My first time posting here so bear with me please.
I just turned 30 a few weeks back, and so I decided that I need to take very proactive approach to my diabetes. I'm type 2, and with that so are my parents and my brother. I come from a long line of diabetics, as were all four of my grandparents. 3 of which passed away due to complications of their diabetes. My biggest fear is not when or how my diabetes will have its way with me, but that it stays the hell away from my 2 girls. I…Continue
My first marathon:
The 90 degree heat, the diabetes, my back, my foot, fuel ... all real or potential problems I had to deal with, did not really affect my run. My hips, something I actually work on in core workouts, are what slowed me down. So now I get to go back to the drawing board on that, but I think the answer is probably in the deep gluteal muscles and in range of motion... hello yoga!
Made it through the halfway point, which my wife was…Continue
I have Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes and have just moved to a new town, Oviedo, Florida. It's mostly country, with no doctors nearby, and unfortunately, I've left all my previous doctors behind, including my Diabetes Doctors. Now, I've got to start with a clean slate.
Thank goodness for my Droid Eris Smartphone by HTC. No shameless plug intended, but if there's any fellow Type 1 or 2 out there with any type of Droid, and the same predicament I'm in, you should know that there's a…Continue
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The Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana owns a 30-acre site on the northside of Indianapolis that is hosts the Diabetes Camp Until a Cure. Take a look at my most recent post on The Diabetic's Corner Booth about my return to D-Camp for the first time in many years, this time as an adult Type 1 speaker. Please let me know about your own experiences with D-Camp!
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This has been the coldest, rainiest May in Seattle that I can remember. The forecast for May 22nd and the Tour de Cure was “mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain,” which is the forecast for Seattle almost 90% of the time. I haven’t done the math but I think that means that it generally rains in Seattle about 27% of the time.…Continue
I've been battling with the horrifying thought of going home after only one month post-amputation. I'm not strong enough yet and my apartment is horrid. I can't even get into the bathroom with my power chair. But, they are determined to send me home ---- no matter what! The end of February and I am on my way. Home. Sweet, yet bittersweet.
The Visiting Nurse came a day late to visit me. I don't think she likes me. She is very critical of my transfers from one surface to…Continue
The holidays have come and gone. It is fast approaching the end of January and my next visit to the wound clinic. I have a deep sense of dread in my guts.
My left foot is much worse. The right foot has healed. But now they want to put me in the hospital again. I am in severe danger of losing a foot!
My my sweet Jesus! It's going to happen one way or another! I have four choices. One is to go home and do nothing and let the infection run it's course and…Continue
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After reading many a post from this website, I decided to take some recommendations and read the book, "Think Like a Pancreas." About a third of the way through, I was feeling like the weight of the subject was heavy. I have been trying extremely hard to stay on track and get myself back into the full working order that I once was able to achieve. But with all the counting, logging, emailing and evaluating, I was starting to feel this crushing weight as I began reading. Don't let me confuse…Continue
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You wake up most morning trying desperatly to remeber what your dream was about then there are some mornings you wake up feeling so down because you had had a bad dream it upsets you to your core what is all this about, I have heard some folks saying dreams have meanings signs from the Gods carriers of ill will and all that sort of thing, this morning I woke up at 5am and I could clearly remember what my dream was about and it upset me some 2 hours later it still upsets me although most of…Continue
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