Diabetes! Diabetes! Diabetes!

I don’t have diabetes myself, but my husband does. Before I met him I didn’t really know anything about it. He is Type 1, so there is absolutely no cure or getting rid of it. EVER!

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This is just the stuff in the daily life of a diabetics own personal hell. Besides the insulin pens, he has the cheapest brands possible because even with insurance coverage to have a better brand is still a rip off. Also on another note there is not a generic prescription for insulin either. It is funny or rather not funny since if he doesn’t take the insulin he would obviously die.

Info on Diabetes!

Sorry Hansel, but you don’t develop diabetes by eating too much candy!

 

The thing is people just don’t get it. Diabetes isn’t just something you can take medicine in the morning for and you are good for the day. No! Sugar is constantly up, down, up, down, up, down. I now get the feeling that a diabetic feels like a bouncy ball or a yo-yo.

A diabetic checks their blood sugar, and the score is good…

excited

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Just a little while later sugar is off…

pissed

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What I have learned is a diabetic can have more emotions in one single day than one person can have in their entire existence.

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Do you know anyone that has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes?

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58 thoughts on “Diabetes! Diabetes! Diabetes!

      • signs of diabetes in children :
        The signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children usually develop quickly, over a period of Unexplained weight loss is often the first sign to be noticed.Signs are different from symptoms in that they can be measured objectively; symptoms are experienced and reported by the patient.
        Signs of type 1 diabetes include:
        *Weight loss—despite eating more
        *Rapid heart rate
        *Reduced blood pressure (falling below 90/60)
        *Low body temperature (below 97º F)
        There is an overall lack of public awareness of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes. Making yourself aware of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes is a great way to be proactive about your health and the health of your family members. If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, it’s possible that you have (or your child has) type 1 diabetes. A doctor can make that diagnosis by checking blood glucose levels. To Explore More:https://youtu.be/zyfdSYd4Io8

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    • The symptoms of type 1 diabetes can develop very quickly (over a few days or weeks), left untreated, hyper glycaemia can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis.
      These symptoms can rapidly develop:
      Extreme weakness and/or tiredness
      Extreme thirst—dehydration
      Increased urination
      Abdominal pain
      Nausea and/or vomiting
      Blurry vision
      Wounds that don’t heal well
      Irritability or quick mood changes
      Changes to (or loss of) menstruation
      Signs of type 1 diabetes also include:
      Weight loss—despite eating more
      Rapid heart rate
      Reduced blood pressure (falling below 90/60)
      Low body temperature (below 97º F)
      To Explore More:https://youtu.be/OkDv2wguT7g

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  1. This isn’t a sponsored ad for Wal-Mart either, they just have the cheapest supplies! The glucose tablets are only four bucks for fifty tablets and nine bucks for the needles. We saw that the tablets in New Zealand for FORTY BUCKS for fifty. Insane!

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  2. Great post! My grandson was diagnosed at seven years of age and is now nine so we’re still in the learning phase (what the doctors call the Honeymoon phase- if that’s the honeymoon I want a divorce!) I’m interested in the insulin pens, we don’t have those in Canada. He recently went onto the pump and though there’s a huge learning curve, it’s been worth it. We also ordered a Genteel tester from the US. Rather than poking his poor little fingers twelve+ times a day, the Genteel allows you to poke your palm, arm, thigh, a number of other areas- and it doesn’t hurt! Says the grandma with an aversion to pain 🙂
    Wishing you (because it affects the whole damn family!) and your DH the best.
    Jacquie Biggar

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    • Signs of diabetes in children:
      The signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children usually develop quickly, over a period of Unexplained weight loss is often the first sign to be noticed.Signs are different from symptoms in that they can be measured objectively; symptoms are experienced and reported by the patient.
      Signs of type 1 diabetes include:
      *Weight loss—despite eating more
      *Rapid heart rate
      *Reduced blood pressure (falling below 90/60)
      *Low body temperature (below 97º F)
      There is an overall lack of public awareness of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes. Making yourself aware of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes is a great way to be proactive about your health and the health of your family members. If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, it’s possible that you have (or your child has) type 1 diabetes. A doctor can make that diagnosis by checking blood glucose levels. To Explore More:https://youtu.be/zyfdSYd4Io8

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      • My grandson was a bit different. He had sweats, and needed the bathroom excessively. He was small and thin (the smallest boy in class) We later found out this was do to the pancreas beginning to shut down an rob him of the nutrients needed to grow. I’m very grateful for my daughter’s quick actions in getting him in to see a doctor.
        A year later he’s a happy, mostly healthy boy who survives with the help of Omnipod!

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  3. It’s definitely tough on parents of children with type 1! Don’t know if it’s easy on anyone of any age. I’ve seen a lot of tears and have had to hold him down sometimes just to give that crucial shot. But luckily, it has gotten easier as the years go by. I think the unpredictability of it is what frustrates me the most sometimes. What works one day can be a complete bust the next. Oh and it’s certainly not caused by eating too much sugar 🙄 Hollywood really got diabetes wrong with Hansel and Gretel lol!

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      • One shot a day would be nice! Pens make things a bit easier. Syringes are more accurate but I hate them. We still have to use them from time to time when Ethan needs a .5 increase or reduction. For some reason the long acting doesn’t come in half unit pens!

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  4. My whole family suffers from it. My mom takes insulin daily and it eventually took my grandmas life when she went into Kidney failure(of course she didn’t have what we have now). He, Nolan and Ethan are amazingly strong and fighters! It’s a horrible disease! You do a great job of taking care of him and from that and being responsible he will be okay, I know it! I hate that movie make fun of diseases and put false info into especially young children’s heads. There’s several movies that clown in IBD and especially one that the woman is psychotic bc she has Crohn’s. I’ve spent my whole life trying to fight the stigma that Inflammatory Bowel Disease is the same as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. No where near the same and IBS is not life threatening. They still experience a heck of a lot of pain and uncomfortableness but not like us with Crohn’s and Colitis. We need better medical professionals and we definitely need more people like you spreading the word and breaking the silence on it all!!!

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  5. Two of my three children have type 1. My 15 yr old daughter was diagnosed 8 years ago, and my 10 yr old son was diagnosed in January of this year. A total shock on both accounts. Diabetes doesn’t run in the family. It’s a daily…scratch that…hourly struggle. Both kids are on the omni pod, which is awesome, but it is still hard. On top of that, my 10 yr old was also diagnosed with celiac disease in January.

    He used to get confused thinking if something was gluten free it was carb free. Nope. And if it was carb free it was gluten free. Nope.

    My kids get very upset at the commercials that don’t specify type 2…like a pill or a special diet can help monitor their diabetes. We all wish. It’s a scary disease. Hugs to everyone who knows someone who suffers from this disease.

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    • Hey, I just wanted to share something with you. There is in fact something that may help them both! (I cannot claim it will because the FDA didn’t approve it cause they never approve any health supplements). But I recently made a blog post about it here:

      https://morehealthwealthlife.com/triangle-health/

      But you can also go to youtube and google testimonials about the product.
      I have seen it do amazing things!

      All the best!

      Ryan🙂

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    • I have a child that was diagnosed as well Mariannerice and it was a TOTAL shock! As there is no family history for us either…

      I am not the least bit surprised about the celiac diagnosis though as the two go hand in hand… Not sure if you are into research or not but check out Type 1 and gut microbiota (aka the gut flora – you may be surprised at what you find) And if I were to guess I would guess there is a high chance you had c-sections and possibly some thyroid issues in family history… Maybe not – but I would encourage you to research the connections…

      If you and your children are really looking for a way to manage their condition… As for there being ways to monitor the disease with a special “diet” I will just say we are going on 2 years of being in the ‘honeymoon’ stage… Its an entire lifestyle change… Hugs to you as I know ALL about going gluten free! It’s a rough road!

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  6. Oh how true about the emotional ups and downs in a day! AND YES about more than most have in a lifetime!! Having a child with T1 I can certainly attest to that!

    BUT, did you know there IS a generic OVER THE COUNTER insulin available? YES it is true! Typically walmarts have it in stock its about $25 a bottle – its the original insulin from many years ago Humalin or Novalin Not quite as fast acting as the current day insulins but it is still available and without a prescription…

    As for a cure – I would agree there will never be “A” cure as you can’t make a blanket cure to address each individual due to the complexities involved in the disease and the variety of different environmental factors… But can one be cured? That’s an entirely different conversation 😉

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  7. I’m an endocrinologist. You should consider a Dexcom. It makes a huge difference in my patients, along with a pump. I’m sure you have thought about this already, but just offering my experience with my patients. Yes, the ups and downs are crazy and I see that ALL the time.

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