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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
For many years my diabetes was completely out of hand. My blood sugars were way too high and totally out of control. I felt like I was on a crazy roller coaster ride that never stopped. Until I found something I could control, my weight. There were…Continue
I am on the Minimed Paradigm, and the protective tape that you put on over the sensor and transmitter keeps coming off very easily. I know that it's probably from the heat and humidity, but I was wondering if anyone has an idea to keep the tape on…Continue
A recent study asserts that ".... the brains of type 1 diabetic patients who suffer repeated episodes of hypoglycemia actually adapt in a positive manner. The results of the study, published in the May2014 issue of the Journal of Diabetes…Continue
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This is the story of the time I forgot extra pods when I went camping.
My family and I were about half way to Mammoth Lakes, California, cruising around the Mohave desert in our suburban. I was probably only about 10 years old at the time, when suddenly, it hit us. My dad started whispering quickly to my mom, and they both went, "Ooh no!" All this was getting me pretty nervous. "What is it?!" I asked, started to get a little freaked out, "What's wrong?!" My parents then told me we had…Continue
Type I Diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, coronary artery disease, acid reflux, frozen shoulder syndrome, staph infection, poor leg circulation. these are the health issues I deal with daily. Usually I take it all in stride and find some release by talking it out via this blog and Facebook. But sometimes the constant pain and the constant "time for more medicine", the constant vigilance, and constant doctors visits to only be told I need yet more treatment and/or surgery, and the constant…Continue
The first word that comes to mind is, Wow!!!! This past week in Orlando at Friends For Life (FFL) was more amazing than I ever could have imagined!!!! I knew I would meet some amazing people but I wasn't sure I'd get to meet the first D bloggers I found after diagnosis and my D idols, Kerri Sparling and Scott Johnson!!!! They are just as down to earth and amazing as their blogs suggest!!! I found their blogs when I first came home from the hospital after my pancreatectomy and was told my…Continue
i see that all siblings fight. its true, me and my brother fight all the time...but what i realize is that sometimes with another sibling in the house (especially younger ones) it can be a little overwhelming to the sibling to see the diabetic sibling getting ALL the attention. when a kid is first diagnosed, the parents tend to worry a lot and want everything to be in order and under perfect control. and the parents start to focus on that most of the time and work...so they…
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