This new article on Medscape shines a small amount of light on the subject you might have to signup to read so I will paste Some highlights here.…
It was such smooth sailing when I switched over to the new Omnipod a little over a month ago! What on earth was everyone complaining about? It is so small and cute! Well... today I got handed not one but TWO experiences with the whole pod failure thing. Actually had to take the afternoon off due to my own negligence (no extra supplies, FAIL). BUT - my experience with the Insulet Corp customer service was fast, easy, and pleasant. 2 new pods on their way to me in the next couple…Continue
Added by jen627 on November 12, 2013 at 2:58pm — No Comments
This morning, The Kid donned her furry Halloween costume and, with the promise of candy, traipsed behind a kind lady to a room filled with older ladies and gentlemen. We were part of a toddler parade at the local Memory Care & Alzheimer’s facility and I watched as the faces of these individuals lit up when small…Continue
November is Diabetes Month. This month you'll hear more about diabetes symptoms and risk factors than you will all year.
But there's something you won't hear about. The health challenges those of us who've lived with diabetes for decades may face. There's little research on it; not so long ago people died before they could live that long with diabetes.
But for those of us who will have lived much of our lives with diabetes -- those who got, and will yet get, Type 1 diabetes as…Continue
Added by Riva Greenberg on October 30, 2013 at 9:25am — No Comments
Three months ago I ended up in the emergency room with a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. You may have read my post back at the end of June. If not, go back and read it if you want to know where this all started. I spent my first month on a wild roller coaster ride of hyper and hypoglycemia, emotional and mental crashes.
I was prescribed a total of 40 units of insulin (including two different types I was mixing and taking twice a day). One roller coaster went like this: I check my blood…Continue
So we've entered new territory: Eric and exercise. Yes, I know he's an active boy. Yes, I know he has PE class, swimming lessons, and horseback riding. Yes, I've dealt with exercise-induced lows before...
But now we're taking gymnastics class, and that's a brand new ball game [no pun intended].
See, for all the activities described above, Eric is kind of a sedentary kid. Living on a farm in the woods, you'd think that any little boy would be out and about, running around,…Continue
So, today I will be telling you my t1 diabetes diagnosis story.
I was diagnosed nine years ago when I was seven years old. I was diagnosed on November 4th, 2003.
So, basically I was in the third grade at the time all of this took place. I started showing symptoms. I was always thirsty. I was always asking for drinks and chugging them down and then I would just want more. The thirst to me was basically unbearable. When I didn’t get my way I’d basically have a fit until I got it. I…
Day 3 was not my worst day, but it also wasn't my best. I am starting to see a trend with my number, I will definitely need to do some basal testing next week. http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/07/diabetes-challenge-day-3.html
Added by Dkinsey on July 25, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments
Well day one came and went quickly. On the bright side, I stayed accountable by constantly checking my blood sugars and logging my information. It wasn't a perfect day, but hey, today is another day right? http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/07/diabetes-challenge-day-one.html
Added by Dkinsey on July 23, 2013 at 7:10am — No Comments
I am going to do a one week challenge of being an almost perfect diabetic. I will share my logs with you and do all things I should do as a diabetic. Each day I will share my daily totals with you and we will see if I can manage sticking to this for one entire week! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-one-week-challenge.html
When I get sick my first instinct is to grab my blood checker. Do you blame your diabetes when you feel under the weather? http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/07/is-diabetes-always-to-blame.html
Added by Dkinsey on July 17, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments
I woke up at 3:30 this morning in panic mode. I'd been dreaming unpleasantly — I think it was an outgrowth of the Sharknado trailer I happened upon at bedtime — and Nate had appeared by my bedside to wake me, complaining of a nightmare (maybe we'd been sharing.) Having gotten the boy tucked back in, I turned back to my own bed and tried to settle back down. I had fuzzy thoughts about acid reflux and having your heart in…Continue
Is it really true, is there actually something out there that will change our diabetes world in the next few year?? http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-type-1-diabetes-vaccine.html
Added by Dkinsey on July 9, 2013 at 7:17am — No Comments
I hate goodbyes especially when it's saying goodbye to people who have played an important part of my life. http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/07/saying-goodbye-sucks.html
Added by Dkinsey on July 8, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments
I recently met Azalee while I was a counselor at summer camp.She is an awesome kid who has had diabetes as long as me! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/07/meet-azalee.html
Added by Dkinsey on July 3, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments
Over the course of the last 4 months I have had a thirst that was completely unquenchable. This is not a metaphor, I literally would drink and drink and drink water all day long and never be sated. Along with this I was experiencing serious acid reflux in my throat that was extremely debilitating, would limit my work and my home life. I was constantly tired though I am very active, eat very healthy and get plenty of rest.
I have been working very hard this last year trying to figure…Continue
Added by ChaBuku on June 28, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
It's been the longest week and I have one question on my mind...http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/06/ocd-about-everything-except-diabetes.html
Added by Dkinsey on June 20, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments
This morning I posted on Facebook this Boston Magazine article about the recent discovery by Boston Children's Hospital that the autoimmune attack that results in type 1 diabetes originates with the ATP/P2X7R pathway.
One of my friends, a kindergarten teacher who lived next door to me for years in Malden, MA, commented on my post,…Continue
This weekend, I went to my nephew's wedding, which involved a four-day trip from Maine to Pennsylvania and variety of adventures. When we got to my sister-in-law's place on Saturday, it was jammed with family, friends, and strangers. One of the latter — a relative of the bride's, I believe — conversed at length with my husband on the topic of diabetes after seeing me taking Eric's BG. The gentleman in question was a big dude, former wrestler, about 55 years old,…Continue