October 2007 Blog Posts (219)

What's Up, Doc?

Typhoon Krosa has passed. All is fine. Low key, really. But I feel sad today. A mixture of things, I suppose. I blogged about it here and hope you check it out over at "Amazing Grace." Feeling less than amazing today. My last post was…


Added by Amylia Grace on October 7, 2007 at 1:39am — 1 Comment

Looking for the puzzle pieces

My husband was diagnosed in October 2006 as a type 2, at age 73, and I thought I was learning all about how to manage his Diabetes. When I was diagnosed this July as type 2, at age 63, I thought, well, I read alot and I know how to handle this. WRONG! He can eat things that if I just look at it my blood sugar sky rockets.

I know someone who says diabetics are like snow flakes, no two are alike. Thankfully we are both keeping good control for now. I go back to the endo mid november and…


Added by Mia on October 6, 2007 at 7:12pm — 3 Comments

Step Out to Fight Diabetes

I just have to say how proud I am of Bulloch County and our surrounding areas! We had our ADA Step Out walk today and just money in envelopes turned today we raised over $25,000! We had a HUGE turnout and I am just overwhelmed by how giving our community is.

Thanks to you ALL for your support of people living with diabetes!

Added by Penny on October 6, 2007 at 5:26pm — 2 Comments


Well my CDE/Pump Trainer finally called me back and just wanted to try uping my carbs. So I am frustrated but you know I will give it a try.

Oh and we are walk in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabets on the 20th of this month at the Reliant Stadium here in Houston,TX. I have not walked in 5 YEARS! Since I was a freshman in High School! Well have fun!

Added by Emily Whiting on October 6, 2007 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Job Changes, Diabetes Changes

Next week the business I work for is moving to a new building. I'm looking forward to it, and I think it'll make a difference not only in my productivity, but in my diabetes.

For the first time in four years, I'll have an office again. I've been working in shared space the last few years, and am currently in a hallway alcove. Being able to close a door and be alone will eliminate a ton of distractions.

It'll also make it a lot easier to test at my desk. I don't test very… Continue

Added by L W on October 6, 2007 at 9:54am — No Comments

Aussie Scientists Make Diabetes Breakthrough

Australian researchers have pinpointed a key cause of type 2 diabetes, in a study they say has brought them closer to developing a simpler, more effective treatment for the disease.

The scientists at Sydney's Garvan Insititute say their discovery is a major step forward in the treatment of the disease, which affects about 7 per cent of Australia's population.

The team has identified an enzyme in diabetics as the active agent that blocks the production of…


Added by Manny Hernandez on October 6, 2007 at 6:32am — No Comments

Blood Work

I had a new A1C, an insulin antibody, and an islet cell autoimmune and antibody test done today. I will have the results of the A1C Monday and the others sometime next week. My Endo is puzzled because my GAD antibody was negative. I will keep you posted.

Added by Mark H. on October 5, 2007 at 10:15pm — 2 Comments

Managing medical information online: What’s needed to get Health 2.0 off the ground?

There’s lately been a flurry of activity around the concept of online health platforms. The intersection of technology and health information has given rise to the term Health 2.0

. This is one holy grail that has been promised for a long time. There

are a number of issues that have prevented adoption of online platforms

that promise to store and analyze personal health information.

Microsoft recently made an entry into the market with…


Added by sri on October 5, 2007 at 8:46pm — No Comments

project 365

diabetes 365 day 2 October 5th, 2007

I started a new project: one diabetes photo a day for a year. And since I have diabetes, I figure just about any photo qualifies as a diabetes photo! Anyways, I hope you'll drop in now and then to see it's progression, and if you'd like to join me and start your own project, I hope you'll let me… Continue

Added by beth on October 5, 2007 at 3:35pm — 4 Comments

Thank you so much for your Help on my site!

I wanted to say thank you to everyone that got in touch with me to help on my 1HappyDiabetic.com site. I contacted my local High School and it looks like I am going to have some students help build my site. Thank you all who reached out. :-)

Added by 1HappyDiabetic on October 5, 2007 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

eating Pizza......

My family loves pizza... I asked my Endo if I can have pizza... He said yes but only 2 medium thin crust slices that's all.... I try to get my family to eat pizza once a month at Pizza Hut... But sometimes that doesn't work from them... When I eat pizza, 2 slices of medium thin crust , my blood sugar in the 97 to 120 range after 2 hours... It is hard to have teen-agers in the house because they want to eat and eat... 2 of them are in Cross Country, so they run 3 miles a day so I can understand… Continue

Added by Shawna Staats on October 5, 2007 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hospital Visits & Typhoon Visits?

I've posted my lastest update on my blog, on the topic of hospitals in Taiwan, health care and the weather, what else?!?! It's been an interesting few days, for sure. Please check it out by clicking here!

Yay! TGIF! Lotsa love to you this weekend, from typhoon country!

Added by Amylia Grace on October 5, 2007 at 5:39am — 1 Comment

Famous Type 1 Diabetics ***UPDATE***

***UPDATE*** I had previously had a page about famous type 1 Diabetics. When my site crashed, I lost the page. Well, I am currently in the process of rebuilding it to include type 1 and 2 Diabetics. So stay tunes for the new page. I will update the link when available.

I've posted a new page on my blog called Famous Type 1 Diabetics. I have compiled a list of famous type 1 diabetics, It is an evolving page so come check it out and let me know if I have missed anyone.…


Added by Chris Bishop on October 4, 2007 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

A Freudian Self-Analysis

I had a dream last night

Dreaming about Tomarrow.

And while the needle, jammed into my flesh

Demands that fantasy, mix with pain

I still believe in Tomarrow.

Bittersweet, this nightly transendence

into the mind's eye

Leaving the cares, the sorrows, the tears

However briefly.

But dreams don't stop reality from rushing…

Added by Heidi98 on October 4, 2007 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Driving and Diabetes 2

Well it happen again but I only went to 64 and I was in the city so was able to get off. I think I should have 2 basel rate now. But my CDE/Pump Trainer didnt sound to happy about doing it that way. But we have tried lowering the current one and my BGs are too high. Why don't they ever listen to the pt. we usually know what will work with are bodies. Anyways.... I will let ya'll know what she says.

Added by Emily Whiting on October 4, 2007 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

the bellingham herald

Drop by my blog, In Search of Balance ... the piece I made for a recycled art show out of old insulin bottles is on the front page of the entertainment section of our local paper! What a surprise!

Added by beth on October 4, 2007 at 11:25am — No Comments

Thrilled to Be Here!

New to Diabetes, New to Blogging and I'm absolutely thrilled to be here!

I know I will learn a lot, and it will be soooo nice to be able to discuss things with other people who understand. I currently know no one with diabetes type 1 or type 2, so I'm starting from scratch.

Added by Mandy on October 4, 2007 at 9:04am — 2 Comments

GO CUBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO CUBS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by Karen on October 3, 2007 at 6:34pm — 6 Comments

A Strange Question

I was speaking to another mother of a child with D today about Walk of Hope. I had invited her daughter to come out and walk as well as to be included in my Faces of Hope presentation. I didn't even ask for a donation because I knew they participated in a JDRF walk.

She said she had never heard of The Iacocca Foundation. I wasn't surprised. I'm sure plenty…


Added by Penny R. on October 3, 2007 at 11:10am — 3 Comments

what is my day like

everyday I get up and get ready for the day,

make my Type 2 diabetic husbands oatmeal, tomatoe juice breakfast, then drive to my sister's house.

She was widowed suddenly in December of 2006 , and I help her out. I am the Nanny.

I get the 3 kids up, fed, dressed, lunches packed and the two older ones go to school . They are a freshman and junior in high school.

I take the younger one, 7th grade this year to school.

So far in the last 7 school days, have had one home 5… Continue

Added by Flavia on October 3, 2007 at 8:07am — 1 Comment

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