May 2010 Blog Posts (185)

How many of you will walk for the JDRF ?

I'm wondering if some of you will walk for the JDRF this year ? I'm going to walk for the 4th year for this event and I found this is also a good occasion to meet with other type 1.

Added by Mario on May 31, 2010 at 9:22pm — 5 Comments


My first time posting here so bear with me please.

I just turned 30 a few weeks back, and so I decided that I need to take very proactive approach to my diabetes. I'm type 2, and with that so are my parents and my brother. I come from a long line of diabetics, as were all four of my grandparents. 3 of which passed away due to complications of their diabetes. My biggest fear is not when or how my diabetes will have its way with me, but that it stays the hell away from my 2 girls. I…


Added by o4sfool on May 31, 2010 at 4:03pm — 6 Comments

The Prayer of the Frightened Orange

I’ve recently been reading anecdotes about how people were taught to do their insulin injections, and it appears that a popular method in former years was to get the patient, or patient’s carer, to practice by injecting into an orange. Thankfully, it appears that this barbaric practise has all but disappeared from civilised society, and oranges assigned to hospitals no longer need fear this painful, protracted and humiliating fate at the hands of diabetic neophytes.…


Added by Alan Eastwood on May 31, 2010 at 7:55am — 14 Comments

Madison Marathon - can you beat the heat? First Marathon.

My first marathon:

The 90 degree heat, the diabetes, my back, my foot, fuel ... all real or potential problems I had to deal with, did not really affect my run. My hips, something I actually work on in core workouts, are what slowed me down. So now I get to go back to the drawing board on that, but I think the answer is probably in the deep gluteal muscles and in range of motion... hello yoga!

Made it through the halfway point, which my wife was…


Added by Type2Runner on May 31, 2010 at 7:36am — 5 Comments

For My Fellow Droid Users...

I have Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes and have just moved to a new town, Oviedo, Florida. It's mostly country, with no doctors nearby, and unfortunately, I've left all my previous doctors behind, including my Diabetes Doctors. Now, I've got to start with a clean slate.

Thank goodness for my Droid Eris Smartphone by HTC. No shameless plug intended, but if there's any fellow Type 1 or 2 out there with any type of Droid, and the same predicament I'm in, you should know that there's a…


Added by Bobbi Raye on May 30, 2010 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Return to D-Camp

The Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana owns a 30-acre site on the northside of Indianapolis that is hosts the Diabetes Camp Until a Cure. Take a look at my most recent post on The Diabetic's Corner Booth about my return to D-Camp for the first time in many years, this time as an adult Type 1 speaker. Please let me know about your own experiences with D-Camp!

Added by Michael Hoskins on May 30, 2010 at 7:48am — No Comments



Added by RRUD on May 30, 2010 at 4:18am — 6 Comments

Seattle Tour de Cure, May 22, 2010

This has been the coldest, rainiest May in Seattle that I can remember. The forecast for May 22nd and the Tour de Cure was “mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain,” which is the forecast for Seattle almost 90% of the time. I haven’t done the math but I think that means that it generally rains in Seattle about 27% of the time.…


Added by Greg on May 28, 2010 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

SAGA OF 2010 - PART 2

I've been battling with the horrifying thought of going home after only one month post-amputation. I'm not strong enough yet and my apartment is horrid. I can't even get into the bathroom with my power chair. But, they are determined to send me home ---- no matter what! The end of February and I am on my way. Home. Sweet, yet bittersweet.

The Visiting Nurse came a day late to visit me. I don't think she likes me. She is very critical of my transfers from one surface to…


Added by Lois on May 28, 2010 at 7:00pm — 16 Comments

SAGA OF 2010 - PART 1

The holidays have come and gone. It is fast approaching the end of January and my next visit to the wound clinic. I have a deep sense of dread in my guts.

My left foot is much worse. The right foot has healed. But now they want to put me in the hospital again. I am in severe danger of losing a foot!

My my sweet Jesus! It's going to happen one way or another! I have four choices. One is to go home and do nothing and let the infection run it's course and…


Added by Lois on May 28, 2010 at 6:18pm — 6 Comments

Diabetes and Fame

There have been quite a few celebrity diabetics in the news lately. The stories usually mention that they have diabetes and my usual response to that portion of the story is "so what?". I wouldn't vote for a someone simply because of their race, party affiliation, hometown or military record, so why should I vote for a person simply because they are diabetic?

Read more at Strangely Diabetic and let me… Continue

Added by Scott on May 28, 2010 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Beautiful Day

Someone wants to take a walk with me? A nice day for a power walk :)

Added by Ivan E. Cao-Berg on May 28, 2010 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Where my mind is today (and a bonus mini Pumpisode)

After reading many a post from this website, I decided to take some recommendations and read the book, "Think Like a Pancreas." About a third of the way through, I was feeling like the weight of the subject was heavy. I have been trying extremely hard to stay on track and get myself back into the full working order that I once was able to achieve. But with all the counting, logging, emailing and evaluating, I was starting to feel this crushing weight as I began reading. Don't let me confuse…


Added by mother4peace - Christine on May 28, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Still got it!

Ok, so here's my laugh for Friday afternoon. I contacted my insurance company to see if they'd buy me a new pump. It's time, I'm almost out of warranty (well, I have another 10 months, but I figured it would take awhile to get them to say yes... so I decided to start early).... Over the course of the past couple of months I've written them, and have been in contact... then silence... I didn't hear back from them...

So I called them this afternoon to see what was up. Were they waiting… Continue

Added by Anne Irwin on May 28, 2010 at 10:37am — 3 Comments

Dreams are made of This

You wake up most morning trying desperatly to remeber what your dream was about then there are some mornings you wake up feeling so down because you had had a bad dream it upsets you to your core what is all this about, I have heard some folks saying dreams have meanings signs from the Gods carriers of ill will and all that sort of thing, this morning I woke up at 5am and I could clearly remember what my dream was about and it upset me some 2 hours later it still upsets me although most of…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on May 28, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

The ol' bait n' switch-er-oo

I am expecting family this weekend for the holiday and a celebration of my mother and stepfather's 30th anniversary of their meeting. Today was a busy day, as we were trying to finish our garden and get some grocery shopping done. Now, I know that fast food isn't the best food to pick, and I know there are better choices, but when you're in a hurry, a quick hamburger, value fry, and small diet seems like a deal. So I stopped in at the Burger King near the grocery store and ordered the… Continue

Added by AngelaC on May 27, 2010 at 9:43pm — 9 Comments

Site Change Win!

I used a new area for my pump change tonight and I am happy to say that it was a success. (So far. I'll have to wait to see if there's any kinking or anything. But I'm pretty confident, hopefully not overly so)

In the past, when I've used my butt for a site, it either really hurt a lot, or I got blood in the cannula. Yuck. But this time, even though I braced myself for the pain, I didn't feel the site go in at all!

Three days ago, I used a new…

Added by Kelsie on May 27, 2010 at 8:34pm — No Comments

The Kwiatkowski Press

Hey, all you syringe users. Get your ears plugged. I've got my ear spacer at a gage where I can put a syringe through it. We need to shock the general public. We are junkies.

Added by Frank Kwiatkowski on May 27, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

DiabetesSisters Conference


Woke up at 230am, hours before my flight took off. This was the weekend that my entire life would be reevaluated, redone, re-inspired. I arrived at Detroit Metro Airport around 4am expecting TSA to hassle me about my insulin pump (now that its tubeless) and all of my supplies that I needed with me in case of an emergency (insulin pens, pen needles, a plethora of new pods- hey I’m clumsy and I’ve managed to rip a pod off in some of the weirdest ways). I reviewed the TSA…

Added by Sarah Kay on May 27, 2010 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

Beautiful Day

Today is a beautiful day :)

Added by Ivan E. Cao-Berg on May 27, 2010 at 3:10pm — No Comments

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