Living Well with Type 1 Diabetes: 50 Years of Resilience and Triumph Brenda’s journey with Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong one, marked by overcoming
Like other boys his age, I’mere loves going to the park, eating spaghetti and fruit, and visiting Disneyland. Nothing stops I’mere from playing an energetic game of hide and seek or enjoying his Sonic toys, not even the seizures he withstands or the bleeding disorder Hemoglobinemia E (HbE). Hemoglobinemia E is an inherited
I’ve lived with type 1 diabetes so long I’ve gotten used to the moving parts of everyday management over time, but it’s a 24/7 job I’ll have for life and no two days are exactly alike. That extra full-time job can sometimes lead to emotional distress, as there are no breaks from clocking meals, insulin, and blood sugars
I recall my first symptom was excessive thirst. I distinctly remember being frustrated with myself because I could not quench my thirst no matter how much water I drank. Soon thereafter, my second symptom began – frequent bathroom breaks. I figured that this was from all the water I had been drinking throughout the day.