High A1C

  • Video: Kim

    Contributor: Kim; @txtngmypancreas

    Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes; creator of the You Can Do This Project

    Quote: “If you’re having a tough time living with diabetes, I totally get that. But I also want you to know that even when it gets super tough, you can bounce back from that. Talk to people – you won’t want to, because you won’t think they’ll ‘get it’, but you need to. I wish I had.”

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  • Video: Melissa

    Contributor: Melissa; @MelllBe

    Connection: Teen with type 1 diabetes

    Quote: “I see my diabetes as a blessing now, and I’m glad I stopped ignoring it. I’m so happy [that] I’ve had the support of people online – I did not know there were so many type 1 diabetics everywhere. It’s amazing.”

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  • Video: Chris

    Contributor: Chris; tobesugarfree.com

    Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “”[Diabetes] is a very personal disease, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a one man or one woman army fighting this battle. There’s a community that [...] wants to help and offer support, because doing this by yourself is pretty miserable.”

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  • Video: Katie

    Contributor: Katie; princessofpavement.wordpress.com

    Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes

    Quotes: “This disease does not make the rules for me. I am 34 years old, I have run two marathons, five half-marathons… [...] and in two month’s time, I will be giving birth to my first child.”

    “There were many years where I struggled, rebelled, hated everything to do with diabetes, and thought I was the only one out there dealing with these issues.”

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  • Video: Sarah

    Contributor: Sarah; @SugabeticMe

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “One thing to remember about diabetes is that it can be stressful; it can be hard. Every day is a struggle. It is a battle to try and look normal, act normal, be like everybody else and still fall within the guidelines that are set for us to be so ‘perfect’, [by] the medical community. Looking back, I’m telling you – never let diabetes stop you from doing the things you want to do.”

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  • Video: George

    Contributor: George; www.ninjabetic.com

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “I spent a lot of time ignoring diabetes. I would go months without checking my blood sugar. I would still take my insulin – I never missed a shot, but I would never check my blood. I just hated it. I went a long, long time that way – not checking, not caring. In the back of my mind, it felt like it was a part of my life I didn’t want to face; didn’t want to deal with – so I didn’t. [after being in the hospital] I think seeing the fear and being scared myself was one of the reasons why I finally went and saw an endocrinologist, and found out my A1C was 12.5, and found out that that was bad. (I had never known my A1C before that.)”

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  • Blog: Hannah

    Contributor: Hannah; www.dorkabetic.com

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Blog post: http://www.dorkabetic.com/2011/06/if-i-can-do-this-you-can-do-this.html

    “Every day, in some small way, I struggle with diabetes.  I can always see a brighter side, but this doesn’t mean I don’t stop at least once a month to curl up in a ball and cry.

    You’re not alone, my friends.  Not in the least.  That’s right, this sunny, sweet blogger lives with depression.  Just today I went to my psychiatrist’s office for a quick visit to assess how well my Wellbutrin is working.  I went back on it several months ago, and I feel more even-keeled.  I have fewer mood swings.  I definitely spend less time weeping and feeling helpless.

     You can do this.  I repeat the mantra because I’m really thinking, ‘I can do this.’  I’m so much better off now that I’ve been on medication.  Brain chemicals are coming back into balance. Habits…well…they say habits take time to make and even more time to break.  I hope the rest of your awesome videos will push me in the right direction.”

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  • Video: Elisa (En Español)

    Contributor: Elisa; @Elisa1840

    Connection: Persona con diabetes tipo 1


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  • Video: Elisa

    Contributor: Elisa; @Elisa1840

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “I didn’t know that high sugars would depress you, and I was depressed to the point that I was thinking about suicide every day. [...] It gets to the point where you’re depressed, but you don’t even know why… that’s brutal because you don’t know how to fix it. [...] We don’t want to portray ourselves as victims, so we don’t talk about it.”

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  • Video: Ryanne

    Contributor: Ryanne; http://ryannemayi.blogspot.com

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “I get tired of having to think about diabetes all the time. [...] I’m tired of having to take it with me everywhere. Sometimes I can’t separate the guilt from the mistakes I make and what my body does on its own.”

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