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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 — 2 Comments

Do you carry glucose tabs with you at all times? Do you have a glucogon kit for emergencies? Does anyone besides you know how to use it?

I had a really bad day today...

This morning I took my Lantus as usual, but about an hour later I was shaking severely, nauseated, and my heart was pounding like crazy. I could barely speak, and it was hard to think. There's no way I would have been able to walk to another room to get help. 

I checked…

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Added by Emmy on December 19, 2014 at 10:08pm — 2 Comments

Update:

Well, since my last blog post, I have talked to and connected to some people on here, and I have to say! I am feeling better. And confident.

I went to a nutritionist and diabetic educator this week. We spoke about some of my concerns and the issues I have faced in the past with other doctors. And I am confident that things are going to start changing. Or, at least, I am hoping to make baby steps to change them.

I still hate being diabetic and I hate that it makes everything…

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Added by beautyandwonderment on December 19, 2014 at 1:53pm — 2 Comments

lixesenatide and lantus

I have just completed a trial program where i took lixisenatide and lantus in one pen. Lixisenatide is a glp 1 agonist just like byetta or victoza or bydureon. My aic went down to 5.1 from over 8.To me the conclusion i have drawn is that combining a long acting insulin with a glp1 agonist is much more effective than just a long acting insulin. I suspect it can help delay the need for humilin or other faster acting insulins that may be needed before meals.

Lixisenatide has been approved…

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Added by Joel Steinberg on December 19, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Burnout Incognito: Silent but Deadly

A couple months ago (in my blog) I posted an entry about burnout. Well there is something that I didn't realize until today. Burnout can happen without you even knowing. It took a big smack in the face from fellow diabetics to wake me up from my daydream of sorts. You see, I made some choices that didn't set well with some of my diabuddies. I was upset at some things that were said & couldn't see it at the time. They were right. Over the past couple of months I was making poor choices…

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Added by Taylor_B on December 18, 2014 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

Best A1C Ever

Yesterday was C's quarterly endo appointment and it was the best one we've had so far. Usually C is very nervous when he gets his blood drawn. When he was younger his brother and sister would come with us and they would try to distract him by telling him jokes and reading him books. But since his appointment was during a school day they did not come with us this time. Of course I was a little apprehensive since this was the first time they wouldn't be here to distract him. He did great…

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Added by Kelly on December 18, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

I Am Not Normal

A bit of a rant...the following is my own personal opinion.

My entire life I have been told by friends, family, and even doctors that I can "live a normal life". That is a very loose term if you look at it from the point of view of a diabetic. What the hell do you mean by a "normal" life?

I don't see "normal" people having to check their blood sugar a minimum of four times a day. I don't see "normal" people having to take six shots a day. I don't see "normal" people having to…

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Added by Tamra on December 17, 2014 at 7:00pm — 11 Comments

Proof Low Carb Works (for me)

T2, 35 yrs since diagnosed, never in control, ADA suggestions followed, kidney doctor followed, internal med. doc. followed...NOT.....NOW I found a listening, loving and logical Endo. in Sept....my A1c was 9.5 and killing me. He set me straight on the carb path, I followed it to the "t" and yesterday had a solid 5.1 A1c test...he nearly danced for me. Went through 2 surgeries and kept BG in control with a lotta testing, nurses were in dismay, dr. supported my efforts. I eat 15-45-30 carbs a…

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Added by Sandy on December 17, 2014 at 12:00pm — 11 Comments

New My First Entry

I have never done this before. I hope I;m in the right place. I have had diabetes for about 12 years. Totally out of control. I take Metformin,Novalog and Lantus. My sugar are all over the place. I'm just chasing them. In the last week my sugars have been 292, 327, 217, 463,68, 158, 195 ect.. This is better then they used to be. I have been in the low 30's several times and over 600 several times. My problem is I want to eat what I want when I want. I act like I don't have diabetes. I am…

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Added by Christine on December 17, 2014 at 6:15am — 4 Comments

New Animas pumper!

I'm on my Animas Vibe pump for 5 days now. I really love the Animas color screen and the integrated Dexcom CGM ! After 10 years with a Medtronic pump (712-715-722) I was ready for a change!

Added by Mario on December 16, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Philmont

Philmont

Yesterday morning I published a long version of my diagnosis story on the web site administered by my friend Scott Johnson. If you are so inclined you can view the site at the following address:



http://wp.me/p2FeRC-1yK



A bit about Scott, he is a long time blogger and he operates one of the premiere independent blog…

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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on December 16, 2014 at 3:00am — 9 Comments

A Room for Wonder and Awe

"I did not ask for success; I asked for wonder.

And You gave it to me"

"Khob gebetn vunder anshtot glik, un du host zey mir gegebn.



--Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Rabbi Heschel, some years ago made a significant difference in my life through his book The Sabbath I am not Jewish, and this blog is not intended to proselytize for any religion or belief system. However, as we all struggle, wrestle, and then…

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Added by Lorraine on December 15, 2014 at 8:50am — 2 Comments

A1c

Lately I've gone a bit crazy adjusting pump settings trying to get my blood sugars to stay at SOME semblance of stable. I got my A1c the other day fully expecting it to be no better than my last one (which was 7.9) because I've been having so many crazy highs and lows. My blood sugar over the past month has ranged from 2.2 (40) to 26.3 (473).

What a happy surprise when my A1c came back at 7.2!!!

To put that in perspective: Over the past 3-4 years I have had ONE other A1c of…

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Added by Jen on December 13, 2014 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

It Gets Kind of Depressing

I was officially diagnosed with Type II Diabetes on October 3rd. This revelation came on the heels of my husband losing his job (and therefore our health insurance). A week later we left on a two and a half week road trip/book tour (I'm a published author).

Needless to say, the past two months have been stressful. I've been having to learn all I can about living with diabetes through magazine articles, books, and websites. I had been given the offer of diabetes education but it's…

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Added by Kristinemac777 on December 13, 2014 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Words of Wisdom from Spongebob

I am sorry that I disappeared without warning, but I developed more health issues than I could handle so I stopped the computer and tried to get better. Nothing is worse than complaining, and especially about a bunch of other chronic illnesses when this site…

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Added by lotsofshots on December 12, 2014 at 2:19pm — 13 Comments

Your Type 2 May Vary.

"Your diabetes may vary" is a phrase often repeated on this site. For my title I chose to substitute "Type 2" for the word "Diabetes. I did this because type 2 is extremely variable. It has many forms requiring different levels of treatment.

I write this because someone complained to me that my last blog A type 2 Blog was depressing. He went on to explain that he controlled his D with diet and…

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Added by Stemwinder (Gary) on December 10, 2014 at 6:30pm — 12 Comments

Comparing ALL the Insulin Pumps!

I've used almost all of the insulin pumps on the market (that's a long and winding story itself) over the last 14 years of pumping, so when people want my opinion on a pump, I ask them to pull up a chair and grab a cup of coffee. I'll drop some knowledge.

As Tech Editor for ASweetLife.org, I recently published the most massive pump comparison analysis you've ever had the…

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Added by MelissaBL on December 9, 2014 at 2:06pm — 6 Comments

Its that time of year again..

If you think this is going to be a post about Christmas and diabetes then you came to the wrong blog. This is all about self promotion! haha.

Around this time last year I posted this blog http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/blogs/merry-early-christmas

Well, I was feeling musical again so I decided to clone myself and play Carol of the Bells!…

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Added by TimmyMac on December 9, 2014 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Have you ever believed you were cured?

Have you ever believed you were cured?

A few days ago I ran across two incidences of people who at some time after diagnosis felt they had been cured. One gentleman simply went off his medication after he had been using insulin. He reported that he was willing to take insulin but when the doctor moved him to metformin, he felt he was cured and stopped using diabetes medication. He…

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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on December 9, 2014 at 6:00am — 13 Comments

Dear All Please guide me as I am really confused My 10 years old son was diagonosed for Type 1 in March 2014 7 his c-pepetide was 0.25 recently i got it teted & it was 1.1 which is normal Now 1 docto…

Dear All

Please guide me as I am really confused

My 10 years old son was diagonosed for Type 1 in March 2014 7 his c-pepetide was 0.25

recently i got it teted & it was 1.1 which is normal

Now 1 doctor says it is type 1 and asks us to take Insulin 7 the other doctor tells us that it is type-2 and has prescribed tablets

Amaryl 1mg half tablet daily

pioz mf 7.5mg 1 tablet daily

Also please guide me whether my son is type 1 or type 2 as he is very…

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Added by shahpuri on December 8, 2014 at 12:01am — 6 Comments

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