So, I've had T1 for over 9 years. I've never been very open about it, largely because I was unwilling to accept it myself. About a year ago, I decided that this was going to catch up with me and my health sooner or later and I decided to take better care of myself. Six months ago, I got a pump, which was a huge step for me, considering that it is the first time I've ever had a real visible marker of my invisible disease.
After I got my pump, I've always kept it clipped to my belt.… Continue
Added by kphil06 on October 2, 2011 at 4:02pm —
Has It Really Been Six Months?
My husband, Tony, has been doing triathlons for three years now. He has come from a couch potato to placing very high in his age group. Yesterday he went to pick up his race packet for yet another race, his fifth this year. As he reached the front of the line he gave the lady behind the counter his name and the greatest thing happened. "Spineto? Is your wife that diabetic sailor girl?" she asked.
"Yeah?" he questioned not knowing where she was… Continue
Added by Erin on October 2, 2011 at 2:53pm —
I am very lucky on lots of fronts from the diabetic issues that we can all suffer from. I use a Navi CGM and an OmniPod. My Hba1c are 7.5% . However, it would be nice to talk to people who, for all theh wrong reasons, hate this disease. Its not as if we arent dealing with it 95% of the time, but then there are the odd few points when I want to give it to someone else, only for a few hours, but just a bit of time off. thoughts ?
Added by Jgos on October 1, 2011 at 3:55pm —
No one in their right mind would classify the task of coping with Diabetes as something that’s easy. Successful Diabetic management requires timely scheduling, a good attitude and the will to learn and improve every day. Unfortunately for many, dealing with Diabetes can be so overwhelming that it restricts them from doing… Continue
Added by HowToDiabetic on October 1, 2011 at 2:43pm —
So here's the diabetes tip of the day. Make a basal check a standard procedure every two to three months. Like I've said before, I've been struggling with blood sugars all over the place but mostly up. My first thought is always to my site failing or my pump not working properly. But rarely do I figure that maybe its my basal rates that have overstayed their welcome.
The last time I checked or changed my basal rates was at least six months ago. I keep thinking that nothing has really… Continue
Added by Erin on October 1, 2011 at 2:21pm —
Ok so the guy who i thought was my best friend now hates me. He says all i wanna do is fight and lie. He thinks i like him and is trying to break him and his girlfriend up. I want my friend back. I try to explain to him i dont like him and that i dont try to fight and everything but he ignores me. So i wrote a poem. Its not good but oh well im still shareing it.
You stood by me when i was sad
But now that all has changed
See you're the one that hurt me,
Added by Anna Banana on October 1, 2011 at 1:02pm —
So it's the first week since I've moved to this new-old place (moving back to the state when I grew up but an hour away from the actually city I grew up in) that I've managed to do something awesome and outdoorsy. The awesome part of this week is that I got to do both things that made me so happy as an undergraduate after not experiencing either in a while (2-3 years and 2-3 months). Mind you that sweatbetes and I (while on fairly good terms) haven't hung out in a while...
Added by something_exotic on October 1, 2011 at 9:53am —
Added by Scott E on October 1, 2011 at 9:34am —
Hello fellow TuDiabetics,
It felt like just yesterday that I was in the most positive mind set for my diabetes. But come day after day, night after night, diabetes rears its ugly face and you can't seem to cope so well anymore. My last blog seems so far away now - and [unfortunately] with this lovely
disease I'm not quite sure how much my HBA1c has risen. I was so proud to think that I managed to bring my HBA1c down to 6.6, but I'm almost certain its gained a few… Continue
Added by Kathleen on October 1, 2011 at 7:29am —