July 2009 Blog Posts (247)

Searching for a needle in a haystack

I've not been feeling 100% the past month - and today - I decided that enough was enough. I called up Info Sante (a government run help line here in the province I live in) - and spoke with a nurse to explain my situation. In the end, she told me to either go to a walk in clinic or ER - she didn't want me to take a chance and wait until I saw my endo in September.

This… Continue

Added by FatCatAnna on July 31, 2009 at 8:39pm — 5 Comments

Win A Free Diabetic CookBook!

How would you like to receive a diabetic cookbook absolutely FREE from me?

Well it's quite easy to do that by joining the Diabetic Cookbook Blog.

Once a month, a drawing is held for a FREE DIABETIC COOKBOOK from the Editor of the Diabetic Cookbook Blog. (That's me, in case you didn't know.) Then on the third of every month, the drawing is closed for a few hours in order to… Continue

Added by Adam Garcia on July 31, 2009 at 6:38pm — No Comments


Once in awhile I see a comment on a diabetes social media site like "I'd rather live with a higher A1C and die younger than make sacrifices like living in a rigid diet and living until I'm 90." Another comment in discussions about low A1C's is "You people with low numbers make me feel like a failure."

These types of comments really get me going. They make me want to whack the OP across the shins with my hockey stick. Believe me, that would get their attention! I feel very strongly… Continue

Added by PowerPumper on July 31, 2009 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Acupunture anyone?

Well, the Bells Palsy has subsided and my face is as back to normal as normal will allow my face to look. During the immediate concern from friends and family (since we all thought it was a stroke at first), a friend of my Fathers suggested acupuncture. In fact he recommended it so highly that he sent me $100 to try it. My first response was "why would a man who sticks himself all day with needles and finger pricks pay someone money to stick him some more?"

Now I never look a gift horse in… Continue

Added by Mike Greenblatt on July 31, 2009 at 3:29pm — 6 Comments

Healing wounds with insulin...and nanodiamonds

It's been known for some time that serious wounds can heal more quickly when insulin is applied. I found some old papers on this dating back to 1970!

Now there's some research showing how insulin can be combined with nanodiamonds (these are smaller than microdiamonds) to make it easier to deliver the insulin to the right place.

More, including a nanodiamond picture on my post about… Continue

Added by Bernard on July 31, 2009 at 3:20pm — 2 Comments


Although this has little to do with diabetes, I remember someone was starting a group for people who got caught in this economic downturn and were looking for viable employment. I can't find that post. I am a recruiter in the Engineering/Manufacturing field. I am looking for a Product Development Engineer with rotational motor experience/vibrational analysis background. If anyone out there knows of someone please have them contact me at burkeskb@msn.com. Thanks again for your help in health and… Continue

Added by Sandra burke on July 31, 2009 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

夢中になっていたーDreaming and Hypoglycemia

Early yesterday morning, I dreamt that I was taking lessons to fly a plane…I was for some reason sitting next to my copilot tilted back in the seat, facing up to the sky rather than ahead (I know this doesn’t make sense…but it’s a dream) and waiting to take off, but there was a stream of delays…very frustrating and then just as it seemed we were finally, my alarm clock went off… I had set it to test myself in the middle of the night… and it was within range for me (126) so I went back to sleep… Continue

Added by Xanthasun on July 31, 2009 at 12:04pm — No Comments

There's a need but don't know what to do about it.....

I have a big heart for a special friend, named Chris. He's 10 years old and needs a CGMS. He has medicaid in the State of Kansas for health insurance and it doesn't pay for a CGMS. Even his doctor says that he needs one and tried to get medicaid to buy him one but they still didn't. I would like to do a fundraiser for him but I don't know what since he lives in Lawrence, Ks with his mother and I live in the southwest corner of Kansas. His grandma lives about 35 mimutes from my house. Any… Continue

Added by Shawna Staats on July 31, 2009 at 12:02pm — 1 Comment

up and riding

will me and my 6 year old have been riding bikes for the last few days and i feel great and so dose she.can not get enough of it . i have 5 aces of land and we dont have to worry about cars we ride to the front of our place and back to the house .this weekend i am going to get my tractor out and cut some new roads aroud our place.and next week we should been done with paper work for some more land another 5 acers to ride on.and my bg is back under controll.thanks to all who replyed to me and i… Continue

Added by eddie rodriquez on July 31, 2009 at 10:59am — No Comments

A Type 1 Diabetic’s Perspective of Surgery.

I want to say that I have proof things are getting better. I had so much anxiety regarding my surgery. I read about horror stories of other diabetics in the hospital and in the OR, and I was not feeling the love on the day of my surgery. I had visions of a tug-o-war with the admitting nurse over my insulin pump in the operating room, I had visions of the anesthesiologist removing my pump when I was unconscious… and other things of this nature.

I was scheduled for minor same day… Continue

Added by Joe on July 31, 2009 at 8:38am — 4 Comments

Wow, I saw that first!

Kudos to Amy Tenderich for making my heart beat a bit faster. Her July 30th post reported that Israeli company, Medingo, will soon release a new insulin delivery system called Solo MicroPump. It just received FDA clearance and it looks like the launch may be August 4. According to Medingo it's the smallest, thinnest, lightest, most discreet insulin pump without cumbersome tubing. It's comprised of an insulin dispensing patch and a remote control, not unlike Omnipod, but smaller.

I… Continue

Added by Riva Greenberg on July 31, 2009 at 7:38am — 3 Comments

Re-Launch of www.1happydiabetic.com

Hello everyone! We have some exciting news, the re-launch of a new, improved www.1happydiabetic.com website! Please come check us out!

Bill & Suzanne

Added by Suzanne on July 31, 2009 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


My son has diabetes sinces July 2007. In which I had to learn ever thing on my on. I currently live in Saudi. since that time.he has gone from taking four shots a day to the pump.He has been on the pump for about two months,but I have had promblems with this is the frist time they have had the pump here so the doctors are learning too.My son eats his breasfast

His BG would be 100 but,two hours later he would go to 250 and have to bolus.Also does anyone out there know how they base the… Continue

Added by carol ann on July 31, 2009 at 6:18am — 4 Comments

***Taking down the A1C!

Most recent A1C (Blood Glucose Average) Value
July 30, 2009 got it down to 6.2 from November 2008 6.7!

Added by Peter on July 31, 2009 at 1:20am — 4 Comments

Why does it cost extra for diabetics to retain their drivers license?

It urks me - here in the province of Quebec - in Canada - every 2 years I have to have certain forms filled out in order to continue to drive and for some reason the charges my doctors make for just signing the form continues to go up! Check out the blog I wrote the other day - I'd love to hear if you have to go thru' a similar thing like I do ....…


Added by FatCatAnna on July 30, 2009 at 8:53pm — 8 Comments


so about two weeks ago i went into DKA. I was admitted into the hospital on thursday and well it sucked. i honestly don't remember much about the first 24 hours. I remember my boyfriend carrying me to the car and then putting me in a wheel chair and taking me into the ER. Then i remember waking up in a white room with a bright light on above my bed. I guess i passed out at some point. The doctor came in and told me that my blood sugar was at 902 and that i was damn near coma and that my body… Continue

Added by Amber on July 30, 2009 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments

Our Kaylee suffers no more !!

Kaylee dressed to watch Penn State in the Rose Bowl Game

Kaylee, our 5 yr. old Siamese cat passed on to Cat heaven after a horribly torturous week. She fell ill last Wednesday night and had exploratory surgery on Saturday. They removed some tumors from her pancreas.

( I am beginning to hate the pancreas ) They inserted a peg tube for feeding purposes. She was so week but we brought her home Tuesday… Continue

Added by Joanne on July 30, 2009 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

I Do This For Me ... Take 2

When I began writing my last post, I had every intentions to stay on target with my original topic: Why I blog. Unfortunately, my passion for Diabetes, my friends and the defense of my own self, took control and my post became of of a defense and rebuttal on some things that I took fairly personally about my passions. Yes, I did touch on the subject of the reasons why I blog, but I do not feel like it was a complete representation. So, I thought that I would recollect my thought and give it… Continue

Added by Chris Bishop on July 30, 2009 at 5:47pm — No Comments


I checked my arm a couple of times & liked giving my finger a break . But one day my mom said check your finger & arm to see if there is any difference . Well there was ,my arm said I was 175, & my finger said 140 . So have anybody else had this problem ?

Thanks ,Tyler

Added by tyler on July 30, 2009 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Recently, I've been thinking...

A dangerous pastime. I know. Always thought Beauty and the Beast was one of the better Disney films...

Anyway, a lot of the recent blogs and discussions that I've been reading around the D blog-sphere have gotten me thinking a bit more about my situation and, in particular, the way I feel about diabetes.

I've had people ask me about how I feel about having diabetes before and I usually just give kind of an odd look. I've had it so long, that while I get… Continue

Added by Scott on July 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — 20 Comments

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