Which came first the chicken or the egg or maybe a better question. Which comes first insulin resistance or excess weight. Does weight cause IR or does IR cause weight.As far as I know the jury is…Continue
Hello All, This is my first summer with my pump and I am worried about the insulin in my pump. My work is in the heat and in Tennessee summer days usually the hi the mid to high nineties, heck during…Continue
This has not been a banner year for me so far. It started in January with a trip to my PCP for bad neck and shoulder pain. It wasn't long before I ended up in surgery for a rupture cervical disc and soon after that shoulder surgery for a damaged rotator cuff, damaged cartridge and a case of frozen shoulder. I was just released by the shoulder doctor last Wednesday. During this time I was also diagnosed with Meniere's Disease.
Like I said I was released by the orthopedic doctor on…Continue
Today is the day, December 21st, the day that I inserted my first infusion set. It was an exciting and nervous day. I walked out of my Endo's office where I had met with my trainer free of the 5 injections a day that I had become accustomed, I was hooked up to my new Medtronic Paradigm 723 pump.
My first couple of weeks were a little bit trying, I had "No Delivery" alarms with my second, fourth and fifth infusion sets. It seems that Medtronic did not believe me when I told them that I…Continue
We have all heard the saying? Don’t judge someone till you have walked a mile in their shoes. The same can be said about diabetic types, don’t judge a type until you have lived their D.
We all believe that believe that no one can understand but another D, another T1, another T2. But what about the T3’s or to be more precise a T3 parent who can understand what it is like for them, who can walk in their shoes. Don’t they make every step that their child makes, don’t they live the D life…Continue
Sometimes it disturbs me when I see members who feel they have failed. It disturbs me because there is no failure in diabetes; failure only comes when we give up. As long as we strive to do what is necessary we have not failed.
Some Type 2s feel that to go on insulin will be a failure, but it’s not a failure it’s an escalation of the battle. I am a long term Type 2 who is fully insulin dependent, in the minds of some I am a failure because I have to take insulin, I beg to differ. I was…