I was diagnosed at the age of 5 (in 1995). The blood glucose testers required a giant drop of blood, the insulin was precocious and I had to eat snacks regularly to keep from going low. But despite the crudeness of the treatment, it was light years ahead of treatments just 25 years before. Now, […]
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I have been married to a US Army member for 10 years now. It’s been a struggle keeping my A1C in check with 1,000 miles in travel alone from my home state to an army base every 3 months. It takes a lot of organizing and pre-planning because of different doctors on post vs the […]
I am participating in a 5k run for a local hospital. All my teachers and support staff help me out so much when it comes to my diabetes. They always ask if I need something or how my numbers looking.
Diabetes and school do not go well together. I have had many instances where I struggled to get my work done because my sugar was either too high or too low. I am a recent college graduate who spent many days fighting through blood sugar fluctuations. I remember one specific week where I was prescribed […]
I have been a type 1 diabetic for almost 30 years now. My mom managed it until she died when I was 15. It’s been rough. I’ve been hospitalized more times than I ever wanted to be. Finally after the past couple years, it has gotten better. I’m now on a pump. My partner helped […]
While playing outside I drop like a rock. While playing hard, I find that I need multiple juice boxes to keep my blood sugar up and I end up getting an upset belly sometimes from all the juice.
I was misdiagnosed as type 2 after my first DKA in 2013. I followed a strict low-carb, high-protein diet and lost 100 pounds. I had a 2nd DKA in December of 2017 and was finally diagnosed correctly after a GAD test was conducted. Taking 5+ injections a day doesn’t bother me and as crazy as […]
My pregnancies have lead my sugars to bottom out where I would not respond. It happened while home alone and I was found unconscious on the bed. And during another pregnancy, it happened while I was at my daughters hospital room when she was getting cancer treatments.
Having Lupus and being on steroids, along with being on IV infusions, I am constantly battling my blood glucose levels. I do have a YouTube channel where I talk about all diabetic products I use.
I am a group fitness instructor and it can be hard to manage my blood sugars during exercise. I have to make sure they are high enough before teaching that I don’t suffer a low during class but not too high because that makes me not feel good.
One time we stayed at their grandparents house but couldn’t get access to any food for her low, we had to give her a glucagon shot to keep her from going into shock.
My mom owns a dance studio and from a very early age, she would encourage me to check my blood sugar in front of customers to help me feel more comfortable and also to open others up that would then ask questions and would start conversations about my disease. It is a great way to […]