February 2009 Blog Posts (202)

Check up for Tomorrow !!

Well I'm off to the Docs tomorrow and my fingers are crossed for a good A1c.. I'm sure it will be just fine..

Added by christina on February 28, 2009 at 4:39pm — No Comments

the week that changed my life (school essay) true story

People, lights, talking, noise’s surrounding me it all seemed as like if it was just a dream. In and out of conciseness an unaware of all that was going on around me, I was so scared and felt as if I was dying. Sunday, May 4, 2003 was the day that changed my life forever and was one of the scariest moments of my life, too. I wondered how this could happen to me I was just a normal teenager living a normal life. The family picnic, awaiting the news in the ER, and finally

getting out to make… Continue

Added by Amanda on February 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Jerry's First Month

Well I have known about my diabetes for a whole month now. In that month I have experienced the good/bad and ugly:


1) Found out I had a "disease"

2) Got told to stab my fingers 3-5x a day and bleed on this gizmo.

3) Got told to radically change my diet love of the beer and exercise

4) Was informed of all the wost case scenarios

5) Attended 3 of 4 sessions of a diabetes education class where everyone there was my parents age.

6) Went to a… Continue

Added by JerryInPDX on February 28, 2009 at 10:01am — 6 Comments

What Do You Do When...

Ok, so what do you do when people see your pump site, bg meter, ect. and say stuff like "thats strange" or "that creeps me out" or something along those lines?? Lately at school alot of people have been saying that stuff and its getting on my nerves! I'm always thinking "oh, yeah, that makes me feel alot better!" but I never actually say anything out loud.
What do you do when people say stuff like that??

Added by brandi on February 28, 2009 at 7:50am — 4 Comments

Is there a cure for diabetes?

When I embraced the raw food diet, it was largely due to reading Dr. Gabriel Cousen's book which answered the question "is there a cure for diabetes" with, "There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+Program."

I have a very dear friend who has lost 65+ pounds the past 3-4 months also due to this book. Like me, she was on a lot of medications and had dangerously high blood pressure. We both lost weight, brought down our blood pressure and were able to stop our… Continue

Added by Bjay on February 28, 2009 at 1:13am — 4 Comments

My 1st year DX Anniversary

Wooohooo made it to my 1st year....1 year ago on DX day I had a reading of 19 mmol/L one year on it was 4.2 mmol/L last night before dinner. I feel heaps better and I glad I found this site.. :-) Keep up the good work everyone !!

Added by christina on February 27, 2009 at 10:14pm — No Comments

New Alzheimer's treatment - Clinical trials now underway using Insulin Nose Spray to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

Friday, February 27, 2009

Alzheimer's nose spray: New Alzheimer's treatment?


Insulin — a hormone that helps regulate your blood sugar — appears to play a role in normal memory processes. Insulin irregularities may contribute to cognitive and brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Research in the past few years has been investigating the use of insulin to treat Alzheimer's disease. One of the challenges is how to provide insulin in such a way… Continue

Added by Olga Brunner on February 27, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

More Crap To Worry About

Well had my appt with the doc, have been having severe fluctuations in my blood pressure, going from a high 190/99 to a low of 90/40. Not so good news, she thinks I may have pheochromocytoma, which are small tumors on your adrenal glands. Just one more thing for me to have handle. Not sure I can much more of this. I have felt like crap for weeks now with my BP fluctuating. She had added meds, taken meds away and nothing seems to work. I am either way too hot or way to cold. So they took 8 tubes… Continue

Added by Beth on February 27, 2009 at 12:43pm — 4 Comments

Feeling yucky all the time!

I dont even know where to start, I feel yucky all the time....I have hypothyroid as well as diabetes. Its so hard to feel good with both of these. Any advice I can get I would be willing to give a shot. Does anyone else deal with both of these disorders together, and how do they deal with them...I dont see a doctor or get bloodwork done on a regular basis because of no medical insurance. I am always so exhausted. I do work 3 days a week, but can barely manage that... I also suffer from major… Continue

Added by Tatordumplin on February 27, 2009 at 9:22am — 2 Comments



Added by Joy on February 27, 2009 at 9:22am — 3 Comments

Endo Appt.

We had an endo appointment yesterday. DD wasn't too happy, her A1c jumped up to 7.4 from 7.1. Which is really not bad, but she's not happy, things are changing and then she stresses about it. Its that never ending circle. We asked about the pump, but the Dr. said that she doesn't really have luck getting ins. to pay for the pump before the patient has had diabetes for 9 mo. But she was extremely positive about DD getting the pump. we aren't going for the iPort either she gave us smaller… Continue

Added by Christina Luis on February 27, 2009 at 8:58am — 5 Comments

I Want To Be Normal--Whatever That Is......

Hey Ya'll,

I've been staying away from TuDiabetes for the last 3 or 4 weeks. You see, I've sort of been on a binge, and I feel like a hypocrite. I was the one trying to encourage everyone and suddenly I found myself standing on the edge of the precipice wondering if maybe I should just step off. Not like suicide, you know, but like doing all the things I fight so hard not to do on a daily basis--which for a diabetic is really a slower form of suicide. I've just been tired of fighting. I… Continue

Added by Bobby on February 26, 2009 at 10:36pm — 7 Comments


Got my A1C back, after 3 more months on the pump, i got a..... drum roll...
6.4! Woohoo! I never did that well on injections, yeah to the pump!

Added by gw on February 26, 2009 at 11:41am — 6 Comments

Question to the masses

A few weeks ago, I blogged about a complaint letter I was sending (see Well isn't this just special...). Here is the original letter Redacted_Letter.PDF

Here is the heavily redacted response I received.…


Added by Scott on February 26, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Insulin for Life

In a reply to someone eles's post, I supplied some info about Insulin for LIfe. Thought I'd repeat the info here...

I am involved with Insulin for Life, whose headquarters are here in Australia.

Insulin for Life Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that collects and distributes insulin and other diabetes supplies that would otherwise be wasted. These are sent as a result of emergencies, and also on an ongoing,… Continue

Added by Susi (Ladalife) on February 26, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

U want to b

Wat do u want to b when you grow up or if u already r grown up wat do u do for a livin?

Added by Say H! !T$ B-MAN on February 25, 2009 at 6:27pm — 2 Comments


Ok so I'm trying to take "babysteps" I started by checking my blood sugars (which I haven't done i months) and as I suspected they were bad 272 that was at bed time, fasting in the morning was 250, took Januvia ate breakfast, 254. Was feeling like my sugars were low by the time afternoon rolled around, it was 156. I guess my body is so used to having highg sugars that it thought 156 was low. I didn't do good today at all though. Haven't checked my sugars (i'm afraid to) we are running low on… Continue

Added by Cheryl on February 25, 2009 at 6:14pm — 2 Comments

Wat dis ur favrit sportsteam

Wat dis ur favrit sportsteam Continue

Added by Say H! !T$ B-MAN on February 25, 2009 at 6:07pm — 2 Comments

Chemo Round 2 of 12

I have my second round of chemo tomorrow. I'm not as nervous as I was about the first one but still a little nervous about its cumulative effects. Three of my good friends will be joining me tomorrow which will be really nice. They are bringing lunch and some games to keep us busy. On another note I've started running. I thought I would wait until I finished chemo to begin "rebuilding" my body but I can't wait. I need to be exercising not only for my body but for my state of mind. It felt good… Continue

Added by Brian on February 25, 2009 at 4:48pm — 5 Comments

My Latest Addiction

Freakin Yummy. Like roasted popcorn flavored tea. No injection necessary.

Added by dino on February 25, 2009 at 1:17pm — 3 Comments

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