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
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
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