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May 2007 Blog Posts (23)

Will Work for Insulin...

Will Work for Insulin
Earlier this week, I read a message in the Yahoo! Group for Insulin Pump Users titled "Laid-off need Insulin".

I cannot adequately describe how that made me feel. I was close to being uninsured in the past (2003), when I had recently been diagnosed, and the feeling of having to face…

Added by Manny Hernandez on May 27, 2007 at 5:08pm — 3 Comments

My real blog is at ... Come on up and see me sometime! :)

Added by Mitchell Surface on May 25, 2007 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Wine and Diabetes: How Do You Deal With It?

Malbec Wine
A while back I read the news about the finding by a group of researchers in France who discovered a substance in red wine that supposedly helps combat obesity and diabetes. Being the wine lover that I am, I was happy to read about this, though I know it's very easy to find… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on May 25, 2007 at 2:46am — No Comments

New categories in Forum section

Since the number of discussions is starting to grow, I went ahead and created the following categories:

  • Type 1 Diabetes

  • Type 2 Diabetes

  • Insulin Pumpers
  • Treatment, Cure
  • Children with Diabetes
  • Diabetes in the News
  • General

I took the liberty to classify the existing discussions under the category where I thought they made the most sense (please message me if you feel any of them were… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on May 25, 2007 at 2:39am — 4 Comments

IDF 19th Annual World Diabetes Congress

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 19th Annual World Diabetes Congress had more than 12,000 delegates in attendance at the event which was held in Cape Town, South Africa from December 3-7, 2006. The event was designed to attract the highest level of international expertise in diabetes, provide a platform for discussion of the latest scientific advances in the field, and offer practical information on diabetes care, advocacy and… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on May 21, 2007 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Avandia Tied to Heart Risks

This just came out today:

"A new analysis links the widely prescribed diabetes drug Avandia to greater risk of heart attack and possibly death."

More details:

How many of you take…

Added by Manny Hernandez on May 21, 2007 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

Diabetes Videos by Dr. Bernstein

Besides Amy's fabulous book on the topic, my favorite book on Diabetes is Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. Below are links to three great videos of him showing tips on insulin shots:…


Added by Manny Hernandez on May 19, 2007 at 5:40am — 2 Comments


David Pogue, a tech writer for the New York Times, reports on a new invention called the SimpleShot. The device provides an injection of glucagon, a hormone produced by the pancreas that stimulates an increase in blood sugar levels. Diabetics on insulin are often at risk for hypoglycemia, an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood. Normally administering the glucagon involves mixing a powder and a solution.… Continue

Added by Khürt Williams on May 19, 2007 at 4:27am — 3 Comments

New to the site, hows it going? :-)

Seems great, I love seeing new tools for diabetics coming up more and more.

A little about myself: 15+ year Type-1 diabetic. Grew up in San Diego / Hawaii but am now currently living/working out of Europe for the time being. I'm a total geek and love technology. I spend my days working on my company, it's a web 2.0 app for diabetics to manage their blood sugars and diabetes completely online. It is a lot of work, but also a lot… Continue

Added by Marston A on May 18, 2007 at 3:26pm — 7 Comments

Video of the AgaMatrix WaveSense meter in use

I recorded a 30-second video showing me using this new meter.

It's up on YouTube, if you'd like to see just how it looks in action.

If it's informative, please consider rating it for me.

Happy viewing!

Added by Bernard on May 18, 2007 at 9:25am — No Comments

Another use for Twitter

Scott Hanselman has decided to Twitter all day today about managing his diabetes. He explains it all on his blog.

Partly this is to raise awareness of his fund raising for diabetes.

But isn't this a wonderful way to let others know what it takes to manage diabetes.

What if all the D-bloggers twittered on a single day and… Continue

Added by Bernard on May 18, 2007 at 6:51am — 3 Comments

Invite Others To Join

I got a question from one of the current members that I figured other members may have, so I will post a reply in here.

Feel free to invite anybody you feel may benefit from being a member of the Social Network: the more people, the more we can share and help each other out.

Added by Manny Hernandez on May 17, 2007 at 3:37pm — 10 Comments

Got the Keynote blood glucose meter from WaveSense

It arrived last Friday from AgaMatrix.

Even though it's made in China, I really like that it was designed and developed in New England. Call it Yankee pride.

The overall styling is very nice. I've been using it in parallel with my OneTouch Ultra glucose meter. So I've three comparison points for each reading: KeyNote, OneTouch Ultra, and the Dexcom CGM.

I'd… Continue

Added by Bernard on May 17, 2007 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

Twitter: A Tool For Logging Things

I find myself trying web-based tools all the time. Being that I am at a computer most of my day, this makes sense to me.

The latest in my findings has been Twitter, "a global community of friends and strangers that answers the question What are you doing?".

Yesterday, after I was done exercising, I thought of a good use for it: for logging exercise info, along with food… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on May 17, 2007 at 4:27am — No Comments

Continous Glucose Monitoring

At my last checkup my endocrinologist suggested I look into a DexCom Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system. My BG readings sometimes make no sense. Two hours after a meal my BG will be in the 70s but fours after the meal my BG can jump to 126. Weird.

The CGM would allow him (the endo) to get a better understanding of my BG through an extended period but the device appears to be costly and medical insurance does not cover the cost.

I have read Amy's ( Tenderich )… Continue

Added by Khürt Williams on May 17, 2007 at 4:07am — 4 Comments

I am a type two diabetic. It is progressing quite rapidly. My a1c's are rotten. I am taken 30units of lantus in pm. I take 3 Amaryls, 1 avandia , 1 prevacid, 1 atcand. 1 zeita. Since I started taken …

I am a type two diabetic. It is progressing quite rapidly. My a1c's are rotten. I am taken 30units of lantus in pm. I take 3 Amaryls, 1 avandia , 1 prevacid, 1 atcand. 1 zeita.

Since I started taken diabetic medicine, my cholestrol has gone up and up. I work from 2:45 - 8:15pm. Which is one of the problems, I eat supper late.

I work out 3 - 4- 5 times a week. And I mean hard.

I am sick of all this. I fight depression on a regular bases. I have started taking something to…


Added by Ladylace on May 16, 2007 at 6:13pm — 5 Comments


I am very glad to be here!

I am Manny Hernandez wife, so for me this site represents many different things. First, it is an opportunity to meet people like me, who has a loved one(s) with diabetes. Second, it is my husband most significant personal project. I am sure that with time we members, will all find here a place to communicate, learn and vent.

Thank you very much for sharing!

Added by Andreina Davila on May 14, 2007 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Diabetes Sucks: The Opinion of a 6-year Old Diabetic Child

Added by Manny Hernandez on May 14, 2007 at 3:53pm — No Comments

TuDiabetes Mentioned on Diabetes Mine!

Thanks to Amy Tenderich for mentioning Tu Diabetes in her very popular blog, DiabetesMine:

She is also a new member of TuDiabetes.

Added by Manny Hernandez on May 14, 2007 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Exciting Stuff

I love seeing more places that PWD's can meet up and socialize! Very Cool Manny!

Added by George Simmons on May 14, 2007 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

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