when i started this journey in march, i signed up for many sites for information and get dozens of emails & tweets a week. but what i look forward to the most are updates from the groups the most.
Now the the chat here the people on there are so wonderful and helpful i have been welcomed and helped so much on there. i do encourage all new people do not be afraid jump in and join you will be welcomed and before you know it you will have more information and friends. at first i…Continue
I think many of us feel like that...i feel it when i fall ill, or my aims take two step behind when i fall ill, when there is a season of marriages taking place all around, when someone has somebody to talk to and feel the joy of vacations...today i have nobody but my family ...which is a big asset ....but i still feel lonely ... i try to make myself poise ...but this feeling keep coming back...
My wounds are still open ...
I know i cant have everything but still there is a lump in…
Added by pooja hurkat on May 19, 2013 at 7:34am — No Comments
Well we all know living alone with diabetes is scary, but this post isn't about diabetes, but is about living alone and scary medical emergencies.
The night before last I worked super late to support a youth activity our office was running. As part of that, I brought home some of the leftover snacks, including the tortilla chips.
Went to eat some last night (yeah, yeah, not many!). Discovered that someone (definitely NOT one of my colleagues) had mixed in the potato chips with…Continue
Today was a big day, it as the diabetes walk, my blogaversary, and my 100th post. I have to say though the best part of my day was the diabetes walk check out the event! http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2013/05/happy-blogaversary.html
So I used to receive my shipment of pods, lancets, and test strips on the 13th of every month. Then it went to the 15th. I get a call on the 11th saying how Abbott the company that makes the test strips I use for my meter, is no longer going to make them. So they have to send me a new meter. Now the meter I have is like a all in one kind, where I test my BS and it communicates with my pod on the amount of insulin I should have or take.
When I put the test strip in the meter and test…Continue
I got my divorce in Oct of 2010. Custody was a nightmare. The judge we had, retired in Dec and we got a new judge. Let me just make this very clear, I hate the state of North Carolina! The only good things that have come from me moving here are Sierra, Caden and Daniel. This state claims to be for the children and what is right for them, bullsh*t!!!!!
How can a state give 50/50 custody to a father, where you have shown then pictures of him drinking and smoking pot? How is it the a…Continue
Added by Christine910 on May 18, 2013 at 8:17am — No Comments
My name is Christine, I am 40 yrs old and I am a type 1 diabetic.
I thought it would be a good idea to tell my story, so others might be able to prevent it from happening to them.
Diabetes runs in my family and When I was pregnant with my last child, Caden, I found out 3 months before I had him that I had gestational diabetes. I only had to watch what I ate. I'm not your typical candidate for diabetes as my Endocrinologist told me. I was not over weight and I ate pretty…Continue
Added by Christine910 on May 18, 2013 at 8:09am — No Comments
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.(Albert Einstein)
OK, it is official I am insane. Because every single morning I do the same thing. Get up, check the dexcom, check my blood sugar and take some insulin and every single day I expect a different result. Did I play racquetball or swim the night before ? Did I eat in a restaurant ? Did I go high or low in the wee hours of the morning and have to do something about it? What PWD do every day…
i have heard that a person can take insulin according to his weight for better control, is it true. because i have tried a lot but slowly slowly i m reaching the figure of 80 units a day as my weight is 80kg . please advise
Anxiety and depression are two sides of the same coin. I have a genetic predisposition towards anxiety disorder, and I thought getting my first degree in psychology would help, and it has to a point, but an academic understanding and living with generalized anxiety are two different things.
Depression manifests in my life through feelings of confusion, sadness, and feelings of isolation. They are serious, not to be messed about with, the depths of despair. I have had these issues…Continue
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
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…