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LADA -- latent autoimmune diabetes in adults -- was first acknowledged in
Approximately 45 million Americans try to lose weight every year.
For years, the HbA1c test has been the gold standard of care for assessing a person's blood sugar levels over the previous three months.
Tubed or untethered - most (not all) of us living the subcutaneous insulin delivery life - a.k.a., wearing the Omnipod® System or another insulin pump - are privy to an idiosyncratic phenomenon that happens on occasion with a new infusion site.
As a virtual Diabetes Health Coach and someone who has had Type 1 Diabetes for almost 20 years, I understand that one of the greatest things people with diabetes value is ease.
By the time Prince Blue was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2016, his blood sugar was measuring at 800 mg/dL. Looking back, he realizes he hadn't been feeling well for over a year before then.
Asha Brown was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 5. Now, nearly 30 years later, she actually faces a handful of chronic health conditions she must manage on an hourly basis to get through her day.
It was a dream come true when in 2012 I switched from a tubed pump to the Omnipod® System. I had spent years having to remove my pump while competing in track and field competitions and I would end up leaving the competitions with my blood sugars in the 300s.
Imagine your blood sugar dropping to 40 mg/dL while performing onstage in front of 2,000 people. You cannot simply pop a few glucose tabs while singing and dancing without completely disrupting the professional performance and experience for your audience.
"I never really lived a life without diabetes," said Lauren Misiaszek. Only 11 months old at the time of her diagnosis, type 1 diabetes has always been part of Lauren's life.
"I never really had to adjust like others have to when they are diagnosed at an older age."
Type 1 diabetes has been part of my life since 2004. It came crashing into my life from out of nowhere when I was 19 years old. As a professional snowboarder, that diagnosis did not come easy - especially at that age in my life.
Living with type 1 diabetes comes with a unique badge of life experience that most of those around you will never fully understand.