Diabetic. Insulin Dependent. Type I or Type II. Brittle. MODY. People (or Person) With Diabetes or PWD in this abbreviation crazed era.
I don't like being labeled when that only describes part of who I am. One thing that annoys me about these labels assigned to my pancreatically challenged life is that they are too clinical and don't describe the daily battles I fight. Ever notice how at any fundraising event for cancer that survivors are trotted out and celebrated? Their courage is…Continue
When it comes to living with Type I Diabetes I'm impatient and frustrated. Since my first insulin shot in 1994 I've looked every day for the announcement for a cure. Sheila Thorne lived with it for over 80 years - receiving her first shot from the discoverer of insulin.
Before Dr. Frederick Banting made his Nobel Prize winning discovery a diagnosis of diabetes meant death - either from starvation or hyperglycemia. Luckily for Sheila Thorn, she was taken to see the pioneering doctor…Continue
Amputation. Scared yet? It was probably one of the first words you heard when you were told you had diabetes.
Since day one in my life with Diabetes it has been drilled into my head to "check your feet daily." Never, ever go barefoot. Not once - and I haven't except for the bathtub since January 10, 1994. With the risk that we have for poor circulation and nerve damage we might not notice, coupled with an impaired ability to heal normally, it is good advice. Something as simple as a…Continue