Gina Capone, Patient Expert

Gina wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Diabetes.

My 24 Hour Fast With Type 1 Diabetes

This is Day 4 of a 5 day intensive mastering your diabetes program that I participated in at the Diabetes Research Institute. Please read DRI-Mastering your diabetes, Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 first. Fasting for 24 hours with type 1 diabetes? Yes, I kno...
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Which insulin pump is right for you?

When I first got my insulin pump 7 years ago, the only pump company I had ever heard of was Medtronic Minimed. Back then I didn’t do as much research about products because I was new and didn’t really have the experience I do now, and just trusted my ...
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Diabetes and Relationships: An Interview With My Husband

When you have diabetes it can really put stress on a relationship. The person that does not have diabetes will need to be understanding, patient, kind, and sometimes your nurse in the middle of the night Having diabetes is a mentally exhausting proce...
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What to Do If You Have Ketones

I woke up pretty late today, around 11am. I really didn’t feel like getting up at all because I was still really tired. I was woken up by a ringing house phone that I ignored, then a cell phone with my husband on the other end. Then my mom coming dow...
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Perfection.

All my life I have always aimed at trying to be perfect in everything I do. From sports to my art. Well mainly because I live in a house full of perfectionists. Starting down from my mom. For instance, when I was a kid she would come up to my element...
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Tired of Diabetes...

Recently, I have been venting a lot about my frustrations with diabetes, sorry to be such a downer. Just been in a totally bad mood about it. I’ve been really struggling with having a lot of low blood sugars, and then those annoying rebounding highs ...
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Diagnosed at 25

Usually, when you hear of a person getting diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes you think of a child under the age of 10. Well, that’s what I always thought. Boy, was I wrong. On November 25, 2000 I was diagnosed, Yes, with Type 1 diabetes. I clearly was n...
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