August 2008 Blog Posts (200)

Feeling like crap

Well I woke up this morning with a high blood sugar, sweating bad and a sore throat. At first I just thought the high blood sugar was a fluke. I thought the sore throat was just a dry sore throat. After two huge glasses of ice cold water it was still hurting bad. I couldn't swallow without pain and it felt raw. I checked my temp and it was 100.1. I was like oh great. So I paged Dr. A and he met me in his office on a Sunday instead of having me go to e.r. or walk in clinic. Even after taking… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on August 31, 2008 at 4:29pm — 5 Comments

First day of vegan diet

So today (last night actually), Monday 1 Sept 2008, I started a vegan diet - based on a book by Dr Neal Barnard entitled 'the reverse diabetes diet'. The 'reverse' bit only applies to type 2, so since I'm type 1 I don't think it can reverse my diabetes. But following the vegan diet will help me lose weight (which has been a problem this year for me) and reduce chance of the after-effects of diabetes in later years. It will also give me more energy and generally feel much better. So I'm excited… Continue

Added by ricmac on August 31, 2008 at 1:50pm — 2 Comments


So every year about this time I get the usual allergie junk. Pretty much just stuffy nose, sore throat and coughing, but I still hate it. I think everyone does. The only ones in my family that get it are me and my dad, who is already over it. It doesnt affect my blood sugars, thank God! Its a good thing theres no school monday, because I already went to school Thursday and Friday and I totally couldnt do my work. I was too busy coughing, sniffling, and sneezing. Maybe Itll be better by Tuesday.… Continue

Added by brandi on August 31, 2008 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment


Hello! Tu community, My foot continues to be getting better each and everday. Its been three weeks this past Thursday. But I can not Thank! my poditrast enough. He was blessed in given a Gift of healing. I hope someday I to can help other diabetics like my self. Now that I am off crutches. I can get my back to were its suppose to be. Thourgh the high powers to his AMAZING! hands i will be feeling better in no time at all. I feel like JIMMY THE CRICKET IS watching every time i go to slouch.… Continue

Added by diabeticidol 94 on August 31, 2008 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Diabetic pen pals 90 years or older to share experiences wanted

We have stories to tell and share as SURVIVORS, to the young struggling with living with diabetes.

Added by clarence haynes on August 31, 2008 at 11:15am — 5 Comments

cracking at the edges

i'm starting to break. mentally, i'm exhausted. i've got no one who really understands and i'm afraid to voice my fears to my loved ones too much because i don't want them to be scared. i know that in the back of their minds they know the risks i live with. it would break my fiance's heart if he heard the fears in my mind these days. he's so afraid for me already and he doesn't want to think of what may happen. i can''t fault him for these. i worry about him in the same manner. i know the risks… Continue

Added by Bek on August 31, 2008 at 9:10am — 3 Comments


2 occlusions in 3 days. bg right now is 265! grrrrr

i hate air bubbles

Added by Revvy on August 30, 2008 at 3:39pm — No Comments


I finally got around to organizing all of my diabetes supplies today. I discovered that...

I own a life-time supply of lancets (3 sandwich baggies and around 10 boxes)

I have 8 meters (4 UltraMini--green, pink, 2 silver--, UltraSmart, Ultra2, and 2 BD Link--purple, black) I haven't opened the Ultra2 meter yet. I don't even know why I have that one but I think it was a free upgrade.

We're almost out of IV Prep.

So I'm glad that I got all of this organization out of the… Continue

Added by Kelsie on August 30, 2008 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Project Meltdown

Couple of things have happened since last time I posted. Went to Hopkins Sat. night, oh joy it took 6 grams of mag. to take it up to 2.6. But the docs were excellent, its just the stupid system. They can only treat you on an emergency patient.

And yesterday. PCP doc calls, mag is 0.9. I feel like absolute crud and despite the fact she's arranged to have me see a neph. the following morning I know I will not survive. Chest pain, dizzy, weak. Go to ER and my potassium is low too.… Continue

Added by Heidi98 on August 29, 2008 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

WOO HOO!!! A1C 6.3

As some of you may know, three months ago I made the decision to start using an insulin pump and the CGMS. For three months, I wondered if the pump/CGMS combo was actually bringing my A1C down. Well, today I finally got the answer I was praying for. My A1C is 6.3 :) In the 10 years that I have been dealing with diabetes, I have never had an average this low. Prior to this, my lowest average was 7.1. Honestly, I still can't believe the news. I am now a true believer.

WOO HOO!!! 6.3… Continue

Added by Diana on August 29, 2008 at 6:28pm — 5 Comments

Good bye summer......

Not really since Fall doesn't start for another 30 days or so but Labor Day is considered to be the last holiday of Summer. Here in Kansas City once summer is over and fall sets in it's all down hill from there becuase it seems like fall is only 2 days long and BAM! (as Emerald says) winter is here. And our winter is usually a nasty little ugly creature that rears his head sometimes as soon as Thanksgiving. UGH! The cold wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't the ice and snow. And for some reason… Continue

Added by Andrea on August 29, 2008 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment

Relationships and Diabetes

I have been following JDRF's Bloggers Round Table and have posted on the topics they cover. This topic happened to be romantic relationships and the effect Diabetes has on them. I think it effects every romantic relationship in one way or another. I have posted about this on my blog and would love for you to hear my side of relationships and the big "D", so come check it out at my blog:

Love and the "D"

You can also follow… Continue

Added by Chris Bishop on August 29, 2008 at 3:47pm — No Comments

My experience with Diabetes

I was diagnose at 14 years of age, when I was a freshman in High School. It was certainly NOT your typical diabetes story, that's for sure.

In about October of my freshman year I started to have some really weird things happen to me. I would shake really badly. I started forgetting things. My mom takes care of a lady who has type 1 and she must have said something and she said to my mom that it could be diabetes. My mom borrowed an extra meter from work and checked my after dinner. I was… Continue

Added by Kiersten on August 29, 2008 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

Word in Your Hand First Video

The Word In Your Hand project started in back in July 2007.

The premise of the project is quite simple: take a picture of your hand showing a word (or words) that describe how you feel about diabetes. The result of the project in 2007 was this video:

To participate in this year's Word In Your Hand initiative,… Continue

Added by Word in Your Hand on August 29, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Heading to school in Canada

Back to school! I hate this time of year. Its not the huge dent that my kids put in my wallet each year because they have suddenly grown out of every piece of clothing that they had in June. Its the pain that I hear about when parents of children with diabetes are sending their children off to school. Once again, I have parents calling and emailing me because their schools are refusing to assist their children with diabetes. It is truly heartbreaking. Schools are required to look after our… Continue

Added by Barb Wagstaff on August 29, 2008 at 11:28am — No Comments

Hate is a strong word... instead of using "I hate" I will use "I wish"...I try not to use the word hate, to me it's one of those four letter, here it goes!

I wish...I could go one day without counting what I put in my mouth

I wish...I could wake up and not have to wonder why my BS is high

I wish...I could lose the weight I need to lose

I wish...I could have… Continue

Added by sugarrbabie on August 29, 2008 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Quiting smoking

Well for someone who has smoked for about 30 years and was up to over a pack a day I am doing pretty good. I am down to 4 cigs a day now. It has been hard because the only way I knew how to quit was the way my father quit years ago. He substituted hard candy for his cigs. Well being a diabetic, that is a little difficult to do. Yes, I have used sugar-free hard candy but I found out that that raises your bg too because of carbs in it. I just can't win. But the doctor decides he is going to tell… Continue

Added by karen on August 29, 2008 at 7:02am — 13 Comments

Sugar-free candy -- WTF??

A friend bought me some sugar-free candy. I looked at the carbs. 15g for one serving?!?!?! I assume this is useless and I should toss it in the trash, because it will obviously raise my BG even thought it is "sugar free." Am I correct?

I am sure she meant well. :)

Added by Misty on August 29, 2008 at 7:02am — 11 Comments

Thursday Morning

Another night without sleep, have been laying in bed trying so hard to sleep. I am sleepy and tired, but it just won't come. Not sure what to do next.

Added by Beth on August 28, 2008 at 11:10pm — 3 Comments

Sneaks up on you, doesn't it?

So Day 4 of my son starting his new Kindergarten and I'm rushing around this morning. BS was 116, took my usual 6 units of Lantus. Right before we walk out the door (so Zach won't be late!) I see white spots and realized I was having a low. Where did that come from?? I check the BS again and I'm 62 all the sudden. Slamming some apple juice down I'm hoping I get better along the drive to school and feel better. Ok, made it to school. Get to work and eat my breakfast and get out my Humalog for my… Continue

Added by Dana Clark on August 28, 2008 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

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