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August 2007 Blog Posts (266)

LIVING with Diabetes Contest Entry: Group 1

It’s there when my sleepy hands reach out from underneath the comforter and connect with my meter case. It’s there when my eyes close at night.

It’s there when I look at wedding dresses, imagining…


Added by Kerri Sparling on August 31, 2007 at 11:12pm — No Comments


Went to see the CDE today. I have not been to one for several years. We had a very good discussion and made some small changes in my pump settings and talked about options. Will go back in 5 weeks.

Of course today was terrible. High BG all day. Finally changed my infusion set and what do you know.. I then crashed down to 62.

At least we have beautiful weather today and a nice long weekend.

Added by RandyC on August 31, 2007 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Started the trial of the Animas 2020 insulin pump today. i've blogged day one impressions at http://srirambala.com/?p=262 . Let me know if you want specific aspects of the device to be reviewed, or f…

Started the trial of the Animas 2020 insulin pump today. i've blogged day one impressions at http://srirambala.com/?p=262 . Let me know if you want specific aspects of the device to be reviewed, or feel free to comment on your experiences with the device.

Added by sri on August 31, 2007 at 7:32pm — No Comments

American Cancer Society's Effort Could Also Benefit Diabetes

Can the American Cancer Society's marketing efforts benefit people with

diabetes? We may find out next year. In what was arguably one of the

biggest news stories in the nonprofit arena recently, The New York Times is reporting

that next year, the American Cancer… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on August 31, 2007 at 6:19pm — No Comments

tudiabetes.com Fantasy Football league

come take a look at a discussion I started about getting a tudiabetes.com fantasy football league started:

tudiabetes.com Fantasy Football

- Chris

Added by Chris Bishop on August 31, 2007 at 3:32pm — No Comments


First of all, I have to say that I love my pink ultra mini! It's super fab! =o)

Yesterday, after swimming, I rushed to my educational psychology class (which is ultra boring!). About 40 minutes into the class, I felt like I was going low, so I tested with my pink ultra mini (which I love... did I say that?!). I opened the vial of strips with my left hand, pricked with my right hand, put blood on the little strip and waited. 5..4..3..2..1.. 29! WHAT!?! Should I feel worse? Is this…


Added by Stacie on August 31, 2007 at 3:28pm — 3 Comments

Pizza Cups

Cooked these Pizza Cups the other night for dinner. The recipe is in the cookbook: Fix-It and Enjoy-It! Diabetic Cookbook. Stove-Top and Oven Recipes - for Everyone! by Phyllis Pellman Good with American Diabetes Association. Published by Good Books. The recipe is on page 74.

Because of copyright laws, I can't give you the recipe.…


Added by Sherrie E on August 31, 2007 at 2:53pm — No Comments

LIVING with Diabetes Contest Entry: Group 1

All of us who are Diabetics, are effected by this disease on a daily basis. Some more than others and everyone chooses to address and deal with it in a different way. For me, I have been a Diabetic for 20 years now, I probably haven't treated as seriously as I should have until recently. Up until a year ago, my life has been about taking care of myself and doing what is best for me. Well, in some respects I failed at this. I very rarely tested my blood or visited the doctor. I based everything… Continue

Added by Chris Bishop on August 31, 2007 at 10:26am — No Comments

A little about me...

I was first diagnosed with gestational diabetes when I was 27 and pregnant with my 2nd child. Not even 6 months after he was born I was type 2. I take Actos PlusMet twice a day, and I am supposed to be on a strict diet. I am having a really difficult time with it though. I am an emotional eater, so now that I have come to terms with that, it should be easier to move foward, but it just isn't for me. I have been trying to give it all to God, because through him I can do all things. He help me…


Added by Melissa Tarte on August 31, 2007 at 9:23am — No Comments

Diabetics More Prone to Hip Fractures

Great! This made my day... (it really didn't -I am just being a bit ironic here):

" Compared to the general population, people suffering from diabetes have a higher risk of fracturing their hip... To examine the relationship between

diabetes and fractures, researchers at Isfahan University of Medical

Sciences in Iran reviewed a total of 16 studies that included 836,941

adults and 139,531…

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 31, 2007 at 7:23am — No Comments


Hi, everyone. I'm still a bit of a novice here, so I'm not sure who sees this, who doesn't, who cares, etc. ;) At any rate, I have a fairly long history of hypoglycemia unawareness. I've had my share of visits from EMS, uses of glucagon, and the usual ways of treating the lows.

Things got tricky when we arrived home with our 18-month old daughter in December. I was chasing after her and doing a horrible job of catching my drops. We talked about the CGM and were…


Added by Maura on August 30, 2007 at 9:20pm — 3 Comments


I play many roles: Father, Husband, Computer Geek, Christian, Gamer,

and, of course, Diabetic. I was diagnosed with type 2 in 1985. I

have been on insulin for about 10 year and a pump for 5 years. I use a

Minimed 722 pump. I have been dealing with proliferative diabetic

retinopathy for about 5 years which led to a significant bleed in my

left eye about 4 years ago. Two vitrectomies, cataract surgery

and a cornea ulcer later, I don't have much sight in the… Continue

Added by RandyC on August 30, 2007 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Back from california and posting again

Hi all,
I have been away on vacation so I have not had a chance to to do much posting in my absence, but I have made a few posts on my blog. So come a take a look:

My Blog

- Chris

Added by Chris Bishop on August 30, 2007 at 3:34pm — No Comments

24 Hours

So I’m on vacation, starting a book called “24 Hours” by Greg Iles. In the first few pages we learn that the five-year-old in the story has Type 1 diabetes. Naturally I roll my eyes, thinking that there will be so many inaccuracies I will not be able to stick…


Added by Lara on August 30, 2007 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Sleep Study Test

I was diligent and studied my butt off for the darned thing but still flunked it.

If you have ever had one you know how much fun they are. If you haven't had one chances are about 1/3 if you are over 60 and have diabetes that you will have one. I don't want to give you the answers but here are some hints.

Bring a good book. Once it is your turn to get wired up about 930 or so they attach (in my case) 20 probes to various parts of my body. I mean all over the place.



Added by Jack Krohn on August 30, 2007 at 11:43am — No Comments

Insulin Grown in Plants Relieves Diabetes in Mice; UCF Study Holds Promise for Humans

I just read this... I can't believe it! I live a mile away from UCF!

"Capsules of insulin produced in genetically modified lettuce could hold the key to restoring the body's ability to produce insulin and

help millions of Americans who suffer from insulin-dependent diabetes,

according to University of Central Florida biomedical researchers.

Professor Henry Daniell's research team genetically engineered tobacco plants with the insulin gene and then administered freeze-dried…


Added by Manny Hernandez on August 30, 2007 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


Well as many of you know, I am a physical education teacher. Monday was my first day back to work. My husband was off that day so I didn't have any worries, but I still felt apprehensive about going back to work that day. Seeing my many friends (also teachers) and seeing their looks of worry, sadness for me and my family, and also all the words of encouragement and support - I lost it! I was a blubbering mess almost the entire day. Of course I am an emotional person anyway. Anyway, it was nice… Continue

Added by Ronda Darling on August 29, 2007 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Getting on the pump bandwagon

So i've started the evaluation of insulin pumps, and one CGM device. You can track the progress at http://www.srirambala.com

Added by sri on August 29, 2007 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Things are getting better~~~~kinda

Well its the second week of school and things are going pretty good so far. The school and the nurse are Awsome at imy son everything he needs.. We had the 504 or was it 405 meeting? I cant remember right now which it is..lol and it went great! He finally had a low last week and I handled it just fine! yeah me! I was so scared waiting on that to happen I felt like I was always waiting for the next shoe to drop ya know? his lowest so far has been 40.. its happened about 6 times so far. He is on… Continue

Added by Kaci Scharbor on August 29, 2007 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

TuDiabetes.com Passes 800 Members!!

The TuDiabetes family continues to grow: Aug. 29, 2007 we passed the 800 member mark.

Thanks to everyone in the community for your continued involvement and support: we all rock!!!

To 1,000 members and beyond, everyone!!!

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 29, 2007 at 6:09pm — No Comments

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