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What's in your bag?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linny on Thursday. 38 Replies

This may seem silly, and guys you can bow out if you want, or answer if you will. I have a bad neck and degenerative disc disease in my upper back and purses and bags are a problem for…Continue

Tags: backpack, purse, supplies, bag

We need to share about HIGHs and LOs

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Jul 7. 9 Replies

Friends, in the last two days, I have read more pleas for help or information; heard more questions on the street about what to do aboat HIGHS and LOS.Here's what I mean: " I just took my Blood…Continue

Tags: and, LOS, HIGHS, with, to

Looking for ideas and resources

Started this discussion. Last reply by twinchick Jul 9. 5 Replies

I am looking for ideas and resources concerning health care. For the last 20 years I have been disabled, receiving SSI and Medicaid. In the state of South Dakota, (don't know if it's national or not)…Continue

Tags: resources, care, health

Desperately seeking POSITIVE knee replacement diabetics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eucritta Jul 5. 5 Replies

I know it's silly, but I've been nursing two bone on bone knees for 15 years, After this winter in South Dakota, and the ice and snow, I've rather decided to replace one in Jan 2015. And the other…Continue

Tags: diabetics, for, surgery


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Linny replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"No way, that's all? You are a rock star!"
Linny replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"Oh I dig that pack!"
Linny replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"Ah, the bag discussion! One of my fav topics. I am still looking for the perfect bag. I am crossover or backpack person, no purses for me. I put them down and walk away...silly me. I have my meter, an insulin pen, needles, lancets, various lipsticks…"
LizBa replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"What's in my bag? Everything! It's been a running joke in our family for 15+ years that my purse in called "the general store". And it only got worse after I was dx'ed T1D 4 years ago. I also have disc problems in my neck,…"
Jul 15
Judith in Portland replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"Great bag, Rick---I also always have TuD cards with me, and take extra on the train!....."
Jul 14
rick the "Blogabetic" replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"Well sometimes a picture is worth a few words. This is what i carry: and for those who wonder what the white cards are: "
Jul 14
meee replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"Hi Buckley, I'm very sorry that happened to your mother, that is terribly tragic:( Nothing can take away the what ifs in our minds when something like that happens. I guess these things are a lot harder to figure out than we realize for some…"
Jul 11
Buckley83 replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"Ha loving that, a proper bug out bag. If I wasn't in the UK, were you can't even carry a locking pocket knife over 3 inches, i'd have the same."
Jul 10
twinchick replied to sdkate's discussion 'Looking for ideas and resources'
"It is all about advocacy for ourselves. Nancy"
Jul 9
Dee replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"It doesn't sound silly at all... I also have neck problems when my bag gets too heavy - and it doesn't take much at all for it to feel 'too heavy' for me. I try to make sure I split up or balance the weight. For example if…"
Jul 9
Corinna replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
" Generally, I travel light. Glucose meter and supplies, pills, glucose tabs, and a small snack. When I have to take insulin and syringes along I find that Ziplock bags are my friend. I can keep everything I need safe and tidy."
Jul 9
Jen replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"I'm so sorry for your loss. I agree with you, though; the reason I haven't been carrying glucagon with me all the time is because I don't think the average person would know how to use the kit as it is today."
Jul 9
brboyer replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"Well, I'm a guy, so my 'needs' are a little different, plus I have pants w/ pockets....But I do carry a bag. It's pretty manly looking so I'm pretty safe from mocking: Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack I spend a great amount of…"
Jul 9
Buckley83 replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"Thanks BSC. I don't blame the friend, these things happens. Just wish i'd been there at the time, as the outcome may have been a little different."
Jul 9
Brian (bsc) replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"I'm so sorry. When things like this happen we carry it with us forever. Thinking that a simple difference in how we acted could have saved a loved one. While the friend may have made a key error it is also true that glucagon seems needlessly…"
Jul 9
Buckley83 replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"Well my mother died following a severe hypo, she was given a "glucogon" injection by a well intentioned friend who informed the emergency services she had done so upon their arrival. Unfortunately she had neglected to mix the injection…"
Jul 9

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I am married to a newly diagnosed II diabetic, also. We have two adult sons, and a dil. I love beagles, so we have two, one of whom is diabetic. I swim, knit, do papercrafts, read and write, I love to share and learn information to share with others.

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It will be all right soon --- ***spoiler***

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

Someone please define the word "soon" for me.I guess I don't know what it means, except not just now. To be very honest, this is not going to be an upper for anyone, but a way for me, hopefully to put my massive feelings down, and send them off into space...but then I don't hold out much hope for that happening either.

Life is sucky right now. Being 61, on disability and medicaid is for this…


Just a thought

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:24am 1 Comment

I just picked up my new diabetes alert bracelet. I got lucky and got a 2 for 1 special, so now my husband has one too. :) Then I got to thinking, this one is like a watch band with a two inch ID like band on the front, It opens up and has two stickers for me "This person is a diabetic, check card wallet for info" and "This person has severe allergies check wallet for info". On these cards is all the important info…


My friends are driving me nuts

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:30pm 6 Comments

.When I was diagnosed 13 years ago, I did NOTHING about it for two years. Don't ask why changed my mind, I just did. I've had several friends who have ignored their diagnosis, recently, and it drives me crazy. I have given them the name of the BEST CDE we have in the area, they have either made appts and then done nothing, or skipped out, wasting his time. I see their health even this early going down…


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At 7:52am on March 6, 2014, Lloyd said…

Hello SDKate,
I'm Lloyd, your almost neighbor. I live in Twin Brooks, just outside of Milbank, I'm T2 for 20 years, pumping for 7 years.


At 7:09pm on September 27, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…
It is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thanks for being my new cool friend
At 2:36pm on August 14, 2013, Linda G said…


At 5:47am on August 13, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Kate, I also have severe depression. I have found that something my therapist told me does work. She said, keep in the back of your mind, it will go away. I have found that so comforting. Yeah, the fog will lift. It is just a matter of time, so I have learned to laugh, because, in the end I will win. That seems to help me, because every time I have overcome its devastating effects. So my motto, hah try you might depression, I will win.

At 6:37pm on August 12, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

SDKate congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:10pm on December 27, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabets Sdkate!

At 7:08pm on December 26, 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.

At 10:10am on December 26, 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!!!




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