Insulin Pumps and CGMs

  • Video: Scott

    Contributor: Scott

    Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes

    Quote: “I wasn’t going to let diabetes stop me from doing anything, and I’ve been able to do so much more.”

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  • Video: Kennedy

    Contributor: Kennedy

    Connection: Living with type 1 diabetes

    Quote: “What diabetes has taught me is that you can’t let it rule your life. You’re not any different than anyone else; you’re just ‘limited edition’. Don’t be afraid.”

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  • Video: Emily

    Contributor: Emily; http://aimingforaverage-a1c.blogspot.com/

    Connection: Adult with type 1 diabetes

    Quote: “A lot of people sympathize with me when they hear that I have to inject myself with a huge needle every three days when I change my infusion site. I guess it’s easy for non-diabetics to sympathize with the physical pain, because that’s something they can understand or have experienced themselves, but what they can’t understand is the other kinds of pain that come with this disease: the loneliness of feeling like you’re the only one having to deal with it, the anger and self-pity that comes when you’re wondering, ‘Why me?’, and the frustration and disappointment when your A1C comes back too high.”

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  • Video: Fernanda

     

    Contributor: Fernanda

    Connection: Child with type 1 diabetes

    Quote: “I’ve had diabetes for ten years, and I just want to say that it doesn’t have to stop you from doing anything. I, myself, play a lot of sports with my brother and cousins.”

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  • Video: Jaime

    Contributor: Jaime; http://jaime-dulceguerrero.com/

    Connection: Child with type 1 diabetes

    English translation: “Diabetes doesn’t matter. You can play sports, you can play tennis. Maybe it hurts when you get the insulin shot, but you need it to stay healthy. I’ve had diabetes for 7 years. I used multiple daily injections for three years (actually four), and now I have an insulin pump.”

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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: Kyra

    Contributor: Kyra

    Connection: Child with type 1 diabetes

    Quote: “I went to the pool (at the Friends For Life conference) and I was looking around for people with (insulin pump) sites. I saw this one girl my age, and she looked at me and said ‘We have the same site! The Quick Set!’, and so we played together.”

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  • Video: Sarah

    Contributor: Sarah; insulinpensink.blogspot.com

    Connection: Teen with type 1 diabetes

    Quote: “You’re not alone – if you’re here, you know that. Diabetes is one of those few diseases that you manage yourself, and it doesn’t seem as hard as it is. You have to remember that you live with it forever; you’re stuck with it, so you have to make the best of it. Just live your life like any normal person would. Don’t think that just because you have this chronic illness that you have to hold back – don’t let it stop you from doing anything you want to do.”

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  • Video: Scott

    Contributor: Scott; rollinginthed.wordpress.com

    Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “There are people in the diabetes online community who are not living the guidelines of living with diabetes – but they’re living it. I mean they’re really LIVING life. It’s so empowering [to see]. I don’t see diabetes as an opponent; I see it as a bad roommate. I’m stuck with you; you’re stuck with me. We don’t really like each other, but we make the best of it.”

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  • Video: Amy

    Contributor: Amy; www.diabetesmine.com

    Connection: Person with LADA/type 1 diabetes

    Standout Quote: “I’m not sharing all this to bum you out, but to let you know that you are not alone if you’re dealing with all this stuff every day, or even if you’re just getting started. Sure, it’s a pain; sure, it’s a lot of work, but you know what? You can do this.”

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