yesterday changed my pod at 4:10. At 6:51 bg was 214. Ate 30 carbs and bolused 3.8 u. at 8:53 380 so I changed my pod and took 5 units by injection. At 10:57 382. Not sure what to do so I go to bed. 12:42 364, not quite awake I bolus 2.7 and a few minutes later change my pod and insulin cuz I figured if a bolus of 5 units didn't bring me down but 18 then it was probably my insulin, which is almost empty anyway. At 5:03 I was 288 and took 1.85 units and at 8:21 I was 172. This is the first time… Continue
Added by ANTONIA RETMAN on April 30, 2010 at 7:11am —
The Diabetes World is one full of adventure, with Heroes & Villians. Come have a peek into this place that's both fictional and non-fictional, where the comic lore seeps into the diabetic reality... The Diabetic's Corner Booth.
Added by Michael Hoskins on April 30, 2010 at 5:46am —
Added by DSandCT on April 29, 2010 at 9:44pm —
Hi guys does anyone know if Florida medicaid cover insulins, and test strips?? Right now I take Humalog and Novolin... ?? Thank you :)
Added by Stephanie G on April 29, 2010 at 8:30pm —
It started in August of 2007, three friends went out to dinner - had a great time and talked about lots of different things; family, friends, work, children, health and yes, diabetes and our husbands. All three of us have a husband with type 1 diabetes. Yes, we planned this get-together, it's been something I'd been wanting to do for a long time. Since then, we've met every 2-3 months and catch up on… Continue
Added by Just Little Me on April 29, 2010 at 4:00pm —
I am new to the site. I would like to know how to find a support group in my area?
Any info much appreciated.
Added by Klaire aka Mystic Silks on April 29, 2010 at 12:06pm —
It must be nice
Being able to eat
What you want
Without thinking twice
It must be nice
Being able to
Have dessert on holidays
To eat cake on your birthday
It must be nice
Being able to exercise
That you might pass out
It must be nice
Being able to eat
Or even have a snack
Without having to
Give yourself a shot
It must be nice
Not being judged by people
...Like I asked for this...
I can't… Continue
Added by Ashley on April 29, 2010 at 10:56am —
I never thought I would be a "blogger"...what ever that means. However, writing down my feelings has been very theraputic for me and in many ways I blog to my friends on Twitter ...just in 140 words or less...everyday.
My son, who was newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, has never been a good eater. When he was born he was both lip and tounge tied and I could not successfully nurse him. Oh I tried...believe me...I tried. The doctors didn't believe in cutting the skin that made him… Continue
Added by Katsz on April 29, 2010 at 8:01am —
The entire time I was pregnant, I never thought I'd be so worried about my daughter getting T1. I was diagnosed when I was 6 years old, and got pregnant when I was 29, so, according to the ADA chart, her risk of getting T1 is 1 in 50. Here is the link to the ADA page on "Genetics of Diabetes": http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/genetics-of-diabetes.html
And here's the excerpt from the page that I used to… Continue
Added by Katie I. on April 29, 2010 at 6:51am —
Hi, my name is Frank. I've had diabetes since I was eight. I was ready to die then, but medicine intervened. That I'm still here is an act of faith. My religion is diabetes. It's unfortunate that we are used to medicine's economic ends. The morality medicine preaches is tough to deal with. It gives us a bad conscience. Death is given a negative connotation. I don't agree with this. Look at the emaciated being and that is what we are. The flesh and blood is just a cloak. The diabetic is… Continue
Added by Frank Kwiatkowski on April 28, 2010 at 9:30pm —
This seems to be a burning topic that I thought I’d answered in my previous post but because of Halle Berry
and YouTube videos like “Raw for thirty days”, I must revisit the topic.
What does it mean to “wean” anybody from insulin? It means to withdraw it from their system, take it away from them. People, none of us… Continue
Added by Michael Barker on April 28, 2010 at 9:30pm —
So today I meet with a new Endo and was mighty surprised at the person and doctor he is. I am usually set in my ways and prefer my doc of 8 yrs to take care of everything but he and his family have moved on to bigger things and I am so happy for him. now back to the Endo.... I always felt like judgement was coming for every doctors appt but not here no he looked at my A1C which was 5.9 ( yeah me!! ) we made dose changes to my basal and correction factor based off the downloaded graphs from my… Continue
Added by T1Student on April 28, 2010 at 9:23pm —
My name is Bria and I have had diabetes since I was 11, I am going to be 18 in July. Diabetes has been a day to day struggle for me and sometimes I want to give up and not even care anymore. But as I said before, I'll be 18 soon and I cannot afford to give up or not care. None of my… Continue
Added by beauty&diabetes on April 28, 2010 at 6:15pm —
I was very upset about this as I left the office. My A1C was 7.8.. It was 8.3 last time.. Going in the right direction, but needs to get better.
I am trying very hard to lose weight, eat better, exercise. I have to get my A1C down.. Next appointment is in July. I hope to lose 10 lbs by then and have my A1C down to 7.0.
I have two children (7 and 9) who need their mother very much and my husband would be lost without… Continue
Added by Rebecca on April 28, 2010 at 4:13pm —
I hope this surgery was the last of my medical issues for a while. At least I don't have to worry about my gall bladder anymore! Phentermine is also gone, so no more of that stuff. I think 25-30 lbs lost is good enough for me. ^.^
So now I'm off to catching up on homework that I've been slacking on due to my gall stones.
Added by Lyssa on April 28, 2010 at 11:48am —
This is Caleb...
Three years ago, on April 24, 2007, shortly after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Caleb started pumping insulin. I remember this date as much as I remember his birthday. There were lots of smiles and celebration. It was a huge relief. It meant more… Continue
Added by Lorraine on April 28, 2010 at 9:30am —
Oi Sonia! Que prazer poder falar com alguém da nossa terrinha neste fórum internacional! Aqui é ótimo! Apesar de interagir pouco, é um lugar que me faz lembrar que "não estou sozinho" nesta luta para viver e conviver bem com nossa doença.
Você é do RJ? Bem, sou de Campinas. Descobri minha diabetes em 98, durante a faculdade. Venho tratando a base de Levemir e Novorapid...fiquei uns 3 anos com o controle díficil, mas agora estou retomando novamente o melhor controle, com glicemias mais… Continue
Added by Daniel Marinho Silva on April 28, 2010 at 8:41am —
A few days ago I asked myself Am I a good Ambassador for TuDiabetes? Why did these words come in my brain? Because I wanted that every diabetic in my country, France, visit my favorite community of friends. Last year I started to speak about TuDiabetes and the few people that went to the site told me , it's in English! Yes, but is it so hard? So some weeks ago I started to think how I can help TuDiabetes. I could write on all the walls of my city "Diabetics from France visit TuDiabetes! (… Continue
Added by Brigitte on April 28, 2010 at 6:20am —
A month into my Insulin Pump Hiatus, here's my verdict about the experienceso far and what the future holds. See The Diabetic's Corner Booth
, and let me know what you think.
Added by Michael Hoskins on April 28, 2010 at 4:32am —
A Letter to the Pain in my Side
Elizabeth Sunshine Strait
To my familiar little prick,
My inconvenient lifeline;
At least you’re tiny, sharp, and quick.
Though the pain just lasts a second,
You stick to me… Continue
Added by Sunshine on April 27, 2010 at 11:08pm —