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5 Responses

  1. tmana
    tmana April 8, 2011 at 8:48 am | | Reply

    Kudos to a group of youth who have tackled a problem, grasped the technology, and demonstrated presentation skills that many people three times their age have yet to master.

  2. Robine RN
    Robine RN April 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm | | Reply

    This is just wonderful. I pray that they keep this up into adulthood. I watch how diabetes slowly kills people every day at work.

  3. Steve
    Steve April 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm | | Reply

    Awesome! These young people are our brightest future.

  4. Kyle Kinsman
    Kyle Kinsman April 12, 2011 at 10:17 am | | Reply

    I have recently used a “sensor” that helps to keep my diabetes on track with my blood sugar. But it didnt work out so well. it just caused more pain to my areas it was put on. I use an insulin pump and it helps out alot. I am only a teenager so my mother is constanly wanting me to check my blood sugar, but i forget and slack off many times. I dont know if its from my stress or just me not doing my job as a Type One Diabetic.
    Advice?

  5. Lesley
    Lesley April 13, 2011 at 6:38 am | | Reply

    Kyle, think of blood testing as checking a map. Don’t think of it as “slacking off” but of “being lost”. Also, think of it as a blood glucose measurement, not a “test” which you can pass or fail. When you are in an unfamiliar town, checking the map frequently lets you get around to more places, find the most interesting spots and avoid getting lost. Its the same with blood glucose measurement.
    Why not make an agreement with your mum – you promise to test 4 or more times each day AND write it down where she can see it, and she promises to stop nagging you. If you break the rules (make up results/don’t write them down) then she gets the right to nag you again.
    Hope this helps!
    Lesley (type 1 for 42 years)

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