living with diabetes
Andre says that he was “stunned” to learn that he has type 2 diabetes. The fire department captain and paramedic says he
More than 25 years ago, Dr. Phil went to his doctor for a thorough physical -- and came back with life-changing news. "I
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.
“Clearly, expanding Medicaid has allowed those 26 states that did so to identify a large number of people who previously
I got diabetes in February 1972 when I was 18 years old. I'm now 60. I've had diabetes more than four decades, more than two-thirds of my life. I have no memory of what life was like before "staying between the lines."
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.
As Diabetes Month ends, I don't know how much we've accomplished. I don't know how many more people with diabetes will take better care of themselves. Or how many people realized they may have undiagnosed diabetes and went to get a fasting blood sugar test.
For 18 years of my life, I was embarrassed to admit I was a Type 1 diabetic. I was embarrassed to admit I was different from everyone I went to school with. I was embarrassed I had to eat or drink juice in front of peers when the time didn't permit.
I realized how I came across to them. A sweaty young man with blood sugar problems, crutches leaning precariously against the counter, a form from the State of Connecticut sticking out of a pocket of his faded jeans.
Parents of children with Type 1 diabetes often experience "chronic sorrow." But my mother never let on that she had been given a double dose of grief while calmly doling out insulin, counting out precise numbers of grapes for my lunchbox and driving me to Cub Scouts and Hebrew school.