Clear, accurate answers to your diabetes questions

1: What is type 1 diabetes (T1DM)?

2: Why is insulin important in the body?

3: What does glucose do in the body?

4: When was insulin invented?

5: Why is low blood sugar a problem?

6: Why is high blood sugar a problem?

7: What causes low blood sugar?

8: What causes high blood sugar

9: Is there a cure for type 1 diabetes?

10: Explain diabetes to a young kid


Follow links to the top stories simmering on OSL/

1: Halle Berry's diabetes mistake

2: Crossed legs gallery

3: African American beauty

4: Eva Mendes

5: Adriana Lima

6: Zoe Saldana

7: Oluchi Onweagba

8: Hollywood greats

9: Naomi Watts

10: Dame Helen Mirren

What's and OSL?

I have always had the idea it's possible to make a good living doing exactly what you want to do. I'm as attached to money as the next person, but I'm not going to jump through hoops and give up my freedom to earn it, writes David Hay Jones, founder and former owner of

That said, I haven't been able to completely eliminate the need to do crap work for crap pay. When you choose a free and creative lifestyle, it's inevitable that some of your early years will be spent doing boring jobs for minimum wage.

I've done my share of awful, soul-destroying jobs, not for very long but I've done them and hated them.

Corporate bs

I've stayed away from corporate bs because I am no good at it. I can't pretend to want that boring office job, can't see any point in pretending to love the boss and the firm. It's never been in me to pretend to want something I don't.

I get bored very easily. I don't want to sit doing the same thing for months and months, years and years. If I've figured out how a job works, I don't want to wait in line for promotion, praise, more money. I want to move on to something better right away.

Last in, first out

I don't like the idea of paying your dues, waiting your turn. I don't like those jobs where seniority rules -- last in, first out -- even though I've often been in jobs where I was very happy to be last in and first out.

I don't want to have to wear a suit or spend hours on a Blackberry or waste my time at some presentation for some other guy wearing a suit. I want to cut through all that. I don't want to have to beg for opportunities, beg to be given a chance.

Most of all, I want to be free and independent. I want to be able to work wherever I want to work, and I want to be rewarded for it.

Prayers answered

The internet has answered my prayers.Needing only a laptop and a bundle of ideas, plus a decent knowledge of design and the internet, it's not that hard to make money online. What I love is you don't have to buy anything, and you don't need to sell anything, not in a conventional sense at least.

I write for websites, mostly my own. I take photos for websites, mostly my own. That's what Open Source Lifestyles and is all about: doing your own thing, however you define it.

Not brillliant, but good

It's not an original idea, it's not even a brilliant idea, but it's a good idea and it works well for me. It fits perfectly with what I want to be: independent, free, able to move around. is all about freedom and a passion for writing and images. Some of the subjects written by my colleagues might be unconventional and raise a few eyebrows in stuffy company. But I don't really care about that.

Main objective

My main aim with these webpages is to raise money and awareness for type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), a condition that affects my daughter. The pages devoted to T1DM are excellent. They are well researched, fact-checked, and written clearly so that anyone can grasp the information.

Tread softly

With this aim in sight, it is easy to work well and work hard. Some days the sites earn a lot. Other days they earn nothing, but I spend everyday writing, researching, and designing new pages.

You have visited a website run by someone who is serious about his work and is having a wonderful time doing it. Thanks for stopping by!

By David Hay Jones. GO TO the interview with David Hay Jones