I was diagnosed with Type 1 in August, 2014. I am in my senior year of high school and it has been a rough ride but I recently received some good news when my insurance company approved my OmniPod before the six-month mark! Life with diabetes is still new to me so if anyone has any overall tips or advice for diabetes in general or the OmniPod, they would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
You ate too much candy!
I remember distinctly the day I first encountered this nonsense about what causes diabetes. I was 13 in Boy Scouts and my mom was desperately ill. She was in the hospital and weaving in and out of near death. She would remain there for 9 weeks. The issue at the time was the abrupt removal of a narcotic used to ease her suffering from neuropathy. Honestly I…Continue
In Diabetic forecast this month there is a cool little note titled “It’s less complicated” ("It's less complicated," 2014) about a great study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The results are awesome and they show incredible changeover the last 20 years. This morning dribble is about that study.
Ten (10) things I have learned about being diabetic in the past 40 years!!
I was reflecting in chat the other day about the little things I have learned over the past 40 years. This is not an exhaustive list or even a great list, just little things I have learned along the way that might be helpful to others, well or not,
10. Being diabetic can be fun, especially if you take pleasure in freaking people…
40 Year Ago Today (Tuesday)
I was in the hospital watching TV, staring at my orange so hungry I thought I might just expire. 40 years ago today the nurse gave me the injection and I thought how ridiculous, I had given mom shots plenty of times but for some reason I was not yet trained so I was forbidden from doing it myself. After the not trained thing it was about 2 hours and the…Continue
40 Years Ago Today
When I got up this morning I sort of took an inventory of my week, two contractors for estimates (repair former roof leak), some doctors’ appointments, a quick trip to Indiana University (the source as I refer to it), my birthday on Saturday, oh and that other thing. That other thing is my diabetic anniversary. 40 years ago today my family…
Starter vs Maintainer and Diabetes Management
Are you a “Starter” or a “Maintainer” and does that impact how you deal with your diabetes? Do you remember when you were told that you were a diabetic? Some of us shut down, some of us absorbed information like a sponge, or many of us did both. But how you dealt with the new reality may signal a natural tendency in your diabetic life.
Right after the rush of information we were…
Wingspread, Administration Building and the Research Tower
This past week I was in Milwaukee and Racine WI to visit the sites owned by the SC Johnson Foundation and by SC Johnson. It was thrilling excursion for a person who admires the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. The administration building at SC Johnson is rated as one of ten best building designs of the 20th century. This video link provides more information than you would ever want…
I was 12 years old and won 27 gold medals. At least I should have.
The other competitors, Tim Ward, age 11, and Jeff Ward, age 10, competed too. The events all took place in my backyard, garage, basement, and around…Continue
Added by James122501 on May 13, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments
you look at us and you don't see
maybe you look at us and you see
but do you really see or even believe
do you really know what goes on below the layers
under our thick skin
in our bodies
in our minds
while the chaos is underway
you don’t see
Added by kudzuprincess on May 12, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments
Added by kudzuprincess on May 12, 2014 at 8:43pm — No Comments
I'm thankful for my diabetes, and I want it to be cured.*
On June 7, I will be biking 60 miles as a "Red Rider" (a cyclist with diabetes) in the Tour de Cure - Kentucky. Yes, I'll be turning down the basal rate on my insulin pod, checking my blood-glucose levels regularly, and taking plenty of…Continue
Dia-Beatles Number 2
One of the best blogs on TUdiabetes is the one termed Dia-Beatles. It was started by MelissaBL and it is so much fun. Thanks to Marie (who knows all the blogs and discussions) I was able to track it down from 2009. Here is the link:…
I have not had a very eventful but a sort of interesting day for various reasons. Some are detailed below:
1. I got up feeling awful, I know it is all about the Rheumatoid Arthritis I have a bit of flare going on and wow when that happens I just feel awful first thing in the morning. So did what all Americans should be able to do when they feel that rotten I went back to bed. I know not a monumental…Continue
What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
I have been involved in questions and have given some answers lately about what is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)? This board of course is dedicated to Diabetes and we do not often reserve space or engage in the discussion of associated auto immune diseases and that is fair. We are after all a diabetes site, not a support…Continue
Yesterday I had the privilege of attending a 9th grade class where kids were studying Romeo and Juliet. I enjoy Shakespeare a lot and while Romeo and Juliet is not my favorite drama, it is very cool to be in a classroom with a bunch of kids (13 to 15 year olds) who are experiencing Shakespeare maybe for the first time. Just seeing the process of learning going on, while…Continue
2013 revised guidelines for Cholesterol
(specifically the use of statins)
In November/ December 2013 the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) released new guidelines for the prevention and post treatment of strokes and heart disease. These new…Continue