When someone tells me they could never date someone with a chronic illness

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How I feel when new potential diabetes cures come out

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When I am stuck waiting in the lobby for my endocrinologist

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When people tell me that I will have complications later in life

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When a nonbetic wants to watch me change my pump/cgm site

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pyrrhicvictini said: Please tell people to not give diabetics hard candy if they are in insulin shock (low blood glucose.) Giving an unconscious person hard candy, or even liquids, could cause them to choke.

Sorry I was a little unclear about this in the initial post, but I have edited it now.

TO BE CLEAR for everyone, DO NOT give someone passed out hard candy or liquids. This is the reason glucagon emergency kits exist. If you do not have one or if yours is expired, PLEASE get a prescription from your doctor. 

starfleetstripper said: How are you able to run a blog like this? Doesn't it make you too upset? Like, I mean, how are you able to make jokes about something so horrific without becoming emotionally unstable?

I’m not quite sure what you are trying to get at here…

I started this blog because I wanted a lighthearted outlet that allowed me to connect with other people with diabetes around the world. I accepted my diabetes a long time ago. While it is not always easy to manage and I do get frustrated just like anyone else, I know that I am never giving up. I believe there is strength in numbers and being able to converse with other diabetics is soothing and validating to me, because I know that I am not alone in all of this.

I also believe that laughter is the best medicine. From messages I get daily, it sounds like people are grateful for this blog too, because it helps them feel supported and hopeful. It is always important to have hope.

To answer your question, yes sometimes it does make me upset, but probably not for the reasons you think. I get upset for the people who send me messages of being treated poorly or differently for their diabetes. I get upset for the people who seem to be having a hard time coping, and think that life with diabetes isn’t worth it. I try to use this blog to help those people, and everyone else, in whatever way I can.

I also do not think that the only thing I do is make jokes about diabetes… I would actually beg to differ, that I do not joke at all. Everything posted on this blog is real, in some form or another. Not all gif posts are mine, I get submissions from time to time. 

I hope you are able to find some comfort and stability in whatever way works for you. Diabetes does not have to be the end of the world. Life goes on, and it will keep going whether you live it or not. It is my advice to you, to start living your life regardless of the fact that you have diabetes.

Anonymous said: Hi , I was just wondering what some symptoms are of diabetes? I googled it and it came up with drinking a lot of water and that worried me as I drink a lot of water anyways (a symptom I might not pick up on)... Thank you X

Some symptoms of type 1 diabetes:

  • Increased thirst
  • Excessive urination
  • Increased appetite
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Blurry eyesight
  • Feeling numbness or feeling tingling in feet
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Nausea

Are you drinking a lot of water because you like to or because you feel like you have an unquenchable thirst? If it’s the latter, plus other symptoms you might want to get checked! Best of luck!

onward-bound submitted: To Those Looking for a Beautiful Way to Save Your Life:

Ruffled Feathers

Ethiopian Sun

Rainbow Metalica

Hey guys, my name’s Michelle and while I frequent tumblr most often for its art, I also happen to intern for a medical ID bracelet company. Lately I have been asked to try and spread the word about the small business I work for, Medical ID Fashions. They make bracelets, like these above, that are meant to be worn by people who have different health problems, diabetes included. My boss is a local Illinois artist named Abbe who does these all herself out of her house and they’re absolutely beautiful and some of them pretty kick ass. 

They are worn with the tag like this:

Lalique en Rose

Whether you are newly diagnosed or not, it’s super important to wear an id bracelet in case something ever goes wrong. And I thought for those who might be looking could try looking here! There are hundreds of different ones to choose from and most of them don’t cost a small fortune.

Check us out! I’d be forever greatful. And if you could, reblog this please? Tell people about it, I don’t make extra money off of this I just know that the tumblr community is a great support system and some of you might really have a use for these. If you put in the order comments section, as well, that “Michelle sent you" you might even get a discount. :P

Seriously, thanks so much you guys. <3 

Anonymous said: for the anon: speaking from experience and advice to my family members from my doctor, i can tell you that for extreme highs paramedics give lots of fluids, and yes insulin. but if you pass out from a low, you can understand how it might be difficult to swallow orange juice or chew candy. the best solution (one i always recommend for others) is a tube of cake gel, a little one that fits in your pocket. you can easily squirt this in the mouth of the diabetic and let it absorb in their cheek!