If you’ve followed Cam’s Curesaders, you’ve read about Cam’s dealings with being a diabetic athlete. It’s a challenge for all of you out there that have to do a lot more than the average athlete to stay healthy daily, as well as those times of competition. As Cam’s father, I have had a front row […]
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As the holidays roll around the corner, maintaining steady glucose levels is as important as ever. During the holidays, everybody wants to enjoy themselves and surround themselves with family and food. As plates stack up, you may start to get stressed about maintaining your blood sugar. However, there is no need to worry, because there […]
Playing sports with diabetes is different for everybody. However, the symptoms are very similar across the board. For athletes, it can be difficult to monitor their blood sugar during a game, tryout, and even practice. While you’re on the field, ice, or court, your body consumes sugar and turns it into energy, this can cause […]
I was 12 years old, in 7th grade. I was a very decent student and was not very interruptive in class. When some of the symptoms of undiagnosed diabetes came around, I didn’t think much of it. I thought I needed to drink more water and cut back on soda and sweets. At least, that’s what my parents thought it was, I still wanted to drink soda. I would sit in class, with a large water bottle on my desk, and drink the whole thing in the first ten minutes.
Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is not an easy task. More of a chore. It takes time to get used to the daily questions and concerns for your health. Sometimes it may get irritating. However, being diagnosed with T1D is manageable. It’s not something you need to think about every second of your life. After first being diagnosed, it’s okay to be scared and concerned, I know I was. Whether going to school or going to hockey practice, I was worried that I might cause a scene after going low. Although it isn’t easy, you have to accept this, and once you do, you won’t have to worry about going low or anything like that because you’ll have it handled.