April 2012 Blog Posts (141)

It's been a few months!

I've moved to Florida and I've hady ups and downs. As you all know I went on the pump. My blood sugars improved to the point that my a1c got to 7, that's the best it's been in 26 years! I was pretty happy. I got it down to 7 with cse help with my diabetes nurse. While in fl I haven't had my nurse and I got to be pretty sporatic again. I even spent about a month going back and forth into the hospital into ska and was in the hospital for a few days in icu even! Not good... But it's getting better… Continue

Added by renka on April 30, 2012 at 7:15pm — 6 Comments

Does NPH make anyone bloat?

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.

Added by Rye on April 30, 2012 at 12:46pm — 2 Comments

my latest a1c

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:)!!!!

Added by Liz on April 30, 2012 at 12:21pm — 6 Comments


I'm high.

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…


Added by boshra on April 30, 2012 at 8:41am — 10 Comments

Insulin Pump Soon!

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…


Added by Shayla on April 30, 2012 at 8:29am — 4 Comments

Sport and Sugar

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.

Added by PaulQuessy on April 29, 2012 at 7:06am — 5 Comments

Food Rules

New post on my blog, Blood Drops & Braille Dots:

Food Rules.

How do you decide what to eat and not eat?

Added by Jen on April 28, 2012 at 10:02pm — 2 Comments

Insulin Storage

Hey everyone!

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…


Added by Barney Swank on April 28, 2012 at 9:26am — 12 Comments

D & D #4

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…


Added by brokenpole on April 27, 2012 at 11:22pm — 2 Comments

Car Traveling With Diabetes "A Diabetes Tidbit"

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

Added by Julie on April 27, 2012 at 5:26pm — 1 Comment

The Ambulance Ride

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…


Added by PaulQuessy on April 27, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

had great news today

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.

Added by diana2000 on April 27, 2012 at 12:15pm — 5 Comments

Type One Way - Quote of The Day

"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.…


Added by Type One Way on April 27, 2012 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

10, 9, 8 ............The Countdown Begins

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

Two winks one nod and a hand full of jelly beans

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…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on April 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Former Miss America has Passion for Helping Students with Diabetes

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.


Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on April 26, 2012 at 6:28am — 1 Comment

The Prospect of Fixing Things

This is Caleb...


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…


Added by Lorraine on April 26, 2012 at 5:30am — 11 Comments

I just flipped out at a Medtronic CSR

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…


Added by Elizabeth on April 25, 2012 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

When I Fainted In Class

The start of writing my diabetic experiences, starting out with the moments before I had fainted in my elementary school class, how I was drinking a lot, How my lack of consideration of my body caused me to become a diabetic, and other experiences. Check it out and share your experiences as well as your realizations. http://paulsprocess.blogspot.com/2012/04/when-i-fainted-in-class.html

Added by PaulQuessy on April 25, 2012 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Kind of funny diabetic moment!

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…


Added by Shayla on April 25, 2012 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

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