Category Archives: Type 1

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Mixed Martial Arts Reveals Hidden Strengths

Rob Cooper isn’t one to shy away from a challenge.

After the Illinois native’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at 14, the teen who never really thought of himself as an athlete began mixed martial arts training, a rigorous physical …

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: 911, What’s Your Emergency?

Recently I was working at the store I manage when a volunteer came into the backroom where my assistant and I were working. She informed us that something was wrong with her fellow cashier. I didn’t know what to expect, …

AskNadia: Substituting Lantus Insulin for Levemir Insulin

Dear Nadia,

I would like to know, if I normally use Levemir pen insulin, and I run out before my health insurance kicks in, can I use Lantus insulin until I can get coverage for my Levemir ?

Rita U

AskNadia: Skin Reaction to Levemir Insulin

Dear Nadia,

I injected Levemir insulin and now I have a ball. Is that normal? It itches as well.

Michelle

Dear Michelle,

Skin reactions to insulin injection are not new. Since the advent of insulin in 1922, people taking injections …