Being brave is being afraid
. . . but doing it anyway.

. Katherine Marple

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Posted on September 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Originally Published on InsulinNation.com under title "Having T1D Doesn't Give You a Monopoly on Suffering"

 

September 25th, 2015 | by Katherine Marple

 

 

If you were to meet me for the first time, not knowing anything about my history, you wouldn't guess that I have diabetes. I look like the average person, act like everything in my world is at peace, and spend the majority of my day with my kids, family and friends. I am a...

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The Diabetes Drain

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 12:00 PM

06/11/2015

 

Originally Published on www.DiabetesHealth.com

 

By Katherine Marple

 

I want to give up.

 

That’s the thought running through my head after struggling for eight hours with glucose readings over 300. I tried water, exercise, an extra dose of Metformin, resting … and nothing was budging that glucose reading. I was stuck. I was tired. I was drained.

 

I often write articles about...

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Rare Side Effects

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

April 9, 2015 / Katherine Marple

Originally Published on http://www.diabeteshealth.com

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My body tends to be, shall we say, abnormal. Whenever there’s just a slight possibility of a negative side effect happening with my health, that’s the path my body chooses to go.

 

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A few short examples of this:

 

- Type 1 diabetes led to insulin resistance, which I had to fight for my d...

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Which is Worse?

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

February 2, 2015 | Katherine Marple

 

Originally Published on http://www.diabeteshealth.com/

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I have a few autoimmune disorders which negatively affect my health. Diabetes is simply the most prominent one because it requires the most day to day maintenance.

 

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Even though I’m type 1 and use insulin, I have insulin resistance to the point of needing up to the...

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The Fall Guy

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

January 29, 2015 | Katherine Marple

 

Originally Published on http://www.diabeteshealth.com/

 

 

Two summers ago, I was in a brutal car accident caused by losing consciousness behind the wheel. Luckily, there were no fatalities. But, I’m left wondering what caused me to black out when I felt otherwise healthy just moments before.

 

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For the following month, I recounted my stor...

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How Do I Love Me When I Hate Me? by: Nadia Al-Samarrie

Posted on December 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

An article written by Diabetes Health magazine editor Nadia Al-Samarrie, in response to comments left on Marple's article "I Am Thankful"

 

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Excerpt: "Most recently, I read a comment on our website where someone had written in response to Katherine Marple’s article, “I Am Thankful” (article #8481 on the Diabetes Health website). The commentator said Katherine was delusional for being thankful about her diabetes. I decided not to post the ...

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Where Do You Dexcom?

Posted on December 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Katherine Marple | Dec 23, 2014

 

Originally Published on http://www.diabeteshealth.com/

 

 

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The Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGM) is one of the most incredible advancements in diabetes care.

 

I wore the Dexcom Seven Plus in 2010 but found the inaccuracies and false alarms to be cumbersome. After four months, I gave up on it, finding it too stressful. I tried again once Dexcom updated ...

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I Am Thankful

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Katherine Marple | Dec 16, 2014

Originally Published on www.DiabetesHealth.com

 

Despite the problems and concerns I publicly write about regarding my diabetes life, I try to be a very positive minded person. Diabetes is complicated and frustrating, sometimes downright depressing. But having this disease has also taught me so many things that affect my perception of life and how it’s meant to be lived.

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I am thankful for the stresses of diabete...

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The Fear of Knowing

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Katherine Marple | Dec 9, 2014

Originally Published on www.DiabetesHealth.com

 

I picked up a pamphlet at my Endocrinologist’s office today that discusses the process of getting children screened for autoantibodies. These markers can signify the development of Type 1 diabetes up to ten years before it takes hold. This fascinates and terrifies me in the same breath. I can find out if my children are prone to developing the disease I’ve survived for 16 years,...

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A Little, Not a Lot

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Katherine Marple | Oct 31, 2014 Originally Published on www.DiabetesHealth.com

 

Halloween is the beginning of what many see as the season of indulgence. Candy and costumes lead to turkey and trimmings, to presents and feasts, to binge drinking and late nights. How is a diabetic, or anyone else, supposed to navigate this wonderful, at times intimidating, celebratory season of family and friends?

 

When I was a child, I had a pillowcase full of candy after Hal...

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