Today, November 14th, is World Diabetes Day. Though Diabetes is nothing to celebrate, it is something to understand. Not only in the US, but in numerous places throughout the globe diabetes has now become an epidemic and the effects of the disease is one of the most critical drains on healthcare around the world. Take [...]
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We wanted to let everyone know of an upcoming documentary about a potential cure for Type 1 diabetes. The film still needs financing so please head over to Kickstarter to contribute. The film, Patient 13, will follow Scott King who has researched and developed a potential cure for the disease. Here’s a synopsis from the [...]
We’ve been using these 3 simple tips with our Omnipod and though we still experience the occasional bad pod, these tips have significantly reduced pod errors. Rotate Your Sites: Since you have to change your pod every three days, it is important to rotate through a number of different pod sites. We have 4 sites [...]
The Omnipod, by Insulet Corp is really one of the easiest pump management options out there for those with Type 1 diabetes. We’ve been using it for almost a year now and have really enjoyed the new freedom our son has with the system. We’ve now become pretty adept at changing the “pod” every three [...]
Diabetes camp was a fantastic experience for us allowing our son to have a normal camp experience while being inspired by others with Type 1 diabetes.
Though we are all hopeful for an eventual cure for Type 1 diabetes, the continued wins researchers are seeing in their quest to create an artificial pancreas is heartening.
We’ve tried lots of different foods when our son suffers from low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Depending on how low he is and what activities he’s about to undertake we’ve gotten comfortable with a good variety of different choices. The obvious goal when treating hypoglycemia is to get some food into the body that will [...]
Diabetes Mellitus is a term often used to describe Type 1 diabetes or even diabetes in general. As we became exposed to the condition, the different names and types of diabetes was an initial source of confusion. Let us give you a little history lesson on the origin of the word and hopefully it will [...]
Hyperglycemia occurs when blood glucose levels rise beyond normal levels. Unlike hypoglycemia there are typically no immediate negative side-effects, however it is hyperglycemia that tends to be the long-term battle of most people with diabetes. Because those with Type 1 diabetes are not able to produce insulin, there is the constant danger of rising blood [...]
A nice introductory video about the different forms of insulin and how to administer it. Good luck to ‘HardtobeSweet’ with all of her videos. Link to video: Injecting Insulin