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June 2007 Blog Posts (197)

And the Dexcom Warrior RIDES!

I've finally taken the plunge - I'm going to be linked up to the Dexcom for the next few days. I've got some pictures over on Six Until Me and I'll be hitting up Twitter for some random musings. (Not that everything I write isn't a bit random, but that's a digression for another time.)

Anyone out there have experience with a Dexcom? Did you find yourself… Continue

Added by Kerri Sparling on June 26, 2007 at 9:32pm — 3 Comments

Ophthomology...and the shakes.

I'm currently on my ophthomology (eye doctor) rotation for 4 weeks. It's an elective I'm doing because I'm seriously considering choosing it as a specialty. I'm sitting in on a surgeries all day...EYE surgeries. For those that have no experience with it, eye surgery (in particular the glaucoma and cataract surgeries I saw today) involve a lot of very precise movements under a microscope on a patient's cornea (the clear part in the front of the eye), sclera (the white part around… Continue

Added by Adam Kaye on June 26, 2007 at 8:55pm — 4 Comments

My other blog...

I like to blog, but you probably won't see alot of it here. If you want to read about my dLife, then go to This is where I blog on a pretty regular basis.

Added by Cara on June 26, 2007 at 8:50pm — 2 Comments

my Story

Everyone's got one, here's mine.

It was spring quarter of my freshman year in college (I was 18). I was loosing weight after gaining the requisite freshman 15. Yay! All my working out was paying off. Then I realized I needed to get up to pee every night. Then twice a night. My classes were only 50 minutes long, but I would drink a bottle of water during half that time (by trying to conserve it) and still felt like I was still dying of thirst. I also could only barely hold my bladder… Continue

Added by Tina on June 26, 2007 at 8:21pm — 1 Comment

Stressful day

Not much to write about today, it was a pretty slow but busy day overall, until about 3pm..

I got a phone call with a panicking babysitter on the other end. I have a teenager babysitter who I hired for the Summer at a pretty good price and she comes to the house, so i don't even have to get kids ready in the morning ;-)

I know we went over all the testing techniques and what to do's and not to do's and in a split moment it's all done! In part it is my six year old's fault too.…


Added by Kseniya on June 26, 2007 at 7:55pm — 2 Comments

Just discovered this place and it may take a bit before I have a chance to set up some type of page. I am a type II diabetic (maybe the only one here). I guess I am the Robert Downey of diabetics bec…

Just discovered this place and it may take a bit before I have a chance to set up some type of page. I am a type II diabetic (maybe the only one here). I guess I am the Robert Downey of diabetics because when I get to eating I am to food what Robert Downey is to substances he is not supposed to ingest. Still, I am only about 4 lbs overweight because I only eat when I am hungry, but once I get started, watch out! I am currently on Byetta and Starlix, which I take before eating. Since they seem… Continue

Added by Fast Eddie on June 26, 2007 at 5:49pm — 3 Comments

A Note To Everyone!!!

  • WE ARE PUMPING!!!!!! Shelby got hooked up today and we are off . . .. .. . .

Added by Korin on June 26, 2007 at 5:27pm — 4 Comments

Thinking about Kindergarten....

Aidan is going to be starting Kindergarten in the Fall, and I have to admit, I am starting to get kind of nervous. He goes to a great school -- very small, intimate, caring. They have always taken excellent care of him. But all-day Kindergarten is a new ball game, and counting carbs at lunch -- yikes!

The aide for his new teacher was promoted, and I don't know the details yet about a new aide. Hopefully there wil be one, and hopefully he/she will be as detail-oriented as the old one…


Added by Lauren Jenkins on June 26, 2007 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Pump Upgrade Part 2

guess getting a new pump is on hold for the time being. Just because I havent seen my endo for 3 years and he wont write the perscription for the pump and there are reasons for that

I Hate him with a PASSION

1. I have hated him since day 1

2. He has no personality

3. He Starts Yelling when he walks through the door, telling you how bad you are doing even if you a good A1c

4. He doesnt give you any advice. As Soon as he is in the door he is…


Added by Laura on June 26, 2007 at 3:15pm — No Comments

It's too darn HOT!

Does the heat affect your blood glucose? I notice Noah will be on the low side when it's hot. I was wondering if it's just him, or do other diabetics get this way in the heat?

What do you do to beat the heat? We don't even have air conditioning - well only in the bedrooms but fans everywhere else. I saw something in Real Simple to try and bring some relief. Take a new tube sock, fill it with rice and put it in the freezer for a couple hrs. Then you can drape the cold sock around your…


Added by Lea B on June 26, 2007 at 2:55pm — 4 Comments

Because I Have To

This is a post I wrote on my blog back in January. I thought I'd share it here.

It was 4:30 in the morning. I heard a voice coming from the other room.


I nudged Michael to wake him and told him Riley had just called him. He immediately got up and went to see…


Added by Penny R. on June 26, 2007 at 1:55pm — 4 Comments

Home of the Cheesesteak

Soon I'll be leaving my adopted Delaware home and returning to Pennsylvania (the state I originate from).

My hubby and I are looking for places to live that are north of Philadelphia, preferably just north of I-76.

Anybody have any suggestions? If not, that's cool. We're moving soon! Ack! Wow! Oh geez!

Added by Hannah McD on June 26, 2007 at 1:48pm — No Comments

I've never done this before...

I have never done a blog...

I guess today has been one of sugars being high for no particular reason. David was ok when he got up but was over 20 at lunch. The diabetic nurse is annoyed with me because I test David so much. I suppose I can't stack his insulin, so why do I need to know what his sugars are in between meals. ...And who knows what he eats behind my back. He just came in with an apple...which I didn't give to him.

It is frustrating not to be able to give a 1/4 unit.…


Added by Angela Price on June 26, 2007 at 12:15pm — 3 Comments

This is fun

I have spent most of the morning playing around with our page. Asking myself do I like this layout or does this one look better? Just when I thought I found one, another would catch my eye. I swear I could still be messing around if I let myself. Maybe I will change it according to Adins' and my moods. I finally settled on Dance Party, mostly cause the name sounded fun and the colors matched Adin's photo.

Then I obsessed over what I should put in our Intro. Asking myself how in the…


Added by Adinsmom on June 26, 2007 at 10:11am — No Comments

Diabetes Camp

So, for the first time ever my daughter is leaving for Camp Colorado, a diabetes camp run by the ADA, in exactly 5 days. She is so excited and I am excited for her. I have been busy packing up all of her clothes and toiletries. But here's the great part, she doesn't have to bring any diabetes supplies with her, except for her set changes. She doesn't need to bring a meter or test strips, insulin or glucose tabs and juice. I think this is the first… Continue

Added by Mama Belle, aka Heidi on June 26, 2007 at 9:35am — 7 Comments

Artificial Sweetners - will they kill you or not?

Read this on MSN

Not sure everyone elses take but I have been ingesting artificial sweetners since 1974---god love Fresca and Tab Cola - my first 2 carbonated drinks...and i got to 'fit in' with all the other kids in the 70's. All of my life i have been told that…


Added by Mollie on June 26, 2007 at 7:52am — 5 Comments

Type 1 @ College

Hey everybody! I'm a type 1 and I'm a college freshman at Texas Tech. I heard about this website from our facebook group. I love networking with other diabetics with all of these great sites. I have a website for any type 1's who are going to college, in high school, or parents dealing with it. It is another great website specifically targeted to diabetics dealing with "college". It is:…


Added by Haley on June 26, 2007 at 7:44am — No Comments

Today, I am a mess....

Just when I think I have things under control...I go and do something extremely mindless. First, I left my meter at work yesterday, so no testing from yesterday after lunch until I got in to work this morning. Then, this morning, I took the Byetta and ate and completely forgot to take my oral meds and the regular insulin. I have a meeting directly after work this evening so I won't be home until around 10:00 pm which means no regular insulin and no Byetta before dinner. I'll definitely have to… Continue

Added by Jodi on June 26, 2007 at 7:38am — 3 Comments

oh my god

well just got my HbA1c result not good as i expected it was 11.1 which is terrible. So i need any advice going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by sarah on June 26, 2007 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

back to school (soon).

it's my summer holidays now. oh i forgot, i live in singapore and i get summer 24/7, 365 days a year. but anyway just so you know, we like calling our may-june-july break from school our summer holidays.

so come august 6th, it's back to uni for me, for another semester of tutorials, lectures (in which i prefer to sleep or surf the web), and crazy crazy projects and assignments.

it's going to be my first time going to uni as a diabetic and i'm already thinking up plans for… Continue

Added by Daena on June 26, 2007 at 3:58am — 1 Comment

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