So... I have my first endo visit in almost two years coming up in a week. I am very nervous. Because I don't have insurance, and haven't had it for almost two years, I can't ever afford to go to the doctor and I definitely can't afford to pay out of pocket for lab work and an A1C. Which is probably a good thing considering I haven't been able to dose as well as I should as I only can afford one bottle of insulin a month. I'm sure it sounds like I'm being whiny, but I am just so tired of having… Continue
Added by Lisa on March 27, 2009 at 4:40am —
Brett's Bridge Busters is a team created in honor of our 7 year old son, Brett. Brett was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 4 1/2. About 1 1/2 years ago we were fortunate enough to be able to start pump therapy. The pump is a God send, because it allows us as parents to better manage a child and his eating habits and actives.
Our experience has been that the disease itself isn't an issue. While the… Continue
Added by Michelle Taylor on March 26, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Alright so today started out like any other, I woke up at about 7:45 and checked my blood which was 172 at the time and took my corrective bolus. I had a 9:30 class so I went to it, I noticed at the end that I was starting to feel a little tired. When I got home at 11 for lunch I checked again and was 250, so I'm like wait a minute something’s goin on here, I figured it was just an air bubble because my site didn’t look to be defective so I just took my correction for the 250. Well I waited for… Continue
Added by Michael on March 26, 2009 at 6:22pm —
This is a great day for my diabetes care. I finally made the call to the University of Illinois, Chicago to request inclusion in their islet cell transplant Research Study.
I passed the first phone interview.
Next step is to complete all the doctor appointments that need to be done before my first appointment up in Chicago.
OBGYN, Mammogram, Eye Doctor, Dentist
I was due up for all of these annual/biannual checkups anyway and was being lazy about… Continue
Added by SheyFey on March 26, 2009 at 6:21pm —
so this has been an exhausting but elative week. Monday i went to my diabetes doctor..... For those who know bout A1C my A1C was 5.6!!!!!!!!! She wants me to stay on the meds a little longer just to be sure but to watch for low blood sugar and if i start going low to cut back to 3 a day instead of 4.
Sunday I weighed 129lbs. Now I am weighing 127 lbs!!!!! /dance
AND I CAN FIT INTO MY LEATHER PANTS!!!!!!!!!!!! Now don't ask me to breath or sit in them yet HAHAH but i can button… Continue
Added by Natasha Epperson on March 26, 2009 at 4:44pm —
From NECN.com March 26, 2009
Watch video here
Whether you are a lab mouse or a human, Type 1 diabetes is a cruel disease, because the body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin to turn food into energy. But, there is new hope. Researchers at Massachusetts General have found a way to cure mice of the disease, and they are focused on helping humans.
Added by Lorraine on March 26, 2009 at 3:53pm —
Well I guess I'm officially a diabetic now. Don't know what to think except that I'm almost relieved to have a diagnosis after over a year of health issues. Starting with a urinary tract infection, up to looking for bladder cancer. Having a CT for hmm can't remember why, but finding a tumor on my adrenal gland.
I've always had occasional bouts of hypoglycemia, but for maybe the last year or so they have been every day. I didn't (and still don't really) know when I was having high… Continue
Added by Kim on March 26, 2009 at 3:39pm —
So I am at work crying my eyes out because my Cozmo order isn't happening so I decided that I was going to try the Omnipod and of course the Omnipod is NOT covered by my insurance. So here I am upset and pissed off and I pretty much don't care if I get a pump anymore. I hate this. I think the American health care system would rather have me dead than do anything to help. I am angry angry angry and I just want to go to bed and sleep and not deal with a pump again. I hate hate hate hate hate this.
Added by 3BoysMom on March 26, 2009 at 10:44am —
soooooo i have a week full of appointments starting on mon.
monday - endo
tues - cde
thurs - dentist
the only 2 i'm dreading are mon & tues. i have kind of let myself go the past couple months, because some things have happened and i've kind of just been kind of...blah...i know my a1c is up and i haven't lost any weight (i'm hoping i didn't gain any, either) since my last 3 month appt. which is not so good considering my last a1c was 6.3 (=]) and i had lost a total of 20… Continue
Added by sugarrbabie on March 26, 2009 at 10:24am —
I switched schools in September to take on a new teaching job in a leadership position. It contained a great deal of stress, some good, some not so great, and an immense amount of pressure (mostly brought on by my own need to be successful in my new role). I had historically maintained a healthy lifestyle. But now, basic priorities (eating well, exercising regularly, sleeping 8 hours) slid way down the new list, which included a host of work and family round-the-clock-duties. So when I began to… Continue
Added by Randi Solomon on March 25, 2009 at 7:24pm —
I had my three month appointment at the endo today and I must be doing something right...
My A1C is 7.0!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry, just a tad happy!)
That's down from 12.5 at diagnosis.
I was really worried because I've had some soaring high numbers these past few weeks, but I was really happy. I didn't realize getting the A1C was so easy, I thought you had to get blood drawn.
Besides that, everything is fine. I had a really bad time at walmart pharmacy the… Continue
Added by Sloane on March 25, 2009 at 3:33pm —
Start making that grocery list!
* Bell peppers
* Brussels sprouts
* Collard greens
* Green beans
* Green peas
* Mushrooms, crimini
* Mushrooms, shiitake
* Mustard greens
Added by snowangel66 on March 25, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I just found out about Smiths Medical discontinuing the Cozmo pump. How great, considering I am in the middle of ordering mine. Now I have to decide whether or not to still order it (probably not) or pick a different pump. We all know how much fun picking a pump is in the first place, so how fun for me right. Back to the drawing board.
Added by 3BoysMom on March 25, 2009 at 12:32pm —
I'm quite nervous about this. Today is my last day to choose between pumps. I decided to whittle it down to the Minimed, and the Ping. If neither are what I like, I'm going to go to the CoZmo again. The thing is, as I'm sure everyone has made their decision about the Minimed, is the CGMS. I was on a CGMS before, the Dexcom, before the Dexcom Seven was introduced, but it was painful, and I have been testing so much more lately that I was thinking the CGMS might be a good thing to try… Continue
Added by Jessie P. on March 25, 2009 at 11:22am —
We had an issue with this when my mother in law was dying of breast cancer. Thankfully we had a very knowledgeable oncologist who new of this risk in terminal cancer patients of trying to to keep there BG in tight normal range.
It will be interesting to see where this study goes. Understand they are not talking about diabetics not being in… Continue
Added by Laura on March 25, 2009 at 8:00am —
well i was offered the job...and now i am for sure deffinatly moving to ohio.
last night i told my b/f of over a year and it went well...
we are staying together since i will only be gone from april-november and i do get time off to come home and visit.
also its only a few hours to drive from where i live to ohio....
all last night i was tossing and turning because i couldn't sleep.
I'm not concerned about the whole moving away thing its just i finally havce started to… Continue
Added by Amber on March 25, 2009 at 7:22am —
i don't know if this is true or not but i thought it was worth a pass along. gotta love our marines.
In addition to communicating with the local Air Traffic Control facility, all aircraft in the Persian Gulf AOR are required to give the Iranian Air Defense Radar (military) a ten minute 'heads up' if they will be transiting Iranian airspace.
This is a common procedure for commercial aircraft and involves giving them your call sign, transponder code, type aircraft, and… Continue
Added by debb on March 25, 2009 at 6:50am —
Well, I've been unemployed since October. Poor and depressed. and without insurance since January. I quit taking all my meds, and hoarded the metformin, electing to adopt a really strict diet to try to keep my blood sugar in check, It is really hard and temptation lurks everywhere. Even with strict eating, I can only keep my blood sugars at around 100. Most of the time I don't do that well, around 115. I can't get down into the 90's or the 80's. I am afraid that means I really am deteriorating.… Continue
Added by Halle on March 24, 2009 at 8:30pm —
My husband has had type 1D for 33 yrs, he's 39 now. Awful stomach discomfort every day!!! Nausea daily, and vomit frequently. Last week he was hospitalized for 7 days and had every test you could imagine. CT scan, HIAA blood test, Hydascan, Ultrasound, EKG, Colonoscopy, etc... all leading to NO answers! We are so frustrated. Test results were always inconclusive, not "good" results but not "bad" either. He has lost a great deal of weight. We are totally at a loss and don't know which direction… Continue
Added by paula on March 24, 2009 at 7:52pm —
Yesterday, I tried to explain my food issues to my husband (a non-diabetic and absolute darling). I told him, "Imagine you are 8 years old and in the hospital. Every time you were sick up to that point, you got better. The illness went away and life went back to normal. But, when you were in the hospital and you said to the doctor, 'When I leave here, I'll be able to eat cupcakes and pizza' and he says, 'NO! This is never going away', it's hard for that child to understand. It's hard for a… Continue
Added by Teressa on March 24, 2009 at 6:59pm —