I am Diabetic
Type One Diabetes.

I have been a type one diabetic for 14 years.
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I hate that diabetes doesn’t take a vacation on holidays!
katieinthedark said: I've been using the pen for about three months. I mainly inject on my thighs, considering how I cannot reach my arms and was warned against doing it on my stomach because I have very little fat there. On my thighs I've started developing lump like things under my skin. I'm so worried they will get bigger and I won't be able to get rid of them. Any advice on how to get rid of them before they get worse? Thank you! I love your blog by the way!

This is my life except I use my stomach!
My doctor recommended to me to move my shots around.
Also to rub the area you use.

But you could also have someone else give you a shot in your arm. I taught my best friend how so that my stomach can get a break. I have also given myself a shot in my arm. It’s difficult but possible

katieinthedark said: Yes! I'm usually really cold. I occasionally break out in hives around my joints in the winter from being cold. There are meds you can take to not be as cold, but I never tried them.

I’m so glad that it’s not just me.
I have been in my apartment with sweats uggs sweaters a beanie and my blanket while my roommates are in tank tops and shorts.
I think I would talk to my endo before getting the pills but that is a good option if it gets too bad

Question to the diabetics



Does anyone else get really cold when everyone else is normal/warm?

Yes! It’s because beta cells also produce other hormones, including one of nature’s anti-anxieties and anti-freeze.

Yes!! Thank you

Question to the diabetics

Does anyone else get really cold when everyone else is normal/warm?

type1fighter said: A suggestion for keeping a pump site on is using vet rap(a.k.a. Vet tape). It's good because the tape sticks to itself(static electricity) not your pump site so the site doesn't rip off when you take off the tape.

Awesome!! Is this stuff easy to buy?? Do you possibly have a link? 

Tips to keep your site in at the beach/ in water!

ice-ice-skater said: Hey I read a question on asking about their pump site falling out at the beach. I have this problem with the shower too! I find tho if you stick a piece of fabric plaster over it, ( has to be fabric cuz it's stickier) it seems to hold it in place for a bit longer. Hope this helps xxx

Awesome advice!! Thanks.

Pump advice for the beach or water ^