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Body Image and Type 1 Diabetes

Started by Jessica the Type 1 Dietitian in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by KBJ86 38 minutes ago. 17 Replies

I have this theory that living with type 1 diabetes can have the potential to lead to an unhealthy relationship with food and poor body image. I have never been "overweight" per say, usually just a couple pounds over a healthy BMI. Despite this, I…Continue

Tags: eating, disordered, image, body

my squeemish boyfriend is learning how to give me a shot tonight!

Started by Raven Hughes in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Brian (bsc) 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

So tonight, my boyfriend of two years, the man I'm going to grow old with, is going to give me a shot for the first time ever and he's terrifiiiied of needles. He can't even stand beside me while I'm getting my blood drawn.. but I'm sure he'll do…Continue

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I started on Afrezza last night . . .

Started by mikep in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Mike Ratrie 1 hour ago. 76 Replies

and I'm here to share my experience with it as, from what I've been told, I'm one of the early users of it. I will do my best to document as much data as possible - good and bad. There will be trial and error and lots of experiments. Happy to answer…Continue

Tags: treatment, mannkind, afrezza

Any type 1s taking INVOKANA?

Started by Playthebanjo in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Jessica the Type 1 Dietitian 2 hours ago. 79 Replies

Hi are there any T1s taking INVOKANA in addition to their insulin?

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I'm in. the. hospital. again

Posted by Sensorium139 on February 28, 2015 at 6:22am 2 Comments

This place is the worst when it comes to diabetes control. I've only had one low and they kept me on d5 and I'm constantly high. They won't give me insulin on an insulin to carb ratio and keep bringing me full plates of SUGAR for meals and i have to… Continue

the feet that never hurt

Posted by Stephanietype1 on February 27, 2015 at 9:29am 2 Comments

I went on a little Diabetes vacation after my Second miscarriage where I stopped testing and didn't bolus I just ran on basil it wasn't Diabulimia and the Dr thought it was Depression but none of the Depression Medications worked well I put my…


It is all about information and doing it youself.

Posted by runner2002 on February 26, 2015 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

I am a do it yourself kind of person. I am probably a doctors worse nightmare. I like to try new things and I want things to be explained to me so that I know how to do it myself if needed. I often believe I know more than my doctors and…


I Needed Help – Letting Others Help with Diabetes Self-Care

Posted by Rachel Scott on February 26, 2015 at 1:55pm 2 Comments

Awaken by the horrible sound of the alarm clock. I reach over for my glucometer. As I squeeze my recently poked ring finger my own blood splatters all over my face and the wall in what looked like a scene from some B-rated horror movie. “What a…


Just when you think you have it all figured out....

Posted by Susan Van Abs on February 26, 2015 at 11:33am 2 Comments

Having type one diabetes is like being in a science class sometimes. WE might have a hypothesis as to why our blood sugars are high or low and then sometimes the hypothesis does not pan out.

Just the other day, I had my usual oatmeal with…


Frustration at the Pharmacy

Posted by Stephanietype1 on February 26, 2015 at 10:19am 4 Comments

So I moved to this town back in may of 2014 and I don't know if anyone else goes through this if your on a pump but I had the Pharmacy asking me how much Insulin I use and such because my Rx looked odd to them I ALWAYS have my Doctor write Use as…



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