January 2012 Blog Posts (157)

The Eve of A1c...

I'm sitting here, thinking. I am looking at the lab orders I have for tomorrow mornings fasting blood work. I am focusing on the letters A1c. It's the first lab order -- of course it's in alphabetical order. All I can think about is 'first is the worst'. Since the summer, I have had to devote more time to school and thus, less importance on the D. Is there anyone else out there nervous about their A1c? I think I have reached D burnout. I need someone to tell me that my A1c does not tell the…


Added by veterandiabetic on January 24, 2012 at 6:11pm — 2 Comments

Paula Deen - Let the Shame Fest Begin


Have you heard? Paula Deen, a popular chef on the Food Network who is famous for the food she adds to her pots of butter has Type 2 diabetes. I don't know if I was more shocked by her diagnosis or the fact that there were people out there that DIDN'T know who she was!

Her show focuses on Southern Cooking which isn't exactly competing with the Mediterranean diet that's best known for being one of the healthiest diets. As a (somewhat southern gal...as they say) I can tell…


Added by mother4peace - Christine on January 24, 2012 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

CGM and insulin pump malfunctions: results from the TuAnalyze Device surveys

On our recent blog post sharing data from the hypoglycemia survey, we noticed a number of comments about problems with continuous glucose monitors and…


Added by TuAnalyze Team on January 24, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

“You keep diabetes in your way and let me keep it in mine!”

For funny smiley faces as well as my blog complete with videos and pink ballet things check me out at A Diabetic Ballerina

“You keep diabetes in your way and let me keep it in mine!”

My quote was originally from Ebenezer Scrooge saying “You keep Christmas in your way and let me keep it in mine!” from Alistar Sim’s famous A Christmas Carol.

This post has nothing to do with Christmas so if you’re in need of…


Added by Catherine Jane Vancak on January 23, 2012 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Hypafix for Pods

Love this stuff... just learned about it. It is the same material as the stuff that holds down the pods... it can be used horizontally to hold down a pod or cut in small pieces to hold down an edge that is coming off... how ever you need it.. it sticks great to the pod adheisive stuff...and really helps stop the…


Added by Katsz on January 23, 2012 at 7:42am — 4 Comments

My first Endo Visit

So after 5 years of dxd with t2 diabetes I get my first Endo session last week. I was on the good corporate insurance before and then I get laid off. Didn't get treated for 3 years and then found out about county supplemented insurance. Got hospitalized in Dec and now I'm getting proper care and treatment.

I like my Endo (she is a nurse practioner) she is telling it to me straight that I haven't been taking care of myself but I am back on track. She got me on the insulin N to cover me…


Added by ninjaken on January 23, 2012 at 7:41am — 4 Comments

You Take that Back!!!

As my daughter gets older I hear more and more from people that "She is JUST like you!" Most parents would beam at that line, right? I want to say, "You take that back!" It makes my heart almost literally skip a beat and I get a funny feeling in the bottom of my stomach. There's that small bit of fear that floats to the top from time to time that one of my children will have this…


Added by mother4peace - Christine on January 23, 2012 at 6:26am — 4 Comments


Thanks everyone. Everyone must check this site often. I've never been very good at keeping up with websites, but it's obviouslly time I learn. DM is really not fun and I'm sure chatting with others will help. At the present time, I'm on Met 500 two times daily and taking a Byetta inj. before my largest meal of the day. I was on 1 inject. of Levemur (SP) at night for one week only. I had been sick and sugars were out of control. Dr felt this would stabilize it. It did and I felt so great I…


Added by Rita on January 22, 2012 at 7:16am — 3 Comments

January Log

I just can't find the motivation anymore. A1c slowly creeping up due to lack of exercise, no food portioning, and snacking bad stuff.

Weight increased by 20 lbs this past 2011. Currently 180 lbs @ 5-10". Feeling like crap. Need to bring it back down to 170lbs at…


Added by DuckFiabetes! on January 21, 2012 at 4:23pm — 3 Comments

Fierce Footwork Fridays!

For fun ballet and diabetes videos, photos and blog posts check me out at A Diabetic Ballerina

I thought it would be fun to have a regular dance and diabetes related photo from rehearsal every Friday! So here is my first one.

I never have talked about my tattoo but here it is. It's my medical alert bracelet that is stuck with me for life, just like diabetes. On one side it says "Type 1 Diabetic" and the other…


Added by Catherine Jane Vancak on January 20, 2012 at 7:58pm — 5 Comments

Etta James Dead @ 73

Soul and blues singer Etta James has died this morning @ age 73. Around 2010 she was diagnosed with leukemia, a little while later she developed dementia, said a health care worker in Riverside Hospital in California. She would have been 73 on this Wednesday. Etta used to sing on street corners…


Added by DiabeticRadio.com on January 20, 2012 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Blood work - discouragement

Even though I only had my A1c done a month ago I had it done again today because I had some other bloodwork done as well, so my doctor just put it down.

I was kind of hoping it would be a point or two lower than it was before. I know I wouldn't expect it to be hugely lower, but I have kept up decent control for the past month. I was kind of disappointed that it came back at 7.4%. I find it sooooooooo hard to stay motivated when my efforts don't result in any improvement. :( But of…


Added by Jen on January 20, 2012 at 5:01pm — 15 Comments

Marathon runners

So, I am new to all this. I joined this group with hopes of meeting some runners. I was training for a marathon, but just found out I have a fracture. I am off for a few weeks, and will continue training. I was told by the Dr. not to run a full, so I am doing a half now. Anyways, would love to do a full this Summer or Fall. Any advice?

Added by erin2 on January 20, 2012 at 4:58pm — 5 Comments

Artificial pancreas updates

I guess it just dawned on me that the race is really on for the artificial pancreas. I listened to a webinar the other day about one group's work on it. Yesterday I was looking at a conference agenda, where another group's artificial pancreas will be discussed. And I just read an article about a artificial pancreas (scroll down to the third section) that is working on one as well. There are…


Added by Jane K on January 20, 2012 at 3:19pm — 6 Comments

I picked my soon to be pump

I decided to go with the minimed pump. It came down to features, I like that it holds more insulin, I like that it can hold data and use a usb jack port to transfer data, most of all the staff on the phone were really nice with me and returned my phone calls..... So I went with a clear one, now I just got to name it...........

Added by Closet-betic on January 20, 2012 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Saudi Arabia

I just got on the glu beta test. It is a new diabetes site.


I recommend you register. It seems pretty cool.

I made a familiar post about travel with diabetes.


I am low right now. So I…


Added by Don Crawford on January 20, 2012 at 2:37am — 4 Comments

My Thoughts on Paula Deen

There’s lots of discussion here and elsewhere on the web about Paula Deen’s diagnosis. I think that most of us would agree that nobody “deserves” diabetes and if we want to blame anything we need to take a look at our country’s diet…not just one woman’s.

That being said, I think that many of us aren’t giving enough credit to a recently diagnosed woman. I am incredibly thankful that I didn’t have national attention at the time of diagnosis because I was completely ignorant and would…


Added by Mike on January 19, 2012 at 12:23pm — 8 Comments

It’s Cold Outside – Time To Take Your Exercise Routine Indoors

Even though the cold temperatures may be keeping many of us inside, there are plenty of ways to get in your exercise! Our latest blog post provides some handy indoor exercise tips that you can do almost anywhere.

Read the post at Discuss Diabetes here.


Laura K

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on January 19, 2012 at 11:51am — 3 Comments

Pigs are Precious

We used to say this at diabetes camp years ago: "pigs are precious." That was because our "purified pork" insulin came from pigs. A long time ago, beef (cow) insulin was the best we had, but many people had physical reactions to it. When pork insulin came out, it was hailed as being so close to human insulin that we would no longer have reactions to it. Some still did. The human body can't always be tricked! As I've mentioned before,…


Added by Jane K on January 19, 2012 at 10:08am — 7 Comments

Paula Deen's ignorance

I've always liked Paula Deen and was hoping she could become a spokeswoman for diabetes, but after reading her remarks and her first recipe, I realize she has yet to sit down with a good endocrinologist and diabetic dietician before she began giving out advice and recipes.

Most of us on this website know that diabetes is NOT about eating LIGHT. Eliminating cream cheese and butter from a diabetic's diet is not going to change their blood glucose number…


Added by Yvonne on January 19, 2012 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

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