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!
Added by DASH Sports Education on June 23, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
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
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
Disclaimer: This contains science related subject matter from various sources, however (despite studying bachelors in biology) I am not a doctor or an expert in this area. The evidence for this has been obtained from reliable sources.
When someone finds out that I'm diabetic, often the first question they ask is: 'Type1 or Type 2?' with my response being type 1. Following this they often attempt to console me with comments like 'oh right so it wasn't your fault' or 'so you inherited…Continue
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2011 during my 23rd year of teaching in NYC's public school system. I intended to quit immediately, however, at the request of my principal, I decided to stay until the end of that school year. During those four months, I secured a Health Coach and Personal Trainer. As a result, I lost 25 pounds and looked and felt so much better. The following month after my retirement from teaching, I began an online course in nutrition. By the end of that…Continue
This weekend I am up at the lake, so we will have to see what happens to my my blood sugars. Luckily, I got one more normal day in to look at before this week is over. http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/07/diabetes-challenge-day-5.html
Added by Dkinsey on July 27, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments
Day 2 looked much nicer than day 1 for my diabetes challenge. Check out how the day went and let's hope to see some trends beginning on day 3. http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/07/diabetes-challenge-day-2.html
Added by Dkinsey on July 24, 2013 at 7:10am — No Comments
I have been at summer camp with my high school students this week and it was amazing! I roomed with a girl who was also diabetic and cannot wait to share with you more of her story and stories from the week! Check out my week on instagram to get a preview of what we did! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/06/my-week-on-instagram_29.html
Added by Dkinsey on June 29, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments
I am officially going to be cheating on Medtronic with Dexcom. http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/06/cheater-cheater-pumpkin-eater.html
There sure is! And his name is Michael G.http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-bachelorette-type-1-diabetic.html
Added by Dkinsey on June 5, 2013 at 7:33am — No Comments
One of my best friends who was there when I was diagnosed, left me a sweet message on facebook about her finding my blog inspirational! It made my day to see that talking about diabetes does make a difference!
Today was a big day, it as the diabetes walk, my blogaversary, and my 100th post. I have to say though the best part of my day was the diabetes walk check out the event! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/05/happy-blogaversary.html
Sorry Im so late with this but I finally got our story done.
My daughter Melanie was diagnosed in 2006 at the age of 18 months. I would say over a month or two starting in either November or December 2006 she was getting symptoms such as drinking (it never seemed to be enough no matter how much she drank but it was maybe a little more than usual). If you have kids you know they love to drink and constantly ask for drinks so it was hard to go by this.…
I had a great week, and felt completely encouraged based off of one conversation with this lady! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/05/she-made-my-week.html
Added by Dkinsey on May 16, 2013 at 7:12am — No Comments
My thoughts are this...
It seems to me that it would serve all of us better, if our diabetes was referred to as either
"Insulin Dependent", or "Non-insulin Dependent"
Insulin dependent diabetics would have a medical ID that states their need for insulin, instead of saying T1 or T2. Therefore, those who need…Continue
Wego Health is doing a Health Activist Writer Monthly Challenge, where you get prompts every day for 30 days. This is for all health activists, so they may not know anything about diabetes. Here's my Day 2...
In the second day of HAWMC, my true love gave to me... I'm supposed to: tell you a little about my "condition" and five things I would want someone to know about it, as well as some links that would help…Continue
Added by Christel on April 2, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments
Tomorrow is American Diabetes Association Alert Day. In our latest Discuss Diabetes post, learn about our interactive “Check It Blue” Facebook event that we hope you will share with others.…Continue
I came across this video, in support of camps for children with diabetes. Be they under the umbrella of The Canadian Diabetes Association, the American Diabetes Associates or from any other country...they are in GREAT need of your support. These are Summer/warm weather camps....that time of the year is just around the corner. Please be generous!…Continue