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insulin in the fridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Apr 5, 2009. 30 Replies

fingerstick a1c...

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Heidi98 replied to Kaytea's discussion 'Second Baby- Out of control Diabetic' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"When I got pregnant,(the 2nd time) my a1c was also not low enough(although better then the first one ending in miscarriage at 6.5 weeks) it's very tough because diabetes is the first thing everyone blames but like others have said, people have…"
Oct 17, 2013
Heidi98 replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Awesome article by Lois Jovanovic' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Good article. I'm of the opinion that most of the baby's size is determined by genetics,even non-D women are having larger babies these days. There is no possible way I could have pulled off those kinds of numbers during pregnancy,…"
Aug 1, 2013
Heidi98 replied to Ashley's discussion 'Did you use you pump when in labor??' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I went off my pump when I went into labor,I was afraid I'd get too out of it to properly manage my diabetes. My OB nurses (during the 24 hours I was in labor) were fantastic though, they checked my blood sugars every hour & notified the…"
Jan 17, 2013
Ewa replied to Heidi98's discussion 'lasar after cataract surgery/lens implants' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Yes I have:) I'ts OK;) I had YAG 3 months after cataracta surgeries. I hope that You are after that now:)"
Nov 29, 2012
shelly commented on Heidi98's blog post 'The Argument'
"600 lol"
Sep 13, 2012
Heidi98 replied to SS's discussion 'High Amniotic fluid (Polyhydramnios) - what was your Amniotic fluid index (AFI)?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I had high AFI's during the duration of my pregnancy. (it first became apparent during the 27th week..measuring 25) Ranged from 25-29 throughout, with the peak at 33 weeks and then coming down to 27. My a1c also went up during the last…"
Sep 5, 2012
Heidi98 replied to Sharon Fung's discussion 'Ketones in urine early sign of pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I don't know if ketones are a sign of early pregnancy, but if it were me I'd ask for a blood test (because there's that possibility...& HCG blood levels can confirm it even after just 2 weeks after ovulation). Makes it really…"
Aug 21, 2012
shoshana27 replied to Heidi98's discussion 'lasar after cataract surgery/lens implants' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"i had something like this done too, but don't know if it was called got better & no pain."
Jul 10, 2012

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A Contest(D-Style)

Posted on November 7, 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Well, I've entered a contest over at's my Halloween Pumpkin, diabetes style:

if you're a member of Slickdeals, you can go here to vote. I'm #70. Help the D-Pumpkin beat all the other non-D's! (j/k as I know its not going to beat anything..but I had fun doing it)

(voting through midnight… Continue

A Few of My Favorite Things(D-style)

Posted on September 10, 2009 at 11:23am 2 Comments

A1c’s high, and my eye doctors frown

It’s getting to me, man, its got me quite down

Cream jelly doughnuts will help me along

And give me the boost age to finish this song.

Guys in white dress shirts with blue stripe-ed ties

Invoke palpitations (and a great deal of sighs)

Still being young, man, I’m out on Spring Fling

These are a few of my favorite things.

DC traffic (as it’s ridin’ my bumper)

Iphones and itunes and insulin… Continue


Posted on February 16, 2009 at 4:45pm 2 Comments

Unload time...well, I went to see my endo and my a1c has come down quite a bit. Not under 7, but that is my goal for next time. Having said that, life gets in the way...I've started up a new exercise routine and have thus far managed to find time to drag myself to the gym twice a week. Yeah, I should do it more but I think twice a week beats not at all! My blood sugars are pretty stable during the workouts but several hours later, as I'm recovering from the feelings of being hit by a Mack truck… Continue


Posted on December 17, 2008 at 8:47am 2 Comments

Haven't posted in awhile. School stuff has kept me really busy. (yay, for a few weeks of sanity) Celebrated D-day number 10 on December 10. Of course, it was a final exams day so I really didn't paint the town red but I savored the "treat" I'd gotten for myself(a Wendy's Frostie and chicken salad). I don't feel like a newbie at all now, there's something about putting your diabetes in the double digits.

They changed things around with the mag infusions so I'm getting a huge dose one… Continue


Posted on October 2, 2008 at 10:03am 3 Comments

Status quo here. I am seeing a nephrologist on a regular basis, getting magnesium infusions three times a week but hoping to cut down on that soon. I may have to get a port surgically implanted but the meds(amiloride) is supposed to cut down on the wasting and I am really hoping my veins hold out. Thank you guys for your thoughts and prayers.

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At 12:25pm on January 25, 2012, Kristin said…

How are you doing? I hope that all went well! Let us know ... when you can!

At 5:01pm on February 13, 2009, Jaimie Hernandez said…
congrats on the contest! :)
At 9:31am on February 12, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
Hey Heidi,
Just wanted to make sure you knew you won 2nd place for the poetry contest the third week. Can you please send me @ your full name and address, so we can send you your prize?

At 8:26pm on February 11, 2009, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…

Congratultions for your stunning poem
At 3:45pm on August 22, 2008, Doris D said…
I'm doing good now. My husband just got out of the hospital earlier this week with bleeding ulcers but oh well I told him that's not so bad!!! I took a 6 month unwanter vacation from here thanks to computer malfuction and not enough $ to buy a new one! But I'm back now!!!!!!!
At 10:37am on August 22, 2008, Doris D said…
Hey Heidi,

Haven't talked to you in awhile! How's it going with you?
At 3:00pm on August 21, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Dear Heidi,
The poetry club is a start for every body who writes poetry.You saw that my english is not perfect but it is a way of feelings communication.Thanks for accepting my friendship
At 2:00pm on June 22, 2008, bryan said…
cool hes a really good artist
At 5:59pm on June 21, 2008, bryan said…
did u draw that picure of john f. kennedy
At 6:37pm on May 29, 2008, Betty J said…
Hi Heidi,

Just wanted you to know how I enjoyed meeting you. Hope we can chat sometime.



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