July 2007 Blog Posts (292)

A day at the circus with staring gazes??

My sister surprised me and my two daughters, Gwen and Olivia, with tickets to the circus. We had a choice of the 4:30pm show or the 7:30pm show. It occured to me that regardless of the show time I was going to give Olivia an insulin shot in public for the first time! (It has always been home, a relative's house, a friends house, or last week - in the first aid building) Instantly, I became nervous about this.

We decided to go to the 4:30 show. Inside the circus tent was extremely hot.…

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Added by Ronda Darling on July 31, 2007 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

"There's no such thing as a genetic epidemic"

This is a quote from a 'mainstream' doctor who now has a child with autism. He has written a book about it and is interviewed on this site.



Some people are waking up. To say that the diabetes epidemic isn't related to how we are treating ourselves, how we are thinking… Continue

Added by Next Dimensions on July 31, 2007 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Help a Member Out!

Ok, so typically, I don't like the double post (here and in my real blog) but desperate times call for desperate measures!

I have been having a lot of bad days lately. Here’s why:

The good news: I have been offered a ‘promotion’ at work. It involves me moving into different housing - free housing. It also includes other benefits such as free utilities, a free cell phone, half my weekly meals free. The…

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Added by Sara on July 31, 2007 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

Good Numbers!

We finally have some diluted humulog and we are seeing much better numbers!. I can actually count carbs and try to figure out ratios! We have had two days of numbers within range except at night. It feels so good to finally see good results. I know it will constantly change, but at least I have a starting place. Yippee!

Added by Angela Price on July 31, 2007 at 4:04pm — No Comments

You Tube Tuesday #31- WHERE ARE YOU?

For some reason the Bad Blog is not showing up on the Diabetes Daily headlines.

Check it out!

You Tube Tuesday #31

Added by George Simmons on July 31, 2007 at 2:46pm — 1 Comment

As A Whole

Are you a part of a community?



That question (and many others) were discussed at this weekend's BlogHer conference in Chicago, which I attended with about seven hundred other bloggers. It was quite an amazing time and I have written several entries about it on my blog.



I have also a question about the inclusion and exclusion in online communities. Since many of you on Tu Diabetes are new to the diabetes online community, I was hoping… Continue

Added by Allison Nimlos on July 31, 2007 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

hi this is donna

hi my name is donna i am a type one diabtic since 1975 i had this since i was six years of age and i have open heart surgey since the age of 2 I just take to shots a day i test four times a day, I WORK FULL TIME and recetly had troulbe at my job i had a low blood sugar reaction and a lot of my co workers thinks that i have been faking my attacks but how can a juvuline diabetic fake an attack its behond me, im trying to deal with this problem but its really stressing me out but i have learned… Continue

Added by DONNA IERONIMO on July 31, 2007 at 11:04am — 2 Comments

HI MY NAME IS DONNA

HI MY NAME IS DONNA IERONIMO I BEEN A DAIBETIC SINCE THE AGE OF 6 YRS OLD AND I HAVE OPEN HEART DURGEY SINCE THE AGE OF 3 , EVERYTHING ID FINE WITH THE OPEN HEART SURGEY BUT THE DIABETIES WELL THE BLOOD SUGAR S GO UP AND DOWN I TEST FOUR TIMES A DAY AND AI TAKE TO SHOTS DAY, I DO A LOT OF WALKING AND I WORK FULL TIME, RECENTLY I AM HAVING TROUBLE AT MY JOB WITH MY DIABETIES I HAD A DIABETIC ATTACK ABOUT A WEEK AGO, IM OKAY NOW FEELING BETTER , THE THING NOW AT MY JOB IS ALL OF CO COWORKERS… Continue

Added by DONNA IERONIMO on July 31, 2007 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

Let's Help Bernard Reach His Goal, to Help Fund Dr. Faustman's Research

Bernard Farrell, one of our members and one of the most beloved people with diabetes on the web, is riding to support the work of Dr. Denise Faustman and her team at Massachusetts General Hospital.



After discovering that the insulin-producing islet cells of the pancreas are capable of regeneration, Dr. Faustman now needs to test

her treatment, already known to be safe in humans, to see if the

effects are as positive as they… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on July 31, 2007 at 9:08am — No Comments

Bret Michaels Fears Nothing

Bret Michaels, the former lead singer of Poison, stars in a reality show on VH1 called "Rock of Love". Bret has also been a type 1 diabetic for 38 years.

In the show, Bret is interviewing a pool of skanky broads in hopes of finding his true love. I've been TIVO-ing the show for a few weeks, waiting for any references to his diabetes. So far I've only heard passing references, although I've been mostly fast…

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Added by Lara on July 31, 2007 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

When I am Cured...

(That's "when", not "if"--reflecting my new positive outlook!)

...the first thing I am going to do is drink a couple glasses of fresh-squeezed orange juice.

I love fresh OJ but it sends my glucose levels through the roof and I have given up trying to figure out how to bolus for it and it's easier just to skip it.

How about you? What would be the first thing you would eat?

Added by Lara on July 31, 2007 at 6:37am — 2 Comments

A cure for Type 1 Diabetes?

It is looking more like a reality. Take a look at my Blog to find out more:

A cure for Type 1 Diabetes?

- Chris

Added by Chris Bishop on July 31, 2007 at 6:32am — No Comments

Faces of Hope

At Walk of Hope last year I did a presentation entitled "Faces of Hope".

I had people with type 1 diabetes email me pictures of them or their child along with name, age, age at diagnosis, where they live, basically whatever info they felt comfortable sharing. I had about 20 people send me pictures.

My purpose for doing this was to show those in attendance that this isn't only about my son, but also the millions of others who live with this disease every day and to show that…

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Added by Penny R. on July 31, 2007 at 6:19am — 1 Comment

The Doctor Within

http://thedoctorwithin.com

THIS site is based on sound science and real proof.

Take note of the Chapters page where you will find a new diet for you that will change your life, called the New West diet....nothing to sell you, no magic.

Added by Next Dimensions on July 30, 2007 at 9:26pm — No Comments

First post

Hi -

I found this site through another blog, so I figured I would give it a shot to see what it is all about. I can be found over at by blog - andersoncreations I do most of my posting on that site. I will check in once in awhile here too.

Scott

Added by Scott Anderson on July 30, 2007 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Popcorn!!! A Rainbow of Popcorn!!!

I never really liked popcorn, because it usually tasted like cardboard, had the texture of packing peanuts, and left me picking painful hulls out of my teeth for hours on end. Movie popcorn was the worst -- their idea of a "medium" is enough to safely ship a stereo to California, and if you order it with "butter", the substance they slather it with may lubricate the dry, woody substance while you gnaw squeakingly on it, but the only relationship it bears to butter is a… Continue

Added by Gwen Patton on July 30, 2007 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Prior Authorization

Like so many diabetics over the years, I am currently struggling with getting the amount of test strips I need approved by my insurance company. I know, this is an old issue to most of you, and everyone's had to go through it; but today, I learned a little bit about the process for getting my test strips approved, and I must vent about it before I throw my diabetes meter across the room.

In trying to lower my A1C (and being a little paranoid about lows), I've been testing, on average,…

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Added by Steph on July 30, 2007 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

If I was a Smurf...

I can't decide. If I was a Smurf, I would either be Grouchy Smurf or Grinny Smurf today.

I'm in a smidge of a diabetes slump, coming off of a weekend that hit the highs of 400's and lows in the 30's. No rhyme or reason to the chaos, but instead a perfect storm of variables that sent me spinning. Now that I'm settled back into the routine of a work week, I'm feeling a little grouchy about the weekend numbers, yet oddly amused by everything (per…

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Added by Kerri Sparling on July 30, 2007 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

lab tests

Had my blood taken today, so in a month I should know what my A1C is, if my cholesteral levels have improved, excetera.



I swear, if I go in this time and I get a 'sorry, we havn't received

your labs yet, we'll call you if there's a problem', I'm gonna get mad.

I have gone in 4 weeks ahead of time, and all my other doctors get

their results back in about 2 weeks.



In any case, I'm really looking forward to getting my A1C, at last. And

hopefully find out… Continue

Added by L W on July 30, 2007 at 9:05am — No Comments

FDA scientist: Pull diabetes drug Avandia from market

The widely used diabetes drug Avandia should be pulled from the market because of heart risks, a federal scientist said Monday.

Those risks, combined with no unique short-term benefits in helping diabetics control blood-sugar levels, fail to justify keeping Avandia on the market, according to a copy of a slide presentation by Food and Drug Administration scientist Dr. David Graham.

The document was distributed at the…

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Added by Eric on July 30, 2007 at 8:20am — No Comments

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