August 2010 Blog Posts (181)

D-Art: Kitchen Creations

So, the inaugural Diabetes Art Day has arrived! Here are my contributions, over at The Diabetic's Corner Booth along with the wonderfully tasty Cake for a Cure that my D-Wife created! If you do anything, drop her a comment at her blog - Laughter & Tears. Enjoy!

Added by Michael Hoskins on August 31, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Prison of Needles- Diabetes Art Day

Kind of gory. Kind of cool.


Really fun to make. :)


This is fake blood- it's the control solution for glucose meters. I've always wondered why it came in red. So, of course it ended up in this project.…







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Added by Sloane on August 31, 2010 at 8:27pm — 3 Comments

My Favorite Time of The Year

Ok so we are now entering "my favorite time of the year" which just happens to be my most uncontrolled time of the year.

-Summer is almost over so there's that last trip to the beach before it gets cold. So of course there's the Ice cream and other yummy(but not so carb friendly) boardwalk treats.

-After that comes the local county fairs with all the homemade goodies(again not carb friendly)

-Next we have my all time favorite(dan da da dunnnnn)…

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Added by Lavetta on August 31, 2010 at 7:02pm — No Comments

No longer pumping.

I am no longer pumping...the supplies are too expensive, since I am starting my first semester of college. I just can't afford it...which makes me really sad. My parents are also angry with me because by going on the pump I was supposed to improve my blood sugar...but it's gotten worse. My A1C of about 2 weeks ago was 9.2. I don't feel well at all. However, the day that I got my A1C results, I went back to MDI, and my blood sugar has gotten even worse! I don't really know what to do anymore.… Continue

Added by Briar-Rose on August 31, 2010 at 10:32am — 9 Comments

How the Media RUINS People's Perceptions About our Diabetes...

So, I got the Diabetic Living Newsletter this week, in my inbox for their newest magazine, or articles, or whatever... And I really don't get it. I really don't, because we know so much about Diabetes these days, yet we are still talking down to people about "table sugar," as if we were in 1985. Yes, their top two articles are: "The Best Low-Sugar Foods," and "Our Best Low-Sugar Desserts"... And... not only do I find it wrong to focus on things like "low sugar," because it's NOT sugar that… Continue

Added by The Diabetic Welfare Queen on August 31, 2010 at 9:30am — 21 Comments

Victoza and Depression

Any side effects from victoza have long passed feeling sick tummy rumbling headaches what concerns me more is my doctor prescibed an anti depression drug called citalopram due to a really bad episode 4 weeks ago the thoughts I had were not nice in fact looking back they quite scare me is my depression in any way due to victoza I have no idea along with victoza insulin citalopram beta blockers, I take 10 other drugs each day for heart failure prostrate and leg cramps so to be honest it could…

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Added by twiddlemthumbs on August 31, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

That's What I Get.

For today's post, I do not aim to be eloquent or elegant. What I do hope for is a gentle ear (or eye?) upon which I can recount this tale.



Simply put, Today seems to be what happens when I get cocky, and it's bleeping annoying.



For reasons I can't completely explain, Saturday and Sunday were great diabetes days. I stayed around 90 most of the time,… Continue

Added by Kim on August 30, 2010 at 8:48pm — 5 Comments

Impromptus at Leisure

Consistency has always been one of my shortcomings. I can start any new

program or goal with gusto, only to be quickly stifled by my waning

interest and quickly my real-life responsibilities take over. It is the

reason I am always on the lookout for new diabetic technology. If I

can have some new gizmo or gadget I will get interested in taking care

of myself. For a while. And then the apathy sets in again until I find

my next new thing. It is also…
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Added by Erin on August 30, 2010 at 7:50pm — 2 Comments

Diabetes Art Day - My Thoughts on My Life

I know I am early, but I wanted to be sure that I added my little piece of art to participate...(maybe even get the chance to win the No-sugar Added Poetry book).



Thank you to Lee Ann Thill for coming up and promoting this idea. It was fun. I was not really expecting it to be a cathartic process, but it was. I am sure you all know who she is, but in case you don't she has a blog called…

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Added by mother4peace - Christine on August 30, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Indiana D-Meetup: 84 Years of Diabetes

Four Indiana Adult Type 1s gathered for a D-Meetup recently, to not only hang out over some great seafood and beer but also talk about how we can bring together and connect more Adult Type 1s in Central Indiana. All together, these 4 have a combined 84 years of Living With Diabetes and it was a productive meeting of the minds. Now, our mission becomes clear... Read All About It over at my latest #dblog… Continue

Added by Michael Hoskins on August 30, 2010 at 9:17am — No Comments

Meeting Some Other Adult T1′s Here in Kansas City

Last Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of attending my first JDRF KC AT1 (Adult Type 1) get together. All in all, it was a great experience. Met some great folks involved with the JDRF here in Kansas City.



This was more of a social gathering at a local restaurant where the JDRF ordered a couple of pizzas and everyone paid for their own adult beverages of choice.



Most of the “official” business involved fund-raising activities here in KC, especially the upcoming walk in… Continue

Added by Scott on August 30, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Few Great Lessons about Living Well with Diabetes

A few days ago I had an amazing opportunity to give a speech at the Canadian Diabetes Symposium in Brantford, Ontario. The turnout was impressive: a ballroom bursting at its seams with over 600 people, many of them standing. The positive energy was truly contagious. People ranged in age from a newborn to senior citizens, but we were all there because we shared something in common: we are choosing to live our lives well with…

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Added by SFshawn on August 30, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

New member - husband has diabetes 2

The other day, my sister-in-law yelled at DH and told him he eats too much and he's too fat. DH is starting with the diabetes dept in his hospital next week, moved from another dept. If he feels he's blamed by his new doctor, I'm afraid he's going to blow a fuse!! He's not that much overweight now anyway.



DH was diagnosed 3.5 years ago. Both of us were obese in middle age (we're 59), but I got off scot free (touch wood). His ethnic group is different and he was born 3 months… Continue

Added by colette on August 30, 2010 at 1:21am — 7 Comments

Here I go again......

I am an idiot. I fired my endo in December, and have not been on any medication for my diabetes since. I also stopped using the Omnipod around November last year. I have not been to any doctor since then, and consequently have not had any thyroid medication since then either. I have an appointment on Friday to see another Dr in OKC, She is just a GP, but has really helped my MIL with all her health problems. I am SO ready to get back on some meds and feel better. I have been feeling like… Continue

Added by Nancy on August 29, 2010 at 8:44pm — 6 Comments

Hit the road !

When i learned that i had diabetes , the first question

in my mind was ; will i be able to travel by myself like i use to?

You might ask , and i might just answer, i just got back from a kickass trip.

I had done North or Europe , hitchiking and backpacking , but never southern.

A year after my diagnostic, i decided it was time to get to it.

The plan was Spain, Southern France , Italy, Austria ,Germany; it was horrible.

Horribly wonderful. ( all that…

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Added by MaRIeE on August 29, 2010 at 6:49pm — No Comments

coming back

Just came back from my (short) vacations. I still encounter problems with the (damned) gastroparesis. Current medication has some side-effects on me. I am tired and I experience a feeling of emptiness, lack of meaning. At least, I don't feel frustrated, panicked or alone. In fact, I managed to make some new plans about my home and my work. Hopefully, they'll work out fine.

But, sometimes, I feel so exhausted, completely drained from any drop of energy that’s left in me. I don’t really know… Continue

Added by Lena Z. (Spiritofbluesong) on August 29, 2010 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Web Interview



I know I am very late with this... Just been very busy.. I was so blessed to have interviewed Lizmari last month. Lizmari is a tudiabetes member. She is so awesome, a great spirit and personality. She was my first interview and it flowed very well. She talked about her struggles, successes, and family in relations to diabetes. I have really learned a lot from her, and she is an…

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Added by DiabeticRadio.com on August 29, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

REMEMBERING HURRICANE KATRINA

Today is the anniversary of hurricane katrina.People are seeming to forget but those memories are engraved in my head.R.I.P to my people who died in this great disaster and good luck to those like myself so have to live with the site that we saw when we survived it!!!…

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Added by jeremiahtren on August 29, 2010 at 4:53am — 14 Comments

Emergency Rooms are Pains

Boy I had quite a night.I went to bed in my haey checked my BSnd woke up in the hospital. Come to find out i had a seizure at 1am!!! Then passed out.I dont remember any of it.My husband called 911 and gave them my meds.The paramedics checked my BS and it was 26 so off i went.I woke up the drs pumping my stomach with charcoal and them giving we glucose through a IV in my neck three hours later.APPARENTLY they were trying to figure out why my BS kept dropping but the dummys didnt think to check… Continue

Added by jeremiahtren on August 29, 2010 at 4:37am — 3 Comments

Meals and planning them

Has anyone used something like this?

http://www.changingdiabetes-us.com/Tools/?ch=nncpd1&WT.mc_id=DC_Options_Paid_CLWD_ManageDiabetes_Menu_Google_09112008

A part of Norvo Nordisk

Menu Planning Tools

Registered members of Changing Life With Diabetes have access to valuable menu planning…

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Added by Phill Dill on August 28, 2010 at 11:34am — 3 Comments

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