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September 2008 Blog Posts (201)

Healthy Philosophy

My thoughts exactly (but more thoughtful).
Healthy Right Up to the Day You're Not

Added by Sarah A. on September 30, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Back On the Wagon . . . .

I've not exactly been handling the whole diabetes thing great since late July, when I came to stay with my best friend. Maybe I just needed more time to digest and get myself set into a routine, I don't know. But my being constantly tired and mentally and physically given out after the simplest of errands really has me looking back and wanting to smack myself in the head with a skillet for adding to my already annoying health problems.

I think I might have something like CFS.… Continue

Added by Jennifer on September 30, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Added by Leonie Davis on September 30, 2008 at 8:34am — No Comments

Mr. Diabetes® - The Florida Orange Festival - Mr. Diabetes® marks 10,000 miles and is closing in on Sarasota!!

Mr. Diabetes® is now in Marco Island, Florida - having left for this eight-year journey around the US perimeter from Madeira Beach, Fl. He has now reached the 10,000 mile mark and is closing in on Sarasota where he will be recognized at THE FLORIDA ORANGE FESTIVAL on December 14th at PAL Sailor Circus. Be sure to be a part of this Festival PROMOTING HEALTHY, ACTIVE FAMILIES! Here's a link to an article appearing in the Marco Island newspaper… Continue

Added by Judy Dean on September 30, 2008 at 6:05am — No Comments

Uncharted Waters

It's overwhelming, a little bit. Okay, a lot. After all this time alone, here is this universe of people who know almost exactly what I go through every day. The mundane things, the bizarre things I've never asked anyone about. I think about diabetes nearly every second of the day--there is a constant algorithm happening in my mind at all times--so it seems strange that after only a couple of days posting here I should have this strange reaction. It's embarrassing, but I feel as though this… Continue

Added by Emma on September 29, 2008 at 10:27pm — 6 Comments


On Friday I had a small surgery - an FESS. Basically they widened the passages in my nose so that I can breathe better. I was very nervous about it, particularly about how to control my blood sugar.

The surgery itself went fine, as far as I can tell at this stage. I will talk to the doc on Friday for a post-op follow up.

My blood glucose rose and rose after the surgery. It's been a while since I last used insulin, but I became well acquainted with my pen in a short period… Continue

Added by Megan S on September 29, 2008 at 4:19pm — No Comments

So Stressed

I'll get to specifics when i get home (as far as stress, because it's major), but right now i just have a quick question.

As of my last check up, my numbers were all, as my doc said, excellent. Liver, Kidneys, Cholesterol, A1C, all of it. Excellent.

Anyways, I am dealing with another health issue right now (whenever i take in deep breaths, i get a sharp bain in my back/rib area).

My Chest X-Ray = Normal.

So she has me take a blood/urine test to check… Continue

Added by Veronica on September 29, 2008 at 2:12pm — No Comments

In loving memory...

Angels are crying, when the last heart beat has been dying, leaving behind such an empty space, no one can take your place. We'll never again see your happy face, earth has become such a sad place. I can't put words to my sorrow, but hopefully it will feel better by tomorrow. My eyes are crying and I just want to scream, how I wish this was just a bad dream. Unfortunately I'm awake, and the bad news today wasn't fake. Gone forever from earth, but your memory and spirit will forever be with… Continue

Added by Jennie on September 29, 2008 at 12:13pm — 5 Comments

this made me laugh...


Added by Angela on September 28, 2008 at 10:53pm — 20 Comments

Umm...I am a Diabetic

I was looking for a double A battery and found my old One Touch Ultra Smart - ever since I got the One Touch mini I minimized my diabetes to a morning and night 30 minutes episode... let me explain - the mini meter gave me a "lightness" that I didnt have. After decades of carrying a bulky meter, a bag with extra siringes, alcohol pads, all of the sudden I had this tiny little meter that was goingto deliver the smae results as the bulky one!

It didnt! Really, I got used to the lightness,… Continue

Added by Ive*Licious on September 28, 2008 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Beware the BD

If anyone out there uses the BD Nova Max blood glucose meter then make sure you calibrate it by getting simultaneous results from another meter! I have found that it consistently reads at least twenty points higher than the OneTouch. I have seen differences up to 57 points.

I am talking about when it counts, like the difference between 59 and 84.:) I don't have to tell any of you other control freaks the different response we would have to those two results.

Added by Merritt Walker on September 28, 2008 at 4:20pm — 3 Comments

any advice?

on this coming up friday i am going to see my endo. and cde to switch from the pump to lantus! im nervous and excited at the same time. i hate haveing the pump as a phyical reminder of diabetes and it stops me from wearing certain things. is there any one who has made the switch or on lantus that may be able to give me advice and/or info about lantus?? thanks!

Added by Caryn Ross on September 28, 2008 at 2:35pm — 11 Comments

First Post

I am so glad that I found a place like this. I myself am not a diabetic, but my wonderful wife is. We have been together for the last 5 years and married for the past 4. She has type 1, and dose an imaculate job of controling it.

We have two kids now, ages 3 1/2 and 1 1/2, as well as a new baby on the way. My wife is now 2 months pregnent and doing well.

She has been a diabetic for more then 10 years and has just been an insperation to me and others around us. I am hoping… Continue

Added by Pete Kovac on September 28, 2008 at 1:56pm — 5 Comments

Out of the Expo and into the Streets

From signing up for an incoming local gym last week, to Amy Tenderich's recent post about online-community members not having had sufficient diabetes-related education, to yesterday's American Diabetes Association Expo at the Javits Center, a confluence of events and concerns presented a series of ideas to me.

Not all will be feasible; not all will be appropriate to any given online diabetes community.… Continue

Added by tmana on September 28, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

upcoming endo appt!

we finally got an appointment with an endocrinologist in sarasota. i'm going thursday after school for my first appointment. after that, i no longer have to go to the office to check blood sugars and take insulin on campus at school. also, i can start talking to him about getting a pump. i'm so excited!

hip hop is going great, she has us on a 200 sit up, 24 push up, and 3 unique workout, workout. it's a lot of fun when we work on our routine though. and my blood sugars have cooperated… Continue

Added by Caitlin on September 28, 2008 at 6:26am — 1 Comment

Back to square one...

Well my vegan diet experiment didn't work out. I reverted back to meat and dairy products, after a number of days of not feeling right, feeling run down, having headaches and skin issues. I feel a bit lame for not finishing the trial, but making sure one's health is right is more important. It wasn't working out.

Perhaps as I am type 1, a vegan diet isn't right for me. The book I was using was promoting it for type 2 primarily, although it did say type 1 would benefit too. But for… Continue

Added by ricmac on September 28, 2008 at 2:56am — No Comments


I have had diabetes for 8 years. I am currently in my 3rd year of college. Recently i have been feeling really down about my self, more than usual. I dont inderstand y i just cant get over the fact i have this stupid, inconvenient disease and just live my life. i feel this has set me back socially. As i get older and meet new people i feel more and more self conscience about my self. I just dont know what to do....

Added by Caryn Ross on September 27, 2008 at 6:45pm — 5 Comments

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BRONCOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO Broncos. Go Champ Bailey, Dr'e Bly', DJ Williams, Elvis Durmerville, Jarvis Moss, Tim Crowder, Marcus Thomas, Marlen Mecree, Marcus Manuel, Nate Webster, and Dwayne Robinson kill the dolphins off. Go Jay Cutler, Cutler Manage the Diabeties and rule the passing game like you do. Go the real B-man the won who had the most yards after contact. Go Eddie Royal Do what you did in Rookie Debut and RIP THEM UP. Go Brandon Stokley, Micheal Pittman, Ben Hamlinton, Ryan Harris, Chris Cuper, Cris… Continue

Added by Say H! !T$ B-MAN on September 27, 2008 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Been so ridiculously busy lately...

So busy I haven't even had time to be on here much! I've been working as much as possible, though I missed an additional 3 workdays after my cold due to a real evil backpain which still isn't gone, but at least bit better. According to the physical therapist my back got a bit overworked lately. Could be due to helping my honey to move 2 weekends ago now. My backpain started the day after...

Been working and spending as much time as possible with my honey. And for the past nearly 2 weeks or… Continue

Added by Jennie on September 27, 2008 at 12:38pm — No Comments

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