May 2011 Blog Posts (214)

Omni Pod Question

When I replace my pod on the stomach area, within the next day or so it becomes puffy and red in the window of the pod. Once I remove the pod it's REALLY itchy. Anyone else have this same problem?

Thanks for your help!!

Added by megs on May 31, 2011 at 12:33pm — 5 Comments


I never had this much stress when I was on injections!

I just checked bg was 138, says on the pump 257 and going up? What a piece of yit! Oh, and it doesnt update the number almost never when I tell it to update sensor. Well, I just gave myself 5.5 units to cover the supposed high, which of course it wasn't, but I was driving before, and couldn't check it.

LOL, I like the voice commercial that MM had when you called, that they hve changed because it was false advertising! "Your life… Continue

Added by rickyd7 on May 31, 2011 at 10:35am — 5 Comments

finally the weather turns nice!!

today was a beautiful day here in peterborough, Ontario! the sun was shining, the sky was blue and it was hot!!! my grandson went for a swim in the pool! he has been waiting almost a month. the temp was ot that warm in there (about 71) but he didn't care! he has grown so much since last year! he can now walk in the shallow end! he's a "big boy now"!!! the little one, miss aubrey, went for a little paddle in the "boat". we filled up the blowup boat with water, and she just thought that was… Continue

Added by kim on May 30, 2011 at 8:36pm — 3 Comments


Lets see it keeps saying I am low, like 40? just tried to calibrate it at 125, like 12 zillion times and it still didnt upload to the new #, and craptronics is closed today, I HATE this MM paradigm pump!

Added by rickyd7 on May 30, 2011 at 5:23pm — 3 Comments

I've been a baaaddd girl...Or I've given up????

This is my story.....Here goes..... I was diagnose with diabetes in my early 30's after giving birth to my daughter at 30 years old btw she was 10lbs 14ozs at birth. I was weighting around 190s at my 9month of pregnancy. Then about 3 years later that when I got the news. I was weighting around 200 lbs. but before I got pregnant I was weighting around 170lbs. As a child (in the 1960's) I remember my father's sister and mother had diabetes. I don’t know what type. Both on insulin, using those… Continue

Added by trina on May 30, 2011 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

I hope you like this, I think this is is pretty good for me

This last week i have learned that not all people are who they say they are and are truley not your friends. This has not happened to me in real life but also on this very website. I feel stupid that i belived someone was a friend on here, i feel used and betrayed, scared and confused. people should no better then to just be yourself then to try to be someone your not. I know no ones life is perfect but that doesnt mean you need to change who you are because your true friends dont care what… Continue

Added by Anna Banana on May 30, 2011 at 1:28pm — 9 Comments

Gross picture -- don't look!

OK, so you looked...

My heels have been bugging me -- not just athletes foot but inflamed, somewhat painful. I'm walking a distance from my car to my desk at the factory, then I'm walking a lot around the factory (e.g. on breaks, to the cafeteria) -- I'm getting in at least an hour of walking per day (4,500 to 5,000 steps on my pedometer.) Plus I'm putting pressure on my heels during my long commute. I guess my feet are getting a bit damp inside my work shoes and we all knows what…


Added by LaGuitariste on May 30, 2011 at 12:17pm — 9 Comments

Race Day Dreams & Diabetes

This was a historic year for the Indy 500, since our own Diabetes Community had one of its own racing - Type 1 Charlie Kimball made it into the race, and here's my latest blog focusing on that point. Check it out over at The Diabetic's Corner Booth, and leave a comment if you're up for it!

Added by Michael Hoskins on May 30, 2011 at 7:53am — 1 Comment

Factors controlling sugars

First blog. Type I diabetic 36 years. Have always been extremely brittle. Six years ago after much resistance I went on the pump. Although still Not perfect but more manageable. I work out 7 days a week and often take many exercise classes. The issue I face is the high blood sugars coming out of the classes even when I use the pump for instances such as working out. I also face this type of blood sugar fluctuation on stressful days. I find that my sugars are controlled more by my emotions than… Continue

Added by Jen Fisher on May 29, 2011 at 6:43pm — 4 Comments


Sometimes I wonder if there are other PWD out there who have an intense fear of food poisoning, like I have.

Added by Kari on May 29, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments


Click over to my blog for the full text.

I am publishing this from my phone at the baseball field so I can't put an exerpt in, except to say its about how much I miss my family.


Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on May 29, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments

"Mommy, is my diabetes a sickness?"

Trying to get the house in order today for a Memorial Day Weekend cookout because my 3yr old son was sick all day yesterday and through the night with fevers and hives. He got to sit on my lap most of the day and of course he got to sleep with mommy too. My dtr who is 5 and T1 was irritated through the day she never got a turn on my lap and she didn't get to sleep with mommy. Recently I've been adjusting her pump settings so I let her sleep w/ me for frequent bg checks during the night. This… Continue

Added by Sophia'smommyLori on May 29, 2011 at 9:57am — 3 Comments

How do you ask for a kidney?

Have you ever wanted something so bad, you'd do anything for it? What I want is something that I can't buy in a store. It's not something I'm craving, like a hamburger or an ice cream. It's a kidney - a key body organ.

My problem is that I can't find the words to ask anyone for a kidney. I haven't asked anyone because I'm fearful of rejection. Instead, I've sort of expected that someone would come forward and just offer one, but that hasn't been the case. It's been two years since I… Continue

Added by Janice on May 28, 2011 at 3:44pm — 12 Comments

What would you do?

It's time for an A1C check. A few weeks ago I had a horrible respiratory infection and was put on Pred.
I had been doing really good but I'm sure the pred will influence my readings more than the hard work I've been doing.
Would you go ahead and get the A1C done or would you give it another month in order to have a truer pic of what your A1C is?

Added by brnyrbr on May 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments


Click over to my blog for the full text.

PS - This one might be eye bleeding boring for >90% of the word's population. Just wanted to show that sometimes in science while it looks like we don't do a whole lot, we do and it can be a very hazardous job.

For those of you who understand any of what this screen clipping means you're a nerd... just like me. I've worked with osmium… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on May 28, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

decision time?

still using my freestyle navigator. barely. getting 12-20 days on a sensor, i have 4 left and i've been paying out of pocket and paying off a few hundred dollars left on a bill the insurance said they'd pay and then refused.

the receiver is cracked and held together with medical tape

and the transmitter battery covered is fractured all kinds of ways and i fear for it every time i have to change the battery.

my insurance may or may not cover the dexcom seven system, but my… Continue

Added by marti w on May 27, 2011 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Prom... AGH!

Warning: may involve long reading and excessive ranting... I mean really, I could turn this into a book.

Ahh yes prom. It should be the best night of a highschooler's year. However, its already stressful enough without diabetes rearing its ugly head

This all started back in December, around the time when people start finding dates for prom. Being a single guy in a class with more guys than…

Added by TimmyMac on May 27, 2011 at 7:30pm — 17 Comments

Our diabetes networks go mobile!

Last month, we announced (on EsTuDiabetes) the launch of the EsTuDiabetes mobile application for iPhone and Android:

(Download it for free at:

Today we're announcing HERE the launch of our TuDiabetes Mobile application for iPhone and Android:…


Added by Manny Hernandez on May 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Food teasing me

I went to a meeting yesterday and one of the guys in my lab made banana bread for everyone. My mental reaction quickly progressed from :D! to ...:/ to :'(, because I LOVE banana bread especially good homemade stuff and I had run out the last of my Novolog pen at breakfast so I had to take my piece with me and eat it at home when I could grab another pen out of the fridge. I wrapped it up in a paper towel and put it in my bag, but it taunted me with its smell all day long. I hate when your food… Continue

Added by Magnifmeggers on May 27, 2011 at 9:38am — 6 Comments

"Duh"abetes Moments

Lately I seem to have so many stupid, duh moments with my diabetes management, something that should not happen after all this time with D. Like,

1. Forgetting to reconnect my infusion set after I change my clothes.

2. Forgetting to bolus before eating and then "wondering" why my BG is over 300 a couple of hours later.

3. Waking up to a really high blood sugar and instead of following the "protocol" for when you have a high BG on a pump, just rage bolusing all the way into… Continue

Added by MyBustedPancreas on May 27, 2011 at 7:17am — 2 Comments

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