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How to treat a low?

How to treat a low?

So I am writing this at 2 AM on Friday morning since I am awake due to a low. Of course I went to bed high and I corrected, which made me low, and so here I sit. I want to go to pantry and rage eat. I mean I can and would right now consume 5,000 calories if I could and not gain weight or feel ill in the morning. Of course if I consumed what I want I would…

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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on November 21, 2014 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Life Lessons Learned From Being Diseased

First, don't give me any flack about the title. I know many diabetics refuse to be labeled as "diseased". I personally don't care how I am labeled; diseased, conditioned, chronic-ed, mellitused, special, unique, insulin challenged, defective... just don't call me disabled (and don't frickin' pronounce it "diabetus"). I am perfectly able of doing anything any non-diabetic can do, except produce my own insulin. I simply chose this title because I thought it would spike some…

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Added by Tamra on November 20, 2014 at 11:12pm — 1 Comment

Extra Reading

JDCA "State of the Cure" Update

Each year the JDCA (Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance) puts together a summary of cure research.  As a JDCA fellow I contributed information to this effort, although I did not help write the report.  In my opinion, it's a excellent document, well worth reading.  It's only about 15 pages long.  In addition to scientific information on a cure, it also includes information on money: how it's raised, who spends how much,…

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Added by joshualevy on November 20, 2014 at 6:40pm — 2 Comments

Every mouth has a tail to tell

6.11 am here in the SHIRE waiting for the Sun to appear had a restless night due to teeth extractions and following infection but antibiotics running there course do nothing for the pain the aching wanting to bang your head on the wall for some relief Jimbob has kept me company most of the night angel finally dropped of to sleep so keeping out of the bedroom so she can sleep even Angels need to rest,Brian has taken over the looking after me Brieni would but she has trouble getting up the…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 20, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Cataract Surgery

I had cataract surgery on my right eye last Thursday. My doctor had been telling me for 10 years that I had cataracts but they were not bad enough to operate. Well my time was up and now I wish I had done it sooner! My vision in my right eye is so much clearer it is like night and day compared to my left eye (surgery in January for that one). Now when I close my right eye and look through the left, it is like looking through a 1972 headlight that is clouded over. I can't wait for 2 good eyes…

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Added by Stress on November 19, 2014 at 5:40am — 3 Comments

Carter

Hi,

Our son Carter was diagnosed with T1D on July 21,2012 just three days shy of his fourth birthday! Although challenging at times, we have refused to let this disease define him, his life or our lives! He has faced it with more courage and grace than anyone I know! His understanding of the disease is…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on November 18, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

What does your diabetes look like?

What does your diabetes look like?

That was the question asked by Emily Coles on October 22, 2014. It was asked in relation to the Betes presentation which occurred the following week. Of course we have had Betes on a few times for special presentations and we are fortunate to have Marina as one of our more active members. You can check in on her page at this page:…



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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on November 18, 2014 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

Happy Birthday Cooper. 7 already?

I remember laying in a hospital bed seven years ago today waiting to meet my little man. I can't believe he is seven already it sounds so old. He told me that he will pretend to be six so I won't be sad he's growing up. Cooper sat up early, walked early, talked early,he did everything early. Thinking back on all of these milestones I can't help but to think that God was preparing us for what was to come. Having a child with diabetes has taught our family so much and it's turned Cooper into a…

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Added by Kate on November 17, 2014 at 4:28pm — 2 Comments

Which is better?

Having this discussion with some1 lately and would love to hear some other D's opinions.

Is it better to get diagnosed so young that you don't know any different?
Or is it better to get diagnosed at 13, 20, 30, 40 ect so you got to live that many days without sticking a needle in yourself several times a day and counting every carb you eat but where the learning curve is greater.

Obvs its not gr8 having it either way but just wondered what you thought is better/worse?

Added by FionaT1 on November 17, 2014 at 4:45am — 19 Comments

Clinical Trials and swag

I reported a year ago I had been accepted to participate in the ACT1VE clinical trial of a replacement C peptide hormone as a potential treatment for peripheral diabetic neuropathy. Every Monday morning for a year I injected myself with 0.3 ml of drug. Since I do not have any symptoms or pain from diabetic neuropathy, I still have no idea whether or not I got the drug or placebo. But I finished the trial a couple of weeks ago and will find out once all the data has been tabulated. There were…

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Added by Clare on November 16, 2014 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

Artificial Pancreas Update (Nov 2014)

This is a quick update on several artificial pancreas (AP) projects.  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 some models, a glucagon pump as well.  Artificial pancreas refers to using existing technology in all these areas, but connecting them together so that a person does not need to worry about counting carbs or blood glucose levels.  It is all done…

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Added by joshualevy on November 15, 2014 at 1:07pm — 1 Comment

Ketones: the good, the bad, the… misunderstood

This is going to be a long blog post… but I woke up today feeling like I had to write it because I see so many people not understand the subject. And it’s important for people with diabetes — and parents of children with type 1 diabetes especially — to know what’s going on when ketones are present.

I see a lot of parents saying that high blood sugars and ketones go hand in hand, and that if you let your child’s blood sugar get…

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Added by Elizabeth on November 15, 2014 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Which Pump to go with?

We are trying to figure out which Pump to go with. The 2 pumps we narrowed it down to is the Animas Ping and the Accu-chek comp. My daughter is 10 and very active. She plays sports and Cheers. I would love to hear for anyone that uses these pumps?

Added by momofkakes on November 14, 2014 at 9:42pm — 5 Comments

World Diabetes Day

Happy World Diabetes Day Everyone. I thought I would share what we did in my sons school to recognize this day. My son Luke who is 9 has been living with diabetes for what will be 7 years next month. Each year we always do something to spread awareness at his school. One year we had everyone wear blue, another year we had people donate a dollar to wear a hat on Friday which the money was donated to the JDRF, and last year we did a school wide Big Blue Test. We have done so many different…

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Added by Leslie on November 14, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

What motivates you?

What motivates you to want to change something in your life that may not be working for you?



I've worked with people who have diabetes for the last 13 years, and one thing I try to do is help motivate people who want to change. Telling someone what to do is never effective. I have found what works is ultimately letting someone decide when they want to make the change and what changes, if any, they are ready to make. That’s when I provide guidance and support along the… Continue

Added by jpulizzi on November 14, 2014 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Another birthday down

Hopefully more to go!  I'm 24 today though. I'm hoping to get some sort of birthday goodie at the bakery if I can find one with nutrition information . Not like I actually care what it is, I'm not too picky with baked goodies lol. 

It still feels really cool to be born on the same day as Frederick Banting , and that dude would save my life so many years later even though he's not alive to see it.  It's not just my birthday and World Diabetes Day, it's also Frederick Banting's. So many…

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Added by Sensorium139 on November 14, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Fighting Diabetes For 9 Years Now!

Hello fellow Delta Warriors! Today, on this date 9 years ago I was drafted as D warrior. It was on this morning that I woke up so sick, feeling dizzy and began to start throwing up. Felt like it was never going to end. My wife was concern of my situation. She helped me put some cloths on. Assisted me down the stairs to our vehicle for the trip to the emergency room. It was there at the emergency room that I learned that I was a type 2 diabetic. The last 9 years has had its ups down working…

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Added by Tim on November 14, 2014 at 8:56am — 2 Comments

World Diabetes Day - The Problem with World Wide Access to Insulin

World Diabetes Day - The Problem with World Wide Access to Insulin



First of all let me wish you a Happy World Diabetes Day. Seems a hallow greeting doesn’t it? Maybe it is just me, but celebrating World…

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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on November 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Post #2 I'm Still Here!!

I finally found where to continue this, lol!! I'm a bit computer challenged!!

So I'm doing ok. Trying to get a strips my insurance will pay for, think I did. Hopefully it doesn't snow til later so I can drive the 30 miles to walmart in my non 4-wheel drive truck over the mountains to get it.

Metformin isn't too much fun, cause of the side effects, but it was helping my levels go down, till I got tingly in the face after taking it and was told to go off it, but doc office just…

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Added by mama11 on November 13, 2014 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

A type 2 blog

A few day ago my good friend Rick wrote a blog about how there are few blogs that are written by Type 2 diabetics. Of course he is right, even though our numbers are great few of us choose to blog. I decided then to do my part and write a blog but the question was what to write about. I soon that realized a subject brought up by Stoner, another friend of mine. "What is it like to have Diabetes" would be an…

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Added by Stemwinder (Gary) on November 12, 2014 at 7:38pm — 8 Comments

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