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…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on January 7, 2015 at 6:49pm — No Comments
I have not been on this site for a very long time. This past year has been a huge challenge for me.
I started working again and it was really taking a toll on me. The moment I got home I needed to sleep. I would get up around 8pm, have dinner and back to bed I went. I was drained every day. The days I had off, was spent sleeping, only interrupted by bathroom breaks and food.
This is no way to live.
Since moving back to Alberta from BC, I finally have a diabetes team that…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on November 18, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on October 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 30, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 7, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments
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
Added by TheDiabetesHero on April 13, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments
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
Added by TheDiabetesHero on March 6, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
“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
Added by TheDiabetesHero on February 12, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments
"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