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mollyjade replied to Hayley's discussion 'Insulin Pump During Natural Childbirth' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I realize this is a bit old, but I'm curious if anyone has newer experiences to share regarding pumping and delivery? Especially Hayley? I'm at 36 weeks and just discussed insulin dosing during and after delivery with my endo. Both my endo…"
May 28, 2014
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A group for those of us who are hoping, wishing, praying, wanting to be pregnant one day. A source of pregnancy web links, helpful tips. frustration, support, happy thoughts, etc.See More
May 28, 2014
Kilij replied to mollyjade's discussion 'Insulin use and vegetarianism' in the group Vegetarian Diabetics
"Glad to hear you're doing better, LadyNononoke! I'm sorry to hear about the hemoglobin though. What's the problem? How are you working on it?"
Oct 25, 2013
LadyNononoke replied to mollyjade's discussion 'Insulin use and vegetarianism' in the group Vegetarian Diabetics
"I been reducing mine slowly. I am currently injecting around 18 units a day, sometimes 15 units. My last A1C was in 5.8. In regards to my weight the first time I went vegetarian I drop 30 lbs then went back to my old diet for 2 years and gained back…"
Oct 10, 2013
Kilij replied to mollyjade's discussion 'Insulin use and vegetarianism' in the group Vegetarian Diabetics
"I've had type 1 diabetes for more than 32 years. When I changed how I was eating from the standard meat centered diet to a low fat (<10% of total calories), whole foods, vegan diet, high in carbohydrates, my insulin needs dropped from about…"
Oct 1, 2013
mollyjade commented on Sarah's group 'Allergic to Insulin'
"There are a few products out there that you can apply before putting on your pump site. IV Prep, Skin Tac, Skin Prep. You should be able to order one from wherever you get your pumping supplies. They're not very expensive. I used to use IV prep…"
Aug 7, 2013
mollyjade commented on Sarah's group 'Allergic to Insulin'
"The fact that there's a noticeable lump makes me think it's (something in) the insulin. When I had an allergic reaction to lantus, I had big lumps at the injection sites. My doctor explained that the allergic reaction to insulin is…"
Aug 5, 2013
Sam F replied to mollyjade's discussion 'Insulin use and vegetarianism' in the group Vegetarian Diabetics
"when i started fasting, incorporating sprouts, having fermentd foods and drinks with every meal, making lots of tonic mineral broths, and eating a lot of good zero carb foods (stir fries, curries, almond butter smoothies, salads, vegeteable juices…"
Jul 11, 2013

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Mollyjade's Blog

Dear Ophthalmologist,

Posted on February 13, 2008 at 12:26pm 0 Comments

Please stop asking me why I'm not wearing contacts. I tried them. They're not for me. We have this discussion every time we see each other. It's not that I mind repeating myself, it's just that if I'm going to spend $75 to see you for 8 minutes, I'd rather not waste any of that time discussing the fact that I'll never catch a husband if I don't pretty myself up. And when you do look at my eyes, please don't say scary things like "I don't like the way that looks" without explaining what's going… Continue

Confession of a Diabetic Who Lives Alone

Posted on August 22, 2007 at 2:23pm 7 Comments

Since there's no one around to see, I do a little happy dance when my blood sugars are good.


Posted on July 25, 2007 at 8:01am 5 Comments

I'm always trying to come up with a good metaphor to explain diabetes to the rest of the world. Lately, I've been thinking that having diabetes is a lot like that computer in the television show Lost. Every 108 minutes (or so) the diabetes requires some maintenance. At first you say, "Sure, all I have to do is press this button? That sounds easy." But then as time goes by you start to think, "Why do I have to press the button?" and "I wish I could just watch this two hour movie without… Continue

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At 3:09pm on September 26, 2009, Linda G said…

Hey! How's it all going Molly...hope all is well!
At 8:56pm on October 2, 2008, sparrowrose said…
Hey, Molly. I just wanted to stop by and say hey again. I'm still doing well - my health is continuing to improve. I hope your life and health are going well, too! I'm hip-deep in graduate school right now and really grateful that my diabetes was diagnosed and is being managed now because I couldn't do all that I'm doing if I were still as exhausted as I was all the time when my sugars were high.

Hope all is well with you! I just wanted to stop by and say hi again because we haven't 'talked' in a while. Take care!
At 8:21am on June 28, 2008, sparrowrose said…
Dr. Barnard is steering a lot of diabetics toward a vegan diet ( ) I'm guessing that there weren't as many veganbetics in the past because so many doctors are so vehemently opposed to their diabetic patients following a vegan diet. It was a real battle with mine and the clinic's still not happy about my choice but have finally stopped trying to tell me I'm insane and killing myself. But now with clinical research and respected doctors supporting a vegan diet for diabetics, I predict we'll be gradually seeing more and more of us.
At 10:24pm on June 27, 2008, sparrowrose said…
thanks for the invite, Mollyjade. I'll drop by the message board and see what the weather's like over there. I used to use PPK recipes a lot (very tasty stuff) but now it's harder to find one of them that fits the guidelines of my diet without major tweaking (though I did make the Punk Rock Chickpea Gravy from Vegan w/a Vengeance tonight. I just leave out the oil on that one) so I get most of my new online recipes from
At 11:04am on June 19, 2008, Manny Hernandez said…
Hey! Long time no see. How have you been doing? Since you joined we have added a bunch more profile questions, in case you want to add to them. Just click on "My Settings" (top right) and click "About Me".

Take care,
At 10:05am on April 30, 2008, Suzanne~ said…
I get the same from them and feel the same. I have contacted them numerous times to start a young adult/adult T1 support group, but they haven't responded to me...

I think that would be an absolutely fantastic idea! I was going to contact them one more time, and see if you were interested as well, and then just go off on my own.
At 9:42am on April 30, 2008, Suzanne~ said…
Oh that's fine, I figured you might not. Gosh, it is such a gorgeous day!! I just want to go play in it!! :)

Do you do much with the JDRF?? I might have asked you that before...
At 9:31am on April 30, 2008, Suzanne~ said…
Hey there!! How have you been?? Just wanted to check in! Oh, who do you see for your CDE?? I am in desperate need of a new one...
At 6:52am on April 1, 2008, Micky said…
Hey, have you ever experienced or heard of anyone getting random brusing from Diabetes? My daughters elbow hurt and then got black and blue yesterday, didn't know if this has anything to do with her diabetes?? anythoughts
At 8:03am on March 20, 2008, Micky said…
I looked into camps after you mentioned it and there is one camp here in New Hampshire, (we live in Vermont) and it is full, I have put her on a waiting list and am now looking for others in the area. Thank for your help!



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