Type 1 Diabetes Forum and Discussions

Join the discussion in our type 1 diabetes forum where real diabetics and advocates share their thoughts, tips, and experiences on the unique challenges facing type 1 diabetics. From insulin pens, pumps, and syringes to hypoglycemia to blood glucose monitoring to dealing with complications of diabetes, sometimes, you just need to talk to someone who knows what you’re going through. Our type 1 diabetes forum is the place.

  • HELP! Type 1's diagnosed in adolescence!

    I REALLY would like feedback from those of you who have grown up with diabetes. What did your parents do that was the greatest help/support to you in regards to your diabetes? What was the thing that did not help you or was a hindrance? I want to support and help my son the very best I can. ...

    By jani 22 Replies Latest Reply 2011-09-07 09:14:50 -0500
  • Teenagers - and friends

    So, my little sis, age 17, is a super cool person. But she wants to be so normal that she doesn't take care of her diabetes when she is around friends. I have tried so hard to get her to explain to them how important it is or to try to find friends that will understand that she has to take care...

    By Eggos_sis 14 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-01 08:51:39 -0500
  • seeking advice about parenting a Type 1

    I worry a lot as a parent how I should react when my 16 year old son has a high blood sugar, or several high blood sugars in a day. Sometimes, he feels that I get overly stressed and it really annoys him. But I don't want to act like it's no big deal either because I care about him and his...

    By jani 10 Replies Latest Reply 2013-03-17 06:08:39 -0500
  • NPH

    As I'm sure was the case with many others, I used to use the insulin NPH when I was first diagnosed. I was extremely careful and diligent back then, perhaps because of my schedule being less busy as well as the shock of diabetes scaring me into being very diligent (this is of course what I still...

    By diabeticmidfielder 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-05-15 11:53:10 -0500
  • work place

    why is it so hard for a company you work for understand some of the problems that comes with diabetes and that when you are having a bad day you are unable to work and not just being lazy. what do you do?

    By lindaga 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-12 02:35:52 -0500
  • Hello I'm new and my life revolves around diabetes

    :)Hello everyone, I am new here and I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Brooke I am 28 years old, I have been a Type 1 diabetic since the age of 12. I started going to diabetes camp that same year and I saw this cute 16 year old counsler (he has been type 1 diabetic since the age of 7)....

    By BrookeT 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-12 11:07:32 -0500
  • Jay Cutler diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

    I saw that the starting quarter back for the denver broncos has been diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes. The article said that it should not have any affect on his playing career. The article then went on and listed other professional athelets that have diabetes.

    By Stonewall 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-05-01 16:44:53 -0500
  • Update on Parenting and 14-day average

    So, a little over a week ago, I was feeling the need to help my son get motivated to bring down his blood sugars. I did something I'd never done. I offered him a large reward if he would reach a certain 14-day-average goal. I was a little worried at first that it was bad parenting. That it...

    John Crowley
    By John Crowley 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-05-02 12:36:28 -0500
  • Car Insurance and Diabetes?

    So, I'm about to add my first child to my car insurance. He happens to have diabetes. (I think I know the answer to this question, but I've been enjoying my state of denial :-). Do people with diabetes have to pay more for car insurance too?

    John Crowley
    By John Crowley 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-18 10:11:47 -0500
  • NEWS About the layoff..... Medtronic

    Just so everyone in the diabetes world knows, Medtronic has recently decided to "let go, all spokespeople" That includes myself Scott Dunton, Chris Jarvis and Sean Busby. For unknown reasons we have all been dropped. Does it make sense to anyone that they let us all go. By doing this what have...

    Scott Dunton
    By Scott Dunton 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-04-28 13:52:35 -0500
  • People will Inspire you

    When I was first diagnosed with diabetes I asked "why me?". It turns out being a diabetic has put me in place and with people I would have never gotten to see or meet. I think life is all about how you look at things. Im not one of those people that goes around saying "the glass is half full"....

    Scott Dunton
    By Scott Dunton 15 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-26 11:28:17 -0500
  • Sports and Diabetes

    As you can probably tell by my screen name, I play soccer. With sports, we've have always been told too be careful, as exercise can drop your blood sugar, which makes perfect sense. In my experience, however, my blood sugar usually skyrockets after an intense soccer game. This could be due to the...

    By diabeticmidfielder 4 Replies Latest Reply 2013-10-02 22:49:39 -0500
  • Have a great weekend

    I don't know about all of you, but I'm so glad the weekend is finally here! And it will give me some time to work with my son a bit. His numbers have been a bit high. I offered him a big reward if he can hit a 14-day average goal. Is that a bad parenting technique? Probably, but with a...

    John Crowley
    By John Crowley 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-04-18 08:46:39 -0500
  • T1 Kids with T1 Friends

    So I've been thinking about this lately. We've never felt a tremendous need for our son to have friends who also have diabetes. We did send him to a diabetes summer camp early on. He had some fun but certainly didn't love it. Perhaps it is because we've tried to make sure that his diabetes...

    John Crowley
    By John Crowley 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-04-17 09:50:02 -0500
  • Sending your child on a school trip

    So my son is headed out of state this evening with the high school band. He's a great kid and for the most part is incredibly responsible when it comes to his diabetes. But for some reason, this trip (he'll be gone for 5 days) has me nervous. I'm worried about him just getting caught up in...

    John Crowley
    By John Crowley 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-04-02 14:56:23 -0500
  • Tune Up

    Diabetes is like owning a car, regularly scheduled maintenance, only the diabetes requires more frequent tune ups. I would hate taking the car in every 3 months. I gotta admit I don’t love taking the kids in either. Full blog entry at: http://ydmv.blogspot.com/2008/03/tune-up.html

    By BadShoe 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-03-24 10:00:46 -0500