June 2012 Blog Posts (132)

INSULIN ON ICE: Day 1 - Tornado?

Day 1:

Woke up, looked outside & saw the extreme damage. I knew we had been hit by a tornado (or something) & were still without power...and water. I laid there for a few minutes & then went into shock as I thought... what about my insulin?? It was only 7:30 but I got up & went out in search of ice & gas, since I hadn't filled my Jeep up the night before, and it was in the red.

I found ice around the corner, and got two bags. I found gas a little further away.…


Added by Hakima on June 30, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments


Yesterday I ate a turkey burger with two slices of bread (14 grams of carbs), a sugar free pudding pack (10 carbs),and string cheese, I was at 512 BS within 1 hour. Couldn't really figure it out, until I woke up with this nasty little summer time cold! YUCK :0( BS are OK today...but good grief.

Added by KML on June 30, 2012 at 6:36pm — 5 Comments

Tudiabetes iPad app?

Has anyone built or begun looking at building a tudiabetes app for the iPad?

I'm curious what anyone would like to see in it if it got created; features options etc?
Who knows I might get motivated to build it just maybe....


Added by Michael Dobies on June 30, 2012 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

Dexcom costs

Hi Folks -

I just got a bill for by 3 months of Dexcom supplies and it's looking strange. I have 3 amounts listed and they are all added up! Do you all get bill this much for 3 months of Seven Sensors?
List Price $460.00
Adjustment $180.00
Contract Price $280.00
Equalling $840.00

Why is there a contract price? What is it? Adjustment for what?
Thanks for TuDiabetes!

Added by Laura on June 30, 2012 at 6:35am — 6 Comments

Chunk 2 of TSOL

I just thought that I might alert you all of a miracle that happened right here, in England. This will come a massive shock to all who were not residing in England on this very day today ( or were not so hung over that they could not think. But you are all diabetics and if you have been hung over I shall be deeply ashamed of you :p) So back to the miracle ( I do tend to get sidetracked.) There was an unidentified object in the sky. I would say a UFO but it was sort of hovering in one space.…


Added by La on June 30, 2012 at 2:26am — 5 Comments

Day 77 Going Low


This is initial points on hypoglycemia, tomorrow I am going to walk a specific memory in relation to this point of not taking care of myself immediately when I am low due to believing and defining it as an inconvenience to others when I go low

Added by PaulQuessy on June 29, 2012 at 6:58pm — 1 Comment

Legal Counsel at Sanofi US: A Look Inside

As part of our mission to introduce you to more people at Sanofi US, we’re featuring an interview with Allison Gassaro, Associate VP, Associate General Counsel for Sanofi US Legal. She helps develop guidelines for how we participate in social media and engage with the diabetes online community. You may find it eye-opening. Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes here. Best, Laura…


Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on June 29, 2012 at 7:22am — No Comments

Day 76 - Fear of Being High

I went through a year of not testing my sugar levels because of this fear and the judgment I had towards myself because of it. So here is me forgiving me in the pattern of fearing seeing the blood sugar at high levels


Added by PaulQuessy on June 28, 2012 at 5:17pm — 9 Comments

New Pump & CGM?

All of my complaints of the Paradigm 522 appear to be resolved in the new Paradigm Revel. Due to the structure of my medical plan, I haven't given in to the idea of upgrading though. Until now. I charged the CGM Transmitter for 12 hours overnight, and it worked for about an hour this morning getting ready to start providing readings, but now, 4 hours later, I'm unable to get a signal out of the darn thing.

It (the CGM transmitter) is 4 years old, has a big ol' crack in it, and is…


Added by miketosh on June 28, 2012 at 8:31am — 4 Comments

May 31st

May 31, 2012 will be a day that I will remember for the rest of my life. That was the day that our son, Alex, was diagnosed with T1. I am still having a rush of emotions over all of it. I do fine until I sit and think about it and then I get that out of control feeling and my mind goes crazy with thoughts. My husband is a T1 also, diagnosed when he was 6 also, the only one in his fanily with it, we have been told by several Doctors that since he was the only one that he wouldn't pass it on…


Added by Alexsmom on June 28, 2012 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

Day 75 - Making and Staying On Routine in Regards to Diabetes

It is pertinent that we stay on routine with our daily schedules with meds, insulin injections, and blood testing. Here is forgiveness on the point

BTW if you guys here don't enjoy clicking the link - I am able to simply post the text here as well - Leave a comment on what you prefer or are indifferent to…


Added by PaulQuessy on June 27, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments


Well a few weeks ago I ended up in the emergency room @ 23mmol. At which point they hooked me up to an IV and gave me a shot of insulin. I suppose I should have gone in sooner, but I figured because I am insulin resistant,what could they do for me anyway?

I was then put back on oral meds which had little if any effect and I was feeling like a big bag of poop. The other medication I was on in a pill form was going right through me undissolved and I became concerned.

I was on…


Added by karebear1966 on June 27, 2012 at 2:45pm — 8 Comments

The Story of La! (TSOL 1)

Hello to everyone else with a messed up pancreas and thanks for coming to read my blog. I guess I should begin with telling you a bit about myself. I am a happy pumped type one fourteen year old living in the United Kingdom in a small little place, you might not have heard of it, called London. I have been diabetic since I was eleven, almost twelve. I was diagnosed on New Years Day 2010 and my parents were told when I was admitted to hospital on that snowy day ( very dodgy for the ambulance)…


Added by La on June 27, 2012 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

High Urine...A D-Momma Rant

"Your A1c is good. Your thyroid is fine. Your urine is high. Are you supposed to have a 24 hour urine collection done?" Our nurse asked us and both of us were unsure.

I was still trying to process. Did she say "your urine is high"? High in what? That isn't good. Nothing is supposed to be high. Why was she asking about the 24 hour test? She did say high urine didn't she?

My mind was reeling but I tried not to overly concern my son. He was less than worried. I was sure that there…


Added by Barb Wagstaff on June 27, 2012 at 6:36am — 2 Comments

New bloodwork, but still waiting on pump..

Finally had my bloodwork done yesterday and happy to say I've got a 6.4 A1C. :) I've started working harder on carb counting after taking a bit of a hiatus from it, and my numbers have been and will keep getting better.

I kept having a few crazy lows in the afternoons and have had to decrease my basal from 9 to 7 units.. and my ISF has gone from 1:50 to about 1:75. All the more reason to get the pump, I think...

And I did start the process, but since I have two insurances right…


Added by palomino on June 27, 2012 at 6:27am — 2 Comments

Day 74 - Carbohydrates

I am walking a 7 year process of daily Self-Forgiveness. Self-Forgiveness is a key to realizing who we are as life and to take responsibility for ourselves in creating this world as we have - as forgiveness is what is necessary to realize what we have done to this world and done to ourselves, and in forgiving ourselves we are able to change ourselves and live self-corrective statements

Anyways this is a post I wrote on carbohydrates and what I use carbohydrates for, my relationship…


Added by PaulQuessy on June 26, 2012 at 8:42pm — No Comments

My New Dr. !

So I met my new dr. the other day.. it went..ok He's convinced I'm a T2 just because I had gestational diabetes...but i'm still not convinced..the good news..he listened to me and said he would get me a referral to see an endo. so maybe i'll get to the bottom of this..bad thing about the endo is it's an hour away..so not sure how many times i'll have to see the endo...evey couple months? Not sure.. Anyway, for the moment I like the dr. :)

Added by Shayla on June 26, 2012 at 1:34pm — 4 Comments


I'm more than THIS number

More than THIS result

I'm not to blame for THIS

THIS is not my fault

THIS is only a part,

My makeup and design

THIS struggle is never-ending

with ups, downs, highs and lows

I've learned to hide THIS…


Added by Sarah K on June 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments


In Elementary School I learned that living beings are constantly changing. And diabetes have confirmed that fact.

Recently I decided to buy a device to measure my A1C values at home. I started using it right after returning from a work trip and I got a 7.1% value, which if not the best result is not that bad either (considering my last year’s values were around 8.5%).

Feeling happy with my results, I went to a lab to…


Added by Rui on June 25, 2012 at 6:34pm — 6 Comments

Trials & Tribulations

Type 1 diabetes causes many trials and tribulations, throw in type 2 diabetes on top of that and WOWSA, your world is turned upside down. Three years ago, I was writing my eulogy for my funeral, because I knew it was not going to be far away. Dealing with the depression that accompanies diabetes along with some pretty mean snide remarks some family and associates made along the way, really p***ed me off but also started to beat me down. I was trying to "pick" the next wife for my husband,…


Added by Francie on June 25, 2012 at 5:55pm — 4 Comments

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