"I totally understand. I feel like everyone has their own comfort range. I've heard of some people that keep their glucose at 70 and feel fine....I don't. I more focus on getting a plateau than the "perfect" blood sugar. Having…"
"I've never told any employers or professors that I have type one diabetes. Some of them have found out because they noticed me checking my blood sugar during breaks and honestly feel like they had a deeper respect for me after they learned I…"
"Took a trip to the British Islands and went snorkeling for a week straight but found it very frustrating that I could only swim for hour intervals before my blood sugar would drop. SO if I had a diabetes free day....I'd snorkel the whole day…"
"I hear you Carly. Your friends have no idea what it is like. I rarely talk about my illness with my friends. Some of them are actually interested in what I've had to go through, but for the most part I think they are uncomfortable because they…"
"Taking Rutin. I learned about diabetic cataract formation in med school and it's caused my a sugar build up in the lense of the eye (sorbitrol). Rutin inhibits the sorbitril enzyme from working so as a result there is low sorbitrol…"
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 7 years old. Instead of looking at diabetes as a burden, I have looked at it as an opportunity to get to know myself better, take the best possible care of myself, and live my life to the fullest. I'm a very active person and have not let my diagnosis affect me in any way, nor have I felt restricted by it. We are all dealt bad cards in life and I want to be there for other diabetes that feel defeated and hopeless. Right now I'm a veterinary student at the University of Illinois and hope that I can serve as a support system for other students or anyone that is having a hard time with managing their diabetes. Look forward to talking with you.
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