April 2009 Blog Posts (264)

It has arrived...

Welp, got my CGMS system from Medtronic today... now to find out when the Medtronic CDE can train me



I'm looking forward to it, not so much for the hypo warnings, but for the trending information it will provide.



Using Symlin, I've found out that I need to do things differently if I'm say at 90 and trending downward than I do if I am trending upward or am stable. Sometimes I just have to guess what is actually going on, sometimes I'm right, sometimes wrong.



I… Continue

Added by Scott on April 30, 2009 at 4:11pm — 6 Comments

The Swine Flu and Diabetes

Very informative article:
The Swine Flu and Diabetes

Added by Joe D. on April 30, 2009 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Night Basal

It has been my 3rd night that I have tested this basal rate and all seems to go well.One night I did go a little higher than the 1.7mmol but I think it was due to a supper that was high in fat because last night's was good.I was going to change it but I'm glad I tried it again.I will keep testing throughout the night for a few more nights to be completely sure.

Added by Dee Meloche on April 30, 2009 at 1:32pm — 2 Comments

Ughhhh

I will NOT let this be my death sentence.
No blindness, kidney failure, strokes, amputations... NOT going to happen.
Grrrrrr...............................................
I just want to be normal.

Added by Sagwabetes on April 30, 2009 at 11:11am — 5 Comments

Sugar UP

My new A1C is now 7.5...and Im depressed. metformin xr is now 1500mg at dinner. Any thoughts or suggestions would be helpful.

Added by Carl Edholm on April 30, 2009 at 10:53am — 6 Comments

Offline Outreach -- Trenton Computer Festival Wrap-Up

This wrap-up is coming several days after the festival, as it's taken me some time to do my formal thank-yous and post-mortem analyses to the people and communities who've provided me information and materials to give out this past weekend.

As I noted last week, I spent the past weekend down in Ewing, New Jersey for the 34th Annual Trenton Computer Festival. This is a grass-roots hobbyist event put together by… Continue

Added by tmana on April 29, 2009 at 5:13pm — 4 Comments

Hi There!

Alrighty my first blog post! woot! :-) My Story:

I started to notice feeling the lows when I was a freshman in high school. My mom was recently dx as T2, so we thought it would be good to test when I didn't feel "right" - low 60's-70's. What we did was just go off of how I felt and I knew when I was playing softball that I needed to snack on something around the 5th inning or so. Going through high school and college being an athlete was tough. The coaches didn't understand after trying to… Continue

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on April 29, 2009 at 5:06pm — 1 Comment

MORE NEWS BOUT THE FLU

OKAY SO i HAD A DOCTOR'S ViSiT TODAY

AND =)

OMG! iM SO HAPPY iM NOT THE ONE

iNFECTED.

THERE ARE ALREADY 6 PEOPLE iN MY CiTY WiTH THiS

FLU.

i JUST HAVE A NORMAL FLU

AND i HAVE TO TAKE PiLLS TO GET BETTER

AND GET MY iMMUNE SYSTEM STRONGER.

i'VE BEEN HAViNG TO MANY LOWS

BETWEEN 50-80

BUT AT LEAST THEY ARE NOT HiGHS AND

iM CONTROLLiNG MYSELF A LiTTLE BiT BETTER =)

OH

& TODAY i GET MY PUMP

OMG! iM SO EXCiTED i THOUGHT…
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Added by Adriana on April 29, 2009 at 4:01pm — 3 Comments

Omni Pod

I have a 10 year old daughter that has been using the Omni Pod for about nine months. She loves the pump. So much better than taking shots. Until recently. Now when we take the pump off of her she is swollen, red, little blisters, and itches very bad. Bad enough that she now says she would rather take the shots. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do so she will not have these reactions. I use a skin prep before putting the pump on and I use an adheasive remover to remove the pump. Any… Continue

Added by Tracy Self on April 29, 2009 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

Thanks for the description

My husband has diabetes with complications (I won't go into details b/c it's a downer) and last week his dr prescribed tramadol for his neuropathy pain -- he 2k the recommended dose for 2 days and spent the rest of the week trying to recover from those 2 days. Every night he had a major bout of hypoglycemia and it sounded like your description of what you are going thru with your high BG.

I must admit, I am quite impressed with your ability to put words to your affliction -- I think I… Continue

Added by Ann Lindenmuth on April 29, 2009 at 12:02pm — No Comments

A Little About Me

I was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 11 in 1978. I was very sick, had lost 30 lbs in a very short period time. The doctor thought I had a bad case of the stomach flu and for 2 days had given me shots to stop me from throwing up, which didn't work. It came to a point where I couldn't walk anymore and I asked my mom to take me to the hospital. I don't remember much else from that point on as I went in and out of consciousness. Everyone thought I wasn't going to make it - so I've been told.… Continue

Added by Cyndi D. on April 29, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

Twitter this, Twitter that - iPhone Diabetes Technology



It's pretty absurd for me to predict a long term demise of Twitter. Nonetheless, I'm going to do it, especially after reading this article, brought to my attention by Manny Hernandez. Here's a copy of the article:



Twitter Users Don't Stick Around



April 28, 2009



-By Mike Shields, Mediaweek



Twitter’s audience is exploding. Now if only they could get people to stick around.



Over 60…
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Added by MTendler on April 29, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

bad day chasing high bg's all day

So today started off fine, woke up with bg at 97, but that did not last long because I had a mixed meal test at the University of MN Medical Center to test my C-peptides and how much insulin I was making (if any). I am an ongoing participant in a study at the U because I had a full pancreatectomy (removed my pancreas) due to pancreatitis since age 14. I had an auto-islet cell transplant but they were only able to get 10k islet cells and normal is 300-700k so I am in the 10% of people whose… Continue

Added by Marina C on April 28, 2009 at 7:09pm — 4 Comments

I'm tired of being tired... and having to explain why

"Wow James... you sure sleep a lot..." I just heard this accusing comment from a friend after telling her I needed to take a nap.



It just gets old explaining that I'm not lazy; my 61 year old body just gets worn out from the blood glucose roller coaster ride. Then it's the 20 questions from someone who doesn't have this wonderful disease... did you eat too much sugar?... are you taking your medicine?... have you thought about losing some weight?... oh, Type 2, so its your lifestyle… Continue

Added by James Milstid on April 28, 2009 at 4:44pm — 5 Comments

iPhone/Pump Cases

I guess you could use these for anything really, I started out making one for my iPhone because they're just to expensive, I'm not paying $40 for a case! But I also realized that I could fit my pump in there so all I need to do is integrate some kind of clip to hoof it to a belt loop or something of the like. I've added velcro since I've taken the pictures, so they do close and stay closed. Here's what I have so far (feel free to inquire!):…



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Added by Jami a.k.a Sugar Zomby on April 28, 2009 at 11:09am — 5 Comments

Getting to know you... or should I say me

I'm an open book when it comes to everything I've been through, I feel that the people know the more they understand me. Like say if you asked me what my profession is, I would say babysitting and trust me I've gotten some weird looks followed by why aren't you doing so and so? And then it leads to a very long followed up answer about my medical history and why I can't really have a career even though I would like to have one. So here is a longish speal about me and my medical history for those… Continue

Added by Jami a.k.a Sugar Zomby on April 28, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

hello everybody..

i just wanna know that can a diabetic has no right of falling in love with a girl..? should he tell to the girl about this disease before approaching her ......what if she refuses after knowing this fact? plz tell how a diabetic boy should search for a sincere girl?

Added by manish thakur on April 28, 2009 at 7:56am — 5 Comments

Doctor goes to barbershops to test for diabetes - iPhone Diabetes Technology

This is a great piece about a man named Dr. Bill Releford who goes to barbershops across the country and tests black men for diabetes.

Very inspirational, good work!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxjoAuEGggA&feature=related

Added by MTendler on April 28, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

More Bad News

We just found out yesterday that my daughter has lost her unemployment, it has something to do with the fact that she got a 1099 instead of a W-2. That was the only money we had coming in and now the money that she did get she will probably have to pay back. If anything could get any worse, I would hate to see what it is. We did get some food stamps, and I have an appt to see if the VA Service Commission will take care of my rent, then tomorrow I have to go see about getting Conventional… Continue

Added by Beth on April 28, 2009 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

Denied!

Today I got a call from Edge Park saying I was denied by my insurance company for a Dexcom CGM. On account of me not being on a pump! However, if my insurance company APPROVED my Omnipod and I already have it (but can't start it yet unfortunately due to training and my schedule- but THEY don't know that!) then wouldn't they know that I AM on a pump??? This is a little ridiculous to me. So we have to appeal my claim once I start on the Omnipod- I'm not sure whey Edge Park just can't go back and… Continue

Added by Marina C on April 27, 2009 at 9:53pm — 10 Comments

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