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Felicia liked Katrina's discussion Best Sweeney Memory
Jul 18, 2012
Samantha Jillery Ingram replied to Katrina's discussion 'Complications'
"I totaly understand about the food problem. I weigh 115 lbs. EVERYBODY makes me eat/////// they dont know how sick it makes me. I've also had diarhea for 3 years, I had lasic eye sugery (because I was blind) I have to wear…"
Feb 17, 2010
Samantha Jillery Ingram replied to Katrina's discussion 'Complications'
"Hey girl. You have not had diabetes long enuff to have problems. I have had it for 34 years. I am 34 years old. My A1C level was 31....... Ppl tell me you shouldnt drink alcohol / your a die-a-betic. Well they dont know how the alcohol relieves my…"
Feb 17, 2010
Katrina replied to rainbowgoddess's discussion 'Things we do when we're low'
"OMG - I do that too! And I feel so counter-productive just staring at my screen, but I have to sit a minute before I can actually THINK again."
Sep 3, 2009
John commented on Katrina's blog post 'Baby, I'm BACK!'
"Welcome Back : )"
Sep 3, 2009
Katrina replied to rainbowgoddess's discussion 'Things we do when we're low'
"My husband can always tell when I am low in the middle of the night - the kitchen is a mess. Usually there is juice spilled on the counter. The peanut butter (WHY I crave it when I'm low, I have NO idea) jar is usually on the counter with the…"
Sep 3, 2009
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Baby, I'm BACK!

Wow. What a treat I've been missing by not logging into TuDiabetes like I use to!I go away for a few months and BAM - the site looks all different, there are more members...Well, I've been neglectful of our relationship, but I promise I will do better. Now, more than ever - I need you TuDiabetes.com. There are diabetes walks to embark upon and funds to raise (shameless plug http://walk.jdrf.org/ type in my name, Katrina McNair and DONATE - please and thank you!) forums to post on and friends to…See More
Sep 3, 2009
Kenneth Kellner replied to Katrina's discussion 'Fast Food Joints'
"I'm a little late on this topic (new to this site). Do you find subways carb counts to be waaaaay off? I am usually bolusing 3 times the amount listed. I think they sprinkle it with hidden carbs... I don't get it?? Anyone else notice this?"
Jul 23, 2009

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What's up all? Glad you stopped by. Little about me:

Married, no kids, cute Boston Terrier named Charlie. English major in college, work in publishing now. Been diabetic over 20 years and still learning everyday.

I'm very sarcastic and have a good sense of humor and love to meet new people. So...now that you've read about me - leave a comment and say hi!

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Baby, I'm BACK!

Posted on September 3, 2009 at 3:48am 1 Comment

Wow. What a treat I've been missing by not logging into TuDiabetes like I use to!

I go away for a few months and BAM - the site looks all different, there are more members...

Well, I've been neglectful of our relationship, but I promise I will do better. Now, more than ever - I need you TuDiabetes.com. There are diabetes walks to embark upon and funds to raise (shameless plug http://walk.jdrf.org/ type in my name, Katrina McNair and DONATE - please and thank you!)… Continue

Recommit. Again. For real. This time. One day at a time, girl.

Posted on February 6, 2008 at 12:26pm 4 Comments

Ok. My endo fussed at me a little on my last appointment.

"Katrina, you have to test more. I can't see any patterns."

Ok, doc, I got you. Will do. Asap.

So, for the past 3 days, I've tested no less than 8 times each day - running through my strips like water. I've written down every bolus and every carb that I've eaten. Except for the soup I had the other day - soup doesn't have enough carbs for me to count, as far as I'm concerned. Right? I mean, it was…


7.8 - I'm on my way.

Posted on September 6, 2007 at 12:37pm 6 Comments

Ok. I saw my endo yesterday and to say that I am not filled with dread when I do this - well, that would be a complete lie. I think I have the best endo in the world - he actually talks to me and is encouraging and often, my doctor visits last about 30 minutes, when before, I was out in about 15 minutes or so with my other doctor. (Anyone in the Dallas area - Jonathan Leffert is the best endo in the world)!

But, I digress. I got my A1C done on Tuesday, the day before my appointment.…


Panic is stalking me

Posted on August 23, 2007 at 10:16am 5 Comments

Ok, some of you know that I have suffered consequences ( I meant to type complications, but consequences came out - hmm....) of my diabetes. I think I am finally beginning to panic.

I've had blood vessels in my eye rupture and ended up with the little "floaters" and "spots" in my eye. Floaters and spots - sounds so cute when in reality, this is BLOOD that is floating around in my line of vision.

Ok, so I had some laser…


Would You Give It Up?

Posted on August 12, 2007 at 4:20am 5 Comments

I've heard this question numerious times. "If you could get rid of your diabetes, would you?"

I've dreamed of a day that I wouldn't have to take shots, test all day, not worry about what I eat or drink, not worry about complications. Hopefully, someday this will happen - I feel we are close and it's almost an unbearable wait.

And people say, diabetes does not define you - you have a disease - it does NOT have you - you all know the routine. But, as I ponder the "what ifs" of a…


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At 11:48am on January 25, 2011, Doris D said…
At 2:24pm on January 25, 2010, Lois said…
Hope you are having a grand day today. Also wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

At 7:16pm on May 6, 2009, Carrie J said…
I'm not in the Animas group so I couldn't reply to your question there. I check that group since I'm probably going with Animas in the new year.

A lot of insurance companies consider the pump & necessities Durable Medical Equipment while strips & insulin would be covered under prescriptions, annoying, but that's the way it is.

While you do have a deductible, call and ask what your out of pocket maximum for DME is and ask if your deductible goes towards that amount. That deductible and/or the 20% you have to pay may be capped at $1000 or another amount, and ask them what your coverage would be once you meet your out of pocket.

Also, ask them if you have 4th quarter carry-over. Some companies offer to carry over any deductible you met in October, November & December into the next year so if you wait until the fall you may be good for next year too.
At 2:45pm on April 16, 2009, Jilz said…
hey katrina!
At 11:51am on January 25, 2009, Senna arshad said…
Happy Birthday
At 9:10am on January 25, 2009, tracy said…
Katrina - Happy Birthday!!!
At 4:46am on January 25, 2009, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Happy Birthday to you my dear.Have a wonderful wife.
At 3:13pm on October 10, 2008, Andy Barnes said…
Hi Kantrina, Glad to see there are more of us in the Dallas Area. I used to see Dr. Leffert years ago. At the time I was not taking very good care of myself, and he looked at me amd said if you can't do what I csay I can't help you. At the time I was running A1Cs around 10. ended up at a GP and did better got A1Cs in mid 7s. I am now on the pump and now have A1Cs running in the mid 6s. Now that I am on the pump I feel I am taking an active part at controling my diabetes anstead of just observing it.
How do you like the Pump?
At 10:54am on August 27, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Welcome back Katrina
At 3:15pm on July 10, 2008, Melissa Lee said…
Hey, Katrina! Saw your post about "insurance marriage." :) Good to know there are more of us out there! I'm a Type I since 1990 and in the Dallas area. I'm heartbroken to hear about your between-insurance crap you're dealing with at the moment. I wish you the best of luck.

I have a blog on blogspot. It's mostly just diabetic-friendly musings, poetry, and making fun of myself so far. Just started it when I joined tudiabetes. Nice to know you!



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