When Denny Eckerson was a teenager and recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, her life expectancy was low until the 30s. Fifteen years later, he has a very active life, runs, hockey, and plays a lot of sports searches. People who know him are not familiar with his illness.
November – National Diabetes Month, its diabetes mellitus and its impact on millions of Americans and their loved ones. Dan is my husband and our family knows how difficult it is to deal with chronic illness and how difficult it is to manage it.
Diabetes mellitus is an organism that is unable to use and store glucose. In type 1 diabetes, the body produces glucose, sugars found in food, insulin, which produces energy, and hormone. People with Type 1 diabetes should take daily insulin injections to survive. (Type 2 diabetes – this organ does not produce enough or insufficient insulin and normally prevails in comparison with the family history of the disease in people older than 40).
24-hour work on diabetes mellitus.
"It is strict but manageable. I take insulin injections five times a day and try to manage foods I eat with insulin levels to keep blood and sugar safe in the safe range, "said Eckerson," it's nothing good about the disease; but you can force yourself to feed yourself, manage your lifestyle. "
Dan was always a very active person, and he was involved in many sports at high school, including hockey, which he played a few times a week. He made me be a good skier, but I'm convinced he would start running with me. He is also a longtime and longtime traveler who recently completed 48,4000 futures in New Hampshire. Physical activity helps the body to better use insulin, but blood sugar levels need careful monitoring.
"I'm happy," he said. "All the exercises make me feel good. I have to watch the level of sugar and make sure that the glucose tablets are too low. I check the blood sugar before and after the test, and before heavy exercise. As with running down to Washington, I reduce the daily dose of insulin.
"Running and hockey entertainments, I just want to be good."
Keeping the blood sugar level in the normal range is the purpose of diabetes mellitus to prevent long-term complications, including heart attacks, blindness, renal failure, and vascular injury. Notwithstanding the fact that I did not hear Dan's complaint, I noticed that he was disappointed when he struggled with the unexpected nature of the disease.
"It's a bad thing to do," he says. "If you have blood sugar episode, you can prove it, get excited, get out, and even go. This puts pressure on all those who care for me. For me it sometimes makes it harder ".
Many decades of illness have resulted in improvements in needle and sugar levels monitoring. "When I was 47, my diabetes changed a lot, but the main thing is control and expense," says Dan. "When I started my self-supervision in my blood glucose, my glucose levels (all day) almost eliminates the lower sugar episodes. However, insurance coverage costs less than $ 10 per month have risen to $ 300 a month because of insufficient insurance. "
Diagnosis of diabetes did not pass before Dan was full and active. "I have a big family, have made a big trip, got awards, got up from 48 to 4000 feet, ran hard, and satisfied with other type 1 diabetes.
For those diagnosed recently, he said, "It's a difficult and tragic period, but you can handle it." In some days, you are inexperienced and blood sugar is excellent and the rest of the days. Most importantly, you do not have to stop. «
I do not agree, often, and I do not do it long ago.
All diabetes facts and information are from the joslin diabetes center in Boston, joslin.org.
On December 1, Santa Clause's intervention in Manchester has a 3-mile race, with the first 1400 registered Santa Cases in Santa's; and 5K unwanted sweaters in Sanbornne.
Nancy Eckerson writes about running on the beach on Sunday. You can contact her at [email protected]