March 2009 Blog Posts (198)

March 31, 2009 is 1 year since Mark passed away..

Hello to all who come to these posts to either give support, or get some support.

My fiance Mark Robert Joseph Santos, a type 1 diabetic,passed away

last year on this very date.

It has somehow been one full year, and i have no idea how i've got here. He is at peace,

the suffering is gone, but the pain so real, so fresh.

Please pray for him, for us, and for all of the people who live there life as he did, as we did with him.. for


Added by Sherri on March 31, 2009 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments


So I have a green Animas 2020 insulin pump. I only started pumping in mid October '08. I absolutely looove it, I havn't had control like this, ever. Howeverrrrr the green paint on my pump was chipping and my screen was like crazy mad scratched and indented. I had a doctors appointment a couple days ago and one of my nurses told me to call the toll free number on the back of my pump and that they should replace it for me because apparently it was a bad batch of paint. So I called Animas and… Continue

Added by Jodie on March 31, 2009 at 6:57pm — 5 Comments

Of Blogs and Blood Glucose

Ever have a stubborn BG day? You know those days...the ones where you wake up at 88 and it all goes downhill from there? The ones where you test an hour later on and you are 153 (Did someone say dawn phenomenon??)? You eat breakfast (same exact one you had yesterday) and take your dose plus a correction. Then you test a few hours later and you are in the 220's. Hmm, yesterday at this time, you were 114. So you correct again, and an hour later it's 165, so you think, "it's going down...time for… Continue

Added by Di on March 31, 2009 at 6:35pm — 11 Comments

Wow. I Had No Idea...Some One Wanna Help Me?!

Ok so sorry for always comming here for help. I bet yall are getting kinda tired of me by now, but I need help yet again.

Heres the story this time:

I was bored and playing around on myspace when I saw in my friend updates some one posted a blog titled "hurt" I thought "Who is that??" and went to find out and of course read the blog. It turns out it was a girl I go to school with named Makayla (ok I so spelled her name wrong.) I dont know her that well but now after reading her… Continue

Added by brandi on March 31, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Good numbers!

My blood sugar numbers have not been in the 200's for 4 days striaght! I know that doesn't sound amazing but this is a record for me! My endo doc said that Im ready for the pump anytime I want now.....Im just waiting to hear back from my insurance company to see how much they cover for the pump (tho i think its 100%)! She is really happy with my numbers and she likes my diet, lol :)

Added by Nicolette on March 31, 2009 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

A Good Surprise in the Mail today.

You all know I love getting free supplies. I've been getting these diabetes magazines lately free from Riteaids and Walgreens (The are free for the taking back by the pharmacy) Anyway, these magazines are a great source for coupons for store branded products and they often have inserts with promotional offers. In February, I sent off two of these promo cards for a FREE Freestyle Lite meter kit, not really knowing if I would actually receive them or not. Today they came. Complete with 10 strips… Continue

Added by Sylvia on March 31, 2009 at 12:49pm — 3 Comments

Quick Cauliflower or Broccoli Soup

This is my new favorite low-carb, low-calorie, yet filling soup. It's still cold and snowy in the Yukon, and a hot bowl of soup with salad for lunch or dinner always hits the spot! Recipe found at Kitchen Parade's website at which is a gold mine of great recipes!



Hands-on time: 15 minutes

Time-to-table: 25 minutes

Serves 4

4 cups chicken… Continue

Added by Maureen on March 31, 2009 at 12:38pm — 8 Comments

Mobile Marketplace - iPhone Diabetes Technology Blog

The Windows Marketplace for Mobile is coming soon and I just saw a sneak peak on Engadget. It looks very similar to the App Store, and it's becoming so apparently clear that everyone in this space is starting to copy Apple word for word with what they've done. It's also becoming crystal clear that Apple has had a short, medium, and long term strategy that they implement better than anyone. It started with iTunes...getting everyone on board, and setting the stage for Apple fan boys. Then came… Continue

Added by MTendler on March 31, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Should I hide ?

I am so tired of people looking at me when I check my blood are take a shot with my pin. I have even had someone say dont you think you need to do that some where else. Well my mom took care of that before I could say anything. LOL

Do yall move away from people ,because I am 13 & I just dont think I am going to hide from people all my life ,if they dont want to see dont look right?

Just wanted to see what others do. My mom said that I am not going to the nasty bathroom to do… Continue

Added by tyler on March 31, 2009 at 5:26am — 17 Comments

My Endo Thinks I Should Be Pregnant All The Time

Had a visit with my endo post pregnancy. My AIC is up to 7.1. Baby is 8 months old now. He wishes all his patients would stay pregnant becuase they are the best controlled in this time. I did so well the year up to pregnancy and during pregnancy. My A1Cs were 5-6-6.0. So good. But I have to say sleepless nights, working part-time with an infant, go back to work full-time when baby was 6 months (I live in Canada and most normal people get 1 year maternity leave), having a collicky baby (what is… Continue

Added by Maria on March 31, 2009 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

I'm in love (Again)

I've really been testing a lot of low carb and sugar free drinks over the past week or so. I guess the warmer weather in the southeast is making me thirsty. Anyhow, I stumbled across Welch's Diet Black Cherry juice and I'm in love. This stuff is great. In the last 24 hours I've gulped down four of these things. I couldn't find much information about Welch's Diet drinks on the old intarwebs, so I'm trying to get the word… Continue

Added by Glucoholic on March 30, 2009 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Losing Your Job

Wow Losing your job really does a number on you sugars. I was given a lay-off notice a few weeks ago, and the stress of what we are going to do just took control of my diabetes. My sugars were everywhere, just like my stress.

I made some great headway and had a couple of interviews and now have a job offer. Thank goodness the stress is relieved and I feel like my sugars are more normal now.

For anyone going through this tough job loss time, be sure to take care of yourself first. Go… Continue

Added by Maria on March 30, 2009 at 4:36pm — 5 Comments

Oh to No, Its a Pump Malfunction...

Yes, my deltec cozmo pump malfunctioned. I was just hanging out outside and it started making a strange noise that sounded like an Italian cop car and the screen went blank. Pump company said turn it off then back on and it should be fine. It wasnt. It did the same thing. So now I have to wait til Wednesday to get a new one. Until then Im going to be put on Lantus. Oh joy.
So whats going on with yall??

Added by brandi on March 30, 2009 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

Diabetes is not a Crime!

In my last post, I wrote that I pretty much hide the fact that I am diabetic because of the mockery of the uneducated. I have been told that if I eat less, I won't be diabetic anymore, or if I stop drinking juice it would go away. Someone even told me that insulin dependancy was a myth, people aren't really diabetic, they just can't control their sweet tooth. I think a lot of these comments are based upon the overly publicized TYPE 2 diabetes that has surfaced with america's obesity problem.… Continue

Added by Tiff on March 30, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Facebetes! AKA... tudiabetes

So I was on a desperate search for empty insulin vials for a project, when low and behold, I found a blog post where someone had collected their empty insulin vials for over a year. I feel like I go through a bottle of insulin every week. It's like water to me. And for so long, being diabetic was this thing that I would hide like an addiction. I have been diabetic for 12 years! Thats a dozen years of finger pricking, insulin injecting and hospital visits. Sometimes I feel like a lab rat. But… Continue

Added by Tiff on March 30, 2009 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Pre existing condition art show

Hey everyone! We are getting ready to move the show to its next city, San Diego California! You can see a preview of some of the work at I will put up an event announcement once I have a date and an exact location of the show. ENJOY!

Added by Zoey Stevens on March 30, 2009 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments

New job!

I'm so thrilled to let you know that I have a new job. Unfortunately, ADA had several layoffs, and while I was fortunate enough to keep my job, I decided it was time to be proactive..rather than waiting around for round 2 of layoffs. I am very lucky, however, that in my new role at Georgetown University Medical Center I am still highly involved in diabetes research. I get to assist in the planning and promotion of Diabetes Galas and fundraisers. It's absolutely wonderful!

Added by Tressa Iris Kirby on March 30, 2009 at 9:22am — 3 Comments

Peanut Butter and nuts has carbs??

Most of the time, around bed time, im hungary so my mom says I can have a spoonful of plain peanut butter and a few nuts. Im concerned that they are the reason that my BG goes up sometimes. Lets say i have exactly a tablespoon of plain peanut butter and 10 casews, do you think that has enough carbs to effect anything? Remember, Im still trying to get stable with my BG and im not on the pump yet. I will have that amount of peanut butter and casews before I go to bed extra if im hungary.… Continue

Added by Nicolette on March 29, 2009 at 1:42pm — 8 Comments

Good News!!!!!!!!!!!

i was taking 3 pre-meals shots and 1 b4 bed ,then i was taking 2 needles a day 1 in morning and 2nd b4 dinner but now after being on diet and excercise i only have to take 1 shot a day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im so happy my whole family helped me with that,im still surprised that i did it so fast,but its just bcoz diet and excercise and my mind controlling (ok so thats not,but i know how to control myself) LoL always works!!!!!

Added by Waseem (S!M) on March 29, 2009 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

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