Is there any advice you’d like to give to other people who are living with diabetes”
“I would just say, remember you’re not alone. Even if you think you’re the only one feeling that way, you’re not – please talk to someone about what you’re going through”
“What is your greatest struggle right now”
“Post-dinner snacking is my weakness. It is OK to have a little something after a meal, but I end up nibbling all night and going to bed late. Having fresh carbs in my system when I go to bed is like playing a nasty game of Russian roulette with your blood sugar. My struggle is staying out of the kitchen past 9pm.”
“Hi. My name is Jaida and I am six years old. In late September 2010, I found out I had type 1 diabetes … If you just found out you have diabetes, don’t be afraid because you will feel better.” – Children With Diabetes Foundation
What is your biggest daily struggle?
“My biggest daily struggle is that as well as insulin for my diabetes I take varying doses of steroids and other meds to treat Addison’s Disease and other chronic autoimmune illnesses. These medications play havoc with my blood sugars and I have to factor them in to my day as if they were carbs or exercise. It’s a bit of a headache.”
If you didn’t have to inject or pump daily, how would life be different?
“I think my life would be hugely different if I did not have to pump, something I used to take for granted before becoming diabetic in 1997 at the age of 17 is spontaneity. I miss not being able to just do something totally of the cuff such as going out with a friend without having to plan and think about what it need to take with me. I always have my pump on but I also have to carry injections in case the pump breaks and a BG meter and snacks…..my bag is always full of snacks. Sometimes I’d just love to walk out the door without carrying those things. But on the plus side, I always have snacks 🙂 “
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What is the best advice you can give to someone who has just be diagnosed with diabetes?
“Look after yourself & don’t think that the other problems associated with Diabetes won’t happen to you.”
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