September 2007 Blog Posts (230)

Diabetes-Worse for Minorities?

Diabetes is a potentially life threatening disease that affects over 21 million Americans who know they have it and countless millions more who either have it and don't know it or are on their way to getting it and don't have a clue.

It is rapidly becoming a world wide epidemic due to…


Added by Jack Krohn on September 30, 2007 at 5:50pm — No Comments


I’ve lived with fear since I was a teen and diagnosed with Diabetes. But I didn’t let fear rule my life. I knew from my almost month stay in the hospital that what I had was serious. I knew from the moment I came out of my coma. My first act to show my Diabetes that I wasn’t going to let it limit me was to walk home from the hospital. It was quite a distance, not sure, of how far it was from where I lived.…


Added by Betty J on September 30, 2007 at 3:07pm — 4 Comments


Hi my name is Joe

I have been T1 a long time (jeez about 30 years now) but I have only been treating myself well since late 2000. I’ve only been talking about my diabetes since 2003 and I started looking at support groups and other stuff this…


Added by Joe on September 30, 2007 at 10:58am — 5 Comments

A rage that needs a some input. Please?

sigh... NEVER start talking about bg numbers with hubby. He doesnt "get it."

Talk about "Mr. Logical!" Just "do whatever you need to and tell me what you want me to do." Right. Tell him "Please keep your sugar treats at work. I dont need them here and the kids need to learn to stay away from it too." Crud, I just want to teach the kids good habits now so they might not have to deal with diabetes until they are at least 90 yrs old! I dont get why… Continue

Added by MeadowLark on September 30, 2007 at 10:23am — 6 Comments

Thanks and Pumps

Thank you for the welcome messages and comments about my dog, Logan. He is now in doggie heaven but has a huge piece of my heart with him. Not a day goes by that I don't dream of him. He was truly a blessing during the all too short 8 years he spent on earth. Something about unconditional love... And yes - He was a rock star.

For those that asked, yes I do sell insulin pumps. I left a career as an executive in the financial industry to join forces with a company that changed my life.…


Added by logandog on September 30, 2007 at 9:46am — 4 Comments

Video Celebrating 1,000 Members in

Added by Manny Hernandez on September 30, 2007 at 6:43am — 1 Comment

Worst few weeks ever

Ok, this is not really related to Diabetes, I just feel like if I vent, I will feel better.

To get a good idea of what my last couple of weeks have been, I present the list:

  • I work for a company that is closing it's doors on one of it's locations, Colorado Springs. I love the location, but if I want to stay with the company, I need to move. I was offered a bonus, if I stay till "End of Pruduction". I can use the money, so I accepted the contract. A week before it was due…

Added by Kseniya on September 29, 2007 at 6:40pm — 3 Comments

A very frustrated girlfriend!!

I love my honey with all my heart! We met online and have been together for 6 months. Since we've met, his health has gotten significantly worse! I've been willing to do everything in my power to help him. I've changed my eating habits and helped him change his. I remind him of his meds and everything, but it's just not enough. He just doesn't seem to care enough about himself and I don't know how I can make him do that! It's so frustrating it really is! I watched my grandmother die from…


Added by Kate on September 29, 2007 at 11:10am — 2 Comments

Mi primera entrada al Blog

Esta es mi primera inclusion a mi Blog. De hecho, es mi primer Blog.

Added by Pablo Correa on September 29, 2007 at 9:20am — No Comments


3 Months after I was diagnosed I found a clinical trial on the internet with Trialnet.

I just went for my 15 month check a week ago. WOW! I can't believe I have been doing this for so long. I will not know the results of the tests until about June 2008 but this has been the best experience ever! The people down there are great and honestly care for you. I just can't even tell you how close I have become with them, they are just an extra part of my family now. I was the first one to… Continue

Added by Kim on September 28, 2007 at 10:25pm — 3 Comments

1st job in over a decade!

I am going back into the workforce this next week. I haven't had a job in a REALLY long time. Not because I couldn't find one but because it wasn't necessary. I had children and I stayed home with them up until now. So, I passed my background check w/fingerprints and my application and references went through just fine. I will be substitute teaching in the school system. I had orientation today and now I am just waiting for my information to be processed through the mainframe so I can access… Continue

Added by Regge on September 28, 2007 at 5:50pm — 2 Comments

Join my group

Dear Friends

I want to create a group which shall share information on Diabetes through memoirs. Please join and send your own memoirs. Find below an interesting story, titled "An Adventerous Lover-" and "He amputated his leg himself..."

It was during my stay at Republic Square at Paris, while I was attending 18th Congress of International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in 2003 that I happened to go through an anecdote published in a…


Added by Dr. L.K. Shankhdhar on September 28, 2007 at 5:00pm — No Comments

What a mess. Time to rethink.

yeah... I'm thinkin again.. in the wrong direction. I'm nervous. Bills to pay.

Kids need shoes and new clothes. I've already hit the thrift stores for winter jackets.

Shoes? Well, I was always taught not to buy used shoes. Doing it anyway. Just add

spray to kill the germs before they wear them.

If I dont see the doc; then I can buy clothes for the kids. As it is, I cant get my eyes checked and the tests to see about nerve damage will have to not happen.

My doc is cool! I… Continue

Added by MeadowLark on September 28, 2007 at 4:58pm — 2 Comments

We've broken the 1,000 mark on tu! Twin marks #1008! :)

Hey everyone, Please give my twin sister (Rachel Joy) a shout-out on tudiabetes, and consider adding her as a friend. She just joined, and is member 1008! Woo-hoo! :) You can find her page here . She's lived with type 1 for over 20 years, and is pumpin' it up and lovin' life as a mommy. Her hubby's deployed right now, so she could use all the friends and support I know you'll give. Thanks! Love you all! Have a great weekend.

Oh, and…


Added by Amylia Grace on September 28, 2007 at 4:53pm — 1 Comment

So it begins...

After reviewing the three insulin pumps in contention, I decided on Animas 2020 yesterday. The reason to go with Animas was driven by a number of factors:

1. Great customer support

2. An awesome local case manager (who is also a type 1)

3. A company that listened to me, sp. about the features I did not like

4. A quiet pump

5. Probably the best battery life among the insulin pumps available today

6. Best display

7. Intuitive user interface

8. Luer lock on the… Continue

Added by sri on September 28, 2007 at 4:38pm — 3 Comments

Was at the DR's office with Hayley and found a cool website......

Yes, at the Dr's office with my daughter... She didn't want me to go in the room with her.. so I stayed in the waiting room.... They have all kinds of Diabetes pamplets... I was reading one about One touch glucose meters..... They have a website that anyone who is not using their meters can join their website.... Plus the people who are using their glucose meters. Gives you a weekly recipe, enter a sweepstakes every day if you want too and other Diabetes information... So When I got…


Added by Shawna Staats on September 28, 2007 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

Can't wait.....

I made up my mind about going on Symlin... I'm scared because I can't tell when I'm having a low blood sugar.... I don't have any symptoms that I can tell.... My family can tell because when I talk I don't make sense.... I want to get a continuous glucose monitoring system before I start but my health insurance, Medicare and Kansas Medicaid, won't pay for it yet..... I don't know what to do because I don't have alot of money just laying around.. Plus I'm still paying on my insulin pump...... My… Continue

Added by Shawna Staats on September 28, 2007 at 11:57am — No Comments

Memoirs on Diabetes

I expect members of this group, who are suffering from Diabetes (whether Type 1 or Type 2) to write any incident/acident or peculiar experience they have faced as a patient of Diabetes. I, as a Diabetologist would like to point out medical messages from them

Added by Dr. L.K. Shankhdhar on September 28, 2007 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Endo Today

Time for another nail biting appointment, and sadly I have just a few pages logged to show him. Hope for the best. To make matters even more interesting, I went to a pump co.'s intro to pumping class, just to see one up close and personal. Yesterday the pump rep calls me and says he's talked to my endo about me. CAN HE DO THAT? I wasn't close to ready to actually approach my doc about it, because I'm still so on the fence. Now I'm embarassed, and I hope the doc won't bring it up. Apparently all… Continue

Added by Chloe on September 28, 2007 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

I'm much better!!!


My diabetes was out of control for a little bit but now I am back on track! my numbers are in the low 100's. I dont feel so tired as I used to! I got a new meter too the Freestyle Lite, its so cute and works great! oh and in my job search I was asked to go back to meet the general manager which is awsome!! :)

Added by Maegan on September 28, 2007 at 7:25am — 1 Comment

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