Tummy full of gummies.
Congrats to Laura Murray, this weekès caption contest winner!
I made these over a year ago…. but here’s some diabetes memes of my face (in 2012) with awesome pickup lines. Use them for valentines day or whatever floats your goat.
I once had a drunk guy tell me I was too sexy to be shooting up at a party. He knocked the needle out of my hands and stepped on the pen, shattering the casing, telling me I should thank him by giving him my number and a kiss. It was my diabetes medicine.
(submitted by anonymous)
*immediately feels low and drinks juice*
*brushes teeth again*
Today, you will feel pain.
It might be when you prick your finger, you give yourself a shot, or you put your pump on, or when you get made fun of, you get misunderstood, you get test results that you don’t want to hear, or maybe you just heard today…that you’ve been diagnosed.
Somehow someway, you will feel pain today as a type 1 diabetic.
It might be as small as a prick to your finger that you’ve done a million times, or as big as waking up to bright fluorescent lights in the E.R not knowing how you got there. Sometimes it’s small, barely noticeable, sometimes it’s bearable-just part of the territory, sometimes it’s the worst thing in the world-where your body is staging a full on mutiny.
If you’re reading this and have diabetes, you have conquered anything that has been thrown at you. You’ve gotten past the small, the medium, the BIGGEST pain this disease can throw at you. You’re here, alive, and you’ve got another day waiting to be conquered. I think that this needs to be said on an even larger scale than who I can reach, but I hope every single one of you sees this.
I’ll never give up.
We will never give up.
T1D author Laura Kronen gives names to all the lows she has experienced. Can you think of more?
“What’s interesting about low blood sugar is that the symptoms are never the same from person to person or episode to episode. There are many types of lows, and you can experience a different one every day or even a few simultaneously.”
Laser May Remove Pin Pricks from Diabetics’ Lives
Princeton Univ. researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people’s blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood.
"We are working hard to turn engineering solutions into useful tools for people to use in their daily lives," said Claire Gmachl, professor of electrical engineering and the project’s senior researcher. "With this work we hope to improve the lives of many diabetes sufferers who depend on frequent blood glucose monitoring."
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/08/laser-may-remove-pin-pricks-diabetics-lives
Congrats to caption contest winner Jennifer Gaytan!
“The image above was taken in 1922; the year in which the discovery of insulin was confirmed by Frederick Banting and James Mcleod, who went on to win 1923’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work. This could suggest that the girl depicted in the photograph, published in the Journal of Metabolic Research, may very well have been one of the earliest recipients of life-saving insulin therapy.”
Photo submitted by Rachel Williams ONeal (It was hanging in her Endo’s Office!)
Saw this poster up at my clinic! Can’t wait to do this!