Greetings from a Canadian Soul , insulin-dependent, since 1977, 91 years, young, living in TORONTO, where INSULIN was discovered by DRS.BANTING & BEST July 30 1921. As ROLE MODEL reaching over 40.000, walking the walk and talking the talk, my advice to newly-diagnosed is 1. have a good diabetic specialist, 2 wear a MEDIC-ALERT identification, it SPEAKS for you in case of emergencies, 3, have a DIABETIC BUDDY, someone you are in DAILY contact,they could SAVE your life, 4, listen to your body, it tells you when to sleep, eat, rest and exercise. AMIGO firstname.lastname@example.org Keep in touch. Check out www.restorethebantinghomestead.com
I dont know, I think having someone hanging in my skin at all times kinda freaks me out. Don't get me wrong, i've read the upsides of having one, but I'm not sure I could get used to having one on me constantly... yikes
Hi Kathy! Thanks for the friend invite. I'm glad you like my photos too - I find it very therapeutic to spend time making visual art that's diabetes-related. My lizard, Smeagol, is a savannah monitor. He's an awesome critter. They're aggressive by nature, but I spend lots of time with him so he's very tame. I love all animals, but I've developed a soft spot for reptiles since they're less appreciated and often feared. They're so interesting and fun to learn about and I love taking care of them.
What do you do in social services? I'm an art therapist.
hi kathy glade to here from someone that started on the pump around the time i did so far i love it after 33 yrs of shots its a big change it just took me about a week and a half to get the basiel rates somewhere close to many overnight low lol as for the unit size no problem i am useing less insulin now being on the pump i only use about 120 units in 3 days hope you are liking the pump as much as me kept me posted mabe we can help each other sam
thank you for the birthday wishes! I appreciate the note. I was able to celebrate with my twin sister and all the family (my birthday fell on thanksgiving this year); so it was quite a treat to see everyone.
Above is a photo of Diabetes Hands Foundation’s own Manny Hernandez with the stars of the Diabetes Co-Stars Video, “Strength in Numbers.” In case you haven’t heard the news yet, there is a new video making it’s way through the … Continue Reading
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading