Shalom, welcome, hi, hey. So, it’s been forever and a day since my last post–my b. I’ve been insanely busy. Anyone who’s seen me since the start of my senior year of college (aka 3 weeks ago) can attest to my level of sheer panic/stress/help me.
Which brings me to my topic of choice… you might have guessed it…. #diabetethis. When you think of stress you might think of health issues stemming from the heart (see what I did there?) or brain, . And if you do, bravo–I never knew it had an effect until I was diagnosed. That being said, times are tough for my pancreas, with three writing courses and a political science seminar. Anywho, complaints aside, I’m seeing a real change in my bg numbers (getting all technical on you–bg=blood glucose/blood sugar).
But at the same time that I’m finding myself forgetting to breath in between writing articles, I’m discovering more and more people around me that have the disease. I’ve encountered two classmates with T1D in the last two weeks.
A study shows that Type 1 diabetes is actually on the rise. According to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) “Between 2001 and 2009 there was a 21% increase in the prevalence of T1D in people under age 20.” While I may be at the higher-end of that age cut-off, the fact that there was such a substantial increase in the population of t1D’s (type 1 diabetics), shows that there is a problem, not in diet or exercise, but in the antibodies that cause/contribute to T1D.
Moral of: type 1 is not caused by overeating, diet or exercise, but is an auto-immune disease.
Anywho, that’s my little attempt at educating the masses. Stay tuned for a post in the next couple of days!
Stay classy and sassy and have that PSL, you deserve it!