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January 2008 Blog Posts (108)

The process for pump is finally in the works:)

Well today marks the day of my process of waiting for my hmos to say YES!!!! FOR MY CGM MINIMED PUMP.Paper work is in . CROSS YOUR FINGERS THE REPLY IS YES! And that we will not have to apply again.Mixed emotions are spinning thourgh my head. Then i go to a pumper site and see a couple of kids not even a month old pumper already. And it brought tears to my eyes. But i only wish we had this technolgy when my brother was dx in the 70s they had to ring out old diapers to get his ready with glucose… Continue

Added by diabeticidol 94 on January 28, 2008 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Out of the closet with Type 1

I have lived my entire adult life "in the closet" with Type 1. I have taken desperate measures to make sure that only a handful of people who have known me even know that I have T1. In college, only my roommates with whom I was close knew, and in law school, only one person knew. I have been at my current job since October 2005, and have not told anyone about my T1. Until today.

I had a horribly scary low bg at my office today. I went from 79 to below 30(!) in just 20 minutes. I…


Added by Katie I. on January 28, 2008 at 6:44pm — 6 Comments

I got a bum leg (site)

On Saturday I decided to give my abdomen a rest and try doing a site on the front of me thigh. Everything seemed ok, it didn't even hurt going in. Sure, my insulin intake was higher than normal and I bumped up my basal a lot, but I had just gotten my period and it was the weekend, so I was carb heavier than during the week. No problem, leg site is working out great.

Until I woke up this morning at 177. WHAT?!? I went to bed at 175 with 1.7 until of IOB. What's up with that? Well, I…


Added by Lizzie on January 28, 2008 at 2:51pm — No Comments


On days like today, I feel frustrated. I had to have steroid injections on Wednesday because I had a wreck on Dec. 26, 2006. My neck and back are in constant pain due to whiplash. These injections are my last resort. My BS is out of control. Over 300 since Wednesday. I'm on a pump and have been taking injections every 4 hours with triple doses I would normally take. I haven't eaten a real meal since Wednesday.

Days like today, I hate my diabetes. My eyesight has been horrible. My…


Added by Jessica on January 27, 2008 at 9:21pm — 2 Comments

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Added by Cody Turner on January 27, 2008 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Things that Improve My blood sugar Control

I don't limit my carbs (I eat over 300 per day and often many more). I've got hypoglycemia unawareness, and have for over a year. My c-peptide is negative. I'm not pumping. I don't have a CGMS. I've averaged different numbers of blood sugar tests per day in different months, from about 5 to 11, but mostly around 7. I'm active, but not really an athlete. I don't have a fixed schedule (which my endo is always saying I should). So sometimes I wonder howcome I've had A1cs below 6.5 for over a…


Added by Jonah on January 27, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

My Aunt Robin

Okay so my Aunt Robin is in Texas for the first time in like 20 years. The last time I saw her was when I was 11 (I'm now 20.) This seems like a huge dream... and that is not a good thing (but it is not bad). She had put our family through so much crap. You see her real mom died when she was 14 and apperantly everything has gone down hill since. She has even made alligations that my dad molested me (SO NOT TRUE!!!!!!) But in the past year she seems to have made a drastic change...for the… Continue

Added by Emily Whiting on January 26, 2008 at 8:28pm — No Comments


Hi! I'm Windy and I'm a 29 year old SAHM. I've played piano since I was 6 and teach piano lessons also! I've had Type 1 diabetes since I was 7 years old. I use an Animas 2020 and a Dexcom 7 CGMS to help control my blood sugars. I love writing, running, singing, creating, cooking, traveling, and making new friends!! My favorite TV shows are Heroes, House, LOST, and Grey's Anatomy. You can also find me at:… Continue

Added by Windy on January 26, 2008 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Insulin change - Lantus vs. Levemir!

My daughter Olivia will be 3 years old on Feb. 8th and she was dx on 6/12/07. Our last endo. appt. was last week and our Dr. was concerned about her high numbers between afternoon snack and dinner and was also concerned about her lows during the night, so he decided that changing her insulin would be a good idea. She was pevious on ...

Breakfast 6:30am humilin N (NPH) - 3 1/2 units, a sliding scale of Humalog (<150=1/2 unit, 150-250=1 unit, and >250= 1 1/2 unit)

Lunch 11:00am -…


Added by Ronda Darling on January 26, 2008 at 9:12am — 4 Comments

Animas 2020


I am interested to know if anyone is using the Animas 2020 w/ezManager software and a Palm Pilot. I'd like to know if you feel it is worthwhile. I also use an Ultra Smart glucometer.


Added by Rich De Vries on January 26, 2008 at 8:04am — 2 Comments

I'm Pregnant!!!!!

I am SO thrilled! We recently discovered that I am pregnant with our first little baby. It is due on September 8th. I'm highly encouraged that this will be a successful pregnancy, my a1c is great (6.6 at last count, still waiting on my results from my lab work), and I feel like I've planned enough with my health to be as ready as I can be! The pump is set, the first appointments are made (and some done, I already have my first baby picture!)



Added by Dara on January 24, 2008 at 3:34pm — 7 Comments

Regarding Heath Ledger

I had been following this actor for about a year now. I am a geek and fan of comic book history and artwork. I had been following Heath Ledger for his role as the Joker in the Dark Knight. I did the same exact thing when I first found out Brandon Routh was being cast as Superman in Superman Returns. So of course I had to know everything about these actors I had never seen in a film before....I learned a lot about Heath Ledger during that time and I am one of the few straight men that enjoyed… Continue

Added by James Arndt on January 24, 2008 at 8:07am — No Comments



Added by Santa on January 24, 2008 at 7:34am — No Comments

Another Installment of the Exercise Experiment

The facts:

Turn basal off at 5 pm, BG is 139

At 7 pm, BG is 86, eat whole wheat bread and peanut butter - 20g carbs

At 7:15 pm, do 35 minutes of VERY HIGH hills on the treadmill at brisk walk

At 7:55, BG is 118

At 8:00 pm, decide to do yoga class, drink 5 sips of Powerade - 10g carbs?

At 9:00 pm, end awful yoga class, BG is 149

At 9:05 pm, go home feeling like I missed the mark again.

The theories:

For just the 35…


Added by Lizzie on January 24, 2008 at 4:55am — No Comments

TIme off

I am taking some time off from the internet. I have a lot going on and I have to figure out what I need to do. Since surgery I am having trouble keep caught up in school so I need to figure out if I want to continue with school this session or take time off. My grades are dropping and I am a week behind. The professors are understanding and giving me the extra time but I am not sure if I can handle it right now. Plus my blood sugars have been all over the place. I will be probably be blogging… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on January 23, 2008 at 11:48am — 4 Comments

Insulin needs exercise and exercise needs insulin

I've had a pretty good week, I've gotta say. I started doing the Couch to 5k running program last Tuesday, which has gotten me into the gym for at least 30 minutes of good cardio every day for the past week, and the results have been FABULOUS for my blood sugar. I've dropped my basal .05 units/hour, and I turn my pump off for at least two hours a day before exercise. My total daily dose is coming in around 17 - 23 units. I'm very happy with these results.

I'm still having…


Added by Lizzie on January 22, 2008 at 6:43pm — 1 Comment


Hello world

Well after three months of ups and downs, rashes and other stuff the results are in. My A1C is 6.3 - still a ways to go but much better then 9.7.

Other values also on the mend.

I am patting myself on the back and ready to go for more.

I can do this!!


Added by Arthur on January 22, 2008 at 5:22pm — 3 Comments

Happy day and not happy day.

Well, I got some amazing news today, and I cant wait. The problem is, due to corporate confidentiality agreements, I cant reveal what it is. Lets just say it involves my favorite pump company. When I can say, I will tell you guys ASAP!!!

I also got a first look at the new meter that Minimed will be using with the pumps starting soon. Let me say this thing makes the BD logic look like the One Touch 2. Its going to be a One Touch meter very much like the Ultra 2s and it is a…


Added by Adam on January 22, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Ok, i've started pumping

Ok so I've started pumping. Had a traumatic first night. The no insuling delivery alarm went off and had the change the set. I was in horror. I was due to go back the next day to hospital to go through changing the set but knew I had to do it on my own. I was in panic mode but read through the book and with the help of the helpline succesfully did it. Been running quite high during the day but seem to have sorted out the basal rate for night time now. I know it will take a while and understand… Continue

Added by Verity Gibbons on January 22, 2008 at 5:51am — 3 Comments

My tribute to my AMAZING! BROTHER:)

Today marks the day of many challenges.My brother was born today36 years ago.We were blessed with my brother. What was a happy day:). Who knew that he would end up with lots of winding roads to face with DIABETIES!.But that did not keep him down. He only made it a challenge. Started playing soccer,baseball. Tradeing that in for bikes. From BMX, TO MOTOCROSS, TO SKATEBOARDING, AND NOW down hill raceing. To even death valley with dad:).Who knew???Then march 94. This day sticks out in my mind… Continue

Added by diabeticidol 94 on January 21, 2008 at 7:26pm — 1 Comment

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