“I can do this,” I thought as I listened to the doctor explain how our daughter, Erin, had just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. My mother had T1D. Yes, there had been a lot of advances in technology since her passing 15 years before, but the basics were still the same. It was all about numbers – measuring food, counting carbohydrates, blood glucose levels, insulin dosages, body weight, hours of activity, hours of sleep, etc. What I didn’t understand at the time was the mental and…Continue
Im kinna uncomfortable writing this post, but im trying to be brave about it mostly because im not the only one with issues and depressions coming from being diabetic.
Yes, im depressed. I´ve had the D for almost 20 years now and a couple of months ago is when i started to take control of it. Its not as if i was never under control, i use to be when i was diagnosed at 7 years old. I was under control for many years til i was about 12 that my diet got changed and i gained a lot of…
Wego Health is doing a Health Activist Writer Monthly Challenge, where you get prompts every day for 30 days. This is for all health activists, so they may not know anything about diabetes. Here's my Day 2...
In the second day of HAWMC, my true love gave to me... I'm supposed to: tell you a little about my "condition" and five things I would want someone to know about it, as well as some links that would help…Continue
Added by Christel on April 2, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments
For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the message was lost.…
Added by Sarah1988 on January 24, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments
So there I was, watching someone else I knew from my band days begining to make it on the television, feeling sorry for myself, cursing my eating disorder and what it had taken from me, when I got an email from a lady whose sister died of ED-DM1 in June. Logging on to facebook I also recieve a message from a lady whose son died of DKA in January. I am reminded that I have no right to feel sorry for myself, no right at all.
The loss of these young lives (27, 21) makes me so…Continue
Added by Jacq Allan on September 10, 2010 at 7:53am — No Comments