September 2011 Blog Posts (154)


Just visited the vampire -er... i mean... doctors this past Tuesday. Got a call with the lab results today, and my latest A1C is 5.3!!!! I also found out recently that I have lost about 25 lbs since Feb! I haven't really been doing anything other than sticking to my diet, trying to move more at work, and occasionally taking evening walks. I'm excited to see what happens when I get back in the gym. The awesome A1C actually came as a surprise. The past couple of weeks I had been running a bit… Continue

Added by erick5876 on September 30, 2011 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

How close is too close?

How close is too close to the belly button? In an effort to use new spots, I chose closer to the belly button, in a fattier area. Both of those kinked and led to high blood suger and excess ketones. How close is too close for insertion sites?

Added by mojavenation on September 30, 2011 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments

Many thanks everyone for the warm welcome to this wonderful, wonderful site!

Kudos to Manny and the gang who built and keep this site alive and beautiful.

I am a kidney transplant patient on Prograf, a transplant med that does a great job preventing organ rejection but has the side effect of inducing diabetes. My fasting blood sugar ranges between 100-110. My dad is sadly is an advanced stage diabetic but somehow puts a smile on his condition.

I look forward to being part of this community!

Added by Oceanfever on September 30, 2011 at 3:24pm — 7 Comments


Still can't exactly remember this morning's events, but from what I was told...

I was up and in the bathroom around 7am. When I woke up later, I was back in bed. I don't remember how I got there, but I didn't pass out.

My job called me in TWICE for OT around 8am. Thankfully I didn't answer the phone.

I don't remember any of it, and my bg was a very low 38 around 7am, and a low 46 an hour later.

I tried to get up for a bloodwork appt at 9am, but just… Continue

Added by Hakima on September 30, 2011 at 12:12pm — 2 Comments

Interesting Basal Test

I have been having some problems with my blood sugar lately and thought that I should do some basal testing. I think having your basals set correctly is important for anyone – I feel it is the foundation for your control. For me it especially important because besides all the other whacky things that can screw up my blood sugar, adding food to the mix with gastroparesis can really make things unpredictable. I haven’t done basal testing for a few months so yesterday, I decided it was time and…


Added by Kelly WPA on September 30, 2011 at 11:26am — 7 Comments

Type 1 on Victoza Continued

Well, it has been a weird ride.

I am now taking 1.2mg and have been for my third day. The nauseau is over, however you really do feel full all the time. I skipped breakfast yesterday as I just couldn't as I felt so full. My insulin usage has dropped mostly because of the drop in my basal insulin which went from 21.7 units down to 19 units or so.

As I was taking Symlin prior, figuring out the bolus for meals was bizarre. I use to bolus 30% up front and square 70% over an… Continue

Added by David Eddy on September 30, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

My Diagnosis: A Life Changing Experience

Hi everyone. I was asked to write about my diagnosis awhile back so I thought I would share it here as well. It will take a few minutes to read but please let me know what you think of it. Thanks

My diagnosis: Rob M

I am not sure how to put into words the feelings that I experienced when my doctor told me I was a diabetic. I have read that many people equate these feelings to losing a loved one. I would tend to agree with this comparison. In the immediate days following my… Continue

Added by runningforruth on September 30, 2011 at 7:46am — 11 Comments

Ups and downs...

So I need some advice...I have had type 1 for 8 years. I was diagnosed at the age of 17 and in the begining I was very controlled and had perfect sugars. The past few years I have been really really bad! I get going and do so well but then gain 3 pounds or have 1 high sugar and get discuraged and give up! The whole weight thing is a HUGE issue for me. Sometimes I wont take my insulin correctly just because I know it will make me lose weight. I have days were I don't even check my sugar once.… Continue

Added by Katie on September 30, 2011 at 7:11am — 6 Comments


Well it's official, I've finally managed to get my diabetes counselor to get me tested for GAD and C-peptide.. and guess what?? I'm not a thin type 2, I am definitely a LADA! My C-peptide came back <0.5 and get this.. the GAD test came back >30.0.

They're now talking to me about going onto the pump.. any advise on that would be much appreciated. So all this time while I've been telling the doctor that I have LADA, I was right.. she is now going to have to admit defeat..… Continue

Added by Denise Suzanne Grant on September 29, 2011 at 11:29pm — 2 Comments

thank you

I would like to thank everyone for welcomeing me.

Added by teddybare on September 29, 2011 at 3:39pm — 4 Comments

The frustrations of getting started on a pump.

I have been diabetic for 9 years. Mostly I was on oral medications, but was recently switched to insulin shots, and quickly have progressed to two kinds of insulin and some scary looking log book pages. About six months ago, I started trying to get myself put on an insulin pump. My family doctor doesn't know much about them, and so he decided to send me to a local endocrinologist. Meanwhile, I researched everything I could get my hands on.


After going through the motions of…


Added by Jennifer Dharmasurya on September 29, 2011 at 1:33pm — 3 Comments

The Search

Sitting at my computer at home on a lovely Saturday afternoon, I was searching for an excel spreadsheet to use to record and track my BG readings. Yes, I know that there are commercially available software out there. But why pay the $$$ for something that is already out there and supported. Besides, I need to learn more about excel so why not kill two birds with one stone.

My search brought me to a excel spreadsheet that ws just what I wanted and it was right here on this… Continue

Added by brokenpole on September 29, 2011 at 9:11am — 4 Comments

Diet chart

I found a good diet chart. Especially relevant for Indians or people living in India. Hope this will help.

Added by monu on September 29, 2011 at 7:44am — 1 Comment

Added Two New Posts on Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia

Do you know the warning signs for both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia? What's the difference between the two? Don't miss this week's newest blog posts on Discuss Diabetes.

Read the Discuss Diabetes article on Hypoglycemia here.

Read the Discuss Diabetes article on…


Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on September 29, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments

OT: The Hammer, coming to theaters near you!

You may or may not know, but back in 2009, one of my cousins, Theo, was cast in a movie that the director was hoping to release around the country. The movie chronicles the life of Ultimate Fighting Championship wrestler Matt Hamill. Matt, like my cousin, was born profoundly deaf and he faces a number of struggles as he tries to fit in with both the Hearing and Deaf communities. This past April, I went to Philadelphia to the Philadelphia Film Festival to view the movie and I have to say, I…


Added by AngelaC on September 28, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Back to square one ...

I am really not having a good pump week at all ...

Monday my pump ran out of insulin while I slept. I went from 6.1 (113 mg/dl) at bedtime to 21.3 (383 mg/dl) five hours later when I woke up, by which point my pump had been out of insulin for four hours. Luckily I had a bit of a bolus on board when I went to bed, otherwise I think I would have been higher.

Yesterday I was slightly high after lunch but didn't think much of it. I bolused a correction and about an hour later… Continue

Added by Jen on September 28, 2011 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments


Thanks for all the welcoming comments :) Still learning how to navigate the site and figure it all out when I have some time.

Added by alexmay on September 28, 2011 at 3:55pm — 3 Comments

Crystal Bowersox supports TuDiabetes: and you?

A few days ago we got a very special email from a very special member of TuDiabetes: Crystal Bowersox. She has kindly sent us:

  • 3 autographed CDs;
  • 3 autographed T-Shirts; and
  • 3 autographed photos,

so we can offer them as…


Added by Manny Hernandez on September 28, 2011 at 12:46pm — 4 Comments

Im Back!!

Okay, I have been gone for a LONG time. I am so glad to be back and reconnect with GOOD friends. I got to see all my dear tu diabetes friends recently, and it reminded me I gotta get back on here! We have new shirts out there, so check them out if you like. I am getting ready to move the diabetes art show "Pre-existing… Continue

Added by Zoey Stevens on September 28, 2011 at 8:36am — 2 Comments

The show in NYC

I have been away from this site for far too long!! I am so happy to be posting here again. I am also so happy to say my A1C is at 7.4 again. I know its not great, but its better than it has been. Send me a note if you have missed me ;). anyway, here is the link to the art show we did in Manhattan.

Added by Zoey Stevens on September 28, 2011 at 8:12am — 1 Comment

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