Diabetic Dancers!


Diabetic Dancers!

Are you a diabetic dancer? Then this is the group for you! Doesn't matter what kind of dance- ballet, tap, jazz, modern... every dancer is welcome here!

Members: 94
Latest Activity: Aug 13, 2014

Diabetes Forum


Started by Jacky. Last reply by Jacky Jul 27, 2013. 4 Replies

Diabetes and Dancing

Started by skyla Jul 25, 2013. 0 Replies

Insulin Pump & Ballet Leotard

Started by kimberly316. Last reply by awillie Oct 29, 2010. 4 Replies

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Comment by Judith in Portland on June 19, 2014 at 5:33pm

Oops---That's #2--1976 at the Mayo Clinic. Very long incision that was wired shut. Was in hospital for 10 days and then a lot of physical therapy. Let me try for #1 again. Mid-60s and closed caterpillar style with individual stitches:

Comment by Judith in Portland on June 19, 2014 at 5:27pm

Memories: Finlandia is playing on the radio. Fifty years ago, the Junior Company of which I was a member for a year before becoming a company member was touring a lecture-dem to local schools.

A lovely group work set to Finlandia closed the show, followed by questions and informal interactions with the kids. As the piece opened, there was a grand backward arch from a semi-lunge position. I can still hear the cartilage in my knee snap. Fortunately, it was a wide-based, well-planted lunge and I got to hold it quietly. Several months later I had my first of 4 knee surgeries: 1964/76/84 and finally a full TKR 2 years ago. After all but the most recent (I'm retired now, I came back to full-out performing, choreographing and teaching. I joke that I have the history of knee surgery in my scars---from Ye Olde Caterpillar to arthroscopy! Here's the first:

Comment by Julie on June 17, 2014 at 11:28am

Hi everyone....=) I am not a dancer, but my 17yo dd is a T1 pre-professional ballet dancer. She uses the animas ping and I am currently adding pockets to 12 leos, so she doesn't have to wear a pump band at her summer intensive. She's had T1 since 2003, so her entire dance life has been with diabetes. She hopes to dance professionally after graduation next year. Is anyone else in this group dancing professionally?

Comment by ian bryson on May 8, 2014 at 12:17pm

Hello I have had type 1 for 37 years. been Scottish country dancing for 5 years both my legs still work good. but my real passion is highland dance I have been to 2 competitions as an adult beginner and believe it or not got a second place for my lilt .it is a difficult balance trying to keep your sugars under control while performing but it can be done.its a science all the best

Comment by Elyssia on March 10, 2014 at 4:15pm
So glad I finally found a dancer group! I've got a performance next week and need some pre-dance food suggestions. :) I need something easy on the stomach as I a belly dancer and will be using all of those muscles. The other ladies that preform with me don't eat before preforming but I am going to need a good dinner before to prevent lows yet not be rumbling on stage!
Comment by skyla on July 25, 2013 at 3:42am

Hello all

I used to dance Latin until I got very sick with this diabeties for 2 years i was loosing weight and could not dance. Now i have finally been diagnoised with type 1 after I was found in a coma with sugar 1700. I am very lucky to be here and glad I have found this group as I want to start dancing again x much love

Comment by Sara_Louise on June 25, 2012 at 11:43am

i am a dancer from ireland. i do irish dancing 5 days a week and compete at weekends tryin to juggle diabetes and dance isnt as hrd as i though it would be 3 years ago when i started.

Comment by sezybabe101 on May 17, 2012 at 6:57pm

I am a dancer from England, and i work for Carnival Cruise Lines. Its been a rough couple of mnths and i just came out of being hospitalised since Saturday and have just been newly diagnosed with diabetes although as yet it is unsure which type I have. Im in the grey area inbetween them both. I take my insulin injection by myself for the first time tonight. :-S Wish me luck! Glad to have found this group! x

Comment by Cabaretro- The Diabetic Dancer on February 6, 2012 at 11:55am

http://youtu.be/VgeEECxONJ8 Amanda Lynne The Diabetic Dancer talks of diabetes and dance for television.

Comment by anita Rixon on May 28, 2011 at 4:14am
hi all,
I'm a Aussie belly dancer who is also a proud pumper

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