April 2010 Blog Posts (216)

Seeing Diabetes through a Child's Eyes

It was just me and my five year old daughter on one particular rainy

Autumn Sunday in 2005. Her father was away, and we needed a plan for the day. “Let’s go explore the Natural History Museum,” I announced. “We can look at all the animals – you… Continue

Added by Elizabeth on April 30, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

insulin gone bad?

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 — 1 Comment

The Marveling D-Universe

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 — No Comments

Life experience

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Added by DSandCT on April 29, 2010 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Florida Medicaid Coverage Questions

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 — 1 Comment

New Member to Our Support Group for Spouses of Diabetics

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…

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Added by Just Little Me on April 29, 2010 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Am in Warren Ohio area, looking for support group.

Hi,

I am new to the site. I would like to know how to find a support group in my area?

Any info much appreciated.

Thanks

Added by Klaire aka Mystic Silks on April 29, 2010 at 12:06pm — No Comments

This is MY Life

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

Without worrying

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...

No

I can't… Continue

Added by Ashley on April 29, 2010 at 10:56am — 3 Comments

A battle lost??...can I get him to eat better at age 15??

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…

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Added by Katsz on April 29, 2010 at 8:01am — 8 Comments

Checking my daughter's blood sugar

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 — 3 Comments

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 …

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 — 2 Comments

Weaning Type 1’s from insulin

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…

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Added by Michael Barker on April 28, 2010 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Today was a blessing! new Endo!!

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 — 3 Comments

Needs help!

Hello,


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…
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Added by beauty&diabetes on April 28, 2010 at 6:15pm — 9 Comments

Saw my endo on Monday and he marked on the check out slip.. Type 1 diabetes uncontrolled not Type 1 diabetes controlled

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…
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Added by Rebecca on April 28, 2010 at 4:13pm — 6 Comments

Medical

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 — 1 Comment

Pumpiversary, Podiversary

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…

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Added by Lorraine on April 28, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Hi!

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 — 1 Comment

Giving Dollars to Diabetes - Take the Poll!

Diabetes Funding, diabetes advocacy, support to find the

cure
and the campaign to stop diabetes.

There are a handful of significant diabetes charities in the USA that

require major funding for a unified cause, and no matter how they

plan… Continue

Added by Elizabeth on April 28, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Brigitte is starting to be a good Ambassador...

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 — 3 Comments

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