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May 2009 Blog Posts (233)

I ordered it!!

So I ordered my ID bracelet today! :-) I should get it by the end of June. :-) When I get it I'll show you guys. Totally excited!

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on May 31, 2009 at 11:57pm — 1 Comment


Hello to all,

Thanks for all the warm wishes. I am Type 2 and have been since 1997. My Dad was a diabetic for as long as I could remember. I am the oldest of 8 children. There are only 5 of us still alive. My Mother is still alive and will be 73 years old in June. I am married to a great guy and we have 1 daughter and 2 of the most beautiful granddaughters. We also have 2 dachshunds, both male and as rotten as the grandchildren. Once again thank you for the wonderful welcome to this… Continue

Added by Pat Payne on May 31, 2009 at 1:53pm — 1 Comment

Lazy Sunday

We are deep in the "June Gloom" weather, which means the overcast skies today are reaching clear to the deserts. Yesterday, the sun came out at 5:50 p.m. I really don't mind it, because within 30 days we'll be having temps in the 90s. Ugh.

I am more in love than ever with the walking shoes I bought at the New World Fair. I have literally walked for 4-5 hours on three different outings, and my feet never hurt. Amazing. Now if I could only afford more of them!

The good part… Continue

Added by Vicki on May 31, 2009 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

Dlog 3: Why Me God? or "I'm a Freak" - a theatrical scene

Are You There God? - a scene


Are you there God? It's me, Maureen (pronounced correctly.) I am on this site using my real name.




I guess it doesn't matter since everyone knows who I am anyway.


Why are you so concerned about the opinions of others?


I mean the G-Man, the UsOf A - the folks who hold my medication and income strings.


You can't b******* a b*******ter.


B*******ter? I knew all… Continue

Added by Maureen Nolan on May 31, 2009 at 11:05am — 1 Comment

My month of May

I first found out I had diabetes around the first week of May 2009. The reason I found out was the week prior I was noticed by other to be flushed all the time and one day I was really red so they sent me down to medical at work to get check out. I had a BP of 156 over 104. I was like that for 4 days, 130 to 164 over 100 to 106. After the fourth day they said go see a doctor, which I did. After I saw the doctor he sent me for blood work, the results were high cholesterol, high blood salts, B12… Continue

Added by Jeroen Stoeltjes on May 31, 2009 at 9:33am — 2 Comments

LADA on Symlin????

I wanted to see if there is anyone out there who is has LADA and is taking symlin?? My specialist has stated that I am still in my "honeymoon' phase (sorry .....but this isn't exactly how I pictured my honeymoon.....oh well:) My fastings are still under a 100mg/dl but I'm having a bit of a problem with my post-prandials. I'm just curious if anyone has had any success with using symlin(without a mealtime insulin).

Added by Sharon on May 31, 2009 at 7:47am — 1 Comment

Fell off the water train

Hi guys,

So about a month ago I told myself that I would drink *at least* 4 cups of water a day. I was doing really good for about a week... then I don't know what happend.... we might have ran low on water at home... don't know... but I fell off the water train.

Alright, so what am I going to do now? Get back on it! I put my water bottle in the freezer tonight, so I got a nice and cold fresh bottle of water in the morning.

I felt so much better when I was drinking all the… Continue

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on May 31, 2009 at 12:19am — No Comments

Medical ID Bracelet

Hey there!

I'm looking into getting a medical ID bracelet. Is there anything that you guys suggest that I should put on my ID? Such as: Name, Type 1 Diabetes, Meds, Phone number to call, etc?

I wanted to get one for my birthday.. but that's already passed, and I don't want to wait much longer and go without having some kind of alert charm on me.

Trying not to go for the "whoah you have a problem - at all times" bracelet, but one that says "somethings wrong with her… Continue

Added by Lindsey O'Rourke on May 31, 2009 at 12:12am — 3 Comments

Dear Peanut Butter

*Sigggh* you were the one thing that satisfied my vegetarian gut, but sadly you make me chase my sugars for hours after I taste your damn peanut-buttery-ness. I love you and hate you and i`m sorry to say this but.... I just can`t have you anymore and i`m switching to your enemy - the tub of yogurt. We`ve had some good times on our honeymoon you and I.. but this just isn`t working out anymore, I can`t continue on in this love hate relationship with you... therefor I`m putting you in the junk… Continue

Added by snowangel66 on May 30, 2009 at 7:04pm — 17 Comments


I’ve recently realized that bad information falls into two categories, misinformation which I deem as inaccurate but generally harmless and what I’ve taken to calling MAL-information which is not only inaccurate but could lead to harm. The mostly well-meaning but ignorant comments that regular people make fall into the first category, mainly because I don’t expect them to know better, so I just disregard their comments. But, some of the information I’ve been given by medical professionals falls… Continue

Added by Heather Leavitt on May 30, 2009 at 3:35pm — 3 Comments

CGMS Journey - Trying to move past Chapter 2

Ok last week I reported that the doc agreed after several weeks to send sign and fax my form for predetermination to the insurance company. Well.... Friday I got a call from the nurse stating based on previous conversations they thought I had already been denied and that is why it wasn't progressing and in that time they no longer had my original documentation and would I be willing to come down and provide them new documentation so they could sign and fax.

I wanted to cry... I was… Continue

Added by MichelleStu on May 30, 2009 at 1:04pm — No Comments

My Porky Pig Fingers are taking a rest ...

Have any of you ever found that your fingers get so tired of being poked by the vampire sucking machine we use multiple times a day? Well, it's not helped lately that I have my arms immersed in soil - since we're renovating our front garden. Our clay soil makes for a lovely "facial" of the fingertips - fine if you have oily skin ... on the face ... but on the hands - well - all the moisture is sucked right out of them.

Read the rest of my blog at… Continue

Added by FatCatAnna on May 30, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Infusion set comparative review

When I starter pumping a couple of weeks ago with my Medtronic Minimed 522, I was offered two choices for my infusion sets, including the Silhouette and The Quickset. I wasn’t particularly attracted to a manual insertion of the gigantic needle, so I settled for the Quickset infusion sets.

Now I've decided to compare a few different sets to see which one I like.


Does… Continue

Added by Henry on May 30, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

i just want to give up.

im tired as my avatar says. it's getting to the point where i just want to crawl into a corner and cry. i hate that my numbers are going crazy today, i want to be normal for at least a day. i had some lyrics running through my head and they all had to do with how im feeling about my diabetes at the moment. it's still in the works but yeah.

These Hands

they have helped me walk

they have helped me talk

no one else knows what they know

holding the secrets of my… Continue

Added by MelissaM on May 29, 2009 at 11:18pm — 3 Comments

Just wish I could find answers.

I have been struggling for the last year or so with a treatment plan that just doesn't show any changes. I started on Byetta 10mcg about a year ago along with 500mg of Metformin bid and 2 mg Amaryl bid. My A1C came down 0.2 (WOW) now its 6.1. My sugars range from 115-180. Have not lost any weight with the Byetta.

Have had alot of stress with my husband's company making big paycuts vs layoffs and our new insurance this year is really bad and we pay alot out of pocket, so in turn we… Continue

Added by Joanne on May 29, 2009 at 8:38pm — 5 Comments

Sotomayor shows diabetes doesn't delay or deny big dreams

JDRF Director says Sotomayor shows diabetes doesn't delay or deny big dreams. Story here:

Added by DiabetesXaminer on May 29, 2009 at 5:57pm — No Comments

getting better

Hello everyone! I know that I have been gone for a while. I needed a break from everything to get it all straightened out with my daughter. Things are not 100% perfect and they never will be. However she is back home now and we are both in therapy. She is going for her diabetes as well. I hope it does us some good.

Anyway we are all alive and doing better. Thanks for all of your prayers (please don't stop we still need them) and all of that good mushy stuff. I will try to start coming… Continue

Added by Christina Luis on May 29, 2009 at 3:36pm — 4 Comments

First Post

So I've been a member of TuDiabetes for a while now, and I've never posted. So here goes...

A little info about me. I'm 18 years old, just graduated from high school and attending Arkansas Tech in the fall. I have 3 bessst friends: Jessica, Mike, and Ellen. I love my family, but they can be overbearing and protective. For instance, I REALLY REALLY REALLY want my nose pierced and 2 tattoos, one a music note and the other a diabetes awareness ribbon. My parents get mad and say absolutely not… Continue

Added by Jordan Peters on May 29, 2009 at 9:36am — 1 Comment

Dlog: wots an Anti-GAD anitbody?

I'm not really sure. "Anti" would seem to suggest that it opposes something. Doctors love the analogy of an anti-body taking residence in order to "fight" a virus or some other bad guy.

Oh Kay.

So the anti-GAD antibody is fighting GAD? GAD is an enzyme helpful to GABA. GABA is a neurotransmitter that is also an inhibitor to other neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. GABA is THE inhibitory neurotransmitter on the job. So, anti-GAD kicks the pawns,… Continue

Added by Maureen Nolan on May 29, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

hounded by diabetes

hi all, well more bad news I'm afraid, Diabetes has reared its ugly head again, My cousin just found out that he now has diabetes. Diabetes has picked my family apart and separated me from my friend forever. And I am sick..... sick and tired!! of it. .... its time to "Bite" back!!

but I have one itsy bitsy problem, I'm lazy. When it comes to exercise I quickly loose intrest and quit. I live in an apartment community with all sorts of sport activity. this apartment is hughe with a… Continue

Added by dobby on May 29, 2009 at 6:03am — 2 Comments

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