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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
“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
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…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on April 13, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on March 6, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
“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…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on February 24, 2014 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Hi, My name is Tricia Franke. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 11. I am now 32 years old. I wear an insulin pump and test my blood sugars at least 5 times per day (but usually way more). I have never viewed my…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on February 12, 2014 at 2:56pm — No Comments
"My name is Matthew Blum and I’ve been diabetic since November 4, 2004. Since attending college I have been a tour guide for prospective students, a chairperson for Relay for Life, an orientation leader for incoming freshman, as well as featured in many of the schools main stage musicals and dance…Continue
You’re probably wondering what this project is all about. Let me explain. A few years back, when I was graphic design major in college, I prepared a very personal thesis on living with diabetes. A lot of time and effort went into the production of the project. In the end, I wasn’t sure if the story I hoped to tell would be fully understood. But, much to my surprise, I received a phenomenal reception from both my peers and professionals. The project contained six images and a video depicting…Continue
“Everyone here is a big liar.” The woman put her hand on my arm and looked into my eyes.
It wasn’t what I expected after my talk on finding the funny in diabetes management.
“You just lied,” she insisted. “You said diabetes can’t stop you, but it can. If my son had been here, he would’ve gotten up and walked out.”
I don’t remember saying that (it’s not part of my talks) but this woman had clearly heard something that stuck with her.
“Okay,” I said. “Tell me your…Continue
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