• TBT: The Diabadass Challenge for Diabetes Awareness Month

Better late than never, right? I’m throwing it back all the way to last month! The month of November (if you didn’t know already) is national diabetes awareness month! It’s a month to try and educate the general public and to raise funds for research. I didn’t know a THING about diabetes until I had it, so I started participating in the #Diabadass Instagram challenge last year to try and combat the ignorance that’s out there about what it means to be a diabetic.  Here are all of my official Instagram posts for the #Diabadass Challenge for Diabetes Awareness month! Enjoy!

Day 1 – Selfie

 

Day 2 – Pump or injections?

 

Day 3 – Glucometer

 

Day 4 – HbA1C

 

Day 5 – Insulin

 

Day 6 – Bolus Worthy

 

Day 7 – Pre-Diagnosis

Day 7; Pre-Diagnosis. This picture was taken in 2008 with a good friend/former co-worker of mine very shortly before my #type1 #diagnosis. When I look at it now I see a lot of things that I had no idea were #symptoms; hair loss, very rapid weight loss, exhaustion (notice I can barely keep my eyes open). I think at this point I was getting blurry vision, having a hard time focusing mentally, my gums were starting to bleed and the nerve in my left leg stopped working. All of these were on top of the normal symptoms of #Diabetes: extreme thirst, hunger, going to the bathroom ask the time. These sound like a lot of symptoms, but they came on slowly a little at a time and were all excused away as a reaction to moving to a new city, that was physically exhausting. #diabadass #diabetesawarenessmonth

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Day 8 – Diagnosis

 

Day 9 – Struggle

 

Day 10 – Exercise #BigBlueTest

 

Day 11 – Low Treatment

 

Day 12 – Glucose

Because this #meme never fails to make me laugh! #Glucose – Day 12 of the #diabadasschallenge! #type1

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Day 13 – Endocrinologist

 

Day 14 – Support #WDD

 

Day 15 – Diabuddies

This is the truth! Day 15 of the #diabadasschallenge – #Diabuddies! #type1 #DiabetesAwarenessMonth

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Day 16 – Hero/Heroine

 

Day 17 – Research

 

Day 18 – Biohazard

 

Day 19 – Hypoglycemia

 

Day 20 – Needle

Day 20 – #needle… If #wolverine were a #diabetic… #diabadasschallenge #diabetesawarenessmonth

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Day 21 – Med – Alert

 

Day 22 – Free Food & Day 23 – Weakness

 

Day 24 – Hyperglycemia

 

Day 25 – Injection Site

 

Day 26 – Social Media / Blog

 

Day 27 – Thankful

 

Day 28 – Diet

 

Day 29 – Strength

 

Day 30 – Future

 

Did you participate in National Diabetes Awareness month?

XOXO,

Danie

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