A voice for living well with Type 1 Diabetes

Endo Visit results

Doctor visits went well this week.  The first on Wednesday was more of a walk in … get the second shingles vaccine … and walk out.  Felt puny the first night, but better the next day.  The nurse said that the reaction to the second shot is usually milder...

Prep for Endo Visit

This week is full of doctors visits.  Tomorrow I get the second (and final) shingles vaccine.  Not real excited as the first one had more pain that other vaccines I’ve had, including tenanus & covid.  Oh well … a little short term pain for long term...

Gratitude #4: Insulin

In 1920-1921, a Toronto laboratory dog’s pancreas was removed; a hormone from the displaced organ was isolated and then injected back into the dog.  The results were amazing … the symptoms of the dog’s diabetes went away within days of injections.  This hormone was...

Gratitude #3: Dr. Jack Burr

My diagnosis was similar to most. I had been sluggish for weeks, lost weight and was making frequent visits to the bathroom. My Mother called our family pediatric practice. A young, recent medical school graduate had become part of the practice. His name was Jack...