TUDiabetes Mission and Beliefs
In the last couple of weeks I was in chat and an individual came in who was expressing a political view point that was different than mine. My immediate reaction was to attack but I saw he was a relatively new member, so I advised that we have two off limits topics in chat: religion and politics.…Continue
I'm a busy female in my late 40s and have had T1 for 34 years. HA1C is usually 6.8-7 though the last time it had gone up to 7.1. I've gained 10 pounds in the last 7 months and I hate it! My weight has always been pretty stable. I eat low carb, healthy foods. I'm 5'7" and weigh 168 now. I wear a Paradigm Minimed pump and use 35-40 units of Humalog a day. I'm gaining unsightly fat. I'm wondering if my insulin is making me fatter suddenly (but why?) or if there are other hormonal issues…Continue
So excited to share the website for "Ha!" Hypoglycemia Awareness. The mission of Ha is to increase awareness of hypoglycemia in the general public by teaching how to recognize the symptoms and how to respond when someone is experiencing hypoglycemia in public. This is a potentially life-saving skill which can be easily used when needed. On a plane, subway car, public bus, at the gym, on the street...when we are by ourselves we rely on the knowledge of those around us to communicate and…Continue
Added by Hoya Zoya on March 9, 2014 at 7:47am — No Comments
Thanks for your comments on dealing with bs spikes and carbs, etc
Apparently, I need to put even more effort into matching carbs to insulin. When I got a CGM I think I relaxed a bit and acted as though it would enable me to keep great Bs #s.
There are 2 things that I am doing that may help with these highs
#1 I had some blood work done recently and it showed no Chromium at all and so am taking 200mcg 2 to 3 times a day
#2 I have read in a few places about…Continue
Well, my name is Corey Smith and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in June of 1999 when I was 7 years old. I vividly remember thinking “I wonder if I will have to go to school..” shortly after the doctor told my family and I the news. Fast forward to 2014 and I’m now 22, but still a type 1 diabetic. I…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on March 6, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments
For many diabetics the hypo (hypoglycaemia) is a pretty scary and altogether awful experience. Some hypos can be easily managed whereas others can be totally debilitating and (embarrassingly) require aid from others. Fortunately, I've never experienced a hypo that I couldn't treat myself but I know a few people who have.
Luckily, my diabetes was caught relatively early, thanks to my mother who had been diagnosed prior to me and spotted the early signs. My mothers early catch meant…Continue
Types of Diabetes
(the worst kind of Diabetes part 2)
This past week I posted a blog that got way more attention than I had ever bargained for. What I posted was about an overheard conversation in the doctor’s office between two people who were a bit uneducated about the types and causes of diabetes. This post elicited responses that were for the most part valid and even…Continue
Today I spent two hours in the ophthalmologist's office. They did numerous tests, made me look at various light shows, read charts and choose between lenses. But the outcome is positive.
It is safe for me to have lasik eye surgery. As my eyesight is poor (-6), there is still a great chance that I will need to wear glasses afterwards. However, when not wearing my glasses I will be able to see enough to function properly.
This means a great deal of freedom for me. I will be able…Continue
Inpatient Diabetes Education Reduces Readmissions
There is an interesting study about inpatient diabetic education and the potential for reducing inpatient readmission. The problem is stated as follows:
Approximately 20% of sampled diabetic patients with an A1C equal to or greater than 9.0, are readmitted within 30 days of…Continue
If you check out my photos, you'll see a couple of them include a very special cat, Samantha. She was a fantastic companion, a cat who was a hero, who acted like a mother cat to her humans, but who never forgot to play. She died of kidney failure a few years ago, and we've been without a cat since. Over the past few months, we've been considering getting another cat, and over the past few weeks, we decided to fill that empty space and we started seriously looking through the shelter listings…Continue
So apparently “diabetes burnout” is an actual thing, I just found out myself that I’ve had it, and I have been a diabetic for the past 12 years. For a while, I thought I might be burning out myself but this disease, like any other, will wear you down. I know there are plenty of awful conditions in this world, and this one can be manageable, but goddamn diabetes is so unpredictable and fickle. Managing an organ that has failed you all day every day can get real tiring, especially when you do…Continue
So I was just wondering if anyone else can relate to this situation...
Earlier today I was getting a low BG (it was at about 70) and for some odd reason I got soooo angry! I ate my 15 grams of carbs, but still felt weak and shaky so I overreacted completely!
I went to McDonalds and ate 4 sausage biscuits, 2 apple pies, and a diet coke. All with no insulin to help ease the blow I'd get hit with about 10 minutes later.
But has anyone else gotten so mad that they did this or…
I was talking to a member the other day and he said he could not understand what his doctor wanted him to do. Apparently he was to readjust his carb ratios with a band of new service in the middle of the day with a higher ratio of sensitivity to reported blood sugar reports from 10AM to 2 PM, backing down his new level to the preexisting amounts thereafter. For some reason…Continue
Last Thursday February 27, I was honored by the members of Tudiabetes with two best of awards. I was floored and I am still a bit overwhelmed about winning. The two awards were the most creative and the second was Tudiabetes Comedian of the year. I cannot decide which award I value more. I have never thought I was especially creative, and while I often think I am…Continue
My tired little angel headed for bed tonight, bleary eyed and sweet. I headed down to read to her a minute or two later and she was half awake, bundled into her favorite blankets. I sat on her bed with her chosen book and she climbed into my lap and burrowed her face into my chest and sighed. I began to read softly, one arm around her, one holding the book, and her breathing became soft and regular. I knew she was asleep, yet I continued to read. Tears welled up at the overwhelming joy of…Continue
I'm back again, because it's time for me to get serious again.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 last year, and watched my diet closely for the first month. It didn't work entirely, and so my doc put me on Metformin. The metformin really helped, and I was back within normal ranges.
But then I started to use the met as a reason not to watch the diet. And then I ran out and neglected to go to the doc to get more for 2 months. So I had 2 months without meds and eating whatever I felt…Continue
hi looking for good kids apps either android or iTunes
kids recipes, online log book and kid friendly bgl monitor
My name, as you might have guessed from the title of the blog, is Dinesh and despite titling this blog 'Dinesh the Diabetic" I don't tend to bring up my diabetes at the earliest possible moment. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on November the 23rd 2008 and although it affects my everyday life, the majority of the people I meet don't notice, unless I whip out my injection and pump insulin into my flabby torso.
I'm currently in my 3rd year of studying Medical Physiology (which is…Continue
I want to tell you about what happened during the insurance payers' panel at the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit back in November. I've been meaning to write this up for some time now.
TL;DR version: some patients stood up and yelled at some insurance executives and then I had to share a plane ride home with one of them.
We were asked to politely write any questions on a post-it. A post-it.
We listened as each of the five panelists…Continue