D-Community Spotlight: Peg Abernathy

Inside my blue world, I find inspiration, motivation, and encouragement from fellow members of the T1D community.  I firmly believe in passing it on, so each regular episode of my weekly podcast, The Bonnie Sher Show, Boomer Life, includes a T1D co-host. On May 19, 2016, Peg Abernathy from the state of California, joined me to share what keeps her motivated living the T1D life. The episode also features an interview with Jessica Williams, the lead female singer of the 1980s disco funk group, Arpeggio, and one of the First Ladies of Disco profiled in the book of the same name (First Ladies of Disco: 32 Stars Discuss the Era and Their Singing Careers).  Feel free to share the link so that others living with or affected by Type 1, will find support, encouragement, and a little entertainment too.

Throughout the year, not only during Diabetes Awareness Month, one can barely surf the internet or get through the morning paper without some mention of diabetes.  More often than not and lost in the headlines is a community of women, men, and children with and affected by type 1, type 1.5, type 2, and pre-diabetes. This community lives with the stark realities of the disease every day, hour, and minute.  Our hopes hang in the balance of research, technology, treatment, management, advocacy, and legislation.  Our fears intensify with every high and low, complication, prescription price hike and cost of care.

For many of us, diabetes is a lonely journey.  It helps to support, share, and find comfort in knowing that even alone, we are together to face another day. As a member of the T1D community, I am thankful to Peg Abernathy for sharing her journey and reminding us that “living well with Type 1 diabetes and being mad as hell about it often go hand in hand.”  Please follow Peg on Twitter (@DiabetesMedia) and her articles on The Huffington Post.

 

Thank You Peg Abernathy!

Type 1 Diabetes Betrayal

I thought this blog, which is written from my personal standpoint of living with Type 1 diabetes for 27 years, was going to be difficult to write. But it wasn’t.

Peg Abernathy Surprise! @diabetesmedia

For the past 2 years, I’ve been given the opportunity to blog about living with Type 1 Diabetes here on The Huffington Post. I am grateful and honored to have this platform to spread awareness about Type 1. And now, during November, National Diabetes Awareness month, I’m introducing my youtube channel where I will be sharing and discussing all things type 1.

If you would like to be my T1D co-host on a future episode of The Bonnie Sher Show, Boomer Life, message me by email here.  In the meantime, please join the Bonnie’s World Facebook Group to expand your circle of T1D friends.

Until we connect again, may your AICs be low and your resilience high.

Bonnie