This is a reprint of an article I wrote for Multihulls Magazine Jan/Feb 2013. It was geared towards sailors and crew members who are not familiar with diabetes. As a person with diabetes, it would be a great primer for anyone you may sail with to be followed up with a discussion of a more detailed plan of action.
Insulin on Board
How to prepare for and respond to a diabetic emergency on your boat
What Would You Do?
Suppose you are out on an overnight cruise with…
Added by Erin on June 18, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Since I started using an omnipod in May my blood sugars have run a bit higher than I would like them to be but I figure that is to be expected when learning a completely different way to take insulin. In the pre-pump days my blood sugar would race like a Ferrari. It never went above 250 but often went below 50 and usually at a double down arrow pace. Since starting the pump I am amazed at how slowly my blood sugar moves now. It now is more like a Volvo - "boxy but safe". I will get tighter…Continue
Added by Clare on June 18, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments
Heat wave coming our way here in the Shire, sticky hot humid love to take full advantage of it but with heart disease diabetes and other ailments days like this do pose a problem for me getting breath at the best of times is an effort but like now it is difficult to say the least, there must be a slight breeze as I can see the pear tree in the middle of the garden slowly swaying well branches are swaying the lilac has died and the lovely smell gone until next year ask my green fingered Angel…Continue
Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 18, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Please read and leave comment. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/06/18/major-study-examines-meat-diabetes-link/?test=latestnews
I am officially going to be cheating on Medtronic with Dexcom. http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/06/cheater-cheater-pumpkin-eater.html
Sometimes I wish I could just drive away from diabetes ...how about you?
Here is my story. 30 some years ago I was hospitalized with pancreatitis twice ( probably from excess drinking with my job) and told that I would probably end up with diabetes later in my life. So in fact I did, 32 years later. Dr started me on 500 mg of metformin and that slowly increased over the years to 1000, then 1000 twice a day along with glipizide. My weight yoyoed trying different diets, but finally my doc upped my meds to include Januvia, which I took for about 3 years. I was…Continue
I just picked up my new diabetes alert bracelet. I got lucky and got a 2 for 1 special, so now my husband has one too. :) Then I got to thinking, this one is like a watch band with a two inch ID like band on the front, It opens up and has two stickers for me "This person is a diabetic, check card wallet for info" and "This person has severe allergies check wallet for info". On these cards is all the important info…Continue
Added by sdkate on June 17, 2013 at 8:24am — No Comments
Is anyone out there POSITIVE?
Today -- be positive. Say something positive, do something positive, think positive. Remember that you are alive and start where you are right now on a journey of positive action.
There are things you can't control. I get that. But there ARE things we CAN control. Be positive.
I stopped reading this website for awhile - it seems every blog was so negative. I know we all have problems - that's a given. BUT WE CAN still be joyful. Find a…Continue
The last time I blogged, I anticipated there was nothing more to add to my story. Even though it's past time I get a little "dull" in my life. it's not quite there yet. My foot has stalled out on progressively healing the wound. It's been [mostly] the same with a few setbacks and a few improvements. Dullsville!
On May 31,I was on my way to the Wound Clinic at St. Luke's when I started feeling extremely nauseous and then the pain hit. It was severe and in the center of the chest with…Continue
Since my daughter Angela has separated her and my grand daughters have been coming over on Sunday's. We spent a couple of hours at the pool drinking some Strawberry daiquiri she made . It has been a great couple weeks. This week started breakfast at Friendly's. Now there cooking stakes on the foremen grill. My girls are great, beautiful, and so smart i am a very lucky father.
Added by blueyes on June 16, 2013 at 2:28pm — No Comments
This morning I posted on Facebook this Boston Magazine article about the recent discovery by Boston Children's Hospital that the autoimmune attack that results in type 1 diabetes originates with the ATP/P2X7R pathway.
One of my friends, a kindergarten teacher who lived next door to me for years in Malden, MA, commented on my post,…Continue
So I'm leaving for California next week (117 hours to be exact not that I'm counting). I'm flying down by myself and since my family lives down there I'll be with them for 2 weeks until my parents come down. I'm super excited but the closer it gets the less excited I become. I'm a food lover and I tend to post pictures of my food on Facebook and my family down there is always telling me I CAN'T eat that. My family knows quite a bit about Type 2 my grandpa and uncle both have it but when it…Continue
So a week ago, I was in a car accident. I was rear ended by a rather large ford explorer while I was driving my little honda civic. The accident itself was not horrible, but it left me with some pretty painful back, neck, and knee aches. This lead me to seek medication from a doctor to help. Now I don't know if any of you have ever been on strong pain medication and muscle relaxants (which I take at bed and literally knock me out), but mixing them with high or low blood sugars can get pretty…Continue
Saturday here in the Shire started with rain I know it was rain because it tipper tapered on our bedroom window for most of the night, I even got out of bed at 3am to let smudge out due to her waking up song she has to get me out of my dream state quite meowing then loud meowing followed by scratching the bedroom carpet if all fails, after a while your mind although asleep well part of it waits for the morning wake up call which is usually to be let out do her business then come back into…Continue
Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 15, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
So a blog. This is a new experience and a new medium. We will have to see how it goes. Though I can not assure you of the quality of this blog, I am not sure I care. However, I do ask to keep all of your comments to a rating which you would allow your young children to read. That sounds so prestigious. Oh well. I guess I can start this off the same as one starts anything: at the beginning. Though I have experienced symptoms of diabetes for a year maybe two (I really couldn't tell you which),…Continue
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Added by Julie on June 14, 2013 at 2:17pm — No Comments
So I haven't been on here in a while, school took up most of my time, had to pull up grades, stress, etc. I haven't been able to check my blood sugar in months!( I know, bad right) I haven't been able to get strips but I know my body well enough to know what going on. Lately I just don't want to eat anything because its been hot(Florida) but I mange to snack on fruit. Weigh loss progress isn't what I hoped but have been slowly working on it. I have a check up in July and I'm just hoping for…Continue