A family living well with type 1 diabetes.

About

Former registered nurse, wife, mother of two beautiful girls, pinch-hitting pancreas for my five year old daughter, chronically sleep deprived, crazy about my kids.  Living, loving, laughing and tirelessly searching for the elusive cure. Previously blogged here. Please feel free to peruse my archives.

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  1. Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance said:

    Dear Sherry,

    I am the associate editor of the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance (JDCA), and I wanted to compliment you on the wonderful blog that you maintain. It is always interesting to hear from a mother of a child who has type 1, and how this disease can be even more troubling if you have a responsibility to take care of someone close to you living with it. I found your latest blog entry about “I Don’t Get It” to be incredibly insightful. Even in this day and age, there is a lot of false information that revolves around diabetes, and it can certainly be frustrating having to deal with myths when you have a full day of real problems ahead of you.

    I remember when I was diagnosed at 18 years old, fresh out of high school, and told that I would need to take insulin for the rest of my life. It is not something you can easily accept; it feels like it flips your world upside down. A chronic disease is life changing no matter how well prepared you think you are. It is a very scary and stressful experience, but imagining a future where newly diagnosed people are told that there is a cure ready, or one coming soon, makes me look at things with a brighter outlook.

    The organization I contribute to, the JDCA, is driven by that very mission. We are a non-profit organization with a team of analysts that publish reports on the major type 1 diabetes charity foundations. While we are not a medical research foundation and are scientifically agnostic, we are focused on applying a business like approach to inform the donor community about the prospects for developing a practical cure for type 1.

    I invite you to visit our website, http://thejdca.org/FAQs.html, and find out more about us. We also maintain an active blog – http://jdca2025.wordpress.com/ which details our organization, our mission, and the steps we are taking towards it.

    Finally, I wanted to ask you whether you would be interested in being included in a weekly feature on our blog? All we would need you to do is answer a few questions that we will send you about your experience with diabetes, and we will put you up on our site with a link to your blog. It would be of fantastic help to us as we seek to strengthen the bonds in our community, and highlight the accomplishments of bloggers just like you. Here is an example of one of our Q&A’s: http://jdca2025.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/meet-the-type-1-diabetes-community-wendy-rose-of-candy-hearts/

    Thank you very much for your time, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

    Best Regards,

    Stoyan Zaimov
    Associate Editor
    The JDCA

    • Hi Stoyan,

      I would be delighted to take part in your weekly feature on your blog! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words. I have been exploring your blog and website and I think it is a fantastic initiative! I would love to assist in any way I can. Please email me with the details regarding the Q&A.

      Kind regards,
      Sherry Roberts

  2. World Diabetes Day said:

    Help us TURN IT BLUE for World Diabete’s Awareness Day by turning a
    portion of your site, facebook profile, or any social media account
    blue. More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/w5esFp

    World Diabetes Day is the primary global awareness campaign of the
    diabetes mellitus world and is held on November 14 of each year. It
    was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and
    the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of
    diabetes around the world. This year, the World Diabetes Federation
    plans to spread the word for diabetes by turning EVERYTHING BLUE. You
    can find the badges and the codes to put them on your site here:

    http://bit.ly/w5esFp

    Thank you!

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