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Type 1 Diabetes Explained

I wrote this post two years ago and still have people with diabetes write to tell me how much it has meant to them. How they printed it off and showed it to their family and friends. How people seemed to finally understand the difficulty of what they live with.


A Personal Essay About Diabetes Complications

I’ve lived with type 1 diabetes for forty-four years. In a good way, I have little to show for it. While diabetes tends to be progressive for most people, I have no major complications. No heart disease, amputations, kidney disease or eye disease. I have a few conditions that may have been brought on a bit sooner by having diabetes.