hi all, i was wondering how to change insulin pumps. animas pump seemed right at the time but now, 4 years later, i regret not choosing accu-chek combo. they say i can only change if i have a medical reason but i really want to change!! for practicality reasons, the accu-chek system really would work better for me. i chose animas at the time because i done alot of swimming but no longer do. its getting me down and i really regret not choosing the accu-chek system. its so much more discreet…Continue
Of all the things I have to do on a daily basis, now I have to add more things to the list; Checking my BG 8 times a day now, taking oral medications 3 times a day. Remembering to bolus before my meal, not right after. Remembering Dr. appointments etc.
On top of running a business and trying to keep sanity in my family, sometimes things get left out and keeping track is always a challenge. Fortunately I have a few tools that I like to use to keep me sane.
Last evening April 17, 2014, two officers were killed in a middle class neighborhood of Indianapolis. The two officers shared a particular life event that is common in the world. They were at one time married. I suppose the facts are really not necessary in a case like this. The police officers both veterans of the Indianapolis Police Department (IMPD) met on the…
Excitement #1: tomorrow I have an appointment to start up my CGM. Fingers crossed that it will help to give me some insight with when my afternoon lows start so I can figure out the correct basal. I live alone so night time lows can be really nerve racking and I hope it will help me to wake up before I get to looooooooooooooow.
Excitement #2: right after my cgm appointment I am driving down to Maryland with my mom and oldest niece to…
This is off topic, but good news I would like to share with friends. First, the background. In 1970 I injured my right shoulder. In 1980 I had Bristow surgery on it, where they shorten all the ligaments and do other things that restrict your motion, all with the purpose of keeping your shoulder from frequent dislocation.
That has been completely successful, but I now have osteoarthritis in that shoulder. I have been taking celebrex for years, and before that vioxx (now withdrawn from…
Newly diagnosed diabetic. Scared, confused, but determined to beat this. My mother died from this horrible disease, but I am determined not to.
A bit about me, divorced mom of one grown daughter. I have three furbabies at home, my cats, Chaos, Jack and Sparta. They are fun and can be brats too. I live in AZ. I work in the medical insurance billing industry. Here to find friendsand learn together.
Its not everyday that I wake up high, but its most days. I was at 101 today, which is about as perfect as anyone could get. But my meter is right there telling me that my 2 week before breakfast average is 242. I felt pretty good today though! It usually takes me until noon to get out of a funk.
I've tried cutting out carbs before bed, which is pretty hard at dinner time. With my hectic schedule sometimes I don't eat dinner until close to 8pm. I also have Celiac disease, and what that…Continue
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…Continue
What is Next?
(Blog Number 200 of 200)
I told Sheryl last week I was a little tired of writing my blog and was looking forward to a break. That is true. It is not that I am tired of writing it as much as I am fresh out of ideas for my next one. I recall when I started I had maybe 10 good ideas…
I think of us as diabetic brothers and sisters, we share a bond that many married couples of ten years have yet to reach. Of course we don’t deserve each other, but I’m proud to be of your acquaintance.
Sharing a coffee in any café I see the lady before me play the ritual of prick-bleed-strip-test: we nod in accordance and smile a tip of the hat to the other man’s cake.
Testing for a hypo and I know this sleepy head pales in comparison to the parent of the child still too young…Continue
This story is originally published at EmaxHealth and written by Kathleen Blanchard.
The FDA has announced approval of the type 2 diabetes drug Tanzeum that can helps millions of people with the disease. The injection is a once a week treatment manufactured by the drug company GlaxoSmithKline,…Continue
What I have learned (Blog number 199 of 200)
Last year about this time, I was contemplating what could I do that was big, might be meaningful and could be useful? I decided to write 200 Blogs in one calendar year and place them on the TUDiabetes site. So on April 29, 2013 I posted a blog titled “Introducing Rick”. Its first line went like this
“I doubt anyone will want to read this or any other post I put here. I mean…
The results of two reviews of the effect of chromium supplements in people with type 2 diabetes have provided strikingly different results. Since this mineral has been viewed as a natural treatment option for diabetes for many years, it’s time to take stock of the conflicting information.
Chromium is a mineral that has been shown to boost the activity of insulin, according to the National…Continue
Added by nc929 on April 14, 2014 at 7:35pm — No Comments
Hi. I have been reading with interest your blogs about being allergic to insulin. I am a type 1 diabetic...diagnosed at 35. I have been on a pump (most recently MiniMed REvel) for close to 10 years. I first started having problems with the CGM...getting irritation and the occasional boil at the insertion site. My endo would relentlessly urge me to use the CGM so that I could better control my overnight GB's. I told him that I would often get irritation at the site and that I was not willing…Continue
I am, I think, the luckiest man on the planet. I am married to a woman whom I love and have loved for some 33 years now. I treasure the opportunity to be by her side every day. And almost every day we share the life, the love and the affection of the most wonderful child I have ever known, my beloved little Lily, my granddaughter, my tiny love.
This small, kind, gentle little soul brings light and laughter, confusion and chaos and endless delight into our lives. Last night I sat with…Continue
happy & healthy pesach & easter or whatever holiday you celebrate to all
I received this email from his mother.
“This is my pride and joy Austin, We live in Northern CA and he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on Dec 4, 2012
at 6 yrs old (8 now). This boy has become my hero! When the doctors first told us he was diabetic
and explaining things that had to be…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on April 13, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments
Well, one week into the diet my allergist asked me to follow (no wheat, milk, eggs, peanuts) and I am feeling great! The first few days were really hard because I couldn't find anything - I hardly ate on Friday and that made my stomach hurt really badly on Saturday through till Monday! Not sure I'll do that again ...
Anyway, since starting this a week ago I've noticed a few interesting things:
1. I am WAY less itchy. I used to have an itchy back, arms, and scalp on an almost…Continue
Vibration therapy has been proposed and used for a number of health conditions ranging from weight loss to bone mending, and now there may be yet another benefit. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that use of low-level vibration may prove to be helpful in management of wounds, such as foot ulcers, in people with type 2 diabetes.
About 15 percent of people with type 2 diabetes eventually experience foot ulcers, according to the…Continue
Added by nc929 on April 12, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments