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Representation in the Media

Anyone else feel like Diabetes isn’t represented correctly in the mainstream media? I’ve had this discussion with a list serve of diabetics I’m a part of nation wide, and we’ve felt that there is always a weird skew on articles or portrayals of diabetics.  Here’s a story on a cyclist from the LA Times. The story... Read more »

The reason I carry a purse

The reason I carry a purse
I’m jealous of the girls that don’t need purses. They stick everything in pockets and walk around hands free and without an aching shoulder. I, however, am stuck carring a purse. All the time. With very, very few exceptions. In my purse you will find a glucose monitor, large or small (depending on the size... Read more »

My name is Christina and I'm a cyborg

Well, at least that’s what the definition says. I became a cyborg in December after deciding that it was the best way to get my numbers configured. As a person with diabetes (Not diabetic; I refuse to let it label me) I’m managed by numbers. I mean, everyone else is too, but in this case,... Read more »
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    As a person with Type 1 diabetes for the last 20 years of her life, Christina or "Kiki" for short, decided to take it upon herself to write about her findings, experiences and struggles with her disease. Her inspiration to educate people about all types of diabetes can be found communicated in this blog.

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