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Joe_h commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"I take Vitamin D and B12. not sure if they help my sugars much but their levels have been found to be low on my blood work so I needed to boost them. not sure if they are low because of my meds or the diabetes"
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Joe_h replied to Tenliv's discussion 'Metformin and long workouts' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"I was on metformin for years and trained for marathons and triathlons on it with no issues. I am not a doctor and my results are my own but I looked into lactic acidosis because I also like red wine and from my very limited research it happens very…"
Nov 10, 2014
Joe_h replied to Kristinemac777's discussion 'Stupid Question (sorry--sent it in an email first. still new to the forum)' in the group Type 2
"what are your blood sugar levels at when you feel this way? a symptom of low blood sugar can be nauesa"
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miketosh replied to Joe_h's discussion 'Challenge Family Atlantic City Iron Distance Race relay?' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"Was just asked to bike in a relay, a guy broke his foot, although I already signed up for two of the volunteer sessions. Not really ready to 112 mile bike, but if I don't try to finish it in 5 hours, I should be able to finish it, haha!"
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Joe_h commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"hi mandy! might want to go to a good running shop to see what shoe works best with your foot. everyone is different and a good shop will help determine the right shoe for you (and not directly to the $150 shoes) runnersworld has a program that can…"
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6 friggin oh

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 11:41pm 3 Comments

after more than a year at 6.5 and 6.6 a1c's my previous a1c testing skipped up a little to 6.8 not the end of the world but trending higher. the sitdown with my endo after the previous test was a friendly smack in the face that if i don't take care of my sugars I would graduate up to insulin, which is definitely not the ned of the world but something i would like to put off for as long as I can. so I began testing and tracking what i ate and drank and focused on my typically worst readings…


it's go time

Posted on March 2, 2010 at 6:49am 0 Comments

This is the first week of my chesapeakeman iron distance training. My race in september will be a 2.4 mile swim/112 bike followed by a full marathon. No more thinking/wishing it’s go time.



I asked for a DIET coke

Posted on January 11, 2010 at 7:49am 17 Comments

after one of the best weeks in a very long time controlling my sugars. We took the kids to the movies last night. I ended up taking the boy to see Invictus (which was a decent movie by the way). We stopped at the concession stand and spent $17 for a bottle of water, a gatorade, a pack of gummi bears for my wife and daughter going to another movie and a large diet coke for myself. we settled into our seats and watched the coming atttractions and as the movie started I took a long pull of my… Continue

obligatory end of the year summary report

Posted on December 30, 2009 at 10:58am 0 Comments

not a great year in the diabetes front My A1C creeped up from around 6.6 to 7.0 I will be attacking this w/ great vigor in 2010

the family has been great and really enjoying the kids more now they are older and wiping their own butts. and was very lucky to have two -count'em two- grown up trips alone w/ my lovely wife

work is work I like it a lot but nothing new

tri training was great I pushed myself hard this year and did things I thought were impossible (or at… Continue

taken to the woodshed last night

Posted on December 22, 2009 at 8:43am 5 Comments

my end of the year doc visit was last night and I'm still stinging from the spaking I got. I had been running around 6.5 for about 18 months until this time around I jumped to 7.0 neither the doc or myself were pleased with this. seems I took too much of a vacation from working out when my race season ended in sept/oct. I fully expected to start taking insulin after seeing my A1C results but was able to show the doctor that now that I am running/cycling on a consistent basis my 14 day average… Continue

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At 6:32am on September 19, 2011, Stephen Meo said…
Hi Joe!

Until now Philly has not had a local Insulindependence chapter. I'm currently working with the home office to get us up and running here and hope to have monthly gatherings up and running (pun intended!) within 60 days. If you are interested send me your contact info to smeo AT and I will keep you in the loop!
At 1:02pm on August 17, 2011, punkrockprincess2003 said…
Found a way!!! We got married! have my first dr appt tomorrow morning!
At 2:21pm on April 8, 2011, punkrockprincess2003 said…
it p***es me off also.....god i was only born in this country and pay taxes to our government and have worked since i was 15 usually 2-3 jobs at the same time. trying to keep my chin up but this is a really rough stretch.
At 2:14pm on April 8, 2011, punkrockprincess2003 said…
no i have pretty much tired everything and no one will help..... very frustrating
At 2:09pm on April 8, 2011, punkrockprincess2003 said…
It's going been really busy between the kids and work and working out......started back to my crossfit classes this week and they have been KILLER. whats new with you
At 2:38pm on March 8, 2011, punkrockprincess2003 said…
yeah friday night i started throwing up around 4 and i couldn't stop till about 1 in the morning but i'm doing good now.
At 10:14am on March 4, 2011, punkrockprincess2003 said…
At 7:04am on January 25, 2011, melindalaw said…
I admire you for signing up now. I have to get going or I will be truly sorry come June. Meanwhile, the weather for me should not be a factor since I train indoors. Have a bike set up downstairs in the basement. No excuses, just have to begin to begin.
At 6:14pm on January 24, 2011, melindalaw said…
How did you know I didn't? A myriad of reasons, none of which feel good, but I hope to join the Team Wild camp group in June, and they have a Tri as part of the whole experience. But I better get off my butt, and fast. I hope to start within the week, and thanks for asking.How about you? Any races in your horizon?
At 12:23pm on January 24, 2011, Emily Walton said…
I highly recommend it. This year will be my third year and my first year doing the long course. It's the best triathlon I have ever been to. (And the hardest)



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