Hello everyone, this is my first blog post. I have my own blog site, please advise on how to best put my blog entries on here.
Graduating high school and university, getting your first apartment, owning a…Continue
New blog post for people new to diabetes! Check it out and become a follower! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2012/08/what-heck-is-a1c.html
Added by Dkinsey on August 29, 2012 at 7:11am — No Comments
This week we celebrated the lovely Riley turning one! Let me just tell you, this little girl is fantastic! She has the most amazing personality and I cannot even believe she is one. I absolutely love her! Her mother is even more amazing and threw the greatest first birthday party there will ever be! Ah, the explanation points are becoming too much, but I can’t help it I love these people they are amazing and I am so thankful to have them in my life.
Ok, you must be thinking, what does…Continue
Added by Dkinsey on August 13, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments
Last Friday was a busy day. It started off with my diabetes eye exam, then my diabetes follow up appointment, and ended with grocery shopping and the Olympics...ok 21 Jump Street...I guess I am not as American as I would like to be. It was a great day overall, I got a little angry in the middle of the day, then had an awkward moment at Costco, but I survived both and couldn't help but enjoy the fact that I had a successful diabetes day.
When you have diabetes, you are suppose to have…Continue
Added by Dkinsey on August 5, 2012 at 7:28pm — No Comments
Post is on my actual blog irunonbatteries.blogspot.com check it out!
Added by Dkinsey on July 31, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments
Are you excited for the 2012 Summer Olympics? Today we’re featuring Missy Foy, the only female Olympic Marathon Trial qualifier living with diabetes. She shares the story of her diagnosis and how she refused to let diabetes stop her from accomplishing her life goals.
Read the full post at…Continue
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on July 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Low blood sugars. It’s just one of the perks to having diabetes. Luckily, I can feel when my blood sugars are dropping. They wake me from a deep slumber; they interfere with my work performance, and sometimes they prevent me from understanding what’s going on around me. They happen from time to time, and they scream for my attention. I had to learn the signs of high blood sugars. But my low blood sugars came with an instant awareness. The first time I ever experienced a low, it was weird how…Continue
This week I have the lovely task of getting my blood drawn for my next endocrinology (diabetes doctor) appointment. I have to get it drawn so that my doctor and I can make sure that everything is working properly. She usually checks for general things, such as, my vitamin D level (which has been low), kidney functions, but most importantly it checks my A1C levels. A1C is basically a measurement of where my blood sugars have been for the last 3-4 months. I hate being uber negative on here,…Continue
I was sitting in the Weli Deli at work having a conversation with another Type 1 diabetic on staff when my boss brought up an interesting point. He said to another gentlemen in the room “it’s like when you listen to people talk about Star Wars”. To my boss we were speaking another language. The statement he made really got me thinking; diabetes is a foreign language all on its own. When we talk to one another about diabetes we usually shorten the actual terminology. When I am having issues…Continue
I am sure most of you read this title and think oh this poor girl, did she lose a toe, begin having diabetes complications. No, when I say costs of diabetes I literally mean the amount of money it takes to take care of my diabetes. It is insane! The only time I honestly get pissed off at my diabetes is when I go to the pharmacy for my prescriptions.
Before I got married I had my parents insurance. It was pretty much $25 for my prescription, maybe $30. Now that I am married I have my…Continue
Food cleanses are definitely the new fad of 2012. There are so many types of cleanses to choose from I may as well be a kid in a candy shop. You can fast just starve yourself no big, eat only raw food, only drink water containing lemon juice maple syrup and cayenne pepper (yum…), or the newest trend the soup diet.
I would say at my work alone there are at least three people participating in some sort of cleanse, me being one of them.
I decided to research where cleanse dieting…Continue
Terry Pearce, A1C Champion and 78-year-old great-grandmother, shares her story of life with type 2 diabetes. Read the wisdom she has to offer about how people can take control at Discuss Diabetes here.
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on July 11, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
We all know Phil Southerland, Founder of Team Type 1 and author of Not Dead Yet, but have you ever wanted to get to know the man inside the helmet? Don’t miss this week’s post, as we discuss things like Phil’s passion for health and fitness, his mission to inspire others with diabetes and even his love life!…Continue
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on June 18, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Hoping everyone gets a chance to take a look at our brand new video, Donor Action, which is focused on the reasons why people should stipulate their intentions when giving money to the major diabetes non profits.
It's a very important topic, so we very much appreciate any feedback.
Have a good weekend!
Added by Stoyan on May 25, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments
Sara Nicastro, author of the Moments of Wonderful blog, shifts the focus of our week long Mother’s Day tribute series from moms talking about their kids, to Sara celebrating her mom. Sara says she has many great memories with her mom, but she narrowed them down to two for today’s post. I’m sure you will agree they are quite a duo!
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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 11, 2012 at 6:39am — No Comments
Death of a Pancreas author and D-Mom Joanne Cunha continues our Mother’s Day tributes this week by sharing her proudest moment as a mother. Hint: it has to do with how her daughter has handled her diabetes.
Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes here.
Best, Laura K.
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 10, 2012 at 6:29am — No Comments
“I love how my diabetes isn't something she fears or worries about, but is just something her mama does every day, and doesn't come between us.” Kerri Sparling, of Six Until Me, shares some of the things she loves most about being a mom in part three of our Mother’s Day series. Her response is both heartwarming and unique!
Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes…Continue
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 9, 2012 at 7:01am — No Comments
“I can’t wrap my head around it yet, but I know I’m so close, and I’m so eager to experience this story for myself.” Jacquie Wojcik, also known as @badpancreas on Twitter, shares what she’s anticipating most about becoming a first-time mom. Definitely an honest assessment of the thoughts & emotions during pregnancy!
Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes…Continue
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 8, 2012 at 6:24am — No Comments
To help us celebrate National Nurse’s Week and Mother’s Day, Candy Hearts blog author Wendy Rose wrote a guest post about how her roles as an RN and a mom influence one another. It’s an incredibly honest and heartfelt post! Read the full article at Discuss Diabetes here.
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 7, 2012 at 7:31am — No Comments
As most of you know, the illustrator of TheGirlsGuidetoDiabetes.com is my youngest sister Ana, who has had type 1 diabetes for 18 years now. She is a Junior at James Madison University studying studio art. Ana is wondering if we, the DOC could help her out for an art project involving diabetes advocacy. She needs:
-One statement describing one of the hardest things about living with diabetes.
-One statement describing something positive that diabetes has taught…Continue
Added by Sysy Morales on April 16, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments