Managing Social Media After a Loved One Passes

Losing a loved one is the most difficult experience many of us will ever face. It is common to want to digitally disconnect while grieving, but it is important not to neglect social media entirely; your personal profiles as well as the profiles of the recently deceased require attention. First things first: take a moment […]

Will I Ever Be Me Again?

WRITTEN BY: Kathie Natzke A little more than a year ago, my son died unexpectedly. I’m sorry if that’s an abrupt way to start a story, but it was an abrupt way to start a day too. I had no control over what happened that day or in those first days and weeks that passed. I […]

Join the Community App

The Jesse Was Here Community The Jesse Was Here Community is a private digital platform created specifically to connect people who have lost someone to Type 1 diabetes. The community can be accessed through a smartphone app. Download from the Apple Store here or Android here. It can also be accessed on a desktop browser […]

Counseling Help

The grief that follows the death of a loved one is one of the most painful things a human can experience. The range of emotions and the way in which we process loss is unique to every individual. Grief is a normal human experience when you lose something or someone you care about. People grieve […]

How to Set Up a Fundraising Page

Dealing with the emotional toll of a loved one going through health troubles or even losing a loved one is hard enough. Adding the money troubles that sometimes go hand and hand can be overwhelming and almost unbearable. If you are going through this, you might be considering using a fundraising page to cover medical […]

The Importance of Finding A Community

WRITTEN BY: Michelle Bauer (Alswager) Eight years ago when my son passed away I remember one thing quite clearly. I needed desperately to speak to someone – and I mean ANYONE – who could even for a moment understand my exact feelings, emotions, grief and pain. As someone who has lost I’m sure you’ve reached […]

The 5 Stages of Grief

Grief is a normal, necessary, and cathartic emotion that we experience when going through tough times. Since grief is such a complex emotion, there isn’t just one state of grief – we feel many stages of grief as a way of processing traumatic experiences and loss. As defined in the Kubler-Ross model, people go through […]

I’d Give Up Forever To Touch You

WRITTEN BY: Michelle Bauer (Alswager) “I’d Give Up Forever To Touch You” –  (said the GooGoo Dolls) A reminder from a friend who saw my LinkedIn anniversary came up today as I was thinking of so many good – and bad – things in the d-world. Four years. Four since I started writing about points […]

I Don’t Care that Your Cat Died – What Not to Say in Grief

WRITTEN BY: Michelle Bauer (Alswager) This is dedicated to all of the friends and family out there who mean well. We know you mean well – never doubt that for a second. But you need to understand that the person you are dealing with is living an emotional hell. There is no method to our […]

How You Can Help – The Friend’s & Family Guide

WRITTEN BY: Michelle Bauer (Alswager) As I drove the grueling 30 minutes from my meeting back to home where my world had ended, I can’t begin to explain the thoughts that ran through my head. There was a surreal thought process – it almost felt fake – like, you know when you just “try” to […]