teen diabetics

Heyyyy everyone. There is a new type 1 diabetic chat that has been created for people who want to join a support group. This is via the GroupMe app. It’s available with androids, iphones, and windows phones, SMS texts (if you do not have a smart phone) and you can use it on your internet browser.
If you would like to join and I do not have your phone number, 1. Download and sign in to the app, GroupMe. (The Kik and WhatsApp group are also still open and available.) 2. Please send your full phone number to me in a private message with your name so that I can invite you. Your number won’t be contacted by myself except through the app. (Give your country code for international phone numbers outside the US and Canada.) Also, please reblog this so more people will see it in case you have followers that might be interested.
Hope you’ll join us ☺💜

[Still open as of December. 26]

Shout out to all of you with different chronic illnesses that still manage to wake up every morning and get dressed up, fix your hair & do your makeup, then go on living your life & being happy. I’m proud of you.

Shout out to all of you with different chronic illnesses that still manage to wake up every morning & lay in bed all day watching Netflix or reading books, or for making yourself a cup of tea. I’m proud of you.

Shout out to all of you with different chronic illnesses that did everything the doctor told them to and took all their correct medicine today. I’m proud of you.

Shout out to all of you with different chronic illnesses who might have forgotten a pill or a shot today. I’m still proud of you.

Shout out to all of us with different chronic illnesses. We survived one more day. I’m proud of us.

Perk of being diabetic
  • <p> <b>Person:</b> I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve.<p/><b>Me:</b> Cool! I like to wear my pancreas on my butt, legs, arms, boobs, stomach, back, and hips!!!<p/><b>Person:</b> U-umm *never speaks to me again*<p/></p>

Midnight Three & Six

For the past eight years, the Chamberlain family in Fort Worth, Tex., has been coping with a nightmare all parents fear: In 2006, their daughter, Grace, was given a diagnosis of a life-threatening disease. Grace has Type 1 diabetes, for which there is no cure. Now 15 years old, she has endured approximately 34,000 blood tests, 5,550 shots and 1,660 medical tubing injections to keep her alive…Grace’s parents have devoted their lives to keeping their daughter healthy. Their kitchen has been transformed into an arsenal of diabetes-regulating equipment. Because she often can’t feel the fluctuations in her blood sugar levels, they got her a special dog, Jackie, who can sense when Grace’s glucose levels may be getting too low, and urge her to go check and correct them.”

Watch the video and read the accompanying article at the nytimes.

Being A Teen With Type One Diabetes

I am a little tired of some people thinking that people with T1D brought it to themselves. When in reality we never wanted a life of constantly stabbing little needles in our fingers, taking insulin to cover our carbs for when we are eating something, etc… There has been so many times people have come up to me saying “you aren’t fat why do you have diabetes?” You must’ve ate a lot of candy to get that" “are you sure you can eat that piece of cake?”
I feel like a lot of people need to understand the life’s of diabetics. I really wish they taught non-diabetics a few things about diabetes at a young age so they would know for a long time.
I was diagnosed at the age of 9 it has been 6 years of me living with diabetes I have gone through a lot of things some people don’t understand. I have had times where I wouldn’t take care of my diabetes, but now at the age of 15 I know I need to so that I can live….
I call myself MsBrave….