I don’t know how many of out followers use Instagram, but I started an #actuallydiabetic hashtag on there. I’ve seen some of the pictures that people have tagged as #diabetes and it’s the same thing as here. Do if you guys want, use that hashtag if you upload any thing diabetic/diabetes related!
Has anyone ever had issues with pump sites bleeding? I've had diabetes for 11 years and a pump for almost as long, but lately I've had a lot of highs right after I change my site that won't come down easily, so I'll take off the site and find a lot of the time that it bleeds quite a bit. I don't know why this would start all of a sudden and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions to stop this?
I have had my fair share of pump bleeding. If you don’t do it already, rotate your sites! It helps the tissue in your body heal and because you don’t use the same site a bazillion times. If you use the same site over and over again, the insulin isn’t going to get through as well as if you rotate it. If you already rotate, try inserting the site in another place on your body (if you can!) Sometimes it’s just the site itself too.
Definition of the error messages you might get on your Blood Meter
DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH 2013 PHOTO-CHALLENGE!!!
I worked really hard making this. I hope everyone likes it! Finding diabetes related stuff to represent in pictures is more difficult than it sounds. I tried to focus on making it fun and interesting. I’m going to post this on twitter, instagram, and maybe Facebook as well.
Please hashtag #DiabadassChallenge so I can find your posts and see your photos on every social network. If you want to add me on any of them just message me and I’ll link you.
If you decide to use this on any of other blogs, please credit me!! I put so much thought into this trying to make it unique and also creating the background. This is the first time I’ve ever created anything fun like this. I don’t want any copycats!
Thank you so much, diabuddies!! You are ALL so amazing <3
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Hi :) was wondering if you guys or anyone who's reading this know of any good diet drinks? I hate soda and am so sick of water/flavored water. Thanks =D
The only soda brand I like is Zevia (an all-natural soda that is always diet and is actually pretty cheap). I’ve also been drinking flavored sparkling water and this stuff called “Simply Balanced” from Target lately. Does anyone else have suggestions?
~ Hannah F.
Just wondering if anyone can say anything about disrupted sleep and effect on levels? I've been type 1 for four years or so, injecting, and I go to a boarding school which has it in their rules that if my blood sugars are below 4.0 at 9.30 pm I have to be woken and rechecked at 3am. I've noticed one night of this (while also screwing my grades) can start a string/mess up my levels for a day or so following?
Whilst is was on the DAFNE course last year, I had to check blood sugars at 3am as i had a problem of hypoing throughout the night. The only effect it had with me was that my blood sugars were slightly higher when I woke up than usual (though I guess anything better than 3mmol/l or fewer when waking up is a good thing).
Whilst I am not sure of the time of night you are due to sleep at your school, I would think that if it was later than 9:30, say 11pm, then it would be worth waking you up at 3am to check your blood sugars.
Moreover, If you are waking up low or really high, I would test at 3am as both can be signs of hypoing through the night (the liver giving out sugars to help bring up blood sugar levels whislt you are sleeping).
I hope this helps somewhat, i can’t really give a more clear answer without having more details unfortunately ^^;
My reply: lieutenantkusa
Very understandable! I'm sure you have seen that the American Diabetes Association has a forum on their website and sometimes the conversation dies down a little on there, but it might be worth mentioning on there about a tumblr for a fun place to follow things that aren't normally on forums. Who knows! I havn't actually looked that their site in a long time.
I actually didn’t know that the ADA had a forum. I’m never on that website (unless i’m looking for research articles for some of my school papers). Maybe I’ll go over and make an account so we can get more people to look at this tumblr. That’s a great suggestion, thank you!
My reply: lieutenantkusa
Have you considered queing your posts? You can set them to once a day and set up like 10 posts or so per week and then it will save so much time from having to spend on here each day.
We do actually queue our posts. Any submission that needs to be made into a graphic goes straight to the queue after it has been made by one of us. Unfortunately, when people ask questions they cannot be queued. That’s why you will see a bunch of questions published at once and nothing else. We just haven’t been all that active because no one has sent in submissions and we’re all out of ideas to post!
I can go back in the archives and have some of the posts recirculate from the queue though.
To the girl who was asking you about pump experience/ if you thought she should get one... Who does her boyfriend think he is telling her it will limit her social life? Maybe it will, but won't that just be a quick and easy way to get rid of the people you don't need in your life? To me, he sounds like a bit of an ass.. Sorry..