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Diabetes versus Drug Complications

For the first time in thirty six years diabetes was not the first thing on my mind - here's why.I remember the date and time as if it were yesterday. It was May 17, 2013 at approximately 9:15 a.m. I was working out with my personal trainer. The exercise was new. After two repetitions I knew something wasn’t right. That was the day my lower back went out of whack! From that day on my body went through a domino effect -- I experienced pain like never before. My blood sugars were out of control!…See More
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RogerAlyn commented on diabeticmaven's blog post 'Halloween versus Diabetes by Susan Sussman'
"I totally agree with you too. As if kids need a whole bag of candy these days! We used to have kids in our neighborhood come around the day after Halloween and "Trick or Treat for leftovers"!"
Oct 22, 2013
Jessica_Strickland commented on diabeticmaven's blog post 'Halloween versus Diabetes by Susan Sussman'
"I always dreaded Halloween growing up, my parents would let me go trick or treating but I never got to eat the candle like the rest of the kids my age did. And it was a pain to go through all the parties at school and watch all the kids eat the…"
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Kathy commented on diabeticmaven's blog post 'Halloween versus Diabetes by Susan Sussman'
"The Dollar Store has great candy. I get so few kids that I can afford to give stuff like yo-yo's, sugarless gum, animal crackers, pre-packaged rice krispie bars and goldfish crackers."
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Elyssia commented on diabeticmaven's blog post 'Halloween versus Diabetes by Susan Sussman'
"I completely feel you on this one. I didn't consider Halloween linking to my terrible sudden lows here lately but there could possibly be a connection? I have been droppin low after dinner especially and sometimes lunch usually to 49. Then…"
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twinchick commented on diabeticmaven's blog post 'Halloween versus Diabetes by Susan Sussman'
"I dread Halloween too! Nancy"
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Diabetes versus Drug Complications

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 12:21pm 4 Comments

For the first time in thirty six years diabetes was not the first thing on my mind - here's why.

I remember the date and time as if it were yesterday. It was May 17, 2013 at approximately 9:15 a.m. I was working out with my personal trainer. The exercise was new. After two repetitions I knew something wasn’t right. That was the day my lower back went out of whack! From that day on my body went through a domino effect -- I experienced pain like never before. My blood sugars were out of…

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Halloween versus Diabetes by Susan Sussman

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 2:14pm 5 Comments

Halloween and diabetes don’t mix. For me it's like Armaggedon…orange is a symbol of fire, black is a symbol of fear, and candy, candy, candy...a symbol of the devil himself.

This year I have opted not to buy candy nor give anything out to the critters, big or small. Although many of them are adorable, I feel like a pusher. I can’t eat it so why feed it? Then of course there are the big kids. Many of them are so overweight they already look like pumpkins. Fuggedaboudit!

I long…

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The Ultimate Passover Seder versus Diabetes

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 12:41pm 5 Comments

My husband and I were invited to my friend Sid’s home for the first Passover seder this year. I know Sid from standup comedy. Actually we are the only two jews that I know of doing standup in our area. Sid always wears a keepah (yarmulkah), so it’s not a secret that he’s Orthodox.

The seder began around 8:30 p.m.– after Sid attended services. There were 22 people sitting at a very long table. There were 7 children under 18 and the rest older. Sid has five children. They were all very…

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Diabetes versus Standup Comedy III

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 9:04am 1 Comment

I’ve been quite active lately going to open mic nights to tell some jokes and develop a standup routine. It’s stressful trying to balance this with a full time job, marriage and a household. I am getting better at compartmentalizing my tasks and thoughts and making lists, lots of lists. Diabetes and stress do not bode well together. Sugars go up in my case because I tend to eat more when I’m stressed. Ironically “stressed” spelled backwards is “desserts.”

Before going out at night I…

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At 3:11pm on June 3, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES diabeticmaven!!
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!
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At 6:35am on June 3, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday, diabeticmaven. I wish for you a most wonderful day. enkoy111

At 5:59am on June 3, 2013, rick phillips said…

Diabeticmaven, Happy Birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 2:05am on June 3, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:10pm on August 12, 2012, shoshana27 said…

HI DIABETICMAVEN, I DID READ YOUR STORY.

At 12:16pm on August 12, 2012, shoshana27 said…

HI DIABETICMAVEN.I WAS BORN IN FRANCE & SURVIVED WW2 W. MY PARENTS. MY DAUGHTER & FAMILY LIVE IN ISRAEL. I WAS THERE 6 TIMES.INTERESTING THAT YOU LIVED IN QUEENS & NOW I DO :)...BUT IT'S A SMALL WORLD & WE CAN " TALK " HERE ON TUDIABETES :)...STAY WELL.

At 8:15am on August 10, 2012, shoshana27 said…

I HAVE A 75 YEAR GOLD MEDAL :)

At 10:39am on August 4, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 10:17am on August 4, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home diabeticmaven....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.

The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people, and parents of children with diabetes, such as....
"College Students with Diabetes" & "Young Adults with Diabetes".
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 9:44am on August 4, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

 
 
 

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