Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and The Diabetes Collective, Inc., a Florida not for profit corporation, we are able to offer a number of scholarships to The Diabetes UnConference.
The deadline to apply for…Continue
Added by Christel on September 2, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments
We bleed through this disease in more ways than one, but what if? And I’m not proposing some miracle cure, some hogwash alternative remedy beyond the honest diet and exercise. What I am proposing is purely theoretical – a fantasy or nightmare – what would you give up to stop the bleeding? Could you lose time to make time? And this is where it gets rather outlandish; her is the proposal; one year only (12 months, 365 non leap days) in a medically induced coma; where you lay there, sugar…Continue
Okay. The hard ones, the immediate ones first:
What does it mean here in the USA that a day arrived where I could honestly sigh in relief that—"whew, whatever else that has occurred that is horrible, at least none of our law enforcement officers beheaded anyone today." ?....
As a child of the 60s with emotional wounds from losses on both sides of those barricades (med-evac pilot lover lost in 'Nam/brain damaged protestor from a police billy club at the Dem…Continue
On a good day, diabetes isn't a bad disease to have - I say this all the time. On a bad day, when I'm so crazy, infuriated and angry about the slightest, next-to-nothing, when I'm 'exploitative' hating myself for finding a normal day so difficult and I just can't get my sugar to come down; when I'm so scared my eye bleeds again and a world of opportunity threatening to be taken away from me; well then I'll seriously consider swapping you my diabetes for something else, you take your…Continue
I introduced our newly diagnosed diabetic kitty, Doufus, in the Pets and People Group---one of the first I joined many years ago:
But Update Today: What a day. And "miles to go" yet. Dear kitty Doufus…Continue
From my Wordpress Blog: http://t1dandtwentysomething.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/diabetic-in-hot-yoga-class/
As a hot yoga teacher, getting back into my own yoga practice has been a challenge. Just as food and insulin react with my body differently from day to day, exercise can also have extremely different impacts on my body and sugar levels. The heat in hot yoga class adds another element,…Continue
It’s Hannah and Aaron here, better known as papa bear and mama bear. We’re the creators of Jerry the Bear and you may have even seen us in bear suits in TuDiabetes…Continue
I spend an awful lot of time reading the posts of fellow diabetics here on Facebook. To share how we feel intimately, then stand back and view from a global level; well things have been frantic this week as always; parents with their T1 children in hospital (the parents in my mind always suffer the worst); the divorces, there is only so much stress the diabetic mind can take; the loss of medical insurance, the DKA, the throwing a can of Coke on your husband (#brilliant), the group meeting…Continue
Thursday, 6 June, 2014
On Sunday I'll be sixteen months post total pancreatectomy and autologus islet cell transplant. Hard to believe it's been that long but it has. It's been a long road physically & emotionally but one I'm glad I chose! I've had my share of bumps along the road which I'll detail in another post, but I'm most effected by the new onset of my diabetes. It has taken me a long time to call it my diabetes because I was in denial I even had it for a long time. It…Continue
I keep getting messages on reversing my diabetes.
PLEASE STOP IT!
I am a type 1 diabetic. This means my pancreas make zero, none, zilch, nada insulin. There is NO PILL that can fix MY diabetes.
Diabetes is ONE disease with TWO CAUSES.
It is beyond the scope of this blog to discuss medical advice or cures for diabetes! Please start your own blog somewhere else!
IF ANY ONE ELSE SENDS ME ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT A PILL, DIET, DRINK, POTION,…Continue
There happened to be a one day diabetes conference near where I work, so I went there. Here are two interesting stories relevant to stuff we talk about here. Contact me if you want more specific info.
We talk a lot here about how type 2 is not a simple consequence of obesity. I heard a talk from a guy who used metabolomics to measure insulin resistance and thousands of metabolites in a bunch or normal and type 2…Continue
Added by zzyzx on May 18, 2014 at 9:40pm — No Comments
Mrs. Otter is such a trooper. Dental work done on Friday (tooth extraction and crown work), a rest day for Saturday and a 6 mile hike with a weighted pack (20# for mine 10# for hers) and then she felt crappy the rest of the day. We’ve got to learn pacing I guess.
Went to endocrinologist and gained 5 pounds in the last 4 months. Wonderful….(that is sarcasm…)
Now Friday was a very crappy day. I packed my lunch and left my insulin at…Continue
Added by halford on May 17, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Share the (non-medical) tips and tricks that help you in the day-to-day management of diabetes. Please remember to give non-medical advice only!
I don’t really have any good advice for today’s prompt. The best we’ve come up with is using a paper clip on the meter case when the zipper breaks. But I do have a sort of reverse diabetes-hack.
There are times when having diabetes can actually come in handy. I carry snacks in my purse and in my car. There’s usually a juice…Continue
Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day. Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day. Is there something positive you tell yourself? Are there mantras that you fall back on to get you through? Is there something specific you do when your mood needs a boost? Maybe we've done that and we can help others do it too?
"The only weapon I have is comedy," said the great Mel Brooks. I'm not in that league, but I try…Continue
Added by Stacey Simms on May 15, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments
Mayo es el Mes de la Salud Mental por lo que ahora parece un buen momento para explorar el lado emocional de vivir con, o cuidar a una persona con…Continue
Added by Cath on May 14, 2014 at 7:33pm — No Comments
Llegaste a mi vida
sin que nadie te llamara
y decidiste instalarte
sin que nadie te invitara.
Recuerdo cuando niña
una y mil veces
que hice de malo;
porque me castigaban
con tu presencia
si lo único que quería
era tu ausencia.
Después de muchos años
aprendí a no tratarte
Pues eso me costó
además eras tú la que…
Added by Cath on May 14, 2014 at 8:17am — No Comments
May is Mental Health Month so now seems like a great time to explore the emotional side of living with, or caring for someone with, diabetes. What things can make dealing with diabetes an emotional issue for you and / or your loved one, and how do you cope?
Benny was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just before he turned two. I remember a tough conversation in his hospital room at 3am with a well-meaning doctor. We were talking about daycare and work and I promptly burst into…Continue
Relying on your mom to give you your insulin injections has its disadvantages, especially when she's mad at you and hasn't taken (what she called) her "nerve pills." Like the time I got mud on her freshly cleaned kitchen floor and later when she gave me my shot, she wiggled and twisted the needle around in my arm before pushing in the insulin. She swore her hand was slippery from floor wax, but I knew better.
As I indicated…Continue
This is the moment when you become speechless
…of seemingly endless pondering and wild guesses
…the moment when you feel shattered and helpless
…This is the moment when the nurse says, “You have diabetes”
It’s desperately funny
You touch your skin and wonder, “Why me?”
You fight the feeling with a held-back tear and a happy memory
But the moment just simply floats and you feel depressed, cheated, angry…
Then a shallow voice in your head speaks loud…Continue
Added by Lonnie on May 13, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
I have a pancreas in my pocket.
You might think that it's rare.
But there are others like me
Who really don't find it fair
To be judged and insulted
By misconceptions and lies.
Do you know what Type 1 is?
Do you know lows vs. highs?
A low's like a dementor.
The world's slow and aches.
My body stops functioning,
And sugar's what it takes
To save me from low's kiss.
Chocolate isn't ideal,
But I use it sometimes