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Baring My Soul

Over this past month I have had four instances where people (diabetic and non-diabetic) have made comments to the tune of: "It's not that hard.", "I'd make a good diabetic, I already eat like one should.", "It's easy for me.". Although these comments weren't meant to be hurtful or degrading, or even aimed specifically at me, I took them as if they were.

For the first time in nearly a year I find myself wanting to crawl under the covers and cry myself to sleep and never come…

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Added by Tamra on December 26, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

received my insulin pump and where have I been

Hi everyone Im sorry I wasn't around for a while >.<, I was very very busy with my school projects and exams, finally winter break is here :D, did I mention receiving my insulin pump? Ive had diabetes for 5yrs, ever since I begged my mother to buy me an insulin pump, the problem I was facing was the price it is pretty expensive. so last month my mother went to the rulers court and requested a paradigm veo insulin pump with a year of supplies, the accepted the request and Ive received…

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Added by blue_unicorn on December 26, 2014 at 3:19am — No Comments

Christmas surprise!

First of all, Merry Christmas to all! Today we opened one very special present...baby D is a...GIRL! Couldn't be more excited! No names picked out yet but overwhelmed with happiness! I hope everyone had wonderful holidays, and I hope everyone has a blessed New Years!

Added by Mekenzie on December 25, 2014 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Again a sad ending

It has been a little over 2 years since my last blog. I feel compelled to write again to tell the sad tale of another friend and former neighbor who succumbed to diabetic complications. John passed away last night ( Christmas Eve)after suffering quite a few years with Diabetes. He was in denial for the entire time after his diagnosis about 8 years ago. He would brag that he could eat anything he wanted according to his doctor. His BG was OK at 200. My husband, a non-diabetic, would suggest…

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Added by catlover on December 25, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments

The Gift of Love - The Best Gift of All

The Gift of Love - The Best Gift of All

This is the fourth of a planned three blogs series exploring the gifts we receive as members of our TUDiabetes community. In this season when we give and receive gifts, I want to explore the gifts we receive because of membership in this community. The fourth gift and the best of all is the gift of love.…



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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on December 25, 2014 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

What blood type are you? Did you know that some blood types seem to have a tendency towards T2 diabetes?

I found this very interesting, I know that there are more than 48 known genetic factors involved in T2, I'm wondering if this info will lead to further research that might help pinpoint those most likely to develop T2, and help avoid complications that arise from late diagnosis. …

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Added by Emmy on December 24, 2014 at 11:56pm — No Comments

This is definitely going on my wish list!

At least my husband would be able to use it if I needed it, unlike the kit I have right now...

http://www.diabetesdaily.com/voices/2014/12/update-mini-dose-glucagon-coming-soon/

Added by Emmy on December 24, 2014 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Large Study proves about 1/3 of all T1's still produce insulin years after diagnosis

This could be VERY good news for T1's...…

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Added by Emmy on December 24, 2014 at 5:52pm — No Comments

D Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house

Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse

I had just settled down and was so soundly sleeping

When all of the sudden my CGM started beeping

I arose from my slumber and looked at the screen

With down pointing arrows I am low it does seem

As I sat in the kitchen treating my low

I can't help but notice the beauty of the new fallen snow.

With BG recovered I head back to my bed …

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Added by Stemwinder (Gary) on December 24, 2014 at 8:52am — 5 Comments

The Gift of Knowledge

The Gift of Knowledge

This is the third of three blogs exploring the gifts we receive as members of our TUdiabetes.org community. In this season when we give and receive gifts, I want to explore the gifts we receive because of membership in this community. The third gift I want to discuss is the gift of knowledge.…

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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on December 24, 2014 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

The Gift of the Crowd

The Gift of the Crowd

This is the second of three blogs exploring the gifts we receive as members of our TUDiabetes community. In this season when we give and receive gifts, I want to explore the gifts we receive because of membership in this community. The second gift I want to discuss is the gift of the crowd.



A crowd is defined in part as:…

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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on December 23, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

The anticipation is killing me!

As some of you have read in my last post, I am expecting my first baby! Baby D is due May 4th, 2015. Today at my appointment we could have found out what the baby is, but we turned our heads and they wrote it down for us and wrapped it. This way my husband and I can open it Christmas morning and have our special moment. The present is just chillin under the tree and it's killing me waiting. Can't it be Christmas morning already?!

Added by Mekenzie on December 22, 2014 at 7:11pm — 2 Comments

my diabetes story

well it will be my diabetes annversery on December 25th it will be 15 years that I have had this and I have had lots of ups and dowens and very luckey to even be here right now I will never forget getting pre blood work for sugery my foot to remove a cancerys bone spre and finding out I was going into dka and the docters saying I would not live to see my 14th birthday this was all in 1999 when I was 9 years old now I am 24 trying to stay helthey and happy my sugar at that time was over 1000…

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Added by shelly on December 22, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A glimpse into my crazy, but beautiful life!

Hello all, I am new to this community, but not new to diabetes. I am 22 years old and happily married. I have had type one since I was a few days over a year old. 9 days after my first birthday was my diagnosis. I am currently in my last semester of nursing school, and have never let diabetes get in my way! I fully believe diabetes is a part of your daily life, but you can't let it destroy you. I did competitive cheerleading since I was 5, up until this last season when I hung my shoes up…

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Added by Mekenzie on December 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Dia-buddies

This morning when I dropped Eric off at daycare, I heard a sweet story that made my eyes tear up.

One of the women who oversees Eric's daycare, "Susan", is also a substitute teacher at his school. She was assigned to a kindergarten class last week. One of the students in that class, whom I'll call "Lucy", has diabetes and wears an insulin pump. I've seen Lucy a few times in the nurse's office, and let me tell you, folks, they don't come any more darling than this child: think masses…

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Added by Elizabeth on December 22, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The Gift of Support

The Gift of Support

This is the first of three blogs exploring the gifts we receive as members of our TUdiabetes community. In this season when we give and receive gifts, I want to explore the gifts we receive because of membership in this community. The first gift I want to discuss is the gift of support.…



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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on December 22, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

When put diet and exercise as treatment, what does that mean to you?

For me as a T2 no meds, no physical limitations (other than being 69). Diet means controlled carb (not necessarily low carb). I try to be consistent with the amount and type of carbs from day to day. I have learned what different foods do to my BS.

Exercise, well retired, so my new job is to keep me healthy. I run a mile or two twice a week. gym group session twice a week, one private group another what they call Body Pump. Sold the car so walk as required. Usually 1 to 3 miles a… Continue

Added by Grasseater on December 21, 2014 at 5:53pm — 7 Comments

New to Omnipod..

Hi! I just started with the Omnipod on Monday. I am 37 and have been Type 1 for 30 years. I was always resistant to a pump because of the tubing but when I discovered the Omnipod system I decided pumping was definitely worth a shot. Its been a bit of a rough week, a lot of ups and downs (mostly ups) with my bg's and the first day my pod fell off in the shower, but I am hopeful that once the kinks are worked out it will make life a little easier. My question tonight is..I've noticed a…

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Added by Tracy on December 20, 2014 at 9:25pm — 4 Comments

Phase-II Results from Rebooting The Immune System To Cure Type-1

First, a discussion about naming.  In the past, I've referred to this treatment as the "Burt" treatment, because that was the senior (last listed) author of the first paper I saw on it, and because I didn't have a better name for it.  I haven't seen Dr. Burt's name on clinical trial for this treatment in many years, so it's no longer an appropriate name.  But I don't have a better name.  In any case, you can read my previous blogging about this treatment under the label "Burt" on my…

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Added by joshualevy on December 20, 2014 at 12:43pm — No Comments

TuDiabetes.org

I originally posted this to my blog, TamraGarcia.blogspot.com

In April of this year (2014) I joined a social media site called TuDiabetes.org. This site was started with the intention of bringing together diabetics of all types and those people close to diabetics who are impacted by the disease as well.

I joined the site because I have spent my entire life at odds with my disease and the constant struggle, hatred,…

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Added by Tamra on December 19, 2014 at 11:49pm — 7 Comments

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