Children with Diabetes, You Are My True Inspiration

Jay Hewitt is 41 years old and has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1991. He is an elite Ironman triathlete (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run) and three-time member of the U.S. National Team for Long Course Triathlon. He is a lawyer, the father of a 16-month-old daughter, and a motivational speaker. He speaks to people with diabetes and others

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Incorporating Exercise Into a Busy Life

I would exercise if I had more time… if I had a health club membership… if it didn’t hurt so much… if I knew what exercises to do… if I could do it with my family… if I could control my blood sugar… Have you ever said anything like that? I have. Yes, I race the Ironman triathlon, but I also live in the real

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The Doctor says,

“You have diabetes.”  Have you just heard these words?  Or maybe you recently heard it about your son or daughter.  The oxygen rushes out of your body.  A knot forms in your stomach.  “What now?” I know that feeling.  I had it 19 years ago and remember it like it was last week.  Today I receive a lot of emails from newly diagnosed adults or

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Book Review: Diabetes Is Not A Piece Of Cake, By Janet Meirelles, Rn, Cde, Ches

At last! Someone who not only listens, but actually responds in the best possible way! Janet Meirelles, RN, is a Certified Diabetes Educator, a support group facilitator, as well as a gifted listener and author. Her book Diabetes is Not a Piece of Cake should be in every home and library. Meirelles was aware of the problems due to the lack of understanding not only

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