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July 2011 Blog Posts (146)

Long time, no see

Hey everyone,

So I know I had signed up awhile ago and haven't really been keeping up very well, but as of now I am hoping to change that. First I would like to say that starting sometime in September, myself along with my 3 other roommates will be starting vlogs to talk about our journey through Diabetes as well as our volunteer work with the ADA. If anyone has any comments or questions at anytime, please feel free to comment.

Added by GiGi on July 31, 2011 at 6:36pm — 2 Comments

We're done, we've split, don't call me - at least not 'til you're older!

My Dexcom 7 CGM and I have had nine days and nights together and we've parted ways. And, as if it knew I was not happy with it, it gave me one last kick in the teeth coughing up its last numbers.

I met a friend today for brunch in Manhattan. I walked from my apartment in Brooklyn over the Brooklyn bridge and then took a subway to the cute little Italian bistro where we were meeting. The walk took about 90 minutes.

After being seated and looking at the restaurant menu I… Continue

Added by Riva Greenberg on July 31, 2011 at 4:30pm — 13 Comments

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy and Coping

Ok, that phrase alone - proliferative diabetic retinopathy - has got to be sending a chill up anyone's spine who is a PWD like me. I've been racking my brain over this for about 48 hours since my diagnosis (Friday 7/29/11). It wasn't a surprising diagnosis. After all I have diabetes since 1989 (22 years this December) and it is a complication that as we get older (44 right now) comes with the…


Added by Anthony on July 31, 2011 at 4:06pm — 20 Comments

"Your Voice"

Have you ever thought about blogging, but you just don't feel like you have enough to say? Are you a D-OC lurker who reads, but doesn't want to blog all the time? Does your significant other blog about their own, or a child's diabetes, and you want to give your view? Is your sibling a person with diabetes? Do you have a grandchild, a student, a co-worker, or a best friend living with diabetes?

Basically, this is your chance to have your voice heard. If diabetes affects you or…


Added by Cara on July 31, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments

JDRF's Promise Campaign: getting the diabetes community and members of US congress together

The Promise Campaign is JDRF's most important advocacy effort. Their goal is to generate as many in-person meetings between the diabetes community and members of the US congress as possible when the members are back in their home districts.The campaign runs for 9 months from August 1 to May 1, 2012. During the last Promise Campaign, they completed 431 meetings. This time they’re shooting for 432.

The message they are communicating is focused on the artificial pancreas (AP) and the…


Added by Manny Hernandez on July 31, 2011 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

insulin pump :)

So i got the okay to day to start the pump i was just wondering if i could get some helpful advice :)

Added by alicia251 on July 31, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

insulin pump :)

Just a quick question, i finally got the okay to get a pump and its going to be purple but i was wondering if they make purple infusion sets ?? :)

Added by alicia251 on July 31, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

"How I Take Care of My Diabetes" | by Caleb

This is Caleb...

Thanks to the You Can Do This Project, Caleb and I were able to talk about some things on his mind. Though is original submission was very upbeat, there was a portion of the discussion at the end that I made into…


Added by Lorraine on July 30, 2011 at 9:09am — 5 Comments

This is a moan!!!

Hello Everyone!Hope you are all well:-).

I really need to vent..I feel I am being unfairly treated and judged by my family.I am on a medtronic pump(using novarapid insulin) for the past 5 years.My blood glucose is erattic but my hba1c is 6.9%.My hba1c on injections was 9%.My mum said lastnight that she feels I am overweight and that she read on the internet that the pump causes this....I realise that if people were eating more and then covering it with insulin on the pump that this would… Continue

Added by Beibhinn Burke on July 30, 2011 at 5:56am — 6 Comments

Diabetics Must Fight

Added by vince on July 29, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

It's not goodbye. It's more like "gone fishing"

I NEVER Check in here anymore. So if your messages go unanswered, please do not take it personally. I just don't need to talk about something constantly in order to handle it. It is what it is. Food, shots, and then back to my life. This was a great site in the beginning and I'm sure there will be times when I'm back more regularly. I'm doing fine and just don't feel the need. I don't check Facebook much either. :) You are all fantastic, see ya around. I'll check in once a year whether I need… Continue

Added by Mike Rothermel on July 29, 2011 at 1:19am — 1 Comment

A Day in the Life of a Diabetic

A Day in the Life of a Diabetic

What is it like-

Say the people we meet-

To live everyday,

With Diabetes?

"It sucks!", we say.

It really is true.

We are not trying to be vulgar,

Or sour, or rude.

The schedule's hard to get used to,

Especially when you first get it.

Let me explain, a day,

In the life of a Diabetic...

First you wake up,

It should be before ten.

Then, you do a finger-prick and… Continue

Added by Melissa Benesch on July 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

My Summer of Discontent

Flashback to winter: Icicles hanging from the eaves, sparkling little daggers. Snow piling up in the driveway, meaning that to drive was to risk life, limb and vehicle. So... dreaming of Summer. Mid-summer, July. Couldn't wait to get in the car and drive and drive, heading into a warm and balmy vacation.

Here we are, July. Right now. Hot, I mean hot! Extended heat wave. Wind! Nope not gentle, balmy winds. Hard driving, tree downing winds.

My double coated dogs are hot.… Continue

Added by Trudy on July 28, 2011 at 4:15pm — 5 Comments

Is there someone who has the same feeling?

Hello hello;

I only want to know if there is someone that one day got up and said "Today I stop my treatment", I need to know that I'm not crazy and I'm not made a stupid decision.

I don't know the reason but today I'm really really really fed up with this treatment. is very very bad idea if I stop taking pills??

I promise to eat healthily and do exercise for 1 hour every day but I don't want to take pills no more.


Added by Etramon on July 28, 2011 at 2:32pm — 8 Comments

Ok so It's been a while....

I don't think I can fit everything in all at once, so it'll probably seep out over the coming months... there's been happiness, woe, elation and sadness, combined with the day to day grind and the little D monster on my back (all the frickin time) I deserve a holiday honest I do, I've moved, buried a loved one and almost made another baby.

Ostensibly this posts gonna be mostly about infertility stuff.

you've been forewarned (I don't think there's gonna be gore or anything too… Continue

Added by Lou on July 28, 2011 at 12:01pm — 2 Comments

Disability Tax Credit

Well we finally received my Tax credit for the prior 3 years on the pump.My husband was able to collect it because I was unemployed.I am now working and since I will make under the amount I can claim it won't do me any good.If I made above $3,000.00 it could claim it.That is the amount of tax credit that they will give me.

Added by Dee Meloche on July 28, 2011 at 8:14am — No Comments

Gummy chops

Question am I ok taking victoza and insulin daily my doctor who prescribed the use of victoza 15 months ago seemed concerned on my last 3 monthy checkup the problem seems to be taking 1.2 of voctoza has had no affect on my weight if anything my weight has increases over the past 6 months,my blood sugar was 7.4 over the past 3 months down from 8.5 so some inprovemeny there kidneys were stable although i do have a cist on one of them but I have been told its normal at my age,, medication for the… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on July 28, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

HELP!!! I want to love my CGM but I'm learning to hate it!

I put on a Dexcom 7 CGM almost a week ago. It's the first time I've worn a CGM. I've toyed with the idea for a year. I don't wear an insulin pump - never have - but I thought a CGM could be a real help. I don't wear a pump because I'm very disciplined, and with frequent testing and injections my A1c stays in the high 5s. Of course that also means I have my fair share of lows: that's where the CGM comes in. All I want it to do (am still wearing it, till the sensor stops) was catch the lows… Continue

Added by Riva Greenberg on July 28, 2011 at 4:49am — 4 Comments

Media Missing The Point

Newspapers and "the media" make mistakes all the time, particularly when it comes to covering diabetes, and so often our community must be on guard against these errors that fuel myths and misconceptions. But WE have a voice, and in this post let's discuss how we as a community can address diabetes awareness in the media. Stop on by that post at The Diabetic's Corner Booth and share your… Continue

Added by Michael Hoskins on July 28, 2011 at 3:40am — No Comments


Well I received an email about updating my profile and I starting looking around the site and I like what I see . I also saw the messages left for me when I joined this site and I am sorry to say I missed them. I have made up my mind to lose weight in hopes of improving my health.Not only with diabetes,but other health issues.I want to thank everyone were kind enough to welcome me.

Added by daisymae1950 on July 27, 2011 at 9:55pm — 4 Comments

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