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
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
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!
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
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
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…
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!
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
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
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
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?
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 —
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 —
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
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
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Kim Vlasnik, you NAILED it! In this video, Kim Vlasnik takes our breath away as she describes what its like to be a person with diabetes. Fortunately, Stanford’s Medicine-X Conference gives ePatients, like Kim, a chance to speak since we carry the Read on! →