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Day 184 - Fear and Hypoglycemia Part 3

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to fear having diabetes, fear the struggle that it may bring me in walking this life and in this system - fear being susceptible to the highs and lows of blood sugar levels, fear having to deal with the constant that is me being a diabetic,…


Added by PaulQuessy on October 14, 2012 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Fear and Hypoglycemia Part 2

Part 1 is on the blog as well as a few other posts that I forgot to post here as well. Thanks for reading guys.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that there is a correlation between coming down from a spell of happiness within a reaction of fear and…


Added by PaulQuessy on October 14, 2012 at 1:39am — 1 Comment

The Sugar - Fitness Struggle

This post is from my blog, The Juice Box Diaries. There are several pictures that go along with it so I encourage you to pop over and see the original post if you have a chance! Also, just to preface this so you understand without the context of my site, you should know that next to…


Added by Leanne on October 10, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Diabetic Epidemic

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not see that there will be a diabetic epidemic arising in the world due to the amount of sugar that we consume within the products that we buy and our sedentary lifestyle, causing the pancreas to become overworked and having the hormone of insulin become…


Added by PaulQuessy on October 7, 2012 at 12:17am — 2 Comments

Dating with Diabetes: Chris Stocker Wins Amanda’s Heart

“It was a normal first date of getting to know each other, but since type 1 diabetes is such a big part of me, it began a ‘Diabetes 101’ for her,” said Chris Stocker.

Read our new…


Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on September 17, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Perceiving Diabetes as a Weakness

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to define diabetes as being weak and define myself as being weak wherein I want to hide the disease from all other people so that they do not find out that I am weak and then `pounce` on the subject and me; constantly living in fear…


Added by PaulQuessy on September 13, 2012 at 5:05pm — 7 Comments

Auto-Immunity and My Relationship with Myself pt 2 and 3

I forgot to post the one here yesterday so here is today's and yesterdays. Again please if you could give me feedback on what you read within the blog and your experience with your relationship with yourself I will appreciate the chance to cross reference with myself…


Added by PaulQuessy on August 29, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments


Toronto July 30th, 1921! Thank you Dr. Banting!

On July 30th 1921, 91 years ago, researchers at the University of Toronto, led by Surgeon Frederick Grant Banting, made the grand discovery of insulin.
This miracle hormone (and/or synthetic drug) became the lifeline of so many children and adults who would not be alive today without it.
Dr Banting...war hero...and hero to all people with diabetes.

Added by Linda G on July 31, 2012 at 12:56pm — 8 Comments

Day 77 Going Low

This is initial points on hypoglycemia, tomorrow I am going to walk a specific memory in relation to this point of not taking care of myself immediately when I am low due to believing and defining it as an inconvenience to others when I go low

Added by PaulQuessy on June 29, 2012 at 6:58pm — 1 Comment

Day 76 - Fear of Being High

I went through a year of not testing my sugar levels because of this fear and the judgment I had towards myself because of it. So here is me forgiving me in the pattern of fearing seeing the blood sugar at high levels

Added by PaulQuessy on June 28, 2012 at 5:17pm — 9 Comments

Day 75 - Making and Staying On Routine in Regards to Diabetes

It is pertinent that we stay on routine with our daily schedules with meds, insulin injections, and blood testing. Here is forgiveness on the point

BTW if you guys here don't enjoy clicking the link - I am able to simply post the text here as well - Leave a comment on what you prefer or are indifferent to…


Added by PaulQuessy on June 27, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Joanne Cunha’s Proud Mommy Moment

Death of a Pancreas author and D-Mom Joanne Cunha continues our Mother’s Day tributes this week by sharing her proudest moment as a mother. Hint: it has to do with how her daughter has handled her diabetes.

Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes here.

Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 10, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Wendy Rose Shares Lessons Learned Through Motherhood & Nursing

To help us celebrate National Nurse’s Week and Mother’s Day, Candy Hearts blog author Wendy Rose wrote a guest post about how her roles as an RN and a mom influence one another. It’s an incredibly honest and heartfelt post! Read the full article at Discuss Diabetes here.

Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 7, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments

Prevention and Wellness: Sanofi US Focuses on Diabetes and Minority Populations

In Part 2 of our discussion with Angela Moskow, our VP of Chronic Disease Prevention, Wellness & Innovation, she talks about prevention efforts for seniors, minorities & women and the lessons she is applying in her personal life. Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes here.


Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on April 12, 2012 at 7:09am — No Comments

Saved by my Timesulin smart cap!

At 11:30 this morning I walked into the kitchen to see my Lantus Solostar insulin pen still resting on the counter. I take my shot in the morning, and in the morning I take my pen out of a mug I keep it in on my kitchen counter. After I take my shot I put it back in the mug. This has been my method to track whether or not I take my morning shot for the past year.

It seemed odd that my pen would still be on the counter three hours after I usually take my shot. It's not like me to…


Added by Riva Greenberg on April 10, 2012 at 11:01am — 6 Comments

Prevention and Wellness: Sanofi US Partners with National Organizations

As part of our effort to introduce you to some of the people that make up Sanofi US, we’re featuring Part 1 of an interview with Angela Moskow, VP of Chronic Disease Prevention, Wellness & Innovation. She worked in the diabetes division for 17 years and that experience led directly to her current role which is focused on helping to prevent chronic diseases. Read the full post at …


Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on April 10, 2012 at 6:43am — No Comments

A day of 4s!

Today is a day of 4s, AND it's my birthday!

Help me celebrate by doing 1 of these 4 things (bonus points if you do all 4!).

1 - Call someone you care about, but haven't talked to in a while - tell them why they are special to you.

2 - Perform a random act of kindness.

3 - Take a 15 minute break for yourself today with a walk.

4 - Laugh continuously for 1 minute (extra, extra bonus if you do this one 4 times) Check out…


Added by YogaO on April 4, 2012 at 12:02pm — 2 Comments

7 yr old diabetic becoming germaphobic?

My 7 year old son has had Type 1 diabetes for 3 1/2 years now. Ever since his last "major" illness (stomach flu) last November, he has been totally freaking out at even the thought of germs. If someone sneezes, he runs to another room. I am even hearing now that when he goes to the nurse's station at school for his bg checks and dosing, he refuses to sit in a particular chair because "sick kids sit there, and there's germs there". It's almost to the point where…


Added by TeamLenny on March 12, 2012 at 5:17am — 5 Comments

white, privileged, and diabetic

privileges/racial superiority I receive from being perceived as white with diabetes:

  • I receive and/or am more likely to receive better quality health care and treatment than a person of color even if we have the same insurance status, income, age, and similar medical condition
  • The majority of my medical providers at the clinic are people who look like me, especially doctors (white males)
  • I do not…

Added by greenclouds on March 2, 2012 at 2:31pm — 24 Comments

Just when you think you've got it down

I realized, while walking my dog today, that training a dog and managing diabetes have some things in common. Up until about a week ago, I thought my dog really got the whole process. He went out in the morning, did his thing, then went out again around mid-day and once more at night. He was eating two meals a day with a few treats scattered in there.

Then about a week ago, for no apparent reason, he stopped eating breakfast and started going out at random times with or without…


Added by Jane K on November 30, 2011 at 9:25am — 1 Comment

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