October 2010 Blog Posts (183)

Diabetes Sux... But I Wont Let It Kill Me

In August 2008, while in a hospital bed, I received my very first Freestyle Lite Glucose meter. Because I was locked down in the hospital, I had plenty of time to read the instruction booklet and get familiar with it. I thought it was pretty easy to use, and was impressed that it could hold literally hundreds of readings.…

Added by Hakima on October 31, 2010 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

P90X Reloaded - Day 1: Chest and Back

I have started P90X again folks! Follow my progress on video!…


Added by Jason Sandeman on October 31, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

A Hallowe'en Diagnosis

Come in, come in, my little one, the spell has taken hold!

For though the sweat drips from your brow, it seems your flesh is cold…

And sickness grips your stomach such that nothing there remains,…


Added by Alan Eastwood on October 31, 2010 at 7:45am — 6 Comments


Insomnia all week. Fighting lows all day yesterday nothing drastic just running in the 60-70 range all day I know I didn't eat enough for my activity level yesterday. Finally get stable then can sleep I got a lot to do today so no sleep during the day which will not make me a happy camper. Just frustrated I need to take some time and meditate but as HHDL haas said sleep is the best meditation.

Added by Anonymous Jim on October 31, 2010 at 4:38am — 2 Comments

Snake in the grass

Here I sit hand on one knee the other on my brow

Trying to ease the pain not much chance it will go

Taking victoza and anti depression pills in tow

Still rubbing my aching knee and warm brow

Smudge sleepin in dreamland meow meow

Wife shouts are you there here love I declare

Rubbing my knee in circles wonder if I have a tear

Feeling sleepy nodding off eyes glazed staring to stare

Wife awake she will give me lots and lots of loving…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on October 30, 2010 at 8:57pm — No Comments

All of the exercising (close to 4 yrs, off and on); eating right (reading labels, preparing & cooking the food, using the right oils + adding herbs as seasoning), is showing me that I haven't been wa…

All of the exercising (close to 4 yrs, off and on); eating right (reading labels, preparing & cooking the food, using the right oils + adding herbs as seasoning), is showing me that I haven't been wasting my time: A chart of my BMI and weight loss since 2003 (two yrs after diagnosis in March of that year), to the present, is awesome to see, especially when the graph shows a "decline". :o) So, every day that I got out of bed to… Continue

Added by Annalovely0ne on October 30, 2010 at 6:10pm — 9 Comments

Making A Plan

I wish I'd tracked my food more closely this week because I'd like to see if there is a pattern. In…


Added by DeniseC on October 30, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Halloween Party Treat SAFE for diabetics - Eyes of Newt!

Who said Halloween has to be all about candy? I have a new recipe over at my site that is sure to be fun, and it is pretty low carb!…


Added by Jason Sandeman on October 30, 2010 at 7:38am — 6 Comments

How can YOU help get a child with diabetes in need a week of life-saving insulin?

The answer: by watching the upcoming Big Blue Test video. "How is this possible?" you may wonder. Here's how:

The Big Blue Test, an initiative started by the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) in 2009, takes place every November 14 during World Diabetes Day. People with diabetes are invited to test their blood sugar, do 14 minutes of activity, test again and share the results. In 2009, more… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on October 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — 14 Comments

in the past 6mths of pregnancy

Thought I'd share some of my experiences with t-1 and hypo-thyroid and how I am going through my first pregnancy.
The first few months were hard, but now that I am on my 6 month its getting easier. In the second month I was rushed to Emerg. for a severe hypo-glycemia episode. My fiance had to carry me there as I was already unconscious and seizing, my level was at 1.3/mmol/l, I didn't have any sudden urge to wake up, it was scary as hell but now we check my sugars almost hourly over nights.…

Added by Mel on October 29, 2010 at 1:31pm — 3 Comments

Form letter to ask employer for insulin pump coverage

I wrote this letter to my HR department because my employer doesn't provide coverage for insulin pumps or supplies. They responded by saying they will make an exception for me and look into adding coverage for all employees when they re-negotiate the plan with our insurer next year.…


Added by Kelly on October 29, 2010 at 1:16pm — 2 Comments

I feel like I am going crazy!!!

I can't deal with my diabetes anymore...that's how I have been feeling for the past while.Unfortunaltly I have no choice I HAVE to deal with diabetes...hypos.hypers..and everything else in between!I am currently studying physiotherapy and its a very tough course...even tougher when you are feeling unwell and have fallen behind!My diabetes is so out of control if i'm not hyper I am hypo,I feel hungry at normal blood sugar levels so I overeat then I go hyper...my blood glucose takes ages to come… Continue

Added by lafilleatomique on October 29, 2010 at 10:36am — 4 Comments

Rocks, Rope and Red Bull (via Chloe Steepe/Connected in Motion)

The Connected in Motion crew headed to Joe Rockheads climbing gym in Toronto, Ontario this past weekend for an afternoon of rocks, rope and apparently, sugar-free Red Bull.

Video shot and edited by Mike Last

As a group, we had climbed before, but we were by no means pros. That being said, a few of us did have the great privilege of… Continue

Added by Jen on October 29, 2010 at 9:18am — No Comments

What are you going to do for awareness in November?

I have been thinking about asking this question for a while now. It is important that we do our share in spreading education. With…

Added by Christalyn on October 28, 2010 at 7:11pm — No Comments

My Hate Video

Here is the list of things I hate this week. You'll have to imagine the video part.

1. Having had to cook a double batch of cookies for Oneg Shabbat on Friday and not even being able to eat even ONE. I was already at 144 gm carb for the day, which is way too many.

2. Having to take a child trick-or-treating when I love candy but I'm not going to eat any candy, dammit.

3. Going out for pizza with my family and having to eat a salad while everyone else was… Continue

Added by Frances on October 28, 2010 at 1:15pm — 8 Comments

Having major surgery on 11/3/10 and trying to control blood sugar in time so I will heal.

After 13 years of suffering I am finally having a major surgery to put an end to what has been a monthly nightmare. On Nov. 3, 2010 I am having a full hysterectomy including my uterus, cervix, ovaries, etc. because I was diagnosed with very early cancer cells in those organs. I have always just silently suffered with things in my life instead of facing them headon and getting them taken care of. I dont know why. I have done this with my female health and with my diabetes. For the past few…


Added by ms_brneyes on October 28, 2010 at 9:29am — 17 Comments

Until a Cure, We Camp

I've been a Type 1 diabetic now for 26 years, and I don't remember much about life before that diagnosis came at age five. But even with all of those years, I've got nothing on what it's like to be the parent of a Child With Diabetes. No frame of reference for what it's like trying to function as my child's pancreas and keep them safe in order to not only get through childhood, but to grow up to have a long, productive, successful life. Take a look at… Continue

Added by Michael Hoskins on October 28, 2010 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Reach Out and Touch Somebody

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Andrea Hulke who is the Director, National Outreach for the JDRF. You may remember that a few weeks ago, I described a discussion I had with Mike Kondratick, who is… Continue

Added by Scott on October 28, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Captain Glucose and Meter Boy - Very Funny

Check this out - A little funny but a Great Message

Added by wallskev on October 28, 2010 at 5:37am — 2 Comments

Sugary Drinks Are NOT the ONLY Link to Diabetes

My wife and I saw a news segment last night that just about drove us nuts. See, drinking soft drinks increases your risk of diabetes! Even 1 soft drink a day increases your risk by 15%. I quote from the article I just linked:

Previous studies have shown that sugar-sweetened…

Added by Jason Sandeman on October 28, 2010 at 5:27am — 4 Comments

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