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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerri Jan 5, 2010. 2 Replies

Night lows!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Sep 23, 2013. 85 Replies

Funny diabetes

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Community, support, education about diabetes.
Date diagnosed
December 11, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.2 (coming down!)
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Minimed 722

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At 1:28pm on September 11, 2013, shoshana27 said…

nice to meet you, sloane.welcome to tudiabetes.

At 9:44am on October 24, 2012, Marie B said…

Hi Sloane, I just wanted to stop by to see if you've done your Big Blue Test Today. Dont' forget that every time you log a Big Blue Test $5 is donated to diabetes charities that are providing life-saving supplies and services.

If you haven't yet, go log a Big Blue Test at If you have, do another!

At 3:55am on September 21, 2012, Marie B said…

Sloane, how are you doing? I'm sure you're really busy. one of your photos was recently featured, the "comparison" one. yikes!

At 5:58am on August 20, 2011, amy mercer said…
Thanks Sloan! I'm so glad you like it :) And thank you for all your help.
At 4:07pm on July 4, 2011, Linda G said…
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 7:13am on July 4, 2011, Marie B said…
Sloane, Happy Birthday! Cool your birthday is July4th. What are you up to this summer?
At 4:58am on July 4, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Sloane. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 2:53am on July 4, 2011, Miss Miss said…
Happy birthday. Hope you have a good one.
At 7:51pm on April 26, 2011, Logan said…
hi sloane! well, i'm logan and i'm 18..haha i was diagnosed just 5 days after my 18th that was a bit of a bummer. but i'm doing pretty good these days! better than i ever thought i'd be this soon afterward. still getting adjusted and stuff and hating the strict(ish) diet the hospital has me on...cause all i ever did was eat. it sucks going 18 years eating whenever i wanted, and now i just can't do that. my friends are accepting but they don't completely understand, and all we ever do is eat together. so it's rough hanging out with them sometimes, but i'm slowly learning. :)
At 1:41pm on April 21, 2011, Marie B said…
Sloane, someone else here broke their insulin bottle and a person who works for Sanofi said to call them (they make Lantus) - here's the blog

I know Novolog is a diff manufacturer, but maybe they do the same thing.

love your wallpaper on your page!

Latest Activity

Zoe replied to Sloane's discussion 'Night lows!'
"Glad to hear you are becoming more aware of your lows. I would still recommend a glucogon shot instead of trying to feed you things when you are semi conscious. (This info is for anyone not just you)"
Sep 23, 2013
Wyche replied to Sloane's discussion 'Night lows!'
"Not literally cram it down my throat. If I was completely unaware of any thing that happened prior to "coming to" then I would presume that I was extremely out of it. At that time in my life I had just started to experience severe lows…"
Sep 23, 2013
Zoe replied to Sloane's discussion 'Night lows!'
"He was able to cram a 20 oz Coke and some cookies down my throat and I finally "woke" up. Not sure how literally you mean this and what state of consciousness you were in, but it's never a good idea to "cram" anything down…"
Sep 22, 2013
Wyche replied to Sloane's discussion 'Night lows!'
"My sister and I both have T1. I was diagnosed at the age of 2 in 1958 and my sister at the age of 4 (actually on her 4th birthday) in 1962. I started a pump about 6 years ago and tried the CGM (insurance didn't cover then cause they were too…"
Sep 17, 2013
Wyche replied to Sloane's discussion 'Night lows!'
"If my husband had not been home one Saturday morning when I was,apparently, very low I would either be in a nursing home in a vegetative state or dead. About 6 years ago after having major issues with hypoglycemic episodes that I could not feel…"
Sep 17, 2013
Valerie replied to Sloane's discussion 'Night lows!'
"I think that there is a difference between being aware of a risk, and having fear of a risk grip you. It seems you are aware of the risk that low blood sugars may occur, and you have experienced coming up from one. It's amazing how moms can…"
Sep 16, 2013
Donna H replied to Sloane's discussion 'Night lows!'
"My lows wake me up but this fact did not stop me from being extremely neurotic about traveling alone on business -- something I do almost weekly. I used to intentionally run myself high before bed out of fear of lows. Finally I got a CGM - it has…"
Sep 15, 2013
Christiana commented on Sloane's blog post 'Escape'
"I can completely relate. I am a Theatre major and I don't have stage anxiety at all, just the ongoing anxiety of my blood sugar dropping too low or rising too high during a performance or audition. It sucks because, I know I could perform and…"
Sep 14, 2013

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Posted on September 11, 2013 at 7:00am 3 Comments

My endocrinologist recently remarked that it's ironic that I'm on medication for anxiety while I spend large portion of my life on a stage, as a performing musician. As if, for anyone, a performance automatically induces anxiety. As if it couldn't do something for me. As if it couldn't numb me while simultaneously ripping me open and letting me out.

I could succumb to diabetes and be a mindless pincushion of needles and fingers dripping blood and infected pump sites dotted on my legs…


Happy 2 years, Diabetes!

Posted on December 21, 2010 at 8:00pm 4 Comments

On Saturday December 11, I quietly celebrated my 2nd anniversary with diabetes.

I can honestly say that through all the lows and the highs, the broken QuickSets and malfunctioning insulin pumps, the nights where I couldn't sleep because of my fear of going low, the evil pump sites that suck blood and more, it's worth it. The people I've met, the outlook I have on life and the experiences I've had are all because of diabetes. Sure, sometimes it's hard to see it that way, when…


Another doctor, a new prefix.

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 3:59pm 4 Comments

Tomorrow is yet another doctor appointment, another drive into Children's Hospital, another day spent mostly in the waiting room.

On Monday, it was the endocrinologist. A1C 7.2, coming down, exactly as I wasn't expecting. :)

Two weeks ago, it was the general pediatrician.

And three weeks before that, it was the minute clinic for the infected site. (These two didn't include a trip to…

Prison of Needles- Diabetes Art Day

Posted on August 31, 2010 at 8:27pm 3 Comments

Kind of gory. Kind of cool.

Really fun to make. :)

This is fake blood- it's the control solution for glucose meters. I've always wondered why it came in red. So, of course it ended up in this project.…


The TuDiabetes Family

Posted on March 29, 2010 at 3:00pm 35 Comments

I wrote this for school, but it didn't really work for the assignment, but I liked it enough... so here it is, with some changes! :)…




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