Becoming diabetic I quickly realized how important organization is and having an abundance of supplies on you at all times. Now when I travel I make sure I have everything I need to tackle anything diabetes may throw at me.
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I don’t think everyone can necessarily pinpoint one story. But around when I was first diagnosed, I wasn’t able to feel my low bgl’s. So I can walk around and my blood sugar can be at 40 and I wouldn’t feel a thing. With time, I was able to start recognizing signs and was able […]
I have always been in love with the idea of being a helping hand and maybe even joining the military one day. When I found out that as a Type 1 Diabetic, I couldn’t do that, I was very saddened. I also had a dream of being an egg donor to help those who cannot […]
In my field of work as a mental health therapist, I am constantly needing to juggle issues that come into my sessions with clients as well as managing my blood sugars and the intensity of conversations can definitely affect blood sugars.
I was diagnosed just after my 5th birthday, before starting Kindergarten. At the beginning of each school year, my Mom would come into my class to discuss my diabetes. I wanted her to do that because I wanted to be aware of my diabetes and what they could do if I needed help. Another part […]
I am a very active person, & have been my whole life. It took a while for me to manage a stable blood sugar reading while doing physical activities. Many sports I am involved with are outdoors & take place in areas where you don’t have a lot of access to help if something were […]
When I was diagnosed with T1D, I had just finished my first year as a distance runner at my school. I continued running cross country from middle school through college for a total of 11 years. It was a struggle battling the highs and lows but I did not want to let diabetes stop me. […]
Two days before I was supposed to go on a trip to Punta Cana with my best friends, I went low and became unconscious. I woke up in the hospital to my family practically canceling my trip for me. I would not let diabetes take this once-in-a-lifetime experience from me. I packed a bag of […]
In 2017, there was a school biking trip where we had the opportunity to bike across the south of France. I was hesitant to go and bike for 2 weeks (8 hours per day) because I was afraid I would struggle with my blood sugars. I purchased a Dexcom and trained on a stationary bike […]
I am a runner and run for my high school’s cross country and track team and this past cross country season was my first sport season with T1D. I wore a small belt bag, called a SpiBelt, to carry my low supplies which at the time were gummies and Clif Energy Chew Bloks. These things […]
I have had hypoglycemia unawareness since I was diagnosed 14 years ago. I found out about diabetic alert dogs when I was a junior in high school and did a bunch of research and fundraising. I ended up getting my best friend Ellie, a chocolate lab, and over the years she has saved my life […]
I’m a 50 yr old woman who has had type 1 diabetes since age 7. My blood sugar is a roller coaster, especially with menopause. I had to quit working as a registered nurse to care for my disabled husband of 33 years and my 77 yr old mentally handicapped aunt. I don’t want to […]