June 2007 Blog Posts (197)

SICKO

My husband and I saw the movie SICKO from Michael Moore today, and it was a real eye opener for me. People are not being treated in hospitals, because they have no insurance or the wrong one!!! How can anybody be so heartless? In the movie they show an insured mother, who's 18 month old daughter gets a very high fever, she calls 911, the ambulance takes the girl to the hospital and there they don't treat the baby, because their insurance pays only for certain hospitals and the mom had no money… Continue

Added by Caro on June 30, 2007 at 11:43pm — 4 Comments

Leaving for vacation on July 3rd to Branson Mo.

Well this is it this will be our first Full fledged family vacation. Prior to dx we felt the boys were just to young to really enjoy a vacation so we had never been after dx DH and I could never get vacation at the same time. Now finally we're doing it!!!! I am both excited and nervous, but I think we are ready. We are doubling up on all supplies, going to decrease lantus dose a little, have plenty of snacks, and I'm just about ready to pack clothes. Arrangments have been made for care of… Continue

Added by Stacy Cimino on June 30, 2007 at 11:25pm — 1 Comment

Jacob's Birthday Party

June 30, 2007

Well, Saturday we celebrated Jacob's 5th birthday party. We had the Mad Scientist come and do science expierments for an hour. I followed up at the end of the party by making fake Snow from Steve Spangler's website and the always popular Diet Coke/Mentos expierment.

Jacob had excellent BS throughout his whole party. I don't know what we would do without his pump. He had a huge piece of cake just like everyone else. The look on his face when I set his cake down in…

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Added by JacobsMom on June 30, 2007 at 6:30pm — No Comments

You Can Do It!!

We went to a town fair today and Noah tried his hand at the rock climbing wall.

He was a little nervous at first, but we all cheered him on.

Woo hoo!!! (notice his pump holstered on his belt!)

Don't ever let anyone tell you something's not possible because you have…

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Added by Lea B on June 30, 2007 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Meditation creating Health

I am very happy to see Psychosomatics and mind/body studies taking place in the current society of medical research, albeit very behind many researchers that have been doing this for decades.



Over 15 years ago I found the doctor and teacher… Continue

Added by Next Dimensions on June 30, 2007 at 2:06pm — No Comments

The pump and everything that goes with it

Those who know us from CWD probably remember my ramblings and agonizing over which pump to put Adin on. I really thought we would put Adin on the Omnipod once it was available in CA but what became more important then the tubeless aspect for us was the ability to connect with a cgm. Adin isn't all that verbal being that he is only 2 and completely hypoglycemic unaware so the minimed with cgm became our pump of…

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Added by Adinsmom on June 30, 2007 at 1:07pm — 7 Comments

My First Blog

Honestly, when I log into my homepage, I get tired of that little message that says I haven't posted any blogs yet. So...now I have. :)

I will say this - I am soo glad that I found this site. I've never felt all alone in my diabetes, becasue I know there are thousands who live with this every day. However, I was caught up in my own little Type I world and I truly did not realize that we are in the minority when it comes to diagnosed cases.

Now, don't get me wrong, I…

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Added by Katrina on June 30, 2007 at 10:15am — 3 Comments

Useful diabetes book

How many of you have read Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes?

(Pointer to Amazon is 'mine', buy it and I'll donate the money Amazon gives me to my diabetes bike ride.)



The book is written by Richard Jackson of Joslin and Amy Tenderich of… Continue

Added by Bernard on June 30, 2007 at 4:22am — 3 Comments

Cops are not Invincible!

I used to think I was until I was diagnosed with diabetes in Mar. 2007. Now What??!!

Added by Eric Knight on June 29, 2007 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Internet Based Study for People with Diabetes

Just found this. Don't know any more details than what appears on the web site:
http://www.clas.wayne.edu/~radcliff/registration.php

If you join and feel like sharing any details about the experience, pls post back here...

Added by Manny Hernandez on June 29, 2007 at 7:27pm — 1 Comment

The Convert

Finally, I am a pumper. Honestly, the first couple of days have seemed, well, anti-climatic after all of the negative scenarios that have been lurking in my head for the last couple of months. I had so worked myself up over the past experience; it's all I could see.



You know how sometimes you're watching a baseball game and it endlessly drags on? You wish you could just the highlights, the game-making plays. The last three days have been rather like that so I will simply give you… Continue

Added by kimberly on June 29, 2007 at 3:51pm — 2 Comments

You know...

I just took a look at all of you great people who invited me to be friends- and I realized that I am not alone anymore.

Thanks.

Added by Thomas on June 29, 2007 at 2:58pm — No Comments

BG Log

I was just curious as to how people keep track of their blood sugars. In the old days, I had a binder that I would carry with me and enter in readings, before each meal. Now, I am lucky to jot down two days in a row in my Franklin Covey. But that isn't ideal, either- I like to see everything in a table format- so I can track trends, etc.

I have this- dream, I guess- where I can put my readings into a big spreadsheet, and do all sorts of calculations, averages, etc., and perhaps even…

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Added by Thomas on June 29, 2007 at 2:54pm — 7 Comments

Now it's all Ok, right?

Courtesy of my crappy camera-phone - a picture of a new thing I found today.

Now all that Diet Coke I drink is good for me right? :-)

Diet Coke "Plus" - Diet Coke with Vitamins & Minerals! I'm a bit scared by the names of these "vitamins and minerals" though:

  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
  • Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
  • Acesulfame Pottassium

I just…

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Added by Scott K. Johnson on June 29, 2007 at 12:33pm — 14 Comments

Funny: Speed Cooking, from New Zealand

Something funny to welcome the weekend... Speed Cooking!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pah2yk3Jx50

Added by Manny Hernandez on June 29, 2007 at 9:30am — No Comments

Developments.

First off, there's that Amtrak Incident. Are these people serious? Ditching a passenger in the woods? A diabetic one, to boot? And admitting this isn't the first time they've ditched people in the woods? Ridiculous. Thank goodness he's been found.

Secondly, my third day as a Dexcom Warrior is chronicled over at Six Until Me.…

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Added by Kerri Sparling on June 29, 2007 at 8:52am — 5 Comments

Hello

Hi

My name is Jodi. Mommy to 3 kiddos. Sarah and Allison are 7 1/2. Jeffrey is 4 1/2

Sarah was dx with Diabetes March 2, 2007. It was the excessive thirst and loss of a lot of the fat on her little body that clued us in something was wrong. She had only lost ~2lbs but for a 7year old, it was enough to see a difference. A quick trip to the pediatrician and a finger prick sent us to the hospital for 5 days. We were told we caught it very very early - which makes me feel a little bit… Continue

Added by Jodi on June 29, 2007 at 8:27am — 1 Comment

My Story:

Daughter dxd October 04 (at age 5). Normal story, sleeping, going to the bathroom, drinking like a fish. The pediatrician thought it was a UT infection. I asked for a urine test – with no clue of D - and off we went to the ER. The doctor said, “who would have thought?” I was like, “A doctor? A Pediatrician? I don’t know….. not a Wall St. guy.” Anyway,… Continue

Added by Mark Goldsmith on June 29, 2007 at 7:46am — No Comments

Generic Insulin in the U.S. - Congress Inches Forward ... Finally!

No doubt, some of you have read my personal blog, where I have chronicled the ongoing saga on the lack of legislation that has largely prevented less costly generic insulin from emerging in the U.S. market. If you haven't, I'll save you some time by noting that since my groundbreaking article first appeared in January, a lot has happened!



Basically, on… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on June 29, 2007 at 7:00am — No Comments

Type 2 Social Networking Clinical Trial Results Presented at ADA Scientific

See my post at ChallengeDiabetes.com

84% of type 2 participants reduced their A1c an average of 1.1 pts on the A1c! This stuff takes a long time to put together so comments from the Tu community would be greatly appreciated.

More data on type 1 trials will be published shortly. And, a new trial for gestational diabetes is kicking off soon.

Added by Kevin McMahon on June 29, 2007 at 6:57am — 3 Comments

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