What makes you laugh? Professional comedian Dobie Maxwell, who lives with type 2 diabetes, talks about his type 2 diabetes diagnosis and how he’s always looking for an opportunity to give back in our latest Discuss Diabetes post.
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on December 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
How are Diabetes and Sexism Related?
Dictionary.com come defines sexism as:
Attitudes or behavior based on traditional stereotypes of sexual roles
Discrimination or devaluation based on a person's sex, as in restricted job opportunities; especially, such discrimination directed against women. (…Continue
Added by rick phillips on December 12, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
Caleb has been using OmniPod for almost as long as he's been living with T1D - 7 years. A few years ago, a parent asked me write a user review on the UST200 system. Caleb's been using the UST400 system for six months now and this is an update to our original review. - Lo
Executive summary of our review of the UST400 system: lighter, more discreet, better performance, improved range, minor annoyances of new ID screen and multiple confirm screens. Negligible…Continue
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Added by TuDiabetes Administration on December 11, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments
Okay Manny, Lets see if your dancing video can compete with your favorite rodent, the Optimistic Hamster. I think these guys are inspiring me to work out. I love how they step out at the end! I think I want to be transformed this Christmas.
Anyone Know a good Roofer,
I Need Some Shingles fixed
As I wrote on Monday, it was not my intent to write a blog today. I was scheduled and ready to have the second of two infusions yesterday morning. All was going according to plan until I woke up with open sores and the fluid running down my face. When I did wake up it was dark in the room but I knew instantly where the wetness on my face had come from. It was more…Continue
I Have Type 1 diabetes,recently on Tricare insurance.
Which paid for all my medications making it as little as 14 dollars for 2 bottles of Novolog. I was recently cut off my dads insurance because I turned 21.Ive called the insurance and there's ABOSOLUTELY nothing I can do (Obama has only extended it to 28 if your in school in which im not in school).SO I HAVE ONE BOTTLE OF NOVOLOG LEFT THAT WILL MAYBE LAST ME 2 WEEKS...I HAVE NO INSURANCE,WHICH NOVOLOG IS OVER 200 $ FOR 1 BOTLE WITH…
What has helped you find comfort in living with diabetes? Read how Cynthia Jones found local support after her type 2 diabetes diagnosis in our latest Discuss Diabetes post.
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on December 10, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
I was at a conference late last week and my blood sugars were great! Average of 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dl), which is great considering I was travelling for 12 hours each way and crossing time zones. (I live on the west coast of Canada, the conference was on the east coast of the U.S.) Also, the fact that I hardly ate probably helped ... I was just too busy to eat, and/or slept in and missed breakfast, and/or the foods were all pure carbs, and/or my plate was taken away before I was done eating…Continue
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2011 during my 23rd year of teaching in NYC's public school system. I intended to quit immediately, however, at the request of my principal, I decided to stay until the end of that school year. During those four months, I secured a Health Coach and Personal Trainer. As a result, I lost 25 pounds and looked and felt so much better. The following month after my retirement from teaching, I began an online course in nutrition. By the end of that…Continue
How many items do we collect in our lives that remind us of prior times, both good and bad? I know I have several, and I treasurer all of them. For instance I have a picture in my work area of my mother and Father when they were dating. It was made in a photo booth around 1952 or 53 and it gives a glimpse of how happy my parents were at that very moment. It is not something I could ever replace no matter how hard I…Continue
I am not asking you to deny the reality of what you are living with each day. I'm encouraging to take your life back.
Added by Mom of a Winner on December 8, 2013 at 10:43pm — No Comments
Kennedy has a skin infection from a pod and we changed her out this morning,
bizzarely while filling the pod with 200 u, some insulin came out the fill port, in a little pool. So I said to myself crap, I really need this 200 units in here cause of puberty and she uses every bit of it,
i tried to put a guesstimate more in there from how much was in the pool,
it calibrated fine, and when she inserted she felt it go in, but then we saw a big pool of insulin in and around…Continue
I dont see why we call it diabetes so from now on im gonna call it live-abetes! just sayin'!!
December 7th, 2013
Type 1 40+ yrs
Thank all of you in the tudiabetes community. I have found the comments, advice, suggestions not only helpful in allaying my fears but also increasing my personal awareness and instilling a wider care for ALL of us and others w/ chronic diseases.
The previous link to my blog didn't work. Everything is well again. Enjoy. I hope you are blessed.
Diaguy (Legend In His Own Mind)
Have you met Diaguy? If you have you will never forget him. He is employed at the local hospital mostly as a janitor, though he does get to sweep the lab occasionally. But Diaguy will never willingly tell you about what he does. He is a sleek guy, he carries his pump low and he will tell all who listen that he can draw it low and slow for that quick, unsuspecting bolus. He often hangs at the bar impressing…Continue
When our child is newly diagnosed, feelings of great guilt and anger overwhelm us. You are not alone. Maybe this can help...It's Not Your Fault