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💢💢diabulimia is a real thing..and it's terrifying 💢💢
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for those of y'all who don't know, there's an eating disorder called diabulimia that occurs when people take less insulin than they should for a meal...intentionally. .
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example: let's say your insulin to carb ratio is 1:6. you're eating 60g. picture on the left is 10u, the appropriate dose. picture on the right is 2u...which covers 12g.
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why would someone do this? because they are under the impression insulin makes them gain weight and become fat. and since they don't want to become fat, they reduce the amount of insulin they take. the glucose can't be taken up into the cells and therefore is peed out...
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this isn't just wrong thinking - it's dangerous.
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people intentionally withholding insulin can end up in dka, which can be life threatening, and end up walking around with higher blood sugars and a1cs, setting themselves up for organ, kidney, and eyesight damage down the line, amongst other possible comorbidities.
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if these people knew that weight loss and weight maintenance is achievable through proper nutrition, exercise, and good blood sugar control, they wouldn't be taking such drastic measures to lose weight or not gain weight .
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however, diabulimia and eating disorders aren't just because of these false beliefs - eating disorders can be complex to work with due to mental illness and may require a higher level of care and intervention. .
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if you're looking for weight management support with your diabetes, as an rd, i'm happy to discuss with you ways to keep your weight and blood control control stable in a healthy way. .
hand model: @wholesomeroots.rd

comment 125 star 964 3 days ago

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that means breaking out my christmas pumppeelz! ❤️🎄 what’s your favorite part about christmas? -
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#christmasmemories #christmas🎄 #diabetes #t1d #type1diabetes #typeonediabetes #typeone #type1 #type1diabetic #diabetic #dexcomwarrior #t1dlookslikeme #autoimmunedisease #spoonie #spoons #disabilities #disables #disabilityawareness #disabilityadvocate

comment 7 star 451 Yesterday

👊🏼go into competition with yourself 👊🏼

instagram is awesome to get inspired by other people. but never compare yourself and try and compete with them. •
for me, one day i couldn’t stand feeling frumpy anymore. i was sick of having no energy. i love checking out other fitness accounts on instagram but i have my head fully into bettering myself...for myself.

i choose healthier foods...for myself.
i move my body...for myself.
i test my sugars...for myself.

there is nothing selfish about spending time on yourself everyday. i’m such a happier person and my family and friends benefit 💃🏼

we live in a world where it so easy to compare our lives. each and everyone of us is responsible for our own life. you can make your goals come true ⭐️

for me it’s been just over a year between these two pics. i’m so excited to see where i’ll be in a year from today. small actions everyday = big results 💙 you can achieve anything you set your mind too 🥰

comment 85 star 550 2 days ago

💢💢 #waybackwednesday where's your site featuring @fiona_wylde and @dexcom 💢💢
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about a month ago, y'all may remember i went to this event in #chicago for @xerispharma and their new glucagon...
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i had a chance to meet and kick it w so many awesome t1d people of the gram, including fiona.
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she is a badass! she's a pro watersports athlete and rocking the #dexcom also
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again, it is amazing how the diabetes community can bring people together like this - when you're feeling frustrated, remember there's a ton of supportive people out there ready to have your back and help you out.
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where is your site today?

comment 31 star 879 Yesterday

#wheresyoursitewednesday gotta love the arms! ▫️ i had been using my legs a lot to give my arms a break now i'm back to my arms to give my legs a break. ▫️ #type1 #typelada #type1diabetes #typehappy #typestrong #misdiagnosed #lada #ladawareness #diabetes #diabetic #typeladadiabetic #type1diabetic #t1d #type1lookslikeme #insulindependant #diabadass #omnipod #dexcom

comment 6 star 249 Yesterday

Well this happens at least once a day🤣🤣🤣🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

comment 47 star 678 23 hours ago

No...i’m not vaping. 😂
that’s afrezza!
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as promised, i’m deep diving into the meds i’ve been taking to help with my control. .
overall, i like afrezza. it’s a short acting inhaled insulin. it lowered my a1c by about 1.5 points in 3 months. but i can only use it if i am above 220 or eating a high carb meal because of the dosing. this will definitely vary per person, and i know people that only use afrezza as short acting, and take a long acting injection once a day.
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there’s also a savings card! 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼
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i blogged a lottttt more info on it, so click the link in my bio to read it all (link to savings card too!).
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who else has tried it? i’d love to hear your feedback. also, if you have been thinking about it but have hesitations, what are they?

comment 126 star 1,417 3 days ago

I had my eversense cgm implanted yesterday!

eversense is the first ever implantable glucose sensor. it is fda approved for 3-month wear (longer in other countries) and is considered very accurate with a mard of 8.5%. studies have shown that the eversense system detects 95% of lows and 99% of highs within 15 minutes.

all the accuracy without the weekly sensor insertion? sign me up!

the sensor is placed by a clinician through an in-office procedure (~15 minutes). it’s activated by a rechargeable transmitter worn on top of the skin. this transmitter can be removed and reattached via pump peels. it excites me to think about being able to remove the visible part of my sensor for short periods of time without having to reinsert or waste an expensive sensor.

how does it work?

the transmitter activates the sensor which flashes an led light. the polymer in the sensor coating is excited by the led light which rises and falls depending on the subcutaneous glucose concentration.

eversense glucose readings are sent to a mobile app to be viewed by the user. it can be set to provide threshold, rate of change, and predictive alerts and data can be shared with up to five friends. my favorite part of this app is that reports can be created and emailed to a clinician with just a few clicks.

i have posted a slideshow/video from my insertion on my blog. check it out if you’re interested! there is some blood, so if you’re squeamish…be warned. i have to say though…it didn’t hurt at all. link in bio.
#eversense #senseonics #t1d #beyondtype1 #type1dlookslikeme #glitterglucose #showmeyourpump #tslim #medtronic #omnipod #dexcom #type1strong #humalog #livebeyond #t1dlookslikeus #jdrf #type1diabetes #type2diabetes #diabetes #diabetic #diabetestype2 #diabetestype1 #diabetestypeone #diabetestypetwo #diabetesawarness #diabetes1 #diabetessucks #diabeteslookslikeme #diabeteslife #diabeteslifestyle

comment 52 star 1,533 22 hours ago