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
Yesterday while at work, I found another Type 1 diabetic and was able to introduce myself to her family it was awesome! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-moment-of-excitement.html
Added by Dkinsey on June 6, 2013 at 7:21am — No Comments
I was celebrating my friends wedding this weekend in the sweltering heat when a new alert showed up on my pump. Apparently my pump wasn't happy about the heat either. http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-heat-induced-button-error.html
Added by Dkinsey on June 4, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments
What would it be like if we are vampires with diabetes? http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/05/just-for-fun.html
Added by Dkinsey on May 30, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments
Here's my post from Saturday morning, I thought I would share it with y'all..
I know I don’t normally post on a Saturday, but this is a special occasion.
I had my 1st “long run” scheduled for this morning.
My diabetes tried…
Sorry Im so late with this but I finally got our story done.
My daughter Melanie was diagnosed in 2006 at the age of 18 months. I would say over a month or two starting in either November or December 2006 she was getting symptoms such as drinking (it never seemed to be enough no matter how much she drank but it was maybe a little more than usual). If you have kids you know they love to drink and constantly ask for drinks so it was hard to go by this.…
I am so excited for this week because I have my first diabetes walk this Saturday and then am running my second 5K of the year. It's going to be a great week of nothing but awesomeness.
Added by Dkinsey on May 13, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments
It has been awhile since I felt this exhausted after a workout. I try to swim at least three times a week, and I've been incrementally increasing the distance over the last couple of weeks to avoid hitting a "plateau." I don't consider myself a fitness fanatic, but I do believe exercise is important for my physical and mental health. However, as a type 1, I find myself constantly worried about the effects of exercise on my blood sugar and…Continue
You know those moments when people jump into a diabetes conversation as if they knew everything...I had one of those over the weekend and I did alright not turning into a fire-breathing dragon.http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-hot-button.html
Added by Dkinsey on May 6, 2013 at 7:35am — No Comments
Well, hello there. I'm new to the TuDiabetes community! I've had type 1 (possibly LADA...?) for four years. I love to travel. I was actually diagnosed while studying abroad in Chile. Thankfully, I am in good health with no complications thus far. Recently, my husband and I decided to do a 10-day group trip to Peru and Bolivia. I'm excited to be returning to South America for the first time since I was diagnosed, but apprehensive at the same…Continue
You know when you make those poor decisions with your diabetes? I had one of those moments over the weekend and well read more to see the outcome... http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/05/bad-decisions.html
Although training never ever ends for a service dog, Asha is fully functional and saving my life each and every day. She alerts to both highs and lows at levels that allow me to take care of it without getting sick. 4.0mmol/L for lows and 10.0mmol/L for highs.
I always have my emergency kit with me while we are out and about, either in my purse or in her back pack. (contains my monitor, insulin and a few sources of sugar such as dex tabs, candy, glucagon shot and always a juice…Continue
Added by Dkinsey on April 9, 2013 at 7:56am — No Comments
April 4, 1983
You knew what the doctor would say when she stood in the doorway of the examining room, staring at the expedited lab work . The checklist in Time magazine you read in class a week earlier gave you all the clues. (And sweetie, you really should have been studying…) Mentally checking every box next to the symptoms, it said: “You might have diabetes.”
Now it’s confirmed, but you have no idea what that really means. Mom and Dad do however,…Continue
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 Dkinsey on March 21, 2013 at 6:54am — No Comments
As our children with diabetes get older it becomes time to teach them how to recognize lows and how to be responsible at night time for testing themselves. Today's Diabetes Tidbit
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Added by Dkinsey on February 19, 2013 at 7:03am — No Comments