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.…
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.
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
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
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.…
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.…
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
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…
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
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 —
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:
This year Diabetes Hands Foundation has pledged US$35,000 in Big Blue Test grants, continuing its support for programs aimed at providing lifesaving supplies, medical tests, treatment, and patient education to people living in need who have or at risk Read on! →
Kim Vlasnik, you NAILED it! In this video, Kim Vlasnik takes our breath away as she describes what its like to be a person with diabetes. Fortunately, Stanford’s Medicine-X Conference gives ePatients, like Kim, a chance to speak since we carry the Read on! →