HuffPost readers share their stories about dealing with the rising cost of insulin and other livesaving drugs.
If you read the news, you know that insulin has become so expensive, Type 1 diabetics are dying.
Establishing emergency care plans helps children with diabetes, school nurses, and school personnel work together to successfully manage high or low blood glucose in the school setting. Communicating in advance with your child's teachers and other school staff can help make the school year a healthy one.
Phase one is pain and freezing. The pain is worse at night and increases with any movement. This pain will also last for
This kid swimmer was excited to represent the Killer Whales.
Remember this? "In medicine, a differential diagnosis is the distinguishing of a particular disease or condition from others
It's changed my whole perspective on the disease. It's made me accept what I can control. I understand that even though I'm
"Having diabetes isn't a choice. How people manage it should be," said Kim Blickenstaff, president and CEO of Tandem Diabetes
In Uganda, T1D is a financially backbreaking disease at a cost of at least $700 a year for basic tests and supplies. For a country with an average income per capita hovering around $600, and with 19.5% of the population living below the poverty line, this cost is prohibitive.
We finally understand how the immune system helps cause Type 1 diabetes.
For even after 15 years of marriage, seeing my diabetes management up this close is a game-changer. And, truth be told, there's something profoundly satisfying for me to see this transformation occurring in him. The rest we'll just have to figure out as we go.
Until then, I will never give up hope for that promise of a cure, one day, so I can finally get off this daily roller coaster ride of diabetes and run free.
We don't get a paycheck. I don't think we as diabetics give ourselves half of the credit that we should. Some days you're
My teenage years were a struggle, to say the least. I was a typical teenager, combating hormones, stress from school, and lack of self-confidence. Then throw diabetes into the mix, and you have yourself a world full of trouble.
With insulin, syringes, blood sugar meter, and snacks in hand. I left as this person I didn't even know yet. I didn't know the severity of the condition I was now diagnosed with. The day I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes changed me forever.
John was a godsend. A wake-up call, shall you say. This is what could happen if I don't take care of myself.