Diabetespeaks DiabeteSpeaks is an awareness program for Type1 diabetes told through personal experiences. Millions of stories. One community.

February 19, 2016  

Season 1, episode 13: DiabeteSpeaks is a special project of T1D Exchange and the Glu community--join us and become part of type 1 diabetes research today: visit www.myglu.org. What’s it like to live with a misdiagnosis for six years? In our final episode of season 1, we talk with Jenn, who was told she had type 2 diabetes, when it was really type 1. She talks about what those 6 years were like, and the mixed emotions that came with the proper diagnosis of type 1, and her wish that the psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes were discussed up front. “I was very careful. I would have crying fits after dinner because I was still so hungry and there was nothing I could do. I was happy if I could get my blood sugars below 200. I probably should’ve switched doctors sooner, but I honestly thought it was me doing something wrong, that I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to do and if I just was better about it, it would be better.” Stay tuned and hit subscribe, because season 2 of DiabeteSpeaks starts in spring 2016!

 

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February 17, 2016  

Season 1, episode 12: DiabeteSpeaks is a special project of T1D Exchange and the Glu community--join us and become part of type 1 diabetes research today: visit www.myglu.org. In our interview with Chris, we talk about the sometimes bumpy road that can present itself when managing diabetes in college, how surfing became a passion, and offers some advice on perceptions of life with diabetes in relationships. Host Steve Richert and Chris share their love of climbing and surfing, and understanding the nuances of the roller-coaster of T1D: "Know the difference between fear and panic. And that’s certainly something you encounter in surfing, too, like if you’re in a situation that’s a little more critical than you’re comfortable with. Fear is healthy, panic, no so much. I haven’t figured out how to—with a low blood sugar—not let the fear turn to panic."  

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