Just Say No (to New Year’s Resolutions)!

new-year-resolutions-768x804Did you know that 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by February 1st? JUST SAY NO (TO NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION’S with me!). Read my latest blogpost for Center for Change about other ways you can stay on track in 2019…

https://centerforchange.com/just-say-no-to-new-years-resolutions/?fbclid=IwAR2RpEM0Izk7MzYE2NQkujf3RiXHzg51hYXF9uVmPTaIdgRCutZVECZf5Ps

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The FDA Finally Has a Plan to Reduce the Cost of Insulin

cost-of-insulin-75881258_MSome of you may have heard the news that came out from the FDA Commissioner about news impacting lowering insulin prices. When I read the statement initially, there was a lot of medical jargon in there for me. So for my latest blogpost for OnTrack Diabetes I asked my pharmacist Dad to help decode it to find out if we will really see a benefit from these changes. Read it below….

https://www.ontrackdiabetes.com/blogs/dateline-diabetes-dish/fda-finally-has-plan-reduce-cost-insulin?utm_source=OnTrack+Diabetes+eNewsletter&utm_campaign=22302cacb5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_24&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9c4de08456-22302cacb5-49313061&fbclid=IwAR3g3RY3FH3lyzvJU4GILAHaefUnivBKlEy0Z6nUeIY2gOUZUGGJNWnup5E

Diabetes Connections Podcast

dcI recently had the honor of being interviewed by Stacey Simms for her podcast, Diabetes Connections.

She was asked, “If I Kiss You Will I Get Diabetes” so Quinn Nystrom wrote all about it in her first book. This week, she shares her story of advocacy and education. Plus, mySugr CEO Frank Westermann.

 

 
Listen on your phone or computer!

Apple Podcasts: http://ow.ly/pgfg30kyYrG
Android: http://ow.ly/SBFU30mAn1H
Spotify: http://ow.ly/JKex30lKhzP
Homepage (website): http://www.diabetes-connections.com

Owning Our Stories

story1“Through stories, we can embrace our past, own who we are today and the people we’re becoming. Right this moment, pause and look at who you’ve become from all the things you’ve made it through. This life is your story. Own it.”
Read my full December blogpost for Center for Change below.
 

Eating Disorders & Type 1 Diabetes

I recently had the pleasure of getting to interview Jenaca Beagley, NP, CDE, and T1D from Center for Change for a podcast episode about the high prevalence of type 1 diabetes and eating disorders (you may have heard this called diabulimia or ED-DMT1). She recently had conducted research that tells us more about this complicated problem that has severe and often irreversible complications if left untreated.The good news is, recognizing and treating the problem properly can make a difference.
Take a listen by clicking below:
 

Losing Alec

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Nicole & Alec

The price of insulin in the US has more than doubled since 2012. As a result, the cost of this life-saving hormone is out of reach for many people with diabetes. Some try to make it last longer by rationing the expensive substance—putting their lives at risk.
Alec Smith tragically lost his life in June 2017, a few weeks after his 26th birthday, from a condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis—a consequence of dangerously high blood sugar. His family believes he had been rationing insulin in an attempt to make it to his next payday when he would have the money to purchase more.
Nicole Smith-Holt, Alec’s mother, shares her son’s sad story and explains what can be done to combat this troubling problem.

Listen to the podcast interview here: https://www.ontrackdiabetes.com/podcasts/diabetes-dish/episode-26-losing-alec.

novemberNovember is a month of so many wonderful holidays and observances including things like Hug a Bear Day, World Kindness Day, Adoption Awareness Month and of course, Thanksgiving.

But the eleventh month is also known to many for one special reason: it’s National Diabetes Awareness Month. If you want the scoop on the backstory of how this national observance came to be, it all started on December 20, 2006, when the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution to designate November 14 as World Diabetes Day.

National Diabetes Awareness Month is the American home-grown version that still shares the same mission of raising awareness about diabetes and its prevention and complications, but advocates of this disease refuse to limit this time of education to one.single.day.

So why is a whole month needed for diabetes awareness? The American Diabetes Association has estimated that 30 million, or 9.4 percent of Americans, have diabetes and an estimated 84 million Americans have prediabetes. But this November observation also works to continue, and amplify the conversation about eating disorders as well.

Read my full blogpost here:

https://centerforchange.com/national-diabetes-awareness-month/?fbclid=IwAR0d4y2z9emPIpMT6lLrNZvGEwBll6YUzWqmvN0c4xyB_9KsRVk7MzyeG-I