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Help Relieve Samantha Of The Struggles Of Diabetes!

Help Relieve Samantha Of The Struggles Of Diabetes!

Help relieve Samantha of the struggles of Diabetes! Help relieve Samantha of the struggles of Diabetes! Facebook Share Button Twitter Share Button Email Share Button This fundraiser is for my Fianc, Samantha. She has been a type 1 diabetic for 11 years now. We're starting this fundraiser so that we can get her a diabetic alert dog. Samantha was hospitalized twice for uncontrolled sugars, her first time she went into a diabetic coma for three days, her second time her sugar was so low that she just didn't wake up. We want this dog for her so her sugar levels don't get to this point again. We have two small children who need both of us to be alive and healthy. The dog would also give me a peace of mind while I'm at work so I know I can leave and she will be okay. For people who are unaware of how an alert dog works: Alert dogs are trained to alert their owner in advance of low and high blood sugars before they become too dangerous. This way you can take the steps to return your blood sugar back to a normal range. A diabetic alert dog is specifically trained to react to the chemical change produced by blood sugar highs and lows. If you know anyone else who could benefit from a diabetic alert dog you can visit this website: www.diabeticalertdogsofamerica.com. Since these dogs need such intense training, they are not cheap. Unfortunately we cannot afford it on our own, which is why we need your help. We truly appreciate ANY help that we get. No donation is too small! Thank you!! Continue reading >>

I Love Someone With Diabetes: Samantha Pihonak

I Love Someone With Diabetes: Samantha Pihonak

I Love Someone with Diabetes: Samantha Pihonak Diabetes affects the whole family, whether youre a parent, sibling, child, grandchild or spouse. This week on the blog, well be featuring stories about loving and caring for someone with diabetes. I love someone with diabetes! My son Alex is 3 years old. He was diagnosed with autism last May, and we found out on Jan. 20 that he also has type 1 diabetes. Alex has trouble communicating; he cant really talk but does have some sign language. He couldnt tell us that he wasnt feeling well. Around Thanksgiving he started requesting much more to drink. Then he started to wet his diapers and the bed, quite a lot. By the time Christmas came, I was bringing whole bottles of juice and water every time we went out, because of how much Alex wanted to drink. We started to get calls from his preschool teachers saying he was having tantrums and wouldnt calm down until he had something to drink. There were no other signsbut my husband, whose father also had type 1, started to suspect diabetes. At first Alexs doctor told us to just stop feeding the behavior, and that nothing was wrong. Then the yeast rash started, and the tantrums became more and more frequent. Alex was regressing in areas he was moving forward in. He was waking up during the night now to get something to drink. Suddenly he started to lose weight, and he wasnt enjoying anything anymore. He started falling asleep during the day (hes not a napper) and didnt want to eat anymore. My husband and I knew something was terribly wrong, but we couldnt get a doctors appointment for a couple weeks. So we took him in on the night of Jan. 20, just walked in without an appointment. They measured Alexs blood glucose and it was so high it wouldnt register on their meters. We were sent straig Continue reading >>

Pregnant Teen Gets Heartbreaking News About Baby

Pregnant Teen Gets Heartbreaking News About Baby

Pregnant Teen Gets Heartbreaking News About Baby Teen pregnancy is already a stressful situation for most young mothers, but 19-year-old Samantha had an especially difficult situation. Samantha has juvenile type 1 diabetes , so she was immediately facing a more complicated pregnancy. On top of this,Samanthawas also struggling with untreated manic depression and acontrollingrelationship with the babys father (whom she is no longer with). Nervous that her grandchild would be born with disabilities , Samanthas mother Krystina turned to Dr. Phil for help. She and her daughter were hoping that the television host would have resources and connections that would help her handle her diabetes while pregnant in the best way possible. Just as they had hoped, Dr. Phil brought in an expert mind to take a look at Samanthas prenatal ultrasound . His friend, Dr. Travis Stork ofThe Doctors, sat in the audience during taping and then joined the family onstage to give his two cents about the ultrasounds. Unfortunately, the news that Dr. Stork had was not what any mother (or grandmother) wants to hear. Looking up at the projection of the ultrasound, the doctor confesses that theres no way to sugarcoat the results. If you look at the spine and follow it, the lower spine does not extend all the way to the tailbone like you would normally hope or expect, which may signify caudal regression syndrome, Dr. Stork reported. Thats when the lower spine does not develop appropriately. Signs of caudal regression syndrome may mean that the baby will notbe able to walk or fully use their legs ; other lower body deformities are expected as well since the lower spine hasnt fully developed. Dr. Stork has a second ultrasound pulled up, where the lower leg has been circled in red. He points out that you can Continue reading >>

Samantha | The Faces Of Diabetes

Samantha | The Faces Of Diabetes

November 9, 2015 Diagnosed in 2004 Current Age: 25 Id like to share my experience as a type 1 diabetic and pregnancy. This story is a tiny window to where I was and where I am now. Rewind to right before this massive life change. The picture of my diabetes was this- Ill check my sugar later. Thats a no-no if you want any sort of control over this disease. I was too preoccupied to be burdened with taking care of myself. Diabetes was like an obnoxious drunk friend that you feel obligated to take care of, but really want nothing to do with. I avoided and rescheduled my endocrinologist appointments because I knew what my doctor would tell me: You have to take better care of yourself. You are slowly killing yourself. Not words that any 20-something wants to hear. I felt defeated and didnt want to put in any effort. Part of it was the fact that I wanted to feel normal. I didnt want to worry about health insurance, or the cost of my meds, or the very real fact that I could go to bed and not wake up. My body and brain were at battle, and my body was taking over. There were days where I could feel pain in my kidneys from high blood sugar, or the opposite- barely be able to keep my eyes open to get sugar in me because I was so low. It felt like I was on a never ending roller coaster. My husband did his best to help me, but any time some one would try to tell me what to do (with love of course) I would put on my professional stubborn face and just tell them You dont understand. Then pow- a positive pregnancy test. Most women picture this as exciting news, that with their partner they would laugh and cry and feel nothing but love. Our daughter will not hear that story about her conception. I saw that plus sign and just sat in horror. Have you seen Steel Magnolias? I saw that test Continue reading >>

Samantha - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Samantha - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Home / Health and Nutrition , Insulin , Testimonials /Samantha Polycystic Ovary Patient Profile Samantha Polycystic Ovary Patient Profile Heres a story from a reader with Polycystic Ovarian syndrome (PCOS). She writes: In 1999, I was diagnosed with PCOS, a condition caused by insulin resistance, which includes other horrible symptoms such as weight gain, hirsutism and acanthosis nigricans, and early development of diabetes. I tried lots of things to fix the PCOS, natural herbs, progesterone therapy, etc. Nothing worked. When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I had been using progesterone for the previous 6 months so that I could have a period. Before that time, I had gone for 1.5 years without a period a perfect situation for developing endometrial cancer. The same thing that resolved my type 2 diabetes has also resolved the PCOS. The fact is, I have not been this healthy EVER! Even when I was 20 years old in the military with 21% body fat, running 3 to 5 miles per day 5 days per week, I was not this healthy. I may still be overweight, but oddly enough, my health is still better! Even when I was thin and even as a teenager, my cycle was at least 45 days long as a result of estrogen dominance and insulin resistance. In May 2015, my fasting blood sugar was 195, my cholesterol was high and I was clearly overweight. An A1C test of 9.0% confirmed the diagnosis of T2D. I was only 37 years old. I had been trying to prevent this, and here it was anyway. My grandmother suffered with it for years with massive blood clots, loss of the use of her hands and eyes, and she eventually died from its complications. My husbands mother dropped dead as a result of a diabetes related massive heart attack at age 62. Two elderly neighbors had already lost their legs to it. My ex-husbands Continue reading >>

Samantha Fans Spot: 11 Top Facts About Sam

Samantha Fans Spot: 11 Top Facts About Sam

Maybe the Sam's top most fans might know some of these, but every fan deserves to know the at most about her, right? So here it is, 11 top facts about Sam herself. The actress was facing a financial pinch in her early twenties. To get over it, she did many part-time jobs. At a later point of time, she got into modelling. There she was spotted by Ravi Varman, a cinematographer cum director, who introduced her to Cinema industry & that's how she became an actress. She founded Pratyusha Support to promote health care services in certain areas. The foundation will treat poor kids & women who are ill. Livlife hospitals is partnering with the NGO to carry this mission forward. This quite humane of her for most heroines of this generation are busy setting up hotels & other establishments which churn out money. Considers Herself A True Tamilian : Her father is a Telugu guy & her mother is a Malayali. However, the actress considers herself a Tamilian for she was brought up in Chennai. Due to her mixed ethnicity, she can easily be termed as a true South Indian. She has had a difficult time mastering Telugu but she has improved her Telugu diction. Has Another Name : Although some friends call her Sam, her close friends & family call her Yashodha. Back when Siddharth & she were dating, Siddy called her as Yasho. Quite adorable isn't it? Contrary to the major belief, the actress's performance in Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa wasn't her first. Her first performance was in Moscowin Kavery which was directed by Ravi Varman. However, Moscowin released after Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa which made the latter her debut film. Also, Ravi Varmin's casting didn't get her the role in Vinnaithaandi. She clinched the role by auditioning for it. The actress draws inspiration from Audrey Hepburn, a popula Continue reading >>

Dri Foundation Board Spotlight: Samantha Shanken Baker

Dri Foundation Board Spotlight: Samantha Shanken Baker

Press Releases In the News DRI tv Publications images & Video D-Stats Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Board Spotlight: Samantha Shanken Baker Samantha Shanken Baker, a longtime supporter of the Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation, describes herself as the luckiest girl in the world. Shanken Baker, living with type 1 diabetes for nearly 30 years, recently received a successful kidney transplant remarkably from her husband, Michael Baker. I am the luckiest girl in the world to have found a match and it was my husbandevery day I look at him and I want to melt, said the still-recovering Shanken Baker, who credits the love of her family and friends as a successful support system. Through the DRI I have met some great friends. I would not trade my friends at the DRI for anything. I feel so lucky. Shanken Baker, who serves on the Northeast Region Board of Directors, founded the annual DREAMS in the City event, which began in 2006 and has raised nearly $6 million for cure-focused research. During the first event, they presented an award to Lindsey Inserra-Hughes, who has type 1 diabetes, and now serves as the Young Professionals Chair of DREAMS in the City. Shanken Baker also created the poker-themed, All In for a Cure event that has been extremely successful in Manhattan. She encourages others to get involved with the DRI and notes everyone has something to offer. There is always a committee to join, an event to volunteer at and no one should ever sell themselves short, everyone has value to contribute, said Shanken Baker, who received, along with her husband, a Query award in 2011 at the Empire Ball Cycle of Discovery reception. We need young and exciting people who believe in a cure and who will work with the doctors, the Board and everyone else. One young per Continue reading >>

Actress Samantha Reveals That She Was Diabetic Patient

Actress Samantha Reveals That She Was Diabetic Patient

You are here: Home / News / Actress Samantha reveals that she was diabetic patient Actress Samantha reveals that she was diabetic patient Actress Samantha reveals that she was diabetic patient Actress Samantha is on seventh heaven with her latest movie release S/O Satyamurthy turning into a grand success. The film is registering good numbers despite the mixed reviews and average word of mouth. Samanthas character got huge praise from her loyal fans and family audiences. in an exceedingly recent media interaction following the films success, Samantha revealed a surprising fact. Samantha revealed that she too had faced diabetic problems at one point of her life, similar to the character within the film that suffers from diabetes. The actress even thanked director Trivikram for handling her character quite well. On the opposite hand, Samanthas revelation created everybody surprise at the actress health that was underneath scrutiny few years ago. Samantha fell very sick 2 years ago and she wasnt seen publically for many months. samantha even lost out on many plum offers, as well as Mani Ratnams film due to her illness. However, things came back to normal and samantha continued to show her talent on silver screen. allow us to hope that our beauty continuously remains hale and hearty and that she continues to rule the hearts of many people in Film Industry. Continue reading >>

Dr. Travis Stork Gives 19-year-old Ultrasound Results: Its Heartbreaking

Dr. Travis Stork Gives 19-year-old Ultrasound Results: Its Heartbreaking

Dr. Travis Stork Gives 19-Year-Old Ultrasound Results: Its Heartbreaking Dr. Travis Stork Gives 19-Year-Old Ultrasound Results: Its Heartbreaking A woman claims her teen, who is a diabetic, is not taking care of herself during her pregnancy. See what ultrasound results reveal about the baby's health. Krystina says her 19-year-old daughter, Samantha, is six months pregnant and worries her daughter and unborn grandchild could both potentially die due to what she calls Samanthas negligence. She claims Samantha, who is a type 1 diabetic, has been living an out-of-of control life for years cutting school, smoking and refusing to take her medicine and she says shes concerned Samanthas baby is going to be born with severe disabilities. Samantha, however, says that since she found out she is pregnant, she has been checking her blood sugar eight times a day, has only had one glass of wine and stopped smoking more than a month ago. Im more concerned about this child than anything else now, she says. In an effort to determine the health of Samanthas baby, the Dr. Phil show arranged for Samantha to have an ultrasound. Dr. Travis Stork, host of the Emmy Award-winning show The Doctors , joins Dr. Phil, Samantha and Krystina to analyze the results. Theres really no way to sugar coat whats at stake here with Samanthas unborn child, Dr. Travis says. If you look at the spine and follow it, the lower spine does not extend all the way to the tailbone like you would normally hope or expect, which may signify caudal regression syndrome, which I know youve heard that term. Thats when the lower spine does not develop appropriately. That may mean the baby is unable to walk or use its legs. It can also be associated with lower extremity deformities. Dr. Stork says that the image of the lower le Continue reading >>

Samantha Akkineni - Wikipedia

Samantha Akkineni - Wikipedia

Samantha Akkineni [7] [8] (ne Ruth Prabhu, born 28 April 1987) is an Indian actress and model. She has established a career in the Telugu and Tamil film industries, and is a recipient of several awards including four Filmfare Awards . She has emerged as a leading actress in the South Indian film industry. [9] Samantha at Filmfare Awards South , 2013. While pursuing a degree in commerce , Samantha worked part-time on modelling assignments. She soon received offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in Gautham Menon 's critically acclaimed Telugu romance film, Ye Maaya Chesave (2010), which fetched her the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actress and a Nandi Award . [10] [11] [12] Samantha then became the second actress ever to win both the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actress and the Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress in the same year, for her performances in the films Neethaane En Ponvasantham (2012) and Eega (2012). Since then, she has primarily opted to appear in the leading female role in hero-centric Telugu and Tamil films, earning box office success with films including Dookudu (2011), the family dramas Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (2012) and Attarintiki Daredi (2013) and AR Murugadoss 's Tamil action film, Kaththi (2014). Her work in the film A Aa (2016) also won positive reviews and won Samantha her fourth Filmfare Award , while her next films Theri (2016), 24 (2016) and Mersal (2017) also were commercially successful. Alongside her acting career, Samantha is a prominent celebrity endorser for brands and products, while she also started her own NGO, Pratyusha Support, to provide medical support for women and children in 2012. She donates her earnings from endorsements, product launches and inauguration events to support the foundation. [13] Born o Continue reading >>

Talking Sugar Vs Added Sugar With Nutritionist And Diabetes Expert Samantha Heller

Talking Sugar Vs Added Sugar With Nutritionist And Diabetes Expert Samantha Heller

Talking Sugar VS Added Sugar with Nutritionist and Diabetes Expert Samantha Heller By ADW Diabetes | 2016-07-06T12:17:26+00:00 October 13th, 2012| ADW in the News | 0 Comments ADW Diabetes recently had the opportunity to speak with talk show host and registered dietician Samantha Heller, MS, RD, CDN. Heller is part of the team working on the Blood Sugar Basics campaign that is designed to offer education and instruction on how a person with diabetes can take better care of themselves as it relates to diabetes testing, diet, exercise, and overall health. When speaking with Ms. Heller, we wanted to get better information about the difference between sugars and added sugars and how they can be better identified. She is a fantastic source of information, and provided us with some great ways to help us remember what she has taught. With years of experience as a health and wellness expert, Heller has assisted people with chronic health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancer adopt healthier lifestyles. Additionally, as a senior clinical nutritionist, Heller developed and ran NYU Langone Medical Centers Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation & Prevention Nutrition program for nearly a decade. What is the recommended number of grams of sugar that an adult male, adult female, and child should have in their daily diet? The Institute of Medicine recommends that we consume about 45 percent to 65 percent of calories from carbohydrates. If you eat about 1,500 calories a day that means about 169-225 grams of carbohydrate/day. Of course, this is an estimate and will vary with age, physical activity, health conditions, etc. Individuals should work with their healthcare team to determine what might be most appropriate for them. Education is key in living well with ty Continue reading >>

8 Lesser-known Facts About Samantha Ruth Prabhu - Asianet Newsable | Dailyhunt

8 Lesser-known Facts About Samantha Ruth Prabhu - Asianet Newsable | Dailyhunt

8 Lesser-known facts about Samantha Ruth Prabhu Tollywood actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu turns 30 this year, and this is probably her last single birthday. She is a beautiful and successful South Indian actress, who has worked in many Tamil and Telugu movies. Samantha is known for many hit movies like Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Dookudu, Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu, Eega, etc. Now, finally, she is going to tie the knot with her actor beau Naga Chaitanya Akkineni. The couple had got engaged earlier this year on 29 January in a dreamy ceremony. With Seven years into the film industry, she is not only a brilliant actor but also a fashionista.Every now and then, she surprises us with her unique fashion statements. Here are 7 lesser-known facts about Samantha The actress was going through a bad time financially in her early life. Therefore, she started modelling and taking up small part-time jobs for her daily requirements. Popular cinematographer-director Ravi Varman noticed and introduced her to the film industry. Since then, there was no looking back for the actress. According to the reports, Sam was a brilliant student and used to top the class. She worked hard to score well in her academics. We all call her Sam. However, a few people know that she has another name too. The actress is called Yashoda by her family and close pals. Samantha enjoys Sushi which is Japanese food prepared by steaming the mixture of raw fish, vegetables and boiled rice. She also loves to eat Dairy Milk chocolate bar. Paalakova is her favourite sweet dish. Sam's favourite book is Rhonda Byrne's The Secret. All over the world, there are more than 19 million copies of this book sold so far. Samantha is inspired by a Hollywood actor: Sam fetches motivation from Audrey Hepburn who is a famous Hollywood a Continue reading >>

8 Lesser-known Facts About Samantha Ruth Prabhu - Asianet Newsable | Dailyhunt

8 Lesser-known Facts About Samantha Ruth Prabhu - Asianet Newsable | Dailyhunt

8 Lesser-known facts about Samantha Ruth Prabhu Tollywood actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu turns 30 this year, and this is probably her last single birthday. She is a beautiful and successful South Indian actress, who has worked in many Tamil and Telugu movies. Samantha is known for many hit movies like Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Dookudu, Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu, Eega, etc. Now, finally, she is going to tie the knot with her actor beau Naga Chaitanya Akkineni. The couple had got engaged earlier this year on 29 January in a dreamy ceremony. With Seven years into the film industry, she is not only a brilliant actor but also a fashionista.Every now and then, she surprises us with her unique fashion statements. Here are 7 lesser-known facts about Samantha The actress was going through a bad time financially in her early life. Therefore, she started modelling and taking up small part-time jobs for her daily requirements. Popular cinematographer-director Ravi Varman noticed and introduced her to the film industry. Since then, there was no looking back for the actress. According to the reports, Sam was a brilliant student and used to top the class. She worked hard to score well in her academics. We all call her Sam. However, a few people know that she has another name too. The actress is called Yashoda by her family and close pals. Samantha enjoys Sushi which is Japanese food prepared by steaming the mixture of raw fish, vegetables and boiled rice. She also loves to eat Dairy Milk chocolate bar. Paalakova is her favourite sweet dish. Sam's favourite book is Rhonda Byrne's The Secret. All over the world, there are more than 19 million copies of this book sold so far. Samantha is inspired by a Hollywood actor: Sam fetches motivation from Audrey Hepburn who is a famous Hollywood a Continue reading >>

Samantha Is Much More Than Meets The Eye, 7 Surprising Facts About Her

Samantha Is Much More Than Meets The Eye, 7 Surprising Facts About Her

Samantha is much more than meets the eye, 7 surprising facts about her Samantha is much more than meets the eye, 7 surprising facts about her One of the more popular heroines of South India, Samantha enjoys a huge fan base. A bubbly and sprightly public image with power packed performances is her domain. She is multi-lingual and multi-cultural and of course she is multi-talented. For all her fans, we have 7 amazing facts about Samantha. She is a mutli-cultural South Indian actress: Born to a Telugu father and Malyali mother, she is acquainted with both cultures. Having grown up in Chennai, she considers herself Tamil too. A blessed India truly, Samantha takes pride in her heritage. Acting came out of necessity: Of the many jobs she did in her 20s, Samantha came into acting much later. The strained finances forced her to take up odd jobs, modelling etc. Goes by the name Yashoda too: Reported by various magazines and tabloids, Samantha goes by the name Yashoda too. While dating Siddharth, he called her Yashu. Samanthas close friends and family call her Yashoda too. Founder of an NGO:Samantha is the founder of teh NGO Pratyusha Support which promotes health care for poor kids and women. It has Livlife Hospitals as partner. Inspired by Audrey Hepburn: The actress draws inspiration from Audrey Hepburn, an iconic Hollywood actress. Audrey Hepburn has affected her personally as well as professionally. Loves Paalakova: Samantha loves food and her taste is not just South Indian. A lover of sushi and oriental cuisine, she loves eating Paalakova too. Has overcome Diabetes:Samantha is a fighter and has overcome the life altering disease of diabetes. This is from way back in 2013. She has recovered but had no trouble playing the character ofdiabetic Subbalaxmi from her movie. Continue reading >>

Kids, Dog Hailed As Heroes For Saving Fort Bragg Mom | Abc13.com

Kids, Dog Hailed As Heroes For Saving Fort Bragg Mom | Abc13.com

Two Fort Bragg children are taking after their hero dad. They're being praised for saving their mom's life. Samantha Decker is a full-time mother of two very active elementary school children. She also struggles with Type 1 diabetes and depends on her insulin pump to stay alive. While that device usually alerts her family whenever her sugar or insulin gets low, Monday night, the device failed. "I said 'wake-up, Mommy,'" Brooklynn, 5, explained. Her mother wasn't sleeping. She was in a diabetic coma. "Nicholas had took a picture of me laying in bed and it was a really eerie looking picture," said Samantha Decker. Nicholas, who's on the autism spectrum, immediately sent the photo to his grandmother who called 911 right away. "I had to show Grandma what happened to Mommy," said 8-year-old Nicholas. Meanwhile, Brooklynn picked up her iPad and sent the same photo to their dad who was away in Indiana for training with his unit, the 44th Medical Brigade of the 18th Airborne Corps. "It was a pretty terrifying moment. You never expect to see that kind of picture from a 5-year-old. At that moment I was kind of helpless, "Staff Sgt. Brandon Decker said. Thankfully, help was on the way and nearby. The family's dog, Baxter, never left Samantha's side. "Baxter kind of stayed with me on the bed. Baxter is a very timid dog. He is scared," Samantha said. But fear wasn't an option for the Decker kids. "I was brave, like Nicholas," Brooklyn said. The Decker family plans to further train their children on recognizing the medical symptoms associated with diabetes. Additionally, they're looking for someone to train Baxter to become a Diabetic Support Dog. Continue reading >>

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