Diabetes is hard to manage and control and over time diabetes also comes with it’s bad habits. From finger pokes, trails of test strips, to eating more carbs than you should, watch this 1 Happy Diabetic’s hilarious list of all too common habits many diabetics will be familiar with. Let’s quit these habits to stay in control of our diabetes!
This is one proud mom and she deserves to be! It’s every diabetic parent’s dream to know that their child accepts their diabetes. Her type 1 son, Henry, couldn’t help but wait to share with his friends his new insulin pump site and how it helps him to live a healthier life.
It’s already hard enough to have teens accept their diabetes, but when you finally make it over that hurdle, many more challenges come your way. Type 1 Ginger ran into the issue while playing basketball in high school. While being a responsible teen athlete and checking her blood sugar before a game, Ginger realized teaching her coach about her diabetes takes a lot more than telling them you have diabetes.
Believe it or not but even Oprah’s after this amazing woman’s mission to use church and prayer to help prevent and manage diabetes. Vivian Berryhill is a woman from Memphis, Tennessee who leads her fight against diabetes from the pulpit. She educates others about the horrors of bad eating habits and how it can lead to diabetes, health problems and even death.
Diabetic Danica has been using an insulin pump to help manage her diabetes. But she’s decided to take her diabetes management up a notch by getting the new Dexcom G4, and she’s lovin’ it!
Social media is all around us and has become a useful tool to connect, educate, and raise awareness with others about diabetes. At the Blissdom 2011 Conference, Catherine Connors speaks with American Idol Alum Crystal Bowersox about her diabetes, what it’s been like managing it, and how she’s using social and digital media today as educational and communications tools.
Johnson & Johnson has made it their mission to make an impact on people’s lives everyday. Alex Gorsky of Johnson & Johnson tells us a story that exemplifies what motivates their employees to come to work everyday.