Being low is kinda the worst… woo 42 bgl.

laboratoryequipment:

Doctors Come Closer to ‘Artificial Pancreas’Doctors are reporting a major step toward an “artificial pancreas,” a device that would constantly monitor blood sugar in people with diabetes and automatically supply insulin as needed.A key component of such a system — an insulin pump programmed to shut down if blood-sugar dips too low while people are sleeping — worked as intended in a three-month study of 247 patients.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/06/doctors-come-closer-%E2%80%98artificial-pancreas%E2%80%99


Yes please.

laboratoryequipment:

Doctors Come Closer to ‘Artificial Pancreas’

Doctors are reporting a major step toward an “artificial pancreas,” a device that would constantly monitor blood sugar in people with diabetes and automatically supply insulin as needed.

A key component of such a system — an insulin pump programmed to shut down if blood-sugar dips too low while people are sleeping — worked as intended in a three-month study of 247 patients.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/06/doctors-come-closer-%E2%80%98artificial-pancreas%E2%80%99

Yes please.

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myrealityofdiabetes:

To all my fellow T1D :)

I’m in my bed right now. In australia its 12.28am and I’m so tired but i can’t fall asleep. This happens almost every night, and you know what, I’m starting to get sick of it…

so the IMPORTANT QUESTIONS are:
-if you have ever stopped taking care of yourself and then…

For me I don’t have many problems taking care of myself.  If its a day where I’m feeling particularly apathetic I stop checking my blood sugar but I’ll keep up appropriate injections and then I just check before I head to sleep.

For me its been relatively easy so far and I really haven’t been too thrown off from how I used to be.  

So, 4/20 was my 2nd anniversary of being a diagnosed diabetic.  Surprisingly enough, for me at any rate, it has improved my life in numerous ways.  Its definitely given me some structure in my life and caused me to take better care of myself.  

So far I find the disease to be fairly easily manageable.  I eat what I like, shoot up on insulin and exercise and I’m generally in a good state.  Of course I have bad days but I think that since I’ve been diagnosed I’ve had a higher percentage of good days than before.  

I would rather be able to eat however much I like whenever I like without having to worry about my blood sugar levels but I don’t know if anything else would have driven me into taking care of myself.  Anyways, its been a fine two years so far and hopefully the trend will continue.

What the fucking fuck body?  We’ve been dealing with this diabetes thing for awhile now and never had these random ass problems.  We should be in the normal stage where I and you know whats going on when it comes to carbs, instead I suddenly need like 3x the dosage.  What the hell.

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Today is the worst, diabetes is the worst.  Damn you pancreas and immune system, you are both fail.  Oh, and insulin, you too are fail today, work better.