I am part of the T1D runner team. Running, playing basketball and swimming is a big part of my life. Also traveling, doing multiple sports and my interest in business is half of my life. I’m an electrical engineer with an MBA degree. Currently I’m working as a sales manager. I didn’t grow up with diabetes. I was 19 years old when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I never hid my diabetes. I like to be diabetic!!! I think the hardest thing about having type 1 diabetes is the psychological part. I’m concerned about getting older. Will there by any complications? How will my diabetes be when I am older?
I did not grow up with my diabetes. However my brother was diagnosed as a type one diabetic in his teens. My endocrinologist believes that I had diabetes for 18 months before being diagnosed and treated. I have been on a plant based diet for a few years and live an extremely active lifestyle here in Colorado. Hiking, running, body weight training and tennis as my main activities.
I was diagnosed just after my 21st birthday. I had been sick for years and doctors did not pick up on me having diabetes, until after my 21st I said; “enough is enough”. I went back for more checks and I finally was diagnosed. It felt like a long time coming. I had actually suspected I had it 2 years before I was diagnosed. I was studying pharmacy at the time and was doing an assignment on diabetes when I noticed the symptoms were very similar to what I was feeling.
I was diagnosed as a kid when I was 9 years old, so I grew up with diabetes. I don’t really remember a life with it, too much. I had an amazing medical team when I was diagnosed, so I’m really grateful for that. I learned how to do a lot independently as a kid, like checking my blood sugars, and giving myself injections. My parents did an amazing job taking care of me and supported me throughout. Being diagnosed at such a young age meant everything had an extra layer to it (think puberty, adolescence and teenage angst). At one point in middle school, I “hid” my diabetes by not going to the nurses office to check my blood sugar or give myself insulin. I didn’t want it to interfere with making friends at the new school I was in.
I’m a wife, puppy mom, and Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Calgary. I do arts-based research using documentary film. I didn’t grow up with diabetes. I got married the same year I was diagnosed with type one diabetes. It was a shock for my entire family.
The Dexcom G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System is a glucose monitoring system indicated for managing diabetes in individuals 2 years of age and older. The Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM System is designed to replace fingerstick blood glucose testing for diabetes treatment decisions.
Travel, nutrition and type on diabetes are my biggest passions! I travel every chance I get! I am a dietetic student on route to being a dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). I love educating people about diabetes and about making diabetes fun! Mainly through painting my Omnipods 🙂 My bionic parts are my favourite accessories!
Offers improved performance through the smallest and most comfortable glucose sensor from Medtronic. The Guardian™ Sensor 3 is inserted just under skin, accurately measuring glucose values and relays these values to your insulin pump.
The Enlite sensor has an electrode that inserts just under the skin to measure your glucose values. In conjunction with the Guardian™ 2 link transmitter, your glucose information is sent directly to your MiniMed™ insulin pump.
The FreeStyle Libre 14 day sensor is part of a continuous glucose monitoring system, checking your readings day and night, and is accurate for insulin dosing. The small sensor is about the size of two stacked quarters and can be scanned discreetly, even through clothing. You can even scan the sensor with your compatible smartphone. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day sensor is painless to apply and easy to wear. It is water resistant so you can swim, shower or exercise.
The Dexcom G6 is Dexcom’s latest generation of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system. Unlike previous generations, this CGM system is factory calibrated, so no finger pricks are required. The Dexcom G6 consists of a sensor, transmitter and display device (receiver and / or compatible mobile device). The system features a revamped one-button auto applicator and a sleek, discrete transmitter. The Dexcom G6 sends glucose readings every 5 minutes to a mobile device or Dexcom receiver.
I’m living with my girlfriend, her two kids and our 2 dogs in a house near Stuttgart. I’m working as a social worker since 25 years. In my job, I try to help kids and families to get along with their problems and difficult situations. In my free time I make german rap music since 1991. I work with kids and some young refugees from Syria and Afghanistan to create their own hiphop music.
This is my tenth year of diabetes but for many of those, I was in complete denial about my diagnosis. No one in my family has diabetes and nor did my friends at the time, which left me feeling quite alone and like I didn’t have anyone who understood what I was going through. After much self discovery, trial and error with different diets and daily life practices, I made the decision to shift to a mostly plant based and whole foods diet.
We are sisters and type 1 Diabetics. Margaret was diagnosed at 11 years old and has had type 1 diabetes for 11 years. Anna was diagnosed at 21 years old and has had type 1 diabetes for 4 years. We grew up in South Carolina and are super fortunate to have both parents in the medical field who somewhat understood type 1 diabetes whenever Margaret was first diagnosed. Margaret had been a type 1 diabetic for 8 years whenever Anna was diagnosed so we were able to help each other and learn more together.