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September 2009 Blog Posts (198)

There is Nothing Fair About The Fair

Well, here in Texas we are smack dab in the middle of “Fair Season.” You know, the place you go and take your kids and spend gobs of money on absolute cr@p and rides that scare the bejeezus out of you (and not because they go upside down, but because you find yourself praying that they do not fall apart while you are upside down!). However, it is not the trinkets or rides that 1st spring to mind when 99.9% of people are asked about the fair…… it is THE FOOD! Corn dogs, funnel cakes, strawberry… Continue

Added by The Dishing Diabetic on September 30, 2009 at 7:09pm — 5 Comments

What I would like to do with my life :)

hello everyone!!!

soooo ive been doing some thinking and i would like all of yalls opinions! i would really like to give back and i am a very giving person and i feel i have finally come to a conclusion of what i would like to do! become a diabetes educator and/or a dietician. i was wondering if any one here is one of these :) i need allll the advice i can get!!! so spread the word because i need opinions! hope everyone is doing well and i hope to hear from you soon!!

Added by Brea on September 30, 2009 at 3:42pm — 14 Comments

My Awesome Road Trip!!!!!

This summer I took the best and LONGEST road trip of my life so far. My boyfriend and I love taking road trips but we were finally given the chance to take a week long vacation and so this is what happened:

Friday, July 31 - We live in Northern Kentucky so we drove through Indiana to get to Illinois. His mom lives in the Northeast suburbs of Illinois so we had a free place to stay that night.

Saturday, Aug 1- We were so excited to keep on with our road trip so we woke up… Continue

Added by Ana Guzman on September 30, 2009 at 2:13pm — 3 Comments


:D :D :D :D :D

I'm really impressed so far, it only took a little over a week to even get it, because i simply applied for it on wednesday of last week. Its amazing! :D
I still have to set up the pump training before i actually use it, but i'm still SOOOOOOOOO excited! :D

Added by Carly! on September 30, 2009 at 12:49pm — 3 Comments

New Retinal Specialist -- Big difference in hope

So I went to my retinal specialist two weeks ago. He was appalled at how much loss I have had since my laser procedure. My B/G's are pretty good, and A1C's are better than they have been in many years... but the retinas are getting far worse despite aggressive treatment.

I had decided to get a second opinion. Here's why. I could SEE before I went for my first laser procedure in about April. After each procedure, my sight has deteriorated so much, I'm no longer able to read without… Continue

Added by Janet Huyser on September 30, 2009 at 11:42am — 2 Comments

Coming Down to the Wire

Man, I have tried to post a new blog so many times only to be cut off by my 17 month old son. I swear he knows when his dad is on the computer and it signals him to wake up! Anyway, I am in the home stretch with my training for the upcoming Long Beach Half Marathon. I have my last long run this weekend (12 mi) in preparation for the race on the 11th. It's hard for me to really grasp how I made it to this point. When I started working out again last march I was up to about 240 lbs and was have… Continue

Added by Bryan Waterman on September 30, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Work and Obama

Wow, I'm quite amazed! Mr Obama will be here in Copenhagen on friday! And I'm pretty close to both the airport and the highway where he'll be passing by. I'm really thinking about trying to just see Airforce One on friday morning. Or stand and look down on the highway to see the limo. It's just über cool that he's coming here! I feel sorry for him though, flying all the way from the USA just to be in Copenhagen for five hours without even having time to say hi to the people or have… Continue

Added by Jennie on September 30, 2009 at 9:33am — No Comments

medical id bracelet with flash drive

have anyone try one

Added by daniel billings on September 29, 2009 at 8:34pm — 3 Comments

Diabetes and flu season

Diabetes and flu season - tips here:

Added by DiabetesXaminer on September 29, 2009 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Phantom Unmasked: song and dance to benefit St. Louis JDRF

Phantom Unmasked: song and dance to benefit St. Louis JDRF. Information here:

Added by DiabetesXaminer on September 29, 2009 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Phantom of the Opera benefits St. Louis JDRF

Phantom of the Opera benefits St. Louis Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Information here:

Added by DiabetesXaminer on September 29, 2009 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Tears and Thanks, my jboy is home.

Hi, everyone! My Jboy is back home today. So many tears and more to come, just being thankful to God that he was released. Had my youngest daughter with me when we picked him up, she was glad he was coming home and she hugged him for a long time and of course there I was crying and relieved.

When I say that I never want to lose him is because we have so much history together, I could write a love story between us. We met at my job when I was a manager for Taco Cabana, he was a little… Continue

Added by Patti Burns on September 29, 2009 at 6:56pm — 11 Comments

Life after cancer

Aloha TuDiabetes Friends!

I just wanted to post a quick update on my status and life after cancer. So here we go... I am officially cancer free!

I actually hesitate in saying that... It makes me a bit nervous to declare my new health status but I had my first follow-up cat scan and it came back N.E.D. (no evidence of disease). I had to wait three days for the results. It was a very long three days. Needless to say I was overcome with joy to hear the results. Having cleared… Continue

Added by Brian on September 29, 2009 at 4:30pm — 17 Comments

It's here !

Got the Navigator today. There it was waiting for me when I got home from work. Read throught the book and did the insertion at 1500. I'm hoping that this will work better than the Dexcomm did.

Added by Mike Adelman on September 29, 2009 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Getting ready for the party

While my boyfriend's mum was choosing her dress for her younger son's A-Level-celebretion (how ever you call in english "Abiball" ^^ It's like the Prom night but with the hole family), I was thinking about where to put my pump...

My boyfriend's dad tried to snapshot me, and afterwards he said I should go advertising for Mini Med ;-)

These are the funny moments in a life with diabetes, and I felt fine wearing my pump hidden under my dress all evening.

It was already a few month… Continue

Added by Astrid L. on September 29, 2009 at 12:47pm — 5 Comments

Day 2 ......ANGER !!

Much like the Elizabeth Kubler Ross "5 Steps of Death and Dying" today I find myself REALLY ANGRY!!

Life will move on but it is a wicked process. So, as I stated before I got the phone call at 7.10 a.m. yesterday morning that the "cut the cord" folks no longer need my services. As the HR rep went through her clearly prepared statements (as if I was getting some personal touch) I must have missed the fact that last night at midnight my health insurance was cut off! Zippo! So, I've paid into… Continue

Added by Knox's Dad on September 29, 2009 at 12:45pm — 9 Comments

This is odd.....

Here is a funny one. As you can see in my picture, I wear glasses. I have read a few articles concerning the effects diabetes can have on your eyesight. I started having a hard time seeing. I got headaches. Things were fuzzy. I figured that I needed to get right to a doctor. Well the other day at work I had my glasses off because I am near-sighted anyway, and I was working on the computer. I got to looking around and all the things I used to need glasses to see were remarkably clear. Amazing!

Added by Tim Soto on September 29, 2009 at 6:22am — 5 Comments

So scared for the first time for my husband

Yesterday morning, he awoke after having 9 hours of sleep. He started the laundry, the housecleaning while I slept after doing the night shift. I woke up at 11:30 to get ready to go and do some yard work for this old couple in their 80's, my husband went with me so that he could do the limb cutting with the trees.

This was about 2 years since the last time anyone took care of the yard. When we do the yards we only do grass cutting. But Sunday afternoon, we did alot of work under the… Continue

Added by Patti Burns on September 28, 2009 at 6:29pm — 17 Comments

A Big Time Low

Ok, so on 9/26 i sat in the tv room, and started sweating a little and felt light headed, just sat and it went away, no problem. Then te children came to visit and we moved to the Front Porch and all sat to talk, when I began sweating a lot, and felt dizzy, so I simply said, I think i'll lay down for a while. I felt dizzy, felt terrible, stomach upset, room spinning and very, very tired. a while later I opened my eyes, and everything was blurry grey, so I got up and went into the tv room and… Continue

Added by Estel Hines on September 28, 2009 at 11:58am — 1 Comment

Is there any LOYALTY anymore?

So, today I learned a new lesson in life......... LOYALTY is something that can only exist between you and your spouse or s/o, friends and family. LOYALTY is no longer a factor in the employer/employee relationship as I had always thought it was.

Yep, at 7.10 this morning I received a phone call to explain to me that my services were no longer needed. My job would be high tailing to an outsource venue in TX. Funny, I was at work until 8.30 on Friday night so this must have just come… Continue

Added by Knox's Dad on September 28, 2009 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

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