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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

Diabetes and The Body Politic…What does it mean?....

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…

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Added by Judith in Portland on August 20, 2014 at 10:23pm — 1 Comment

Diabetes Awareness?

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…

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Added by Paul Cathcart on July 18, 2014 at 6:05am — 5 Comments

Doufus update

I introduced our newly diagnosed diabetic kitty, Doufus, in the Pets and People Group---one of the first I joined many years ago:

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/petsandpeople/forum/topics/meet-doufus-the-newest-diabetic-in-the-house?xg_source=activity

But Update Today: What a day. And "miles to go" yet. Dear kitty Doufus…

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Added by Judith in Portland on July 15, 2014 at 10:38pm — 6 Comments

Diabetic in Hot Yoga Class

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,…

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Added by SC123 on July 9, 2014 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

Get Jerry the Bear to Every Child with T1D!

Hey everyone!

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…

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Added by JerrytheBearMom on July 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Diabetes: diabetics make this disease what it is

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…

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Added by Paul Cathcart on July 7, 2014 at 6:18am — 6 Comments

I chose diabetes...well, sort of.

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…

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Added by Sandy on June 5, 2014 at 5:48pm — 6 Comments

Type 1 Diabetes and "CURES"

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!

WARNING:

IF ANY ONE ELSE SENDS ME ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT A PILL, DIET, DRINK, POTION,…

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Added by halford on May 19, 2014 at 1:30am — 15 Comments

Two Little Stories From a Diabetes Conference

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…

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Added by zzyzx on May 18, 2014 at 9:40pm — No Comments

A Day in the Life...

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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.

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Went to endocrinologist and gained 5 pounds in the last 4 months. Wonderful….(that is sarcasm…)

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Now Friday was a very crappy day. I packed my lunch and left my insulin at…

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Added by halford on May 17, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Diabetes Life Hacks - #DBlogWeek

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…

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Added by Stacey Simms on May 16, 2014 at 4:52am — 3 Comments

Mantras & More #DBlogWeek

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…

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Added by Stacey Simms on May 15, 2014 at 1:54pm — No Comments

what brings me down / lo que me baja el ánimo - #dblogweek día 3



Siguiendo con la dinámica de #DBlogWeek el tema de hoy es What Brings Me Down - Wednesday 5/14 que en español sería algo así como "Lo que me baja el ánimo".

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…

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Added by Cath on May 14, 2014 at 7:33pm — No Comments

martes de poesía - #dblogweek día 2

Llegaste a mi vida

sin que nadie te llamara

y decidiste instalarte

sin que nadie te invitara.

Recuerdo cuando niña

haberme preguntado

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 

de convivencia

aprendí a no tratarte

con indiferencia.

Pues eso me costó

malas experiencias;

además eras tú la que…

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Added by Cath on May 14, 2014 at 8:17am — No Comments

What Brings Me Down #DBlogWeek

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…

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Added by Stacey Simms on May 14, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Camp Hamwi and THE Shot (The Highs and Lows of Living with Diabetes)

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…

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Added by MikeMack on May 14, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

It Depends...

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…

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Added by Lonnie on May 13, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

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DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


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Lead Administrator

Bradford (has type 1)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)

 

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