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Karen Graffeo of Bitter~SweetType 1 Diabetes, December 1979 I advocate online and off, and blog about life with Diabetes the ups, downs, and everything in between. Because life with Diabetes isnt all bad! Bitter~Sweet Karen has lived with Type 1 since December 1979. She spent much of her teens and early adulthood ignoring it. In […]

Bernard Farrell of Diabetes Daily

Bernard Farrell of Diabetes DailyType 1 Diabetes, September 1972 Im a long time software engineer focused on user interfaces. I use my experiences to suggest improvements to the design of diabetes technology. Bernard Farrell My experience in software user interface design and Diabetes technology uniquely qualifies me to find ways to improve the design of […]

Aliza with Diabetes

Aliza Chana Zaleon of Aliza with DiabetesType 1 Diabetes; November 2001 About my day to day life living with type one diabetes, while attending college and striving to lead as normal a life as possible. I also have multiple other medical problems that complicate my d-life, but Im thriving and living positively! Diabetes doesnt have […]


(l to r) Genevieve RobertsChristina ConatyLindsey InserraVenus Galarza of Adults Coping with Type 1 DiabetesType 1 Diabetes Adults Coping with Type1 Diabetes puts the emphasis on the unique needs of members in their day to day lives through support, outings, events and community. ACT1 While most organizations focus on finding a cure, Adults Coping with […]

A Girl and Her Reflections

Pearlsa Bintomani of A Girl and Her ReflectionsType 1 Diabetes, 2000 Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2000, followed by an extended honeymoon period. I have lived on continent Africa, North America and Europe. A Girl and Her Reflections I was diagnosed in my late twenties in Washington DC Metropolitan Area, been on insulin pump […]

1 Happy Diabetic

Bill Woods of 1 Happy DiabeticType 1 Diabetes, December 1988 1 Happy Diabetic is video content based site that promotes creating a positive attitude with your Diabetes. Its All About Your Attitude! 1 Happy Diabetic In College Bill went on to play Division II football at Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts. At Bentley University Bill […]

Standing Together Against an Unhealthy #AHCA

The Facts Yesterday, the House passed a bill to repeal and replace the ACA (Obamacare). This is just one battle in the larger fight; the bill is not yet law, it still needs Senate review & approval. For more information, see articles (or 3-min audio clip below) covering the bill by The New York Times […]

Meet the Fellows

Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates are excited to welcome our 2017 Cohort of Fellows for MasterLab Leadership Institute, an intensive weekend to advance leaders and their visions to improve life with diabetes. We had an overwhelmingly positive application response: over 100 applicants, from over 13 countries. We assessed projects on the innovation in idea, […]

Health Policy: This Week in Washington

This Week in Washington: Obama and Pence are in Washington today: Obama rallying Obamacare, to defend as much of it as possible and Pence to discuss specifics of the transition period with Republicans. Democrats are messaging #ProtectOurCare Republican Study Committee plans to announce theirreplacementplan this afternoon: The American Health Care Reform Act of 2017. Republicans […]

Wealth Shouldn’t be a Requirement for Health

Without insulin, many people with diabetes (PWDs) would die. Its not a luxury item; its a necessity. Endocrinologist Dr. Silvio Inzucchi estimates in someone with 0% insulin production, theyll begin to fall ill within 12-24 hours after last insulin injection, depending on its duration of effectand mortal outcomes would likely occur within days to perhaps […]