Category Archives: type 1 diabetes

Alert! Alert!

Today is Diabetes Alert Day, your opportunity to check your own risks for diabetes and alert others as well. Diabetes affects millions and millions (and millions) of people in the U.S. and in the world. Knowing the signs, reducing the … Continue reading

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Drafting in Diabetes

The other day I read Seth Godin’s blog about drafting and realized how it parallels living with diabetes. He writes that drafting works physically, because of aerodynamics, and mentally because the proof (that you can go faster) is right in … Continue reading

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Injection Port for Insulin

Here’s a gadget that caught my eye. For those with a drastic fear of needles, this may just help. It’s called the i-port Advance and it’s made by Medtronic (they also make an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system). … Continue reading

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Insulin Pen vs. Vial and Syringe

I still draw insulin from a vial into a syringe. I’ve written before about why I’m not using an insulin pump. Although I do think pumps are amazing, they aren’t for everyone and that’s ok. We actually have a third … Continue reading

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Pregnancy and Type 1 Diabetes

It’s been a long time since I was pregnant, but it’s an experience we never forget. I have a Facebook friend who is currently pregnant. She posted some questions about pregnancy and type 1 diabetes that I wanted to share … Continue reading

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Insulin is our friend

There are many types of insulin out there. And before I go any further, I will share with you my mantra: “Insulin is my friend.” Insulin is everyone’s friend. Many people don’t have to think about insulin, because their bodies … Continue reading

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What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes, once called “juvenile onset” or “insulin-dependent” or “Type I” diabetes, is an autoimmune disorder. The body turns on it itself and attacks the cells in the pancreas (beta cells in the islets of Langerhans) that make insulin. Scientists … Continue reading

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