By Heather Lackey, MS, RD/LD, CDE, BC-ADM… and PWD This month, our Diabetes Spotlight in not shinning bright on a person who has diabetes, but instead, a problem that is often under-reported, overlooked and even ignored. To begin, I observed the 34 year old female in my office secretly disconnect from her insulin pump and…

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By Robbie Austin “Knock knock.” “Who’s there?” “Not your pancreas.” TYPE 1 DIABETES! My name is Robbie and I was diagnosed with Diabetes in February of 1998. I was in the 6th grade and scared to death. I remember while I was in the hospital, my class sent a signed poster board paper. One particular…

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By Monica Storozyszyn Note from the director: This month’s spotlight was written this past November and posted to a blog. It was recently shared with me and I would now like to share it with all of you. ~ KBW For many, November has been requisitioned to serve as the keeper of a memory. It…

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By Tiffany Harper Hi, I am Tiffany and I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 1994 when I was 12 years old. My view on life since I was 12 years old, is to not let something like diabetes detour me from doing and being who I want to be. I feel strongly that…

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By Debbie Magness Every year, when December rolls around, I feel like it is a good time to reflect back and think about all of the blessings in my life. We have five children. Our 4th child, who is now 24 years old, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes almost 20 years ago. I have…

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By Gilliam M. My daughter, Maddy, was diagnosed with T1D in 2010 when she was 5 years old. We got started on a pump within a month and added a CGM a year later. For years I’ve groused about the inability of meters and pumps to text me her blood sugar while she’s at school.…

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My name is Kelly, and I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes in August of 2002. I had the uncommon fortune of knowing plenty of kids my age that also had diabetes. I wasn’t particularly close to any of them, but it did give me a great resource and a group of people to lean…

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This month we are spotlighting all of the campers, counselors, medical staff and all of the other volunteers who participated in Camp NoHiLo 2014 from June 9-13. Campers ranged in age from 3 years old to 10 years old. After completing our fifth year, Camp NoHiLo once again is proud to say that we have…

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As a diabetes educator and diabetes advocate, I try very hard to help people live life to the fullest despite having diabetes. I try to write diabetes-related articles that will inspire some and remind others. For this issue of our newsletter, I want to share with you something that I posted on my Facebook page.…

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