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
“My name is Kayla Brown and I was diagnosed in March 2009 with type one diabetes in a small town in Ontario, Canada. I was eighteen at the time and was taking a year off between high school and college. If there was ever a good time to be diagnosed with type one diabetes, this was it. Since being diagnosed I…
Added by TheDiabetesHero on April 28, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments
I received this email from his mother.
“This is my pride and joy Austin, We live in Northern CA and he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on Dec 4, 2012
at 6 yrs old (8 now). This boy has become my hero! When the doctors first told us he was diabetic
and explaining things that had to be…Continue
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Hi! My name is Jessica Lyerly and I am from Montgomery, Alabama. I am 23 years old, and I have had diabetes for 14 years now. When I was first diagnosed I had the “why me” attitude, but as weird as this is to say…I would not change having diabetes. Now let me explain!
Having diabetes has allowed me so…
Well, my name is Corey Smith and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in June of 1999 when I was 7 years old. I vividly remember thinking “I wonder if I will have to go to school..” shortly after the doctor told my family and I the news. Fast forward to 2014 and I’m now 22, but still a type 1 diabetic. I…Continue
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“My name is Casey Card. I am 26 years old. April 8, 2014 will be the 13th anniversary of my diagnosis with type 1 diabetes.
When the words “You have diabetes” fell from my doctor’s lips, I had no idea what that meant. There is no way to prepare for the injections, the testing, eating when I don’t…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on February 24, 2014 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Hi, My name is Tricia Franke. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 11. I am now 32 years old. I wear an insulin pump and test my blood sugars at least 5 times per day (but usually way more). I have never viewed my…Continue
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"My name is Matthew Blum and I’ve been diabetic since November 4, 2004. Since attending college I have been a tour guide for prospective students, a chairperson for Relay for Life, an orientation leader for incoming freshman, as well as featured in many of the schools main stage musicals and dance…Continue
You’re probably wondering what this project is all about. Let me explain. A few years back, when I was graphic design major in college, I prepared a very personal thesis on living with diabetes. A lot of time and effort went into the production of the project. In the end, I wasn’t sure if the story I hoped to tell would be fully understood. But, much to my surprise, I received a phenomenal reception from both my peers and professionals. The project contained six images and a video depicting…Continue
Drug Maker Advertising and Social Media
On November 12-13, 2009, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a series of hearings to gather opinions regarding how drug makers should be held accountable for advertising on social media sites (Draft Guidance for Industry on Fulfilling Regulatory Requirements for Post marketing Submissions of Interactive Promotional Media for Prescription Human and Animal Drugs and Biologics;…Continue
Most of us are restarting, jobs, doctors’ appointments, school, daily business. Most everybody is restarting this week or next and most of us are getting back on the road to normalcy after two weeks or so of abnormal living. For me today I have a doctor’s appointment, tomorrow I have another and by the end of next Friday I will have completed 7 appointments. Yeah it is back to normal, in a big way. I do prefer my…Continue
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