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July 2009 Blog Posts (247)

Swimming the Keys

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There are those runs every so often, when you feel like you can run forever without even a hint of fatigue. Where your mind drifts off into that happy place and your body just relaxes. I’ve gone to that place a few times while running but never when swimming. Its kind of hard to get into a groove when every 18 strokes a huge wall looms and forces you to break stride to… Continue

Added by Erin on July 26, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

When it all changed

My first official blogpost at This is Caleb... regarding Caleb's T1D diagnosis in January 2007:

He had been thirsty and frequently going to the bathroom for weeks. A quick internet search by my husband on New Year’s Eve, just hours before guests were to arrive, and we had the first hint of what was about to change our lives.

We now know these are telltale signs. We did not… Continue

Added by Lorraine on July 26, 2009 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Lost Sense of Lows Again!

I have been having more low blood sugars again and have lost my feeling of going low.I have lowered my numbers in the hope of getting it back.What usually happens is I go high about 3-4 hours after supper.So I take an injection of 1 unit of humolog and I sometimes combine it with a correction bolus.I seem to get back on target about 1 1/2 - 2 hours later but when I check at 2 am. I go low.I recently checked my basal rate at it is good.I am a little upset with myself for allowing it to get so… Continue

Added by Dee Meloche on July 26, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments


I am still very thankful for this site, especially the groups I am in for the parents of type one children. I am glad that even in a crying fit people don't judge... but help.

Thank you all!

Added by stretched2thin on July 25, 2009 at 6:41pm — No Comments


So my omnipod has been ordered and is in the mail. Im waiting. This is worse than Christmas! I have not gotten a new pump for 4 years, which is normal and standard. However, this wait is killing me! I have not been so excited about something in a long time!

So much has changed, I was one of the first people on a pump when all this started. My mother had to fight tooth and nail with insurance to get me on a pump. Then it was rare and very cutting edge technology. My doctor was one of… Continue

Added by Wendy M on July 25, 2009 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

Why Sail?

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Type 1 Diabetes is a multi-talented killer. It kills quickly, it kills slowly and it can kill by stripping you of any desire to truly live. One slip up in your dosing math, one time you forget your safety sugars, one underestimation of how hard that workout really was and the amount of sugar in your blood plummets to the point where there is not enough to support your… Continue

Added by Erin on July 25, 2009 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

New Pump and Revelations

Last Thursday I made the switch from my sad Deltec Cozmo to my shiny, new, (PINK) MiniMed Paradigm 722 and so far, so good awesome. My BGs have been so close to perfect it is kind of ridiculous and, of course, I have my doctor and my new basal rates, etc. to really hold responsible for this but I must admit part of it is due to this new pump. New supply glee has been a factor but I really just like how this pump works much better.

I had been using the Cozmonitor with my old… Continue

Added by ciara hates it on July 25, 2009 at 11:20am — 3 Comments

The Downside to Weight Loss

Warning: If reading about sagging female body parts offends you, do not read this post…just need to vent.

Since my dx in April, I’ve lost about 40 pounds and an additional 20 prior to dx. I am well aware of the benefits (not to mention I look a lot better in my new clothes). The downside is that I don’t look better with my clothes off. When I was fat, I was fat with or without clothes. Now, I look so different with clothes than without clothes it continues to disorientate me.… Continue

Added by Gerriann Tobkin on July 25, 2009 at 8:08am — 7 Comments

Over the sea to Skye

Find more videos like this on B I P E… Continue

Added by Rodney Yates on July 24, 2009 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Diabetes Social Media Summit: my thoughts

(if you don't recognize a face, I included a legend at the bottom of this post)

Few times does one get the opportunity that 29 people with diabetes had Wednesday and Thursday this week. So I am thankful for having been a part of the group that had this opportunity: the 29 people in the photo above participated in a Diabetes Social Media Summit organized by Roche at their Indianapolis US headquarters. For taking this bold step, thanks to… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on July 24, 2009 at 7:00pm — 19 Comments

Team Type 1 visits St. Louis

Team Type 1 member to visit St. Louis for educational discussions this weekend - story and photo here: http://tinyurl.com/nhbhdk

Added by DiabetesXaminer on July 24, 2009 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Socially Retarded, Who Me?

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It has been so long since I have felt so socially retarded. For those of you who knew me in high school and college you know how socially inept I can be. Get me in small groups or in a card game or around any sport and I am on my game. But when that group grows to 15 or 20 or it becomes a party carried only by conversation and I freak out. I go someplace in my mind and… Continue

Added by Erin on July 24, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Catch up if your interested?

Okay, so I come on this site everyday and have a little check around. Read all your blogs and ponder at your solutions to problems and queries about life. Then I realised I haven't really caught up with any of you in soo long, been slacking slightly. So if your interested here's a few things that have been going on in my little life..

- I started my job, finalley. It's only sundays plus overtime if theres any going. The way I see it though is it's all money in my back pocket.

-… Continue

Added by Becca on July 24, 2009 at 1:33pm — 3 Comments

Our Shared Challenge

This is something I wrote shortly after joining this community, it sums up how I feel about our condition. Since then, I've been asked to post it here, I hope you like it;

Diabetes is a complex condition,

For at the end of the day, no one can better understand the challenges we face and deal with, better than those of us who share this condition, having a faulty pancreas.

I believe the experiences we have and share make us stronger, provide us with a 'knowing'…

Added by Ken on July 24, 2009 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Mental BGs, mental neigbours, mental clients…The worlds gone mental!!

I warn you this is a frustrated (but probably amusing) rant… I need to put it down so I can try to walk away from it if you see what I mean, my head might explode if i don't (image of me with top of head flipping up and green smoke bubbling out like the cartoons)?!

Where to start... at the beginning I suppose.

My BG's are crackers, no rhyme or reason, almost doubling bolus' for food and intermittant bolusing as my BG's are consistently above 12mmol. WHICH IS FRUSTRATING to say… Continue

Added by Lou on July 24, 2009 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

Diabetic Meet-up Long Beach, CA

I don't know about you but I enjoy talking to other PWD's about life and of course diabetes. If you are in the Southern California area you are invited to hangout and have lunch with other PWD's (person with diabetes).

Meet-up Information

Where: Chili's-

30 Shoreline Drive West

Long Beach, CA

(Long Beach Convention Center)

When: Saturday, July 25

Time: 1pm-3pm

Hope you can make it. If… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on July 23, 2009 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Health Care

In 2002, I had no health care coverage. I was a single mom with two children. My medicals bills were more than what I made. I know it is hard living without health insurance. This is what I like to see on the health care bill. I think that insurances should cover everyone not just certain people in good health. We should have to pay something like $97.00 a month and have a deductible of $135.00 a year like Medicare has. Plus you pay 20% of the medical bills and 80% insurance company pays the… Continue

Added by Shawna Staats on July 23, 2009 at 9:14pm — 1 Comment

Insulin Pumpers it imporant to check you Basal Rates.

This is my first time writing a blog so bare with me. I think people who are on insulin pumps need to start checking there basal rates. You need to talk to you doctors or Nurse Practicner if you don't know how to check you basal rates. My doctor was doing research on his patients. He has learned something that is pretty interesting I think. People are setting there Basal rates way to high and are not taking enough insulin for there food. The shocking thing about it people don't even realize… Continue

Added by Jeremy R Eiler on July 23, 2009 at 9:03pm — 3 Comments


Today I was completely shocked but ecstatic to receive a letter in the mail from my insurance, Regence BlueShield, stating that they had authorized my new Dex! I was so shocked because it was just about 1.5 years ago that they denied me for the Seven. I got one anyway, and have been paying out of pocket every time, so I wasn't always wearing it continuously. I had called Dex to ask them about an upgrade from my Seven to the new Seven Plus (which I didn't qualify for), and the rep told me that… Continue

Added by Toni Crebbin on July 23, 2009 at 6:52pm — 5 Comments

25 Random Facts

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So I was asked to write 25 random things about myself. what follows is the answer...

1. i am a procrastinator. look how long it took me to do this. I am so behind on the trend.

2. i am a diabetic, type 1, who runs triathlons and sails to prove that i am in control, not my broken pancreas.

3. i am writing my memoirs on doing #2.

4. i hate… Continue

Added by Erin on July 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

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