The You Can Do This Project (recipient of a DHF Seeds Grant in 2012) and Jerry the Bear are asking you to make a quick, 30 second or less video telling us about your biggest goals and dreams. We're calling the campaign "Diabetes Won't Stop Me", because we were inspired by this group of kiddos who live with T1D:
It was such smooth sailing when I switched over to the new Omnipod a little over a month ago! What on earth was everyone complaining about? It is so small and cute! Well... today I got handed not one but TWO experiences with the whole pod failure thing. Actually had to take the afternoon off due to my own negligence (no extra supplies, FAIL). BUT - my experience with the Insulet Corp customer service was fast, easy, and pleasant. 2 new pods on their way to me in the next couple…Continue
Added by jen627 on November 12, 2013 at 2:58pm — No Comments
I learned so much today.
(Quick caveat: Joslin is not advocating fast food or forcing me to eat an unhealthy diet. Far from it. I am staying across from the center and everything shuts down at 5:00. The restaurant choices are nearly non-existent for the only meal I have to do on my own. I am not willing to walk around alone in the dark, so am very limited in choices, which are all fast food.)
There was a lot of focus on exercise, and after the 225 from walking yesterday I…Continue
The Miami Dolphins are dealing with the aftermath of a hazing incident. At this point it is difficult to know for certain what the results will be, it seems that this has devolved into a he said, he said controversy. And the ugliness of the back and forth is almost unparalleled in the public arena of professional sport. I have no idea who is liable, if any one, and reading about the situation does not add much…Continue
So, this is day one. These people know their stuff. They ask the right questions, give you time to ask yours, listen and are cognizant to your knowledge, and abilities. Make you set goals for the week. I came here for help, so I am going to follow the line. What I think I may find is that they know a lot more than I do. So I need to suspend my old "ideas" and try a new way. Something has got to give or the diabetes will win.
7:30, after eating, arrival. Was 73 at meal and the food…Continue
What image best depicts your diabetes experience? Lois Witkop, Senior Vice President, Marketing Communications, shares insights about the American Diabetes Assoication's "A Day in the Life of Diabetes" mosaic initiative in our latest post on Discuss Diabetes.
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on November 11, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
World Diabetes Day
November 14, 2013 will be World Diabetes day. The day was chosen deliberately since it is the birthday of Fredrick Banting (the man credited with discovering Insulin) who was born November 14, 1891. Mr. Banting shared the Nobel Prize with John Macleod who was the administrative department head of the meager department in which Banting worked. The Research took place at the University of…Continue
Feeling rather despondent, frightened, and guilty as I have not been taking care of myself at all recently. I hate that I feel so invincible because I know that this could kill me.
My husband is encouraging me to journal about my experience with the DO IT program at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. As journaling has always been centering for me, and because you all are the perfect audience, I will post the blogs here. Hope they are helpful.
I made it to Boston. Am a little apprehensive about all of this and slept poorly. Had several lows of 40 or so on Friday and Saturday. Somehow that always happens just before I travel alone. All the better to worry my…Continue
ok everyone i am here and still alive i been doing ok with my diabetes just small changes to the units od insulin i take. I work and keep busy with many others things. What is everyone doing for world diabetes day i plan to wear my blue top and if i could i would light a blue candle or put my blue lights from other years but where i live i can't light a candle or put up lights it's sucks i know but we need to do something blue this month and day are to important not to do anything let keep…Continue
Added by shellyj on November 10, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments
On nov 14 let's say a payer for those around the world who do have access to insulin and to those diabetics who passed before insulin was found and give thanks to dr bannting and dr best we own it to them happy world diabetes day please also keep in mind what the day is about and means to us diabetics.
Added by shellyj on November 10, 2013 at 2:10pm — No Comments
In the last year I have learned an awful lot about D. I learned what basal and bolus insulin was all about. I learned what a Dexcom was. I learned how to count carbs and lost some weight. I participated in the Big Blue Test and am continuing that this year. An important thing I learned both here and on another DOC is the importance of participation in the community. Whether it's just posting occasionally here or becoming an advocate or member of the care staff who greet the newcomers or…Continue
its currently 18:42 where i am living. i have been off my pump for over 2 years now and its been a great break but i go back on my pump tomorrow again! not sure what to think... its going to be soo different! ill keeps yous updated guys!
Over the years I've attempted several shifts in my diet to see what effect it would have on my daily life.
I've been gluten free for over three and a half years now. When I started the change in my diet it didn't have a huge effect on my daily life right away, though I noticed I was no longer tired after eating.
In the back of my mind I always sort of hoped I would be able to eat all those delicious products once again. I would even indulge anyways every once in a while. It…Continue
Well, two years ago this evening I was laying in a hospital bed awaiting my dinner. Since that morning I went to the ER and was first told those words that those who read these pages know too well, "you have diabetes". Not surprisingly my blood sugar did not come down enough to release me from the ER to home, so I was admitted to the cardiac care floor. The only bed they at the time , not due to any heart related risk. The best part of it was I got a private room, with lots a visitors…Continue
My blood sugars have been super high for about a week now. I mean, I'm taking 80-90+ units of insulin a day and am STILL running in the double digits (200-300+) almost all the time, except for some random lows. I was feeling a bit tired and blah for the past week so just figured it was a combination of stress and maybe fighting off a bit of a cold. I was determined to hold off the cold bug until after my HUGE important thesis-related session tomorrow afternoon.
Then this morning I…Continue
I was diagnose 2 years ago with type 2, I know I might had been ill for five or more year before that. I just ignored it. Anyway, everything seems to be going well right now. Most mornings my blood sugar is between 80 and 100. But the problem that I am having is sometimes my feet will start burning and this drives me crazy. I know this is from nerve damaged but damn its uncomfortable. I also have the problem of sugar level dropping too low. I am trying to control my weight so I don't want to…Continue
What (or who) gives you hope? Read why Rachel Tobin was inspired to start a boutique jewelry business to benefit diabetes research and spread a message of hope in our latest Discuss Diabetes post.
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on November 7, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments