I know as a diabetic, many of us have other serious diseases not associated with the diabetes. I was recently diagnosed with Ataxia (more with the symptoms than the actual cause). And I am still trying to find out the cause and have been referred to Vanderbilt Hospital’s Neurology Center.

I have had T1D for 23 years now, and I would say “battling it,” or “fighting it,” but it’s kind of depressing having a battle for that long, although I figure it beats the alternative.

For those of you fighting on 2 fronts, or 2 diseases, what is some of your strategies or advice?

On the one hand, I feel like my plate is full, I don’t need another serving of anything. On the other hand, with 23 years of experience, I should be well-conditioned and well-versed to tackle this next front.