I’m adding to my tattoo collection in 4 days! Any tips/tricks for healing with Diabetes? I have 4 tattoos from my pre-diabetic life, and this latest one will not be diabetes related - although I might get one for my dia-versary!
Sunday set change 💉
A little run down of what I do every 3 days to keep myself alive! It was so daunting for the first few months! But now I could almost do it with me eyes closed
• prepare working space
• swab new site area
• draw up insulin • remove packaging from infusion set and reveal needle
• lift up/pull back needle and lock into place • find site area and release spring loaded needle - attach soft cannula to body
• make sure she’s stuck on good before pulling needle out (6mm cannula stays in place)
• attach reservoir to tubing • program pump • fill tubing until droplets of insulin are visible at connector needle - make sure line has no are bubbles • attach tubing to body and fill cannula • dispose of medical waste
Let's talk about the story behind the name t1dteacher
I was diagnosed with #type1diabetes at age 11. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease which means there's nothing I could have done to prevent and nothing I can do to get rid of it. That's where "t1d" comes into play. #t1d has truly transformed me into who I am today.
The "teacher" part comes from teaching. I'm in my 6th year of the world's most rewarding career. I truly couldn't imagine doing anything else. I love it! I teach 6th grade math, science and social studies. Being T1D and a teacher has created many unique experiences.
This here is the majestic technology that is the #670g system. This beautiful thing keeps me perfectly in balance so I can teach my students without diabetes getting in the way.
My face when I ask the bartender at the resort pool for ice for my insulin cooling ice cup stack and he offers me something better. Paul kept an eye on my insulin for me so I could float and relax in the Texas heat. Turns out he had a diabetic roommate in college and gets it #happydiabetic#t1dlookslikeme#bunnydiabetic#bunnygidget#type1diabetes
This! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 honestly I knew NOTHING about diabetes when I was first diagnosed. I actually specifically remember ignoring my nutrition professor in culinary school the day we discussed diabetes and thinking “well that won’t ever happen to me, and it won’t be on exams so I can tune this out” then specifically remember when my doctor called and told me I needed to get back to the hospital because I was diabetic, and very sick “shit I wish I had listened in class that day cause I have no idea what that means” I spent the next 3 years learning a little bit more every day of the MAJOR impact this disease would have on my life, realizing it effected every aspect of my life (not all negatively) from working out, dieting, dating, making friends, losing friends, my future, insurance decisions, traveling decisions, financial decisions, meal prep, lunch, dinner, breakfast, sleep or lack there of, colds, flus, tiny scratches I find on my feet (99.9% of the time because I’m clumsy) but that give me panic attacks 100% of the time because those tiny scratches could potentially be the start of my feet being amputated. It is, was, and will be in the back of my mind during my wedding day, my best days, my worst days, and the day I give birth to my first, second, third, and fourth (that was just to see if Luke was reading) children. While I will always hate this disease it has taught me just how strong I am, even though all the other crap I’ve been through should have showed me, this did. It has taught me to accept that everyday will not be perfect, and struggles are worth facing head on, it has taught me I can still be everything I am, and want to be even with this disease, I’ve leaned what it’s like to truly struggle. After 9 years with it, I’ve learned how fucking hard it is, and how it’s okay to sometimes have days where all you can do is cry so much you can’t breathe, and the strength you feel after you cry it out, put your big girl pants on, throw on some Tupac, and work a 10 hour day. In moving forward, I will be posting about this more, hoping to help newly diagnosed type ones learn. 💙💙#typeonetypehappy#type1diabetes#t1d#typeonestrong#insulindependent
I feel pretty lucky to work where I live, but the busiest day of the year for student housing I’d say, is move in day . . . & today was that day! 🏢🛏💼 •
Which I’m thinking is why my blood sugars were pretty wacky today😵 ••• dosed for lunch & sky rocketed to high 200s ⬆️ & then randomly bottomed out below 50 like 2 or so hours later. ⬇️🤯 (Check out my rollercoaster of a chart in the second pic) •
The third picture is my awesome team of coworkers who have made the transition into my new job so comfortable! 😊
After working almost 12 hours today moving over 300 residents in, I got to wind down with these carrot/zucchini noodles & a sauce I quickly through together. 😋
Sauce consisted of: ———
Olive oil 🌿| soy bean oil | rice wine🍶 | soy sauce | chili paste🌶 | brown sugar | minced garlic | onion | mushrooms | parsley🍃 | sesame seeds •
💫 I was definitely born a free spirit who is always seeking adventure and FUN! My soul craves being around high vibe people who want the best out of life. Being spontaneous makes my heart skip a beat and really makes me feel like I’m living life to the fullest. I definitely struggle living in a ‘routine’ which is super uncanny having being diagnosed with T1D. A disease that thrives on routine for optimal results. For the past 20 years I’ve been searching for the “secret answer” on achieving stable sugar levels. I’ve read books, searched Google, asked 100’s of people questions but I believe it all comes down to one main thing: routine. Eating high carb foods one day because I feel like it and then going back low carb the next day literally sends me into a tailspin. Exercising one day and not going to the gym the next day sends my sugar levels on a nasty roller coaster. My body screams for routine but my soul screams to be spontaneous. I’m SO grateful to finally be self aware of this as I have fought my T1D for so long 😭 I appreciate the disease for making me focused on my health and I now give my body what it needs to make me feel the best that I can. I exercise everyday for 30min at a minimum. I change my food around but I eat the same amount of carbs per meal everyday. This gives me better power to predict my sugars. Sometimes life throws dodgeballs like stress and hormones and makes our sugars uncontrollable. But having the power of our day to day routine like food and exercise gives us a better chance of obtaining better glucose control. LIVING WITH T1D IS HARD! It’s 24/7!! There’s no break! But I’m slowly understanding that I can still have fun living in a routine. It’s discipline to eat the same sort of foods while travelling and not sleeping in because I don’t have the kids with me 🤣 I hope this helps all you party loving peeps out there 💃🏼😘 #t1dwarriors 💙
THIS! Right here is what I really spoke on with @diabetictim on the podcast. The big game changer difference to better manage our diabetes and live an extraordinarily life with t1d is the applied knowledge. Podcast, books, conferences, mentors, social groups and learning from people who have your desired results. #diabetesempowered#t1d#type1diabetes
I am so undeserving of this man and so proud to be his wife. He is always going above and beyond. Today I had to do bridal makeup for a large party about two hours away. I have been suffering pretty terribly the last three weeks with my diabetes and he refused to allow me to go alone. He worked out childcare, woke up at 7am, drove me 2 hours there and sat in his car where he worked for over five hours and drove me back just to ensure I was safe and okay. I literally cannot imagine how I’d survive some days without him by my side. You are my comfort. You are home. ♥️♥️♥️
And don’t worry guys he was paid in a date night filled with plenty of Jim N Nicks biscuits to kick off his birthday week 😂🙌🏽 🎉 .
Nine years ago 😍
We had been friends for five years and I’d reached a point in life that I didn’t care if anyone asked me out. I was enjoying life as it was. We’d gotten together as friends earlier that summer to see Star Trek and then he came to visit me to see my favorite places around town. We started the weekend as friends but ended it dating and Facebook official with this as our first picture taken as a couple. Our first official date was three weeks later. #longdistancerelationships
Nine years. Nine years since I asked God to let this please be the last man I’d date. Nine years since we first held hands. Nine years since I introduced him to the @sciencespectrum. Nine. Wonderful. Years.
Yesterday was James' 9 year diaversary. 9 years ago he almost died of DKA before diagnosis of type one diabetes at age 2. Crazy to think it's been 9 years already. That week of his diagnosis and his sister's birth are so very vivid to me and I think it always will be. Life changing to say the least. I don't think it was any coincidence that it was my dad's birthday when James was saved from dying and was diagnosed. He had his number one angel there by his side, thank God!
Even though it's been 9 years I still get scared at times with diabetes. I'm more calm overall now about his diabetes and his care but it still can scare me to the core at times. When you see the reality of a disease so up close like we did at James' diagnosis it does that to you. Or it did me anyway. It was way too close a call.
This picture part gives me excitement but I would be lying if I didn't say it also scares the crap out of me too! I have prayed for this day yet it took me 3 days to open this box. I just opened it tonight. The FDA finally approved the latest best pump and glucose monitoring system for diabetics James' age and despite initial delay in insurance acceptance this showed up this week, weeks earlier than anticipated. This symbolizes the best out there and tools to help James be healthier and safer! So it shocked me the anxiety I felt when it got here. This also symbolizes change and learning a whole new system to care for James. For almost his whole 9 years as a diabetic he has used the animas ping insulin pump and he hasn't used a glucose monitoring system before. The hugeness of the responsibility of learning this new system fast and correctly is on my mind and shoulders. The reality of needing to not let my anxiety flow to James because he has enough with his insulin site as it is and now he'll have 2 sites and will have to face anxiety of getting sites in new spots on his body. I know I'll get it, and I know James will be strong and get through his anxieties but please pray for and send positives vibes to James and I that its a smooth transition. I know this will do such amazing things for him but right now in this moment I'm feeling anxious. Continued in comments
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We are receiving more amazing donations for our door prizes including a Coaching Session by the brilliant Rita from Human Dimensions valued at $300!!!! Tickets/donations link in bio. Come along to support kids with Type 1. #jdrfaus#jdrfonewalk#melbourneevents#type1diabetes#type1
📊You may have seen the recent news headlines saying that a recent study found that a “moderate” carbohydrate diet is healthier than either a high carbohydrate diet or a low carbohydrate diet. .
🔎But wait, is that really what the study found?🤓
🥗As you can probably guess, news headlines about what kind of diet is best for your health (and what any recent study concluded about diet and health) are constructed with a primary goal of being clickbait rather rather conveying factual information. 🙈
🥕That’s why you should always read the actual study that is being reported on, and check in with someone who has read the study and has been trained in how to assess study design and interpret validity of the results and conclusions of published studies.
📑Two days ago a prestigious journal, The Lancet, published a study titled “Dietary Carbohydrate Intake and Mortality: a Prospective Cohort Study and Meta-Analysis.”
🍟🥕This study involved over 15,000 people in four different US communities who were asked to complete a 66-item food frequency questionnaire. Researchers then estimated what percentage of carbohydrates these people eat on a typical day, based on how frequently they ate various foods. .
🍒Participants who ate a high carbohydrate diet based around fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes were lumped in with participants who are a high carbohydrate diet based on Coca-Cola, jelly beans, low-fat cookies, and white bread. 🍭Which group do you think was largest? The former or the latter?🙈
🍝The study does NOT tell us that a moderate intake of carbohydrates is healthier than a high carbohydrate or low carbohydrate diet in the context of a diet based on unprocessed, whole foods.
🍩🌭It ONLY tells us that of people who were eating a diet mostly composed of processed and refined ingredients (and very few fruits and vegetables), those with a more “moderate” intake of carbohydrates were less likely to die than those who were on some kind of “fad” diet either extremely high in refined carbohydrates, or low in carbohydrates and high in fats and proteins.
I had fun, met some great people, and learned a lot today at this meet. I can't thank John enough for taking the time to travel out here to handle me. He's the reason I didn't just continuously inhale sour patch kids between attempts without bolusing for them, as well as doing everything for me so that I only had to focus on picking the weight up and putting it down.
Lucky @legionirongym shirt ftw.
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@cody_t1d had a MONSTER day. We came in with a plan and he executed to a T. Finishing 8/9 only missing his first squat because of depth and hitting 644(PR)/352/656(PR) for a 1652 lifetime PR total and 1st place in the 110kg Open division! .
Working with him to this point has been a blast and we have both learned quite a bit from each other (I'm playing with wraps now.) Looking forward to even more progress and knocking down that 1700 barrier soon.
Follow @alkaline_electric_vegan - Dr. Sebi speaks on milk being bad for your health. Dairy products, including cheese, yogurt, and anything else made from the milk of a female cow, when consumed by humans, present a real and quantifiable health-risk and include increased incidence of osteoporosis, breast and prostate cancer, heart and cardiovascular diseases, kidney disease and diabetes. Throw in increased antibiotic resistance, hormone derangements, food poisoning and possibly mad-cow disease, which Alzheimer's has been linked to, and it should be clear, cow's milk has no place in our diets.
Despite a $180 million-a-year ad campaign, USDA support, and a powerful lobby, the dairy industry has been unable to stop the downward turn in milk sales and a growing concern about the risks of milk consumption. Although per capita milk consumption has fallen 25% since 1970, Americans continue to consume unhealthy amounts of dairy products as the federal government continues to promote dairy consumption. And although milk consumption is down, cheese consumption is up.
But What are the Facts about Dairy?
Cow's milk contains three main ingredients: sugar (as lactose) fat and cholesterol, which are high in unhealthy calories and contribute to atherosclerosis. These nutrients are great for getting a baby cow to gain some 400 pounds in its first year of life. They are deadly for humans when consumed on a regular basis. There is absolutely no reason for humans, of any age, to drink cow's milk, just like we don't need dog's milk or rat's milk or giraffe's milk.
Milk for Children
Many people still think children need to drink cow's milk to build healthy bones. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Cow's milk is not necessary for children and in fact, causes health problems in many, including asthma, ear infections and type 1 diabetes. Irish Sea Moss (Chondrus Crispus) is the best source of calcium and plant-based diets help keep calcium in the bones and may actually reduce calcium loss via the kidneys." Continue reading in the comment section below. 👇🏼 #drsebi#calcium#milk#cheese#butter#type1diabetes#diabetes#dairy#cancer#knee#heal
Diabuddies - because who else can help you decide how many carbs were in that pasta? I had the BEST time meeting everyone at @glitterglucose 's lunch today! OH and I had a unicorn blood sugar before lunch, perfect 100! #diabuddies#type1diabetes#unicornbloodsugar
A good fighter knows his mental and physical limitations. But a great fighter will figure a way around them.- Majin Buu
Majin Buu was a pretty bad dude too. Gotta rep the strongest 💪🏼.
Went into diabetic ketoacidosis last week. Really did some damage to me physically and mentally. It’s not fun. I’m married now, want kids, about to buy a home. I gotta think about others in my life now more than ever. I will never quit fighting to show them what I can do and will do with my life. Fitness being very important to type 1 diabetics, I plan on being like @mike_evangelis and showing everyone what I’m capable of!
my first birthday with diabetes was my least favorite. I had been diagnosed two weeks prior and was still following the strict meal plan I left the hospital with. My mom weighed out (in total) one ounce of frosted cake for me to have, the rest of it was left for my family. I didn’t get to have ice cream with it either. I remember feeling sad and angry. I remember thinking that it would always be like this.
this year, my 11th birthday with diabetes, my 26th overall, I’m blessed. I’m thankful that I know the importance of pre-blousing and that I really can have my cake and eat it too
also I posted this mainly bc my #diabestie @kauffeine wanted me to show off my baking skills😅
Making my way around the Budds Creek motocross event having absolutely no clue what’s going on 😅 Doing things I’m not familiar with doing this weekend and it feels DAMN good 👌🏼 My new goal is to get out of my comfort zone every week, whether I like it or not 🏍
How do you make mashed potatoes? This combo of ingredients above is loaded with flavor and makes about 4-5 cups of mashed potatoes and will last us several days 🙌 a huge step up, both for flavor and nutrition, from most restaurant varieties... and if you prefer less butter and cream than I use here you can definitely cut back even more... most restaurant versions have way more than needed to make tasty mashed potatoes.
A few things to know:
1️⃣ I’m not really a fan of straight cauliflower mash 😝 (just don’t like the way it tastes or the texture), but I do like throwing some in with regular potatoes to help cut some of the impact on my blood sugars 👍
2️⃣ I always try to use organic butter and cream when possible.
3️⃣ Sautéed onions and garlic add an explosion of flavor that never disappoints!
Guess what we all have in common? We’re all Type 1 Diabaddies 😏💙 •
•Today was amazing, I was never the type to get out of my shell & make new friends. I was always so depressed and angry about my illness. Butttt, as soon as I accepted my diagnosis & embraced it; life just simply got better. On a positive note; diabetes has helped me meet some of the most incredible people to ever exist & that is something I am most thankful for. (Thank you @glitterglucose for helping me out without even knowing it ♥️) I cant wait to meet many more diabetics around the world 🌎
I looked for a positive quote to go with T1D .. my mantra is I control my diabetes .. Diabetes doesn’t control me 👯♂️... understand how your body responds to insulin know your ratios between carbs and insulin ..read about the pancreas and how your body breaks down glucose ...