If nothing else, this might serve as a journal of some sort

Keywords: anxiety , depression , mental health , type 1 diabetes

A list of attempts, not a road map. I don’t really know if anyone will want to hear me ramble about stuff, but it helps me think. Writing it out lets a little bit of the burden off my chest. Maybe something I say will help you. Maybe it won’t. At least you’ll know, you are not alone. We’re all out here struggling on this silly little planet.

https://chronicdisasters.wordpress.com/2020/11/12/the-start

Strong black coffee consumed before breakfast substantially increased the blood glucose response to breakfast by around 50%

Keywords: Communications, Announcement

Although population-level surveys indicate that coffee may be linked to good health, past research has previously demonstrated that caffeine has the potential to cause insulin resistance. This new study therefore reveals that the common remedy of drinking coffee after a bad night’s sleep may solve the problem of feeling sleepy but could create another by limiting your body’s ability to tolerate the sugar in your breakfast.

https://www.bath.ac.uk/announcements/drink-coffee-after-breakfast-not-before-for-better-metabolic-control

Because amygdala cognitive processing causes increased local glucose metabolism, meeting the metabolic requirements of such increased amygdala activation might further diminish the brain’s ability to function optimally at times of reduced glucose availability

Keywords:

One common effect of recurrent hypoglycemia is diminished release of stress hormones during hypoglycemia: increased amygdala responsiveness caused by recurrent hypoglycemia could, perhaps, be a beneficial adaptation that would oppose and attenuate reduced awareness of hypoglycemia. Stress hormones including epinephrine and glucocorticoids are key modulators of cognitive function, and especially of improved performance at times of moderate stress, effects that are transduced via the amygdala; it is hence possible that an increase in amygdala responsiveness may be adaptive in acting to positively modulate other brain regions [in particular, the hippocampus] even when systemic hormone release is attenuated. Importantly, though, one study that examined amygdala metabolism in humans, during hypoglycemia, found that in contrast to the present findings fluorodeoxyglucose uptake was better maintained in the amygdala of aware vs unaware patients; this is in contrast to our data that suggest increased amygdala activity in the recurrent hypoglycemia animals which would be expected to correspond to hypoglycemia-unaware patients. Although there are significant methodological differences as well as a species difference between the studies, this finding does constrain the ability to generalize from the small dataset presented here. It is also true that stress-related hormones, particularly epinephrine, are released when hypoglycemic but such release diminishes after recurrent hypoglycemia: thus, the enhanced anxiety in the recurrent hypoglycemia-hypo group observed here is somewhat paradoxical and the amygdala’s response to stress hormones under such conditions may repay further study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4653740/

Insulin is NOT a cure

diabetes, insulin

everyday life and adventures with type 1 diabetes

INSULIN. IS. NOT. A. CURE!

Insulin is NOT a cure for diabetes. It is a treatment. A treatment that keeps me alive until we find a cure. I am very, very happy about insulin because without it, I would probably be dead right now but people need to stop thinking that we already found a cure for diabetes.

Insulin is not a cure

I sometimes hear or read, that diabetes can be cured by taking insulin – that is simply a myth. I sometimes also hear people say, that insulin pumps are a cure for diabetes – which is a myth as well. Yes, insulin pumps help managing diabetes, but sadly they “don’t do everything itself” as a lot of people apparently believe. Type 1 diabetes might be manageable, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no need for a cure. Apart from that, insulin prices are increasing and a lot of people don’t even have…

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