The Betes Organization FUNdraising Campaign! :)

Have you ever thought about what your diabetes might look or sound like if you tried to have a conversation with it? Or the path to growth and healing that could be opened up if you did try?

I never thought about anything like that until I saw the MOST MOVING piece of performance art from The Betes Organization.

When I saw the way Marina carried around her diabetes, how it weighed her down, how all of the emotions that living with diabetes can stir up were brought to life on stage, I was in tears!

It blew my mind to see one woman with diabetes act out her relationship with her diabetes on stage, and to deeply FEEL EXACTLY what she was performing in my mind, body, and spirit.

Marina (the Founder of The Betes Organization) and I made a 3 minute video (I’m wearing a hand puppet for the first time in my life…MY Betes…this video will make you smile!) to spread awareness about the work we’re doing 🙂

Get your shirt or sticker now & support a life-changing cause (lots to choose from!)

100% of profits made through shirt sales go directly to The Betes Organization to enable us to serve over 200 children and families with diabetes across the country this summer with our whole-family program – The Overneath!

What does YOUR Betes look like? Sound like? Get your shirt now before the campaign ends (April 17) and open up a conversation with the Betes in your life today.

PLEASE SHARE, thank you! 🙂 <3 xo – Daniele

Low Carb, Organic, Non GMO Pasta that Tastes Good and is Easy on Blood Sugar!

This week I wanted to share my review of the Explore Asian Brand line of low carb, organic, non GMO pastas because they’ve definitely added an awesome dimension of variety and value to my diabetes management choices when it comes to eating pasta.

I love them as an alternative to regular pasta because they don’t spike my blood sugar at all (however, this is only my experience and everyone’s body is different!) They also come in a number of varieties (black bean spaghetti, edamame fettuccine, etc.) and have a ton of fiber and protein in each serving which makes them super filling. And of course I’m a huge fan of the fact that they’re all organic and non GMO!

Give them a try and leave a comment letting me know what you think. How did it affect your blood sugar?

Click Here to Check Out Explore Asian Pastas on Amazon!

DISCLAIMER: The thoughts and opinions expressed in this video are strictly my own. I was not approached or compensated for the making of this video.

How To Change Your Omnipod Insulin Pump – This Is How I Do Diabetes – Tips & Tricks

This week I’m showing how I change my Omnipod insulin pump.

Leave a comment and let me know what you do differently, or if you have a tip or trick that works great for you so we can continue to learn and grow together as a community!

If you choose to share how YOU do diabetes anywhere on social media, use the #ThisIsHowIDoDiabetes so I can find and share your posts!

Please share these videos with anyone you think could benefit from the info 🙂

Thanks for watching!

DISCLAIMER: The thoughts and opinions expressed in this video are strictly my own and are not associated with Insulet/Omnipod or any other company. I was not approached or compensated for the making of this video.

I am NOT a medical doctor. In NO WAY should the information in this video be substituted for medical advice.

Join Me In Supporting the Spare a Rose, Save a Child Campaign – 2017

 

Helping save a child’s life who doesn’t have access to insulin has never been easier than right now.

Watch this two minute video I made that shares why I am so strongly in support of this incredible campaign.

Click here to donate!

Thanks to the Life for a Child campaign from the International Diabetes Federation, it’s never been simpler: buy one less rose this valentine’s day and donate the value of that flower to a child living with diabetes in a less-resourced country.

Quite literally, $5 will help provide the insulin a child needs for an entire MONTH! This is a huge deal.

The first campaign took place in 2013 and every year since, our community has come together to increasingly make a bigger and bigger difference in the lives of children living with diabetes in less-resourced countries.

Spare a Rose attracts many smaller donations which, together equal thousands of dollars, showing the impact even the smallest donation can have, and shows that the diabetes community takes care of one another, both online and off, around the world.

You can donate to Spare a Rose by clicking here.

Please spread the word! YOU can help raise awareness for #SpareARose by blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking, etc.

Copy and paste this link to direct people right to the donation page: http://bit.ly/sparearose2017

Living with type 1 diabetes can be challenging wherever you live, but in some countries lifesaving insulin, management tools and education are entirely unavailable.

Life for a Child partners with diabetes centers in these countries to supply young people with these vital components for life. We are working towards the vision: No Child Should Die of Diabetes.

The program commenced in 2000 and currently supports over 18,000 young people living with type 1 diabetes. In 20 of the 42 countries where they work, they have the resources to help EVERY diagnosed child.

With your support, they can achieve this in all 42 countries.

Love is a choice. Giving is a choice. Giving love, and in this case LIFE, is a choice. Join me in choosing to Spare a Rose this Valentine’s Day and spread love and life around the world. 🙂

How to Eat Healthy Snacks On the Go with Diabetes – This Is How I Do Diabetes – Tips & Tricks


This week I’m happy to chat about how I choose healthy snacks that are easy on my blood sugars while on the go.

Do you make it a priority to have healthy snacks available no matter where you are? Has it made a difference in your diabetes management outcomes?

In my opinion, all of these snacks are healthier choices than fast food, so I choose to keep a variety of options with me at all times to reduce the temptation to choose something unhealthy that I know will wreak havoc on my blood sugars for the rest of the day.

Leave a comment and let me know what you eat on the go, or if you have a tip that works great for you so we can continue to learn and grow together as a community!

If you choose to share how YOU do diabetes anywhere on social media (which I hope you do!), use the #ThisIsHowIDoDiabetes so I can find and share your posts!

Please share these videos with anyone you think could benefit from the info 🙂

How To Use Afrezza Inhaled Insulin – This Is How I Do Diabetes – Tips & Tricks


I’m so excited to share the next episode of my new YouTube series This Is How I Do Diabetes with you today!

I genuinely hope that these videos will educate, inspire, and encourage YOU to share how YOU do diabetes with our community as well, because learning from each other is a priceless resource…your voice is valuable!

The endless tips & tricks I’ve picked up over the years by watching videos of our peers in the diabetes community has helped me so much on my diabetes journey…tons of information that no doctor or endocrinologist would’ve ever been able to provide, unless they lived with diabetes themselves.

And, even more meaningful to me is that when I watch other people doing the day to day things that we all do when living with diabetes, it acts as a much needed reminder that I’m not alone on my diabetes journey, and that feeling gives me immense comfort and a sense of belonging that I need in order to live my best life. We are in this together!

This week I’m showing how I use Afrezza inhaled insulin as another handy tool in my tool belt of diabetes management practices, and how it starts bringing high blood sugars down in just 15 minutes!

Leave a comment and let me know what you do differently, or if you have a tip that works well for you so we can continue to learn and grow together as a community!

And, if you choose to share how YOU do diabetes anywhere on social media, use the #ThisIsHowIDoDiabetes so I can find and share your posts!

Please share these videos with anyone you think could benefit from the info 🙂

DISCLAIMER: The thoughts and opinions expressed in this video are strictly my own and are not associated with Mannkind Corp or any other company or product mentioned in this video. I was not approached or compensated for the making of this video.

I am NOT a medical doctor. In NO WAY should the information in this video be substituted for medical advice.

How To Change Your Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) – This Is How I Do Diabetes – Tips & Tricks


I’m so excited to share the first episode of my new YouTube series This Is How I Do Diabetes with you today!

I hope that these videos will educate, inspire, and also encourage YOU to share how YOU do diabetes with our community as well, because learning from each other is simply an invaluable resource.

I can’t tell you how many tips and tricks I’ve picked up over the years watching videos of our peers in the diabetes community…tons of information that no doctor or endocrinologist would’ve ever been able to provide, unless they lived with diabetes themselves.

And, even more meaningful to me is that when I watch other people doing the day to day things that we all do when living with diabetes, it acts as a much needed reminder that I’m not alone on my diabetes journey, and that is something that offers me immense comfort and a sense of belonging that I need in order to live my best life.

This week I’m showing how I change my Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitor (CGM). I talk about little tips that I’ve picked up over the years that help me keep sensors on for up to a whole month!

Leave a comment and let me know what you do differently, or if you have a tip that works great for you so we can continue to learn and grow together as a community!

And, if you choose to share how YOU do diabetes anywhere on social media, use the #ThisIsHowIDoDiabetes so I can find and share your posts!

Please share these videos with anyone you think could benefit from the info 🙂

DISCLAIMER: The thoughts and opinions expressed in this video are strictly my own and are not associated with Dexcom, Inc. or any other company or product mentioned in this video. I was not approached or compensated for the making of this video.

I am NOT a medical doctor. In NO WAY should the information in this video be substituted for medical advice.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Diabetes Parents Support Network Meeting

Super excited and honored to be able to present at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for the Diabetes Parents Support Network meeting!

CHOP Event