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17 Pictures That Show What Living With Diabetes Is Actually Like

Type 1 diabetes in a nut shell: needles, blood, more needles and more blood.

Having diabetes means finding used test strips pretty much everywhere.

Having diabetes means finding used test strips pretty much everywhere.

Stray test strips are a byproduct of testing my blood sugar levels approximately six bajillion times a day, which I have to do to stay alive.

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And by everywhere…

And by everywhere...

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…I mean, EVERYWHERE.

...I mean, EVERYWHERE.

But rogue test strips barely even register on the diabetic radar. We’re all too focused on the BLOOD and the NEEDLES to worry much about stray pieces of plastic.

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Honestly, having to constantly squeeze drops of blood from my finger-tips is a bigger priority.

Honestly, having to constantly squeeze drops of blood from my finger-tips is a bigger priority.

This is the blood sugar test that generates test strip trash. And blood.

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Is this a murder scene? Nah, this is just a Tuesday morning.

Is this a murder scene? Nah, this is just a Tuesday morning.

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And this is just a Tuesday afternoon.

And this is just a Tuesday afternoon.

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Oops, I hit a blood vessel while inserting a continuous blood glucose monitor into my arm. Better try again!

Oops, I hit a blood vessel while inserting a continuous blood glucose monitor into my arm. Better try again!

If I wanted a (slight) break from constant finger sticks, I could wear a continuous blood glucose monitor, which is a device that tracks my blood sugar in real time.

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Hitting a blood vessel twice in a row feels just as terrible as you think it would.

Hitting a blood vessel twice in a row feels just as terrible as you think it would.

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It attached without spurting blood everywhere? Good. Now I can shift my focus to the inch-long metal wire poking into my arm.

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Seriously: It’s an INCH-LONG. METAL. WIRE.

Seriously: It's an INCH-LONG. METAL. WIRE.

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Oh, and don’t mind me! Just gotta deal with this disgusting bleeding hole in my side.

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That bloody messy was caused by an infusion set for an insulin pump. It’s convenient but can hurt like hell.

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It honestly never ends.

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I could always take needle injections instead.

I could always take needle injections instead.

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Lots and lots of needle injections.

Lots and lots of needle injections.

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But I still have to clean blood off of the counter.

But I still have to clean blood off of the counter.

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And now I guess I have to go clean blood off of my shirt, too.

And now I guess I have to go clean blood off of my shirt, too.

Diabetes sucks.

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Whoa, This Fussy Baby Hack Is Legit Mesmerizing

This is pretty genius.

It’s a look that every parent knows all too well: the dreaded ~Baby Cryface~.

It's a look that every parent knows all too well: the dreaded ~Baby Cryface~.

It’s inevitable. And loud!

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But Dr. Robert Hamilton, a California pediatrician for almost 30 years, has a quick trick to stop these mini meltdowns. He calls it “The Hold.”

He first posted a YouTube tutorial on the technique a few years back – and he told BuzzFeed that it continues be super popular and relevant among new parents.

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First, approach the crying baby.

These 5 Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts Are a Total Life-Hack (Vegan, Gluten Free Recipe)

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So it’s fall. And you know what that means . . .

Pumpkin Spice Errything!

Not only is all pumpkin everything a fantastic way to celebrate the season change, pumpkin is actually really good for you! Pumpkin is ridiculously high in vitamin A, which is great for your eyes, hair, and skin. It’s also chock-full of fiber which can help you feel fuller for longer!

Combine all that goodness with the metabolism-boosting benefits of cinnamon and other pie-blend spices and you’ve got a kick a** treat that’ll keep you smiling all season long.

Learn how cinnamon and other spices are a necessary part of an Ayurvedic diet here!

Let’s Make Pumpkin Spice Donuts!

Makes 10 Donuts | Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

1 box Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix

1 15 oz can Libby’s Pumpkin

1 tsp Cinnamon

tsp Nutmeg

1 tsp All Spice

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Preparation

Note: You’ll need a donut pan for this recipe.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

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Dump your cake mix into a medium sized mixing bowl and add your canned pumpkin and spices. Mix it all up until you have a batter that kind of resembles brownie batter.

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Grease your donut pan and spoon your batter into each ring, making sure not to overfill it.

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Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly browned.

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Seriously, That’s It! Enjoy Your Pumpkin Spice Donuts

I love this recipe so much because it seems fancy, and tastes amazing, but it truly is one of the simplest treats I’ve ever made! You can even get wild and try different cake mixes as your base. Devil’s Food Pumpkin Spice? Hell yeah!

Just try eating only one . . . I dare you!

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Amazon Is Selling A Pro-Anorexia Novelty Shirt And The Internet Is Not Happy

Warning: This post contains discussion of eating disorders.

People are upset after discovering that Amazon is selling a hooded sweatshirt that reads “Anorexia: Like bulimia except with self control.”

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The shirt, which retails for $24 to $32 (depending on size), has been sold on the site since 2015 but only recently gained notice.

The shirt, which retails for $24 to $32 (depending on size), has been sold on the site since 2015 but only recently gained notice.

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It’s produced by a third-party retailer called ArturoBuch.

It's produced by a third-party retailer called ArturoBuch.

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Predictably, people are deeply unhappy about the shirt, and are leaving critical reviews on the seller’s page.

Predictably, people are deeply unhappy about the shirt, and are leaving critical reviews on the seller's page.

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Here’s What You Should Know About Dating Someone With ADHD

All relationships take work – but some require shared calendars and extra sets of car keys.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by ongoing inattentiveness and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. It affects nearly ten million adults in the United States.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by ongoing inattentiveness and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. It affects nearly ten million adults in the United States.

“ADHD is a disorder of self-regulation and self-control,” Russell A. Barkley, PhD, clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina and ADHD expert, tells BuzzFeed Health. There are actually three types, and each one is characterized by the symptoms a person presents with: inattentive type, hyperactive-impulsive type, and combined type.

The disorder is classified in medical literature as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but many people still refer to it as ADD (especially those with inattentive-type). For the purpose of clarity and conciseness, we’ll use ADHD in this article.

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Because ADHD impacts interpersonal skills, it can also affect your intimate relationships – and could be the cause of relationship problems without you even knowing it.

Because ADHD impacts interpersonal skills, it can also affect your intimate relationships - and could be the cause of relationship problems without you even knowing it.

Since adult ADHD is often undiagnosed or unmanaged – 4.4% of adults have it, but only 10% of those people have been diagnosed and treated – couples may not even be aware that the disorder is causing problems in their relationship. In some instances, the problems in a relationship or marriage can actually uncover a case of adult ADHD, Barkley says.

So if you have four or more of the DSM symptoms or notice all of these patterns and issues below in an otherwise healthy relationship, Ramsay says, you may want to consider contacting a psychologist, psychiatrist, or neurologist who can provide an ADHD screening.

ADHD manifests differently for different people, and, of course, no two relationships are the same, so not everything here will apply to every relationship where ADHD plays a role. See the end of this article for resources on how to get help or to help your partner get help.

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ADHD can make things difficult for all people in the relationship, but understanding how symptoms affect the relationship can help.

ADHD can make things difficult for all people in the relationship, but understanding how symptoms affect the relationship can help.

The person with ADHD often feels demoralized, ashamed, anxious, inadequate, and misunderstood. Their partner can feel burdened, ignored, disrespected, unheard, and misunderstood. This is why it’s so important for the couple to have a shared understanding of the disorder and the problems and patterns it can create in a relationship.

“ADHD isn’t an excuse, it’s an explanation,” J. Russell Ramsay, PhD, co-director of the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania, tells BuzzFeed Health. It’s easy to misinterpret symptoms for carelessness, lack of interest, unreliability, or just being a bad partner. Better understanding the ways that ADHD can affect a relationship is the first step to fixing those issues.

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And proper treatment for the person with ADHD, along with their partner’s support, can help control symptoms before they cause issues.

And proper treatment for the person with ADHD, along with their partner's support, can help control symptoms before they cause issues.

There’s no magic cure for ADHD, but the right treatment can help reduce core symptoms and the issues they cause in a relationship so they’re easier to work through. “If you have ADHD, you need to find the right treatment (whether that’s medication or another therapy), be willing to stick with it, and find accommodations so your environment is more conducive to your productivity,” Barkley says. ADHD is a chronic condition, Ramsay says. It’s about managing the disorder effectively both inside and outside of the relationship for life.

If you’re the partner of someone with ADHD, it’s crucial that you also support their treatment program and educate yourself about the disorder. “If you refuse to believe ADHD is real or view it as lifestyle choice or laziness, you are being very condescending – and if the person with ADHD starts to buy it too, they can become demoralized,” Barkley says. This attitude could discourage someone with ADHD from getting treatment that could change their life and turn a relationship around.

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