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"I was gone for a long time too, just got back on myself. Whenever I try something new like going to DC, I get sick. It is the addition of things that pile up. I have been fixing up the house and cooking for fun lately. We are supposed to get a big…"
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"Hi Ellen-I haven't been on too much lately. Still not feeling too well. My meds aren't working like they should. I guess that is just the way it will be. How are all of your pets doing ? I hope you haven't tsken on too much with 3…"
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"Hi Cat, How is the New Year treating you? Do you have cold weather yet? We have had some and a couple times it snowed and melted. I am not used to the cold weather. I have to walk from the parking lot at the hospital and the wind is really chilly. I…"
Jan 17
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"Hi Cat, I am sorry that you are not feeling a bit better. Maybe the move took more out of you than you believed. I know that happens to me. Just having a friend spend the night did me in and I was sick the next day. I was tempted to get another…"
Jan 15
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"Susan, it still isn't as cold here as you are. The lowest has been 18 last night. I'm staying warm if I can. Cathy"
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"What a BEAUTIFUL photo Cat....you look great!"
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"Cathy-How is 2015 treating you so far? I am about the same. Still having problems walking. My BG numbers have been OK, fortunately. Here it was really cold this past week. Friday morning it was 8 and today 16. I just stay inside when it is that…"
Jan 10
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"Hi Ellen, How are you doing so far in 2015 ? I am basically the same, still having trouble walking. Sometimes my feet feel like they are frozen to the floor. I passed on a new med my neuro. wanted me to try when I read all of the literature and saw…"
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"hi cat, I saw this picture today for the first time, don't know how I missed it last year. You and Jim look great, dig the crazy tie!"
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Marie B left a comment for catlover
"Hi cat, yes we are in for a change this year. the new platform will be launched in april, emily tells me we are going to have the admins and some of our geekier members try it first. I don't know what will be different exactly, but I have been…"
Jan 3
catlover left a comment for Joanne
"Joanne-Thanks for the complement on the picture. It is actually a year old. I unfortunately don't think I look quite that good this year. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. I will try to stay in touch this year. Cat"
Jan 1
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"Marie I hope 2015 is a better year for you and Ed than 2014. I am wishing for good health for all the members of TuD. I hope I will feel good enough to spend more time on the site. It certainly has grown this year, it is mentioned frequently in…"
Jan 1
catlover left a comment for lotsofshots
"Ellen-Glad to see you back on TuD. I hope you stay away from hospitals this year. Happy New Year to you, Chris and the furry ones. Hopefully 2015 will be better for you and me than 2014. We went over a friends' house for the Eve. Back home…"
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
to meet other diabetics and give support
Date diagnosed
February 26, 1999
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.7 July 2011 ; 6.3 Dec 2011; 6.9% Nov.2012; 6.3 Nov.2013; March 2014 6.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
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Again a sad ending

Posted on December 25, 2014 at 9:24am 2 Comments

It has been a little over 2 years since my last blog. I feel compelled to write again to tell the sad tale of another friend and former neighbor who succumbed to diabetic complications. John passed away last night ( Christmas Eve)after suffering quite a few years with Diabetes. He was in denial for the entire time after his diagnosis about 8 years ago. He would brag that he could eat anything he wanted according to his doctor. His BG was OK at 200. My husband, a non-diabetic, would suggest…

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Hard to say Goodbye

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 9:31am 7 Comments

This past weekend was a sad time around our house. A very good friend of Jim and myself passed away on Saturday from uncontrolled Diabetes. Everyone who knew Stan, constantly was telling him to lose weight and watch his Blood Glucose. He was a type 2 diabetic for about 15 years. He used every excuse in the book to continue his poor eating choices. Which led to an amputated toe, triple by-pass surgery and kidney dialysis. His wife nagged, cajoled, begged and prayed for him to take care of…

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Adventures in Hospitalland -Part 2

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 8:44am 5 Comments

While I was in the ER, medical personnel asked me many questions about the meds I took for my maladies. One of these people was a hospitalist ( a doc who works at a hospital, but has no outside practice.) When discussing insulin, she said I would be put on a sliding scale. I said NO I WON"T, the sliding scale is out-dated and an old way of dosing insulin. She looked at me confused and said how do you dose your insulin ? I said I count my carbs and dose according to how much food I will be…

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Adventures in Hospitalland

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 12:39pm 7 Comments

Some of you may know that I was in the hospital last week for a case of cellulitis. I came home on Friday and am recovering. As we all know, hospitals are not good places for diabetics. My husband took me to the ER ( which my PCP doctor said to do.) Suspecting that I would be admitted for treatment of IV antibiotics, I took along with me my meter and my insulin vial and syringe. In the ER they confirmed that I had cellulitis and, yes I would be admitted. I told every medical professional…

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At 4:32am on January 26, 2015, lotsofshots said…

I was gone for a long time too, just got back on myself. Whenever I try something new like going to DC, I get sick. It is the addition of things that pile up. I have been fixing up the house and cooking for fun lately.
We are supposed to get a big storm tonight. It is raining right now and very blustery. I don't want to go but I have the Endo appointment so I must. I am going to miss a class because I can't get moving. Do you take Neurontin. It helps with sleep. I have been taking it only at night and I do sleep through. I wake up so stiff. A shower usually helps. How is the new place. Are you getting used to all the things available in the area.
I don't know what is going to happen here but it is going to happen. I bet we will get used to it after a while. As long as my friends are here that is all that matters. If you totally hate it you can join Facebook. Many are there already. I think this site-you will be able use it. Admin will help you if you get stuck.

At 4:33am on January 17, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, How is the New Year treating you? Do you have cold weather yet? We have had some and a couple times it snowed and melted. I am not used to the cold weather. I have to walk from the parking lot at the hospital and the wind is really chilly. I have to find gloves. I lost them but I know they are here somewhere in the house.
How is the new home? Are you enjoying it. It sounds like your cat has found a nice spot by the window. I hope you consider that the move might have set you back some health wise. I am sorry that your PD is not under control, but I am kind of glad that you are not taking that new medication. I hope you feel better.
I went to the shelter for fun. I should never do that because I ended up seeing a cat that looked just like Zen only a boy and I ended up getting it. Now it is under the bed and has been except when it was hiding behind the commode. Zen is livid with jealously and Ammi is hanging by the bed and doesn't know what to think. Zen must smell him because he hasn't come out, though he did go in the bathroom last night. I never heard Zen growl so deep before. She is mad. At first she wouldn't come near me, now she is sitting on the bed by me. When I put the food and water under the bed of course she had to go eat some. I haven't heard anything but squeaks from Zachary, that is the name that I gave him, Zach and Zen.
I have three days off so I am going to clean the house which is looking pretty good. I am working on my room and the kitchen and two of the bathrooms and the laundry. I always get behind when I am out of the house during the day. The diabetes does me in. Yesterday after the hospital I took a nap at 200 PM and slept until 600 AM and I woke up feeling sore and sick. Once I made coffee and walked around I felt good. I miss you. Ellen

At 5:56pm on January 15, 2015, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, I am sorry that you are not feeling a bit better. Maybe the move took more out of you than you believed. I know that happens to me. Just having a friend spend the night did me in and I was sick the next day.
I was tempted to get another cat. It is a boy and it looks just like Zen. Right now he is hiding behind the commode, so I put some towels over it and some on the floor. Zen has been growling and pitching a fit, and she is hissing at her new toy. She knows that something is up. I hope they get along. Of course Amadeus has his nose in the pie. He is coming in every few minutes to check out the situation. I will be gone all day tomorrow so hopefully friends will be made. The cats will stay upstairs. Zach lets me pet him and has his face out, but that is about it.
I am home with the flu now hoping to be better tomorrow and go into DC.
I don't want anymore pills either. I think sometimes they just aren't worth it. It is cold for us, 30 degrees and damp. I think it is going to get warmer and I am happy about that.
I hope you feel better. I know what you mean about the feet sticking to the floor. I run out of gas so easy I can't do the simplest things like roll over. I am really pushing the limit going to DC. I was going five days. I might try three until I feel better. They are leaving the liver alone for now but when they were doing imaging they found some problems in my neck that are messing up my hands. I hope therapy will help, no more surgery if I can help it.

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At 5:27pm on January 11, 2015, Cathy said…

Susan,
it still isn't as cold here as you are. The lowest has been 18 last night. I'm staying warm if I can.
Cathy

At 6:51am on January 3, 2015, Marie B said…

Hi cat, yes we are in for a change this year. the new platform will be launched in april, emily tells me we are going to have the admins and some of our geekier members try it first. I don't know what will be different exactly, but I have been fooling around with what will be the "discussion forum" part of the site, and I must say, it is very very cool. the discussions won't have pages, you just keep scrolling down as people add to it, and it gets updated automatically (you don't have to refresh when new comments are added). any member can instantly flag a post as being inappropriate, etc. and the search function is really awesome. I think once we all get used to using it, itis going to be amazing. much more modern. there will be plenty of time to save things that need saving, I've been told. there will also be how-to videos and training (probably like in a live videos?). another cool feature is the mobile app - you'll be able to participate from your smart phone! right now I'm trying to learn some about it by looking at other communities that use it. I have complete trust in Manny that this will be a real improvement. it's fun to learn new things!

hope your neww year's a better one too.

At 1:38pm on January 1, 2015, lotsofshots said…
At 5:22pm on December 30, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 3:43pm on December 29, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Ahh, I did spend Christmas in the VA hospital. Got some cool flannel PJs and a nice flannel throw, not a bad deal. Ellen.

At 9:10am on December 25, 2014, Marie B said…

hi cat, well we saw the sun briefly this morning. it's been days and days of grey skies, rain and gloom. today we are going over to a neighbor's house, he works with Ed at the Ford dealer. It should be a lot of fun. no family this year. ed's brother and his wife went in to NYC. the rest are too far away. my sister went to Florida. I don't mind, really. ed has to work tomorrow anyway. Blessings to you also.

 
 
 

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