recoveringfromcfs:

stanley-tsaii:

Just a set of quick photos I did for class.

Chronic illness 101.

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moonlitboardwalk:

tiarasandballgowns:

moonlitboardwalk:

tiarasandballgowns:

moonlitboardwalk:

I just heard Type 1 Diabetes described as “a civil war in your body”. That’s the most kickass thing I’ve ever heard.

more like a sudden vicious ambush on undefended civilians by guerrilla combatants that leave no survivors…>.>

But yeah, the sentiment is spot on.

What if you’re in the honeymoon period still?  It’s been two years and I know that I still am…

O.O I think it means you’re the luckiest diabetic I’ve ever met. The honeymoon can really last for years? Wow.

The last time I was at the doctors was over 4 months ago, so it could very well be over now, but still, that would mark 2 years.  My A1c has only reached 6.3 since I was diagnosed and my insulin has remained very little changed.  (For example, I take 7 units for a dinner that follows my meal plan.  I’ve heard of people taking 15 and even more…)

when your blood sugar’s too low and your friends ask if you’re okay

underwildwood:

image

image

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thelollingpancreas:

“The image above was taken in 1922; the year in which the discovery of insulin was confirmed by Frederick Banting and James Mcleod, who went on to win 1923’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work. This could suggest that the girl depicted in the photograph, published in the Journal of Metabolic Research, may very well have been one of the earliest recipients of life-saving insulin therapy.”
Source

thelollingpancreas:

The image above was taken in 1922; the year in which the discovery of insulin was confirmed by Frederick Banting and James Mcleod, who went on to win 1923’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work. This could suggest that the girl depicted in the photograph, published in the Journal of Metabolic Research, may very well have been one of the earliest recipients of life-saving insulin therapy.”

Source

(Source: chronically-illest, via deardiabetes)

Confession.

I still have never completely used an insulin pen.

Hunger Lows

Blood Sugar: 47

Me: Ok. Time to be a good diabetic. Eat 15 grams of carbs, wait 15 minutes, and retest blood sugar.

Me:

Diabetes:

Me:

Diabetes:

Me: *eats 4 large bowls of cereal, 8 granola bars, a bag of chips, a car, and my entire family.

Diabetes:

Me:

Blood Sugar: 307

Me: Why did that happen.

Got this wall decal for my room in my apartment! I thought it was perfect!

Got this wall decal for my room in my apartment! I thought it was perfect!

sugars-the-bitch-not-me:

My blood sugar dropped like the way you fall asleep, slowly, and then so fast that I ran into the wall while I was getting a juice box

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First time to match!

First time to match!

missmella:

You guys I’m in Disney World and this afternoon my blood sugar dropped so low I got separated from my family and somehow bought an ice cream and then blacked out and woke up on a bench with chocolate sauce all over my arms and Mickey Mouse putting a cold towel on my head this truly is a magical place.

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