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 — especially…Read more »
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 feels…
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 launch…
Time-check: I can’t believe it’s mid (to late) February already! Where do the days go and weeks go? So, how many of you have left New Year’s Resolutions in the dust yet? Yeah, life happens. For those of you whose Resolutions had something to do with starting a new exercise routine, I thought you might enjoy this little ‘guide,’ originally published in Fall 2005:
How to Start Jogging, in 3 Easy Steps
Did you read…
OK, so it took me over an hour to read through this week’s 60-some-odd responses to the diabetes police. This was, in part, due to the head cold I picked up over Thanksgiving weekend. Blah. But the real reason was because the answers to this week’s Holiday Survival Sweepstakes query were so darn entertaining! I had to go back and re-read a bunch, and make notes for myself, because I am going to be using…Read more »