Archive for category: Diabetes

What My Mom (And HIV) Taught Me About Caregiving

When my mother's health declined, I used the skills I had learned from my own chronic illness and the empathy I learned from her to be there for her.

Ask Ada: How Can I Ask For Help When I Don’t Know What I Need?

Plus: how to get your surly teenager to treat their diabetes seriously.

What My Amazon Order History Says About My Life With Chronic Illness

My Amazon history shows me that you don't just get a diagnosis and then follow doctors’ orders until you die. It's a journey.

Everday Carry: Type 1 Diabetes

In the first of a series, we asked four people with type 1 diabetes to open their bags and show us the gear they can't go anywhere without.

6 Songs About Chronic Illness From Pop Stars With Health Conditions

Illness is the great leveler. Just ask Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, Selena Gomez, Avril Lavigne, and TRACE, all of whom have written songs about the experience of being chronically ill.

The Rusty Nail That Almost Killed Me

Three years ago, Michael Porter went into a coma and almost died. Now with one less arm, he wants to educate the public about the dangers of sepsis.

8 Chronically Ill YouTubers To Follow For Daily Inspiration

From muscular dystrophy to seasonal affective disorder, here are nine YouTubers showing what life with a health condition is really like.

8 Inspiring #ChronicallyIll Women To Follow On Instagram

By documenting their lives with a health condition, these incredible women are not only fighting stigma and raising awareness, they're helping build communities.

The Bionic Man Of Coronado Beach

Despite his severe arthritis, extreme athlete David Nonemacher refuses to back down from a challenge.

When Diagnosis Leads To Entrepreneurship

Spina bifida, Parkinson's Disease, and Type-1 Diabetes. For these three entrepreneurs, their conditions were what launched them on the path of business success.

The Diabetes Cyborg Hacking Her Own Pancreas

Dana Lewis invented the Open Artificial Pancreas System to make things easier for herself, and millions of others type 1 diabetics around the world.