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Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho in the 2014 Miss America would like us to vote for her as the People's Choice. You may know of her from the #ShowMeYourPump campaign, as she proudly wore her insulin pump "out" in the swimsuit part of the Miss Idaho…Continue
So I have had a pretty gnarly sinus infection for a month or so. This go round the doc prescribed me the medication in the Subject. Because it was so late in the day 4:40 pm when he gave me the script, he told me to take 3 of the 6 tablets for day…Continue
Very simple, just post ONE WORD that is somehow associated with the previous word. Easy right?(Diabetes related words welcome but not necessary!!)OK...first word: sugarContinue
Hey everyone,If there is a discussion about this, please point me in the right direction. If not, hopefully this will generate some good responses.Lately I have not been feeling my lows until they get into the 40's. For example, I started to feel a…Continue
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I e-mailed an EMS instructor from a local college with my question (about whether a type 1 diabetic could be a paramedic) and he actually got back to me very quickly. I'm going to post his response here, just in case anyone else might be wondering.
"To my knowledge there are no state regulatory rules against or limiting a person to become an EMT or paramedic if they have any type of illness. As long as you have a driver's license and can pass the courses and exams, you can work in…Continue
You know those moments in life that freeze, and it seems like everyone in the room is frozen but you. Time just shuts down, and you are stuck in slow motion. I have had that experience a couple of times. Most of them involve a traumatic injury. But this did not, and frankly shocked me.
My husband really does not say much about me being diabetic. In fact, I thought he really didn't even seem to understand much about it all. Which was fine by me. But this has all started to change when…Continue
Next time you're in the hospital, make sure you do your own insulin injections and that you keep your pen in your room, and label the body of the pen, NOT the cap.
Thousands of hospital patients were exposed to HIV, Hep and other blood bourne diseases by nursing staff switching the CAPS of the pens, and using the pen on more than one patient.…Continue
I missed my appointment last year while I was fighting thyroid cancer. I had noticed in the past few months my left eye was blurry but thought I just needed new glasses. Apparently my left eye has a lot of edema near the retina. The three possible reasons they gave me were: diabetic retinopathy (and that was the best diagnosis), macular pucker (scarring) , and choroidal hemangioma (benign tumor). Now I have to wait to see the retina specialist but the opthalmologist said I will be having…Continue
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