So, today I am dropping off the insulin pump paperwork with my diabetes doc, and they are going to give the paperwork to their rep to get insurance coverage with different companies. So we'll see where it goes. I'm leaning towards the Ping, hoping it will be covered *fingers crossed*
I began using the pods when they first came out and went through the typical issues wen a pod alarmed.
When the smaller ones came out, I was also fearful of more alarms after reading how many of the users suffered with those issues. I was fortunate, until now, not to have suffered a string of alarms. Suddenly, in the past 2 weeks, I have had 5 fail from one box and still have 3 left.
I tried a new shipment and the first pod alarmed during priming.
Different times- middle of…
Added by richard meltzer on July 27, 2014 at 5:23pm — No Comments
Just couple of days ago I started with 1 unit of Humalog.
What I have observed is headaches and extreme thirst throughout the day after about 3-4 hours of taking insulin.
Does it go away after using homolog for certain time ( week, month)?
Should I ask my endo to switch to Novolog?
Highly appreciate any response on this.
I was transfered to the hospital in cairo, it was alot better to be honest i liked it there to be honest, there was a garden the food there was good , i was given the flexpens i use now and we had something like group therapy where we were educated how to deal with diabetes type 1, i didn't get any more needles i stayed there for about 3 weeks and headed home all my family members visited me and bought me presents, presents was the best part, my classmates and teachers were all sweet and…Continue
Added by merna1999ms on July 26, 2014 at 1:59pm — No Comments
So after half an hour from when i got home, the teacher rang my mom, i started to panic after the call was ended i asked my mum what the teacher wanted and she said nothing and i told mum what happened so both my parents are pharmacists so it was easy for my mum to put a two and a two and she figured that i had diabetes, the next night i felt a bit sick and when dad came home he said he wanted to test my blood sugar at the time i didn't know what was diabetes or blood sugar so i ran in the…Continue
Added by merna1999ms on July 26, 2014 at 1:51pm — No Comments
Hey to everyone who is currently reading this blog, this is my type 1 diagnose story.
I was 10 years old in the beginning of fifth grade so propably in the month of october when I was diagnosed, I was considered to be a chubby kid, i used to eat a lot of sweets I could eat a whole pack of sweets and chocolates alone, which lead to the exhaustion of my pancreas and eventually it to stop and i had a flu or something a short time before i was diagnosed which maybe was the virus to attack…
Added by merna1999ms on July 25, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I had been diagnosed with insulin resistance since 2005, I was 25 years old. I was in recovery from a long battle with Anorexia and Bulimia, and my mother who is a nurse realized my breath was smelling 'sweet'. I went to an endo, who did a 2 hour blood glucose test on me, and voila insulin resistance. I was put on 500mg of metformin a day and sent away with instructions to come back every 3 months for something called an A1c. And, of course, to eat right (yea, thanks for that... everyone at…Continue
My blood sugars were amazing while I was away at a week-long workshop! I brought all my own food due to allergies; the only thing I ate from the cafeteria was some fruit and some plain salad. Despite that I still had two days where I felt awful. I'm not sure what the cause of that was, but my blood sugars were great. The highest I went was, I think, 11.4 or something and I had no lows aside from a handful of readings in the high 3s.
The weird part is that the minute I got home the…Continue
Had another follow-up appointment for the infected abscess on my leg. I really am getting fed up with my doctor's office. I rarely get to see my actual doctor and every time I go in, I am seeing a new doctor and have to reexplain everything that's going on.
So, after explaining to this doctor about what's been going on with this abscess over the past three weeks, she examined it and agreed that it probably started from a bug bite. "I've seen this exact thing before, it started from a…Continue
Consensus Conference on glucose monitoring, patient input needed!
Emily Coles has this discussion running and I think it will be a hot topic (or I hope it is). The link to her post is:…
Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on July 24, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
Blood sugars have stablized with the Bydurion. It has taken about two monthes. Appetite is now more controled than during the first few weeks and b sugars are more consistently 95-120 for the mornings compared to 125-143 of the beginning.
2013….Not sure it gets easier, except one can discipline oneself to…Continue
Once a Zen master just set down to pronounce a sermon, when outside a bird started to sing. The master did not say a word and everybody listened to it.
When the bird stopped singing the master simply announced that the sermon was over, and he moved away.
-The Spirit of Zen, Lo Zen, by W. Watts
True creativity and alertness only arise when emptiness has seized the mind.
I am halfway there.
My mind is empty.
I remember back when I thought I was invincible.
I was one of the people with diabetes that never would get sick. I was not going to let that happen. I ate right, ran a lot, took my BG levels all the time, and saw the doctor. What happened was that I was not one of the lucky ones. I got all the complications and then some other things too. Am I the same person that I was before, still a person, still…Continue
Added by dgzee on July 22, 2014 at 8:05am — No Comments
So guys this is like a lyrics parody about diabetes of the song heart attack by DeMI LOVATO if you know her, so here are the lyrics:
Eating my snacks all up
‘Cause I don’t wanna feel low
If I ever did that
I think I’d never have my blood sugar low
Never put my diabetes out on the line
Never said "Yes" to the right snack
Always had trouble eating what I want
But when it comes to you, I’m never good enough
When I don’t…Continue
Added by merna1999ms on July 22, 2014 at 6:15am — No Comments
I originally posted this to my Blogger account (TamraGarcia.blogspot.com) on Feb 20, 2014.
On February 18th I had the first of , hopefully, only three eye surgeries. These surgeries are meant to help clean up and prevent more damage from Diabetic Retinopathy.
It all started many years ago, about seventeen years, I think. I was young and had good health insurance, but I was wild and didn't care about taking care of my health. I went in for a routine yearly eye exam and was told…Continue
Added by Tiki on July 21, 2014 at 8:40am — No Comments
In June I got my prescribed 10 test strips per day which equals 300/month. I'm a type 1 diabetic and I test my blood sugar 8-12 times per day because I'm active (I run marathons) and I drive a company car and do NOT want to go low and get in a car accident. So to protect my employer from liability I perform multiple blood sugar checks.
On July 19th I find out that I am now limited to 6 test strips per day! Because of the ACA!! My pharmacist and I are getting a medical pre…Continue
ALREADY, THANKS TO ALL WHOM COMMENTED ON MY INTRODUCTORY EMAIL, I AM TOUCHED. NOT SURE HOW YET TO MANEUVER AROUND THIS AWESOME WEBSITE, BUT I AM CONFIDENT SOMEONE WILL STEP FORWARD. WOW WHAT A BLESSING, TO HAVE FOUND YOU GUYS!! JUST BY ME RANDOMLY SEARCHING FOR SOME CONSOLATION FOR MY DEAR FRIEND. LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING THE WOMEN'S SUPPORT CONFERENCE ON JULY 23 @ 6:30 PM. I TRULY HOPE TO RUB A LOT OF MY POSITIVE ENERGY OFF ON EVERYONE. MAINLY BECAUSE SINCE MY…Continue