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Stories March 8, 2019 Is Type 1 Diabetes harder on women?

Sexist question one might think… Diabetes is diabetes, why would a chronic condition discriminate? I don’t live with diabetes. However, I’m committed to supporting the mission Quin embarked on 4 years ago. This led me to wonder how different the experience of living with diabetes is whether you’re male or female. So I asked our …

Stories January 12, 2019 What people living with diabetes need you to know

When chatting with people living with diabetes, they seem to experience a commonly shared frustration: the idea that everyone else knows more about them, their condition and how to handle it than they do themselves. In daily interactions, the “you should to do this” and strings of judgmental “recipes for success” that follow – regardless …

Stories October 11, 2018 I googled mental health and diabetes. This is what I found…

I don’t have diabetes. I thought I’d get that out of the way as a disclaimer. It means I will never understand the resilience it might require, the mental health implications, the discipline that might be forced on a person living with diabetes. I can empathise. Empathise with the idea that no one chooses to …

Stories September 27, 2018 Steak and G&T: a night-out full of surprises

Last night I went out for a steak and a G&T — here’s how it went down. So many choices. So many unknowns. Image by Patrick Tomasso Last night Cyndi and I went to an Argentinian steakhouse with one of our prospective investors. As someone with diabetes, going out is always a pain for me — I mostly eat meals I cook …