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October 2008 Blog Posts (210)

World Diabetes Day at Pittsburgh, PA

Does anyone know people that may like to get together on November 14? I don't know any people with diabetes the city and would like to do something that day! A walk, picnic, something!


Added by Ivan E. Cao-Berg on October 31, 2008 at 3:23pm — 2 Comments

Alone again

Well it is Halloween and I am alone again, and will be for the rest of the weekend. I thought maybe my daughter would be here for my birthday but I guess not. I am sick of it being all about her and what she wants. I took her to her boyfriends house because he said he didn't have the gas to come and get her, then I find out they went to pick up one of his friends for tonight.....boy did I get hosed. I hate this weekend and will glad when it is Monday and I don't have to face my birthday alone… Continue

Added by Beth on October 31, 2008 at 2:46pm — 3 Comments

New to the site and looking for some help!!

Hi there,

I am looking for some help getting in touch with a video game developer (or a few) who would be able to help a group of us with a project we are working on in a course related to our masters.

The project is an 'active' (think: nintendo wii) video game, designed for children aged 8-10 who have type one diabetes. The objective of the game is to facilitate healthy lifestyle management with respect to fitness and nutrition.

For those of you concerned with… Continue

Added by Denine on October 31, 2008 at 11:05am — 2 Comments


Took this from one of my other sites ( Figured I would share here... the initial incident happened on 9/28/08... so that's when I wrote this first part... the "update" happened the NEXT night :(


Unfortunately last night I woke up at 3 am (ish) w/ about 6 paramedics standing at my bedside, administering some IVs and stuff in my arm to raise my blood sugar. Apparently I woke Jonathan (hubby) up from my "gasps" for air as he described it. He tried to get me to… Continue

Added by Melissa B on October 31, 2008 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

New Meds

Today I start my new medication - the birth control pill, Yasmin, and Glucophage. The pill will help to regulate my periods, which will in turn help me to regulate my blood sugar. The glucophage is a trial run for a month.

When I spoke to my doctor yesterday, he agreed that my current insulin taking wasn't working. He noticed all the lows on my logs, and suggested that we give glucophage a trial run. I'm really glad to be changing my medication, particularly as he said that the… Continue

Added by Megan S on October 31, 2008 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

Happy Halloween

Be careful today with all the sweets and candies around!!!

I'm at work and there are Krispy Kremes, cookies, candy, etc.

WTF people?! It's a good thing I don't like sweets. I would be in trouble.

Haha, Happy Halloween! Have a good one

Added by JG on October 31, 2008 at 8:39am — 2 Comments

A Twist!

So the games begin. Even with my parents insurance, it looks like I might have to start choosing between diabetic supplies and bills. And get another job because I need my school loan to last out until my boyfriend gets his for next semester, which is 2 more months of rent, utilities, cable and internet, gas, and food, and diabetic supplies. Let's face some facts here, my job has too many people and not enough work, and they won't fire anyone because it's a campus job, the most I really get to… Continue

Added by Deanna on October 31, 2008 at 8:34am — No Comments

One of the TV interviews about DiabetesHandprint

Here is one of the TV interviews I did last Tuesday morning about the launch of the web site. Geez... I look pretty… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on October 31, 2008 at 8:10am — 4 Comments

I *heart* PB&J and Oatmeal...

BUT... they don't love me!

Why!?! Is it the bread? Is it the jelly? I tell my pump the carb amount and sometimes I give it about 5-10 grams more! I even do a combo bolus for goodness sake!

This makes me sad... pb&j is up there with diet coke! I refuse to stop eating it!

Oatmeal is so yummy too! It doesn't matter if it is prepackaged or not... it just kills my sugars!


Added by Leah on October 31, 2008 at 7:58am — 1 Comment

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Everyone

I been busy with work and I have some bad news My mom has frozen shoulder and it won't go away she has had an mri and xrays and been on pain killers but nonthing works and she has diabetes type 2 she is out of ideas and so am i but anyway i am doing ok with my diabetes and my cats say hi hope everyone is fine and they also send there love. well that all for now thanks shelly

Added by shellyj on October 30, 2008 at 11:26pm — 1 Comment

I swore I would never use diabetes as an excuse and I did

Today I went to take a math test. I have an A in Algebra, an A on all tests and all assignments, and somehow I managed to flunk a quiz. Now I check my blood sugar before I take a test to make sure I am stable. If I am under 100 I won't take it until I know for sure my sugar isn't going to drop, I also have the CGMS to help monitor my sugar. I was good I was 110 and no arrows going up or down so I knew sugar was good. I emailed my instructor and told him my blood sugar crashed middle of test to… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on October 30, 2008 at 9:17pm — 6 Comments

Where To Find ACCURATE info about Diabetes 2?

Hi Everone,

Can anyone suggest where I might turn to find accurate info
on combating Diabetes 2?

Mike in Brooklyn, New York

Added by MIKE GAIER on October 30, 2008 at 5:02pm — 2 Comments

The war wages on

I have a new blog post about the Diabetes Doodle petition. Come check it out:

The Battle May Be Lost But The War Still Wages


Added by Chris Bishop on October 30, 2008 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments

Through My Mother's Eyes

This was written on the 3rd day (Jan 1st 1998) of my stay in the hospital. Everytime I read this I get teary eyed. My mom is an amazing woman and was with me through the entire ordeal.

Tuesday December 30, 1997 – 2pm

Admission Room #351

Lara went to the pediatrician as an afterthought tag-a-long to an older sister’s tangible complaint. I knew this pale, quant looking, lethargic ten-year old was not the Lara I’d known a couple months ago. But we reasoned growth spurt,… Continue

Added by sugarrbabie on October 30, 2008 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments


Added by Beth on October 30, 2008 at 9:37am — No Comments

Insulin - No Prescription Needed

I have been extremely concerned about the amount of people that are not getting their insulin because they think they must have a prescription. You do not need a prescription to purchase NPH and Regular insulin except in Alaska.

This is a result of the economy and misinformation. Most people believe a prescription is required for insulin and if they can't afford to see their doctors, they will stop taking their insulin - this has… Continue

Added by Diana Young, RD, CDE, CPT on October 30, 2008 at 7:20am — No Comments

Saudi Wedding

I was invited yesterday to a friend"s daughter wedding

All women dressed beautifully ( no men so we took off our black cloaks and head scarves),Arabic Saudi songs from a live band,the surprise was it is a very good singer with his band behind curtains,we saw them on screen,usually it is women band.The groom with the bride father,brother and uncle came first,we all covered ourselves,then the bride entered ( american born,postgraduate in USA)… Continue

Added by Sohair Abdel-Rahman on October 30, 2008 at 2:43am — 3 Comments

Double DD Day

Today I get to see the Diabetes Doctor (not his official title). I'm primed with my list of questions to ask. I have printouts of my logs and graphs from my One Touch software and Sugar Stats. And - I'm as nervous as all hell. I'm plain ol' scared.

It's not because of my doctor. He's been very pleasant and patient with me. It's because I don't have a diagnosis, and it's becoming a major issue for me. It's the first thing everyone asks me. My dietitian doesn't know how to feed me… Continue

Added by Megan S on October 30, 2008 at 2:18am — 1 Comment


I am a bit of a sweet tooth and have been looking for something fun to make for parties, Xmas etc.

I found this great ebook with over 20 different desserts -

my favourites are apple crisp and cheesecake.

It even has a receipe for Chocolate rumballs and chocolate brownies great idea for Christmas!!!

They are really easy to make in less than 30 minutes and some are even gluten free as well.

If you want to have a yummy dessert without worrying about… Continue

Added by mandy wilton on October 30, 2008 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

six point one

Got my new A1c results: 6.1

Endocrinologist's exact words (as left in my voicemail inbox):
"Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. Call me when you get pregnant."

We are closing on our house in two weeks.
As of today's weigh-in, I've lost 24.6 pounds since April.
I have been approved for my CGMS (if it will ever GET here).

Life is...pardon the expression...sweet.

Added by Melissa Lee on October 29, 2008 at 7:06pm — 11 Comments

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