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All Blog Posts Tagged 'type' (274)

Diabetes Challenge: Day 3

Day 3 was not my worst day, but it also wasn't my best. I am starting to see a trend with my number, I will definitely need to do some basal testing next week.

Added by Dkinsey on July 25, 2013 at 7:04am — No Comments

Day One of my Diabetes Challenge

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?

Added by Dkinsey on July 23, 2013 at 7:10am — No Comments

One Week Challenge

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!

Added by Dkinsey on July 22, 2013 at 7:26am — 1 Comment

Do You Blame Your Diabetes?

When I get sick my first instinct is to grab my blood checker. Do you blame your diabetes when you feel under the weather?

Added by Dkinsey on July 17, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments

The Diabetes Vaccine

Is it really true, is there actually something out there that will change our diabetes world in the next few year??

Added by Dkinsey on July 9, 2013 at 7:17am — No Comments

Saying Goodbye Sucks

I hate goodbyes especially when it's saying goodbye to people who have played an important part of my life.

Added by Dkinsey on July 8, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments

My New Diabuddy

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!

Added by Dkinsey on July 3, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments

1 Week In to Diabetes

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…


Added by ChaBuku on June 28, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

I have MAJOR issues!

I hope doing this blog will help me and some other people who struggle with Diabetes. Anyway, here's my story.

I'm type 1,since age 4. I am 20 now and my A1c is 13%

Terrible right?

I don't know what it is. I haven't been able to get it together on my own. I don't wanna die. I know what I need to do but Its hard for me to do it for some reason. I have some discipline...clearly not enough. I don't react to my diabetes until I feel symptoms. I'm only getting older and… Continue

Added by Vonnie on June 25, 2013 at 12:17pm — 6 Comments

OCD About Everything Except My Diabetes

It's been the longest week and I have one question on my mind...

Added by Dkinsey on June 20, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments

An Exciting Diabetes Moment

Yesterday while at work, I found another Type 1 diabetic and was able to introduce myself to her family it was awesome!

Added by Dkinsey on June 6, 2013 at 7:21am — No Comments

The Heat Induced Button Error

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.

Added by Dkinsey on June 4, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments

Just For Fun

What would it be like if we are vampires with diabetes?

Added by Dkinsey on May 30, 2013 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Diabetes Won't Stop My Run

 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…


Added by LearningPatience on May 21, 2013 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

Story of My Daughter's Type 1 Diagnosis at 18 months of age

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.…


Added by Ginger9708 on May 17, 2013 at 9:20am — 3 Comments

My Diabetes Week

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

Keep on Swimming

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…


Added by laurenG on May 8, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Hot Button Issue

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.

Added by Dkinsey on May 6, 2013 at 7:35am — No Comments

Traveling with Type 1: Best way to keep insulin cool on long trips?

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…


Added by laurenG on May 5, 2013 at 7:41pm — 6 Comments

Poor Diabetic Decisions

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...

Added by Dkinsey on May 2, 2013 at 7:15am — 1 Comment

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Melissa Lee
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Manny Hernandez
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Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

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Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


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