July 2012 Blog Posts (121)

I could use a little help here......

Ok so two months ago, I started on insulin. Oral meds were not doing anything but giving me side effects that were unbearable.

3 weeks in, I started to get the hang of things and was starting to feel better.

Then all hell broke loose!

2 days ago, I was taking the dog for a walk, hadn't planned on going far so like a moron, I didnt bring anything with me. I had just eaten a bagel with PB&J, coffee. Normally I would have taken 4 units of humalog with that. But because i knew…


Added by karebear1966 on July 31, 2012 at 7:29pm — 10 Comments


Toronto July 30th, 1921! Thank you Dr. Banting!

On July 30th 1921, 91 years ago, researchers at the University of Toronto, led by Surgeon Frederick Grant Banting, made the grand discovery of insulin.
This miracle hormone (and/or synthetic drug) became the lifeline of so many children and adults who would not be alive today without it.
Dr Banting...war hero...and hero to all people with diabetes.

Added by Linda G on July 31, 2012 at 12:56pm — 8 Comments

The Progression of Insulin Pumps

Post is on my actual blog irunonbatteries.blogspot.com check it out!

Added by Dkinsey on July 31, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments

That Poker Thing! "A Diabetes Tidbit"

I can't tell you all the amazing things that Nikki and Patrick have learned from different Diabetes Camps, here is something that they learned about that we still use today!


Added by Julie on July 31, 2012 at 7:51am — 2 Comments

Riding On Insulin | Wachusett Mountain with Sean Busby

This is Caleb...

We first met Sean and his wife, Mollie, last year at Friends for…


Added by Lorraine on July 31, 2012 at 5:55am — No Comments

Wow the things I have learned here.

This is my first "blog" here and I pretty much wanted to say thanks for teaching me things I have never learned in 37 years with D. Thanks for answering my questions and offering support. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to vent or celebrate or offer my advice when I thought I had something useful to say. The direct results of this site for me are: my last A1C was 6.4 up slightly from 6.1 but certainly not horrible, I have applied for my 25 year "certificate of achievement" from the…


Added by Clare on July 30, 2012 at 7:19pm — 10 Comments

Back To Try Again

Over the past few months I've been going through a lot. I wasn't as over my last marriage as I thought I was. Well I'm back with a new job, a new relationship and a new chance to try and make a difference with my health.

I've decided to give Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution a try as nothing else has seemed to make a difference. I eat according to the ADA "diet" and my sugars are still out of control. The funny thing is how many of my friends try to be helpful with suggestions about…


Added by Brendan Leber on July 30, 2012 at 3:38pm — 4 Comments

Dear Body,

Dear Body,

I want to let you know how very much I appreciate you. Mom and Dad gave you a wonderful height and lovely dark brown hair with all its radiant hues. Over time, your eyes have grown greener like Mom's.

I recall fondly when you were young how you really enjoyed sprinting. You were very good at it. I also remember how amazing you looked in that emerald green dress that Mom made.

I often marvel at how you work. Your brain is amazing - how it computes, processes,…


Added by Vegan Aurora on July 30, 2012 at 2:41pm — 4 Comments

DSMA Blog Carnival: What the Diabetes Community has Taught Me

This month, I participated in the DSMA Blog Carnival by answering the following question: “The diabetes community has taught me _________ and _________.”

See my answer on Discuss Diabetes here.


Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on July 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Lantus users

People using lantus once a day, does anyone feel it causes weight gain? I am on a dose of 26 units each night and feel it contributes to fat around the stomach considering I have a reasonably good diet. Anyone feel the same way?

Added by PD95 on July 30, 2012 at 3:40am — 9 Comments

Diabetes Camp 2012

Bryan and I took Nikki to diabetes camp today. This was her 7th year, which is hard to believe. She’s always loved it – but the last two years I’ve seen some amazing friendships emerge for her. It’s almost like this particular group of kids suddenly realized that they had several years of…


Added by Sheri Turner on July 29, 2012 at 8:16pm — 3 Comments

just wanted ta say hi!

Hi everyone thanks too everybody for making me welcom to the site

Added by Matt on July 29, 2012 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

Going to try victoza soon and going to give feedback for all of you

So i am going to try Victoza and when i do , i will write some feedback
I work in Panama Rep. of Panama now and they don't have it here. Going to call the Victoza tomorrow and ask if they sell it in near countries such as Colombia. Since me flying to the usa and getting a script is going to be more harder that just going to the pharmacy south america were they just give it to you more easily.

Added by Alessio Alex on July 29, 2012 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

My Ice Cream Diabetes

My CDE recently told me, that brittle diabetes is not only a generally used description of hard to control T1D (as is mine but I think that's just because I'm really sensitive to... a lot of things), but actually an official term in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases by the WHO...…


Added by Vera J. on July 29, 2012 at 6:08am — 7 Comments

first A1C since low carb / reduced insulin

It has been almost 3 months since I lowered my carb intake to ~40g / day. Once I got my basal and carb ratios figured out, I was very careful and kept tight control. For the last month, though, I have been working very long hours, not sleeping, and testing my BG usually only 1-3 times/day. I have stuck to my diet, though. My pump clogged a couple times, but I caught it, so nothing serious.

I just tested on the Bayer home A1C kit. BG at time of test was 81. My result was 6.8. I would…


Added by Sam Iam on July 28, 2012 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments


On several occasions I have had a hard time breaking through my skin to give myself an injection. What is that?

Added by KML on July 28, 2012 at 12:27pm — 7 Comments

Life is crazy...

I can now see distance and have a bunch of reading glasses for close up. I'm in my apartment thanks to a program that got into Section 8 housing. I just had my first annual inspection but I'm having a hard time believing it's been a year as of August I've been in here. I also now have SSI and Medi-Cal (California's version of Medicaid) so for the fourth time in a year I'm having to change Doctors and specialists again. Nobody seems to be able to handle someone with so many diagnoses. Hope to…


Added by Clayton Bruster on July 27, 2012 at 2:25pm — 3 Comments

Starting Anew

Time for a new post...

I've been on the pump for a month now. It's had its ups and downs (pun intended), for a while I wasn't sure if it was the right decision, I was scared, elated, frustrated and hopeful for the first week, then routine started to kick in and I started seeing the pump more objectively.

I like the freedom from needles, but I feel chained to this machine. Sleeping with it is a pain in the butt because I roll around a lot, on my back, on my sides, on my stomach,…


Added by Maycri on July 27, 2012 at 11:33am — 5 Comments

lantis upset

so i had a pretty bad low last night around the same time i was supposed to take my lantis for the night. i was so sick after i corrected my low that i fell asleep without taking my lantis, when i woke up today my bg was so high i had to correct pretty agressivley, what do other lantis users suggest i do? should i just wait until tonight to take my lantis again and just use more humolog throughout the day? or should i take my lantis now? the only problem with taking my lants now it that it…


Added by CaityJ on July 27, 2012 at 11:18am — 6 Comments

.newly on omnipod

Yesterday I started on omnipod for the first time and so far I absolutely love it! I have been on pumps before and never had good luck before. So I am really hoping to do better. I have had several complications from diabetes and I really don't want anymore. I don't know about anyone else but sometimes I feel alone (I have a lot of support) I could really use someone else to talk to that understands what I am going through.

Added by Chrystal on July 26, 2012 at 7:50pm — 3 Comments

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