Hi All! This is my first post on TuDiabetes -- thank you all for the warm welcome!
On March 22nd, Diabetes Alert Day, I posted a blog to reach out [mostly to young people and teens] about the importance of diabetic testing. Last year, my son, who is developmentally delayed, was diagnosed with Diabetes... he has been in the "Honeymoon Phase" and it has been a long road... however, since it was the day for testing, I made an appointment for my son, and the results were quite… Continue
Added by lorettaj on April 3, 2011 at 8:27pm —
Curious to know if the following has happened to any of you, I would assume so.
About a year ago, I headed to the mall to do some Christmas shopping. Normally I have something with me at all times in case I get low, but I realized I didn't have anything on me once I entered the mall. I quickly decided to look for a vending machine to at least have a coke with me. I immediately started to feel low, the shakes of the hands, the rapid heart beat and sweats. I started to panic real… Continue
Added by Elisa1840 on April 3, 2011 at 7:38pm —
The other day I wondered, how has diabetes changed me? That's pretty well where the thought ended. Actually it ended with me writing it down and thinking "dang, that would be a pretty good topic one day!" Today is the day I tackle it.
Diabetes changed my career dramatically. I have a degree in psychology with a minor in sociology and have a background in finance. Well, after March of 2000, I began to use my psych degree to figure out how to make a two year old eat food to keep… Continue
Added by Barb Wagstaff on April 3, 2011 at 3:50pm —
In the last couple of years, I've given the subject of diabetes a lot of thought. I just can't get past one important question of mine. If we are currently in the age of "super technology" in regards to medicine, the Internet in regards to social networking, & communications in regards to television, news media, & phones), then why is it that so many people know less now about diabetes than ever before? Are organizations such as the ADA (American Diabetes… Continue
Added by DiabeticRadio.com on April 3, 2011 at 1:30pm —
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One of the things the medical school I am attending does is invite the accepted students to take a second look at the school and the city. There is information about the curriculum, financial aid, military scholarships, ect. It is also a time that the entering class can meet with the current 1st and 2nd year medical students… Continue
Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on April 3, 2011 at 8:09am —
People who follow a vegetarian or meat-free diet may be at a lower risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests. The study of lifestyle habits of more than 700 adults showed researchers that 23 out of every 100 vegetarians have at least three metabolic syndrome factors, compared with 39 out of every 100 non-vegetarians and 37 out of every 100 semi-vegetarians.
The researchers measured a suite of factors ‒ blood sugar, blood fats, blood pressure, waist size, and… Continue
Added by RogerMumbai on April 3, 2011 at 3:58am —
My day 9 numbers were really good even though, I hate to admit, I forgot to take the shot. I am a graphic artist and photographer and some days I get really into my art, and seem to forget everything else going on. Of course, I'd like to be able to blame it all on my art, but I have to admit I'm one of the most scatter brained people I know. I inherited it from my mother...she was the same way. My father used to joke about the two of us being so alike in that way. My mom's passed now, sadly,… Continue
Added by moonchild on April 2, 2011 at 9:32pm —
So... all my life I have been one of those people who has a tea for everything. PMS, depression, one to help me sleep, one to keep me awake...one just because it tastes good... you get the idea..Anyhow.... I have gotten away from my herbal remedies... and have forgotten alot of what I have learned.
I was not having a good time on metformin.. or any of the other diabetes meds the dr.s put me on. Besides I completely changed my lifestyle and really dont think I need them anyway. But… Continue
Added by karebear1966 on April 2, 2011 at 6:54pm —
It is Saturday the 2nd of apirl. And I have not bloged like I said I was going to do last Friday. But like I said I am still in Ohio. I am going home on Sunday the 3rd with my mom and Grandma Cass. I guess I will play back the week I have had.
Last Saturday, the day we got here. We want shopping, we also want out to eat. We want to about 5 differnt stores in about 5 or 6 hours i think. When we got back to my aunts house we put the stuff away. Watched T.V. Than we got around and want… Continue
Added by Jonee on April 2, 2011 at 3:44pm —
ok, here's day 2 of the health activist writer's month challenge!
Added by jessicola on April 2, 2011 at 2:21pm —
Diabetes and Parkinson's disease would seem, at first, to be unrelated. Diabetes arises when the body can no longer properly use the blood-sugar-regulating hormone insulin. Parkinson's is a brain disease in which movement-regulating cells in the brain die off or become disabled, leading to symptoms like tremors, rigidity in the joints, slowed movement and balance problems. But there seems to be a connection.
A new study ‒ reported in the April issue of the journal Diabetes Care ‒… Continue
Added by RogerMumbai on April 2, 2011 at 12:53am —
So I'm participating in WEGO Health's Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge! Eeek!
Added by jessicola on April 1, 2011 at 4:18pm —
FIFTY years old and diabetic? A new study reveals that adults between 51 and 70 with diabetes develop age-related ailments ‒ cognitive impairment, incontinence, falls, dizziness, vision impairment and pain ‒at a faster rate than those without diabetes. In fact, the odds of developing new geriatric conditions were nearly double those of their counterparts who didn't have diabetes.
These findings find an echo in another study published in the journal Diabetes last year which showed… Continue
Added by RogerMumbai on April 1, 2011 at 9:26am —
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So we spent most of last night in the ER... again. My wife was sitting on the couch and then her pants were wet. Truly an o-schmeg moment. So we rush to the ER thinking she's in preterm labor at 34w6d and will have to be rushed to a semi-nearby (over an hour) teaching hospital with a Level III NICU. So they go through all the tests and blood… Continue
Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on April 1, 2011 at 9:18am —
Added by vince on April 1, 2011 at 9:17am —
This was in my Diabetes WA Journal.
West Australian Researcher, Assistant Professor Vance Matthews, has begun work to unlock some of the mysteries behind obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Under funding support from the Diabetes Australia Research Trust, Assistant Professor Matthews' research will explore the link between a recently discovered gene and the development of type 2 diabetes.
Assistant Professor Matthews believes that when the expression of the gene is… Continue
Added by Pastelpainter on April 1, 2011 at 4:08am —