Added by emtdunfey on May 23, 2013 at 12:25pm — No Comments
By the time I made it to work the morning after my sleepless night, having done my midnight to 8am overnight basal fasting test, I was already exhausted and groggy. It didn't help to find a stack of papers on my desk and several emails on my work computer pointing to some urgent matters that needed my immediate attention - and what's worse: immediate action! I made an effort with the attention part having looked over and read the correspondence, but the action would have to wait. At 10am I…Continue
Added by Justyna on May 23, 2013 at 8:09am — No Comments
Yesterday morning I entered Arden's room about an hour before her alarm was scheduled to sound. Her DexCom G4 was asking to be calibrated and so I put a test strip into the OmniPod PDM, turned the MultiClix to a new lance and took my daughter's hand in mine.
I read this and started thinking about the things i had to change in my life. I notice people stating that cancer and diabetes and other dx's etc. can sometimes be a good thing. I have listed the thing that i have changed since being dx in 8/2012 with T1D that many people would believe to be a good thing.
quit drinking alcohol
and also acknowledge god a lot more
rather then just on Sundays or at night or when i eat i talk to…
As I posted yesterday I did not play baseball as a kid. What I was involved in was Boy Scouts. I joined in 1969 and in February 1971, I earned the rank of Eagle. In October 1974 I was blessed with being named a vigil member of the Order of Arrow. Both honors mean a great deal to me.
I mention this because today May 23, 2013 the Boy Scouts are due to vote on a universal proposition to allow gay youths into…Continue
Dose this ever happen to you ? I start sweating then get drop dead scared that I'm having a spike
I HATE THAT
Added by bufbuffalo on May 23, 2013 at 4:34am — No Comments
Taking my daughter to Paris and I'm wondering how smooth it is to travel abroad with a CGM. How strict is TSA, do I ask for a pat down, can you go thru the security w/o difficulties? Any advise would be helpful. I have just recently donned the CGM and after having diabetes for over 40 years I have become dependent on the CGM and don't really like to be without it. My blood sugars have never been better! thanks for any and all advice. Also, what has been your favorite thing about Paris, if…Continue
One of my best friends who was there when I was diagnosed, left me a sweet message on facebook about her finding my blog inspirational! It made my day to see that talking about diabetes does make a difference!
As I got ready for bed around 10pm on a Tuesday night I prayed that my blood sugar would behave itself at least until I start my overnight fasting basal test. I really didn't want to put it off any longer. My sugar hasn't been great lately. I've fallen off my work-out and healthy eating wagon and I desperately wanted to climb back on it again. I mean I wrote a book about this stuff - you'd think I'd follow my own advice! Just proves how difficult dealing with diabetes is, and how being a…Continue
I am having troubles right now with too many lows.I have reduced my TTD and I get very discouraged easily.I hate how a BS reading of more than 11mmol makes me feel.I need some words of encouragement as I try to find the right settings.If I at least stop the lows I can correct them and go from there.I have Pumping Insulin by John Walsh where it tells you how much to reduce your TTD but my pump totals aren't on the chart as I am on a small amount of insulin.
Added by Dee Meloche on May 22, 2013 at 6:40am — No Comments
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.
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