I just picked up my new diabetes alert bracelet. I got lucky and got a 2 for 1 special, so now my husband has one too. :) Then I got to thinking, this one is like a watch band with a two inch ID like band on the front, It opens up and has two stickers for me "This person is a diabetic, check card wallet for info" and "This person has severe allergies check wallet for info". On these cards is all the important info…Continue
.When I was diagnosed 13 years ago, I did NOTHING about it for two years. Don't ask why changed my mind, I just did. I've had several friends who have ignored their diagnosis, recently, and it drives me crazy. I have given them the name of the BEST CDE we have in the area, they have either made appts and then done nothing, or skipped out, wasting his time. I see their health even this early going down…Continue
First 5k marathon we have done. It was great fun and Asha was a big hit!
My goal was to do the race in under an hour and I did! 56mins and 54 seconds!!!!!!
Thanks to Nel Peach who sent Asha a team diabetes scarf for the…Continue
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
Training has been great, smooth sailing actually. When she has her gear and leash on she is all business. I couldn't ask for a better dog, she is very dedicated.. that is until I take her to an off leash park with bad influences....
Her and a new found pal, "Oakley" love to…Continue
Check out this weeks celebrity with diabetes! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2012/10/famous-friday-jay-cutler.html
Added by Dkinsey on October 12, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
“I love how my diabetes isn't something she fears or worries about, but is just something her mama does every day, and doesn't come between us.” Kerri Sparling, of Six Until Me, shares some of the things she loves most about being a mom in part three of our Mother’s Day series. Her response is both heartwarming and unique!
Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes…Continue
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 9, 2012 at 7:01am — No Comments
I apologize for bringing non diabetes conversation here, but when I was trying to figure out where I can get support this was the first place I thought of.
As many of you know, I have been alienated from my children for nearly 10 years but maintained a very close and deep relationship with them. However, 7 weeks ago this Friday their mother went to court and said that I was pressuring them and lawyered her way into getting me only supervised visitation. I have had unlimited joint…Continue
Losing weight and making healthy lifestyle changes are no longer efforts people need to do on their own. We’re featuring some innovative ways people across the country are losing weight. Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes here.
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on April 18, 2012 at 6:42am — No Comments
I've had 3 breast biopsies over the last 20 years. The first one was in 1991. I started noticing a hard lump for months and finally decided that rather than leave it to chance, I would talk to a doc. I was immediately referred to a surgeon who took it out and assured me it was just fibrous tissue. It was until 2003, that I had the second and 18 months ago, the third. Last week, I went in for my biannual mammogram and once again they said, "The margins are just so hard to read" and I was…Continue
Today I hit a wall. A writing wall. It was probably because I spent the last seventy-two hours in front of a computer. I thought with all this time off I could accomplish great feats of writing, maybe even finish a book. But instead I have accomplished very little on the book front. I have left far too many status updates on Facebook and read far too many articles and books and blogs and theology (though I could never get too much theology.) I even read a, I think they call them, Paranormal…Continue
Hello all! I am new to TuDiabetes and am very excited to discover new PWDs and share my journey :) I think it's sometimes hard to look at the bigger picture of a person when you focus on one aspect, so I'd like to share a bit about myself first.
My name is Molly and I'm 21 years old. I've completed 3 years of college at Kent State University as a Theatre Technical Design major. Currently, I'm taking a break from school to refocus on my health. I enjoy reading very much. I grew up in…Continue
Ok, that phrase alone - proliferative diabetic retinopathy - has got to be sending a chill up anyone's spine who is a PWD like me. I've been racking my brain over this for about 48 hours since my diagnosis (Friday 7/29/11). It wasn't a surprising diagnosis. After all I have diabetes since 1989 (22 years this December) and it is a complication that as we get older (44 right now) comes with the…Continue
Added by Eliot LeBow LCSW on May 10, 2011 at 3:38pm — No Comments
"350+ million people have diabetes around the world. Will you be the next to be pre-diagnosed? Why are we still ashamed? Why is there such an imbalance of understanding when ever the subject of diabetes comes up?"
Diabetes invokes many different feelings in some people. There are those that go ballistic @ even the mere thought…
In the last couple of years, I've given the subject of diabetes a lot of thought. I just can't get past one important question of mine. If we are currently in the age of "super technology" in regards to medicine, the Internet in regards to social networking, & communications in regards to television, news media, & phones), then why is it that so many people know less now about diabetes than ever before? Are organizations such as the ADA (American Diabetes… Continue
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last year. My most recent Endo visit was a couple of weeks ago. The doctor made a strange comment: "You're not insulin resistant". I replied "Oh yes I am". She then handed me 3 different insulin samples to try.
Just because I have perfect numbers due to tight control and the supplemental use of insulin, shouldn't mean I am no longer insulin resistant. I only need small doses as a supplement to help bring them down, not to rely on insulin…Continue