Joslin’s National Diabetes Month Blog Project

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We are thrilled to announce that during November, a selection of diabetes bloggers have joined with Joslin to help raise awareness about living with diabetes. Each blogger will be writing four posts about their experiences with diabetes, and we will link to their posts each Friday this month.

The bloggers are also working together to raise money for Joslin’s High Hopes Fund. Our bloggers are showing their dedication to helping Joslin find the best treatments and continue research towards a cure. You can contribute by visiting Blog-Project/National-Diabetes-Month.htm

We hope you enjoy reading the posts from our featured bloggers below!


Kelly Kunik just celebrated her 35th Diaversary this past Halloween in the middle of Hurricane Sandy and is very happy to have left both Sandy and The Diabetes Dark Ages behind! Kelly writes about busting diabetes myths, perpetuating diabetes realities & spreading diabetes validation through humor,ownership & advocacy.

Baseball, Boston, and Bloodsugar

I am a 21 year old nursing student at Drexel University, I am a type 1 insulin pump dependent diabetic, diagnosed at age 14.

One Third of a Muffin

Controlling what I can and laughing at the rest.

Six Until Me

Kerri Sparling, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1986, provides a real glimpse into a real life with diabetes.  She manages her diabetes, and lives her life, by the mantra “Diabetes doesn’t define me, but it helps explain me.”

Tales of Swaging

Floored by a LADA diagnosis at 25, Ashley writes about her life with diabetes and her ambitions of becoming a healthcare professional.

Texting My Pancreas

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1986 at the age of six, Kim writes about and illustrates her life with a healthy dose of levity and humor.


Karen was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in December 1979, and is grateful to have left the days of urine testing and exchange diets behind in favor of finger sticks, carb counting and insulin pumping.

3 Responses to Joslin’s National Diabetes Month Blog Project

  1. We need to work as a united GROUP to have the Code NUMBERS and WORDING that the tea party and republicans assigned to the Omni Pod Insulin Pump!
    They have assigned the following Code Numbers that make the Omni Pod a DISPOSABLE ITEM THAT CANNOT BE COVERED BY MEDICARE!
    Once we start on Medicare it’s set up so that we can no longer use the Omni Pod!

  2. Jean D Haight says:

    I have started a petition on Medicare Coverage for the Omni Pod Insulin Pump, It’s up to 376 signatures! I’d like to get at least 1000!
    The charming Members in the Congress,the Tea Party & Republicans assigned DISPOSABLE CODE NUMBERS TO THE OMNI POD! The Numbers are:PODA 9274 & PDME 0784,which prevent Medicare from covering the Omni Pod!
    The CODE NUMBERS and THE WORDING must be changed to make the Omni Pod a Durable Item that will allow it to be covered by Medicare!

  3. Kat says:

    I wanted to let everyone know about a helpful new insulin protector. We have had to use insulin for my daughter for years. One night while her grandfather was taking care of her, he accidentally picked up the wrong vial and nearly gave her a fatal dose of her fast acting insulin. He felt so bad but he couldn’t tell the vials apart.

    Finally we found something that would help. The Insucozi comes in three colors and each is a different shape. Using the Insucozi has made it easy for my dad to make sure he has the right vial and it makes it easier for us when we are not paying close attention.

    Please check out the Insucozi. It really does make a difference.

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