I’m starting to really like this guy! He gives a lot of great information. In this video, he goes into detail about exercising and insulin (from his personal experience). I would like to add that I’d wish he’d talked about the Dexcom. Wearing any kind of CGM really makes exercising a lot easier in terms of monitoring our sugars; something that non diabetics never have to worry about.
Some great tips on managing food with insulin, especially pizza.
A very informative video on how to appropriately and safely exercise while on insulin. This is a very important video, because it talks about one of they many thing few people comprehend about diabetes. Also, after watching, you will understand how important it is to test your blood sugar all the time.
This video is about the whole Paula Dean scandal and her diabetes diagnosis. Her diabetes has ignited heavy discussions within the diabetic community, in terms of her motives for coming out with diabetes, (and what seems to be her now “conflict of interest”) cooking show. Also a word about the overwhelming judgements that not only she got, but what all diabetics continue to get on a daily basis.
Soul and blues singer Etta James has died this morning @ age 73. Around 2010 she was diagnosed with leukemia, a little while later she developed dementia, said a health care worker in Riverside Hospital in California. She would have been 73 on this Wednesday. Etta used to sing on street corners until she was discovered at the age of 15 in San Francisco. Her musical influences were Janis Joplin and Tina Turner. She was truly one of many true talented performers. This feisty singer was best known for her hit songs such as “AT Last“, “I’d Rather Be a Blind Girl“, and “Sunday Kind Of Love“. To my understanding, she also had type 2 diabetes. She was reported to have kidney problems as a result of her diabetes. R.I.P. Etta James…..
A long-time diabetic was trying to get home from a long night at work. He suddenly had a low blood sugar while driving. The driver’s blood sugar got so dangerously low, that it caused him to uncontrollably weave off the lane he was driving in. Unfortunately, the particular cops on duty automatically assumed he was a drunk driver, and treated him as such. The driver was unable to speak for himself. The cops on duty cut the victim out of his seat buckle and began tasering him several times, still assuming he was a defiant drunk. Eventually, the victim went in to a diabetic comma by the time police realized something medically was wrong.
I repeat, 350+ million people with diabetes in the world, why are there so many uninformed? What more do we as diabetics have to do to get people to listen? You can hear the fright in this diabetic’s voice, as he is literally being tasered to death. And the truth of the matter is, it could have actually gotten a lot worse; had the diabetic gone into a violent seizure, the cops on duty could have easily thought he was a threat.
The last I remembered about this case, the victim sued big-time (more than a million dollars), but I’m not sure what was the out-come. I beg of you, stop assuming what you think you know, read a book on diabetes.