were everything is crashing all at once. Can’t say I’ve missed this feeling.
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by Kaethe Butcher
Life With Diabetes: What Diabetic Bloggers Want You To Know.
As part of Diabetes Awareness Month, the American Recall Centrehas been asking people who blog…
November is Diabetes Awareness Month.
I know Diabetes is usually brushed off as a joke, what with it being constituted as a “fat-only disease,” that can’t be farther from the truth.
Type 1 Diabetes is caused by the body attacking insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, resulting in the body not being able to make its own insulin and regulate blood sugar. The blood sugar can get very high, and if not regularly checked and counteracted with insulin shots, can result in what is known as ketoacidosis. Untreated Type 1 Diabetes is FATAL.
My little sister was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2008 at the age of 6. She was rushed to the hospital and spent time in the pediatric ICU. She was fine, thank God, but since then she’s had to take long-acting insulin in the morning and at night, with regular shots in between for when she eats. She has to prick her fingers every day to check her blood sugar, it’s even the first thing she does as she’s just waking up. Our house is constantly abuzz with terms relating to diabetes. Strips, Meter, Coverage, Shot, Insulin, Pricker, Carbohydrates, etc.
November, ironically enough, was the month when she fell into her first spell of Ketoacidosis, and her second (she was sick and her insulin ratio had to be adjusted, but we didn’t know at the time.) This month, we’re keeping an extra careful eye on her to make sure she doesn’t have to lie in a hospital bed. This month, I want all of you to do the same.
For her sake, and for your own sake (or your child’s,) remember that anybody can develop Type 1 diabetes, and be on the lookout for symptoms. Warning signs that somebody may be developing Type 1 include:
- increased, frequent urination
- increased thirst
- weight loss
- blurred vision
The exact cause is unknown, but genetics may have a role in determining who is more likely to get it. If your family has a history of either type of Diabetes (1 or 2), you may be at a greater risk.
If we’d known ahead of time that my sister was going to have Diabetes, we could’ve prevented her from having to go to the hospital. She never would’ve had to lay in a hospital bed, not allowed to eat, over Thanksgiving. Now that you’ve read this far, please, spread this post and make sure that this November, we can catch diabetes before we develop it.
MCAT Diabetes type 1 and type 2 summaries
Myth Busters: Diabetic Edition
Source: JDRF website
and I come across it. I will be sending you a message notifying you that it is insulting to those of us who are actually diabetic and that it’s not funny, clever, or cute in any type of way.
Although it’s frustrating to see, rather than rage and get mad at people, I’d rather send you a message in the kindest way possible explaining why it’s not cool. my message is not meant to attack you, it’s meant to inform you. We tumblrbetics use the diabetes tag as a support system, not a punch line.