Growing up as a CWD (child with diabetes), some of my favorite memories are of diabetes camp. Just like regular camp, we had swimming, arts & crafts, and singing around campfires. But we also had “checks & shots,” carb counts for all our food, and midnight and 3 a.m. wake-up calls for testing glucose levels. Being surrounded by other kids with diabetes made me feel less alone and less different, which is vitally important —…Read more »
Diabetics are no different than anybody else. Not when in comes to humming The Lazy Song, especially on weekends. But we have that “special motivation” to get up out of our chairs… or?
As usual, this week’s DiabetesMine Sunday Funnies from type 1 illustrator fantastiqué Haidee Merritt says it all:
Seriously. What gets you moving, Peeps?
[If it happens to be humor, check out our entire Funnies thus far by clicking here.]…
The topic for this month’s DSMA (Diabetes Social Media Advocacy) blog carnival is all about exercise, which made us laugh. That’s because Allison and I are polar opposites on this topic: we’re two type 1 pumpers who view physical activity as penance and party time, respectively. I wonder which camp most of you are in — or hopefully someplace inbetween…?
Allison and Exercise:
I’m just gonna come out and say it: I hate exercising. It…
Sticking with yesterday’s theme of physical activities that help people cope with diabetes —please meet Chloe Steepe, who like many of us diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as adults (she was 18) didn’t know another single soul with this illness. For Chloe, it wasn’t until several years later, when visiting Australia on an outdoor adventure trip, that she found herself surrounded by PWDs just like her.
Upon returning home to Canada, she was inspired to…
Today’s topic for Diabetes Blog Week:
Let’s get moving.
“Exercise . . . love it or hate it? Do you have a regular exercise routine? Or do you have trouble finding your exercise motivation? How do you manage your insulin and food to avoid bottoming out during your workout?”
I’m extremely fortunate, in that I love to work out. I love the way it feels to strain my muscles, get my heart-rate pounding, break a…Read more »