June 2009 Blog Posts (241)

Auto immune diseases SUCK!

I have really bad acid reflux. I had surgery to correct it when I was 17. That was 6 years ago. The surgery typically only lasts about 5 years before patients are back on reflux meds or have to have the surgery again. Over the past year I have been having reflux again, and over the past 3 months it has been bad.



I went to the GI doctor today (a new one) and he is going to do ANOTHER endoscopy on me, get an ultra sound of my stomach (because it hurt when he put the slightest pressure… Continue

Added by Brooke LeMaster on June 30, 2009 at 9:54pm — 1 Comment

I'm in AWE

This is my day of reckoning. This is my first blog and I'm in complete awe at how optimistic T1 are! Such positive outlooks. I never imagined, I'm sooo incredibly impressed. I wish my D daughter could be here right now. I don't have the best relationship with her because she considers me a nag about her D. The fact that my daughter is a 'D mama', that I come from a long line of worriers, that my daughter doesn't have a handle on her bg (she's still somewhat in denial after 2 years) so she's… Continue

Added by lianni on June 30, 2009 at 9:44pm — 7 Comments

Four St. Louis children visit Washington D.C., Meet Nick Jonas and President Obama

150 children, four from St. Louis, visit Washington D.C., Meet Nick Jonas and President Obama while lobbying congress about diabetes: http://tinyurl.com/l7docy

Added by DiabetesXaminer on June 30, 2009 at 9:42pm — 1 Comment

I wonder if others have the same complications I have?

I have had allergies and asthma all my life but it never really bothered me much. My allergies were the worst in the Spring and Fall of course and I could never breathe through my nose till I had sinus surgery about 11 years ago. Since then I've had two sinus surgeries and another one to open up my throat larger and remove my uvula.



I've also have some mild hypertension for the past 20 years easily controlled with meds.



Now I was diagnosed with diabetes type II about four… Continue

Added by Clayton Bruster on June 30, 2009 at 1:24pm — 3 Comments

Day 4 on the pump

I’ve been on the OmniPod insulin pump for 4 days now and so far SOOO good! Having a foreign object attached to you at all times is hard to not notice, but this has been such a natural transition. Half of the time (actually, MOST of the time) I just forget it’s there. So far I’ve worn it in two different spots and it’s practically invisible on the second spot. No one is ever going to notice that I’m a “cyborg” (half human/half robot) as the Elmore kids called me.



On Thursday, Julie… Continue

Added by Mari on June 30, 2009 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

College Support Group

I am a college student at the University of Cincinnati and have had Type I diabetes for over 12 years. After struggling with my transition to college I have decided to create a student organization that would help students with diabetes and students whose family members have diabetes.



I am still in the very beginning stages of creating this student organization and amy looking for any insight possible. What should be included in such a group? For those of you that may have… Continue

Added by Andrea Russo on June 30, 2009 at 10:39am — 3 Comments

it's very hard to be perfect..... aren't you agree??

i have diabetes since 1998, when i was 14.. my doctor told me that "diabetes is not a problem if you can manage you blood sugar".. then he recommend me to take a medical school later and be a doctor.. so i can understand everything about diabetes....

now, i almost graduate from my medicine school for the GP's degree and i'm very enthusiastic to learn anything about diabetes.. but after all.. i still have my blood sugar rising sometimes... and i fell that all knowledge that i know about… Continue

Added by Firas on June 30, 2009 at 8:02am — 7 Comments

Joe Jonas, Say Now twittered 39minutes ago

http://www.saynow.com/playMsg.html?ak=a000eDVQNVFPMFgxL1d0dEJDRi9odz09

Added by Tiffany Rodriguez on June 29, 2009 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Lantus may cause cancer?

This morning I was surprised to read that some health care professionals are worried that Lantus may be linked with Cancer. In an article published by Bloomberg, a UBS analyst said that while they could not confirm any risk they “hear a number of long-established safety concerns, in particular that Lantus use may promote cancer.”

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Added by Henry on June 29, 2009 at 5:03am — 2 Comments

Search for motivation

For some time now, I'm searching for things to motivate me to cope with my diabetes. I mean, why should I put so much effort in this, when all I get from this is a number every three month? I don't feel bad if my bs is too high (maybe a bit tired, but that's it), and I hardly get any lows, if I hold my bs around 190 or so. I know, intellectual, that this kind of ignorance about it might cause a lot of problems on the long run, but they don't affect me now. Actually, I block the fact out, that I… Continue

Added by Vera J. on June 29, 2009 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

"Sick Days"

sick days SUCK. I have been battling a flu type bug since Friday. Today was the first day, around 10pm tonight, that I finally had a sugar reading under 200. I HATE SICK DAYS.

Added by Brooke LeMaster on June 28, 2009 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment

Good A1C news

Had my endo appt Friday - it's just shy of a year since my dx, and my sugars have been running up just a bit higher than they had been over the last 2 months or thereabouts, so I was expecting my A1c to be higher. So, I get to the endo, they take blood for their little in-house A1C tester, and send me to wait for the doctor. He comes in, doesn't even tell me what the number is, just has me look at the chart . . . 5.2!!!!!! So, we spoke for a few minutes, he said, "keep doing whatever you're… Continue

Added by Dov on June 28, 2009 at 9:48pm — 4 Comments

Caring vs. Smothering....

Well, I've never blogged before because I figured my life was too boring for anyone to pay attention to. But having a forum, I suppose, gives us room to vent irregardless of whether others read it or not. I most certainly have my good days and my bad days like everyone else, but lately I've been really struggling with the frustrations of those around me who 'care'. On the one hand, I feel utterly guilty and wrong when I get exasperated with my husband, for example, who scrutinizes much of what… Continue

Added by Coliath on June 28, 2009 at 8:47pm — 1 Comment

Hypoglycemia and Work Suspension

Several months ago, I was at work and became hypoglycemic. I went and told my supervisor they needed to send me on my break immediatly. She informed me that I could go in approx. 20 minutes, when the other lady came back.

My manager came back and told me to either drink some OJ, or eat some candies because they could not send me on break at that time.

Today it happened again. I was talking and then I was told I became drunk acting. Stumbling into walls, etc. I went and took a Klonopin… Continue

Added by David on June 28, 2009 at 7:11pm — 5 Comments

Our Cure

From my hands to my heart,

I draw my insulin to give my shot,

High to low it will start,

This is something that shouldn't be forgot,



They are trying to find a cure,

But not while I am here,

Of this I am pretty sure,

And we don't have to fear,



I am healthy and free,

That’s just the way I am,

I am old enough to see,

That they take their time instead of cram,



In the upcoming years,

It will be forever pure,

As… Continue

Added by Kati Celeste Leggett on June 28, 2009 at 1:18pm — 1 Comment

Crisp bread pizza - low in carbs / fat

I had this hankering for a pizza - but couldn't afford the time/$$$ to drive back to Ottawa (where I grew up) - and have a pizza at my fav joint there (can't seem to find any good pizza places here in Montreal - we have everything else but that). So, I decided to make up something fast and easy (and this is so easy - a child could do it - wait that's me).



Most of us love pizza - I know I do. The thing is, it's high in carbs along with fat that it's something I don't eat too much of… Continue

Added by FatCatAnna on June 28, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hello!

I'm glad to be here- you're a great community.
It's always so supporting to see other people live their lives with diabetes!
I've been struggling a long time to improve my results a bit- And I also had my times when I was hating my diabetes and a lot of problems with it. But more and more, I'm coming to the point of accepting it- and embrace it together with my life.
Still, you've got to face it everyday- I hope we can help each other!

Greetings from Germany- Astrid.

Added by Astrid L. on June 28, 2009 at 5:40am — No Comments

Waiting and Knowing

In our life time,

We all wait and wait,

Till we find that rhyme,

Soon as our fait.



I got the news at that time of day,

The diagnosis got bad,

At the hospital is where I had to stay,

I thought that’s all the time I had.



People don’t understand,

Even know they say they do,

Only diabetics can give their hand,

Regular people have no clue.



As the years go by,

I have gone through a stage,

When I started to… Continue

Added by Kati Celeste Leggett on June 28, 2009 at 12:26am — 2 Comments

Disney World 2009

I am so very excited - we are heading for Disney World tomorrow morning - for 10 days! Of course, I'm sure I'll be blogging pictures (at the very least) throughout our trip - I won't be able to resist making everyone look at them!



Blood sugars are good and I'm praying they hold steady so that Nikki has a fabulous trip as well. On the 30th we'll be celebrating my oldest daughter's (Amber) 15th birthday at a place called Akershaus Royal Banquet in Epcot Center…
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Added by Sheri Turner on June 27, 2009 at 7:23pm — No Comments

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