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Manny Hernandez left a comment for catlover
"AH! And thanks for the kind birthday wishes. :)"
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Manny Hernandez left a comment for catlover
"Amiga, I heard from Jim about our upcoming move! Congratulations!! As for the donation of meters, etc. I recommend sending them to these folks: http://www.ifl-usa.org/what-we-need.html BIG HUG!!"
yesterday
catlover commented on Stemwinder (Gary)'s blog post 'When will this all end'
"Gary-Sorry to hear about all of your troubles. I do understand as had a really rotten year in 2013. Things will get better, just try to keep a positive attitude. I am still recovering from my ordeal last year. Having Diabetes seems like a walk in…"
yesterday
catlover left a comment for lotsofshots
"Ellen-Hope you are feeling better. I saw on Cathy's page that you weren't feeling too good. Today is such a beautiful day, cool and sunny almost like Sept. It makes me feel better. I wanted to ask you if you use syringes ? I don't…"
yesterday
catlover left a comment for Manny Hernandez
"Hi Manny-I hope this note finds you and your family well. Before I go on, I want to wish you a belated Happy Birthday. Thing have been quite crazy for Jim and I the past few months. We are moving to a Retirement community on August 5., it is quickly…"
Sunday
Cathy left a comment for catlover
"Susan, I am so very sorry to hear about your time with the ER. I certainly hope you are doing well now. Again, I am very sorry to hear about your cat. I bet she was stressed out over the move. Cats don't like their environments changed. I…"
Saturday
lotsofshots left a comment for catlover
"Hi Cat, I think my little new computer is going crazy today. For the last few days every time I wrote a comment it would shut down. This morning it turned off and then on and started to reprogram itself. Now it is done I had no passwords saved and…"
Saturday
catlover left a comment for Cathy
"Cathy-I was sorry to see on Ellen's page that you were in the hospital. I spent Wed. afternoon and evening in the ER. I was Dx with PAC (premature atrial contractions.) Fortunately, it is not serious and needs no meds. Our move is August 5 and…"
Saturday
catlover left a comment for lotsofshots
"Hi Ellen-I had a little excitement on Wed. I went to my PCP for a check-up and he did an EKG. He said it was abnormal and sent me to a local hospital by ambulance. I felt fine and hated the ride. At the ER they took blood and did about 5 more…"
Saturday
catlover left a comment for lotsofshots
"Ellen-What a lively surprise ! I love the ducks ( I think they are ducks ?) You shouldn't have, but I am glad you did. I will hang them in the new apt. Did you make them ? Things are moving along. Jim was able to bring over many packed boxes…"
Jul 23
lotsofshots left a comment for catlover
"Hi Cat, Did you know that you are the only Catlover here? I just looked you up on the Members list. How are things going with you? I hope that I don't have to worry that you are getting sick these last few days. I hope that you get over to the…"
Jul 21
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Jul 19
lotsofshots left a comment for catlover
"Dear Cat, I am so sorry that your friend passed away. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and Jim. I hope that you can get your bgs under control. I hope that you are not too busy with the moving. You are almost done. "
Jul 18
catlover left a comment for lotsofshots
"Hi Ellen-Thanks for all of your messages. It has been crazy here the past few days. Our good friend and attorney, only 66 yo, passed away. He was a great guy and will be missed very much. The funeral was yesterday. It was quite sad. He had leukemia.…"
Jul 17
lotsofshots left a comment for catlover
"Hi Cat, I went to the VA today. I saw a NP. Two weeks from now I see a real Dr. I am supposed to get an MRI of my liver to see what kind of tumor I have there. It is about the size of a thumb. I got a chance to go to the pool today and the sun was…"
Jul 16
lotsofshots left a comment for catlover
"Here is the escape artist. Guilty as charged out in the garden this morning."
Jul 16

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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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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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A special lunch with a special guy

Posted on July 24, 2011 at 12:37pm 3 Comments

I just returned from a trip to California, primarily to visit with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. My husband and I try to get there at least 2 times a year. This time in addition to the family, my husband, Jim and I also had the opportunity to have lunch with Manny Hernandez. For those of you who do not know, Manny is the founder and "fearless" leader of the Diabetes

Hand Foundation, of which TuDiabetes is the social network we all belong to. The DHF office is in Berkeley and Jim… Continue

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At 9:37am on July 29, 2014, Manny Hernandez said…

AH! And thanks for the kind birthday wishes. :)

At 9:37am on July 29, 2014, Manny Hernandez said…

Amiga,
I heard from Jim about our upcoming move! Congratulations!!

As for the donation of meters, etc. I recommend sending them to these folks:
http://www.ifl-usa.org/what-we-need.html

BIG HUG!!

At 11:39am on July 26, 2014, Cathy said…

Susan,
I am so very sorry to hear about your time with the ER. I certainly hope you are doing well now.
Again, I am very sorry to hear about your cat. I bet she was stressed out over the move. Cats don't like their environments changed. I certainly hope she is in a no kill situation and she gets adopted out to a one cat family of her own. Will the shelter let you know?
It was hard on me to be in the Hospital and I almost lost faith there for awhile. They would solve one issue and another would crop up. I ended with a Blood Pressure of 320. All is better now and I am home and well. I think I found the culprit this time, a longstanding med I've taken daily for years. I have eliminated it now.

Cathy

At 8:28am on July 26, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, I think my little new computer is going crazy today. For the last few days every time I wrote a comment it would shut down. This morning it turned off and then on and started to reprogram itself. Now it is done I had no passwords saved and had to redo them all. I hope the problem is over.
It sounds like you have had some more medical excitement. I am glad that it turned out being nothing serious. I have had lots of abnormal EKGS but they just redo them until they are normal! I hope that all you went through was not just to make some insurance money. At least you are okay. Maybe it is the reason you have been feeling tired.
My garden is going well. The parsley that was eaten by someone or something has grown back. We have tomatoes and the zuchinni has some serious orange flowers on it.
This morning it was all cloudy and now the sky is blue. I think I will head on down to the pool for a while since it is the perfect day for it. I don't know if I can talk Chris into it. We are having cooler weather. It is so much more comfortable. I am glad that you are getting down to the end in packing. It is already August. It will be nice to spend Autumn in the new place getting to know it. Do you have any space to garden or to watch birds and set up a bird feeder. I bet you are getting excited.
I finally got my insulin and other medication. What a mess. I hate running into problems like that with medical stuff. It is so stressful. At least we are alive and breathing one more day! I don't like to stress about health. It just makes it worse. Soon you can settle in and set things up in the new place and health will be a lot easier. You can get a routine, set some goals and get exercise in more often and more regularly. It is hard to watch BGs when you are all confused by an environment that you can't control. You are going through many changes but this is only temporary.
I really should do some cleaning but it is so nice out the pool is calling. Ellen

At 11:40am on July 21, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, Did you know that you are the only Catlover here? I just looked you up on the Members list. How are things going with you? I hope that I don't have to worry that you are getting sick these last few days. I hope that you get over to the new place with now snags and that your stuff gets packed and moved without any breakage.
I have been busy going to doctors and therapists this coming week. This is stressful seeing all new people but the lady who saw me today was really nice.
I am trying to clean up around here but it is not easy with the neuropathy and the pain. I am organizing my paperwork now. I had a little snafu in the garden. Somebody or something ate my parsley in the pot. Ammi looks guilty but I don't want to blame him if it was a bird. It is like a lawnmower hit the pot. How is Zorro doing, and Jim?

At 7:05am on July 20, 2014, Linda G said…

Cat....how are you? Sorry for the delay in replying. The downsizing move
is a bittersweet one. 44 years in one home....many memories. You don't realize how much you've accumulated, it just slowly builds up!
Len and I will likely soon be thinking of downsizing too....don't want to, but might have to. Len is retired....when I retire in 4 years, it would be more affordable. Are you able to have your son take some treasures to their home? Hope you're getting better day by day ♥
Baskets of hugs....linda

At 2:58pm on July 19, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 6:33am on July 18, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Dear Cat, I am so sorry that your friend passed away. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and Jim. I hope that you can get your bgs under control. I hope that you are not too busy with the moving. You are almost done.

At 3:30pm on July 16, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Cat, I went to the VA today. I saw a NP. Two weeks from now I see a real Dr. I am supposed to get an MRI of my liver to see what kind of tumor I have there. It is about the size of a thumb.
I got a chance to go to the pool today and the sun was out. It was nice. The pool really calms me down. How is the moving going? Ellen

At 6:50am on July 16, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Here is the escape artist. Guilty as charged out in the garden this morning.

 
 
 

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