Category Archives: Type 1 Diabetes

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Parenting Style Impacts Control in Children

As a dad, do you tend to be authoritative and have high expectations of your child’s self control? Do you set clear limits and command respect, without bulldozing him or her? If so, you may be helping your child with type 1 diabetes stick to his or her treatment regimen. According to a recent study … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Parenting Style Impacts Control in Children

Diabetes Health: Get More Out of Your Doctor Visit

When you go to the doctor, it is important that you act as a good self-advocate by properly explaining your symptoms. However, since many people do not have medical training, it can sometimes be difficult to convey properly, exactly what we are feeling. This can sometimes result in you leaving your doctor’s office feeling frustrated … Continue reading Diabetes Health: Get More Out of Your Doctor Visit

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Dear Loved Ones, Thank You for Not Holding a Grudge

What a weekend. After 21 years with Type 1 diabetes, you’d think I’d be used to these blood sugar swings, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I had a 330 blood sugar brought on in part by stress and PMS. I’d had a low of 37 the day before. These wildly crazy swings … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: Dear Loved Ones, Thank You for Not Holding a Grudge

Living With Type 1 Diabetes: A Rebellious Teenager Finds Team Type 1

I am excited to have this opportunity to write a diabetes-focused blog for Diabetes Health about living and thriving with type 1 diabetes. First of all, I am extremely passionate about racing road and mountain bicycles, running 5K runs and sprint triathlons, and doing other activities that I find to compete in for Team Type … Continue reading Living With Type 1 Diabetes: A Rebellious Teenager Finds Team Type 1

Diabetes Health Type 1: Dancer Doesn’t Let Diabetes Interfere With Her Dreams

Erin Stapley has dreamed of becoming a professional dancer ever since age 10 when she auditioned for and made the Anchorage Ballet Company in Alaska. Though the 14-year-old was stunned by last year’s discovery she has type 1 diabetes; Stapley refuses to let the disease interfere with her dreams. She continues to train up to … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Dancer Doesn’t Let Diabetes Interfere With Her Dreams

Diabetes Health Type 1: 7 Behaviors You Need to Stop

Diabetes self-care is much more fun when I’m happy. It’s so much easier when I have a smile on my face. For a long time I thought negative emotions could be controlled or denied. I thought I could just put on a smile, and they would go away. But they didn’t. Then I ran across … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: 7 Behaviors You Need to Stop

Diabetes Health Type 1: Taking It One Step At A Time

Like many young people diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, my family and I were shocked when I was diagnosed. Granted, I felt hungry and thirsty no matter how much I ate and drank (classic symptoms), but we had no family history of the disease. When most people think of diabetes, they don’t conjure the image … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: Taking It One Step At A Time

Type 1 Diabetes: Something Went Right With My Medication Refill!

You know the feeling when everything seems to be going wrong, and you are becoming more and more pessimistic by the second? I used to feel that way whenever I refilled my medications. I’d find myself bracing for the total and holding back tears when I thought about how much it costs to stay alive … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: Something Went Right With My Medication Refill!

Diabetes Health: Making Healthcare Work Better For Everyone

Today, 20 million more Americans have insurance because of the ACA, bringing our uninsured rate to an all-time low. Since the ACA was enacted, health care prices have been rising at the slowest rate in five decades. And with new protections and benefits, everyone’s insurance provides preventive services at no extra cost, can’t cap coverage, … Continue reading Diabetes Health: Making Healthcare Work Better For Everyone

Type 1 Diabetes: An Emotional Interaction with My Mail Order Pharmacy

Dealing with my new mail order pharmacy has been a rollercoaster ride. I’ve been lied to, spoken to by people using grand amounts of sarcasm, and had issue after issue with their odd billing practices. The other day I had a conversation that left me in tears. I called to check on some insulin that … Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes: An Emotional Interaction with My Mail Order Pharmacy