**This is solely my personal experience & opinion:)
This morning it was suggested to me, to write about food. As an emotional eater, this was a welcomed challenge. To a Diabetic, food is a life saver or killer. Most diabetic would agree, somewhere along the line you lose the joy in eating. I cant remember the last time I ate something while I was truly hungry, or was actually craving what I ate. Most healthy people classify their foods in usual food pyromid (now plate) manor,…Continue
I was just wondering while I am having a nightsift.
If I have been a bad diabedic and say... thinking about
1. I am going to quit smoking on the 2th of june
2. I am really from now on going to control what i eat
3. I promise to start training again
4. I am losing wight to improve my insulin intake..
Maybe I have done so much damage that it is too late? 18 years of this total crap that I have been doin' to my body.. and I am still healthy.. I even got an option…Continue
For quite a few years now, I have been blessed to be a part of the Canadian Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conferences. At these events, I get to talk to many wonderful people and enjoy conversations with amazing individuals. It was at one of those events that I first met Mike Fisher. He was a seemingly quite young man with a sweet smile and a story that would amaze you. It was his story that brought him to the event--to inspire and empower our children. He has continued to do so…Continue
May is Celiac Awareness month and our family can attest to the overwhelming need for just that.......celiac awareness. So....what is celiac? I'll attempt, in this post, to give a brief overview of celiac, what it can do/does and the seriousness of the disease.
Celiac is an autoimmune disorder of the…Continue
I haven't been participating in the D-Blog Week until today. Today I read Jane K's blog, in which she wrote: "As D-blog Week comes to a close I think the people who have done important things to create an interactive community for people with diabetes are heroes". That statement inspired me to say that Manny Hernandez is my hero.
There have been three landmarks in my Diabetes: 1) diagnosis in November, 1993, 2) the day that insulin therapy began, and 3) finding TuDiabetes. Manny was…Continue
Let’s end our week on a high note and blog about our “Diabetes Hero”. It can be anyone you’d like to recognize or admire, someone you know personally or not, someone with diabetes or maybe a Type 3. It might be a fabulous endo or CDE. It could be a d-celebrity or role-model. It could be another DOC member. It’s up to you – who is your Diabetes Hero?? …Continue
"Yesterday we gave ourselves and our loved ones a big pat on the back for one thing we are great at. Today let’s look at the flip-side. We probably all have one thing we could try to do better. Why not make today the day we start working on it. No judgments, no scolding, just sharing one small thing we can improve so the DOC can cheer us on!"
For the second blog my "One Good…Continue
Added by mother4peace - Christine on May 16, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
So right now I'm pretty ticked off at my Dr. So I go in the other day because I still don't have a correct diagnosis. He still has me as a type 2 and I think I'm type 1 and so does my CDE. So I asked him, hey is there some kind of test I can get to see which type I am. He starts going on about how he basically doesn't think it matters what type I am. That if I was type 2 the medicines would have worked (which they didn't) and if I was type 1 that I would be on insulin (which I am) but he…Continue
I recently had a chance to give a whirl to the OneTouch VerioIQ glucose meter and found the experience to be fundamentally positive.
Silly animation made for a Uni Project. Hope you enjoy!
It was last Friday, May 4, 2012 and I just signed up to this site. I decided to start a discussion...
Boy, was that a decision!
Not only was I making the decision to reach out to others in the DOC, but I reaching out to people that I do not know, will never see, and who don't know me from the next jerk on the street. What will happen?
I seem to have sparked a nerve or light a small fire...
I cannot believe the love, kindness, generosity, simply…Continue
Week THREE of the No Sugar Added® Poetry contest closed last Thursday, and we have 3 final prize winners to announce! Check out the great work below, and congratulations to our final round of winners for 2012!!
Our winners this week
1st place: "Diabetic Dreams", by…Continue
Diabetes Hands Foundation Announces DHF Seeds Grant Finalists
Public to vote on videos produced by finalists in phase two of grant application process
BERKELEY, CA: May 1, 2012 – Today Diabetes Hands Foundation announced the 16 finalists in the 2012 DHF Seeds micro-grant program. DHF Seeds, which will now award nine US$2,000 micro-grants, is made possible, in part, through funding…Continue