Tell us the truth.

diabeticsavy:

Maybe if the doctors told you straight up from the beginning that diabetes is hell, then maybe it would be easier to cope with. Not this bullshit that you are normal and everything is going to be alright. Because it’s not. Doctors saying it’s not a big deal just make it feel so much more of a big deal and it needs to be stressed how deadly this disease is so people take it seriously.

I would not be this pessimistic. Yes the decease is a lot of work and can be a major pain.

diabetesyoyo:

As a non-diabetic well before my diabetes occurred… I could never imagine how diabetes can be damaging to your body, brain and soul! it is almost impossible to think that an illness called diabetes can make you feel so sick and unwell that you wish for death every day.. and even with the correct…

Biology’s cruel joke goes something like this: As a teenage body goes through puberty, its circadian rhythm essentially shifts three hours backward. Suddenly, going to bed at nine or ten o’clock at night isn’t just a drag, but close to a biological impossibility. Studies of teenagers around the globe have found that adolescent brains do not start releasing melatonin until around eleven o’clock at night and keep pumping out the hormone well past sunrise. Adults, meanwhile, have little-to-no melatonin in their bodies when they wake up. With all that melatonin surging through their bloodstream, teenagers who are forced to be awake before eight in the morning are often barely alert and want nothing more than to give in to their body’s demands and fall back asleep. Because of the shift in their circadian rhythm, asking a teenager to perform well in a classroom during the early morning is like asking him or her to fly across the country and instantly adjust to the new time zone — and then do the same thing every night, for four years.

Sleep and the teenage brain (via explore-blog)

This is why you have every right to be tired.  

(via lookrainbows)

Cool.

diabetesyoyo:

managing type 1 diabetes is never ending mathematics.. yet there seems to be no real mathematical calculations helping or guiding us…how does changing your long/short acting insulin affect the each injection ratios, if you do sport for an hour how long later are you going to get a hypo for that…

Back when I was on shots (like 15 years ago) I was given a formula of 30 min exercise means subtract on unit of short acting. I used to have a nice equation working the last time my pump went offline. Of course I can’t get it to work now. Damn.