Category Archives: D-TALES

Diabetes Empowerment by Living Vertically

All July, the Joslin Blog is highlighting stories about taking care of yourself emotionally. This guest post is written by Steve Richert. Steve founded Living Vertical, a multimedia platform to promote a message of diabetes empowerment. What is possible–with diabetes? … Continue reading

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Building the College Diabetes Network One Chapter at a Time

Making the transition from high school to college is not an easy process, but if you have diabetes, this transition includes a whole other set of challenges. “College is the perfect storm of everything [happening all at once],” said Christina … Continue reading

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Driving to Stop Diabetes with Ryan Reed

  Ryan Reed is not your average 20-year old – in addition to being a NASCAR driver, Ryan is one of two national racecar drivers with type 1 diabetes. While some people may doubt the feasibility of managing type 1 … Continue reading

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Jeweler Honors Her Father and Joslin with Father’s Day Sale

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate dads and to thank them for all they do for us. For Holly Daniels Christensen, the day is a way to honor her father who passed away from complications of type 1 diabetes … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post: Paleo and Type 1 Diabetes

Guest post by Lindsay Swanson. This Guest Post includes information that does not conform to the Joslin nutritional guidelines. We have received a number of inquiries about the Paleo diet, and requests for examples of people who follow this diet, … Continue reading

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Defenseman Nick Boynton Manages his Diabetes On and Off the Ice

During his 13-year successful hockey career in the National Hockey League (NHL), skilled defenseman Nick Boynton spent six of those years playing for the Boston Bruins and boasts many career highlights. Boynton’s achievements include competing on the 2002 NHL All-Rookie … Continue reading

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An Actress Uses the Stage to Raise Money for Diabetes

Elle Shaheen was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just eight years old.  Similar to others with diabetes, Shaheen’s diagnosis came unexpectedly and with added difficulty because of her young age.  However, as a determined spirit Shaheen refused to let … Continue reading

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13-Year-Old Creates VitalPak, a Medical Backpack

In March 2010, Kyle Houlihan of Franklin, Wis., became sick with what doctors originally thought was strep throat or a virus. He then began showing signs of type 1 diabetes, including frequent urination, fatigue and constant thirst. Doctors found that … Continue reading

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Field of Dreams Wiffleball Tournament Raises Funds and Hope

In August of 2008, Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald (Chief of the Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis for the Boston Police department) and his wife Leigh Anne faced the news that their daughter, Caroline, then 8-years old, had type 1 diabetes. She … Continue reading

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From Blogging to Books: Kerri Sparling Finds Balance in her Journey with Diabetes

When Kerri Sparling, the voice behind the popular diabetes blog Six Until Me and author of the recently published book Balancing Diabetes: Conversations about finding happiness and living well, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1986, the easiest way … Continue reading

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