The Power of the Diabetes Online Community

By Nate Allman Daily management of the beast that is type 1 diabetes (T1D) can be challenging, at best, on a good day. I am 29 years old and was diagnosed at age 12. Thankfully, I had a good support system in place. My mom, a nurse, and my dad, who worked as an EMS/Firefighter, […]

Five Things You Can Do for Diabetes Awareness Month

Time is somehow flying by and the end of the year is approaching. Before we try to end 2020 on a positive note and hopefully spend time with our friends and family for the holidays, we have a very important month ahead for those of us living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. November […]

Keys to Long Term Success and Preventing Complications

Contrary to popular belief, you can live a long, healthy life with type 2 diabetes, without developing complications. In its 2010 report, Diabetes UK found that someone with type 2 diabetes is likely to have a reduced life expectancy by up to 10 years, and someone living with type 1 diabetes is likely to have […]

Letter from the Editor: Peer Mentorship Program

As followers of our page, you know that Diabetes Daily is a place for people to learn about diabetes management and connect with their peer community. Not only to just survive from day to day but also, as one of our core values states, to thrive. As a small company of people touched by diabetes, […]

Judgement in the Online Type 1 Diabetes Community

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission.By Carter Clark When handling a disease where your choices are your lifeline, you’ll stand up for them until the ends of the Earth. This makes sense, because without confidence in life or death decisions, an even slight sense of calm will never be achieved. […]

Diabetes Support Barriers

This content originally appeared on Blood Sugar Trampoline. Republished with permission. A couple of months ago, I was chatting with Laura, from DiabeticMe-T1, over Skype about our experience in our respective diabetes support groups. (Laura’s group is in Portlaoise, details here). Read more about Laura here. Laura mentioned that in chatting to someone whom she […]

I Thrive: Running Towards Health

Meet Brian Hoadley. A 38-year-old normal guy from the UK working as an operations manager for an office furniture supply company. Enjoying life and living as most of us do, spending time with friends and family and his wife, when out of the blue, Brian was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2014 at the […]

New Year, New Source of Peer Support

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission.It’s about that time of year when we start reminiscing on the year behind us and planning resolutions for the year ahead. Finding ways to be healthier and improve diabetes management is usually at the top of everyone’s list. Sometimes the best […]