#t1diabetes

MOST RECENT

YO!! Can you freakin believe I met Doctor William Polonsky yesterday!! (Author of dis book) Bro, I cant wait to share this project with you guys. Hoping secret gets out before the new year 🤫🤫 .
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#t1d #diabetesburnout #type1diabetes

#diabetesawarenessmonth - Diabetes and Society. -
- Diabetes is often in the media due to it's association with the rising issue of obesity and the financial strain on the NHS. Honestly it's no wonder many people aren't clued up on #typeonediabetes. I suppose if you don't know somebody with it, why would you know much about it? -
- I hid my diabetes for years. It was on a need to know basis. I suppose I hid it because of my fear of what people would think, fear of the stigma. -
- But I'm gonna do my bit to clear a few of the myths surrounding diabetes....
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- 1. I did not get diabetes because I ate too much sugar. And no I dont appreciate #diabetes with your chocolate dessert 😑🙈
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- 2. Diabetes isn't so much about sugar but carbs. Diabetes is associated with sugar. In fact translated from Welsh it's called "sugar disease". Yet when I calculate my insulin from information on a food packet it's actually the carb content I look at. 😊
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- 3. I don't have diabetes because I'm over weight and lead an unhealthy lifestyle. I go to the gym 5+ times a week and eat soups/salad for lunch, thank you very much 😂
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- 4. "You can't eat chocolate; can you". Yes I can. Because of the insulin I inject I eat like any other person. Just ask my colleagues about the biscuits I bring to work 😂 also please don't ever buy me diabetic sweets or chocolates. They taste like shit 😂
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- 5. "You just have to inject before you eat right". Hahahahahhaha 😂😂😂😂 no. Definitely not. Type one diabetes is not just a condition where you inject before you eat and that's it. Many things effect my blood sugars, exercise, stress, lack of sleep, carbs, protein, hormones 😴
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- 6. No I haven't seen that episode of a soap where someone had undiagnosed diabetes and lost their leg immediately. Amputation due to poorly controlled diabetes doesn't happen over night, it's usually built up over years of poor management. 🙈🙈-
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- #t1d #t1diabetes #worlddiabetesday #t1dlookslikeme #invisibleillness #insulin #bloodsugar #hypo #hypoglycemia #diabetic #health #typeonestrong #t1strong #diabadass #diabetescommunity #diabetesuk #lifeofadiabetic #bloodglucose #stigma #diabetesmyths

For convenience and to secure my #insulinpump
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#wearingdabbee accessories for my diabetes

4 years ago today we found out your a #t1d with glucose reading at 791! We almost lost you ... it was the scariest wort day of my life when the dr said there was a chance you would not make it.... Thank god for all the support we have from Dr and family and especially your amazing Dad. We are so blessed to be able to say your here. You are so amazing and strong fighting a battle every day that demands your time and energy but most of all strength .I hope that one day we find a cure. Always know your not alone . #fouryearstrong #t1d #t1dlookslikeme #medtronicdiabetes #myhero #t1diabetes #padrefoundation #typeonetypenone #lovelife #lovemyson #typeonestrong #diaversary #t1dmom #t1ddad

Gluten free, low sugar pear and walnut muffins.
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Will probably never make this again- delicious but have not held together well! Cut the sugar in the recipe by half and subbed out gluten free flour and it hasn’t quite gelled well.
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When you can't decide which topping is your fave, have both! 🍕🙌🏼 Delicious half chorizo, half smoked salmon @lodough.co pizza from @t1dsparklemama 👌🏼😍 Which side would you pick?
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Hi everyone and welcome to Look Beyond The Diagnosis! Our goal is to connect chronic illness fighters together based on similar interests and diagnosis.

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Diabetes expenses
I'm so very lucky to have the NHS which pays for my pump and all my medical supplies. I don't have a prescription for the libre, so I have to pay for that if I want to use them, which is roughly £50 for 2 weeks (although the last one I used only stayed on for 6 days).
My main expense is blood sugar tablets and jelly babies, which probably works out about £70 a year.
My heart goes out to all of those who have to pay for their insulin, or those who can't access insulin in any way. Diabetes should not be a death sentence.
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Sometimes the diabetes brings you to such complicated situations ... I'm going to sleep and I see that the blood sugar is normal but I did physical activity in the evening so I know that sugar will probably fall during sleep so I have to eat something that will raise my sugar level and actually go to sleep unbalanced .. So I keep my health or not ?

#t1dstrong #t1dfamily #t1dlookslikeme #t1dcommunity #t1diabetes #t1diabetic #t1dlife #type1challenges

Thank you to @frenchiegang_ for picking and announcing our @tcoyd attendee winner yesterday! Congrats to the 2 winners that were chosen! We’ll send out your Eugo travel cases this week. .
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For those traveling for the holidays coming up, make sure to take advantage of our National Diabetes Awareness Month special of 25% off with code “NOVEMBER”. ✈️
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#giveaway #winner #tcoyd #diabetes #type1diabetes #type2diabetes #travelingwithdiabetes #diabetessupplies #diabetesawareness #ndam #wherevereugo #t1d #t2d #type1diabetic #t1dlookslikeme #t1diabetes

Welp...I fell off the face of the earth with this diabetes awareness challenge. Father than catching up let me just cover today and yesterday....highs and lows. The highs and lows are many and often and for reasons that can’t be predicted.
Highs leave me exhausted and like my feet are in cement. Also gives me muscle aches, pounding heart, heavy breathing, among other things. Highs obviously can come from high carb foods, but also from illness, viruses, extreme heat, stress, call me crazy but I’d say also this Bay area smoke has been a stress to my system causing unexplained highs the past week. Highs are annoying and frustrating and make me feel I’ve done something wrong to cause it which isn’t the case. Highs over time can cause health complications like retinopathy, neuropathy, kidney damage, heart disease, and chronic infections and circulation problems.
Lows on the other hand are super scary in the moment. A low is anything below 70. Shaky hands and legs, blurred vision, racing heart, sweaty pin prick sensations, confusion, panic. The loss of consciousness is a very real possibility. With a low you need a fast acting source of sugar like juice, glucose tabs, or a glucagon shot.
Highs have long term complications. Lows have immediate life threatening complications.
Last night my dexcom was alarming urgent low twice within two hours, both while I was sleeping. Both required what felt like carb loading in the middle of the night. The second one triggered a rebound high. Needless to say sleep was difficult after all that.
This invisible illness is exhausting to manage. .
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#t1d #t1dlookslikeme #t1diabetes #iamgreaterthanmyhighsandlows

Sure this A1C is high. But what you don’t see is that it was a 9.6. What you don’t see is proliferative retinopathy which means that my A1C has to be lowered slowly as not to cause further damage to my eyes. My fasting was great. My A1C will take time, but I’ve been working hard on this since February and have made some major progress.
I’m excited that I found an Endo that listened. Took her time. Didn’t rush me out of there. My appointment lasted 2 hours. We covered everything. I haven’t received care like this in YEARS. If you are a T1 and feel like your endo isn’t listening, please seek out another one! This Endo is further than my prior. I have to pay for parking at the new office. All things that aren’t “pros”. But her doctoring ability and listening, were what I was searching for. Spending more than 6 minutes with me, was what I was searching for. She delivered, without being asked.
I have another appointment at the end of December to see what other changes we can make, to discuss getting off Medtronic and switching to TSlim and Dexcom. And for the first time in a long time...I am happy to go to the Endo! #diabetes #t1d #t1diabetes #insulindependent #insulinpump #proliferativediabeticretinopathy #hba1c @beyondtype1 #beyondtype1

Not exactly a 'good' diabetic breakfast... but c'mon, how many places serve up gluten-free pancakes made with King Arthur Flour?? 😁
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#t1d #t1diabetes #t1diabetic #type1 #type1diabetes #type1diabetic #insulindependent #diabetes #diabetic #diabetesawareness #celiac #celiacdisease #glutenfree #snoozeameatery #pancakes

Diabetes and illness 💉💉
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Being ill is just another one of those things that makes diabetes extra hard to manage, but there a few things you can do to help yourself when you get the sniffles. 💉 learn how you react to illness - personally my sugars go really high (which makes the thirst and headaches that much more intense 🙃) for the first 2-3 days, so when I notice the first signs of illness I’ll up my basal by a couple of units. 💉 test regularly, even every hour. Because I go high, I test as often as I can to make sure my sugars aren’t creeping up again and then give myself some extra insulin if I need it - it’s much better to do this and stay on top of highs rather than waiting for the next meal to find out that you’re at about 29 😰 💉 drink lots of water - it helps flush things out of your system and will also help beat the highs 💉 be very careful with exercise - you shouldn’t exercise if you’re really sick whether you’re diabetic or not, but especially with type 1 it can be really dangerous to exercise if your sugars are already all over the place from illness so take the time to rest and you’ll recover much quicker. 💉 pay attention for when you’re on the mend and need to put your insulin back to normal - there’s nothing worse than recovering from illness and then having 12 million hypos because you’re still on your illness dosage.

It can seem like a lot of effort to properly manage diabetes alongside illness when all you want to do is sleep and eat, but you’ll feel a hell of a lot worse if your diabetes spirals as well, so it’s worth just being extra vigilant.

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