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Stress commented on Stress's blog post 'Cataract Surgery'
"Just a quick update - had my left eye done with no complications and I can see again 20-25!! Now my wife wants me to get my hearing fixed...what?"
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Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
Get better control of my D
Date diagnosed
September 18, 1982
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.5, July 31, 2014; 6.4 Nov. 3, 2014; 6.7 Jan. 25
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?

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Cataract Surgery

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:40am 4 Comments

I had cataract surgery on my right eye last Thursday. My doctor had been telling me for 10 years that I had cataracts but they were not bad enough to operate. Well my time was up and now I wish I had done it sooner! My vision in my right eye is so much clearer it is like night and day compared to my left eye (surgery in January for that one). Now when I close my right eye and look through the left, it is like looking through a 1972 headlight that is clouded over. I can't wait for 2 good eyes…


Weight Shift

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:56am 0 Comments

I had my quarterly Endo visit this week and overall everything went very well (latest A1C = 6.2). I had written down a couple of questions for her and one was concerning my weight gain over the past few months and why my pants don't button so easy anymore. She proceeded to tell me that my weight has not changed at all in the past 4 years! She said that my weight has "shifted"! I hate when that happens. So I guess it's back to planking and situps to un-shift it!

Ways to Lower Blood Sugar!!

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 5:53am 4 Comments

A new study published in the American Journal of Medicine has revealed a potential benefit from the use of cannabis. The article, entitled “The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among U.S. Adults,” investigated the blood sugar-related effects of cannabis use among participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2005 to 2010.

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Optimist or Pessimist?

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

When it comes to bolusing are you a pessimist or an optimist? I think that for the first year on the pump I’ve been a pessimist because if I wasn’t quite sure of the carbs in a food then I would bolus less than I should have. I recently went to my endo and she yelled at me to bolus-bolus-bolus for all food that I intake!! Since then my numbers have been better especially when I go out to eat or somewhere else where I’m not quite sure how the food was made. I’ve learned that I must bolus a…


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At 10:43am on February 18, 2015, doglover said…

Hi Stress. Thanks so much for the welcome! So glad to have found this site. It's nice to have a place to go to be able to talk with others who understand, and not to feel so alone in this.

At 5:40pm on October 24, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Stress congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

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At 1:39pm on July 3, 2014, Tommi said…

Thank you for the welcome!!!

At 8:25am on March 3, 2014, Mandy said…
thanks so much stress for the greeting!
At 9:11am on December 13, 2013, Jen86 said…
Thanks for the welcome Stress! Much appreciated!
At 7:41am on November 14, 2013, Kyleena Newell said…

Hi! I actually applied for the Omni pod a couple of weeks ago! after 2 days I got the pump and everything! This Monday I get it set up to practice! and a week after that I actually get the insulin! I am super excited! Especially the way that it is so easy and soo compatible with my life style!I can't wait to get it actually set up! Taking shots 4 times a day and sometimes forgetting is not good and I am ready for a change!

At 9:08pm on June 20, 2013, Traci said…

Thank you for the warm welcome Stress.

At 10:55am on May 9, 2013, Pammie said…

Hi - don't have mine yet, but have been to the hospital today to start the education process. Hospital are still awaiting funding approval - luckily in the UK we don't have to buy medications for diabetes. I am really keen to just get on with it now!! Any negatives?

At 1:37pm on May 3, 2013, Marie B said…

hey just stopping by for a hi and hello.




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