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Real Lyfe with Type 1 Diabetes – Tools To Thrive
#RealT1DLyfe Liz’s Story: Finding New Solutions while Caring for a Child with Type 1 Diabetes
Throughout my life diabetes had been an illness I knew little about and was fortunate enough not to have experienced myself or through loved ones. That all changed in 2011, when my oldest of four boys (David) was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 9. As a family we were overwhelmed, ...
October 3, 2019
#RealT1DLyfe Sara’s Story: Type 1 Diabetes, Food and Eating Disorders
Being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes is far from the best news I’ve ever received. However, I had the best support from family, friends and healthcare professionals. Thanks to this support system from day one, I felt confident that I could maintain a positive mindset, even though I knew ...
September 30, 2019
#RealT1DLyfe Chris’s Story: Type 1 Diabetes and Suicide
As anyone with Type 1 diabetes knows, life can be an absolute roller coaster. I would like to take you on a personal journey of mine going into the darkest of hours, but coming out in the brightest of days. Back in June of 1988, my diagnosis marked not the first or second, but fifth Type 1 ...
September 26, 2019
On Letting Go + Self Acceptance While Living With Multiple Sclerosis
The Ideal Self is an idealized version of yourself created out of what you have learned from your life experiences, the demands of society, and what you admire in your role models. My former ideal self was a smart business owner and writer who had a funny blog and a thriving consulting ...
September 6, 2019
Two and a Half Years After Chemo, I Take Inventory of My Healing
Part of my goal with ABSOT is to create a resource for the newly diagnosed to understand what lies on the road ahead. I detailed nearly every moment of my chemotherapy treatments and began writing a series of posts of how recovery was going after finishing chemo. I wrote these posts at the two ...
July 30, 2019
All Roads Lead To Wellness: How Our Different Backgrounds Led Us To Lyfebulb
Katie: In May of 2019, I joined Lyfebulb as the new Community Manager. Like many patients (including Ambassadors and Entrepreneurs) part of the Lyfebulb community, my health journey has not been easy. I struggled with chronic, neurological Lyme disease for close to a decade. The lack of awareness...
July 26, 2019
To End The Weekend In A Perfect Way
The human body is an incredible thing. Yes, it can fall apart and let you down, but it also holds amazing minds that dream up things like insulin and glucose pills that can save someone’s life and help you work around the parts of your body that can’t keep up anymore. Weight isn’t ...
June 25, 2019
Why I Became a Patient Advocate
Last year, I got diagnosed with breast cancer. My life fell apart. I lost my health, my energy, my job, my enthusiasm, my sleep, my appetite. My brain got sluggish. I was lost. Lethargic. Uninspired. Then I started treatment. It was brutal. I shrank my sense of time to smaller units. I wasn’t ...
May 29, 2019
15 Ways to Thrive With Type 1 Diabetes
By: Yerachmiel Altman I achieved 57 years of living with type 1 diabetes this year! I was diagnosed just one month after my 2nd birthday and have logged half a million hours of living with type 1 to this day! I want to share with you the tips and knowledge I’ve acquired through my top 15 ...
February 22, 2019
5 Hacks that Help Me Manage MS Fatigue
Article By: Lyfebulb Ambassador Trishna Bharadia Originally published on Life Effects by Teva | 07 February 2019 Fatigue has been the one MS symptom that has been a constant for me from the point of diagnosis. It’s not that unusual, since fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of MS which...
February 18, 2019
Top Tips for Treating Patients with Chronic Illness
Living with an illness is an experience that nobody hopes to go through. It can be physically and emotionally draining but thanks to the work of medical professionals, some days are easier than others. If you have always enjoyed taking care of people and helping them improve their health, then...
February 18, 2019
Must Know Tip Before Major Surgery: A Cautionary Tale
Lyfebulb Family, Most post surgery tips are very practical like how to apply bandages, when to take medication, or what foods to eat to avoid inflammation. My number one suggestion, although it may not be as obvious, is the most practical thing you can do. To know the whole story, let’s ...
February 16, 2019
Going Digital When You Have MS
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MS SOCIETY| 07 SEPTEMBER 2018 Technology is so embedded in our everyday lives that I’d challenge anyone to go more than a couple of minutes without using something digital. But what is the future for digital when it comes to helping people with MS? When I was ...
August 14, 2019
Wearing a Diabetes Medical ID On-The-Go!
Living life on-the-go can be fun and busy, however, doing so with a chronic illness requires a few extra steps and planning along the way. Hi, my name is David and I have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for 10 years now. I was diagnosed at the age of 11 and let me tell you… I have...
July 10, 2019
Real Talk With Dave: Flying Solo, Air Travel + T1D
If you follow me on Instagram, @type1livabetic, you’ll see that I was recently sent to Chicago for work, thanks to Xeris Pharmaceuticals. On this trip we reviewed a brand-new product for the Type 1 Diabetic community, which I will discuss further in a separate blog later on. This was a very...
November 30, 2018