Baseball and Diabetes
It is spring, and baseball is in the air. I never played sports as a kid, but when my sons got to be older they fell in love with the game. Both my sons played first base, pitched and played in some games as, catcher, outfield, third and second base. Each son was a fine hitter and my wife, I and the family loved going to the games and we followed them all over the Midwest watching them play.
I think what I loved…Continue
What are some D Apps you use/like/recommend on your smart phones? I just joined the smart phone world and am in awe.
Added by KML on May 21, 2013 at 2:06pm — No Comments
Here's my post from Saturday morning, I thought I would share it with y'all..
I know I don’t normally post on a Saturday, but this is a special occasion.
I had my 1st “long run” scheduled for this morning.
My diabetes tried…
Just because you are traveling to a place you live only means you are on the way home. The biggest part of you has stayed behind, only your body has left. You are split and torn since you are in two places at once. The only way to heal is to get both your mind and your body in the same place. Until that happens you're not home, you just visit from time to time but never stay. You always end up where ever your mind is.
Added by John M on May 21, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments
I first heard about basal testing as I was doing research on insulin pumps. My endocrinologist had been trying to get me on the pump for years, but I had been too scared of tubes hanging out of my body, so I kept brushing her off whenever she brought it up. But she gently nudged me at every appointment, and when my nurse lent me a video about the insulin pump I finally broke down and decided to give it a try. It wasn't all the vital information in the video that inspired me to try the pump -…Continue
Looking For A Job Part 4
Shortly after our son was born I was so fortunate to get a new job. I traded being an administrative assistant at $3,900 to being a case worker investigator for the local trustee. My new pay was $6,300. A raise of $2,400 per year in one day and I no longer had to drive 20 to 25 days 4 days a week. I was elated. I visited the 6th green of the golf course and left town quickly, a happy man.
Added by rick phillips on May 21, 2013 at 4:48am — No Comments
I've been working on a post like this for a long time, but after my harrowing experience a few nights ago, I had inspiration to finish it tonight. This post is about my experiences growing up with a severe (and rare) food allergy.
Added by Jen on May 21, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments
By a Canadian band from Toronto
Looking for a job part 3
Part 3 starts off not with a baby but with a strike or a near strike. We were well along in the process of having our baby. Everyone was anxious as we finished the second week in August; 2 weeks overdue. Then on Thursday of the second week the local police officers temporarily walked off the job and I along with the Mayor was summoned to court. (Note here.. public employee strikes in Indiana are…Continue
Added by rick phillips on May 20, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments
I was doing ok for awhile. a1c around 6.3 or so, had my pump, rockin the cgm too... then I lost my job last year. And my insurance. Then I ran out of sensors. Then I woke up to what was essentially the realization that I was in a very toxic relationship and needed to get OUT immediately. After 8 years of that, i packed up everything i could and moved out, filed for divorce. The immediate stress relief dropped my insulin needs by 20-30% instantly. I had to readjust all my basal settings, I…Continue
Oops! There's a problem with inconsistant blogging ... you forget to add clarifying details.
Just a week or so after my post-rehab hospitalization, the doctors finally got around to wanting to remove the port in my chest wall to prevent infection. Went into a doctor's office and, after squirming around [on their part] about not wanting to remove it in the office, they finally did it. The doctor took some of that last blood for testing. Several days later, I get a call from the doctor…Continue
Added by Lois on May 19, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments
when i started this journey in march, i signed up for many sites for information and get dozens of emails & tweets a week. but what i look forward to the most are updates from the groups the most.
Now the the chat here the people on there are so wonderful and helpful i have been welcomed and helped so much on there. i do encourage all new people do not be afraid jump in and join you will be welcomed and before you know it you will have more information and friends. at first i…Continue
I think many of us feel like that...i feel it when i fall ill, or my aims take two step behind when i fall ill, when there is a season of marriages taking place all around, when someone has somebody to talk to and feel the joy of vacations...today i have nobody but my family ...which is a big asset ....but i still feel lonely ... i try to make myself poise ...but this feeling keep coming back...
My wounds are still open ...
I know i cant have everything but still there is a lump in…
Well we all know living alone with diabetes is scary, but this post isn't about diabetes, but is about living alone and scary medical emergencies.
The night before last I worked super late to support a youth activity our office was running. As part of that, I brought home some of the leftover snacks, including the tortilla chips.
Went to eat some last night (yeah, yeah, not many!). Discovered that someone (definitely NOT one of my colleagues) had mixed in the potato chips with…Continue
Today was a big day, it as the diabetes walk, my blogaversary, and my 100th post. I have to say though the best part of my day was the diabetes walk check out the event! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/05/happy-blogaversary.html
So I used to receive my shipment of pods, lancets, and test strips on the 13th of every month. Then it went to the 15th. I get a call on the 11th saying how Abbott the company that makes the test strips I use for my meter, is no longer going to make them. So they have to send me a new meter. Now the meter I have is like a all in one kind, where I test my BS and it communicates with my pod on the amount of insulin I should have or take.
When I put the test strip in the meter and test…Continue
I got my divorce in Oct of 2010. Custody was a nightmare. The judge we had, retired in Dec and we got a new judge. Let me just make this very clear, I hate the state of North Carolina! The only good things that have come from me moving here are Sierra, Caden and Daniel. This state claims to be for the children and what is right for them, bullsh*t!!!!!
How can a state give 50/50 custody to a father, where you have shown then pictures of him drinking and smoking pot? How is it the a…Continue
Added by Christine910 on May 18, 2013 at 8:17am — No Comments