March 2011 Blog Posts (232)

Me and D: Inspired

inspired by my friends from the diabetes online community!

Added by jessicola on March 28, 2011 at 7:09am — No Comments

Do you have a prescription for that?

A bit of a funny story from this morning... I was (well, am) working the opening shift and when I work the early morning shifts, I always take my pills (L-thyroxine and Lisinopril) when I get a moment to sit down since I go straight from work to class and have no other time in the hectic morning to do so. This morning, the supervisor happened to be in since one of my co-workers called off. As per usual, I took my two little pills out of their bottles and laid them on the desk, and reached down… Continue

Added by Magnifmeggers on March 28, 2011 at 5:42am — 3 Comments

Day 5 on Victoza

Still hungrier then I'd like to be, but not as hungry as I always was before Victoza. Plus my numbers come back down after eating. Seems they always stayed up before Victoza. So I'm still happy with Victoza. Average around 100 - 110 during the day. Testing 5 or 6 times a day through these early days with Victoza so I can get a good read on how it's working. I'm thinking about sticking with the .06 for another week past this first week. If the numbers stay good, then I'm not sure I need to spend… Continue

Added by moonchild on March 28, 2011 at 3:32am — No Comments

Autonomic Neuropathy Far Worse Than ‘Pins & Needles’ in the Feet

Years ago, when I complained of frequent trips to the toilet at night and recurring bouts of diarrhea, my doctor told me about Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (DAN). While the thought was scary, I forgot about it after my gastro problems disappeared (better BS control?).

However, recently a fellow TuDiabetes member came up with a query on DAN, making me return to my archives for another dekko… Continue

Added by RogerMumbai on March 28, 2011 at 3:09am — No Comments

Dont Suffer In Silence

Please bare with me, as this will be a lengthy post, but I promise, you or someone you know feels or felt the exact same way at one point.

I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 5, I am now 25. I didn’t start taking care of myself until I was 23 (that’s not a good thing, but at least I am now). It took me 18 years to realize how much damage I was actually doing to myself. Any time I went my endo I would always say Im going to try harder and will do everything as instructed. That of… Continue

Added by Elisa1840 on March 27, 2011 at 11:33pm — 7 Comments

A Tale of Hypoglycaemia – From scary, to funny and just plain weird!

We’ve all pretty much had them in one form or another, and in my time I have experienced a wide range of hypos - some scary, some funny and some just plain weird! I figured that they would make good reading on top of the fact they just may prove educational or help others identify with something they have experienced…

I’ll start with the first two that come to mind when I think of scary hypos (hey it can only get better from here right?)….

No1 scary one happened when I was about… Continue

Added by Ant97gtr on March 27, 2011 at 9:33pm — 18 Comments


Slept all day. Went for a walk. Feeling a bit better.

Diabetes still sucks.

Added by LaGuitariste on March 27, 2011 at 8:53pm — 3 Comments

Type 2 Diabetes Vacation Tips

Just came back from a week's vacation, which was great fun. Over the past year and a bit I've come to dread vacations a lot less. At first, I was more p***ed off about the lack of good eating on vacation than I was happy about going on vacation at all. But now I've come up with some strategies that I can live with and thought I'd share. I'm sure my free advice is worth every penny. :D

1. Stay in a place with a refrigerator. Several times during the week we had breakfast in the room… Continue

Added by Frances on March 27, 2011 at 3:46pm — 5 Comments

Diabetes Professionals SWITCHED TO ENGLISH!!!

Hello everyone,

Today I opened a group on Diabetes professionals.
(It's still in Dutch, but if there's any international wannabe members, I'll switch to English, just let me know).
Feel free to join!

Have a good one!

Added by Appie Mol on March 27, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments


I've had my share of heart breaks

Of times I've watched people I loved walk away

The loss of my children brought a pain so deep

I struggled years to make a new way.

I grew up care free,

A true free spirit at heart

You couldn't tell me right from wrong

My mind and soul would never part

I always seen the best in every problem

Answers and solutions were like my best friends

For every tear you had to…


Added by AmandaORiley on March 27, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Pumped to pump!

Recently I re-started the process to get an insulin pump. It had been originally denied by my insurance because they won't pay for a pump until the person is on insulin therapy for at least 6 months. My endocrinologist who I see recommended that I get the Medtronic Minimed Revel with the CGM as well since I am always active and rarely at home. We ordered it and it's being shipped to my doctor back in Harrisburg.

Next step is to find an endo/orientation program out here in Pittsburgh… Continue

Added by Magnifmeggers on March 27, 2011 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

Obligatory introduction post

So I've never really been good at keeping a blog in the past because I'm usually so busy, but I will try my best. :) It could happen since I work in a computer lab on campus-- I'm on the computer for 4 hour chunks most of the week.

I grew up around diabetes for as long as I can remember, because both my father and my grandfather were T1s. My first true experience with diabetes and all its paraphrenalia came when I was very young and my father was about to take his insulin. He had… Continue

Added by Magnifmeggers on March 27, 2011 at 9:34am — 3 Comments


March 26, 2011

A lazy Saturday, cold and raining outside. Actually haven't been able to walk since I started taking Victoza and I do try to walk at least 30 minutes per day. I think the lack of walking is making me feel lazy. I work from home so don't get much exercise if I cant get outside for a time. I can't seem to get into exercising to Videos and I've no place to put a treadmill for indoor walking.

Other then lazy, I felt fine today and numbers are still running good.… Continue

Added by moonchild on March 27, 2011 at 5:01am — No Comments

I have had type 1 diabetes since I was 2 yers old

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabees when I was 2 yrs old. We think I may have had it earlier thant that.

My father was in the Navy and my mother luckily had her mother living upstairs. Evidently I never slept . I was whining or crying continuously.

My mother called the family Dr. He told her all I neede was a good spanking. Boy was he on target!!!

My mother wrote to Senator John F Kennedy to have my father discharged to come home. My brother has the original… Continue

Added by Jean Devlin Haight on March 27, 2011 at 4:09am — 2 Comments

Mother Knows Best

A blog about how J is sick, how his doctor visit went, and how parents are in charge of making medical decisions daily for a Type 1 child.

Added by kimmcannally on March 26, 2011 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Ready to give up

Nothing I'm doing is working.

Nothing anyone tells me to try ever works the way they tell me it will.

Nothing my doctors do -- if they do anything at all -- seems to help.

Nothing my doctors tell me to do seems to help.

I'm so tired of this. Tired of fighting phantoms. Tired of battling alone in the dark. Tired of being judged and criticized for not trying hard enough when it feels like I've given up everything, tried everything, and nothing helps.… Continue

Added by LaGuitariste on March 26, 2011 at 8:47pm — 10 Comments

Test strip recall

I think that most of you have heard about this already, but just in case you guys haven't, I thought it was worth posting. I just read in this month's Diabetes Forecast that Abbott Diabetes Care has recalled 359 lots of blood glucose test strips. Apparently, they can give a false low reading. They are stating that the affected strips are marketed under the following brand names: Precision Xceed Pro, Precision Xtra, Medisense Optium, Optium, OptiumEZ, and ReliOn Ultima. You can visit… Continue

Added by Jesus Ingles on March 26, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Joslin Appointment - Is it Time for a New Endo?

I wasn't crazy at the idea of starting to see my endocrinologist at the Joslin Center again. However, I never expected to leave the office feeling as discouraged as I did... Read "Time for a New Endo?"

Added by MevsDiabetes on March 26, 2011 at 7:31am — 2 Comments

Updates, videos and the new theme of my life

Click over to my blog for a few new posts from the past few days.

New Theme of My Life

It's a picture, take a look.

Remember me?

So it's been a… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on March 26, 2011 at 7:19am — 2 Comments


March 26, 2011:

Great day! Had better entergy (good thing since I am babysitting my 5 yr old grandaughter) and great numbers, down near or below 100! Rare numbers for me before Victoza. I feel as if I no longer have Diabetes Type 2 thanks to Victoza. Too early to know about weight loss yet, but I can hope it works as well for that as for my BG levels.

Been reading more about side effects and learning that odds are very low...lower then odds of diabetes… Continue

Added by moonchild on March 26, 2011 at 4:27am — 2 Comments

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