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September 2010 Blog Posts (208)

A Waiting Game

Isn't it strange how we do some of our most profound thinking right before we go to bed? We get in bed to go to sleep to renew and prepare ourselves for what the next day has in store for us and we can't help but think about what happened that day or the things that have been stressing us out the most. I think it has something to do with the fact that when you're laying in bed, nothing but darkness and if you're lucky, silence, is surrounding you so you…


Added by Hannah on September 30, 2010 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments


It seems like when everything in life is thrown in your face, and you just cant take it anymore, you really seem to find out just how much friends help...

In the past 3 months everything has been a crazy blur of emotions. Life was already pretty hectic, pretty out of this world. And then all of a sudden, hey guy! you're a diabetic, and you get to poke yourself with lil needles everyday. Forever. Thats really taken a toll on me. It seems like I just want to crawl under a rock and do…


Added by Johnny Crouton on September 30, 2010 at 9:52pm — 10 Comments

Drastic actions and a bit of concern regarding my OmniPod and insulin...

Okay, so I've now established with a new doctor for primary care, an endocrinologist, a gastrointerologist, a chiropractor and an internist. All are new doctors - and for me, it's way outside of my comfort level - especially considering that I've stuck with the same doc for about eight years now. I've gone out of town for these doctors and learned a few new things, plus I'm going to start a six-week course at my endo's office tomorrow... These are all pretty drastic actions for me, but I'm… Continue

Added by melissa on September 30, 2010 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Contour USB for FREE, Pay Tax only..

I spend my day going from a pharmacy to another trying to buy the USB

Contour and here what I end up doing......

Drug Store have a $35 coupon for the Contour USB, they don't have it on shelf, they can order it for you.

I toke the coupon and started my hint for the meter, until finally I found it at Walgreen

for $29.99

Added by Ahmad on September 30, 2010 at 5:40pm — 3 Comments

Diabetes Leadership Conference in South Africa 30th September 2010

Diabetes Leadership conference in South Africa finally kicked off today in J'burg, south Africa. I have been praying fervently for the success of this meeting and finally it came up. Many persons from all over Africa will be presenting position statements and situation reports from different countries.

This Leadership summit is coming up shortly after the briefing of the US congress on the 27th by Dr Hawkins and co about the burden of diabetes in developing countries.

It is…


Added by ISAAC YAKUBU AKOGU on September 30, 2010 at 4:36pm — 1 Comment

TCOYD Des Moines – A Recap

Boy, not even sure where to start… It was the first time I had attended any type of diabetes conference and it was a great experience. There were about 1,500 attendees at this TCOYD event.

My trip started to Des Moines quietly on Friday…


Added by Scott on September 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Got the supermini insulinpen

Finally after some weeks I got the worlds smallest insulinpen!

Typically me, I came on more things that had made it better.

  • The needle which you use to draw up insulin through is not removable. And it is one size.
  • If I could put my own needle on that little thing I think it would work the same. And then I could use my own size.
  • And me as a consumer would save money cuz then I would only need one…

Added by Tina on September 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Fellow Diabetics I Salute You!

Hello Fellow Diabetics,

I salute you for building this site and for keeping other diabetics informed that Diabetes is not the end, but a start to a whole new life. I have also dedicated my life to helping other diabetics learn and more about the disease and helping them cope and make informed decisions that affect thier lives. Kudos to all of you. I have shared my story as well as some of what I learned about being diabetic in my blog -… Continue

Added by Epsniper on September 30, 2010 at 9:21am — 4 Comments

Bad News with a dose of Good :)

Been a while since I wrote on my blog. Haven't really had much to write about. Yesterday I went to the kidney doctor. Everything is looking much better. Even though i have to continue taking my kidney meds so they won't fail. I found out that I have lost 10 lbs since my last visit with him. Then celebrating my 10 lbs lost he told me I have vitamin D deficiency most likely from lack of sun. lol I can believe that because I hate the sun. With my bad skin the sun eats me alive. I… Continue

Added by Jasmine on September 30, 2010 at 7:15am — 4 Comments

NOOOOOO!!! Midnight Low !

SOooooO i woke up in the middle of the night not feeling well... luckly unlike my uncle who has just been recently diagnosed i can feel a low comming on .. so i get out of bed to check my sugar .. uh oh 55 ... so i go in to kitchen to look for some juice to take .. uh oh .. dad decided to finish up the last of the juice .. so i go into the cabinet to see if i can find anything sweet i can take .. another problem .. mom doesnt like keeping anything sweet in the house so im not tempted to eat…


Added by China on September 30, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments


Hey im a type 1 on pens and ive been lookin into switchin to omnipods cuz im very active and dont want the hassle of tubes from other pumps and was wonderin what the average cost is to get started? I know i have to get ahold of my insurance to find how much id be payin but they dont cover all my diabetic supplies so i doubt they'll have good coverage on the omnipods. Plus are the omnipods worth it??

Added by chase simonton on September 29, 2010 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

New to the Community ...

I decided to join because i feel i need to connect with other diabetics in order to feel a little better and have somewhere where i can go and know poeple can relate to me . I have been a Type 1 diabetic since i was 8 years old . Ive never had much control of my sugar because i guess ive always been in denial that i have diabetes. I can say that my last A1c level of 8.4 was the lowest level i have ever had since i was diagnosed way back in 98 . My A1c level before that was…


Added by China on September 29, 2010 at 12:34pm — 9 Comments

Wine or Yoga? What Would You Choose?

This is the dilemma that I am often faced with: exercise or something else. In this case, it happens to be a glass of red wine. The day has been long and less than desirable and more than anything I want my thoughts to disappear for awhile, to decompress. I can achieve this by attending an hour long session of yoga. I like the instructor and if I attended the class I know that I would be satisfied when I completed it. I would walk home with my shoulders back and chest lifted a little. I…


Added by Abbey on September 29, 2010 at 10:22am — 3 Comments

Everyone Has Something

This week I finally got a chance to sit down with my son's teachers, the principal and the lady in charge of special education to talk about diabetes as it pertains to my child. I

appreciated the opportunity and once again was a little nervous going in. I

reminded myself that I talk to people about this very subject--how to speak with

your school about your child's diabetes. Why was I so worried about my prep?


Added by Barb Wagstaff on September 29, 2010 at 4:26am — 1 Comment

Why I Will Walk with the ADA...

I added this to my Facebook page and thought I would share it with you:

Why I choose to walk for the ADA

Most of you know me personally, having hung out with me in high school or college, or for some of you, even earlier. We marched together in the band, rooted our football team to victory -- and commiserated when we were defeated. We danced the weekends away while working at "The Cafe" and doing the banana cheer at Homecoming soccer games in college. You supported me… Continue

Added by AngelaC on September 28, 2010 at 10:38pm — 1 Comment

Take a licking and still Kicking ...Life as a Free Man..

Well, for those of you who have read some of what I have endured, I appreciate all the words of encouragement along the way.

I have now officially been back into society for going on two months. Prior to that I was incarcerated in the Federal Penal system for what amounted to just about 4 years, I know it does not sound like a life sentence, but being a brittle type 1, some of the rigors obsolved in this battle at times seemed damn near impossible.…


Added by Magic on September 28, 2010 at 10:00pm — 8 Comments

Difference on two meters

Tonight, I took my BG on my two glucometer. The first one, my AccuChek Compact Plus gave me 3.6 mmol (64.8 mg/l) and my Bayer Contour link gave me 5.5mmol (99 mg/l). It is a big difference. I'm annoyed by this imprecision.

Added by Mario on September 28, 2010 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Why I'm in grad school

After college, I knew I was going to go to grad school but I didn't know when or for what. Fast forward a few years and I ended up being diagnosed w/ T1. That was my first experience with the REAL American health care payment system. Dealing with paperwork and hours of being on hold to inform my insurance company that insulin only lasts 28 days after opening so I need a new bottle every month, etc. Nothing that is unfamiliar to all of us people with diabetes or any other chronic condition. This… Continue

Added by Jackie on September 28, 2010 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Hey! You can't eat that!

I was at a volunteer dinner this past weekend and unfortunately I sat next to another diabetic. That probably sounds strange, but after 1/2 an hour I was so sorry she sat down at our table.

My husband and I had been sitting listening to the music, chatting with others and were sharing a plate of snacks. Just for the record, I know what I can and cannot eat. I am a no carb / lo carb girl, T2 on insulin, in control, last A1C 6, I know what I can and cannot eat. So the other diabetic… Continue

Added by Marcia Skidmore on September 28, 2010 at 6:35pm — 12 Comments

My new blog!

Hey everyone! I've started a new blog, about Diabetes, Travel, Fitness, and nutrition. I hope I can share some good information. Check it out~~~

Added by Ryan A on September 28, 2010 at 5:45pm — 1 Comment

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