My name is Tyisha, I’m a Type 1 Diabetic. I was diagnosed in Feb of 2013 after becoming extremely sick and weighed about 86lbs. For the past two and half years I’ve had to inject insulin 4+ times a day everyday, to stay in my target blood glucose range.

In December of 2014 I was admitted into the hospital and had to have an emergency surgery, and I was also DKA aka Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones.

Diabetic ketoacidosis develops when your body is unable to produce enough insulin. Insulin normally plays a key role in helping sugar (glucose), a major source of energy for your muscles and other tissues enter your cells. Without enough insulin, your body begins to break down fat as an alternate fuel. This process produces a buildup of toxic acids in the bloodstream called ketones, eventually leading to diabetic ketoacidosis if untreated.

Three months later in March 2015 I finally got to see an endocrinologist, who specialized in Type 1 Diabetes. Who told me that an insulin pump would be a great device for me.

I recently got approved for an insulin pump which will help me have better control over my diabetes. While I’m excited that I got approved the hardest part is coming up with the finances to cover the pump and supplies.

A donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated even if you can’t donate but you share the link anything will help. Thanks in advance to anyone and everyone who is willing to help.

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#DiabadassChallenge 27 Thankful 💙 Happy Thanksgiving, diabuddies!! I hope everything you ate was bolus-worthy and your postprandial spikes manageable. Everyday I am thankful for the discovery of insulin, modern medicine, my incredible doctors, my degree in biology, all the support I get from my friends and family, and the wonderful #DOC 💙 #diabetes #type1diabetes #actuallydiabetic

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Stigmas about diabetes I’ve heard
  • ‘You are too young to be diabetic’
  • ‘You look healthy, you don’t look diabetic or sick’
  • ‘You are normal, there is not much to your illness’
  • ‘You can manage it easily’
  • ‘Don’t  eat sugar, don’t eat cake’
  • ‘You don’t look that old or fat to be diabetic’
  • ‘There is a new diabetic surgery, get one it cures diabetes’
  • I am type 1. ‘Haven’t heard about that one!’
  • ‘Does it run in your family’? NO I am the only one.
  • ‘Everyone has  diabetes, common, not important’
  • ‘They eat too much sugary stuff/carbs and broke their digestive system’
  • ‘Worse, you could have had cancer or something else.’  Your illness is nothing compared to theirs.
  • ‘You are not managing/looking after yourself’
  • ‘It is easy…’ 

Please learn about diabetes! Because we are kind of bored of hearing similar bullshit from so many people :).  

Day 14/365

Jogging thay extra mile, having a salad instead of a bowl of pasta, trying that cycling class at the gym or deciding to lift weights for the first time. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone, so get uncomfortable.

#diabetic #diabetes #motivation #tumblr #fitspo #fitfam #fitness #healthy #healthydiabetic #eatclean #type1diabetes #insulin #insulinpump #omnipod #juicing #paleo

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I missed #tbt so I’m going to combine it with my #bluefriday post. This is from the #teamlivingvertical #climbing meetup in #cityofrocks in 2014–this particular route “Swiss Cheese” was a 5.7 with a punch (I’m at the first bolt!) and @mhfuhrer was good enough to capture me and @jeffreylash on it. What better than climbing with others who live with #type1diabetes? Not much. It’s pretty awesome. That particular trip really drove home the simplicity of just getting together outdoors. That’s why we are having free meetups all over North America as my family and I take to the road again. #adventure is for everyone. Drop a comment below if you’re interested in getting involved #gobeyond #diabetes #adventureRx

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type 1 diabetes in simple terms

your pancreas is corrupted, not working properly

your life depends on daily injections

you are often high or low

not many people know or understand your illness

you are often reminded of how grim your future is going to be

you battle with death every day

everyone thinks you are normal and wonder what the fuss is about:)

#frustration !! :)


The struggle #type1diabetes #diabeticproblems #actuallydiabetic