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April 2011 Blog Posts (188)

Tried....and failed AGAIN

SO I was doing really well for about a month taking all my insulin, eating right, exercising almost everyday. Only problem is I went from a size 2 to I don't even know because I put on 20 pounds of water weight in a matter of 2 weeks and then it just kept coming until all my clothes were tight and I was having trouble breathing some of the time. My doctor and nutritionist just kept telling me the water would stop coming on and that my body would eventually let some of it go but I felt awful and… Continue

Added by baRef00t22 on April 30, 2011 at 6:20pm — 10 Comments

whats worse,

Highs or Lows?

I have lows a lot, and highs, every so often, I range from unreadable low to like 450? I am fine some days, then I go all over, I rarely am stable, so what I do, is mess with my basal rates, so far I have been ok with it, get kinda low sometimes, but I do not feel it what so ever. I don't want to wait for a doctor to do it, because it will take way too long, plus the best doctor is yourself !

I am a newbie to this site, just found out about it while sitting in the docs… Continue

Added by rickyd7 on April 30, 2011 at 4:32pm — 2 Comments

Weight Loss and Lows Advice

So I really need to lose weight, not really for health but more for me. I am really healthy despite being 60 pounds over weight and diabetic however I do not like the weight. I also retain fluids and have weird digestive issues, I wont go into details because I feel it may be want to be more active and eat lower carbs but I am afraid of lows. I think out of everything I go through with diabetes lows are the absolutely worst. I am not on the pump nor do I have a CGM, I prefer it… Continue

Added by Rye on April 30, 2011 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Me and D: Help A D-Rockstar Out! (HAWMC Day 30)

fellow diabetics affected by the storms in alabama need our help!!!

Added by jessicola on April 30, 2011 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Wow, first I find out I have diabetes, now Adult ADHD: What a combo

Back in November of 2006, I thought "what else could happen to me" when I found out I had Type II Diabetes. Two days ago I was diagnosed with having Adult ADHD. Talk about having your whole life change. For 4 years, the Adult ADHD clouded my mind and did not let me realize the true extent of my neglect of coping with my type II diabetes. I think I had become a true Walter Mitty. Coping with diabetes is hard enough. Trying to cope with it and having your brain try and stop you is a whole other… Continue

Added by Jeffrey Newman on April 30, 2011 at 12:08pm — 2 Comments

Go on throw me to the Lions

My setback is finally dawning on me taking the Beast Raffles on his word to toe the line and give me good blood sugar testing results was nothing more than a facade of lies thinking one days results is the beginning of a new era in my diabetes is just as it is one days results,the specialist who I saw was astonished that I had fallen so far and did not call for help but that is me all over know it all ignore the problem hoping it will go away then finding myself hanging on to dear life having… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on April 30, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments


When I was a little girl and was asked that question.. I answered " a mack truck!"

Then as I grew older I wanted to be a writer. That one stuck with me until my early 20's.

In my 20's I wanted to be an air weapons tech.. to later join the police force bomb squad.

Instead, I became a… Continue

Added by karebear1966 on April 30, 2011 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

Feeling down :(

So for the first few years of being diagnosed i was excellent in controlling my diabetes and than i just got tired of it all so for the past four or five years i have been not taking care of myself. I've been in the hospital multiple times for DKA but now i have met my wonderful boyfriend who i love very much and we plan on trying to start having kids late this year or next year so i've been working pretty hard on getting it under control again the past two months. I have no health insurance so… Continue

Added by Amanda on April 29, 2011 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Well Here I Am.

This feels oddly refreshing and I am not sure why I didn't go out looking for this kind of network decades ago. Anyway, I was diagnosed with Type 1 when I was 2 years old. I'm 30 now, so I never had to go through the big life change that many people have to go through when diagnosed. I've basically lived with diabetes my entire life. While it is nice that I didn't have to make a massive lifestyle change in the middle of my teens or 20's, I've never had any idea what it is like to live without… Continue

Added by Tom on April 29, 2011 at 1:17pm — 7 Comments

The story of my coma

FatCat Anna encouraged me to do this:

At the end of August, 2010, after a couple of months of climbing BGs, which I was unable to control, I saw my endo. My fasting BG was 302, A1c 10.7 (really high for me), liver enzymes in the 100′s (normal is less than 40) and I was suffering increasing mental confusion, and blackouts, which I was unaware of. He did nothing; just sent me home.

6 days later, I didn’t show up at a picnic I was supposed to attend, and my friends came… Continue

Added by Natalie ._c- on April 29, 2011 at 12:50pm — 10 Comments

Do we LOVE our tech toys too much?

I am totally lucky.

I was given a Freestyle Lite Meter and a bunch of strips (probably six months worth). Free.

The box is sitting on my dresser right now, and every time I walk by I don't think about how lucky I am...instead I feel a bit guilty. I feel guilty because for the past… Continue

Added by Mike on April 29, 2011 at 10:37am — 4 Comments

Memories of being a Mom (with T1D)

I just read a post by Kerri on her blog. My emotional memories were triggered, so I just had to respond. I thought it would be of value to post that same response here as well...

awww Kerri - you bring back memories of when I was expecting #2 and coming back from a low---my 3 yr old Amanda with a empty juice glass and sugar bowl, crying "mommy - mommy wake up".

Silly happy memories of the stickiness from that day remain for both of us. That same 3 yr old is now expecting… Continue

Added by NancyR on April 29, 2011 at 9:03am — No Comments

I took the leap!!!

so yesterday i mentioned how windy it was here. so windy, in fact, that i now have a lovely big tree leaning against the side of my house. said tree took out eavestrough, siding, window trim, shrubs, gas meter and left the lovely smell of rotten eggs floating through the neighbourhood!

so after dealing with the city, about cleaning up the mess, filing a claim for damages, and contacting my ins. co....i went to my DEC to order my brand new Insulin Pump!!!! i finally did it! in about 1 week… Continue

Added by kim on April 29, 2011 at 8:42am — 2 Comments

My big box of diabetes goodies!

I'm sitting in my living room, looking at my bounty - my Dexcom CGM and Ping have arrived, along with 3 months of sensors, infusion sets, and other assorted goodies. I must say...I'm a bit overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of stuff here, but I'm also really excited. And the green Ping is just adorable! I can't wait to try everything out.

Added by bardowlatry on April 28, 2011 at 3:11pm — 5 Comments

Job Interview Jitters...and insulin

This is bad...and I know it is.

I have a job interview in about 2 hours. My BGL is high right now (211...the bolus for my coffee was under estimated). And I'm not going to correct it. I get really nervous at interviews, and if I go LOW, it'll make everything worse.

What would you do?

Added by Mike on April 28, 2011 at 11:48am — 5 Comments

The First Paper on TuAnalyze!

The TuAnalyze team at Children’s Hospital Boston and are thrilled to announce the publication of the first paper on the TuAnalyze project! Published yesterday in PLoS One (you can read the whole paper here), the paper has already drawn a good deal of media attention.  You can read the Children's Hospital Boston press release…


Added by TuAnalyze Team on April 28, 2011 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

tomorrow i make my choice

happy day everyone! it is incredibly windy here today. i am pretty sure i just saw the wicked witch fly by! so tomorrow i meet with the girls at my DEC(diabetic education centre) to make my final decision on which pump to go with. i think i will have to have them lay them all out on the table and once again take a really good look at them. i am pretty sure (98%) that the Animas Ping is the one i will go with. i know it does not have the option of a CGM at this time, but that doesn't really… Continue

Added by kim on April 28, 2011 at 8:59am — 2 Comments

Big set back

Six months ago I was over the Moon jumping for joy doing cartwheels in the living room because my blood sugars were down to 7.1 and I had lost nearly 3 stone since the new regime of insulin and Victoza had begun, today i visited the diabetic specialist and had the biggest shock in a long time as far as my diabetes was concerned,blood sugars up to 8.3 put on 6 lbs in weight and all the previous good work gone down the pan.

The specialist was shocked and his prognosis was not good at all… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on April 27, 2011 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

My Easter Weekend Experience + Diabetes

Happy Times:

* Getting to color a bunch of eggs and taking cellphone pics of the whole process

* Receiving $30 giftcard to Monaco (best nearly movie theatre) from parents-in-law for Easter instead of usual basket of easter candy. Very thoughtful alternative to holiday candy

* Having a nice sit-down lunch with my whole in-law family

* Watching old family movies of husband as a sweet mumbling 3-year-old opening christmas presents and… Continue

Added by queenbizz on April 27, 2011 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Happy Birthday to My Daughter

Click over to my blog for the full text and way too many posts from yesterday and this morning.

Baby Girl SuFu was born at 0628 this morning. Both mother and baby are doing very well. Weight and length to follow later. 20.25 inches, 8 lb 4 oz. "Squirt" as I call her is...


Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on April 27, 2011 at 7:35am — 12 Comments

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