When our child is newly diagnosed, feelings of great guilt and anger overwhelm us. You are not alone. Maybe this can help...It's Not Your Fault
Added by Mom of a Winner on December 4, 2013 at 9:26pm — No Comments
Autoimmune disease and Mental Health Issues
An article appeared yesterday in the Sunday USA Today concerning mental health concerns and inflammation caused by the auto immune system (Weintraub, 2013). The article is interesting of course for type 1 diabetics who suffer from an autoimmune disorder which is the root cause of the disease. The article does not speak directly to diabetes, but it does offer some interesting…Continue
Added by rick phillips on December 2, 2013 at 5:44am — No Comments
On a quiet, tree-lined street, in a tiny rural town, many years
ago, a little boy, excessively clothed against the bitter cold made
his way up the driveway of the small aging house. Cold it was, indeed.
Pale blue moonlight tumbled and tripped across the drifts and rills of
snow that had formed in the yard, leaving puddles of shadow in its
wake. His breath crackled into ice fog with every exhalation, and the
snow squeaked and squealed under his clumsy…
You probably already know Amazon.Com and may have already bought things there. And if you're reading this you almost certainly know the Diabetes Hands Foundation and the beautiful mission they carry out to help people touched by diabetes.
What you might not know is that just by buying at Amazon.Com, without doing anything extra (well, almost anything) you can help the DHF to continue carrying out…Continue
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:
International Diabetes Federation just started a Thunderclap campaign to raise awareness on World Diabetes Day!
Thunderclap is a website that allows people to pledge to Tweet or Facebook a message all on the same time day and at the exact same time, in order to achieve the maximum effect. They aim to reach at least 250 supporters at the latest on Nov.14 but the more supporters they get, the more successful the campaign will…Continue
Added by Emily Coles on November 4, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I would love to know, for a possible article on the Huffington Post,if you've ever encountered discrimination, or felt discriminated against because of your diabetes - type 1 or type 2?
I can remember not being able to get health insurance because I had a "pre-existing" condition. I can remember being told there were certain jobs I couldn't hold like being an airplane pilot.
What have you come across where diabetes has made you feel discriminated? I would love to…Continue
What a great place TuDiabetes is...an oasis.
I come here daily, to my sanctuary. I'm hooked! I need TuD., like I need the air that I breathe.
Within TuVille, one of my favourite hangouts is without a doubt...
THE CHAT ROOM!!
The place to be to feel good, for a laugh, to start your day...and to unwind after a long one! A place to share joys...and sorrows. To give support AND be supported. A place to soothe your fears. We laugh and we cry. THE CHAT ROOM...a…
Can you sense I am excited ?
I have signed up for my number 12 Team Diabetes event, Amsterdam October 20, 2013 .
A list of my 10 BEST reasons 1 ) to assist the Canadian Diabetes Association www.diabetes.ca and the 9 million Canadians living with diabetes and pre diabetes to live healthy lives 2 ) celebrating living 50 years in Canada 3 ) living 30 of those years with diabetes , without complications 4 ) walking/running/crying ?? by my College of…
This weekend i am turning 18, which is legal drinking age in australia. I'm having a really big party with heaps of friends and family. Im a bit worried about the whole T1D and alcohol.... i have drank alcohol before but ive just realised how alcohol can really badly effect my diabetes. After waking up at 30 the other mornign after i had been drinking im abit worried about how i will b affected on the weekend. Any advise with regards to alcohol would be much…
There are those runs every so often, when you feel like you can run forever without even a hint of fatigue. Where your mind drifts off into that happy place and your body just relaxes. I’ve gone to that place a few times while running but never when swimming.
It's kind of hard to get into a groove when every eighteen strokes a huge wall looms and forces you to break stride to turn yourself upside down in some elementary school style pool trick just to put in another eighteen strokes…Continue
Added by Erin on October 22, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments
I had my own office with a window
i had a girl friend and her daughter
i had a start to a new family
i had good health
i had lots of friends
i got diabetes
i got complications
i got symptoms
i got mad
i got sad
i lost my girlfriend
i lost my income
i lost my start
i lost my future
i lost my sleep
i took shots
i took pills
i took advise
I have been reminded of service many times in the last 24 hours. Last evening I attended my first meeting of a new “volunteer job” as a school board member of a local alternative charter school. The task looked daunting mostly because it was so different from anything I was involved with as a staff member of two large school systems. In those meetings the proceedings were very formal. Last evening the proceedings…Continue
Added by rick phillips on October 16, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
I have been too sick to come Online much this past few weeks. For over a year now I have been dealing with serious health issues. I have not been able to eat much lately, and I am on pain medication that makes me sleep all the time. I used to complain about how hard it was having diabetes, and was always dissatisfied with my body. If I only knew. One thing people with diabetes should remember is that diabetes may seem bad but it is much worse when you get other diseases on top of it.
Report of the early morning Diacrap diver
Blog number 100 of 200 planned
This morning I woke up in a frenzy, at 2:30 AM I strapped on my snorkel device and went diacrap diving. This is my report from the bottom of the bottomless pit that was the most dangerous thing I have done in recent memory. I hope that giving this report will help others avoid the same pitfalls I found.
To begin with you should understand that we have lived…Continue
Just done the Lakeland Monster Miles bike sportive with a difference. The difference being its "only" 68 miles long. Not bad really (or so I told my mind). The issue being 54 miles of those are off road. Thankfully my trusty steed LM is a cyclocross bike, so on went the knobbly tyres and off I went.
The start was nice and dry, down an old railway line and up a few hills then came the first off road bit. A very nasty climb, lots of gravel, wheelspin nastiness really. Riding through…
I have had Diabetes for a very long time...this is my 40th anniversary!! I actually wanted someone to throw a party for me to celebrate my good health, but that didn't happen:(
I want to share a bit of my diabetes experience but find it a bit difficult because diabetes is so much a part of my life that I sometimes find it so mundane to talk or write about, although I know it isn't mundane to the reader. I guess a good metaphor is that to me diabetes is just like putting on my socks…Continue
I want to do a project on the topic of Insulin Dependent Diabetes but in following the rubric for the class I am required to also include a fictional book in my review of literature. The overall project is Problems in America & I chose Insulin Dependent Diabetes because its of interest to me & I want other people to also learn from me. Unfortunately, I can teach my teachers but first I need a fictional book. I have plenty of non-fictional books of course.
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In the Summer of 2012, articles started appearing saying that thin people with Type 2 diabetes had a higher mortality rate than overweight/obese people with Type 2 diabetes. The media had a field day with this. The sensationalistic headlines (“When It’s Good to be Fat” in SmartPlanet and “'Obesity Paradox': Why Being Thin with Diabetes Is a Dangerous Combo” in Time) were based on Association of weight status with mortality in adults with incident diabetes (JAMA.…Continue
We have all heard the saying? Don’t judge someone till you have walked a mile in their shoes. The same can be said about diabetic types, don’t judge a type until you have lived their D.
We all believe that believe that no one can understand but another D, another T1, another T2. But what about the T3’s or to be more precise a T3 parent who can understand what it is like for them, who can walk in their shoes. Don’t they make every step that their child makes, don’t they live the D life…Continue