March 2011 Blog Posts (232)

For The Third TIme...

It all began as a lousy Sunday afternoon. I thought my body was tired due to simple fatigue. But when the tiredness won't go away, I started to worry a bit. Having asked permission from my health insurance to visit the ER for a check-up, off I went to the hospital (coming from the shopping mall 10 kms away). I calmly told the nurse there that I was feeling tired, even after…


Added by Jovanni de Jesus on March 29, 2011 at 10:43pm — 3 Comments

So sick!

I have been home from work for 4 weeks & so sick for 3+weeks! It started with muscle aches, then stiff neck, fever, & stiff neck. I could not sleep at all. I had to sit up on the couch in the den for about 7 days! Fever was 103.5 - 104.4
Degrees. I had the pounding forever it seems. Blood test showed white blood cell count up -which means also an infection was present. No cough or throat problems. Anyone else have or had this?

Added by smallboo on March 29, 2011 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Just my opinion

I have read so many blogs and posts about how ppl are getting used to living with anytype of diabetes, to me it's just 2nd nature. I was 10 when I got D and have always lived the "diabetic food lifesytle" Even when my girls were little I cooked that way so when my oldest found out she was a Type 1 at 11 we just kept doing the samething we had always done. Eating right, exersising and such. Don't get me wrong I understand that it's a BIG change to your life but now we can test at home. A… Continue

Added by Doris D on March 29, 2011 at 4:10pm — 2 Comments

IDF Endorses Early Bariatric Surgery for Type 2 Diabetics

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has issued what it calls a “radical statement” at an international conference today. Saying that gastric banding and similar surgeries should no longer be a last resort for severely obese people with type 2 diabetes, it is recommending that surgery be considered at a much earlier stage.

A Position Statement released at the 2nd World… Continue

Added by RogerMumbai on March 29, 2011 at 12:03pm — 3 Comments

Daily Diabetes

So I've been Diabetic for 28 years, Type I. I need better control of it. Everyday I just have to try and make the best of that day. I have been lucky to not have complications, kidneys--good, eyes--good, no neuropathy, heal--well, Gave birth to 3 healthy kids.

Having this website and other diabetic blogs and websites is very useful to me. It helps me put my diabetes in perspective. I like to lose weight. My weight really hasn't been an issue for most of my life because of my diabetic… Continue

Added by Natalie Castillo on March 29, 2011 at 9:40am — 1 Comment

Exercising "big muscles" (thighs)

Let me tell you what I recently learned about exercising those "big" muscles in the thighs and gluts, how blood glucose is affected: The way that I now understand what I've read about doing "squats" (after actually doing squats), in exercises that target the gluts and thighs, these exercises assist the sugar (glucose) to go into the cells! A1c is reduced! From Oct - Dec, I increased my exercise classes so that I'd be in some kind of exercise class every day. One such class targeted those big… Continue

Added by Annalovely0ne on March 29, 2011 at 9:15am — 6 Comments

Insulin Resistance

Yesterday was a horrible day. Woke up at 219. after breakfast was 268. took my correction, then at 11:44 was 182. I had some strawberries, bolused and 2 hrs later was 278. Changed my pod at 11:30, and sometimes I go high, and every time I do, I have a hard time getting down. So I not only took a correction at 4:00 (bg 282) I did a temp basal at 50% for 4 hours. Every time I'm high I have such a hard time coming down. Recently I asked the nurse practitioner that I see if this is insulin… Continue

Added by ANTONIA RETMAN on March 29, 2011 at 8:35am — 7 Comments

Who said these four walls a prison do they make

These four Walls a prison do they make,sums up how I feel some days after 63 years soon to be 64 there has to be more in life than this,how often have you heard that said,diabetes is a strange cell mate you cannot grasp it in your hands dispose of it down the lavatory leave it on the bus or make friends with it,it can on some days make your life a misery and other days stay in the background waiting for you to be silly have that cream cake forget your dinner or make you so complacent you ignore… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 29, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Dear Mother Nature


It's spring, knock it off. Seriously.


Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on March 29, 2011 at 6:03am — 2 Comments

Interview with Me

Jessica Apple interviewed me recently, you can find the interview on ASweetLife. Her interview includes a few photos of me as a teen, hope they don't make you swoon. ;-)

Added by Bernard on March 29, 2011 at 5:33am — No Comments

Losing Sleep, Can't Seem To Accept My Diabetes Reality

I haven't been able to sleep much this past month. Almost every single night, without fail, I lay in bed thinking, thinking, thinking of myself and my life without diabetes. I feel as though I am obsessed and I don't know where to direct this excess mental/emotional energy. I cannot let go of the person I was up until 2 1/2 months ago. Her life looks so much more glamorous than mine. I can't stop thinking that I took it for granted, and I should have done so much more. I am dredging up old… Continue

Added by Frankie Sloane on March 29, 2011 at 1:10am — 19 Comments

Dental Health Key to Diabetes Control

A routine visit to the dentist today brought be up to date with the link between diabetes and oral health. One of the few new things I learned was the fact that all dentists are not equally prepared to assist diabetics with their dental health, periodontal care, implant dentistry or restoration after years of inadequate care, if needed.

Emerging research suggests that the relationship between serious gum disease and diabetes is two-way. Not only are people with diabetes more… Continue

Added by RogerMumbai on March 28, 2011 at 10:54pm — No Comments

VLOG: The PERFECT Diabetes?

Do you think it's possible to be "perfect"? Do you beat yourself up for highs and lows...even though you know perfection is practically impossible?

Added by Ginger Vieira on March 28, 2011 at 5:39pm — 3 Comments

Family history...aka, why did nobody tell me this?

I just learned that my grandfather may have had the same weird doesn't-quite-fit the standard types diabetes that I do! He was diagnosed when he was in the Navy (during WW2) and lived with diabetes for nearly 50 years.  He never had a blood glucose monitor - just those urinalysis strips that I remembered seeing in the bathroom - and he was on insulin.  I'd always assumed he'd developed type 2 later in life (because that's the kind the other close family member who had diabetes had), so this…


Added by bardowlatry on March 28, 2011 at 4:57pm — 5 Comments

I wish my suger woud stop going up and down. It's like a rollacoster. It's 200 to 88 at times.

I wish my suger woud stop going up and down. It's like a rollacoster. It's 200 to 88 at times. Continue

Added by Rhelda on March 28, 2011 at 3:02pm — 2 Comments

Not sure how to feel

I almost could not believe my ears when i had the nurse call me from my doctors office A1c of 5.7. I had her repeat it several times because i could not digest it. I still am having trouble wrapping my brain around the fact that my A1c was so low. I don't think i have had an A1c this low since i was in my early teens. I can't thank everyone on here enough for all the support and advice. I was aiming for an A1c under 6.5 but did not expect this number. The funny thing is i always thought i would… Continue

Added by Tarra on March 28, 2011 at 2:28pm — 21 Comments

What Is Your Favorite Diabetes Pun?

What is your favorite diabetes pun, comment, or joke?

Added by Brandi on March 28, 2011 at 12:40pm — 1 Comment

Battling Blood Sugar

Added by vince on March 28, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

Jumping HARES in the meadow Spring has arrived

Spring has arrived and the feeling that if I really buckle down and put my mind to it I can do better with my diabetic control resulting in my blood sugars stabilizing and giving me better quality of life than I have had to date,reading other blogs on Tu gives me hope that like some of you the Beast is at least chained up,blood sugar… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on March 28, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

We are attempting to start a family type 1 support group in Somerset county, NJ. Any advice or any one interested? This would be a once a month get together with families, parents in one room kids in…

We are attempting to start a family type 1 support group in Somerset county, NJ. Any advice or any one interested? This would be a once a month get together with families, parents in one room kids in another supervised room. help? Continue

Added by Kim on March 28, 2011 at 7:15am — 5 Comments

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