Tag: Type 1 Diabetes

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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Finding a ‘New Normal’ for the Second Time: How One Millennial Is Navigating Life with Type 1 Diabetes and the Coronavirus Pandemic

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ For many millennials, the concept of “health” has taken on a whole new meaning since the coronavirus hit the United States. But for some health has played a front and center role in their daily lives for years. And the pandemic has just taken that to another level. Michelle Stephens

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Sugar High: Breaking Down the Facts about Type 1 Diabetes

By: Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ Every day 23.1 million people over the age of 18 inject themselves with insulin and count their carbohydrates before eating because they are living with type 1 diabetes. Many of them are millennials. They are in our college classes, are our colleagues at the office, and are working out beside

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