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August 2011 Blog Posts (107)

So Frustrated!!!!

URGH!!! So irritated and frustrated right now!!!! I had a doctor apointment yesterday with my Endo, and everytime I see either him or my diabetic educator, they tell me 2 different things. My educator told me that if I keep doing as well as I am, I can get a pump in a month, then yesterday my endo said that I have to wait until December!!!! Who do I listen to, the educator (who I talk to and see more) or my endo (who makes me wait 30 min after my scheduled apointment to only see me for 15 min,… Continue

Added by Tara on August 31, 2011 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

Interval Training Advantages for Diabetics

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Short vs Long Interval Training benefits for diabetes.
Why interval training should be a part of any diabetes exercise program

Added by Chris Reid on August 31, 2011 at 4:40am — No Comments

im back, need to get on track

Hey All.

I havnt been on my page for about a year! things have been going bad, so i think its time i searched for some support to get things on track.

I had a horrible year last year! I suffered from a few mental health issues, and was on so many different medications! ofcause this made me not even bother doing my diabetes, id check my levels like once a week, Id rarely take my insulin, id go days even weeks without it, and id eat whatever i want.

I didnt go to my diabetes… Continue

Added by Kelly on August 31, 2011 at 4:13am — 4 Comments

I am just so sick of this stupid disease right now. How can I work on better control when my best days, when ALL factors are under my control, still get ranges like 3.3 - 14.6. That was today, but …

I am just so sick of this stupid disease right now.

How can I work on better control when my best days, when ALL factors are under my control, still get ranges like 3.3 - 14.6.

That was today, but most other days aren't too far off.

What am I supposed to do when there are NO PATTERNS and when everything seems totally random.

Honestly, I don't feel like I control my blood sugar so much as just push it off in one direction or another and hope it stops… Continue

Added by Jen on August 31, 2011 at 1:29am — 12 Comments

Help The Iris Family

I received word this afternoon that my friend and fellow diabetic Dustin Iris (@deejaybetes) and his parents have lost their home as a result of Hurricane Irene. And they need our help!

Dustin’s friend has started the effort to help them by setting up the “Help The Iris Family” relief fund. If you are in any position to help Dustin and his family, please consider doing so.

Pulling together to help friends in need…


Added by MyDiabeticHeart on August 30, 2011 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

im so mad! >:/

Ok so today in PE we went outside and ran on the track. We had pacers who is just our PE teachers that we have to stay in front of. Before we went out i checked my blood sugar, 143... ok ill just suspend it which i did... I went outside and ran 2 laps with my friend. About half way through the 3rd lap i started to feel like i was droping. I stopped running and started walking telling my friend i felt low. Well my PE teacher came running past me and apperently heard me say i felt low cuz she… Continue

Added by Anna Banana on August 30, 2011 at 5:04pm — 13 Comments

Do your numbers change when you go on vacation or go somewhere?

When I leave town to take a small trip once and awhile my numbers change even though my diet is the same? Does this happen to you?

Added by August on August 30, 2011 at 3:28pm — 5 Comments

BE(ets) AWARE!!

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Added by lizard on August 30, 2011 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Diabetic Test Strips: Round Two

For those of you that think what happens to Medicare won’t impact you, stop and think about how many people you have seen say that their insurance company follows Medicare guidelines. If you use a local supply store and that store closes because of what is going on with Medicare, that impacts you. Even if you mail order your supplies from a company and that company has to close up shop, you will need to find another supplier. The way Medicare is implementing this program is causing a lot of…


Added by Kelly WPA on August 30, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Low Carb Does Not Mean No Carb

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A low carb diet that is too low in carbs can actually hurt your insulin sensitivity. The exact opposite of what we want.

Added by Chris Reid on August 30, 2011 at 5:43am — 3 Comments


Thankfully, Hurricane Irene didn't devastate much. Still, we prepared for it. At work, we had our days off cancelled, and worked mandatory 12-hour shifts. So for the last three days, I worked patrol from 8am to 8pm. It wasn't bad, but it was long.

This was the first time that I had to work patrol in a disaster this big. I was only nervous about one thing... this damn DIABETES!

Friday, August 26: I report to roll call on my scheduled day off, which has been cancelled. Our… Continue

Added by Hakima on August 29, 2011 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Body went numb from sugar being low..

Just the other night, before I was getting ready for bed I noticed that something wasnt right. I checked my sugar and my sugar was 42. I have delt with my sugars being low many of times, but never experienced this... My mouth went numb( which has happend before), my inner thighs, my back and even my stomach! When I explained to my parents what was going on, they called 911 and I was sent to the hospital. The doctor then explained to me that it was because of my sugar being low, and the nerves… Continue

Added by Mel B. on August 29, 2011 at 4:06pm — 11 Comments

Casting Call for Big Blue Test video 2011

We are currently in production for this year's 2011 Big Blue Test video project for World Diabetes Day. Once again, Roche Diabetes Care (the makers of ACCU-CHEK products and services) is sponsoring the production of the video, helping us get a better site in place for the the big day of the Big Blue Test and coming through with another donation of $75,000, 2/3 of which will go to US-based charities helping people with diabetes who are struggling with their care in rural or underserved areas and… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 29, 2011 at 10:30am — 16 Comments

Thanks Bud

Sometimes kids just make you feel sooooo special. Click over to see what I mean from a recent conversation with my son "batman."

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on August 29, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments

Paleo is NOT a Cure for Diabetes

Hey everyone, I wanted to post this tomorrow on my blog, but wanted to give you all a sneak peek at what I have cooking. Let me know what you all think! - Jason


I want to start out this post by saying that I have the utmost respect for Robb Wolf. I have followed his podcast and his blog for over a year now, and his book “The Paleo Solution” has inspired me to look further into the Paleo lifestyle.…


Added by Jason Sandeman on August 29, 2011 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

i am so done!

Last night I went in ER with high ketones and a blood sugar of 330. They sent me home with labs looking good except ketones still in my urine. Today I wake up feeling like death. I check my ketones and yup still HIGH. Blood sugar 436. So guess where my day is going to be spent again...yup ER per docs orders. I was doing SO good and it has all gone down hill. Today I wonder why I even bother. its so hard to be good one day and then this bad the next. Why do i get to be SO… Continue

Added by Tali on August 29, 2011 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Strength Training for Diabetes

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Today's article covers two specific workouts for diabetics to build muscle.

Added by Chris Reid on August 29, 2011 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Back To School

School starts today around here and I'm excited but nervous. Going back to school with diabetes means a lot more than shopping for new Trapper Keepers.

We've had two meetings with Benny's teacher so far. She's never had a child with diabetes in her class or used an insulin pump, so there's quite a lot to talk about. I have every confidence in her; my daughter had this teacher for first grade and she's top notch. But diabetes changes everything.

North Carolina is one of… Continue

Added by Stacey Simms on August 29, 2011 at 4:05am — No Comments

Feeling Alone as a parent

It has been just over a year since my daughter was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 1. What a year! I can't explain how much my heart hurts for her or that I feel guilty. I keep wondering if it will get better. She is so strong and she doesn't let it stop her in any way. I want to be strong for her but sometimes it just gets to me that she has to deal with this.

Added by Mimi on August 28, 2011 at 9:57pm — 3 Comments

..Get Busy Living.. or get Busy Dying!!

I have not wrote a blog in a while and found it is time to get back into again. I guess you can say I have fell off the D bandwagon. I have been taking my insulin and wearing my pump but have not been paying attention to what and how much I eat. I have put on about 40 lbs a lot huh.. it is kinda sad that I have all the tools available to me (medical insurance for my care and supplies, educated and technological savvy, work and respected at a university hospital) but continue just to just not… Continue

Added by Robert G on August 28, 2011 at 11:15am — 9 Comments

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