March 2010 Blog Posts (260)

I am doing better with the metformin...so far!!

I don't have that much of a need to snack on foods..but, perhaps I am also mending my ways..and trying to "work with the meds"..either way.. I am a LOT better than I was before...

I do have headache pain..but, a LOT of it is due to a couple of toothaches that I have been dealing with..they hurt a LOT!!

and one in particular..I have to keep taking Ibprofin..I can't stand the toothpain..I have been in this situation with tooth pain in the last ten years..it is soooooo NOT… Continue

Added by luvscoco99 on March 31, 2010 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment

The Dr. OZ show





Here I am with the ladies I am mentor to to help motivate them to get the weight off and get healthy! :-)

This is a clip from a news interview I did and it shows part of the Dr. OZ show. The 3 women I am mentoring are doing pretty will. It's going to be a long road but they are now seeing the big picture.…

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Added by Jill Knapp on March 31, 2010 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Vote for TuDiabetes TODAY on the 1st Annual Dosie Awards!



Please help us get to the second round of the 2010 Dose of Digital Dosie awards!



Vote for TuDiabetes in the Best Patient Community – Non-Brand Sponsored (Communities created with no direct affiliation to a pharma or…

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Added by Manny Hernandez on March 31, 2010 at 2:30pm — 12 Comments

Glucose Control, ups and downs and all around

Well, I do admit that since I was first told that I was diabetic that I've not taken as good a care of myself as I should have, but I also didn't at the time think that I had to worry to much what I was doing wasn't impacting my levels that bad and my readings where just fine (a little high from time to time, but nothing out ragious - might hit mmol 18 from time to time, but on average was mmol 11).


Then came the emergency operation and my body crash, I went into hospital…
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Added by Nyxks on March 31, 2010 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

It's never good when your primary doctor says "you should make an appt with Dr. House." !!

Ok, so the short story goes in October I tested positive for protein in

my urine. No big deal wait 3 months and have another test. I didn't

get to wait that long.



December I get the flu. Coming down from a fever of 103 I see blood in my urine. I see the doctor the next day

and go get blood and urine tests done as well as a CT scan to check for

stones. They notice I have large ovaries on the scan and suggest I go

to OB/Gyn specialist.



January I go see… Continue

Added by Samantha on March 31, 2010 at 9:40am — 6 Comments

The Test Stripe Shame- Need help!

Oh well...

Today I wanted to pre-order my test stripes for the next 3 month...

600 stripes, and they're never enough! But now my diabetologist is on holidays...

I'm worried to go to my "normal" doctor instead because I already had asked him for stripes last week! :-(

So, I know you can't send me test-stripes ;-)

But... Does anyone of you know how to save them?

I guess I'm kind of addicted to testing ;-)

When I was a teenager, I didn't wanna test at all, and now it's… Continue

Added by Astrid L. on March 31, 2010 at 9:04am — 10 Comments

A prejudice by any other name, would still smell as foul

You know, I’ve always been pretty open with folks about my health issues, especially after I found all the great people in the DOC. I finally learned of one of my own biases, a prejudice if you will, that I had. That was, of course, the worthless “who has it worse” T1 v T2 argument.



What little I “knew” of T2 I had “learned” just like most people, from the media and the diabetes horror stories that everyone loves to share. Coming into the DOC allowed me to see that bias for what it… Continue

Added by Scott on March 31, 2010 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

One more obstacle overcome!

What a month! The month of March was very important to me because it marked ten years since diabetes had moved its unwanted self into our lives. I faced it with mixed…

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Added by Barb Wagstaff on March 31, 2010 at 6:34am — No Comments

My 4 week makeover, a year long goal.

I am introducing my 4 week makeover on the 1st of April. It will record my blood sugars, weight loss or gain, foods I eat, foods desire, home life, work life, goals to accomplish, and at the end of the 4 weeks....I will record the results and with a picture. I will repeat this step every 4 weeks, I will purchase an excercise program along the way.


This will record all the steps and determination that I will accomplish in one year. The main goal is to have lost 80 pounds and…
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Added by Patti Burns on March 31, 2010 at 2:08am — 2 Comments

D-Math: 2+2=5

Math can be tough enough in regular life, For diabetics it's even more of a feat. Carb counting. Bolus calculations. Insulin on Board. Here's my perspective on that always-grueling process we know as D-Math. Read all about it at The Diabetic's Corner Booth.

Added by Michael Hoskins on March 31, 2010 at 1:48am — 1 Comment

Making the most of new culinary challenges:Green Tea Salad

With the onset of the need for a DiaDiet -- one preferably low in carbohydrate and minus starchy elements -- the world of recipes options is different.



But nonetheless exciting..



I drink a lot of green tea because I like it. I simply steep green tea bags (with Jasmine petals or pawpaw leaf) on cold water and keep jugs of brew in the refrigerator. That's the trick: use hot tea and you'll promote bitter flavours in a brew drunk… Continue

Added by Dave Riley on March 31, 2010 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Time for change.

I wish that I could change the minds of my medical team. Sounds silly really because they're the ones who should know all the answers or at least have a better idea than I do.



Because I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes initially, even though most of the evidence looks like I'm type 1/LADA, they keep turning me down for a GAD-65 test and C-peptide tests. And they are still treating me with pills and insulin/nph also. I've gone from pills to using insulin in less than three years.… Continue

Added by Denise Suzanne Grant on March 30, 2010 at 11:44pm — 15 Comments

Diabetes and Disability

New post over at my Invisible Minority blog:

Diabetes and Disability - http://aninvisibleminority.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/diabetes-and-disability/

Added by Jen on March 30, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Tomorrow

Tomorrow I will live a diabetic-free day! Or so I wish. Oh well...

Added by Ivan E. Cao-Berg on March 30, 2010 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

Post CPAP, partial Ultra sound - Is this it?

Well, I've got my CPAP and used it about half the nights so far. I had one night sleeping all the way thru, and I did feel more rested, a lot more rested. The other CPAP nights, I woke up at about 3, took it off and didn't put it back on in my sleepy stupor. I should have. If I can get a good nights sleep, lose a ton of weight - who knows what I can do with all that renewed energy.



My dog Gracie, now 11 months old, barks at me when I have the CPAP mask on. I look like a demented jet… Continue

Added by Grant Buchan-Terrell on March 30, 2010 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Amputation

Has any one ever had a leg amputated? and if so pros,cons,mental state? I need some advice and a whole lot of shoulders!

Added by vickie on March 30, 2010 at 5:47pm — 4 Comments

Step 1. Admitting I need HELP

So I went to see my endo today and yet again had to see the look of horror on her face when reviewing my numbers. A1C is up to 8.7.


I feel like a smoker who can't quite cigarettes but my affliction is pizza and brew. Yeah, I know it sounds dumb, but obviously it's become an issue. I just celebrated my 35th birthday and coming up on almost 21 years with Type 1. I think I have been in denial for those 21 years. When I hear people mention the fact I'm diabetic I cringe. I just…
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Added by Peter K on March 30, 2010 at 5:27pm — 6 Comments

Some support for a breaking heart

I have a daughter who is now 6 but was 2 at her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. We accepted the fact that we were going to lead a some what different life with carb counting, injections, and MANY questions from others. But recently I have come to a point where I am feeling so much hurt for her. Now that she is in Kindergarten she has been invited to several sleepovers and i always have to tell her No because she can't do her care by herself quite yet we are working on it but not quite there and… Continue

Added by believe on March 30, 2010 at 4:11pm — 4 Comments

TuDiabetes gets to 14,000 members... but there's more!

So today, we reached the 14,000 member mark on TuDiabetes... and I thought it'd be illustrative to share some of the global stats not just about registered members, but also visitors to the community at large.



The chart below shows the figures for the past 30 days:



As you can see, while TuDiabetes still remains a largely US-centric community, the composition of our…

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Added by Manny Hernandez on March 30, 2010 at 1:30pm — 20 Comments

Pharmacokintics

I'm

a pharmacokineticst (Toxicologist technically, pharmacokinetics (PK) is my

subfield). PK is ultra important for us diabetics to understand, and which form

of insulin works for you depends mostly on PK. If symlin works for you, that's

PK, too. So, I'm going to try and explain PK and what it means.

Pharmacokinetics is the "effect of the body on a drug". OK, I loath

that…
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Added by TS on March 30, 2010 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

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