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Every Day, Every Hour, Every Minute: Diabetes Superheroes

Every Day, Every Hour, Every Minute: Diabetes Superheroes

Ive been meaning to post about this for quite sometime. Im a slacker, Ill admit it. I even considered not posting about it at all because I waited so long. But then I realized it was too cool a thing to NOT post about. A while back (maybe a couple of months ago), Chris from over at Type 1 Tidbits started a cool blogroll . Being the awesome computer person that he is (blog designer? web designer? graphic designer? Im not sure what term to use.) he made his blog roll one of a kind. Chris assigned a lot of us superhero counterparts. Yup. You read that right. Were superheroes. Diabetic superheroes. Because as Chris (and the rest of us) well knows, we all are diabetic superheroes. It takes a special person to live with diabetes, be it Type 1 or Type 2. It takes an even more special person (in my opinion) to care for someone with diabetes. All of us deal with a great deal every single day. Diabetes doesnt take a break and neither do we. Now, Ill admit my knowledge of all things superhero stops after Batman and Superman. I know. Dont stone me. But one of my very best friends knows as much about comic books as I know about theatre. And she informed me that my superhero counter part, Shadowcat , is pretty darn cool. Apparently she can walk through walls! How awesome is that?? Anyway, if you havent already, I highly suggest you go check out Chris blogroll . He has it separated out by Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 diabetes. My blog is listed on the second page of the Type 1s. Each individual persons page has their blog listed, a link to the information on their superhero counterpart, their Twitter handle (if they have one), and their date of acquiring their superhero powers (a.k.a. diagnosis date). And stop by Type 1 Tidbits and leave Chris a comment to thank him for coming up with s Continue reading >>

Superheroes On A T1d Mission! Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Conquer The Disease's Challenges

Superheroes On A T1d Mission! Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Conquer The Disease's Challenges

SUPERHEROES, ON A TYPE 1 DIABETES MISSION Superheroes on a T1D mission! Kids with Type 1 Diabetes conquer the disease's challenges A raucous relay ball game was underway in the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church in downtown Fredericksburg. Shouts, beach balls and running kids filled the room. Captain America, Spiderman and Wonder Woman were leading the activities. A counselor wearing a shirt bearing the Superman logo and the words Power of insulin crossed the room toward a little girl in a pink dress. The counselor checked the screen of a device the girl wore on a flowered belt around her hips. The device was a continuous glucose monitor, a tool that tracks the childs blood sugar levels all day and night to give an overall picture of how they fluctuate. It showed that the levels were slightly down but they werent falling. She could keep playing. Twenty-two children between the ages of 7 and 12 gathered for the event, the 11th annual Kids for a Cure Club summer camp for kids with type 1 diabetes. KFCC is a local nonprofit organization founded by the Mary Washington Healthcare diabetes management staff and parents of children with type 1 diabetes to provide education and support for families living with the disease. The summer camp, which had a superhero theme this year, aims to help kids become more proficient in managing their diabetes while letting them have fun with peers who share their daily challenges. It is sponsored by MWH and the Aquia and Fredericksburg Lions Clubs. The purpose is for children with diabetes to be with others who have the disease, said Lana King, a registered nurse and the camps founder. In their school, they might be the only diabetic child. Here, they can feel like its a normal thing. Here, theyre acting differently if theyre NOT havi Continue reading >>

Diabetic Superheroes And Villians

Diabetic Superheroes And Villians

Yesterday, I went on an audition for a Trident commercial, and the whole gist of the audition was improvising on the topic of gum. The script I received had a few paragraphs of ideas, but you were told you could take it in any direction you wanted. However, as I scanned the page, one of the ideas caught my eye. The premise was a standup comic talking about gum in a classic, brick-wall comedy club. The script talked about how normal it was to ask for a piece of gum and contained the line, Its rare you hear someone say can I have some insulin ?' I immediately got a little chuckle because that is something I have actually said to my little brother, and vice versa. The last time I saw him, at my older brothers wedding, his blood glucose was 240 mg/dl in the middle of the reception and his insulin was across the street at the hotel. Like some sort of diabetic superhero, I was there with my FlexPen and needle and managed to bring him down to 120 in under an hour. Speaking of diabetic superheroes, have you heard about the kids writing the diabetes comic books? Theres an article about it here . Malcolm and Kamaal, the creators, are planning to continue to create and publish episodes of Omega Boy vs. Dr. Diabetes, with the help of their dads company, Omega 7 Comics. I read that they are donating a lot of their profits to diabetes research. Best of luck to the kids. Ever since I was diagnosed with diabetes, I have always had the random thought that a villain in a Batman or Spider-man movie should have diabetes. They could call him the Sugar Man, or Sweetness, and he would live on top of the Domino Sugar building just north of the Williamsburg Bridge on the water. He would stare out across the city and reveal his plan to infiltrate the sugar supply of the world with deadly toxins Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetes Can Wear You Down

Type 1 Diabetes Can Wear You Down

A diabetes advocate describes how the condition has impacted him throughout his life. Editors note: We strive to provide a complete picture of life with Type 1 diabetes. While we love sharing inspirational stories, we want to make sure to acknowledge the difficulties of managing a chronic condition over decades. Aaron D. Johnson sent us this honest account, and we thank him for it. The world of a child is an amazing place. Its a medley of bicycles, ballgames in the sun, building forts, sledding in the snow, birthday cakes and Christmas lights. What child is going to pay any attention to dry skin and constant thirst when there is so much to do? Childhood is a time to run and play, to get dirty, soaking wet, or covered with snow. The only need is to race home after school to catch a favorite TV show and then charge outside again to play superhero among your superhero friends. Then, one day, you are just too tired to get up from in front of the television. Your tummy hurts and your dry skin is flushed. Your mother is talking to you, but you cant understand what she is saying. The bright, kaleidoscope of childhood is replaced with a blur of hospital images: doctors frowning with concern and talking in low, serious voices; nurses looking at you like you were the walking dead; endless medical tests; waiting rooms and gurneys behind curtains; and, of course, the needles. Always the needles. I was six years old when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. In my case, it is a form known as brittle diabetes, or Labile diabetes. This is a fairly rare form of diabetes that causes wide blood sugar swings without any reason or warning. My childhood became one requiring constant monitoring of myself and by the adults in my life. There was no more just running free; my backpack carried Continue reading >>

Dempsey The Diabetic Superhero Francaise

Dempsey The Diabetic Superhero Francaise

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Captain Novolin (video Game) - Tv Tropes

Captain Novolin (video Game) - Tv Tropes

You need to login to do this. Get Known if you don't have an account "Captain Novolin is a game that teaches you about diabetes. However, this game doesn't tell you how to manage your diabetes. Your Doctor will tell you about your individual care. WARNING: ANY CHANGE OF INSULIN SHOULD BE MADE CAUTIOUSLY AND ONLY UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION." Hello TV Tropes ! I have diabetes. Is there anything special I should know before describing Captain Novolin? Widely considered one of the greatest Edutainment Games ever released on the SNES, Captain Novolin tells the heartwarming story of an Inspirationally Disadvantaged superhero, whose superpower is the fact that he happens to have diabetes. No, he doesn't fight diabetes, and his superpower doesn't involve giving other people diabetes; his superpower is having diabetes. As such, for him every day of his life is an epic struggle against his illness you must fight against evil alien invaders who have taken the form of malicious junk foods, all the while making sure to eat regularly and keep your blood sugar levels consistent (and check you feet for sores and blisters). In case you couldn't tell from the above paragraph, the game was intended to help children learn about diabetes, but failed spectacularly at the job, and almost managed to seem as if it was mocking those who had the disease instead. (Why would diabetic kids need to be reminded of their illness? Aren't video games meant to be an escape from reality?) The game was endorsed by Novo Nordisk, manufacturers of the Novolin brand of insulin, from which the game takes its name. The game's publishers, Raya Systems, also released other educational games with similar themes, such as Packy and Marlon, a game starring two elephants with juvenile diabetes. Abnormal Ammo : The final Continue reading >>

Diabetes Type 1: Origins Comic

Diabetes Type 1: Origins Comic

A young persons journey into type 1 diabetes… Revolve Comics along with leading diabetes experts in Southampton and Portsmouth transform young patients’ understanding of the condition – by turning them into comic book superheroes. Different people respond to the diagnosis in different ways – some like to talk it through, with others preferring to read books and leaflets. The hope is that this comic book provides another means of spreading the type 1 diabetes message through art and that the story will inform and educate anyone who reads it. For those readers who are newly-diagnosed, they will feel more empowered to look after themselves if not already. It is possible to live a long, healthy life with type 1 diabetes. *Note that the download is 11.6 mb **UPDATE** We are proud to announce that the comic was awarded this… We are delighted about the award! Thank you to all involved as this was truly a collaborative project. Please help us find out who we can help out by simply taking 1 minute to fill in the form below. Thank you! Type 1: Origins Tell your friends and help spread the word!! Just click on your favourite share button! Continue reading >>

Captain Novolin - Wikipedia

Captain Novolin - Wikipedia

Captain Novolin is an educational platform video game , starring the eponymous superhero who has type 1 diabetes . [2] It was developed by Sculptured Software and published by Raya Systems for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System . The game became available to the public in 1992 and was sponsored by Novo Nordisk , makers of the Novolin brand of insulin . [2] It is a part of educational video game series from Raya that includes Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon , Packy and Marlon , and Bronkie the Bronchiasaurus . The game uses a 2D side-scrolling style of gameplay. Captain Novolin is the only one who can stop such evil aliens as Blubberman and rescue the diabetic mayor of Pineville who was kidnapped by the evil aliens. Throughout the game, Captain Novolin needs to avoid the alien invaders who have the appearance of junk food items such as bouncing cookies and doughnuts while eating healthy meals to keep his blood glucose within a safe zone. Captain Novolin can die if his blood glucose level goes too high or low. Players can earn bonus points by correctly answering questions that relate to diabetes. In addition, the game has a feature whereby a diabetic player can specify the frequency of their real-life insulin injections. [2] [4] Richard M. Satava mentioned an evaluation of the Captain Novolin game that involved the interviewing of 23 diabetic children (10 boys and 13 girls in the age range of 6 to 16 years) and the parent of one child on an individual basis. [5] Boys and girls were enthusiastic about the game, and several children said that the game would be useful when telling their friends about diabetes. [6] The game was met with approval from all of the parents in the evaluation and was considered to have value for facilitating discussions with children about di Continue reading >>

Derek Theler: Diabetes Warrior

Derek Theler: Diabetes Warrior

Its a superhero! Its a Baby Daddy! Its a Dexcom Warrior! Its Derek Theler! The Marvels New Warriors actor is the face of Dexcoms Call of the Warrior campaign, launching this month. Derek spoke to Beyond Type 1 about what it means to be a superhero both on set and while managing diabetes. Having been diagnosed with Type 1 at age 3, he knows a lot about both. Derek shared tips for maintaining the warrior-like focus that he uses in nearly every aspect of his life: reaching out about CGM technology as a spokesperson for Dexcom, preparing for a day on set (a diabetes bag is essential), connecting with other diabetic buddies he meets (in real life!), and problem-solving when things go wrong in the most inconvenient of places, like in an audition room or out on the open ocean off of South Africa. Tell us about partnering with Dexcom on the Call of the Warrior campaign! The way it works is, we want people to post either photos or videos of themselves giving their best Warrior Call on our Facebook page and Instagram and use #WarriorUp. Its a shout in the face of diabetes. Its a great campaign because people can be creative with it, and anyone can do it. For each post, Dexcom will give a $1 donation to a bunch of different diabetes charities. Im really excited for this because its not a campaign where I have to ask people for money all you have to do is use #WarriorUp and Dexcom will donate the money. My younger sister is also a Type 1 diabetic, and shes the reason I got turned on to the Dexcom. She was trying to get pregnant and she realized that a CGM is a really helpful technology when it comes to maintaining your blood sugar. Now I actually have a nephew, which is really cool news. I like to talk about growing up with her because she and I were the only ones who understood w Continue reading >>

Motherhood And Diabetes - Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Motherhood And Diabetes - Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Becoming a motherhas changed all our lives. We appreciate each day more than before. Every hug, every kiss, every I love you mom. Even though we make it look easy, its a constant struggle. We fight to be here, we fight for our health, for our future, and most importantly for our babies. Not a moment is taken for granted. Not all superheroes wear capes. We often wear spit up, food, blood, tears, sweat, and even an insulin pump. Theres never a dull moment being a diabetic mother. With all the difficulties that motherhood brings, we face diabetes on top of it all. But we continue to set the bar high, to do better, to challenge ourselves, and make our children proud. They keep us going after all. Our children are our saviors, and we are blessed to be their mothers. To the whole diabetes community for your strength, courage, andperseverance (you are all true diabetic superheroes). Being a type 1 Diabetic mom has made me realize how tough it is to raise a child that has diabetesmy poor mom and what I put her through.I only hope my daughters will not get diagnosed with it, but it is a worry that I have every day of my lifeon the other hand, it never lets me forget how precious every minute of the day is and how much more I want to be in control of my sugars for the sake of my two daughtersI want to see them grow up, and they deserve to have a happy, healthy, mommy! Motherhood and diabeteshas made me realize just how much of a miracle my son is and how much you can accomplish no matter what cards you have been dealt. On August 16, 2007, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, just 2 months before getting married at the age of 26. I thought I would never forget that day because of my life changing diagnosis. For the following 5 anniversaries, I pondered on my new life while remem Continue reading >>

Metformin Is Not Always The Superhero For Diabetic Patients

Metformin Is Not Always The Superhero For Diabetic Patients

Small things can make a big difference to your health Posted by Dr Sandy on in Diabetes | 352 Views | Leave a response Diabetes results in nerve and blood vessel damage. Too little vitamin B12 results in nerve damage and vascular complications. Metformin chews vit B12. Coincidence ? When sugar levels go awry meds are often prescribed. The anti-diabetic drug which is widely prescribed, is metformin. Metformin works its magic, by decreasing glucose production the overall result, it helps keep sugar levels in check. Protecting the diabetic from the dire consequences of elevated sugar levels. Unfortunately, it also does a few things that are not quite as helpful. This is the problem with drugs there are always risks along with the benefits. Numerous studies have demonstrated, that diabetic patients taking metformin on a regular basis, end up with lower vitamin B12 levels. You see, Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin is an important cofactor i.e. an enzyme helper. It helps out the enzymes which are involved in methylation pathways . And when it is missing in action, a whole range of problems can arise. Among them permanent nerve damage, megaloblastic anaemia and vascular complications. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm these are two big problems facing someone with diabetes. They have fancy names, neuropathy , retinopathy, macroangiopathy but when all is said and done, the complications of diabetes, revolve around nerve damage and blood vessel damage. This is why priority number one in diabetes, is to keep those sugar levels within a normal range. Diabetes is not something youre CURED OF. It is more about management. Sadly, even when sugar levels are managed well.complications can arise. Specifically nerve damage and vascular complications. Could metformin, our hero, be part of the problem Continue reading >>

Join Us For Our First Cut 2017 Film Showcase In La, Nyc, Orange, And Seattle Presented By The Leo Freedman Foundation

Join Us For Our First Cut 2017 Film Showcase In La, Nyc, Orange, And Seattle Presented By The Leo Freedman Foundation

Join us for our First Cut 2017 Film Showcase in LA, NYC, Orange, and Seattle Presented by the Leo Freedman Foundation Every year, Dodge College puts on the Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screenings to premiere our top films from the previous year. This years show will screen in Los Angeles, New York City, Orange, and our newest addition Seattle to showcase these exemplary films to industry professionals, media, alumni, prospective students, and their families. Please join us as we premiere the following films: Good Boy (dirs. Rachel Beltran, Nicole Myers) A man goes on a blind date with the woman of his dreams in the hopes of having a great night. Things seem to be going perfect until the night takes an unexpected turn Dempsey the Diabetic Superhero (dirs.Kendall Goldberg, Greyson Horst, Rocky Pajarito, Caroline Roffe) Meet Dempsey Foxson a spunky, 10-year-old competitive gymnast who refuses to let her Type 1 Diabetes affect her dreams. Night Call (dir. Amanda Renee Knox) During a routine patrol, a Black female copis called to a disturbance that leads to her making a life-altering decision. Gloria Talks Funny (dir. Kendall Goldberg) When struggling voice actress, Gloria, discovers her agent failed to tell her that her claim-to-fame cartoon is being remade, she sets her sights on reprising her role as the famous BioBoy. A Foreman (dir. Daniel Drummond) A factory foreman deals with an unexpected visitor. The Quiet Room (dir. Sam Wineman) When Michaels attempt at suicide awakens a demon that haunts the hospital, he must stop her rampage before she takes him to the quiet roomforever. We hope you will join us for one of these events, to see some of the amazing films made by our students last year. Please make your plans to join us for the LA event onThursday, September 2 Continue reading >>

Iron Man Joins The Fight Against Diabetes

Iron Man Joins The Fight Against Diabetes

Marvel Comics is helping raise awareness on childhood diabetes with a special Iron Man comic book. In a partnership with Siemens, a medical diagnostics company, the publisher has released “Iron Man: Early Warnings.” It’s your typical PSA-powered comic, for the “Become a Diabetes Hero” program. The program helps raise awareness towards diabetes in young children, and what patients can do to treat the condition. In the comic, Iron Man cracks down on the two-bit villain Aqueduct while developing a Stark Industries-powered device known as the “Health-Y-Meter.” The device detects when a person—you guessed it—isn’t feeling so healthy, as evidenced through the comics’ diabetic child, Daisy. After Iron Man whips Aqueduct, he and Pepper teach Daisy that all diabetics need to eat right and exercise for a healthy lifestyle. You can read the entire comic here. The comic is written by David Liss with interior art by Kev Sharpe. Ari Granov provides the cover, which is actually pretty awesome. And hey, the Bleeding Edge armor makes a return! Continue reading >>

Diabetes Superhero Comic Book

Diabetes Superhero Comic Book

Jacob Dwyer, interactive comic book artist and student at the Stamps School of Art and Design and Trevor Torres, Patient Advocate, Diabetes Evangelist and student at the University of Michigan paired up to create an interactive electronic comic book that aims to educate children and families about diabetes management, discuss attitudes both positive and negative about health, and empower patients with type 1 diabetes. Check out our blog post here and download a version of the full comic here . "After my previous experiences with making comics and working with children, it seemed like a no-brainer to me that I would be making a comic to educate and enforce positive attitudes for kids with diabetes. I also love all things superhero-related, so the chance to work on my own superhero comic book to promote healthy living was too good to pass up. My collaboration with Trevor allowed me to focus on the art and interactivity of the comic while he handled the writing. I am very glad for our partnership, as his writing style and experience with diabetes made the character seem so much more genuine and realistic." Jake "One of the fun things we did when putting this comic together was weave in two different stories one in which the main character tries to be positive about diabetes, and another in which he really deals with it in a more negative way. The reader can choose to read it as two different characters, or make a combined story out of both elements. The page above shows a few different challenges the main character faces. First he has to decide whether to check his blood sugar in front of his friends at lunch, or go to the bathroom so his friends wont see. Then he has a high blood sugar, and has to give himself more insulin. He can either rotate his injection sites (which Continue reading >>

From The Vault: Novo Nordisk's

From The Vault: Novo Nordisk's "captain Novolin" Nightmare

By Jim Edwards MoneyWatch September 6, 2008, 12:55 PM From the Vault: Novo Nordisk's "Captain Novolin" Nightmare Last Updated Sep 6, 2008 12:55 PM EDT A reader wrote to me to complain that Pfizer was not a pioneer of drug-based video games, as I asserted its "Viva Cruiser" effort was for Viagra. She said: There was a game that Novo Nordisk put out about 15 years ago to promote their insulin called Captain Novolin. It was on the SuperNES platform and featured a diabetic superhero who fought off evil sugary treats. It also featured mini quizzes about diabetes facts. Although an internet game aimed at impotent adult men isn't completely comparable to an educational Nintendo game trying to teach juvenile diabetics about taking care of themselves, I wouldn't exactly say that advergaming is a new move for pharmaceuticals -- just one that is slow to pervade the market since its original introduction. Novo Nordisk was indeed the progenitor of a 1992 diabetes video game. Even better, Captain Novolin has carved out for himself a small role in history -- as one of the worst video games ever made. Here's the Wikipeda entry : Captain Novolin is a Super Nintendo game starring the eponymous superhero who has diabetes. Captain Novolin is the only one who can stop the alien Blubberman and rescue the mayor of Pineville. He rides a speedboat and needs to avoid the alien invaders who have turned themselves into junk food while eating healthy meals to keep his blood glucose within a safe zone. Players earn bonus points by correctly answering multiple choice questions about diabetes (the correct answers of which are given at the beginning of levels). The game was sponsored by Novo Nordisk, makers of Novolin brand insulin. It is widely regarded as one of the oddest and worst video games ever Continue reading >>

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