All Blog Posts Tagged 'type' (273)


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…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 7, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

Diabetes UnConference Scholarships Available NOW!

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and The Diabetes Collective, Inc., a Florida not for profit corporation, we are able to offer a number of scholarships to The Diabetes UnConference.

The deadline to apply for…


Added by Christel on September 2, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments

Diabetes: What If?

We bleed through this disease in more ways than one, but what if? And I’m not proposing some miracle cure, some hogwash alternative remedy beyond the honest diet and exercise. What I am proposing is purely theoretical – a fantasy or nightmare – what would you give up to stop the bleeding? Could you lose time to make time? And this is where it gets rather outlandish; her is the proposal; one year only (12 months, 365 non leap days) in a medically induced coma; where you lay there, sugar…


Added by Paul Cathcart on September 2, 2014 at 3:37am — 3 Comments

Diabetes and Me

I had been diagnosed with insulin resistance since 2005, I was 25 years old. I was in recovery from a long battle with Anorexia and Bulimia, and my mother who is a nurse realized my breath was smelling 'sweet'. I went to an endo, who did a 2 hour blood glucose test on me, and voila insulin resistance. I was put on 500mg of metformin a day and sent away with instructions to come back every 3 months for something called an A1c. And, of course, to eat right (yea, thanks for that... everyone at…


Added by jesikabeth on July 25, 2014 at 7:34am — 5 Comments

Diabetes Awareness?

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…


Added by Paul Cathcart on July 18, 2014 at 6:05am — 5 Comments

Diabetic in Hot Yoga Class

From my Wordpress Blog:

As a hot yoga teacher, getting back into my own yoga practice has been a challenge. Just as food and insulin react with my body differently from day to day, exercise can also have extremely different impacts on my body and sugar levels. The heat in hot yoga class adds another element,…


Added by SC123 on July 9, 2014 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

Diabetes: diabetics make this disease what it is

I spend an awful lot of time reading the posts of fellow diabetics here on Facebook. To share how we feel intimately, then stand back and view from a global level; well things have been frantic this week as always; parents with their T1 children in hospital (the parents in my mind always suffer the worst); the divorces, there is only so much stress the diabetic mind can take; the loss of medical insurance, the DKA, the throwing a can of Coke on your husband (#brilliant), the group meeting…


Added by Paul Cathcart on July 7, 2014 at 6:18am — 6 Comments

I chose diabetes...well, sort of.

Thursday, 6 June, 2014

On Sunday I'll be sixteen months post total pancreatectomy and autologus islet cell transplant. Hard to believe it's been that long but it has. It's been a long road physically & emotionally but one I'm glad I chose! I've had my share of bumps along the road which I'll detail in another post, but I'm most effected by the new onset of my diabetes. It has taken me a long time to call it my diabetes because I was in denial I even had it for a long time. It…


Added by Sandy on June 5, 2014 at 5:48pm — 6 Comments

How NOT to Teach an 11-Year-Old Boy to Give Himself an Insulin Injection (The Highs and Lows of Living with Diabetes #2)

I could give a shot to an orange, a grapefruit, and a nurse, but I couldn’t inject myself.

I was 11 years old and had just been diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes. I spent the next three weeks in the hospital, where the nurses schemed to teach me to give my own shot. After three weeks of trickery, deceit, and…


Added by MikeMack on May 13, 2014 at 7:01am — 1 Comment

Change The World - #DBlogWeek

Diabetes Blog Week starts today! Learn more here at Bitter-Sweet. Today’s prompt is to write about the diabetes causes and issues that really get us fired up.

What gets me fired up? I’m passionate about making connections with other D-parents

We’re in this lousy club together, but sometimes we feel very alone. Hovering over my child’s bed in the dark, fumbling with a flashlight and trying to figure out if…


Added by Stacey Simms on May 12, 2014 at 5:26am — 1 Comment

I'm Thankful for My Diabetes (The Highs and Lows of Living with Type 1 Diabetes, #1)

I'm thankful for my diabetes, and I want it to be cured.*

On June 7, I will be biking 60 miles as a "Red Rider" (a cyclist with diabetes) in the Tour de Cure - Kentucky. Yes, I'll be turning down the basal rate on my insulin pod, checking my blood-glucose levels regularly, and taking plenty of…


Added by MikeMack on May 10, 2014 at 2:11pm — 2 Comments

First blog post type 1

Hello my name is Isaac and I've been type 1 for about 10 years now and i am 25 now. I never talked about my diabetes to well anyone in those 10 years, everyone i met with diabetes were much older than me and would only talk at me and never with me.My family were not the best at communication so pretty much when i got diabetes i felt like i was kinda left to my own devices, they gave me books and asked if i was alright every now and then. Also when i got diabetes i had a lot of people telling…


Added by Isaac on April 28, 2014 at 10:18pm — 6 Comments

Kayla Brown

“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

Checking for monsters

It's 2:30 a.m., and I just performed what I call a "monster check", and can't get back to sleep for thinking. So up comes the blog.

"Monster check" is one of those expressions that is my way of pigeonholing the fears that go with parenting a child with diabetes. It's a BG test that you make when you wake in the middle of the night and go test your child for no other reason than that you can't stop thinking of their last low (or high) and obsess about whether you'll find them in an…


Added by Elizabeth on April 27, 2014 at 12:35am — 6 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…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on April 13, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

How I Keep My Dexcom on SO LONG video and a Type Tank Review


Every runner has to figure out where to hold everything… Car keys, fuel, water, ipod, money,etc…


As if I didn’t have enough stuff to stash, BAM then I get…


Added by LearningPatience on April 4, 2014 at 2:07pm — 2 Comments

Jessica Lyerly

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…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on March 16, 2014 at 7:57am — 1 Comment

Corey Smith

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…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on March 6, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The worst kind of Diabetes?


The worst kind of Diabetes?


Yesterday at the doctor’s office while I was waiting, a couple was engaged in what I thought to be a very odd discussion. The gentleman a man in his 70’s had recently been diagnosed with diabetes. The couple was discussing his diet, and debating one thing or another, including what to purchase at the…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on February 26, 2014 at 7:30am — 43 Comments

Casey Card

“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…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on February 24, 2014 at 2:25pm — No Comments

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