After not testing since breakfast because I forgot my meter at home, I’m rewarded with a perfect bg #diabetes #win
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Thanks to Brett Casden for posting this list on our wall!
Created by Meredith M.
Summer is just around the corner!
(Photo from @kendrablackley on twitter)
because you can’t not reblog the men who discovered insulin
Day 66/365 - Take a look around
So, as everyone knows, AIDS, cancer, heart disease, and so many other diseases that plague this earth deserve attention. All of those diseases are SERIOUS problems and deserve to have awareness spread.
There are TOO many problems out there that go unnoticed, and most of that is because it simply doesn’t effect us personally. Would I have ever reblogged this thing before I had diabetes? Probably not because it wouldn’t have even come up on my dashboard! But besides that I probably wouldn’t have because it wouldn’t have related to me in any way. I hope that changes in the future. We shouldn’t have to have something “hit home” to get involved or to help out. Why can’t we just take two seconds to read about something or see how we can help just because it’s the right thing to do?
What this image says however, is extremely important. I don’t necessarily thing certain diseases deserve any less attention than others, I think the word should be out there regardless of what the disease is. Awareness should be spread, cures should be found, and education should be plentiful about these diseases.
I do however, have a problem with people not knowing the SEVERITY of diabetes in the United States and the world. I don’t have breast cancer, nor does anyone in my family, but I sure as hell know about it. It’s been broadcasted across so many different outlets for years. Now, growing up in the United States I’ve heard about Type 2 diabetes being an issue, obviously because of obesity being at an alarmingly high rate here.
Still though, what about Type 1? I feel like diabetes gets put on the back burner because it’s not something you can straight up die from in the same way as cancer. Cancer is serious, and trust me, I’m not saying let’s back off on the cancer awareness and finding a cure, I just feel like diabetes should be backed in the same way.
That brings me to another point. It’s really a shame how the media portrays things, and it’s SAD that a lot of the misinformed people out there are just misinformed from jokes that should never have started in the first place. For example, the pictures on tumblr of donuts/cakes/candy followed with the tag “diabetes” or a comment like: “omg diabetes here I come!”.
Education, awareness, and finding a cure should be at the forefront in the media, not jokes and misconceptions. Can I take a diabetes joke? Sure, but sometimes that shit walks a thin line. Let’s focus on finding a cure. Let’s focus on one of the DEADLIEST things to our human race. Can we focus on that please?
I’m 19.3 after changing my site, but I had pizza so…
Crossing my fingers that my site isn’t bad!
The scientists went to a hospital ward with diabetic children, most of them comatose and dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. This is known as one of medicine’s most incredible moments. Imagine a room full of parents sitting at the bedside waiting for the inevitable death of their child. The scientists went from bed-to-bed and injected the children with the new purified extract - insulin. As they began to inject the last comatose child, the first child injected began to awaken. Then one by one, all the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death and gloom became a place of joy and hope.
this makes me get all teary eyed. diabetes is a scary disease. my mom was talking about holding my brother when he was first diagnosed with type 1 at 4 years old, thinking he was going to die in her arms. she said that first shot was a miracle. she told me she is so thankful that i didn’t have to go through what he did when i was diagnosed with type 1 at 7 years old. insulin isn’t a cure, but it makes something most people don’t think twice about, like eating or even just living, a hell of a lot easier.
This one made me laugh, so true!