Gearing up for holiday party one of five, I sure hope I can keep the "sugars" in check. Starting my day with a run, and then hoping I can manage my basals, keep away from the casseroles, and still allow for some fun.

I have been on a bit of a roller coaster ride for a week now with no holiday temptations. I was doing pretty well with this pump until then. I have been running high after dinner, waking up out of my targets, and experiencing my usual morning high. Wish me luck in my pancreatic management as I go through my first holiday with my pump.

Happy Holidays All,


Views: 52

Replies to This Discussion

Hello Kristin

Been diabetic 26 yrs on the pump for 4. I recently started using the "my Fitness Pal" app on my computer and phone. I found that my biggest issue was accurately counting my carbs. I was eating salads and casseroles and not really taking enough insulin because of the combinations. The app lets me put in my serving and find my food and really take better control of my blood sugars. I do not use it to lose weight but to carb check.

Have a happy healthy holiday !


Hi Kristen, I love the holidays but they do test my carb counting abilities. I do pretty good at it but sometime I do fail the test and when I do I don't beat myself up over it. Like PMichel I also use a phone app for counting carbs.

I'm like you I have just started with my pump, 2 days now, I have been reading your post to gain insight on starting. Thanks for posting your experiences.





From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF receives $200,000 grant from Novo Nordisk

Grant given to support programs aimed at bringing together people touched by diabetes for positive change BERKELEY, CA: December 4, 2014 – Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) has received a grant of US$200,000 from Novo Nordisk to support programs aimed at Read on! →

Guest Post: World Diabetes Day 2014 on Twitter… sifting through the data

At Symplur we track hashtags, keywords, user accounts, and pretty much anything else on Twitter that has to do with healthcare. We collect the data and then build countless ways to slice it up so that we’re able to better Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service