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Siblings Summit Diabetes
Haley Maurice, a type 1 diabetic, put her body to the test as she and her brother hiked 221 miles across the Sierra Nevada. Click below to glimpse into their journey!
Diagnosed at 43
"So at the age of 43, one night, I woke up very thirsty. I kept drinking water and having to urinate every 15 minutes...I woke up with severe leg cramps and blurred vision. The doc told me I had diabetes, my BG was 500, and that she thought I had type 2..."
Click to see what happened next!
High-impact exercises range anywhere from jogging to football, and always include some sort of running and jumping. Typically, these types of activities are reserved for those that either A) have been physically active year after year and/or B) have very little fear of injury, or can absorb the toll that running and jumping and whatever...
Just in the past couple of weeks, two new treatments pertaining to diabetes have been approved by the FDA. Their names: ILUVIEN and Trulicity. What they do: you’ll have to read on! ILUVIEN Diabetic macular edema (DME) is quite common among people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2), affecting the eyesight of...
Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS), a program developed by the International Diabetes Federation and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, seeks to improve education and understanding of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in schools. Many children with diabetes suffer from isolation, discrimination, and stigmas because of their disease, which can lead to a conflict between what is good for their bodies, and what is good for their minds. With the help of KiDS, schoolchildren will (hopefully one day soon) no longer need to hide their disease from their peers, and can start just being kids.
Here's the bottom line: our population, in general, has been and continues to be misinformed about diabetes. It doesn't matter where it comes from; misinformation leads to a web of myths, otherwise known as fibs, or stretches of the truth. We're here to put those myths to an end, once and for all.
Many people with diabetes, types 1 AND 2, and other blood glucose-related disorders may experience hypoglycemic episodes, or "hypos." Hypos result from abnormally low blood sugar, and symptoms include shakiness, anxiety, a racing heart, blurred vision, among many other possible signs. Each person experiences hypos in a different way, but, if left untreated, the symptoms can get much worse.