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Who says diabetes awareness must be spread with a straight face? Share a meme from our guest bloggers to give those in your T1D circle a laugh or a reminder to go blue in November! Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the “typical” experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring. Continue reading >>

10 Funny Diabetes Memes

10 Funny Diabetes Memes

10. Refusing to come down 7. Charming 6. So what’s this diabetes thing? 5. Say what? 3. You’re kidding me? 1. One of us! Continue reading >>

Patient Voices Winner Kayla Brown Climbs High On Diabetes Advocacy, Innovation And Memes

Patient Voices Winner Kayla Brown Climbs High On Diabetes Advocacy, Innovation And Memes

Welcome to the 4th in our series of interviews with the 2016 Patient Voices Scholarship Winners -- 10 advocates selected to join us on scholarship for this year's DiabetesMine Innovation Summit in San Francisco in a couple of months. Please greet twenty-something Kayla Brown, whom we introduced last year as a champion for teen girls with diabetes. She was diagnosed seven years ago, and many may recognize her from her blog Kayla's Life Notes and as the force behind Type 1 Diabetes Memes, that bring laughs with clever sayings and visuals (as you can see from her July 4th edition). Kayla happens to be our only PV winner who's a native of Canada, and she's made incredible advocacy strides in just under a decade. With that, let's get right to it, eh...?! A Chat with Diabetes Advocate Kayla Brown DM) Welcome back, Kayla! For starters, can you remind us all of your diabetes story? KB) I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in March 2009 at the age of 18. When I was first diagnosed I assumed that I had the same type of diabetes as my grandparents, which meant to me: checking glucose every now and then, and taking a pill with dinner. Little did I know that I would have to treat my diabetes much differently -- it was going to be a 24/7 job. However, I kept positive; even the doctor asked me why I was smiling in the emergency room, I wasn't sure why, but I believe that my positivity has kept me successful in managing my diabetes and making the most out of my situation. The only other person in my family who had type 1 diabetes was my Uncle, who sadly passed away from unrelated circumstances. He was great support for me when I was first diagnosed, showing me how to carb count and take insulin. Being diagnosed at the age when you're just becoming independent must have been especially Continue reading >>

5 Diabetes Memes We Like

5 Diabetes Memes We Like

This summer, we’ve been having some fun making Type 1 diabetes memes. Feel free to share with anyone who you think might need a laugh: Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. Want more Type 1 news? Subscribe here. Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does? Try Type 2 Nation, our sister publication. Continue reading >>

Type 1 Diabetes Memes

Type 1 Diabetes Memes

In early 2012 college memes were flooding my Facebook newsfeed – photos with captions representing funny moments and day to day college life. This made me wonder, could I create memes like these about type 1 diabetes? After humming and hawing over the idea, I decided to take the plunge and created a page, Type 1 Diabetes Memes. I posted a couple meme ideas that I had, such as one about wondering if the Coke that I got at a restaurant was actually diet, or those times when you have low blood sugar and there is no good food in the house. The page was slow to take off, but before I knew it, the ‘likes’ were adding up. It wasn’t until my friend Meredith Miller, a fellow university student I’d met at a type 1 diabetes event in Ontario, joined me that the page truly grew beyond any expectation I’d ever had for it. At first, our goal for the page was to share a laugh with others who were dealing with type 1 diabetes, whether a person with diabetes, a spouse or parent. What Meredith and I didn’t realize was how significant this page was going to be, that that we were creating an online diabetes community like no other. Type 1 Diabetes Memes became the place where people could laugh and bond over their frustrations, like their pump tubing getting caught on door handles, or someone asking them if they ate too much sugar as a child. Type 1 Diabetes Memes also became a place to poke fun at a disease that can be so daunting and frustrating. After some time passed, Meredith and I started a weekly caption contest that has been our signature mark. The caption contest allows fans to post their jokes alongside a photo we’ve chosen. A winner is picked every Sunday. Fans are encouraged to post their own original memes on our Facebook wall for us to share with our followers. Continue reading >>

What Diabetes Really Is: (spoiler) It’s Not A Unicorn Frappuccino

What Diabetes Really Is: (spoiler) It’s Not A Unicorn Frappuccino

What Diabetes Really Is: (Spoiler) It’s Not a Unicorn Frappuccino Diabetes… How do I describe diabetes? Or what is it like to live with it? When you look on the internet it’s defined as mostly sugary foods, cake, BigMac’s, soda, and a Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks. A Unicorn Frappuccino is loaded with sugar, but it WILL NOT cause diabetes. There are two types of diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes– where the immune system attacks the insulin producing cells in the pancreas. And Type 2 Diabetes– where the body doesn’t use insulin properly and can sometimes be controlled with diet and exercise. But genetics can also play into Type 2, where it had nothing to do with one’s lifestyle. But I digress… It’s funny right? Sometimes I question whether I’m too sensitive about it. Whether it’s not that big of a deal. Right?! You have to laugh to get through life. I get it. The memes are humorous to those who don’t know anything about it. Ignorance is bliss. But is the disease humorous? Is it really? I mean I wish I could laugh it off. But I face this monster everyday. And it is a monster. It’s not funny. It’s not a joke. When I was diagnosed My mom didn’t know the signs of diabetes. No one in my family had diabetes. I had symptoms similar to the flu: fatigue, thirst, weight loss. Little did I know that my pancreas stopped producing insulin. I was slowly dying and by the grace of god I managed to get diagnosed just in time. I now needed insulin injected into my body for the rest of my life in order to sustain life. It’s easily misdiagnosed and many die because so many people including doctors are misinformed about this disease. I was 12 years old! No, nothing I ate caused this. My mom cried and blamed herself thinking she caused this. The stigma is that d Continue reading >>

Diabetes Memes

Diabetes Memes

These diabetes memes show day to day issues persons living with diabetes deal with. Putting a bit of humor in our crappy experiences. Continue reading >>

Diabetes T-shirts | Teepublic

Diabetes T-shirts | Teepublic

We don't have to check with Jay and Queen Bey on this one. Boyfriends are great, buttttttttt Dogs and Insulin are really #1. A few years ago, I received a Facetime from one of the smiliest little girls I'd ever seen. I knew the second I met her, I knew we'd have a special relationship and that even though I have a few years on her, she would be a major source of inspiration for me. Her name is Isabella, and like me, she has type 1 diabetes. Isabella is a triplet, and with the love and support of her amazing siblings (Mia & Max), and INCREDIBLE parents Kristina and Greg, she is growing up to be a fearless lil' goddess who tackles her diabetes with guts and grace. This design is a nod to a shirt her parents hand-made her on her first diaversary. This week marks her 5th year of living with type 1. Learn more about her story here: portion of the proceeds from this shirt will be donated to Beyond Type 1. Learn more about BT1 here: Tags:not-cool, not-cool-diabetes, kids, humor, inspired-by-isabella A few years ago, I received a Facetime from one of the smiliest little girls I'd ever seen. I knew the second I met her, I knew we'd have a special relationship and that even though I have a few years on her, she would be a major source of inspiration for me. Her name is Isabella, and like me, she has type 1 diabetes. Isabella is a triplet, and with the love and support of her amazing siblings (Mia & Max), and INCREDIBLE parents Kristina and Greg, she is growing up to be a fearless lil' goddess who tackles her diabetes with guts and grace. This design is a nod to a shirt her parents hand-made her on her first diaversary. This week marks her 5th year of living with type 1. Learn more about her story here: A portion of the proceeds from this shirt will be donated to Beyond Type 1. L Continue reading >>

The Unicorn Frappuccino Diabetes Meme: An Appraisal

The Unicorn Frappuccino Diabetes Meme: An Appraisal

The Unicorn Frappuccino Diabetes Meme: An Appraisal The best way to strengthen a meme is to wag your finger at it. Internet jokes metastasize when given attention, and it does not matter whether the attention is positive or negative, whether the voice is chuckling or chastising. Like a grease fire, the more one tries to douse a meme with splashes of disapproval, the hotter and faster it will burn. To indulge in another metaphor, any hint of admonishment becomes a drop of blood in the web-water, which attracts frenzied schools of troll-sharks. Anyone who has grown up with the Internet understands this on an intuitive level. Having established the fact that you should never talk about a meme if you want it to go away, lets talk about a meme. You may have seen the meme in question: the Unicorn Frappucino Diabetes meme. Yes? No? You may also ask, quite fairly: why am I here, willingly bleeding into troll-infested waters? A quick aside for those of you who dont know what Im talking about: An article or two recently called out Starbuckss Unicorn Frappuccino (new! limited time only!) for containing more than twice the acceptable amount of daily sugar intake [sic]. The import of this accusation is a little unclear, but google the Unicorn Frappuccino, and boy-howdy, things will begin to crystallize. 76 grams of sugar. 80 total carbs. Yikes. Memesters quickly took this data and used it to fashion diabetes jokes, which were built on the premise that consuming lots of sugar causes diabetes (a specious and unscientific premise; well examine it in a moment). Even some websites got in on the fun: Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino is a Colorful & Fun Way to Get Diabetes by GomerBlog Earths Finest Medical News and Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino is a Weapon of Mass Diabetes by blogger Awesom Continue reading >>

Meme-ing My Way Through Type 1 Diabetes

Meme-ing My Way Through Type 1 Diabetes

I knew something wasn’t right, deep down in my gut I just knew. Why was I grumpy all the time? Why did I feel like my brain was constantly in a complete fog? Why did my body seem to want to completely shut down every day after my 3 p.m. cafe mocha? I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 20 years old, in the summer after my first year of University. After I talked to my family doctor about my weird symptoms, he sent me for a few blood tests to check my iron. High fasting blood sugars lead to a glucose tolerance test, which showed that my beta cells absolutely sucked at producing insulin. When I got the call from my doctor to come to his office right away, I knew what he was going to say, “Meredith, you’ve got the beetus.” What does that mean? What do I eat? What do I do? I had no idea. All I knew about Type 1 diabetes was from what I had learned from watching my older sister. My half-sister Julie was diagnosed at 7 years old. I came into the world six years later, when she was in her early teens. I was much younger than her, and we didn’t always live in the same house. Still, I remember all of the bad lows she had, the middle of the night ambulance calls and the seizures. This put a pretty serious imprint into my brain: “Type 1 diabetes is terrible, it controls you and your loved ones around you.” Julie really struggled, and it was safe to say that Type 1 diabetes put an overbearingly negative cloud on her life. Tragically, my sister Julie passed away at 22 years old, when I was 9. So, when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, I was both devastated and absolutely terrified. All I could picture while my doctor was giving me the news were those bad lows my sister had. All I could think about was how scary those moments were for her, and for my family member Continue reading >>

Wilford Brimley

Wilford Brimley

Anthony Wilford Brimley (born September 27, 1934),[1] credited either as A. Wilford Brimley or Wilford Brimley, is an American actor. He has appeared in many notable films including The China Syndrome (1979), The Thing (1982), The Natural (1984), Cocoon (1985) and The Firm (1993). He had a recurring role on the 1970s television series The Waltons. Brimley has type 2 adult-onset diabetes,[2] and has appeared in related commercials for Liberty Medical. He has also done television advertisements for the Quaker Oats Company.[3] Early life[edit] Brimley was born Anthony Wilford Brimley in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 27, 1934,[3] where his father worked as a real estate broker.[4] Prior to his career in acting, Brimley dropped out of high school to serve in the United States Marine Corps, where he served in the Aleutian Islands for three years. He also worked as a bodyguard for Howard Hughes,[5] a ranch hand, a wrangler, and a blacksmith.[1] He then began shoeing horses for film and television. He began acting in the 1960s as a riding extra in Westerns and a stunt man at the urging of his friend, actor Robert Duvall.[6] Brimley married his first wife, the former Lynne Bagley, on July 6, 1956. They had four sons together (James Charles, John Michael, William Carmen and Lawrence Dean) and several grandchildren. Brimley and Lynne were married until her death in June 2000.[7] Brimley married Beverly Berry on October 31, 2007.[8] Together they have lived in Greybull, Wyoming and Santa Clara, Utah. In 2009, they founded nonprofit organization Hands Across the Saddle (HATS) in the Big Horn Basin.[9] Career[edit] Brimley's onscreen breakthrough came when he was cast in the popular 1970s television series The Waltons as Walton's Mountain resident Horace Brimley; he made seven a Continue reading >>

Spongebob Memes | Six Until Me Diabetes Blog

Spongebob Memes | Six Until Me Diabetes Blog

Psychosocial Support , Real Life Diabetes February 9, 2018 5 Comments Theres a coffee shop near where I live that I frequently work from (known as my fauxffice to my friends). Im there at least once, if not twice a week, and I bang away on my computer while drinking too much coffee and not making enough insulin. A lot of the time, I remain focused and tuned into my own stuff, not taking notice of the things going on around me. Other times, like today, I overhear snapshots from other peoples lives that are entirely delightful. Its like that episode of Spongebob. You know the one, said the guy ahead of me in line to his friend. Spongebob? What the hell is a Spongebob? said his friend, shooting a confused look towards the other guy. You dont know okay, said the first guy. You know the cartoon guy they always make a meme of? The second guy frowned. What the hell is a meme? The first guy threw his hands up. A meme? Oh man okay, a meme is when the computer people take a picture and then put big blocky typing over it? Its supposed to be funny? Some are annoying? The second guy looked confused, and then the lightbulb went on. Oh, like the thing that the guy from work was fired for sending around about the admin guy? First guy pumped his fist in victory. Yeah! Thats the Spongebob. So anyway, theres this Spongebob episode where The lady behind the counter motioned for them to come up and place their order, and they moved out of earshot. Spongebob memes. And my brain was off the rails for the rest of the afternoon, my synapses swimming in a sea of these: Continue reading >>

Fact Check: Does A New Tattoo Ink Allow People With Diabetes To Monitor Their Blood Sugar Levels?

Fact Check: Does A New Tattoo Ink Allow People With Diabetes To Monitor Their Blood Sugar Levels?

Does a New Tattoo Ink Allow People With Diabetes to Monitor Their Blood Sugar Levels? A viral meme describes a promising research project at MIT and Harvard, but so far it has only been tested on the skin of a dead pig. A new tattoo ink changes color depending on a person's glucose levels, meaning people with diabetes can use it to check their blood sugar levels. A research project by students at MIT and Harvard shows promising results, and could lead to a fully-functioning biosensor tattoo ink that reliably indicates glucose levels. The research has so far only been tested on pig skin, has not been subject to rigorous trials, and is still at a relatively early stage. On 9 June 2017, the Dose Facebook page posted a meme claiming that a new kind of tattoo ink changes color based on blood sugar levels, providing a warning system for people with diabetes: This tattoo ink changes color when blood sugar levels rise or fall, so people with diabetes can monitor in real time. The post had been shared more than 300,000 times as of 28 June 2017, and we have received several inquiries about its veracity. It is, indeed, based on real research that students, postdoctoral fellows, and professors are undertaking at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Medical School. The DermalAbyssproject has not yet been tested on human skin, and is at the proof of concept stage, according to a May2017 report by the MIT Media Lab . Traditional tattoo inks are replaced with biosensors whose colors change in response to variations in the interstitial fluid. It blends advances in biotechnology with traditional methods in tattoo artistry. Interstitial fluid is a layer of fluid that surrounds cells within the body. Measuring the level of glucose (blood sugar) in the fluidis an importa Continue reading >>

Memes Archives - One Drop: Diabetes Management Made Simple

Memes Archives - One Drop: Diabetes Management Made Simple

One Drop: Diabetes Management Made Simple Because diabetes can be a lot of emotions. And emotions are best expressed through Oprah GIFs. 1. When you eat (a whole lotta) pizza, but never see a BG spike. 2. When you go to bed at 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L), and know youll be flat-lining all night. 3.When youve been running over 300 mg/dL (16.6 mmol/L) all day and youve shed all the tears. 4.When you get through a 45-minute workout without any BG highs or lows. 5.When you expect a 282 mg/dL (15.7 mmol/L),but get a 165 mg/dL (9.2 mmol/L) on your One Drop | Chrome . 6.When you dance to/with Beyonce to bring down your high. 7.When your pharmacist calls to let you know your insulin is no longer covered. 8.When your pharmacist calls back. The pre-auth went through & your insulin is now 100% covered. 9.When youre watching your meter screen during the #bgnow countdown. 10.When someone tells you you probably shouldnt eat that croissant. 12.When you realize, for the first time, that apost-meal walk REALLY DOES WORK. 13.When you schedule your pre-meal bolus/injection just right. 14.When your A1c (surprisingly) comes back at 6.2% (44 mmol/mol). 15.When one more person claims that cinnamon cures diabetes. 16.When your in-range #bgnow for the day is 100%. Continue reading >>

 25+ Best Memes About Diabetes Memes | Diabetes Memes

25+ Best Memes About Diabetes Memes | Diabetes Memes

Memes, Diabetes, and : me trying to balance my social life, career, relationship & diabetes type diabetes memesDoes anyone else feel overwhelmed? Memes, Diabetes, and Type-1 Diabetes: I can't diabetes today. Don't make me diabetes today.... type 1 diabetes memesWho else feels this sometimes? Diabetes, Patience, and Type-1 Diabetes: how close am l to losing my patience with diabetes? type 1 diabetes memes this close.created by Kayla Diabetes, Type-1 Diabetes, and Tank: ON I RUN INSULINKari Schwartz Cadger in her Type 1 Diabetes Memes Tank! Get your's here: Kari Schwartz Cadger in her Type 1 Diabetes Memes Tank! Get your's here: Calculator, Diabetes, and Type-1 Diabetes: calculating insulin ratios for christmas dinner 3987 365-4472 1 diabetes memesCreated by Kayla Meme, Memes, and Run: RUN 0 COEREE INSULINGet your t-shirt today! Exclusively in the Type 1 Diabetes Memes Online Store! Get your t-shirt today! Exclusively in the Type 1 Diabetes Memes Online Store! Facts, Meme, and Memes: RUN 0 COE LEE INSULINTrue fact! Idea by Kayla, Made by MeredithGet this NEW design on a shirt or mug, exclusively in the Type 1 Diabetes Memes Online Store! True fact! Idea by Kayla, Made by MeredithGet this NEW design on a shirt or mug, exclusively in the Type 1 Diabetes Memes Online Store! ... Meme, Memes, and Thanksgiving: Prepping for Thanksgiving Like type 1 diabetes memes think I have enough Insulin to cover it allTo all our fellow Canadian's prepping for Thanksgiving Dinner! Created by Kayla To all our fellow Canadian's prepping for Thanksgiving Dinner! Created by Kayla Meme, Memes, and Diabetes: When you realize you left your insulin at home. Type 1 Diabetes MemesWe've all done it.. Created by Meredith Meme, Memes, and Diabetes: EVERYONE ISALL PUMPKINSPICE LATTE' AND IAM ALL LIKE GUY Continue reading >>

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