When I was diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes I was testing my blood sugar up to 17 times a day, between meals and workouts. Now I'm testing much less and I don't need brakes in my workouts to check because I have a continuous glucose meter that I carry with me. Technology has improved and so has my insurance....without insurance I'd probably be living in a cave. Thankfull for technology and #insulin#dexcomwarrior#type1lookslikeme
Let’s talk about insulin and what happens when there’s too much of it in our system 🍩😬...
Insulin is the hormone released from our pancreas when blood glucose levels rise (and also some amino acids), and facilitates the uptake of glucose from the blood and into our cells. When ample glucose is available, there is no need for the body to make ketones, and in fact insulin is the hormone that suppresses ketone production. However, if we reduce insulin levels through carbohydrate restriction, fasting, or calorie restriction, ketone production (ketogenesis) is able to take place. Whether your goal is to enter ketosis or not, chronically over elevated circulating glucose and insulin, otherwise known as hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia, respectively, are common underlying links to various metabolic diseases, even neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. Overexposure to insulin can result in something called insulin resistance, where the body no longer responds to insulin properly and as a consequence releases more creating a vicious cycle, potentially leading to Type-2 Diabetes, along with other metabolic diseases. Some doctors even refer to Alzheimer’s Disease as Type-3 Diabetes, due to its strong link to insulin resistance. The ketogenic diet has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and many of the symptoms associated with insulin resistance, which has a broad spectrum impact on overall health.
Join us next week at #MHS2019 to learn from the world’s top experts on Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and a range of other diseases! For tickets visit: www.metabolichealthsummit.com 🙌💥
It’s #hugday today 🙌 A big hug to everyone in our great #type1community 💙💙💙 And a special hug to my dear manual pancreas - my loved little device powered by insulin - which keeps me alive and is always by my side 💙
There are many questions that crop up quite frequently such as:
What is a macro?
What is a calorie?
Why is the glycemic index?
Here are a selection of some of the most important nutrition terminology you should really get to know and understand. The most important definitions are along the top and will be important in any nutrition plan!
GET TO KNOW YOUR TERMS!
2 22an hour ago
Study demonstrates the benefits of green banana resistant starch in patients with insulin resistance
Insulin resistance is preventable and reversible through lifestyle changes, proper nutrition, supplements, exercise and stress management. Weight loss and exercise are the best treatments for restoring the body's ability to respond to insulin.
Metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance are a significant health care problem in the United States and Canada . Type 2 diabetes affects more than 300 million people.
In a study published in Atherosclerosis, researchers assessed the effects of resistant starch on weight loss as well as lipid and glucose metabolism in patients with pre-diabetes and diabetes.
Previous research has shown a variety of health benefits from resistant starch including increased insulin sensitivity, preventing obesity, lowering cholesterol, preventing constipation, and producing short chain fatty acids in the gut. Green bananas,legumes, cooked and cooled rice and potatoes, are all great sources of resistant starches.
As bananas ripen, the resistant start transforms into simple sugars like fructose, glucose and sucrose.
Therefore, you should aim to buy green bananas and eat them within a couple of days if you want to maximize your resistant starch intake.
Also a point to note is that resistant starches are very beneficial for gut health In fact they are the very source of food that your intestinal lining needs in order for it to become healthy and viable.
I’m not diabetic but I have friends and family who have Type1 diabetes so this is a cause close to my heart. ❤️ #Insulin is not a luxury #drug. It doesn't make life more bearable, it makes life POSSIBLE! We need YOUR help! ✍️
A #TypeOne Diabetic cannot #survive without injectable insulin. For us, it's not just diet and exercise and smart choices. We MUST inject insulin. Yet the prices continue to soar upward even though the drug itself has not improved. It's the same as it was decades ago.
A Diabetic shouldn't have to choose between buying groceries or paying rent for the month *OR* purchase insulin! The AVERAGE cost of a SINGLE vial of Novolog (my brand) insulin is $311. I use 2-3 per month.😱😡 In an article I read in our local paper last fall, Humalog- another type of insulin (that I used to be on)- prices had soared over 4️⃣0️⃣0️⃣% in 10 years! 📈😳
Please, will you take a couple of minutes of your day to sign the #petition to help us #MakeInsulinAffordable?
Keep going. Everyday. Get up and do all that you can to have a good day. Don’t give up. Forgive yourself. Make the best of what you have. And when you know better do better......random thoughts for today.
4 301 hours ago
I have a little sicky home with a stomach bug today 😷 that’s one of the bummer things about having diabetes, he’s a lot more susceptible to getting sick, and it hits his body harder than normal healthy kiddos. We have to watch his blood sugar close and check his urine for ketones. If it gets high we have to get him in to the doctor for IV fluids. Fingers crossed that doesn’t happen this time (it did last time). So today we’re taking it easy, sipping Gatorade, and ignoring the laundry and messes 😉
I have tried these not so long ago and I love how they can literally save my life! 🍓🍊
What are they: they’re gel pouches made by @transcendfoods to raise the bg level up when you are going low. They have 15g of carbs, so less risk of the usual overeating (oops) and they taste good ( I am holding the strawberry and orange flavour). They’re also so convenient and easy to fit in my purse, and taste better than the glucose tabs! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ps: yes I have a pimple in the middle of my cheek 🤷🏻♀️
Pump site change! This one didn’t hurt luckily🙌🏼🙌🏼
1 272 hours ago
I need insulin as much as I need oxygen. Life based on injections is a terror but without it, I would die within weeks. Maybe days. It is the only way that T1 Diabetics can survive. Insulin is a 100 yr old medication, the original life-saving patent was sold for $3 in the interest of public health, and the cost has increased 175% in the last decade. For anyone uninsured or underinsured, the monthly bill is 4 figures, not including the blood glucose monitor, test strips, lancets, and needles required to determine dosages and administer the drug every few hours. My home state, MN, is the first state to sue insulin manufacturers over insulin pricing. #typeonediabetes#t1d#diabeticlife#insulin#insulindependant#insulinaffordability#lifeanddeath#greed#cruel
💊💊💊В последний раз я болела летом 2017. У меня началось обычное орви прямо перед вылетом на море. Отдых был практически испорчен, я уже представляла как я с температурой и без сил лежу в отеле, проклиная простуду😁 Весь перелет я проспала. Когда прибыли на место, времени было около пяти утра. Чуть позже я пошла искупалась в море, еще через какое-то время меня просто вырубило. Проснувшись, я поняла, что прекрасно себя чувствую. Температура спала, горло больше не болело. Не знаю, что за волшебная силушка моря, но отдых прошел на ура, и кроме того, до вчерашнего дня я забыла про такое слово, как орви. К слову, до этого я болела стабильно, примерно раз в 2 месяца, чаще всего с осложнениями. И тут вчера словила знакомые, но позабытые симптомы. Сахара просто неуправляемые, сил практически нет,хотя температура не особо высокая😑 Наверное, на морюшко надо снова😁
This photo isn’t cute, my nails are chipped, I’m still in PJs (no school today) and my hair’s a wreck. And yet, I couldn’t be happier...why? Because I just got my latest A1C back and I’m at a 6.1!!!!!!!!!!!! 🥰💖💪🏼 Down from my last one of 7.4!! I’m literally crying right now writing this. In the past 15 years of my life with #type1diabetes I have NEVER had an A1C below 7! I am so incredibly proud of the hard work I’ve been putting into myself and I honestly have so many of you to thank, as well as my @dexcom 😭 I am honestly at a loss for words, but...I KNEW I COULD DO IT THOUGH! This was in my goals for this year, to get into the 6s, and look at me, I’m already here 🥂🍾 2019 is starting off 🔥🔥🔥🔥 AND I’M SO HERE FOR IT. Also - because I feel like I have to say this with the way social media can be - this is not to brag or say that I have it all figured out and I’m the world’s best diabetic (HA, is that a thing? No). But rather to share with anyone feeling like they’re struggling, we’ve all been there, you can reach your goals, in diabetes and in life, you just have to work hard! 😭😭🙌🏼
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Type 1 diabetes is the reason I will be successful. it’s the reason I’m happy every day, it’s the reason I’m always smiling, type 1 diabetes has taught me to appreciate every day because I know that people with T1D for a 3 years old, people die every day in their sleep etc and if I was born 100 years ago I’d be dead so each day is a gift and how can you not appreciate every day when you don’t know when your last will be. T1D is the biggest teacher in life and it’s put me through so much and I’m grateful for that. You can’t control what type 1 diabetes does to you later in life or the health impacts but you can control your attitude. Positivity > negativity 😇😇🙏🏻🙏🏻💯💯
“You don’t look like you’re having a hypo...?”
Words said to me by a friend this week while out for a coffee. Words that rang in my ears this evening while as shown above; lying on my bed after struggling with one of the bad ones. By bad one; I mean the one that brings bucketfuls of sweat down my face and back. That brings ice cold shivers. That brings an indescribable weakness; a numbness all over my body and pure fear. .
My hypos aren’t all the same. Catch them in time with four Gluco tablets and I can carry on as normal. Sometimes I need 5 minutes to shake my head and get back to it. Sometimes - like today - Kev will find me on our bed in a daze, to break down in what can only be described as the ‘post hypo rambling emotions’ with tears and mumbles about growing old and feeling weak while he resembles Benjamin Button and gets younger every day 😂 .
Maybe your hypos are the same. Maybe they are all absolutely dreadful for you. Maybe you hardly ever get them. We’re all different. But remember...Give yourself the needed time to recover. Be patient. Be kind to yourself; it’s easy to blame yourself for having a hypo - especially when you’ve been so on top of things and trying so hard - There is no such thing as the perfect diabetic 🙌 #type1strong 💙 #seriouslysomuchsweat#didntevenworkouttoday
Sono stata abbastanza combattuta sul postare o meno questa foto, ma per il 2019 mi sono data come obiettivo quello di accettarmi e migliorarmi, e credo sia giusto mostrare anche le parti meno glamour e patinate della mia vita, piuttosto che usare i social come un collage delle cose meravigliose che mi succedono. La realtà è che per quanto tutte esistano sul serio, esiste anche questo, che non è bello e scintillante, e non è quello che avrei voluto per me, ma è parte delle mie giornate tanto quanto bere acqua.
Buon 2019 (in ritardo) a me, e alla mia novorapid! •
10 5275 days ago
We're having a boy 💙💙 Sugars have been better during my second trimester! Going the 31st to make sure everything is growing the way it should be. I can't wait to meet him. 💙
18 21133 minutes ago
Ever had one of those hypos where it feels like your brain has been removed from your skull, your body is levitating, and people are talking to you but all you can hear is a monkey playing cymbals in the space where your brain is supposed to be? 🙉🧠👀🥴 Cause same 🤣 I’ve had 2 today for some reason 🥴
I’ve trained my subconscious to put a 0% temp basal on my pump for 30 mins as soon as I feel that low 🕤 That way my basal stops while I treat my hypo but I don’t have to remember to restart it once I’ve recovered and am in that post-hypo zombie state 🧟♀️
I had the worst hypo at uni today and stealth mode suspended my pump while I ran to the cafe to get some carbs 🤣 🏃🏽♀️💨💨💨💨💨💨🍬☕️
Do you guys suspend your pump when you go low or just treat it with extra carbs? 🍭🍬