Toronto July 30th, 1921! Thank you Dr. Banting!
On July 30th 1921, 91 years ago, researchers at the University of Toronto, led by Surgeon Frederick Grant Banting, made the grand discovery of insulin.
This miracle hormone (and/or synthetic drug) became the lifeline of so many children and adults who would not be alive today without it.
Dr Banting...war hero...and hero to all people with diabetes.
Here is Self-forgiveness on Recording the sugar readings and some realizations and insights within the Self Forgiveness
I ended up spilling coffee on the computer, so I wasn't able to post the past few days, yet still wrote. Here are today's and the past 2 days of writingContinue
Added by PaulQuessy on July 2, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments
I shared this on my blog Collegeveganista and thought I'd share here too. Please visit the original post to see the version with pictures. Thanks!
To some, waking up at 7:30 on a Saturday morning for the sake of working out sounds like torture. It even sounds terrible to me. But the recent St. Louis heat–and we’re talking 100-110 degrees–has forced me to take some drastic steps to ensure I get in some…Continue
This is initial points on hypoglycemia, tomorrow I am going to walk a specific memory in relation to this point of not taking care of myself immediately when I am low due to believing and defining it as an inconvenience to others when I go low
I went through a year of not testing my sugar levels because of this fear and the judgment I had towards myself because of it. So here is me forgiving me in the pattern of fearing seeing the blood sugar at high levels
It is pertinent that we stay on routine with our daily schedules with meds, insulin injections, and blood testing. Here is forgiveness on the point
BTW if you guys here don't enjoy clicking the link - I am able to simply post the text here as well - Leave a comment on what you prefer or are indifferent to…Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on June 27, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I am walking a 7 year process of daily Self-Forgiveness. Self-Forgiveness is a key to realizing who we are as life and to take responsibility for ourselves in creating this world as we have - as forgiveness is what is necessary to realize what we have done to this world and done to ourselves, and in forgiving ourselves we are able to change ourselves and live self-corrective statements
Anyways this is a post I wrote on carbohydrates and what I use carbohydrates for, my relationship…Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on June 26, 2012 at 8:42pm — No Comments
Continuing my blogging about the start of my experiences of being diagnosed with diabetes. Starting this blog off where I left off the previous one. I will continue to blog about points that I have gone through with diabetes, how glucose meters differ in blood glucose readings, the variables that we have to consider when taking insulin etc.
Comments are welcomed…Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on April 27, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments
Added by PaulQuessy on April 25, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments
With diabetes and insulin therapy we all develop better senses for your body. Just for the benefit of detecting lows earlier for example. For months these senses are now telling me that something is not right. I could feel my heartbeat more than usual and I got the impression that sometimes there were beats in between. This is not unusual even for healthy people but for me it felt odd.
Now some blood tests have revealed that I have a deficit of potassium (called…Continue
Added by thracion on July 8, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
I know I shouldn't, but I want to congratulate myself. This is a big step for me.
Over the years, struggling with the balance between proper compliance, and absolute poverty (and thus, the inability to afford my insulin, my test strips, my needle tips, my food), I have seen ugly numbers so many times. I have seen numbers that terrified me. I've seen numbers where I literally feared for my life. I've seen numbers that made me call someone I love, just to hear their voice and tell…
Added by RogerMumbai on April 18, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Currently undergoing extensive trials, a pacemaker-style device that delivers mild electric pulses to the stomach could be a new way to tackle type-2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease. The matchbox-sized gadget called DIAMOND (Diabetes Improvement and Metabolic Normalization Device) ‒ a.k.a. TANTALUS™ ‒ is implanted under the skin on the abdomen, stimulates the stomach muscles when the patient is eating.
Basically, DIAMOND is an advanced minimally invasive implantable…
Added by RogerMumbai on March 30, 2011 at 10:07am — No Comments
The Insulin Needles for insulin pens is clearly written by manufacturers that it is Disposable. This means after a single use it should be discarded.
If one has a box of 100 pieces and he uses twice daily injection, that will be fifty days. Hygienically it is better, more healthier to comply…Continue
For the diabetics, daily painful pinpricks to inject doses of insulin is a routine affair, now in a new discovery scientists claim a single shot of insulin could help keep sugar levels under control for more than a month. Today the effect of each insulin…Continue