Archive for the ‘Loss’ Category

Video: Stacey

Contributor: Stacey; @PortblPancGrl

Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

Standout Quote: “I lost my father almost 8 years ago to diabetes complications. To know that that was from the same disease that I have is quite scary. But, I try to not think about that too much. What I try to do is keep a positive outlook and take one day at a time. When things get tough, I definitely talk to somebody. I think that’s the best thing that you can do – do not keep your frustrations inside.”

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Video: Jennifer

Contributor: Jennifer; @datangeL82

Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes

Standout Quote: “‎”My grad school education cost less than the four days I spent in the hospital for DKA. […] Diabetes is difficult, but just take it one day at a time… nobody does it perfectly.”

Video: Naomi

Contributor: Naomi; @hopewithpump

Connection: Person with type 1 diabetes (father had type 1 as well)

Standout Quote: “If I tell my patients to do something with their diabetes, I should follow my own advice. ‘Why can’t I do that?’ I wish I were more open about some things, like injecting in public and talking to my Mom about my diabetes – but I’ll get there, and you will, too.”

Video: Brenda

Contributor: Brenda; http://twitter.com/tmana

Connection: Person with type 2 diabetes

Standout Quote: “It’s normal to feel overwhelmed at times. It’s normal to feel guilty because you let living life come before worrying about diabetes. It’s normal to feel guilty because you let your diabetes come before living life. And it’s normal to need help.”

Video: Mike

Contributor: Mike; www.mydiabeticheart.com

Connection: Person with type 2 diabetes (and congestive heart failure)

Standout Quote: “I look at so many people in this community who have lived with diabetes for 20, 30, 40, 50 years, and I see and understand that I really can live with this disease. It really is possible to live a long time with this disease. […] You encourage me to keep doing what I need to do, and that means a lot. It gives me hope.”