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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Anthony on July 31, 2011 at 4:06pm —
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? Continue
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 —
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. Continue
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 —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Lorraine on July 30, 2011 at 9:09am —
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 —
Added by vince on July 29, 2011 at 11:56am —
Vitamin B12 is found in foods of animal origin, like meat, fish, eggs, and milk, and in some fortified ready-to-eat cereals. Brewer's Yeast may be fortified with Vitamin B12. Some animal products are high in cholesterol, eat in moderation. Brewer's Yeast can be bought by the pound @ Wholefoods ($7.99/pound) in the bulk section. It's called Brewer's Food and you can buy less than a pound. Store in jar after purchase. You can add it to meat oaf, cereal, smoothies, etc. Google recipes with… Continue
Added by mistressbinky on July 29, 2011 at 11:00am —
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 —
A Day in the Life of a Diabetic
What is it like-
Say the people we meet-
To live everyday,
"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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
Vitamin D-bone loss, muscle weakness, low mental sharpness, possible risk of cancer
Symptoms-fatigue, depression, muscle/bone pain
Vitamin B12 - blood cell form incorrectly, anemia, memory loss…
Added by mistressbinky on July 28, 2011 at 6:30am —
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 —