Here's Why
I think I can, I think I can... I know I can, I know I can... learn to count the carb content of everything that passes my lips; carry monitor, glucose tabs, insulin pump/pen and needles at all times; learn to inject myself throughout the day; navigate the American healthcare system; and ward off the feeling that I'm somehow being punished. We all can. I've learned a ton since my diagnosis in 2003. With diabetes, you really do learn something new every day.So I started this blog to connect with others, to offset the feeling of isolation with diabetes, and to sort out and share some of what I was learning. It's my "gold mine of informational nuggets," if you will...

Don't be Shy Please Comment! I may not agree with you, but I WILL appreciate the fact that you are talking back to me. (Oh, and remember: Nothing here qualifies as certified medical advice. Kapeesh?! :))

About the Author Inquisitive, perhaps-just-a-tad overly analytical new diabetic based in San Francisco, CA. Diagnosed with Type 1 in May 2003. BA in Journalism, MA in Communication Studies. After living overseas and many years of PR/marketing work for high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, currently a freelance writer and consultant in the health and diabetes industries and full-time mom. Enjoys reading, cooking, aerobics, hiking, swimming, wine, weekend getaways, my kids (!) Oh yes, now over 40 and (nearly) fitter than ever! My New Year's Resolution every year since diagnosis has been: Enjoy Life. And then Enjoy Life More — While Staying Calm and Being Kind.

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Last updated: 6/20/10

Haidee Soule Merritt, Cartoonist/Illustrator

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 2 in the early 1970s, her parents were told she wouldn't live to see her 7th birthday. Whether from ignorance or spite she fought and clawed up the ladder of years since then. Her work as a cartoonist started 15 years ago, when her need for expression simply couldn't wait and has been impossible to contain since. Her first published work is a collection of diabetes cartoons called One Lump or Two? Things That Suck About Being Diabetic. She's been known to sport an Omnipod insulin pump and is a lapsed DexCom CGM user. Haidee runs a gardening business on the beautiful Seacoast of New Hampshire. She lives in a moss-colored, asbestos-shingled house with a red door.



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