Diabetespeaks DiabeteSpeaks is an awareness program for Type1 diabetes told through personal experiences. Millions of stories. One community.

November 20, 2015  

Season 1, episode 7: DiabeteSpeaks is a special project of T1D Exchange and the Glu community--join us and become part of type 1 diabetes research today: visit www.myglu.org. Steve Richert talks with Joan and her son Jeff about the line between ensuring a child’s safety and helicopter parenting. How do both sides react to a reading on the meter? Jeff’s growing self-reliance shows the importance of open discussions, learning together, and allowing room for trial and error. “Science is, is basically trial and error. You have to find things that don’t work that are—in order to find the one thing that does.”

 

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November 5, 2015  

Season 1, episode 6: DiabeteSpeaks is a special project of T1D Exchange and the Glu community--join us and become part of type 1 diabetes research today: visit www.myglu.org. We talk to Darius, who was initially diagnosed with type 2 due to his age. After a career in the military, he talks about adjusting to civilian life and the struggles he faces with the VA healthcare system. "They authorize three strips a day.  That's not enough for me. I look for alternate sources to purchase the extra strips because I am not going to compromise my peace of mind or my safety because the insurance company said three times a day is enough. I can go through their three-day quota in mistakes."

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