Posts tagged "insulin"

Insurance Dependent: The financial reality of living with Diabetes

Universal healthcare would solve so many problems, wouldn’t it? I mean, seriously. We would be a healthier country, save more lives, be happier people and we would be able to do what we wanted without being in desperate need for insurance coverage and paying away our security. You don’t know what it’s like to be... Read more »

Keep the belly down and blood sugar in check this holiday season!

Keep the belly down and blood sugar in check this holiday season!
Oh delicious bread and cookies! Cakes and pies! Meats and cheeses, hot chocolate and food to keep you warm in the cold, cold Chicago weather. But what about your health and your belly and your blood sugar? How do you keep it all under control and limit your padding over the holidays? I’m going to... Read more »

Having Diabetes Will Kill You...

Having Diabetes Will Kill You...
I’m not going to pretend like it doesn’t bother me. It does. I wake up to Good Morning America almost every morning, always to hear the national news, the weather and the hot new gossip about Charlie Sheen. This morning added just one more thing. Apparently, the Japanese did a study that linked diabetes with... Read more »

Pump hacking is now in service

Pump hacking is now in service
So over the weekend I heard one of the most bizzare things: People can hack into insulin pumps. Ok, I blinked. A few times.¬†Does this mean anything to me?¬†Jerome Radcliffe, a person with diabetes himself, showed how to hack into an insulin pump at a tech conference. I got a tweet concerning this as well... Read more »

Quit hating...

Quit hating...
First of all, I’d like to welcome you to the new ChicagoNOW bloggosphere. It’s cool, isn’t it? Different look, different style and now on WordPress. Oh yeaah. Anyway, so I haven’t blogged in a while because of this move and because I was on vacation in Los Angeles. I go to California almost every year... Read more »

I wonder, wonder, wonder...

As a person with diabetes, there are times when I think, I wonder what it would be like to not take insulin. At all. What would it be like to completely stop taking shots, to have my body work properly, to be “normal”? Oh, that dreaded word! But I wonder about how much insulin my body needs... Read more »

You're the First Thing I Think Of Every Morning...

And the last thing I think about before I go to bed. Being diabetic will do that to you and you become infatuated, obsessed, psychotic even. You start being overly considerate: what will affect you? Can I do this and not get in trouble? What if I slip up? Will you not hurt me if... Read more »

Cotton Candy Stash

You would think I’d learn my lesson. Never take insulin before bed unelss I eat something. But no. I don’t. And every time I do, this happens. Sometimes before I go to bed, my blood sugar is high. Last night it was 249 and I thought about it for a second before unclipping my purple... Read more »
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    As a person with Type 1 diabetes for the last 20 years of her life, Christina or "Kiki" for short, decided to take it upon herself to write about her findings, experiences and struggles with her disease. Her inspiration to educate people about all types of diabetes can be found communicated in this blog.

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