diabetes-health

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Having to go to work -- raise a family -- go to school -- the list goes on We don't get a paycheck. For our health -- For
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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.
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John was a godsend. A wake-up call, shall you say. This is what could happen if I don't take care of myself.
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Finding out that you have diabetes is a very difficult concept to process, no matter the age. But being that I was 12 years old at the time, I feel that it inhibited my conscious effort to accept being diabetic. Looking back, I'm surprised that I'm alive today.
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Diabetes doesn't always come in the shapes and sizes that we think of either. To be sure, it is easy to blame the disease on "poor lifestyle choices" made by individuals who could otherwise prevent the afflictions of the disease on themselves. But the potential for developing the disease also has to do with genetics.
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Yes, it happened. For a few blessed, fleeting hours, I actually forgot that I have Type 1 diabetes. I'm not talking about pushing it into the back of my mind, but completely and totally forgetting about it. Everything.
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Trust me when I say that the emotional side of diabetes is a huge piece of the puzzle and if it is not taken into consideration, it can unravel all well-laid diabetes plans. So if you love a woman with Type 1, maybe this blog will give you a little something to consider. Or maybe you already know everything. That being said....
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We're talking about drugs whose costs have been paid for and whose benefits are needed by real people right now. The Bottom Line: patients should not be paying inflated prices for drugs they desperately need.
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Yes, I reached out to the diabetes online community and as per usual, they were supportive and caring, but I've heard it
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It seems that we adult Type 1s who have officially aged out of the juvenile stage and who aren't sick are now going around confusing everybody. Sorry. I lived.
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“Clearly, expanding Medicaid has allowed those 26 states that did so to identify a large number of people who previously
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Let's do a little math quiz. What does 9 x 365 x 27 mean? Yes, in my diabetes lifetime, I have stuck a needle in my fingertips over 88,000 times -- 88,000! So, to all my doctors and well-meaning friends and family members, I'm trying my very best.
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The bottom line is that diabetes is a self-managed disease, and it's important to use all the tools at your disposal to help manage your condition. Smartphones, which are now integrated into many people's daily lives, allow for innovative ways to do this.
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People with diabetes have different experiences, contributing to the complexity of managing an already multidimensional disease. There were so many beautiful and human moments as people shared their individual challenges and successes living with diabetes.
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When I was diagnosed at 18, I was told my lifespan would be 15 years shorter than if I hadn't gotten diabetes. Yet today many say that people with Type 1 diabetes may outlive others because we have to take care of ourselves.
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"The main problem is that very few people can do it long term," he said. By Susan E. Matthews Instead, with the NIH funding
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A new diagnosis can be overwhelming and traumatic, but some people find that they can use their health crisis as an opportunity
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Over the past few decades, we've been trying harder and harder to be healthy and fit. The result: We got heavy and sick. What's going on here? When did healthy and fit start making us heavy and sick? And why is everyone calling us lazy gluttons?
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These websites and resources have helped me stay informed, do the work I do, and keep learning to improve my care. They have also supported me and lifted my spirits on more than one occasion.