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February 2011 Blog Posts (234)

Haven't been on here in a while...

I took my daughter to her Doctors appointment today. It went great! Her A1C was down from 8.3 to 6.9!! I was so excited with that I just wanted to share it with everyone! I have a facebook too and thought about posting it but I know people will look at it and wonder what the heck I'm talking about. The doctor was really happy with her progress. Also in the last 6 weeks, I let her stay the night at a friends house for the first time in I think a year and a half. She did AWESOME!! I was so proud… Continue

Added by Lori on February 28, 2011 at 7:56pm — 3 Comments

Monday at Mount Okemo

Well I guess the big news is that there is no levitation, vanishing assistant, or sawing people in half in "Muscle Magic." Rather it was a class about the role of the muscles, health for muscles, the stretches to go with certain muscle groups. The one really good thing I took away was about abdominal exercises. I learned (and witnessed) that if you do ab work with your body in a pelvic tilt you get a lot more bang for your buck.

I had a good upper body strength training class, cardio… Continue

Added by Donna H on February 28, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments


Hey this is my first post and I am new to this website but I was recommended this web site by my friend Stephen. I was diagnosed when I was six. I have taken shots since then. I've never tried a pump because I was always afraid that I was going to break it. I play soccer on a high level team and have played on a nationally ranked team for the past few years. I also play waterpolo at my high school and I am constantly working out. My BG has been pretty good but there are some times when my… Continue

Added by Matt Murrer on February 28, 2011 at 5:59pm — 7 Comments

Was this a Hypo????

I had the strangest thing happen to me at work today.

Before I start, I want to note that I have been checked by EKG 4 times in the last year, so the docs think my heart is great. In fact, they say that it is really healthy...

So, I am sitting down, piling through some paperwork, and I feel like my heart just... well... stopped. It started going again, but it was like a car with no gas. That happened for a second or two, then my chest felt warm.

I breathed… Continue

Added by Jason Sandeman on February 28, 2011 at 3:11pm — 18 Comments

It Is Time to Go and Get Better

Right about now if I were working, I'd be in the midst of taking phone calls, payments, solving problems, and handling some pretty important projects. That changed earlier this morning. I was told the note had come in and my leave of absence was effective immediately. There was a side of me that'd hoped it might come later, but that is the workaholic talking. And when I left the building to go home, it was as if something peaceful had taken hold.

"Go home and get better," someone… Continue

Added by Anthony on February 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Revel Continuous Glucose Monitor Alert Volume - Can it be Adjusted?

After using the Medtronic Revel Paradigm 523 Insulin Pump/Continuous Glucose Monitor for almost two weeks now, my biggest gripe is that the alert volume is frustratingly low and there doesn't seem to be a way to adjust it, despite there being what looks like a volume symbol on the front... Revel Continuous Glucose Monitor Alert Volume – Can it be Adjusted?

Added by MevsDiabetes on February 28, 2011 at 12:50pm — 3 Comments

The month of March is within hours! I'm so looking forward to Spring!

The reason that I'm looking forward to seeing another month is for many reasons: (1) As a result of physical therapy, I'm a lot better, which means that I should be able to safely return to my walking routine very soon, although I've only been cleared to walk for 5 minutes (it takes that much time just to get to the "start point"! lol By exercising this way, since all other exercise classes are "out" for the time being for me, I should still be able to keep my A1c in check; my desire is to get… Continue

Added by Annalovely0ne on February 28, 2011 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

What I have learned about diabetes....

Its that time of year again. I begin to get reflective leading up to our di-anniversary on the 17th of March. As February winds down and we look forward to March storming in, I am already thinking back to what I have learned over the past 11 years. This time 11 years ago, I knew nothing about diabetes and now its part of most of our life. We educate many around us and those who care find themselves seeing insulin pumps and finding test strips where they never knew they existed before. I…


Added by Barb Wagstaff on February 28, 2011 at 7:12am — 3 Comments

Phew!!! I made it!!!

It is nice and quiet in my house now. My precious boys are both sleeping soundly in their beds and all is right with the world. It is now Sunday night and I have made it through the weekend happy and in one piece. Yay! I know this doesn't seem like a big huge deal. People make it through the weekend all of the time and actually most people dread the approaching Monday morning, but this weekend, I am proud to say is almost over and I survived. Why? I was home alone all weekend taking care of my… Continue

Added by Landon and Brennen's Mom on February 27, 2011 at 7:07pm — 3 Comments

I've Arrived!

I got a bit of a late start today but made it to Green Mountain in time for dinner. Dinner tonight was chicken and vegetable soup, polenta, and greens. There are only 4 people here that are still here from my last visit. A few came during my 2 week hiatus and there are 11 newbies. I'm eager for the classes tomorrow. I'll likely add to my blog in the evening going forward so I can report on the day. So I'll let you know tomorrow's schedule: Breakfast, Upper Body Strength Training, Movement Magic… Continue

Added by Donna H on February 27, 2011 at 5:11pm — 1 Comment

In Pursuit of Inperfection

Difficult to race through this life as a person with T-1 w/o getting caught up in the pursuit of perfection. Every day, 10 to 12 times per day, I am scored on my ability to control T-1. Every 4 to 6 months, I get blood drawn and discover what my new HbA1 number is this time. Every 90 days I see my endo for an update at my skill as a practicing T-1. With all of these checks and balances, I could easily become focused on perfection instead of focusing on a life well lived. What's a T-1 gal to… Continue

Added by Jackie Warren Demijohn on February 27, 2011 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Update - Combivir, migraines, stress and needles

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I've been contacting the seller and they have been really helpful. They have contacted the storage unit director and are trying everything they can do to get ahold of the person. Also I found out the the seller has had the bad since December (2 months) and the bag had been locked in storage for 45-60 days before… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 27, 2011 at 10:09am — 2 Comments

Defend-2; Doses 5-8 for My #1T1

Whoa. I've been trying to document Sam's experiences with the Defend-2 study, but my mind is fried at this point from driving back & forth to Indy and sitting in the hospital for hours. Hospital sitting is really draining, for those who haven't spent hours/days/nights enjoying that atmosphere. And the driving! Guess I will have to forget my life goal of being the person in the car with the OVERSIZED LOAD sign, traveling in front of a semi. I'm just not cut out for it.

Anyhoo,… Continue

Added by samsmom on February 27, 2011 at 9:13am — 5 Comments

My Corgi Llyr is featured on The Daily Corgi blogspot!

My wonderful Corgi boy Llyr is featured on The Daily Corgi today. They are doing a fundraiser of DM research and I wrote a story about my boy Llyr and his journey with Degenerative Myelopathy. He truly inspires me with his strength and courage every day while we battle this incurable disease called DM!

I hope you all will enjoy his story.…


Added by Amy on February 27, 2011 at 8:40am — 9 Comments

Off to Green Mountain

A few weeks ago, I spent a week at Green Mountain at Fox Run in Vermont. I wanted to find a place where I could get some nutrition support and learn some exercise modifications for my new knee (I had a total replacement in July). I also wanted to work with a trainer to find an exercise program I could take on the road because I spend most of my time traveling for business.

I came upon Green Mountain in my search and it intrigued me because it has an affiliation with the Joslin… Continue

Added by Donna H on February 27, 2011 at 5:40am — 2 Comments

My toddler was just diagnosed with T1

I have just been through one whirlwind of a week. I am sure many of you can relate. My son Brennen, 2 1/2, was just diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 9 days ago. I thought something might be going on and thought he might have diabetes because I noticed him drinking excessivly and he started wetting the bed at nap time and wetting through his pull-up at night time. I think I was just in denial, hoping it was just a phase or something minor going on with him. We finally ended up in the emergency… Continue

Added by Landon and Brennen's Mom on February 26, 2011 at 8:28pm — 18 Comments

bad to worse and antiretroviral drugs

So I thought that the bag thing would be the end of it. Not even close. Things has went from laughably bad to horribly scary and now I'm on antiretroviral drugs. Click the links to go over to my blog for the full details

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 26, 2011 at 7:09am — 10 Comments

Facing a Leave of Absence

I had a health scare recently. Poor control of my diabetes, a rise in blood pressure, and being on the constant go-go-go of my job led me to spend 24 hours in the hospital thinking I was having a heart attack (on Valentine’s Day of ALL days).

Admittedly I put myself in that position. How? Besides the lack of good control of my health and my health choices, I married myself to my job. While most people think working in customer service is inherently stressful, tell that to someone who… Continue

Added by Anthony on February 26, 2011 at 4:15am — 1 Comment

The Best Day Yet

I think by far this has been the best morning yet. With a small craft advisory on for today, it has made the decision to end my trip a little early a no brainer. There is no way I'm going against NOAA. And technically I made it to Key West, its just the east end instead of the west end, but it's Key West all the same. I got to sleep in until 7 and am having a nice breakfast outside the deck of a closed dockside bar. The sounds of the fishing charter boat captains and their clients for the day… Continue

Added by Erin on February 25, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Impatience isn't always bad

I bought an A1CNow kit a couple weeks ago, thinking that it would be nice to check in on my progress after 1 month, 2 months, and so on... Well, I tend to be impatient, so I didn't really make it that long. I used the first test the day I bought it, and the result was 9.5, a number that most would find horrible, but a definite improvement over the 11.8 at my diagnosis in January. I decided to wait a month from that test date to check again...but again, impatience got the best of me. So I just… Continue

Added by bardowlatry on February 25, 2011 at 5:21pm — 5 Comments

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