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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
guidance, advice, answers, and to give those as I become more informed
Date diagnosed
January 27, 2010
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Oral, Diet and Exercise

PaulaO's Blog

Anyone taking Actos?

Posted on August 17, 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

When I eat right (salads, low carb, wide variety, avoid certain foods that I know cause spikes), my blood glucose bounces like a ball between way high (as in over 200) and way low (as in 60s). I stopped testing because it was so damn depressing. I work so hard to watch what I eat and it just bounces all over the place. Worked to narrow down the foods that cause spikes (potatoes, sweet tea, etc) and then eliminate or cut back on them (I live in the South. Sweet tea is a religious… Continue


Posted on January 31, 2011 at 1:14pm 1 Comment

One year since diagnosis. I was doing well after the initial freaking but this summer was so chaotic, I fell off the diet and care wagons. I am trying to get back into a routine.

Test of Firefox

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 10:30pm 2 Comments

This is a test to see if I can post here, too.

Why the hypos?

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 11:56pm 5 Comments

I have a question. Or two.

I was officially diagnosed with pre-diabetes in Jan this year. I've heard the "you're insulin resistant" and "you're glucose intolerant" for a while now but the docs never seemed to be concerned so neither was I. I researched it once but didn't find much. I have other disabilities that demanded more attention. And I've always felt that diabetes was going to happen no matter what I did. My great-grandfather, grandmother, mother, aunt, and both brothers… Continue

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At 11:04am on August 2, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paula.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 4:57am on August 2, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,PaulaO. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 1:15am on August 2, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, PaulaO!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day
At 3:40pm on August 2, 2010, Robyn said…
Happy Birthday!
At 10:59am on August 2, 2010, Linda G said…
Best Wishes on your Special Day Paula....

At 8:58am on August 2, 2010, Doris D said…
At 12:40pm on March 25, 2010, Domo! said…
hello! i don't even know where i found the pic. But i love it and why not share something cute and funny :)
At 7:01pm on March 10, 2010, shirley bloyd said…
my dog chloe is a diabets alert dog i trained her my self.
At 12:09pm on February 14, 2010, PaulaO said…
The dog is Mike. He's 1.5yrs and is a Rottweiler/German Shepherd mix. I was holding his attention for the photo by having a piece of apple on my knee. He loves fruit! Mike is my service dog in training. He has his own website:

We also have Joella, 9yr Rottie who is my retired SD; PopCorn, 11+ yr old Foxhound; and Sam, 3 yr old Catahoula (mix?). Then there's Sass and Annie, the cats.
At 8:34am on February 14, 2010, Marie B said…
glad you had a good meeting with the RD. that dog is perfectly adorable! I'd love to see the rest of your family too!



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