Sometimes it disturbs me when I see members who feel they have failed. It disturbs me because there is no failure in diabetes; failure only comes when we give up. As long as we strive to do what is necessary we have not failed.
Some Type 2s feel that to go on insulin will be a failure, but it’s not a failure it’s an escalation of the battle. I am a long term Type 2 who is fully insulin dependent, in the minds of some I am a failure because I have to take insulin, I beg to differ. I was…
New to this. I was wondering is this a place where there are you adults actually dealing with the day to to challenges of being a young adult, college student, working and dealing with type one diabetes.
I just broke my last pump clip. It got caught on something when I sat down at a restaurant.
I think the…Continue
Wolves mate for life. When they come of age to form a new pack, they become lone wolves until they find a potential mate. Part of their behavior at this point is called Parallel Walking.
I think of it as "hi-do-you-think-we-might-get-along-for-a-long-time-and-make-our-own-community?" Remember, they are not from the same family. Perhaps even from far-flung territories. I first read of this behavior in a beautiful book of essays about the natural world by the Native American…Continue
Sorry Im so late with this but I finally got our story done.
My daughter Melanie was diagnosed in 2006 at the age of 18 months. I would say over a month or two starting in either November or December 2006 she was getting symptoms such as drinking (it never seemed to be enough no matter how much she drank but it was maybe a little more than usual). If you have kids you know they love to drink and constantly ask for drinks so it was hard to go by this.…
Looking For A Job Part 2
I handed my hat back to the area manager at Taco Bell and left the building. Sitting in my car I took a deep breath and assessed my prospects. The baby was coming, my wife had a job but of course she would be off work for at best 9 weeks, and once the baby arrived I would need some serious money to pay for the families expenses. I was in trouble.
So I called around and got a lead. It seemed…Continue
I first started seeing Dr. Nancy Bohannon a few months after my T1 diabetes diagnosis. As a kid, I never thought of doctor visits as painful, wastes of time, or tedious in any way. But with Nancy, things were different. She was more of a friend,…Continue
Added by Mike Polce on May 16, 2013 at 10:50pm — No Comments
Day 38 (5/16)
Dear Sue Progress Report(PR) followers,
Tonight we need you all to pray for a procedure that Sue is having done very early in the morning. At 3:30, when I arrived, Sue and I met with two gals from AMH who spelled out what decisions had to be made today in order for Sue's Physical Therapy Treatment to continue. Sue had to weigh all the options and I helped her, as well as her own…
For a year, I've been keeping a secret from you, well, you probably know by now that I was dx as a type 1 diabetic 3 days short of 1 year ago. We didn't want to worry you as you have seen what type 2 diabetes did to your half sister. You were so confused that we knew you wouldn't know the difference. See I thought I had the stomach bug I had started throwing up on that Thursday afternoon and then on Saturday afternoon my neighbor Kathy found me outside trying…Continue
Added by bagpipegirl on May 16, 2013 at 6:28pm — No Comments
ok a little history here i started a job 50 miles from my house. at the time i had a 2001 trail blazer and got 12 miles to the gallon, she also had 267,000 miles on and costing me 300 dollars plus to keep it running.
Next step i bought a new elamtra on Jan the 11th, and was rear ended on Feb 8th. The car was totaled 2 weeks later. i was to pick up my steel tags that weekend, well that did not happen. i was hurt with a pinched nerve in my neck. two week later my right hand went numb and…
Added by blueyes on May 16, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments
I am trying out a new job and my eating schedule is all messed up. I'm targeting 130, and have done well at meeting that except for one over 300 day. I carried an insulin pen but no needles!!! I'm very shy about doing shots in public. Other wise, as a 64 year graying old lady, I am feeling soooooo much better than the terrible winter of the lost honeymoon phase.
I can't tell when I am low and am really worried about passing out on the job, so I say keep my target higher at about…Continue
Added by greymore on May 16, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments
I had a great week, and felt completely encouraged based off of one conversation with this lady! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/05/she-made-my-week.html
Added by Dkinsey on May 16, 2013 at 7:12am — No Comments
where to test blood sugars has never been an issue for us because we choose to test anywhere, listen to Nikki and Maddy talk about where it's ok to test! Please feel free to share our diabetes tidbits with your community
where to test "A Diabetes Tidbit "
Looking for a job
When was the last time you looked for new job? I am in the process right now of trying to find an online adjunct professorship position. Because of my RA I cannot work full time so I am stuck looking for a part time job. So far despite working at it a lot I cannot seem to land that one job. I have been offered a job full time job teaching in Indianapolis. I had to turn it down because I could not think of…Continue
A Laughing Lesson
A friend of mine, we will call him Jason lived in a homeless shelter. Jason would tell you he was not homeless at all, rather he was housing challenged. He would tell you he was not diabetic, rather he was overly sugar blessed. He did not have aides; rather his immune system was lazy.
I met Jason while volunteering at the shelter and his smile and laugh were…Continue
Added by rick phillips on May 15, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
When it comes to bolusing are you a pessimist or an optimist? I think that for the first year on the pump I’ve been a pessimist because if I wasn’t quite sure of the carbs in a food then I would bolus less than I should have. I recently went to my endo and she yelled at me to bolus-bolus-bolus for all food that I intake!! Since then my numbers have been better especially when I go out to eat or somewhere else where I’m not quite sure how the food was made. I’ve learned that I must bolus a…Continue
Today my husband and I both woke up in one of those blah days; him not feeling too great as his blood sugar is 238 and he is having kidney problems and tomorrow he has to go to the hospital for a Radiology CT Scan and then he goes on the 20th for an MRI and urology appointment and then another Radiology BE Scan; all of this from him having kidney stones and having had a colonoscopy about two weeks ago and them not being able to go any further in his colon than they went. He's starting to get…Continue