Well, my name is Corey Smith and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in June of 1999 when I was 7 years old. I vividly remember thinking “I wonder if I will have to go to school..” shortly after the doctor told my family and I the news. Fast forward to 2014 and I’m now 22, but still a type 1 diabetic. I…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on March 6, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
For many diabetics the hypo (hypoglycaemia) is a pretty scary and altogether awful experience. Some hypos can be easily managed whereas others can be totally debilitating and (embarrassingly) require aid from others. Fortunately, I've never experienced a hypo that I couldn't treat myself but I know a few people who have.
Luckily, my diabetes was caught relatively early, thanks to my mother who had been diagnosed prior to me and spotted the early signs. My mothers early catch meant…Continue
Types of Diabetes
(the worst kind of Diabetes part 2)
This past week I posted a blog that got way more attention than I had ever bargained for. What I posted was about an overheard conversation in the doctor’s office between two people who were a bit uneducated about the types and causes of diabetes. This post elicited responses that were for the most part valid and even…Continue
Today I spent two hours in the ophthalmologist's office. They did numerous tests, made me look at various light shows, read charts and choose between lenses. But the outcome is positive.
It is safe for me to have lasik eye surgery. As my eyesight is poor (-6), there is still a great chance that I will need to wear glasses afterwards. However, when not wearing my glasses I will be able to see enough to function properly.
This means a great deal of freedom for me. I will be able…Continue
Inpatient Diabetes Education Reduces Readmissions
There is an interesting study about inpatient diabetic education and the potential for reducing inpatient readmission. The problem is stated as follows:
Approximately 20% of sampled diabetic patients with an A1C equal to or greater than 9.0, are readmitted within 30 days of…Continue
If you check out my photos, you'll see a couple of them include a very special cat, Samantha. She was a fantastic companion, a cat who was a hero, who acted like a mother cat to her humans, but who never forgot to play. She died of kidney failure a few years ago, and we've been without a cat since. Over the past few months, we've been considering getting another cat, and over the past few weeks, we decided to fill that empty space and we started seriously looking through the shelter listings…Continue
So apparently “diabetes burnout” is an actual thing, I just found out myself that I’ve had it, and I have been a diabetic for the past 12 years. For a while, I thought I might be burning out myself but this disease, like any other, will wear you down. I know there are plenty of awful conditions in this world, and this one can be manageable, but goddamn diabetes is so unpredictable and fickle. Managing an organ that has failed you all day every day can get real tiring, especially when you do…Continue
So I was just wondering if anyone else can relate to this situation...
Earlier today I was getting a low BG (it was at about 70) and for some odd reason I got soooo angry! I ate my 15 grams of carbs, but still felt weak and shaky so I overreacted completely!
I went to McDonalds and ate 4 sausage biscuits, 2 apple pies, and a diet coke. All with no insulin to help ease the blow I'd get hit with about 10 minutes later.
But has anyone else gotten so mad that they did this or…
I was talking to a member the other day and he said he could not understand what his doctor wanted him to do. Apparently he was to readjust his carb ratios with a band of new service in the middle of the day with a higher ratio of sensitivity to reported blood sugar reports from 10AM to 2 PM, backing down his new level to the preexisting amounts thereafter. For some reason…Continue
Last Thursday February 27, I was honored by the members of Tudiabetes with two best of awards. I was floored and I am still a bit overwhelmed about winning. The two awards were the most creative and the second was Tudiabetes Comedian of the year. I cannot decide which award I value more. I have never thought I was especially creative, and while I often think I am…Continue
My tired little angel headed for bed tonight, bleary eyed and sweet. I headed down to read to her a minute or two later and she was half awake, bundled into her favorite blankets. I sat on her bed with her chosen book and she climbed into my lap and burrowed her face into my chest and sighed. I began to read softly, one arm around her, one holding the book, and her breathing became soft and regular. I knew she was asleep, yet I continued to read. Tears welled up at the overwhelming joy of…Continue
I'm back again, because it's time for me to get serious again.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 last year, and watched my diet closely for the first month. It didn't work entirely, and so my doc put me on Metformin. The metformin really helped, and I was back within normal ranges.
But then I started to use the met as a reason not to watch the diet. And then I ran out and neglected to go to the doc to get more for 2 months. So I had 2 months without meds and eating whatever I felt…Continue
hi looking for good kids apps either android or iTunes
kids recipes, online log book and kid friendly bgl monitor
My name, as you might have guessed from the title of the blog, is Dinesh and despite titling this blog 'Dinesh the Diabetic" I don't tend to bring up my diabetes at the earliest possible moment. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on November the 23rd 2008 and although it affects my everyday life, the majority of the people I meet don't notice, unless I whip out my injection and pump insulin into my flabby torso.
I'm currently in my 3rd year of studying Medical Physiology (which is…Continue
I want to tell you about what happened during the insurance payers' panel at the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit back in November. I've been meaning to write this up for some time now.
TL;DR version: some patients stood up and yelled at some insurance executives and then I had to share a plane ride home with one of them.
We were asked to politely write any questions on a post-it. A post-it.
We listened as each of the five panelists…Continue
Only 11% of bills in committee every get out of said committee in the federal government. Recently, in the House of Energy and Commerce, a bill has been introduce that would cover CGMs (continuous glucose monitor) and supplies under medicare. As we all know, CGMs are a very useful tool, especially to those of us that do not feel the symptoms of low blood sugars. CGMs give us a peace of mind at night, and for me, a peace of mind when I drive.
One of the most important impact you can…Continue
If you could write a letter to yourself at age 10 or 18 or 27, what would you say?
I was recently asked that question by Ellyn Spragins, the author of “If I’d Known Then” and other books that use that idea to share valuable information and advice. Ellyn came to Charlotte to speak at at the Jewish Federation of Charlotte and they asked me to sit on a panel of local women. All of us would write a letter to our younger selves.
No too surprisingly, we decided to write about…Continue
Added by Stacey Simms on February 27, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments
New food labels
Today the US Federal Government is likely to announce the adoption of the first set of new food labels in over 20 years. The implications for the food industry and consumers are amazing. This material is largely scanned from the online Washington Post article filed today February 27, 2014 by Ariana Eunjung Cha. The website to view the article is as follows:…
** Full disclosure (and something I am very proud of): I am a good friend of Kerri... Having said that, every last word I am about to share with you about her book is nothing but the truth, the whole truth, so help me God! ;)
If you haven't read…Continue