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Beyond Type 1 and Type 2

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Wed 17, 2015

When people think of Diabetes, they typically think of Type 1 Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease in which the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas no longer function. This condition has no cure currently, and people with Type 1 Diabetes are insulin-dependent as a result. Some people still call Type 1 by its former name, Juvenile Diabetes, which is where the JDRF gets its name, but Type 1 is the more common, modern moniker.

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Alden Davis Is A Kid With Courage!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jan, Fri 16, 2015

Recently, a few of us here at Lauren’s Hope attended the Kids With Courage (KWC) Foundation’s One Inspired Evening Gala. This was our second time attending the annual event in support and celebration of this outstanding organization, which serves Kansas City-area children with Type 1 Diabetes and their families. The big standout this year, however, wasn’t the gorgeous venue or the incredible silent auction. It was a keynote speaker who blew the crowd away, sharing a carefully prepared, inspiring statement, from the heart, with no notes in front of him and the polished delivery of a seasoned speaker. But this wasn’t a noted Kansas City endocrinologist or a Type 1 parent. This speaker was Alden Davis: Type 1 Kid With Courage, age 6.

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Tags: diabetes alert dogs, type 1 diabetes, type one diabetes, type one diabetes medical alert bracelet, customer story, kids with courage, type 1 diabetes charity, Kids With Courage Foundation, Kansas City Type 1 Diabetes, Alden Davis

Bonding Over Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by Brittany McNeal on Jul, Mon 07, 2014

So far at my time here at Lauren’s Hope, I’ve had the privilege of hearing some really inspiring stories from and about Lauren’s Hope customers. This one, though, I found to be especially neat because it involves our very own Lauren, the namesake of our company.

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Tags: Medical ID Jewelry, T1D, Lauren's Hope, type 1 diabetes, jdrf, fashion, stylish medical ID

Our Diabetes Blog Week Gifts To You!

Posted by Tara Cohen on May, Wed 14, 2014

This week marks the Fifth Annual Diabetes Blog Week, headed up by one of our favorite DBloggers and a true DOC leader, Karen Graffeo of Bitter~Sweet Diabetes. Diabetes Blog Week is an inspiring, empowering week during which upwards of 175 DOC bloggers join together and commit to blogging daily on a set of pre-determined topics.

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Tags: diabetes, T1D, #dblog, type 1 diabetes, Karen Graffeo, Diabetes Blog Week, DBlogger, DBlogWeek, BitterSweet Diabetes

Kids With Courage, Supporting Families With T1D: Part II

Posted by Tara Cohen on Apr, Fri 11, 2014

Recently, we introduced our readers to some new friends of ours, the folks at the Kids With Courage Foundation. Kids With Courage is a Kansas City-area nonprofit organization that supports kids with Type 1 Diabetes and their families. With year-round support, education, social, and resource-oriented events the all-volunteer team at KWC are busy people. Add to that their annual One Inspired Evening Gala and their signature Crates Full of Courage efforts, through which they provide outstanding resources and much-needed support to newly diagnosed families at Children's Mercy Hospital, and you've got one amazing organization. 

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Tags: medical alert jewelry, diabetes medical ID bracelet, type 1 diabetes, Kids With Courage Foundation, T1D charity

Daylight Savings Ends & Free Stuff Friday Begins!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Nov, Fri 01, 2013

What's better than Friday? Free Stuff Friday, of course!

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Tags: diabetes, free medical alert jewelry, T1D, guest blog, type 1 diabetes, type one diabetes, free, Karen Graffeo, Giveaway, Bittersweet

The Highs and Lows of Hypoglycemia

Posted by Tara Cohen on Sep, Fri 27, 2013

Around the offices here at Lauren’s Hope, a lot of us wear medical ID jewelry. And not just because we love it! So for today’s blog, I caught up with Lauren’s Hope Jewelry Designer, Katy Russell, who wears her Lauren’s Hope medical ID bracelet because she has hypoglycemia, a severe form of low blood sugar.

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Tags: medical alert jewelry, T1D, type 1 diabetes, type one diabetes, hypoglycemia, blood sugar, low blood sugar, blood glucose, low blood glucose

What is Lupus?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Sep, Wed 18, 2013

It seems that, with increasing frequency, we're hearing more about autoimmune disorders and diseases in America. One of those autoimmune diseases is called Lupus, and although it's most common in women of childbearing age, it also effects men and children. Not at all rare with an estimated 5 million people worldwide living with Lupus at any given time, approximately 16,000 new cases of Lupus are diagnosed in the US every year. 

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Tags: autoimmune, autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes, lupus, lupus medical alert bracelet, lupus medical ID, steroid treatment, chemotherapy

A Special Giveaway With Arden's Day!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Aug, Fri 16, 2013

Scott Benner is a stay-at-home dad turned blogger whose adventures in parenting are both touchingly and humorously relatable to nearly all parents, regardless of their children's medical conditions. On Scott's blog, Arden's Day, he's celebrating six years of blogging this week, which is a great way to cap off a summer filled with rave reviews for his first book, Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal. For his blog-iversary, he's been posting quite a bit all week, and we are thrilled that he's finishing the celebrations off by giving away two signed copies of his book here on the Lauren's Hope blog! Both winners will also receive one of our fantastic interchangeable or adjustable paracord medical alert bracelets in his or her choice of colors or a Swiss Army Dog Tag medical alert necklace! Learn how to enter at the end of this post!
So, without further ado... welcome to FREE STUFF FRIDAY with Scott Benner, who recently tested the medical ID jewelry waters again for his daughter AND started wearing a caregiver ID himself! 
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Tags: diabetes bracelet, medical alert jewelry, #dblog, guest blog, type 1 diabetes, medical ID, type one diabetes, Arden's Day, diabetes blog, free

Hello. My Name is...

Posted by Tara Cohen on Aug, Wed 14, 2013

For many children and teens, going back to school or heading to "Meet The Teacher" events is a bit intimidating and overwhelming. Kids feel nervous or anxious about a new school year, and for shy children in particular, those first few weeks of learning new names, places, and people can be truly challenging. For children with health care concerns such as Type 1 Diabetes, food allergies, asthma, or chronic illness, this can be harder, as even confident teens are often uncomfortable simply walking up to a new teacher and saying, "Hi. My name is Sally, and I have a peanut allergy." That's not the first conversation they want to have, even though it's such an important topic. They don't want to be defined by their diagnoses or thought of as, "The Diabetic Kid." Their health care status may not be information they want to share in front of other people right away, but they do need to communicate it to the teacher. 

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Tags: back to school medical alert jewelry, emergency planning, food allergy, back to school, type 1 diabetes, 504 plan, IEP, free printable, free resource, free download

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