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January 2008 Blog Posts (108)

Review of the SymlinPen

I just posted a review of the SymlinPen on my primary blog. Here's a quick picture.

Overall this is a big improvement over a vial of Symlin and a syringe. But there are a few things that could be better.

Added by Bernard on January 31, 2008 at 7:39pm — No Comments

I'm pregnant!

I haven't even told my husband yet, but I must share the news! This is a safe place to share my ups and downs of pregnancy!

So I took a test last night at home, not really expecting much as I was only one day late, and there it was as clear as day "Pregnant" (the tests now spells it out for you in case the plus or minus or two lines are too confusing!)

Then again this morning I took another test as I was not convinced...and again "pregnant". Hmm, could this really… Continue

Added by Rachel Joy on January 31, 2008 at 4:16pm — 12 Comments

Short, but to the point

OMG, I went shopping yesterday.

I fit into size 14 pants. Two pant sizes since November 9.

I'm very happy right now..

ETA: I'm going to Disneyland on Superbowl Sunday, any good recommendations? I don't think we can bring in food. I don't remember. Any suggestions are…


Added by Veronica on January 31, 2008 at 4:06pm — 2 Comments

Lows at the gym

The past two nights I have been going low during my work outs. I don’t even have my basals on. I put it at a temp basal of 0% and all of a sudden during working out, the spots come

to my eyes and then the shakes. Ughh! Good thing I can still feel lows

or else I would be on the ground.

Actually, I found out from my trainer (yes, I see a trainer, wedding coming!) that someone passed out from a low blood sugar last week. Great! I definatly…


Added by Gina Capone on January 31, 2008 at 12:25pm — 5 Comments



Added by Riz on January 31, 2008 at 11:11am — 2 Comments

Famous Member....

So I was completely surprised today when I came across one of my tudiabetes "friends" in the Time for Kids magazine that I was reading with my 6th grade class. I instantly recognized Mollie's smiling eyes, and impressed my students when I told them I knew her. Way to go Mollie, and keep up the good example that you are!

Added by Toni Crebbin on January 30, 2008 at 9:12pm — No Comments


This blog is again for my brother. I HAVE lost track how many laser eye surgeries. He has gone thourgh. I cannot ever imagine what that was like. I know he has the courage to fight this and get thourgh this one more time.May god raise him up and heal him one more time. So he can bless us all and spread his love thourgh his artwork. Take care and I LOVE YA MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY !!!!! MY WISH RASCAQL FLATTS LOVE SIS

Added by diabeticidol 94 on January 30, 2008 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Awareness Angel

I just had to share this awareness angel for diabetes. I came across this site while surfing the internet. I just had to have it for my daughter's quilt that I'm making for her for the "Diabetes - Quilt of Life". It is embroidered onto a quilt block. She also does alot of other embroidery for awareness/hope/love/etc. Simply wonderful - and I thought I would pass this on to all…


Added by Ronda Darling on January 30, 2008 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Canine Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common hormonal disorders in dogs. Statistics show that one in 400 dogs develop diabetes. So you and your diabetic dog are not alone - many other pet owners are helping their dogs stay healthy and live normal lives with this disease.

Types of Diabetes

Most diabetic dogs have diabetes mellitus (pronounced MEL-uh-tus). In diabetes mellitus, the pancreatic islet cells that produce insulin are destroyed during episodes of pancreatitis or when…


Added by Amy on January 30, 2008 at 11:15am — No Comments


-I wrote his post in January when I jointed I thought I'd post it here too!

I've been a Type 1 diabetic since I was 11 years old. Needless to say, there have been a lot of changes and improvements in those 28+ long years. I do believe a cure will come some day - I'm not so sure I believe it will be in my life-time, but I sure do hope so.

My biggest hurdles currently… Continue

Added by Karen Graffeo on January 30, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Blogging at blogspot

Decided to move my blog.

I am no longer going to use this as a blog. You can read my blog at
I am going to do my best to update my blog daily there. I also joined the diabetes 365 project.

Added by Cody Turner on January 29, 2008 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Until there's a cure ... people with diabetes still need care.

Welcome if you are reading this blog post. I just wanted to let you know I am the founder and executive director for a diabetes assistance nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity. We take financial donations (of course) but we also accept unexpired diabetes supplies and used insulin pumps. You get a tax receipt and the supplies you send will be given away for free to people in need. We give away meters, lancets, test strips, pumps, and cash assistance to help buy insulin. No other…


Added by Lahle Wolfe on January 29, 2008 at 7:46pm — 3 Comments

Omnipod fun

Pod not giving me insulin, urgh 4th pod failure since I started. I did whack it today pretty hard with the barbell, maybe it is mad at me for that.

Added by Sarah on January 29, 2008 at 7:03pm — No Comments

The adventures of Thelma and Louise

What a day today was. I woke up at 133, and looking at Louise (my cgm), my overnight numbers looked good (no alarms, which is set at 180). I ate my usual breakfast and was off to school. About an hour later my high alarm went off and I was 188. I was in the middle of teaching so didn't go test at the moment, just thinking it was my peak post meal number. About 45 minutes later I glanced at Louise and was shocked to read 400! The graph on my screen went straight up! Thankfully I was just about… Continue

Added by Toni Crebbin on January 29, 2008 at 5:25pm — 2 Comments

Diabetes - Quilt for life

I am in the process of constructing a 3x3 "Quilt for Life" for my daughter Olivia. I am also planning on seeing the quilt for life being displayed on the Mall @ Washington DC. There are over 600 quilts right now. What a wonderful way to raise awareness and I'm sure seeing all those quilts displayed will be a emotional, but powerful experience.

From the Children with Diabetes website....

"We sincerely hope that…


Added by Ronda Darling on January 29, 2008 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Test Results!

So I called my doc to get my latest test results. Everything was good and again my A1C is 5.8. I also asked for my previous visits cholestrol results. They were good too. A total of 170, with 77 HDL, 70 LDL, and 113 tri. I wonder why I have to ask for my cholestrol numbers? I hate to admit I have not known them for over a year because my doc never includes them in my test results message.

Added by Erin on January 29, 2008 at 1:05pm — No Comments

My Presence

I do not hang out here at TuDiabetes enough so I promise you will notice the Ninjabetic showing up around these here parts.

This place is full of such cool stuff that I could lost in here! SWEET

Added by George Simmons on January 29, 2008 at 11:02am — No Comments

Help JDRF win $50,000 and be featured in Parade magazine

Dear Friends,

Just got this from the folks over at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness AND funds for diabetes:

Please take a minute of your time to help with this.


Reminder! Parade magazine’s “America’s Giving Challenge” ends tomorrow, January 31, 2008, at 3:00 pm.

Help JDRF win $50,000 and be featured in Parade magazine. Visit and click on… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on January 29, 2008 at 9:23am — No Comments

Fourteen Years

Sorry it's been awhile since I've posted, but I recently "celebrated" 14 years with diabetes. I don't celebrate having diabetes, but rather I celebrate my ability to cope with it so well and be healthy after so many years.

Read about my fun and crazy day here.

Added by Allison Nimlos on January 29, 2008 at 7:12am — 1 Comment

How God Selects a Mother of a Diabetic Child


by Erma Bombeck…


Added by Ronda Darling on January 28, 2008 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

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