Tag: Chronic Illness

How Diabetes Affects Mental Health

By: Sam Bickford Imagine if on top of your busy life there was another entire life that you had to deal with. Only this other life isn’t easily seen or understood by other people.  This other life is having a chronic illness. I’m a Type 1 Diabetic and have been since I was 7 years

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Taking Type 1 Diabetes on the Ride of His Life: How Sam Bickford’s Planning, Perseverance, and Passion for Adventure Made a 444-mile Bike Ride a Reality

By: Sam Bickford When you have a chronic illness, it can feel like you are always having to compromise what you want to do. Between medical supplies you might need to have on hand, dietary restrictions, and everything else that comes with managing your condition, it sometimes seems like staying in your comfort zone is

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Millennials and Medical Conditions: How to Keep Your Social Life and Health a Top Priority

By: Sam Bickford Not being able to drink a margarita when everyone wants to have margaritas is hard! But It doesn’t have to be that way. I would know. I have had type 1 diabetes since I was seven years old. Yet, I can do anything anyone else can do. I just have to be

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Ensuring Our Health: Millennials Take On Health Insurance

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ Let’s be honest, when it comes to healthcare, millennials take a lot of heat. Transamerica Center for Health Studies most recent survey of millennials and healthcare found almost half of Generation Y chose to minimize their costs by skipping out on preventive care. Our most common substitute for a doctor’s

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