Welcome to D:UDEs!
And welcome to the D:UDEs (Diabetes: Understanding Daily Events) section of My Diabetes My Way! D:UDEs has information about living with diabetes aimed at young people - and also their pals and family. There are a lot of different sections as shown below, which you can look at about lifestyle activites. The sections you are interested in might give you new information that can help you manage your diabetes and live the life you want to live, whereas some sections might not be important in your life. Also, most of the lifestyle information has been written by people with diabetes who have had the same problems or issues that you might be having, or can understand what the issues could be. As you know, a lot of working out how to manage your diabetes is by trial and error so this might help you cut down any experimenting!
We have used different types of ways to give you information (the links are usually underlined) - some information to read, some slides to look through, links to other websites, stories and experiences from other people with type 1 diabetes, and some activities and quizzes to try to help you understand about how to manage stuff.
We've tried to give you information that is relevant and some sections can go into detail (such as exercise), but you can take out what you need or want to know. If you don't understand it's something you can ask your diabetes team about.
The other thing you might like to do is to create your own account on My Diabetes My Way. If you do this you can access all of your diabetes data like your HbA1c, BP, weight etc, and all of the results from blood tests, eye screening that you had done at your clinic appointments. It's a great way for you to keep on track with your health. Throughout this website we have attached links where you can check your own personal stuff (if you have created an account). If you would like one you can register here:
Disclaimer: Much of the
information in this site is from the authors personal experience,
as well as shared experiences from people with type 1 diabetes.
The authors and MDMW state that all responsibility is that of the
individual person using the site. If the person is unsure of how
to manage an aspect of diabetes management discussed, they
should contact their own diabetes team or health care