All Blog Posts Tagged 'type' (273)

I Needed Help – Letting Others Help with Diabetes Self-Care

Awaken by the horrible sound of the alarm clock. I reach over for my glucometer. As I squeeze my recently poked ring finger my own blood splatters all over my face and the wall in what looked like a scene from some B-rated horror movie. “What a way to start the day” I say to myself under my breath. Careful to not wake up my fiance next to me or the pups below my feet. 56 mg/dl the small lighted screen answers back in a matter-of-factly manner. I let out a loud audible sigh and I hear a voice…

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Added by Rachel Scott on February 26, 2015 at 1:55pm — 2 Comments

NovoBLOG?

This whole“being an adult” thing is not all it’s cracked up to be. I mean really? Do I really have to pay bills and do laundry, go grocery shopping and deal with my own health insurance.. Yes.

Actually it hasn't been all that bad. I jumped on to my own insurance for the first time this year after…

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Added by Rachel Scott on February 19, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

I Said Yes To The Dress! - Wedding Dress Shopping with Diabetes

I walked out of the smaller than normal dressing room. Wearing a dress that was unbelievably comfortable. Eyes of my “entourage” (AKA my bridesmaids, his mom, my mom, step mom and grandma) fall on me and follow the dress to the floor. “That is beautiful” I hear from mostly everyone. Then I look into the mirror. This.. is it. For the first time the entire long wedding dress shopping day I feel like this is the one I could walk…

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Added by Rachel Scott on February 13, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Logan





"Logan has really been responsible with his diagnoses. He was checking his own BS on the first day of diagnoses and giving his own insulin injections on the second day. He refuses to let his mother or I check his BS or give him insulin anymore. We are very proud that he accepted it and living with it the best… Continue

Added by TheDiabetesHero on January 15, 2015 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

Lauren





This is my daughter, Lauren. She is 9 years old. She was diagnosed one week after her 4th birthday. She doesn’t remember life before diabetes. And even though she lived 4 years without it, I don’t remember her not having diabetes.

To read the rest of Laurens story and to learn how to add your own…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on January 7, 2015 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Taking my Body Back.

Hello out there!



My name is Lindsey and I have been a Type 1 Diabetic since October 2012. Well, that's what they tell me at least. Now that I have come into a lot more knowledge about diabetes and what the symptoms are of high blood sugars, I can assume that I was struggling with this for a couple years before I was ever diagnosed.

I am very lucky that it never got to the point that I needed to be hospitalized for it, however, when it was caught, my first A1C was…

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Added by beautyandwonderment on November 25, 2014 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Carter

Hi,

Our son Carter was diagnosed with T1D on July 21,2012 just three days shy of his fourth birthday! Although challenging at times, we have refused to let this disease define him, his life or our lives! He has faced it with more courage and grace than anyone I know! His understanding of the disease is…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on November 18, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Allison Caggia

Ten months later, my A1c is 6.5 and I’m still striving to get it lower. I always exercised but I’m even more proud of myself for my hard work because it’s more challenging as a diabetic. I have to know my numbers pre and post workout, bolus different, etc. While being diagnosed has been a game changer, I…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on October 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Joe Levdansky

I’ve never been involved in the diabetic community before because I was focused more on my own wellness with this disease. I want to change that. I feel we all have the responsibility to share our story and the challenges we face, so that we can make it that much easier for people recently diagnosed. We all…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on October 14, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Amy

I have learned to accept you and have tried to be one with you. And I am learning to be thankful for all that you have given me…Strength, courage & an understanding that I could not have realized existed without you. Faith & belief in my family and their unconditional & uncompromising love and support.…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 30, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Blake

This is Blake our Type 1 superhero!! Blake was diagnosed at 5 years old. I remember the day he was diagnosed like the day he was born with every small little detail. It was 12/26/13 (our late Christmas present) Blake has been our families rock. He assures us that we will find a cure for this disease. As a mother…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 23, 2014 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment

Ashlynn

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

Diabetic in Hot Yoga Class

From my Wordpress Blog: http://t1dandtwentysomething.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/diabetic-in-hot-yoga-class/

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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

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