Type I Diabetes

Adorable Shoes with Diabetic Feet Inside

High heels Hi all- just a quick post about an issue that is very scary and that most of us don't like to think about.... diabetic neuropathy! It is a very real possibility for all of us, especially those of us who don't take the best control of our sugars or have had Diabetes for a number of years (like me)...    Let's think about our feet. I don't know about you, but I LOVE shoes. Sandals, converse, high heels, fluffy bunny slippers, you name it. But from a very early age, my parents always taught me that my feet should always be protected. While other kids played outside barefoot, they made sure that I always had socks, if not shoes on, so that I wouldn't get any cuts or...

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Waking up with Low Blood Sugars

Low blood sugar The most dangeous part about being a Diabetic is having low blood sugars. After almost 18 years of having this condition, I still can't keep them completely at bay. A little while ago (about 1:32 a.m.) I started having really restless sleep, and my heart began beating very fast. At this point, I woke up, disoriented, and had to convince myself to get up. The awful part about having a low blood sugar in the middle of the night is that you have to tell yourself that it's more important than your sleep. It's very possible for one to sleep through a low blood sugar, if the sugar gets low enough. I have done that once or twice when I was much younger, and emergency...

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Managing Diabetes in School

School Good evening my lovely Diabetic bloggers! :) Today I want to talk about a very important topic- managing Diabetes and a busy academic schedule! I am a second-year college student studying pre-Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Arizona. As you can imagine, I have a packed daily schedule, filled with classes, club meetings, homework, and tutoring hours. In between it all, I need to make sure that I test my blood sugars, change my insulin pump sites, and eat regularly. So how does one manage it all? Well, I believe the key is to be prepared. For example, the class that I need to be the most ready for is my chemistry lab, because it lasts about four hours (with no breaks). Before I go...

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