Daily Life Of A Type 1... great video

This is a very good video about a typical day in a young ladies’s type diabetes management. Very well done!

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Thanks for the link, Richard. I like seeing the “day in the life” videos because it gives non-diabetics, if they watch, a little glimpse into what it feels like to walk in the shoes of a person with diabetes (PWD). I think it’s hard to encapsulate all that diabetes requires. How many times does the PWD have to stop and deliberately think about:

  • when should I check blood glucose?
  • when was the last time I checked?
  • how much insulin is left in the pump?
  • how much insulin is still active from my last dose?
  • Do I feel high? Low?
  • How much food is still digesting from my last meal?
  • What time did I have that low yesterday?
  • Do I have all the supplies I need when I leave the house?
  • Do I have enough insulin left in my pump for a meal dose when eating out?
  • Is it safe to drive?
  • And on and on and on…

One thing I didn’t agree with Devin, the video-maker, is that I don’t think that I can eat whatever I want and just deliver the required insulin dose to deal with it. I’ve found over many years that I may get away with an occasional treat, but if I start to make that a habit, I lose control of my diabetes, gain weight, and take a wild ride on the gluco-coaster. I definitely disagree with the general idea of “carb-up, shoot-up.”

Devin did a nice job with this video.

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I thought this was a pretty good video, approached pretty honestly.

@Terry4 - For the sake of keeping the video short and “digestible”, some concepts that we deal with everyday were glossed over. I didn’t get the impression that she was saying she can eat “whatever, whenever and in any quantity, I’ll just bolus for it”. I took it more as a, “Hey, Food Police! Back off! I know how to handle this.”

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