March 2012 Blog Posts (141)

Taking Paleo for a Test Drive

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So for the past two months I’ve been eating a paleo diet to see if it would smooth out my blood sugars so I could better handle my busy schedule of dance and school. Here’s what I’ve discovered during my paleo test drive!

If you’re curious about the Paleo diet check out one of my favorite sites!…


Added by Catherine Jane Vancak on March 31, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments

HIIT,HillFit, Hardware: the exercise 3 H's rule

I suspect that I have made a turning along the three meals-a-day yellow brick…

Added by Dave Riley on March 31, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments

LCHF: feed me fat!

I do my homework. Have done for years. A hobby of mine is cooking and  'diet' which I approach as 'cuisine.'

So I read up:that's homework.…

Added by Dave Riley on March 31, 2012 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

The Dilemma of Data

A new post on my blog about why logging using a computer still isn't much better than using paper, and what I wish diabetes software REALLY let me do with the information I feed it.

The Dilemma of Data

Added by Jen on March 30, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

D for Dummies: Carbohydrate Basics

Whether or not a person knows what diabetes is, he or she usually knows the disease has something to do with sugar. At it’s most basic level, diabetes is all about sugar: how it’s processed in the body, how much of it is in the foods we eat, how eating sugar affects the body’s performance. To explain the complete role of sugar in a diabetic’s life would require a 100 page thesis; so instead I’m only going to tackle one small portion in today’s D for Dummies segment.…


Added by Leanne on March 30, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Diabetes Money

I made a list of the diabetes-related organizations I would support financially if I won the Mega Millions. I realize the list is missing many; who would you support?

Added by Jane K on March 30, 2012 at 11:02am — 13 Comments

Pain and irritation

Is there anyone who can tell me how to not get red skin with pain when touching after injection?

I take insulin in belly(?) and after almost 2 months my skin says no mere needles in me...

Any info how to get rid of pain is thankfully from me !!

Added by Lars Pauls on March 30, 2012 at 9:28am — 2 Comments

Tracking Software..

I hate keeping paper records. I hate having paper all over the place. It just annoys me. I'd even rather have most of my books in electronic format than have to physically move them everywhere all the time.

So keeping paper diabetes records drives me crazy, naturally.

I tried several different apps for the 'Droid and didn't care much for most of them. is free and isn't bad, but I thought it was a little clunky and not very user friendly. The reports it…


Added by palomino on March 29, 2012 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment


Today in science I pulled out my pump to see what time it was and next thing I know the kid next to me is leaning close to me staring at my pump. i asked him what hes doing and he says "looking at your... thing. that's for type2 right?" i wouldn't be so annoyed if it wasn't the millionth time this kid has asked me if i had type 1 or 2 and the millionth time he asked me what my pump was! ughhh

Added by Mouse on March 29, 2012 at 2:39pm — 8 Comments

Elizabeth Evans Hughes: Reluctant Diabetes Pioneer

Elizabeth Evans Hughes blazed an intriguing and courageous trail for people living with diabetes. However, she was reluctant to take center-stage while doing so.

Read about her journey at Discuss Diabetes here.


Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on March 29, 2012 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Wow... we just need 10 minutes more explanation I think....

       Ok so as many post on this web site and many others that I have read over the past few months I think I have found 2 people that had a doctor that cared enough to really sit down with their patient and explain this "DIABETES" to them. I think I got the same 5 minute visit from a dietitian and 2 minute discussion from my Endo. While recovering from a scary case of DKA. I was in the Hospital for more than 20 minutes it would not have been a bad idea to bring me a video or stay in my…


Added by Mikeonline2821 on March 28, 2012 at 8:55pm — 14 Comments

For all the little fuzzballs...

I've always loved animals (with a fixation on horses since my first pony ride at age 3). I have always felt bad for animals that were sick. But now, if it's a newly diagnosed diabetic dog or cat in DKA.. I almost start to cry. I know, at the very least, what it's like to be polyuric, polydypsic, and polyphagic. I know what it's like to feel crappy and tired all the time.

No, I haven't experienced true DKA.. and thank God. But I feel so bad for the little furballs that wind up going…


Added by palomino on March 28, 2012 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

Thanks everyone for Bday wishes! Blessed w another year!

Taking care of my self and feel great! Trying to eat healthy, excercise, and seeing my docs. I'm still on the pump & that's going well. Just had a coloscopy & that was fine. We are selling r home in LA & moving to AZ to be near my family. so looking for a job in AZ and a home at a great price. Pray for me!

Added by Jaycee on March 28, 2012 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

Who here thought they were "too healthy for diabetes"?

Yep, that's what my 18 year old mind believed when I was first diagnosed with type 1....I go into detail about it on my blog post at the JDCA:

But I was wondering - anyone else really shocked and found it hard to swallow when you were told you have diabetes? I mean, obviously everyone is surprised when they are told…


Added by Stoyan on March 28, 2012 at 9:24am — 2 Comments

Soooooooooo tired of being jerked around

I don't know why I'm such a gullible git, but Monday (against my better judgement!!!) I let a technical recruiter hoodwink me again.

AGAIN. Sheesh.

He said that he had a hot job for a big technology firm. The job description was a perfect match for my resume. I needed to be "ready to go" Tuesday morning. They'd bring me in for an interview on-site around nine a.m. and that if everything went as planned, I'd start training in the afternoon as the person doing the training was…


Added by LaGuitariste on March 28, 2012 at 4:34am — 10 Comments

Different, Deficient, Disabled

New blog post: Different, Deficient, Disabled.

Again, not related to diabetes, but I do have some diabetes ones coming up! I just write what I'm inspired by at the time, and diabetes has been low-key lately (*knock wood*).

Added by Jen on March 28, 2012 at 12:16am — No Comments

I'm baaaaack!!!

After a long abscence, I'm finally back. I had to let my eyes recover from the surgeries and now I can read small print with the help of over the counter glasses. I've had two of the 6 sutures removed from my eye and will have the last 4 taken out in the span of the next three months. Two at a time. After that I can get a permenant pair of glasses and my sight should be almost totally back. It should be enough for me to be able to get my license.I haven't read a book since the surgeries and…


Added by pjredd1 on March 27, 2012 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

Appointment with the family physicians again..

I had another appointment today; with the family physicians group I initially saw after being in the emergency room in February.

It went extremely well. They took almost two hours with me! I told them that I didn't think the endo office was a good fit for me. They probed a little as to why I didn't want to go back, and I told them that I didn't want to bad mouth people- but that there was a bit of personality conflict, and later mentioned that it felt as though that office herds…


Added by palomino on March 27, 2012 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments

Great numbers but High LDL

I was diagnosed Type 2 diabetes in March 2007. Was on pills to regulate my blood sugar. January of 2011 I went on Levemir and Humalog because the pills weren't working. Since on insulin my numbers are great. My blood sugar is great and my AIC in one year went from 7.9 to 6.7 which my Endo says is great. I never eat bread, or white flour. Mostly eat veggies, fruit and chicken and fish.

However here is the kicker. In the last few months I put on weight. I do exercise often. Went from 183…


Added by Gary on March 27, 2012 at 5:48am — 4 Comments

Erlichiosis (Tick disease and Diabetes)

Hi everyone! I am new to this wonderful site. I just found it today. I have a large group of family and friends that I have always relied on to support me over the years. I guess now I have some questions and am hoping someone in this community might be sharing a similar experience. That is, I am a type 1 diabetic and I recently found out that I also have Erlichiosis. Sounds terrible but it is a tick disease like lymes but a different bacteria and I was wondering two things. 1. Has anyone…


Added by colef on March 26, 2012 at 6:56pm — 10 Comments

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