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A Walk in My Daughter's T1D and Gluten-Free Shoes

By Amy Tenderich on February 26, 2015

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As if living with type 1 diabetes for more than a decade now weren't enough... I also live with gluten intolerance. And it's no picnic, let me tell you. I'm certainly not alone in this, and today we're thrilled to hear from a D-Mom named Polina Bryson in California, who's extremely determined to "get it" when it comes to understanding her young daughter's reality with both T1D and Celiac disease.

In early February, Polina set out on a mission: to live exactly as her daughter does, for a whole week.

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By AmyT on February 24, 2015
The 2015 Advanced Treatments & Technologies for Diabetes (ATTD) conference took place in Paris last week, and while we weren’t able to cross the pond ourselves, we had some keen eyes and ears trained on the action.

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By AmyT on Feb. 23, 2015
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By AmyT on Feb. 22, 2015
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Ask D'Mine: 50 Shades of Human

By WilD on February 21, 2015
This week at our advice column, Wil follows up on a question that came in for Valentine's Day last week, about D-devices and the rainbow of colors of the human form. He also addresses what he can't address ;)


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