Nearing the end of our regular Friday "life with diabetes" video series from filmmaker Jenny MacKenzie, we bring you a clip that dives into a very personal issue for those who've grown up with diabetes and lived with it throughout their childhood and teen years.
The topic: finding the ongoing motivation necessary to keep doing what we're supposed to, whether it's checking our blood sugars or counting carbs or even taking insulin. In this clip, one teen talks about how he sometimes "just doesn't do it... and that's my own fault."
Mike says that listening to this young man talk about his D-management gaps, dealing with his mom's "lecturing" about testing, and just the overall blame game and fear of complications brought back many memories from his own teen years: "I think I've said everything he did at some point in my own life!"
Check out the video -
Episode 15: Motivating Yourself
Have you faced these struggles? How so, and what helped motivate you or your child to do better?
That time of year has arrived once again, when the kiddos to college students are all heading back to the classroom. Throw diabetes into the educational mix, and that can be a formula for trouble if you're not careful.We know of a whole bunch of o...
Got questions about navigating life with diabetes? Well, here's your chance to Ask D'Mine! Our weekly advice column, that is - hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois. This week, Wil answers a question from a concerned d...
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY, D-Peeps! Err, Is that the proper salutation for this day, honoring all Americans who died while in the military service?... Of course, it's also about honoring those still living and serving. It's the perfect day to check in ...
It's no big secret to those of us in the diabetes world that low blood sugars can be scary, and can bring out the worst in us. Today at our weekly diabetes advice column Ask D'Mine, veteran type 1 and diabetes educator Wil Dubois does what he ca...
Happy Saturday, and welcome back to our weekly advice column, Ask D'Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois.This week, Wil is talking stress and all the crazy effects it can have on those of with lazy pancreases....