My endo added NPH to my treatment to control my morning highs, it has only been two days but I have noticed I am slightly bloated. And when I was with Lantus I had that as side effect which was the worst.
Just wanted to brag to some people who know what I'm talking about...
1 year ago in January my a1c was 13...
this week I found out that my most recent test came back 7.5:)!!!!
Today is going to be a little painful. Nonetheless, I'm going to go at head on, study, work, see my friends and eat very well and workout as much as possible, oh and sleep if I get the chance, lol.
I got some bad news two weeks ago and it just really put me in a slump for awhile. I cried for a whole week because I didn't get into my dream school UCLA to study engineering :(. But like everyone says maybe there is something else in store for me. Tomorrow is a new day and…
So in about 14 days I am going to have my insulin pump. I'm pretty excited about it but also pretty nervous. This is a big step for me. The one thing I'm nervous about is how much its going to hurt. Silly I know... I should be used to that sort of thing with MDI 4-6 times a day. I guess I'm kind of odd when I do my shots, I don't just jam it into my stomach I tend to put it in really slowly..does anyone else do it like that? So yeah my big question is the pain factor. I'm pretty sure they…Continue
Continuing to share my story of how I ended up becoming diabetic. Who I was before becoming diabetic, my eating and activity habits, and my lifestyle, plus the influences that support the lifestyle.
New post on my blog, Blood Drops & Braille Dots:
How do you decide what to eat and not eat?
First off I would like to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday! It wasn't the most memorable birthday for turning 21, but it was still a great day.
OK, my endo has told me that unopened pens/vials of insulin should be kept refrigerated, but as soon as I open one, it no longer needs to be kept cool. So for the last 3-4 months, after I start on a new pen of my Humalog I just keep it in my lunchbox. I was wondering if anyone else doens't keep their current…
Diabetes and Dialysis #4
It has been one hell of a week. Had classes to attend on two nights. Then got two units of whole blood on Thursday followed by AV fistula sugery yesterday. Aren't I a pin cushion enough already without having to have more holes poked in me?
People told me that I would feel better once I got the two units of blood. Felt the same as I got home from the hospital. Now that might have been because I had a 14 hor turn around to be back at the hospital at 6AM…Continue
We take a lot of vacations where we do long distant driving. We like it because it gives us family time and we like seeing new places. Check out this "Diabetes Tidbit" on how we travel in the car and manage the diabetes. http://www.pumpwearinc.com/index.php?page_id=520
Continuing my blogging about the start of my experiences of being diagnosed with diabetes. Starting this blog off where I left off the previous one. I will continue to blog about points that I have gone through with diabetes, how glucose meters differ in blood glucose readings, the variables that we have to consider when taking insulin etc.
Comments are welcomed…Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on April 27, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments
went to the doctors for my first checkup after 5 weeks been diagnose with type 2 diabetes. my doc was over the moon with my progress as my monitoring diary is very good,and i lost 10 lbs and blood pressure is back to normal.she was saying i wish all my patience was good like you.
"It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail."
-Lech Walsea, Polish politician, trade-union organizer, and human-rights activist.…Continue
10, 9, 8 …………..The Countdown Begins
By: Juan Carlos Vazquez
Every day is a ritual
10, 9, 8………the countdown begins
What can I eat today?
7, 6, 5 ……. Will it be high or will it be low?
4, 3 , 2 ……..I feel like a video game
What target will I have to hit……..
What adventure am I going to have to play today?
Is it the Galaxy of Needles?
Or Will I have to go with the flow of the Animas Pump Universe?
1, 0 ……. 95 score perfect!!
Added by Juan Carlos Vazquez on April 26, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments
Living here in the SHIRE makes you appreciate what a lovely place it is to live in,one moment you can be sunning yourself the next running or in my case hobbling to get under cover from the torrentual downpour, take yesterday Wednesday nice part of the week got over miserable Monday just about fully awake on Tuesday and rearing to go by Wednesday stop gabbling twiddle get on with it,6am torrential rain so hard you could hear it through the double glazed window,hobbled downstairs to let…Continue
Added by twiddlemthumbs on April 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
In the second part of our discussion with former Miss America Nicole Johnson, she talks about why she started ‘Students With Diabetes’ and ‘Bringing Science Home’ and how the two organizations have evolved. Nicole has used her crown to truly help people! Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes here.
I was in fourth grade when I became four-eyed. I wore glasses every day until eighth grade when I got my first pair of contacts. I wore contacts for more than half my life until my eyes couldn't bear the irritation and then started wearing glasses again almost every day.
For years I dreamed of getting my eyes corrected surgically. I discussed it…Continue
I know what you're saying. What? But you've always been so satisfied with Medtronic's customer service, Elizabeth! What could they have done to drive you to the point of a total meltdown?
Well, this is what.
In February, I put Eric on MaineCare. Because I do not trust Maine's governor, who seems hell-bent on slashing MaineCare to the bone, I maintained his Anthem policy as well, using what's left of my savings to pay the monthly premium. My thinking was that MaineCare…Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on April 25, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments
So I went to McDonalds last night and the girl at the window said "Oh your here kind of late tonight, usually your here during supper"...ME: yeah I know I come here wayy to often! I really need to limit myself! She was like "Oh well it doesn't show you look good!!" yeahh I know..I lost a bunch of weight though because I have diabetes! So then she started going on about how there's a bunch of sugar in the sandwiches and if I didn't want a sandwich they got cookies with tons of sugar which…Continue