September 2012 Blog Posts (114)

Common myths of diabetes

This is a blog post I have been wanting to do for a while, it something I could see fun writing and coming up with, but in the end I ended up using the most common misconceptions that people have about diabetics.I wanted to avoid these but maybe I can email this to some people that I know that are completely clueless.

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Added by Sam on September 30, 2012 at 11:38am — No Comments

new employer

So my new employer i told my boss that i was diabetic which i reluctantly did and my boss said she understand ....But she told me not to test myself on the floor which i did away from view ...she she not to so i did in the break room ...then she told me not in the breakroom to the bathroom i have never been told that by an employer give me some feedback maybe i have been spoiled for to long ?

Added by Charles Fonseca on September 29, 2012 at 6:45pm — 13 Comments

Giving Up On Myself For Too Long

To anyone,

I need some help.

I will have had type 1 for 10 years on December 6th. Being a teenager doesn't help with anything. Especially with diabetes. Lately I've been so resistant to doing anything, including checking my sugars or bolusing. I don't wanna be like this. It makes me feel so sick all the time. But I just refuse to do anything about it. I always say tomorrow will be the day I start doing better but tomorrow never comes. I can't keep doing it anymore. I've been giving…


Added by BaileighLoves27 on September 29, 2012 at 5:27pm — 12 Comments

THanks for the welcome! I am slowly learning my way around. lots to look at. TC

THanks for the welcome! I am slowly learning my way around. lots to look at. TC Continue

Added by twinchick on September 29, 2012 at 4:20pm — 4 Comments

Cautiously venturing into new territory—the abdomen!

Since getting his pump 3 years ago, Eric's sites have always been on his butt. It was the only spot where he had sufficient fatty tissue at the time, and really, ever since. He's a skinny little dude, a real string bean. But at our last visit, Dr. O recommended we start branching out. His bum is so full of scar tissue at this point, it makes sense. To me, anyway, if not to Eric. He has steadfastly refused to allow me to put his sites anywhere but the old gluteus maximus.

Until last…


Added by Elizabeth on September 28, 2012 at 8:52am — 4 Comments

Adventures with Manny - Diabetes Innovation 2012 (part 2)

This post continues my "Adventures with Manny (part 1)" reporting on our attendance at the Joslin Diabetes Innovation Conference.


The final highlight on the first day for me was hearing the voice of industry.  Not the drug or medical industry, but companies like Target, McDonalds, and CVS.  Yes, McDs will “toe the line” and is offering low fat items and post calorie counts on their…


Added by Brian (bsc) on September 28, 2012 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

My Diabetes and My Struggle

My diabetes.

I was diagnosed with Diabetes when I was 6 years old and it was a hard adjustment for me and my family. For me, it was just confusing. I had no clue what was going on and why I had to be in the hospital for so long. My parents tried explaining to me but I still wasn't very aware of what was happening.

For awhile my parents did everything for me and I was watching and learning, but it wasn't until the age of 11 that I was really on my own with everything. By then I…


Added by Laura on September 27, 2012 at 4:15pm — 6 Comments

Oh I love living in the SHIRE

Good morning for the Shire

I woke up to a drab cold misty and quite Shire,the mist was akin to the mists of old the fog that choked you and barred your way being so thick,I remember having to get up at 5am get dresses in a house with no central heating fighting my way out of bed due to the number of coats and blankets which covered my bed no water bottles getting into a freezing bed,the shivers ran down my body it was Ok a little later but how did anyone survive before central…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on September 27, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

need some expert advice

So I atend two hospitals in ireland and at my last appointment my hbA1c was 9.2 which for my was really good as I have naturally bad control evernce I was a baby but I haveanother appointment in a feww weeks but my bloods have been really high for the last few weeks because I have been sick between kidney infections chest infections and flu's I'm afraid the hbA1c will be up high again is there anyway I can get it to come and stay down rapidly??

Added by Sara_Louise on September 27, 2012 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

First Yizkor

My grandpa was a water glass —

The kind you find in Jewish homes

Between the prayer books and Shabbat candles,

With eight…


Added by tmana on September 27, 2012 at 7:22am — 3 Comments

Adventures with Manny - Diabetes Innovation 2012 (part 1)

I joined tuDiabetes back in 2009 and I’ve been fortunate to have gotten to really know lots of people in this community.  And while I feel like I know a lot of people here and am close, nothing beats meeting someone in person.  Until this week, I’d never had the chance to meet Manny, but I finally have.  I don’t really post blogs, but I thought I would report back to you all my “Adventures with Manny.”…


Added by Brian (bsc) on September 27, 2012 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Reply to Emily


Thanks for getting the information directly from the State. I see I miss-spoke about the claim period for those with insulin, which is good. I might be wrong, but in talking to

I was informed about the situation by Alameda County Medical Center, who is writting letters against it. Their primary concern was for pregnant and diabetic women of that age group, pointing out that they often have to monitor their "blood glucose levels 4 to 8 times daily, whether or not they are…


Added by Brent on September 26, 2012 at 7:31pm — No Comments

I had no idea the 30 day coverage of generic drugs cost me more with insurance.

So the other day I went to my pharmacy with a prescription for a 90 day supply of a generic drug. When I went to pick it up, the pharmacist said, insurance would only cover 30 days. So I said fine and paid $ 9.99 for the 30 day supply and left the pharmacy. But later on I got to thinking what would the drug cost if I wanted to just pay for it myself ? So I called the pharmacy and they said it would cost about $ 25.00 for the 90 days. So today I went back to the pharmacy and got the remaining…


Added by Clare on September 26, 2012 at 4:55pm — 5 Comments

Frustrated with the Labels

I had my 6 month endoc appointment last week. My A1C was 7.0. I usually hover closer to 6.5, but the 7.0 was not unexpected based on my meter lately. Doc briefly looked at the very recent history on my meters and let's just say it had been a bad night/morning. Mystery mexican meal not long before going to bed (135) resulting in a lousy midnight high (350), which I brought safely down to 112 by morning. Then out for my morning run, and dropped to 65 in the first couple miles, so gobbled a few…


Added by Progress Trumps Perfection on September 26, 2012 at 1:48pm — 6 Comments

Response to Katie


Good idea. But please - everyone - email today.
They are meeting tomorrow.


Added by Brent on September 26, 2012 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment

Adult Clinic

Hello everyone, a little nervouse tonight as i am going to my very first ever adults clinic appointment with my new diabetes nurse tommorow. I am so worried about how to go about it ive never met this woman before and im going on my own it all seems a little scary and im just worried about what there going to say, what im supposed to do, where im supposed to go, whos going to be around me, what im supposed to say.. if anyone has any advice at all please let me know.

I will try and…


Added by MSpeers on September 26, 2012 at 12:32pm — 4 Comments

Twenty Years Ago Today.......a Diaversary

As I think back to that September 26th 1992, when at the age of 2 Kaitlyn was whisked to Stony Brook Hospital; medical staff ran around tending to her; tubes were attached; pain was administered; tears were shed; more tears were shed; I raced from New York City; I entered her room; she looked at everything attached to her; I pushed the hair out of her eyes, and I spoke.......Click here to read the entire…


Added by Tom, Diabetes Dad on September 26, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

Day 1: Omnipod Style

I've officially made the switch from a medtronic pump to the omnipod. Let the adventures begin!

Added by Megan Ritter on September 26, 2012 at 9:13am — 4 Comments

Why I do it

Over the past few months I have heard a lot of anxiety and stress when it comes to testing your child with diabetes' blood glucose at night. Its a topic that can divide the diabetes community and raise blood pressure faster than the mention of Halle Berry or pumping versus multiple daily injections. It can create strife among friends and cause a serious strain on marital relationships.

I am a night tester. I have been for the past twelve plus years. I will continue to do it for as…


Added by Barb Wagstaff on September 26, 2012 at 4:12am — No Comments


I have been a type 1 diabetic for 35 years and on top of that a type 2 diabetic for 3 years. I am on an insulin pump and metformin. While the type 2 was untreated I had a miserable time managing my diabetes with compounding complications which threw me into a dark depression. When the Metformin started working and I felt good enough, I started exercising again, with eating much healthier, follow a more strict diet, counting carbs, etc. I understand the cards are really stacked against me as…


Added by Francie on September 25, 2012 at 4:15pm — 1 Comment

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