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All Blog Posts Tagged 'diabetes' (1,077)

My take on the Diabetes unConference in Sin City

Since discovering the #DOC back in 2008 (my first #dblog was at Diabetes1.org) when I was trying to figure out how to use an insulin pump after 41 years of being a human dart board ... life has changed so much for the better.



Before that time, I didn't know many diabetics that I could chat with, especially on insulin pumps, In… Continue

Added by FatCatAnna on March 22, 2015 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Mom suffered a dangerous low and now she is slowly recovering from a diabetic coma

Hi all -

I have been lurking but not posting much. 2015 has not been kind to my family to date. Rheumatoid arthritis is kicking my butt and adversely affecting my diabetes.

However, Mom has suffered the most this winter with her osteoarthritic hips. February 27th she told me she not stand or walk when I woke her up to drive her to dialysis. I called EMS and she was promptly taken to the hospital for evaluation. Every test under the sun (especially stroke) was done. Finally, the…

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Added by Kate on March 20, 2015 at 4:08pm — 10 Comments

When I Grow Up – Aspirations in Endocrinology

When I was younger and all the way leading up to Sophomore year in high school, I wanted to be a Pediatric Endocrinologist. I also wanted to be a Fire Fighter, Figure Skater, Veterinarian/Zoo Keeper, Monkey Psychologist and a Racecar Driver. But I'm sure I could dig through some old school work and find a paper or two explaining exactly why I wanted to be a doctor.... …

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Added by Rachel Scott on March 5, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

I Needed Help – Letting Others Help with Diabetes Self-Care

Awaken by the horrible sound of the alarm clock. I reach over for my glucometer. As I squeeze my recently poked ring finger my own blood splatters all over my face and the wall in what looked like a scene from some B-rated horror movie. “What a way to start the day” I say to myself under my breath. Careful to not wake up my fiance next to me or the pups below my feet. 56 mg/dl the small lighted screen answers back in a matter-of-factly manner. I let out a loud audible sigh and I hear a voice…

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Added by Rachel Scott on February 26, 2015 at 1:55pm — 2 Comments

Just when you think you have it all figured out....

Having type one diabetes is like being in a science class sometimes. WE might have a hypothesis as to why our blood sugars are high or low and then sometimes the hypothesis does not pan out.

Just the other day, I had my usual oatmeal with chia seeds, skim milk, and almonds. I am sort of boring most days with my breakfast foods - because I love oatmeal in all its many forms. Most times, with the injected Victoza I use and my insulin dose, I can prevent my morning blood sugars from…

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Added by Susan Van Abs on February 26, 2015 at 11:33am — 5 Comments

FitBit health applications

A friend sold me her fitbit flex health tracker.

I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS.

I love the fact that tracks so many different vial stats and is very flexible. I was wondering if anybody has tried to track or monitor their glucose results and or insulin injections with it. Do you know of an application that will sync the fitbit with your glucose monitor. I want something that will specifically…

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Added by Christalyn on February 22, 2015 at 9:10am — 4 Comments

NovoBLOG?

This whole“being an adult” thing is not all it’s cracked up to be. I mean really? Do I really have to pay bills and do laundry, go grocery shopping and deal with my own health insurance.. Yes.

Actually it hasn't been all that bad. I jumped on to my own insurance for the first time this year after…

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Added by Rachel Scott on February 19, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

I Said Yes To The Dress! - Wedding Dress Shopping with Diabetes

I walked out of the smaller than normal dressing room. Wearing a dress that was unbelievably comfortable. Eyes of my “entourage” (AKA my bridesmaids, his mom, my mom, step mom and grandma) fall on me and follow the dress to the floor. “That is beautiful” I hear from mostly everyone. Then I look into the mirror. This.. is it. For the first time the entire long wedding dress shopping day I feel like this is the one I could walk…

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Added by Rachel Scott on February 13, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Logan





"Logan has really been responsible with his diagnoses. He was checking his own BS on the first day of diagnoses and giving his own insulin injections on the second day. He refuses to let his mother or I check his BS or give him insulin anymore. We are very proud that he accepted it and living with it the best… Continue

Added by TheDiabetesHero on January 15, 2015 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

Lauren





This is my daughter, Lauren. She is 9 years old. She was diagnosed one week after her 4th birthday. She doesn’t remember life before diabetes. And even though she lived 4 years without it, I don’t remember her not having diabetes.

To read the rest of Laurens story and to learn how to add your own…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on January 7, 2015 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Taking my Body Back.

Hello out there!



My name is Lindsey and I have been a Type 1 Diabetic since October 2012. Well, that's what they tell me at least. Now that I have come into a lot more knowledge about diabetes and what the symptoms are of high blood sugars, I can assume that I was struggling with this for a couple years before I was ever diagnosed.

I am very lucky that it never got to the point that I needed to be hospitalized for it, however, when it was caught, my first A1C was…

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Added by beautyandwonderment on November 25, 2014 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Carter

Hi,

Our son Carter was diagnosed with T1D on July 21,2012 just three days shy of his fourth birthday! Although challenging at times, we have refused to let this disease define him, his life or our lives! He has faced it with more courage and grace than anyone I know! His understanding of the disease is…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on November 18, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

What is it like to be diabetic?

What is it like to be diabetic?



My friend Stoner’s question about what diabetes is



http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/blogs/the-question

really rang with me and I agree it is a very difficult one to answer. I did…

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Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on November 6, 2014 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Allison Caggia

Ten months later, my A1c is 6.5 and I’m still striving to get it lower. I always exercised but I’m even more proud of myself for my hard work because it’s more challenging as a diabetic. I have to know my numbers pre and post workout, bolus different, etc. While being diagnosed has been a game changer, I…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on October 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Joe Levdansky

I’ve never been involved in the diabetic community before because I was focused more on my own wellness with this disease. I want to change that. I feel we all have the responsibility to share our story and the challenges we face, so that we can make it that much easier for people recently diagnosed. We all…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on October 14, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Amy

I have learned to accept you and have tried to be one with you. And I am learning to be thankful for all that you have given me…Strength, courage & an understanding that I could not have realized existed without you. Faith & belief in my family and their unconditional & uncompromising love and support.…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 30, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Blake

This is Blake our Type 1 superhero!! Blake was diagnosed at 5 years old. I remember the day he was diagnosed like the day he was born with every small little detail. It was 12/26/13 (our late Christmas present) Blake has been our families rock. He assures us that we will find a cure for this disease. As a mother…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 23, 2014 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment

Ashlynn

My name is Ashlynn and I was diagnosed with type one diabetes 14 years ago. I was only four years old when I was diagnosed and its never been easy! Diabetes has always been challenging to me since day 1! Everything got harder for me when I hit my teenage years. I stopped taking care of myself, was rebellious…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 7, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

Diabetes UnConference Scholarships Available NOW!

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…

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Added by Christel on September 2, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments

Diabetes: What If?

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…

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Added by Paul Cathcart on September 2, 2014 at 3:37am — 3 Comments

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