There’s More To Valentine’s Day Than Candy: T1D Tips & Ideas

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Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Easter are all the same to me – a candy driven holiday. You can’t go into a store or even the pharmacy for that matter without being bombarded with isles and isles of candy. Growing up with T1D, this isle was torture! I didn’t really care about the candy, but I “had” to refrain which made me feel isolated from my peers. Well, I’ve changed my tune and created a list of ideas and tips PWDs can appreciate… and it includes chocolate.

Unique Gift Ideas:

  • Purchase a T1Dexposed Calendar – The Nude Diabetes Advocacy Project was created to promote awareness, connect people living with T1D, and fundraise for both local and global diabetes organizations.

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NO More Doom & Gloom

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In my nightly reading, I’m often overwhelmed by the abundance of all things “doom & gloom” on the diabetes front.  The overall message seems to be – you’re going to die a lot sooner than the average person and here is a long list of complications to look forward to.   BOO.

Diabetes Statistic                                                                         Image taken from ahealthblog.com

I’m kicking off the week with a positive vibe by offering a sneak peak into my stockpile of recent reads.  I’ve officially become an article hoarder.  I hope you enjoy a few articles that made me laugh or offered a positive outlook on the disease.  Happy Reading. Continue reading