being involved in the diabetes community every chance I get. I’ve been volunteering at Camp Kudzu since 2012 where I was a camper growing up. I also blog and rant on the internet about type 1 diabetes, mental health, and now PCOS.

Diabetes Independence

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Briley has been living with type 1 diabetes since she was 3 years old and likes to joke that skiing is the only thing she has been doing longer than having diabetes. She started her blog in 2010 and has been continually making new diabetes online community friends since then. She is powered by coffee and laughter.

Overcoming Diabetes Challenges

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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

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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.