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A very nice surprise

My A1c's have been good for a long time, but this year they have been going in the wrong direction. 5.4, then 5.6, then 5.8. I've been preparing myself for news that my test results are no longer in the non-diabetic range (4.7 tp 5.8 at the lab I use).
I went in this morning and got the results a half hour later.......
If you hear a noise when you open your front door, that may be me shouting it from the rooftops. That's 33 in a row under 6.

Added by Lloyd on October 30, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Halloween Memories

Halloween Memories

I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 17 so as a child I did not have conflicts about candy. By the time I was diagnosed, the celebration of Halloween with candy was in my past. The same for my sons, who are not diabetic and therefore we (mostly me) took them around the neighborhood each year and they got to enjoy the candy associated with the…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on October 30, 2014 at 3:00am — 2 Comments


I was diagnosed at the age of 5 . I have struggled and fought with my diabetes a lot especially during my teen years. I suffered DKA when I was 14 and almost lost my life . I learned from that day forward that I needed to love myself and take care of myself . It happened because I wasn’t eating or taking my…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on October 29, 2014 at 12:25pm — No Comments

A Good Doctor

I'm increasingly glad that I ended up with my current primary doctor. He is not perfect, no doctor is, but he meets all my criteria for a good doctor. He listens to me when I talk to him. He takes all my health conditions into consideration when dealing with individual issues. He wants me to know what he knows, not just treating me without explaining. He doesn't jump to medication, he considers all possible treatments and chooses the best for my situation. He works with me, he knows I am a…


Added by Tamra on October 29, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

Important advocacy for diabetes care

Important advocacy for diabetes care

I will be joining several people on October 29, 2014 using twitter to advocate for 3 very important causes related to diabetes. The twitter event starts at 8:00 PM Eastern and will last one hour. If you use twitter, please join us. If not please write you US House Representative or US Senators and ask their support for…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on October 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

The Fault in Our Stars.. Diabetes perspective.

I like every other teenage girl on the planet have a great love for romantic movies. TFIOS is one the greatest love stories on the planet. Hazel bumped into Gus by pure accident almost running him into a door! This would soon become one of the most important things to ever happen to her and him also. This shows that not everything begins perfectly. You may have had a rocky start to your diabetic life but it doesn't need to carry on this way, it could become a strength rather than a weakness.…


Added by Sara_Louise on October 26, 2014 at 3:03pm — 3 Comments

21 day Sugar Detox Challenge

21 days to ditch the sugar habit

Okay everyone 5 friends and I are doing a 21 day sugar detox starting tomorrow.  This will bring us to November 14th.  Cleaning out your system and ridding of all bad is…


Added by Jill Knapp on October 26, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dealing with our dog Rocky who also has diabetes is stressful.

Just dealing with his every day care is not too bad, but for the last 2-3 weeks he has not been eating much. He's lost over a pound and we've had him to the vet's 3 times in the space of a week and a half.

I find myself looking to comfort foods and I know it's because we are concerned and worried about him.

I am not writing this post in order to get you to read his blog, but if you are interested it's…


Added by Ila on October 26, 2014 at 6:33am — 4 Comments

Our Second Diabetes Diagnosis

The day Griffin was diagnosed with diabetes was one of my darkest days. I never imagined I would have to go through it all over again with another one of my children. Last weekend my 5 year old son Brennan was very lethargic and he didn't seem like himself he was laying around and he was very whiny. I thought he was probably getting a cold or something. Then Monday came around and he seemed okay he just kept telling me he was tired and he looked a little thinner than normal and I was like oh…


Added by Jennifer on October 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Type-1 and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A reader of this blog asked me what I knew about the relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Type-1 Diabetes.  I didn't know anything, but over the last few weeks, I've been looking through the research.  There is not a lot, but what there is, I've summarized here.

The sound track for this posting is Bon Jovi's I'll Sleep When I'm Dead:…


Added by joshualevy on October 24, 2014 at 7:10pm — 2 Comments

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

This is purely my own experience and opinion.

There are arguments out there that claim taking vitamin and mineral supplements does nothing to help improve health. That they are a waste of money, and in some cases can be harmful. Some state that our bodies can't properly metabolize the supplements in pill form because our bodies are made to draw the nutrients from the source (food, etc.) and so just spill the nutrients from pills through the bodies urine.

I can't say if these…


Added by Tamra on October 23, 2014 at 7:26pm — 7 Comments

Reflecting...and celebrating, With a little guilt.

So, today was my 6 month endo appt. No big deal, right? Well today while talking to her, I was overwhelmed by so many emotions. Pride. Joy. Luck. Amazement. And guilt. Why guilt? Ill get to that.

I dont really blog much, but wanted to share this with my TuD fam.

Endo (after looking at my blood work): Well, your cholesterol is about 25 points too high, and you could probably stand to lose about 15 pounds.

Me (after all these things hit me): Uh, really? Thats…


Added by Dan P on October 23, 2014 at 5:30pm — 12 Comments

Achy Breaky Chest

Achy Breaky Chest

Well it’s over. I mean it’s not completely over, but most of the way. The hard part at least is done; I am feeling better and yada-yada. Actually things went very well and while I would have liked some changes it was about an 85% good thing as far as surgery is concerned. I mean let’s face it surgery is pretty close to the bottom of things you look forward…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on October 23, 2014 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

My gallbladder related stuff is unfortunately not over

I thought it'd all be over when I got it removed and the stones removed from my bile ducts/stents put in

Unfortunately , I still have a biliary stricture, meaning my biliary ducts are narrowed. I had my 3rd ERCP today with HIGH HOPES that it was done and over with and the stents would come out and I'd be free from this, but that was not the case at all.  It's very likely from the gallstone that was in the duct that left scarring and the previous 2 ERCP procedures 



Added by Sensorium139 on October 22, 2014 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

A corner of my desk

People say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. It's probably actually a person's desk.

    This one corner describes several parts of me. Some things one would expect to see on a teenage girl's desk; nail polish, a bobby pin, and pencils. Other parts are more distinctly me, such as a dead lightbulb,…


Added by Olivia on October 21, 2014 at 11:32pm — 4 Comments

A bit to do about nothing

My blood sugars are high again 22.5 along way a way from the 7 and below I need since being prescribed metformin my sugars have been high not really helping the situation by noshing cadburys giant buttons Jimbobs back is healing had a severe attack of fleas, which caused irritation to her back took her to the local vets who gave her anti biotics something for the itching and I gave her flea treatment also did the flea treatment on Brian and Brieni all seem to getting better it cost us £100…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on October 21, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Feeling Blue ?!

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.


November 1st – is Type 1 Diabetes Day

November 14th – is World Diabetes Day





I’m sure there are MANY people in the community that would not even have a clue that there even IS a month for Diabetes…


Added by edenseffort on October 21, 2014 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

Allison Caggia

Ten months later, my A1c is 6.5 and I’m still striving to get it lower. I always exercised but I’m even more proud of myself for my hard work because it’s more challenging as a diabetic. I have to know my numbers pre and post workout, bolus different, etc. While being diagnosed has been a game changer, I…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on October 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Is “gluten-free” another fad diet or is there something to it?

Lately I have heard a lot about a gluten free diet being referred to as the "next fad diet" (which kinda aggravates me). It may be a fad for some, but for many of us, it is a necessary way of life.

To start, the wheat we are eating nowadays is far different than it used to be.The strains have been crossbred over the years leading to a wheat that has 50% more gluten than its counterparts!

To top it off, for most of us, our bodies are not meant to be able to digest this much…


Added by jpulizzi on October 21, 2014 at 9:33am — No Comments

Telling who and when?

Telling Who and When?

Just a note to start, I am doing fine and I will write a blog about my surgery and other adventurers later in the week.

So yesterday there is a blog running that I wrote before my surgery, about my not telling the school nurse I was diabetic. It is both a bit funny and ironic. If you missed it on this site, fell free…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on October 21, 2014 at 2:30am — 7 Comments

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