All Blog Posts (14,452)

What The Kids Think?

We are often told what thoughts and feelings our parents with children who are diabetics think and feel, but I wonder what the children of diabetic parents think, or thought as they grew up?

A complete role reversal where the children often feel like they are responsible for the parents, or a loss of the feelings of safety and security that a parent often provides? As much as we would like to hope it never happens, the frequent news stories of children “saving” diabetic parents is…


Added by Diabetic Dad on January 24, 2015 at 4:51pm — 2 Comments

Juicing and calculating carbs

I'm toying with the idea of buying a Nutribullet RX to start juicing but am hesitant to do so due to all the sugar in the fruits. Has anyone had any experience in calculating carbs/insulin for any recipes? Even w/ 'green smoothies' I'm very inexperienced.

Added by Emily on January 24, 2015 at 8:43am — No Comments


How about a little trip down memory lane from an old-timer at TuD? I know I'm not the only one, so please chime in with your own memories from Ye Olde Days!

I had never belonged to any social networking site, though I had lurked at one (the ubiquitous facebook came much later when I finally admitted it might be the only way to keep track of my busy daughter and nieces!). My D had been diagnosed a few months earlier and the focus it took to try for control had sapped my creative…


Added by Judith in Portland on January 23, 2015 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Diabuddies a second take

Diabuddies a second take

This past week I read a blog that touched me. Often the blogs that are so compelling to me are found here on TUDiabetes. There is a reason for that. Aside from two efforts I seldom read other blogs. I write enough blogsI am afraid of copying something I have read (inadvertently of course) without providing proper attribution to the author. I figure if I do…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on January 23, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment


There is sure a lot of talk about “change” here on TuD, and I would like to put my two cents on the topic.

“Nobody likes change.” At least that is what I am told. I like change. I find it weird places. Sometimes if you save that change, you end up with a nice little stockpile for something nice. On occasions change in my car, becomes a treat. are not talking about that change...

My daughter likes to change. She puts on a different outfit several times a day…


Added by Stoner on January 23, 2015 at 3:45pm — 2 Comments

3 Months of Diabetes

Wednesday marked 3 months of Brennan having diabetes. These 3 months have been very difficult adjusting to the fact that I now have 2 kids with diabetes. Brennan is doing a lot better handling his diabetes. He has taken an interest in checking his own blood sugar. He throws a fit if I try to check it for him. I have seen a bigger bond between Griffin and Brennan since now they both have diabetes. They were always close but now they seem so much closer. Griffin is always there to help his…


Added by Jennifer on January 23, 2015 at 7:56am — 2 Comments

You Don't Know My Pain

Every now and then I am hit with a world crushing realization. Chronic pain is virtually invisible to everyone who doesn't live with it. They can't see the pain, they can't feel it, therefore they don't realize how very bad and soul draining it is. And they tend to assume the pain sufferer is lazy, unreliable, and a "deadbeat".…


Added by Tamra on January 22, 2015 at 12:02pm — 6 Comments


I am not the only one that does it, does unhealthy things when I am nervous and anxious.? No. I ate lunch yesterday with a friend who is a Type 2. Although he as lost over a hundred pounds, he had a huge hot dog smothered in onions, cheese fries and a diet coke for lunch. This was while he was explaining to me that he feel so bad he went to the ER last night. I can guarentee he will feel worse once this meal hits. He is a culinary artist and knows a lot about diabetes. The last time he was…


Added by lotsofshots on January 22, 2015 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Things are finally looking up

Things are finally looking up! After weeks of not knowing how I would be able to go on, life has returned to semi normal as before. Still hurts but it's apart of life now. I've gotten better control of my diabetes this last week or so. Feeling better def helps. Hope everyone is having a good week.

Added by Mekenzie D on January 21, 2015 at 7:44pm — 2 Comments

Vertigo Treatments?

I posted about this yesterday I think but no one replied. Sorry that this is a repeat. I have vertigo and was given meclazine/dramamine to treat it 3x per day and told not to drive until it resolves. I'm so dopey and out of it from the dramamine that I can't take it except for at night though but I noticed today when it wore off, 24 hours or so, the dizziness seemed to get worse. It gets worse when I move around generally with quick movements, bending down etc. Last night I tried the non…


Added by meee on January 21, 2015 at 4:59pm — 9 Comments


So last week my best friend planned a bon fire night at the beach with some girls, complete with hot dogs, s'mores, and campfire tunes. Caught up in the moment, I didn't bolus for my food, two hot dogs and two marshmallows, or 56 carbs. Funny how I remember exactly what I ate...I probably intended to bolus at some point, but I got wrapped up in cooking hot dogs for everyone else and just enjoying myself. There was also sand over the place, so I didn't really want to…


Added by Sumattox on January 21, 2015 at 12:41pm — 2 Comments

The Field Of Diabetes Is Overrun . . .

. . . with ultracrepidarians.


Added by David (dns) on January 21, 2015 at 11:44am — 10 Comments

Blog Number 280

Blog Number 280

Wow what an exciting time for our community!! Emily’s post on January 20’th lets us know how the community will go forward using the new discourse backbone. It is also an exciting time for me personally so I thought this morning I would combine the two pieces of good news in one post. It is estimated that a complete change over made in…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on January 21, 2015 at 5:30am — 14 Comments

Overwhelmed by being OVERWHELMED

Since I can remember, ive always felt different than everyone else, as a child i had these extreme intense feelings of being lost and not belonging in my body. Ive always had the feeling of emptyness and seeking something far greater then what I knew, I come from a family with very limited emotional support, they always supperted the relisation of diabetes but never the emosional side of it. I am now at a place inmy life where i am very much overwhelmed, with all the left right slaps that…


Added by Leoni on January 21, 2015 at 2:12am — No Comments

Where I am Now

I have made a lot of lifestyle changes over the last several months. I eat a very strict diet, exercise regularly, check my blood sugar several times every day, adjust my insulin accordingly. Through taking notes and paying close attention to my body and actions I have learned a few things both good and bad.

1. The dawn phenomenon can go die in a fire. I can do so well and have the most perfect blood sugars, and then I go to bed and when I wake in the morning my blood sugar is around…


Added by Tamra on January 20, 2015 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment

The Joslin Clinic DO IT program in Boston, MA

Hello Everyone,

I just joined this diabetes community website this morning and can't believe all the information I have at my fingertips! Thank you for sharing!

Little about me... I am a recently diagnosed type 1 as of October 31st (Halloween, I know, right?)

Did the Joslin Clinic…


Added by Mike Morin on January 20, 2015 at 10:45am — 3 Comments

New year, new day, new start.

Excited but nervous..tomorrow will consist of dr appointments all day. Seeing a couple different ones to try to figure out things. Hopefully this new change will mean new starts for this year. Change is scary, but you've got to take that first step sat some point.

Added by Mekenzie D on January 19, 2015 at 6:17am — No Comments


Hi All !!

Whoa ! its been a long time since I have blogged.

Since I stumbled across this new path of diet which is "THE PALEO APPROACH" by Sarah Ballntyne, I, like every beginner, do have a lot of queries with this new found diet.

First things first ...

1)What is Paleo ?

2) Is AIP ( Auto immune protocol) diet the same as Paleo?

3) Low carb High fat Diet the same as paleo ?

4) Overall Paleo is L.C.H.F (Low carb High fat) or H.P.H.F (High Protein High…


Added by dr.sunayana on January 18, 2015 at 11:36pm — 2 Comments

metformin problems, terrible suffering- but not G.I.

My blood sugar has been in the normal range on metformin. (75-105). I have tried several different doses with good results. But after about 6 months on the drug I started to have sweating, hot flashes and severe chills. I get these temperature changes in quick succession - and have to bundle up and strip off my sweater and more many times a day, hot flashes then minutes later I am freezing and have to cover up.

My doctor recommended berberine but I just read it damages the liver. I am…


Added by mariejean on January 18, 2015 at 2:26pm — 1 Comment

Artificial Pancreas Update (Jan 2015)

Sound track for this blog is "Living After Midnight" by Judas Priest, but performed by The Donnas:!/s/Living+After+Midnight+Judas+Priest/3ASqUY

Research into the Artificial Pancreas (AP) continues to move forward.  The term "artificial pancreas" refers to using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to feed data to a computer, which controls an insulin pump, and in…


Added by joshualevy on January 17, 2015 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives













From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

Spare A Rose, Save A Child for Valentines Day

Here’s a new way to celebrate Valentines Day: Buy a dozen roses, spare the cost of one (about $5) and donate to IDF’s Life for a Child program. By doing this, you will help children in need of life saving insulin. Those of Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Announces Interim Executive Director as Manny Hernandez, Co-Founder and President, Steps Down

Read the Spanish version of the announcement. BERKELEY, CA: January 15, 2015 – Manny Hernandez, President and Co-Founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF), has announced his decision to step down as President of the organization. “Diabetes Hands Foundation has Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, has type 1)
Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service