I'm not sure which name I like best, but the job is the same. Each Sunday I accompany Tony on his long run. Of course I am not fast enough to keep up with him anymore, so I go along on my bike.
He loads up my bike and my pockets with…Continue
I attended a meeting recently that was almost like a free for all. There was little in the way of adherence to Roberts Rules of Order and I had a hard time figuring out exactly where we were on the agenda. Yes there was an agenda. Now I am not generally an orderly person. People look at my desk shake their heads and…Continue
I touched yesterday on the difficulties of having an older sibling who doesn't have diabetes and the trials that are associated with helping your non D child gain understanding. Reading through my blog today, I came across this post, speaking on a situation we experienced 2 weeks ago. It reminded me how beneficial my daughter is in my life, especially through this time.
"My brother is sick!" This was the phrase that came out of my daughters mouth when recently at the children's…Continue
Just a quickie...
For those who remember my Monkey Adjusting post about Nate and his jealousy of the "attention" Eric gets due to diabetes, I *am* working on a kids' book based on the concept. But in the interim, I figured I had better reinforce the message.
I'm in process of transitioning Eric out of his pump shirts — which are shirt that I…Continue
Hello all! I was wondering if any of you have experienced depression and how you knew that that was what it was?
I've been feeling exhausted and sad a lot, but I can't tell if its just stress from nursing school or if its legitimately depression.
Foot in Mouth Disease
Many years ago I was appointed to my first school position and I was very happy to learn new things and progress down a different road. I had two interesting encounters in my first year that taught me how damaging foot in mouth disease can be.
The first happened after it was announced I would be taking the job but before I left my position as City Controller. Ok an aside for a second, by law in…Continue
It's a curious thing, needle bruises. It breaks my heart every time I see them. Being that you have to preserve the tissue and are constantly moving the shot sites around, my son now constantly has bruises all over the backs of his arms, and the tops and backs of his legs. The bruises don't last more than a couple of days, but seeing them everyday and knowing that I give them to him makes my heart hurt. It's amazing how many emotions are locked into this disease and how I have to shove them…Continue
The idea of a Diabetes Vacation has been tossed around for years. It makes sense that a 24/7/365 disease would be exactly what we need a break from. And I would be the first to sign up if we really could take a vacation from Diabetes.
But we can't just demand that a disease be gone for five days. We can't proclaim a working pancreas and all of a sudden, on day one of our vacation 'Ol Pancky finally shows up for work. So instead, some people choose to get away by reducing their…Continue
I see a white sail,
Skipping cross a blue bay,
And I say Someday I Will.
Don't need to know who,
May help you make it come true,
Just say Someday I Will.
Don't have to work it all out,
Don't have to tear it all apart,
All you need's a place to start.
--"Someday I Will" Jimmy Buffett
Some people have a bucket list. I have a Someday-I-Will list, my list of future projects that I am not currently in the process of making happen. And…Continue
I'm getting worried. My slender, athletic 18 yr old daughter has 2 siblings with T1D. 2 days ago, my 6 year old checked my older daughter's BG and it was elevated. We went to urgent care and her A1c was also elevated. She was diagnosed with pre diabetes. The urgent care doc was telling my daughter to eat better and exercise but she eats well and is already athletic. I am worried that T1D is coming again.
The Perfect Vegetable
The February issue of Wired Magazine features an article that tells us about one of our most favorite topics, Food, specifically, the quest for the perfect vegetable. In particular the article discusses engineered or scientifically selected vegetables. Whatever you think you know about this topic; this article will likely stand that on its head. First the reference, I hope you find it necessary to read it,…Continue
I'm already a diabetes detective (aren't we all). Now I'm becoming an allergy detective.
My infusion set issues have returned with the stainless steel sets. What's more, I've noticed my reactions to jewellry have gotten worse. My medical ID bracelet is stainless steel and that's been itchy as of late. And the other day I wore earrings for a job interview (I don't usually wear earrings because they get itchy) and within about 30 minutes of putting them in they were really itchy. And my…Continue
To everything in a person's life, there is a season. I am hopeful that this is the END to what seems to have been one giant season but, upon reflection, seems to have been many seasons all piled on top of one another.
In my last blog I came to tell you of my newly-developed heart problems that culminated in the implanting of a pacemaker. Things were going swimmingly after a few weeks and life seems to have settled down into a certain rhythm of a sort…Continue
We are cool cuz we have diabetes!!
I’m Elizabeth Rowley and I am the founder of the site T1International. I've created a space where Art, education, and giving come together to (hopefully) make change and help others.
I was diagnosed with type 1 at the age of 4 (almost 22 years ago). Early on, I found my passions of humanitarian work and diabetes around the world – particularly related to access to insulin and diabetes education. It is hard for me to accept the…Continue
Are there really any supplement / herbs that help lover blood sugar?
My 24 y/o son has been diabetic for 10 years now. Over the past 4 years or so, he has not checked his glucose levels more than once a month or so. He HATES doctors and hospitals, and refuses to go. He had passed out and been taken to the ER about 25 times over the past couple of years, but every time, as soon as he is strong enough to walk, he removes his IV's and signs himself out. I have done everything I can think of to get him insulin. I provide him insurance, so at least he is covered…Continue
The Value Of Education
I watched Manny’s wonderful video located at (http://www.tudiabetes.org/video/type-1-and-type-2-learning) which discusses the community reaction and learning for those with T1 and T2 Diabetes. One thing that always strikes me, no many how many times I watch it, is the subtle question “why did I come to TUDiabetes in the first…Continue
Hi, My name is Tricia Franke. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 11. I am now 32 years old. I wear an insulin pump and test my blood sugars at least 5 times per day (but usually way more). I have never viewed my…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on February 12, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments
I like a good joke. I can even take a good joke about myself. And I know that I've laughed at inappropriate jokes. I know most of us have. But we need to talk about what's at the root of some types of our humor.
Even comedians have started to admit that there are realms of humor that should be handled differently. Not off limits, per se, but with the subject of the punchline in mind. Patton Oswalt wrote last summer about his complete 180° in understanding why he was…Continue