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Thursday, June 25, 2015

High blood sugar linked to reduced brain growth in children with Type 1 diabetes

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"Some areas of the brain grow more slowly in children with Type 1 diabetes than those without, according to findings published this week in Diabetes. Researchers also found that children with the highest and most variable blood sugar levels had the slowest brain growth.

Glucose, the main form of sugar in our blood, is the brain’s primary fuel, and in Type 1 diabetes, the body loses the ability to produce a key hormone needed to regulate blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetes treatment for children has often focused on making sure their glucose levels don’t get too low, since very low glucose can quickly put someone into a coma. But it’s emerging that chronically-high sugar is also bad for the brain."

Read the whole article at the link above.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

In the giant Sea of Endocrinologists how do you find a good one?

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Time after time I read about all the bad experiences that fellow people with Diabetes have when trying to find a good Endocrinologist. 

I think each of us also has our own definition of a good Endo at the same time but there are general areas that each Endo should be good in.

What defines a good endocrinologist for you?  On the other side what defines a bad Endo for you?

Friday, June 19, 2015

The downfall to losing extra weight

Now I have a new problem. I keep bending my infusion sets when they are in my tissue. Im losing extra weight by eating low carb which is great, because all my pre-baby clothes are fitting and I feel great. Now Im having insulin pump site issues. :-( Ive tried steel cannula sets before and they hurt, I have no idea how kids wear them. I just cant do any 90 degree sets.
Maybe Ill try setting them super duper shallow and see what happens.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Paddeling down the Mississsippi for Diabetes!

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Did you guys hear about this guy paddeling down the Mississippi for Type 1 Diabetes?  He just went down the river near me!


Thursday, June 11, 2015

TypeZero Tech: More High Hopes for Closed Loop Commercialization

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 This is great news!  My friend Molly McElwee Malloy has been hard at work on this and is a T1D herself!

"The diabetes device burden is nasty, and that will keep some of these solutions from becoming a reality," says TypeZero CEO Chad Rogers. "We want to deliver this for everyone, make it adaptable, with software that can reside anywhere in the cloud, on a device or in a smartphone. This should be an affordable and accessible platform everyone wants and needs, and not limited to one device or platform."


Like them on Facebook as well!  https://www.facebook.com/typezerotech

Update today:

Eyelid retraction, it's a wonderful thing

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Thyroid problems, they are such a wonderful thing.  I have had Grave's Disease twice since I was diagnosed with T1D in the year 2000.  I had it at diagnosis and in 2007-2008 and then post partum thyroiditis after my daughters birth and it lasted a year I believe.  THAT wasn't fun, I do not recommend you try it, half my hair fell out and I was hot nonstop.

So I have been noticing that my right eye has been looking kind of funky lately and finally last night I checked out my eyes really closely in the mirror.  It appeared to me that my right eye had gotten bigger than my left!  YEAH freak out time.  I kept thinking in the back of my mind I should probably ask a doctor about it but I figured it would just go away or my eyelid skin was just deciding to be super droopy on one side, aging skin is also awesome. 

Sixth week going on Low Carb.

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So last week was bad, like really really bad.  I cheated a lot on my low carb lifestyle.  Due to long work hours, too much going on and being too dog tired to cook for an hour after work I cheated.  This weekend I hope to make a bunch of stuff and freeze it.  Cheating on my carbs is just plain terrible.  My blood sugars were terrible, my head felt like it was going to explode, EVEN my back pain came back with a vengeance.   Going low carb has actually HELPED the arthritis pain in my back, Im not exactly sure why but its a great side effect so far.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Peanut butter fudge, yummo.

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I made peanut butter fudge too and it is also really good, in case you were wondering what you could make to keep you from giving into carb cravings. This is just one of the things Ive tried and it turned out good.

I made low carb cereal!

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I finally made this low carb cereal and its great! My two year old tried it, said she liked it and wanted more!!!
I made a double batch and used a rolling pin with some oil on it to roll it out. I didnt make it thin enough either, it took several hours on warm in my oven to crisp it up. I also used milled flax seed so mine is pretty dark. Next time I will sprinkle some stevia on it before I cook it for a little sweetness.

Don't be a hater

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Why are there so many people out there who feel the need to put others down to make themselves feel better.

Wow was I totally in the dark about how pissed off people get when they find out you have decided to change the way you eat. Of all stupid things to get mad about?! Crazy! 

In the TypeOneGrit facebook group I hear story after story of people's doctors, family members, friends all harassing them about going low carb. Just because it is very HARD and requires a TON of work and we are choosing to eat healthier doesn't mean we are trying to push it onto anyone else or make anyone feel like they are less of a person because they eat sugar/carbs/boxed/packaged food.
I have a broken pancreas, that's a fact. Insulin available to us today is not fast enough to work like a functioning pancreas, that's a fact. The post meal blood sugar spikes from grains, sugar, starch and fruit DO damage every single part of a type one diabetics body, that's a fact.

Kickbacks and doctors

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Do you want to see how much money your doctor has gotten paid by drug companies?

Oh I bet you sure would.  Well I was just informed about this awesome little site and I am more than happy to share it with you all out there!


Have fun, search for all your doctors and then wonder about the advice you were given and how much of it was driven by money in their pockets. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Junk meter accuracy, it sure does tick me off

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The reasons I hate blood glucose meters.
Dexcom says 94 and needs calibrating.
One Touch (pos meter) Verio ( the junk my ins will pay for) says 146, say whaaat, then 143, 142
My old ass Bayer Contour says 112. Smh. Then 123.
THEN Dexcom says Im going low. I feel like Im dropping not 146!
One meter says take a correction the other not.
Our FDA allows this level of accuracy and its bullcrap! I have to base my entire life around this garbage.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Just an fyi about my blog.

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Just wanted to mention that the images and content on my blog are copyrighted, please do not redistribute or copy any of my blog without my permission. My Diabetic Warrior image is my image, it was not copied from the internet. Please do not copy it without my permission.

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