How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Diabetes Care Team

Posted by Virtue Bajurny, BSW, MSW, RSW Type 1 '94, Pumper 2009 on Jun 12, 2018 2:16:29 PM

Before experiencing life with a chronic illness you likely had less interaction with the healthcare system. You probably only saw a doctor for an occasional check-up or to get a prescription for an acute illness, like antibiotics for a bacterial infection. However, when you or someone you care for was diagnosed with diabetes, your relationship with the healthcare system likely changed quite suddenly and quite drastically; you went from seeing a physician as an occasional acquaintance to managing several long-term relationships throughout a whole healthcare team.

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Tags: insulin, diabetes, diabetes tips, anxiety, mental health, diabetes counselling, diabetes stress, handling the stress of diabetes care, life with diabetes, being your own wellness advocate, diabetes care team

Why did I wait so long to go on an insulin pump?

Posted by Kelly Evans, Type 1 '72, Pumper '15 on Apr 28, 2018 12:22:11 PM

Change is good. We know this, even if sometimes we disagree. Without change, we’d still be living in wooden houses, cooking over fires, and relying on our local leech farms for medical advice.

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Tags: insulin, type 1 diabetes, Medtronic insulin pump, Animas insulin pump, anxiety, starting an insulin pump, transitioning from MDI to a pump, being attached to an insulin pump