I’m curious what you all think is the most frustrating part of having diabetes
I created a poll, here’s the link to take it! You can write in your own answers, as well as select more than one if multiple answers apply to you.
starsshinealldaytoo submitted: I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in december and have only just stumbled across this blog. thanks for being here :)
You’re very welcome!
When you find a low carb recipe that ends up being delicous
Anonymous asked: hi, i love your blog. i was just wondering whether as a diabetic i can drink, and also does diabetes mean i'm not allowed to get drunk or what. sorry if this sounds stupid thanks :)
No question is stupid when it comes to diabetes (or anything for that matter!) Check this out for some tips.
I want to be careful to not give you any medical advice, but yes you technically can get drunk. However, being drunk can mask the symptoms of low blood sugar (which can be caused from the alcohol) so careful monitoring while you’re drinking is very important.
Anonymous asked: I saw the question about long term effect on lows, and was wondering what you know about long term effects from being high often? I've been running high for a couple of months, waiting to get in at my endocrinologist's, and was wondering about the effects. Thanks much!
Of course. I wish I could tell you how long it took to get to this point, but as always your diabetes may vary. High blood sugar does not cause much damage to your organs over the short term, but it can make you tired, thirsty, have blurry vision, etc.
High blood sugar over the long term, years of not taking care of your diabetes, can lead to the more serious complications.
- Diabetic eye disease (diabetic retinopathy) can lead to blindness
- kidney disease can lead to kidney failure
- nerve disease which can result in amputation or gastroparesis
- heart disease
That moment when you’re finished eating and you left your pen in another room but you can’t get up yet because everyone is still eating and it would be impolite
One of my followers created a great new blog aimed at helping others through their diabetes diagnosis
Feel free to check it out! diabetic-health.tumblr.com
Anonymous asked: What should a 16 year old T1 do if they want to drink? I'm asking because I know it can be risky as it messes up your BG and I'm going out on Friday and I don't want to die haha
I posted another ask about this a while ago here. Definitely look at at the two websites I linked to. I hope that helps!
betterandsafe submitted: diabetes and college
Hi, im the anon about studying abroad - thanks for all the helpful information!
for the person asking about studying abroad in New Zealand - I’m from Australia but I am pretty sure Australia and NZ have very similar systems for supplies. In Australia there is a place that you call up to order supplies (it is under the NDSS scheme; national diabetes services scheme, which I am pretty sure they have in NZ as well) all you do is call the number and order what you want, pay over the phone and they will deliver it to wherever you like in 2-7 days.