In the diabetes community, adherence and compliance are words that are used to talk about and evaluate how PWD (people with diabetes) are doing with their diabetes management.
My name is Jacob Seltzer, I am 20 years old, and a Type 1 Diabetic. I was diagnosed with diabetes on my half birthday, November 21, 2011 at the age of 15. I have had diabetes for roughly 5 years and I do not let it get in my way. I am currently going into my junior year of college at Stony Brook University as an athletic training major.
United has designated “preferred provider” status to Medtronic, meaning that it will be difficult and costly for its adult members to obtain an insulin pump other than one made by Medtronic
High BP is called "the silent killer" because generally there are no symptoms of hypertension unless the BP is dangerously high. Given the high risk for cardiovascular disease that goes along with a diabetes diagnosis, it's important to know what BP range to target to stay safe.
You go to bed and your blood sugar level is perfect....Ahhh. Then you wake up and it's awful?! What happened??. Find out the 4 Reasons Why Blood Sugar Can Be High in the Morning
Diabetes impacts our lives deeply. We are forced to realize our limitations as humans. Diabetes is a beast to be tamed - not by the diabetic alone, but by an entire village.
DKA is serious, and can be life-threatening. It might have been a really long time since you've been in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), or maybe you've never had it. But, if you have type 1 diabetes, you are at risk.
What do you want in life? I find myself searching for peace, hope, and vitality. My heart and mind jump on board with a resounding “Yes! That sounds great! ” But my pancreas is a party pooper with a different answer.
By Bennet Dunlap -- Father of Two T1 Kids and Diabetes Advocate (It is OK to Skip to the Shortcuts Below :-D) If you are on Gary’s email list, you know that learning to live [...]
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