June 2010 Blog Posts (164)

world's worst endo?

Just had to find an outlet to rant and rave.



My endo wins the golden award for Worst Bedside Manner in the Universe. I've seen him only twice since being diagnosed in June 2009 for a grand total of about 10 minutes. The first time he was curt, the second time rude and impatient as well.



Here's the story: the first time was December, when he met with me for about 5 minutes, gave me the brush off, wouldn't answer any of my questions, told me to get my A1C under 5.7 (A1C was… Continue

Added by Ligetia on June 30, 2010 at 10:17pm — 10 Comments

life with diabetes..........

i was 4 when i was first diagnosed with diabetes....i don't remember much....since now that i'm 15 years old, i'm on the minimed insulin pump and soon going on the omnipod.....i don't know much about the omnipod, all i know is that it's wireless and that it doesn't have any tubes on it and that theres a pdm that controls your blood glucose.....i am the only diabetic in my family with diabetes....i'm in 10th grade.....

Added by Jordyn_McNamara on June 30, 2010 at 4:40pm — 1 Comment

What a bummer

I was at work yesterday and it was pretty close to lunch. I was getting ready and checked my bs. I prepared to bolus and all of sudden, NO DELIVERY.Ok so I figured the tubing was kinked or something. Reset the pump. Bolused again. NO DELIVERY. Then I remembered when I changed the set in the morning it hurt going in. I pulled out the set. Gusher. All this at work. Thank God I keep an extra setup at work for such a thing. Replaced the set. Bolused for lunch and then I got the stinkin feeling that… Continue

Added by Richard P Cosgrove on June 30, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Diabetes and Tomboyism

Until I was 17, I was a total tomboy. I didn't like girly things like dresses, high heels, playing with dolls, pink clothes, lipstick, nail polish and playing with other girls; instead I liked video games, playing sports with boys, watching sports events and even fighting with boys. I mean wrestling and slugging it out like a boy. I came home a few times with a black eye or bloody nose. The kids I hung out with was a mixed group, I always sided with the boys and dressed in boyish style clothes.… Continue

Added by chisaki on June 30, 2010 at 12:43pm — 35 Comments

June endo update

*This was posted on my personal blog yesterday, Silver-Lined, but I thought I'd cross post it here. Also, why can't I make the…

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Added by Jasmine on June 30, 2010 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

just a little whatever

so i've been diabetic for some time now but haven't gotten into any of these group things online. was just passing through and thought i'd do a little whatever.

soooo... how about a little about me?

i was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when i was in my junior year of high school. i don't know that i ever really thought it was that horrible. everyone's got something, right? figured this was just my thing for now. i've been lucky enough to never really have any problems…

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Added by Mike Cook on June 30, 2010 at 7:41am — 3 Comments

My Birthday Present

Sunday morning and I take off early for a recovery ride – 30 miles ought to do it. This early and it’s just me and the animals and the sky and the road. Rolling slow at 70 revs I hear more, see more and feel more of

the ride. No cars, no kids, no hassle. No sun yet.





I’m outside of town now, and a big hawk glides over me, just twenty feet up. I keep rolling but stare directly up, then over my shoulder – it’s…

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Added by Joe on June 30, 2010 at 5:45am — 5 Comments

My diagnosis story

I thought I'd post my diagnosis story, I should have done it in my first blog post.



When I was diagnosed I was very lucky on 3 counts; first I was only 3 when so I was spared the bad memories that new diabetics carry; second my father is a doctor; third my mother was a nurse.



In the beginning, they were concerned because instead of running around and getting into mischief, I was laying around taking naps. When father checked me over he knew something was wrong but he didn't… Continue

Added by chisaki on June 29, 2010 at 11:08am — 9 Comments

Daily food and exercise blog: how I keep as tight control as possible

this log is for yesterday.



Pre-prandial: 5.2 mmol



Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs, 1 slice of low sodium whole-wheat toast.

14 carbs



1 hr after: 8.2



Exercise: either 20 mins of elliptical every morning or evening, strength training 3 days a week.



pre: 4.8



lunch: smoked salmon with cozy shack pudding.

10 carbs



post. 6.2





Snack: handful of mixed nuts.or tblsp of peanut butter



pre:… Continue

Added by snowangel66 on June 29, 2010 at 6:10am — 8 Comments

Obsessed with testing?

Have any of you had fits of OCD when trying to keep your sugars stable?



I was never too fond of testing frequently as a child and wanted to make myself believe I "knew my body". Obviously this didn't always work out too well.



Recently my sugars have been the best they've been in 15 years - since I was first diagnosed.





But while my sugars are great, my obsessive tendency to test myself to make sure I'm at a perfect level, is quite time consuming and expensive!… Continue

Added by Rebi on June 28, 2010 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

when we are being watched

I think that it's true that we watch our bs levels closer when we feel that there are people out there that understand and care.

But I know when people are "watching" me and what I eat I want to show them that I can do what I want.

Sometimes that means that I rebel and take an "I'll show you" attitude.

A good friend said once that we shouldn't do the "I'll show you, I'll kill me" rebellion. But that's what we do when don't test and keep track...

Added by Tammy H on June 28, 2010 at 6:04pm — 1 Comment

insurance

so...insurance gets to choose what we get to take to control our T2 levels? what does everyone else do about their insurance? I'm so grateful for the insurance that I have but why don't they understand what people need? Is it only about the money?

Added by Tammy H on June 28, 2010 at 5:37pm — 7 Comments

Thanks

Thank you all for the positive feedback.

Added by Bobby on June 28, 2010 at 12:57pm — 2 Comments

June 28: Injection site bruising

I went off my OmniPod last night, the pod was near death and I didn't want the alarm going off while I was sleeping. I decided to stay on MDI for a few days.



The site I injected Levemir last night has a bruise almost 3 inches in diameter. I've had bruises before but never this bad. I think it's because I injected on top of my operation scar. One side of the bruise is almost in my naval. This sucks because I will have to wear longer tops to cover it up and it's getting hotter her in the… Continue

Added by chisaki on June 28, 2010 at 10:33am — 9 Comments

RoboDusty

Well, I finally got round to posting something. I gotta be brief/quick. Life has been hectic. Business and personal problems colliding along with many other dilemmas, some more trival than others.

Diabetes wise - I've been putting on weight - yay I guess. Been having eye checkups, cause it looks like I might need a bit of laser treatment at some point. But the main bit of news is that I'm considering going on the insulin pump. To be honest I'm quite scared, but when considering that it'll… Continue

Added by Dusty on June 28, 2010 at 9:25am — 7 Comments

Speechless and Very Honored

I am just utterly speechless....and honored to have such wonderful people in my life, thank you from my heart and soul for all the wonderful comments, kindness and support.

I will now conquer the world of diabetes, divorce, loss of love from a daughter that just cant seem to understand a life altering situation I have brought into her life (divorce), starting completely over at the age of 47yrs old. But, Love and Life is just around the corner and I am running to get there.…

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Added by Robyn on June 28, 2010 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

Mastisol question

Ok it is hot and humid here in Virginia. I run and do outside work and get completely soaked. I’ve lost a few sites even with the added IV3000. I’ve tried the Mastisol samples from the Medtronic tape kit and they work fine even when swimming in the ocean. My question is, what work best the Spray or Dispenser cap Mastisol? I’ve only use the vials so far?…

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Added by zeke on June 28, 2010 at 6:41am — 1 Comment

My friend D

My birthday was a day like all other days. Just came and passed. I am blessed to have friends from Canada, U.S. and Australia, who actually remembered that day, althought they live thousand miles away! I didn't have a cake (LOL) but we did have lots of ice cream (chocolate with caramel fudge) well, not too healthy, I admit, but I love it. These days I eat only soups and salads (adding daily just a small amount of carbs & protein) because I found that the only food my…

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Added by Lena Z. (Spiritofbluesong) on June 28, 2010 at 2:20am — 1 Comment

Sore Feet

I'm slowly getting my type II BG under control. Last thur I tested 116!!! And at the VA Dr. I tipped the scales at 282. I lost 11 lbs in 3 weeks and a total of 16 lbs. My question is, if and when I get this BG under control and back to normal, will the foot problems go away? My toes are pretty numb and they hurt, along with the balls of my feet.

Added by Bobby on June 27, 2010 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

I WENT TO DISNEYLAND!!!

I completely lost my mind at Disneyland. Yes, I continued to test my BGs frequently and take my Insulin but I decided to eat whatever I wanted to. The first two days I kept my BGs down with all the walking (miles) even though I was eating cookies, cupcakes, etc etc. But after that it started to catch up with me and no matter how much I walked I started having fastings in the 160s. My highest after meals was 210. I tested and injected wherever I was at (restaurants, benches, etc) and nobody…

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Added by Kathyann on June 27, 2010 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

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