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  1. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell October 28, 2011 at 7:08 am | | Reply

    In preparing for my presentation at the DiabetesMine Innovation summit last month I tracked every time I thought about diabetes, or did something related to diabetes for a single day. This was a day where I had neither a pump set change nor a Dexcom sensor change, so a ‘normal’ day. Between 6 AM and 10 PM I tracked 34 different things, with the longest interval being about 50 minutes. Phew, no wonder I’m exhausted.

  2. Denise
    Denise October 28, 2011 at 7:22 am | | Reply

    Let’s say a regular person got stranded on a deserted island. If you had all the supplies you would need and had planned ahead for just this type of emergency, you’d be fine. You’d have adequate clothes, meds, food, fishing and hunting supplies, tools, maybe your favorite engineer and instructions on how to make a radio out of a coconut.

    BUT, if you didn’t plan ahead and just washed up with only the T-shirt on your back, you’d be screwed!

    That’s what D is like for me–a non-D mom of a 9 yr old with D, dx at age 4. If I plan ahead for every likely emergency (because they ARE likely) then we’re fine. If I forget to bring strips, glucose, an extra syring in case of pump failure, water to wash sticky fingers, and everything else under my kitchen sink, then any minor inconvinience turns into a life-threatening emergency and we’re screwed.

  3. Meg
    Meg October 28, 2011 at 7:58 am | | Reply

    Great descriptions of what a day living with Type I is like! All the uncertainty and all of the decisions can be overwhelming. So, here’s my question – why do so many people insist you can live a “normal life” with Type I ?

  4. Maria
    Maria October 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm | | Reply

    I thought you might be interested in this article that discussed a new breakthrough for Type 1 diabetes.

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