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
where to test blood sugars has never been an issue for us because we choose to test anywhere, listen to Nikki and Maddy talk about where it's ok to test! Please feel free to share our diabetes tidbits with your community
where to test "A Diabetes Tidbit "
You know when you make those poor decisions with your diabetes? I had one of those moments over the weekend and well read more to see the outcome... http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/05/bad-decisions.html
Through the years I have worked at teaching our children how to count carbs and this is just something that they found fun to do check out this week's diabetes tidbit and please feel free to share with your community
Added by Julie on April 26, 2013 at 12:25pm — No Comments
Although training never ever ends for a service dog, Asha is fully functional and saving my life each and every day. She alerts to both highs and lows at levels that allow me to take care of it without getting sick. 4.0mmol/L for lows and 10.0mmol/L for highs.
I always have my emergency kit with me while we are out and about, either in my purse or in her back pack. (contains my monitor, insulin and a few sources of sugar such as dex tabs, candy, glucagon shot and always a juice…Continue
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
Do you use a pedometer when you walk? The “Rx for Walking with a Pedometer” encourages pedometer use to help track progress. Learn more about this program from Kathy Stroh, MS, RD, CDE in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best,
While traveling internationally we were concerned with staying connected to Nikki who was with us but staying with a group of girls and our sons who also have diabetes and were in the states. We tried several different international phones and packages and the one thing that worked for us that kept us connected so we could monitor Nikki's diabetes and stay connected with our sons was totally FREE, check out this really cool App and this week's diabetes tidbit
Hope it helps you when…Continue
I haven't been on here for a while, but those who know me know I write about depression and diabetes often. I have set up this project in the UK www.hedgiepricksdiabetes.org.uk
As part of this project we have the first event for teens with diabetes in the UK. It is aimed at inspiring young people to better control when they want to be normal and tend to rebel, helping to reduce the costs of complications and save…Continue
Added by Zo Zo on April 15, 2013 at 4:05am — No Comments
Driving with diabetes is a BIG deal. In Georgia it counts as a DUI if you wreck you car due to low blood sugar, WHAT!!!! Yeah and I won't argue about it, it is my responsibility to make sure my blood sugar is in range and no one else can worry about it. It would be my fault if I wrecked my car or even worse hurt someone else.
Anywho today was probably one of the first experiences I have had with low blood sugar and diabetes:
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Unfortunately, people simply don't understand mental struggles like depression and panic attacks unless they or someone in their family experience them. Each one of us in my family deal with…Continue
Added by MikeMack on April 11, 2013 at 8:15am — No Comments
Francine Ratner Kaufman, M.D. has had a 30 year distinguished career in diabetes care, research and advocacy. In 2009, she stepped down as director of the Comprehensive Childhood Diabetes Center, and head of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles to become Chief Medical Officer and VP of Global Clinical, Medical and Health affairs at Medtronic Diabetes (Northridge, CA).
Below is a…Continue
Added by Dkinsey on April 9, 2013 at 7:56am — No Comments
April 4, 1983
You knew what the doctor would say when she stood in the doorway of the examining room, staring at the expedited lab work . The checklist in Time magazine you read in class a week earlier gave you all the clues. (And sweetie, you really should have been studying…) Mentally checking every box next to the symptoms, it said: “You might have diabetes.”
Now it’s confirmed, but you have no idea what that really means. Mom and Dad do however,…Continue
Kim was my first real girlfriend, and by “real girlfriend,” I mean we made out in the front seat of my green Rambler. Like me, Kim had type-1 diabetes. In fact, that’s what brought us together, besides the fact that she was really cute, and I had a car.
We talked about when we were diagnosed (she was 5 and I was 11). She thought it was funny that I carried sugar cubes in my pocket. The correct remedy was hard candy, according to her. I liked having Kim around me.…Continue