October 2009 Blog Posts (189)

1st Halloween with Diabetes

All I can say is next year I'm giving out toys instead of candy...not enough will power ;)

Added by Jimmie B on October 31, 2009 at 8:23pm — 7 Comments

Diabetes and Shoes

New blog post here.

Added by Shannon on October 31, 2009 at 4:52pm — 3 Comments

Ride to Cure

I wrapped up a 10 month effort a couple weeks ago. I rode in the JDRF "Ride to Cure" in Death Valley, CA. I did all 105 miles in 7 hrs, 45 min. I also raised $15,625.00 for JDRF. It felt pretty damn good to accomplish.

I'm guessing there were only 20 or so riders out of 165 that were Type 1's. About 15 or so adults. I say this because there were subtle differences about how the other participants saw the event and the way I did. I did it for myself. I guess I needed to prove that… Continue

Added by Joe on October 31, 2009 at 4:25am — 3 Comments

This was a good D day

Slept in. Still not well, but not as bad as I was. No headache today--a big plus.

Oatmeal Scram egg and grapefruit for breakfast--oatmeal always makes me need extra insulin--gotta love it..1.t times normal--just for the oatmeal carbs. light lunch,meat n cheese, chinese for dinner...and not over 170 for the day--yippeee!!!

will have a snack later will meds after some sewing...be glad to get fully over this sickee thing--don't like being a sickee!

but all is good… Continue

Added by Denise Bevard on October 30, 2009 at 8:35pm — 3 Comments

I Saved My Life

“You saved your life,” my endocrinologist said as he was leaving the room. This was the conclusion of my one year anniversary appointment since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My A1c was 6.3, my fasting glucose was 105......


Added by The Dishing Diabetic on October 30, 2009 at 7:03pm — 1 Comment

Michael Jackson

Ok so I've just seen this is it. I've been such a big MJ fan since my cousin bought me his Dangerous album on cassette when I was a kid. I've always loved the guy and when he died it truly felt like a family member had gone. I have cried tears over the loss, and now, I have that lump in my throat again.

The show that he was planning would have been absolutely spectacular - those rehersals would probably beat most live concerts for a start! But what really got me wasn't how good it… Continue

Added by Paul 'Boysie' Barette on October 30, 2009 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Oh how the times have changed.

I was curious as to how different each BG meter has changed over the last 20 years since I was DX'd and this is what I have found. going from my first meter to the latest, I don't remember all of them, but most are here.

The One Touch 2 Meter, awe I miss the simpleness of it, it took 45 seconds for the results to show up.…


Added by MelissaM on October 30, 2009 at 2:33pm — No Comments


first of all can't spell. carbs??? my carb intake is almost nill most days breakfast is eggs , bacon, small potatoe & coffie lunch is sasage and carrets or outher veg , supper is meat veg apple or peach snaks apple carrets coliflower or cabage morning read is around 55-60 bedtime at 11 or 12 readings 220-240 insolin shot at bed meds and exercise during the day what am i doing rong?????

Added by melvin r buck sr on October 30, 2009 at 11:13am — 2 Comments



Added by Clarice Rose Davies on October 30, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Adapting to CGM

This is Caleb...

It’s been almost two months since Caleb had his first DexCom insertion. Thankfully, the learning curve of CGM is not nearly as great as that of pumping. Plus, if something goes wrong with the transmitter or sensor or even receiver, there is not as much panic as when something goes wrong with an insulin pump (like ripping it off the first night because you completely forgot… Continue

Added by Lorraine on October 30, 2009 at 8:54am — No Comments

Here We Go - The test of the epi pen!

Today I am going to the doctors to get my prescription for Xolair. It's an injection for allergic asthma. The side affects are pretty scary, 5% higher risk for cancer, 20% higher risk of bronchial infections and on and on. Not to mention a significant amount of people go into anaphylaxis when they are injected. They said to be sure to bring my epi pen and have it ready. It will take two weeks to get it in. It has to be special ordered. When they get it I will go in for my first injection. It… Continue

Added by Clayton Bruster on October 30, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The Sun Also Rises

Daylight savings is upon us, and every year this external clock shift messes with my internal one. The "dawn phenomenon" tends to rear its head, and without tight control, who knows how long it would wreak havoc? Read more: http://ericdevine.wordpress.com/

Added by Eric on October 30, 2009 at 2:44am — No Comments

Update on apidra.

I figured with leaving you all out of the loop the past couple of days you might be worried. Sorry, I just felt like keeping quiet and to myself. I've been incredibly stressed about all of this. In the past few days I have learned that my body really doesnt do well with carbohydrates. Redundant statement much? But really. My endo told me last time that I am allowed one carb point per meal, which equals out to 40g of carbs. SIKE! My body allows me 12 or less carbs. With 12 carbs each meal I can… Continue

Added by Jessica on October 29, 2009 at 7:50pm — 4 Comments

Living with diabetes series

This is the 5th and last Installment of the living with diabetes project I was writing for a friend who is taking a class and needed a crash course in living with diabetes and I wanted to share it with everyone.

Living with diabetes part 5

living with diabetes can be a challenging endeavor for everyone, the required changes in diet and fitness can be a daunting task.

You might be having feelings of depression, anger,fear, anxiety and frustration, these… Continue

Added by Ronnie Gregory M on October 29, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

darn me anyway

I went to the doctor the other day and no good news about my diabetes, my mircoalbumin is 50 and my A1c id 10.3 i was getting it down and the stress killed everything i had done and my lack of excrise, Darn it anyway I do not want to end up in the hospital.

Added by Sandra on October 29, 2009 at 4:48pm — 6 Comments

Continuous Glucose Sensors

Hi, I'm new to the site and am most interested in hearing from people who have tried continuous glucose sensors with their pumps, especially the Medtronic brand. I just got my first kit and sensors and the very first one I used was not a good experience. I believe I understand all the basics and know when to calibrate and how to check things, etc. However, my readings were often 50% or more off from my glucose meter, both higher and lower.

In addition to this, I received several low… Continue

Added by Barbara Schmitt on October 29, 2009 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

I'm a Poster Child for Diabetes and Gum Disease!

Hola Guys and Gals,


Added by Tess Heder on October 29, 2009 at 1:44pm — No Comments

What is support?

As with everything, it is different for everyone. But for me it is NOT being told how wrong, stupid, lazy, non-compiant...etc etc. I am (or someone telling someone else that)

So why do I feel I need to say anything? maybe because I am not feeling well and cranky/.overly-sensitive..but anyway...

In tripping my way through all my favorite sites this morning, I noticed a slew of scathing (nicest thing I can say) replies to people who have gone to one site or another for… Continue

Added by Denise Bevard on October 29, 2009 at 10:32am — 3 Comments


I wanted to expand on a topic that Kerri started on her blog today. (www.sixuntilme.com) Kerri tells of an experience where she was listening to a speaker say that when a person controls their diabetes, there are no complications. "None". Those of us with T1 or who manage kids with T1, know that isn't true. We are smart enough to know that complications arise even with the best laid plans, management, diligence and care. I do have to say though, that I… Continue

Added by Renata Pellino-Porter on October 29, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Next question... a new meter and adjusting insulin. Help?

Ok LOL! From one experiment to the next. :p

This one involves switching meters. (Why? cuz I use least expensive test strips that I can find... That way I can test pretty much "when" I feel I need to as well as the normal test times.) Ok.. So I was using the Optium and am now back to my Easy Check monitor.

ugh!!! I got myself going well. Last night I took a test strip from each and tested.This was at 10pm

Optium 123

Easy Check 150

My first dilemma : Due I take a shot to… Continue

Added by MeadowLark on October 29, 2009 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

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