The following video shows you how to give yourself an insulin injection. If you are not using an insulin pump, you must give yourself insulin shots. Doing so can be nerve-racking if you are new to diabetes. Take a few minutes and watch this video on How to properly give yourself an insulin injection.
Cheerleading Uniform Article by Kirstin Since I became a cheerleader this year, my school year has been so much more exciting and busy. My cheer squad and I recently performed a dance. We practiced everyday after school for many long hours. In order to keep my blood sugar levels even, I had to adjust my [...]
Living with Diabetes — After getting back from the hospital, we tried to get into our “new”, regular routine. There was so much information to sort through. At least 10 times a day, I would have to poke Kirstin’s tiny little fingers to attain her glucose reading. Frequently, there would not be enough blood which would mean another poke. It [...]
The following posts describe what we went through the first year that Kirstin was diagnosed with diabetes. Living with diabetes has changed our life. Hopefully these true stories can shed some light on what you are facing in your diabetes journey. Here is our story. Symptoms: What is diabetes? Kirstin was potty trained and she started [...]
The argument in favor of insulin pump therapy usually outweighs controlling your diabetes with syringes. Below are the top 5 advantages of insulin pump therapy in our eyes: (1) The insulin pump eliminates the need to measure insulin into a syringe. No needles, no measuring. (2) The insulin pump provides a slow release of insulin into the [...]