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Does anyone else find generic references to "diabetes" disturbing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MyBustedPancreas Nov 28, 2012. 19 Replies

Curious to see if it's just me.I came across this summary on AHRQ's website (AHRQ is a U.S. government agency that, among…Continue

Anyone Using the t:slim Pump Yet?

Started this discussion. Last reply by christy Oct 19, 2012. 1 Reply

Just curious if anyone has started using this new pump and if they have any feedback on it. Not necessarily looking for a new pump at the moment, but always curious about new products.Continue

NYT Series: The Digital Doctor

Started this discussion. Last reply by MyBustedPancreas Oct 11, 2012. 2 Replies

Nerd that I am, I'm in love with this NYT series on technology in medicine (called…Continue

Tags: technology, DOC, Doctor, Digital, NYT

Question re: CGM Approval for T1 Child

Started Oct 11, 2012 0 Replies

Question for parents of T1 kids who use a CGM here in the U.S. - did you experience any issues/problems getting insurance approval for your child's CGM and related supplies? A colleague of mine has a…Continue

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Diabetes Humor...Yeah, we got it

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 5:22am 4 Comments

The biggest thing I've gotten from the diabetes online community (DOC) these days is a shared sense of humor with regard to diabetes. I mean, if you've gotta have a disease that requires 24/7 management, never takes a day off, and could easily kill you if you let your guard down, you should at least be able to laugh about it, right? So, I wanted to compile some of the D things that have literally left me in tears of laughter. …


Summer is the Season of Lows

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 12:25pm 3 Comments

I love summer. I love the heat and the ability to wear cute little skirts and sundresses. But I HATE the lows that always come with the hot weather. At first, it's kind of nice to watch my insulin requirements lessen in the warmer weather. But then, the lows start and my basal rates go nuts and I feel like I'm living in a permanent fog. I've had several bad middle-of-the-night lows recently, one of which almost required the EMTs. Last night was another one that, while not as bad as the one last… Continue

Something D-Related that Made me Happy!

Posted on June 7, 2011 at 5:21pm 6 Comments

Reading this post by Kerri over @ SixUntilMe about the Joslin Medalists literally had me in tears this morning. I was barely able to get through it. Why? Because it made me happy! It is so reassuring to see people with T1 living long and healthy lives. I realize that these individuals may have some specific characteristics that have allowed them to live so long with T1, but it nonetheless gives me hope. Hope… Continue

And the Glucocoaster Continues

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 4:31am 1 Comment

Since going back on the pump, I've been trying really hard to keep my BGs tighter and actually in range. Before, anything under 250 was good as far as I was concerned. There are lots of reasons for this, the primary one being that I am scared to death of going low, especially at work or while alone. So, I let myself "run high," which did crap to my A1C, but generally left me feeling pretty ok. But my endo really wants me to get serious about my control and I agree that I need to do better. The… Continue

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At 4:13pm on January 15, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a featured member again! Brava!!

At 11:14am on September 5, 2012, HPNpilot said…

Excellent post on the HC thread...people just don't think of it this way.

At 5:50pm on March 15, 2012, shoshana27 said…

also what's low for you might be way too low for me.we are all different.look me up in other groups-blogs,etc...

At 5:47pm on March 15, 2012, shoshana27 said…

every thing you wrote makes me laugh.hahaha.i test at 12 am & 4 am to make sure i'm ok & if low i drink juice.

At 1:46pm on July 11, 2011, Linda G said…
Brava on being featured on the "Members" page!!
At 7:54am on June 13, 2011, samsmom said…
We definitely need help! I've been highlighting The Diabetic Athlete's Handbook, but you can tell we don't have this figured out. This is our first challenge since diagnosis. It's funny about an egg & cheese sandwich: I was looking for something that would be long-lasting! Like yesterday, Sam was on the softball field from 12-6 in the heat. We did ok with that. Field hockey is worrying me. The suggestion to lower Lantus before is probably really good, plus some kind of light meal or drink. Didn't realize abt the mac & cheese & ice cream not being great to pull her out of it. At that point, we were trying anything & you could tell she felt awful.
At 5:42pm on June 8, 2011, Julia said…
I am already on Humalog. I just hate that I have to be on Humalog, humalin, AND Lantus. Like, why 3 insulins. Why not just cut the humalin out? Humalin sucks!!!
At 12:31pm on June 2, 2011, DesertEmily said…
Sorry, I'm still figuring out how to navigate this site. I posted a comment on your comment wall or whatever, but I meant to do it here. Anyway, thanks so much (again) for the great advice.
At 12:28pm on June 2, 2011, DesertEmily said…
You're awesome. I appreciate so much all your great comments.
At 12:56pm on May 13, 2011, catlover said…
Hi MyBustedPancreas- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.



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