October 2012 Blog Posts (150)

Another swim

I swam 1 km tonight.

Accidentally did a full bolus for dinner, even though I'd intended to reduce it. So before swimming I ate 20g of carbohydrates with no bolus. I didn't reduce my basal at all.

BG was 8.8 (158) before starting, and 4.7 (85) after finishing; it took me 35 minutes to swim the 1 km (mix of freestyle and backstroke).

I messed up with the bus schedule so had to wait an hour for the bus. Luckily I had a book. So an hour and a half after exercise I'd risen to…

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Added by Jen on October 31, 2012 at 10:34pm — 5 Comments

Alignment to Effective Care

http://paulsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2012/10/day-201-alignment-to-effective-care.html

This is a continuation from the Previous 2 blogs that I wrote - if you have not read them I suggest to read them to get context for this one …

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Added by PaulQuessy on October 31, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Trick or Treating with Diabetes

Halloween tips for parents with kids with diabetes http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2012/10/happy-halloween.html

Added by Dkinsey on October 31, 2012 at 7:24am — 1 Comment

Routine Halloween

This is the obligatory post where I tell you that my son can go trick or treating. He can eat any sort of candy and please don't give him the sugar free stuff.

But this will be our sixth(!) Halloween since Benny's diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and we're so used to the routine it's hardly worth talking about anymore. But... it's always worth talking about. Because there are always new families with newly diagnosed kids.

Just this week I got an email from a mom with a child…

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Added by Stacey Simms on October 31, 2012 at 5:18am — No Comments

Featured Member! And it's my anniversary!

I was recently lucky enough to be a featured member on TuD - I'm not entirely sure how one goes about being a featured member but I think it's great that these things exist to keep people involved in this website :)

So, thank you for the shout out Tu Diabetes!

ALSO,

Something else significant for me is that today (31st of October in NZ) is my diagnosis anniversary :)

I'm finally learning to accept that having Diabetes is my greatest strength not weakness…

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Added by Shonelle on October 30, 2012 at 9:50pm — 5 Comments

My Omnipod came in the mail today!

Here I go. I meet with my DE on Thursday at 8:00 AM to do my training for my first ever pump. I opened the box with excitement and trepidation. Pulled out each and every box, covered the PDM with with silicone sleeve, looked through the little book that comes with. I am like a kid at Christmas. I have to wait a little more than a day before I can finally dive in. So what questions do I need to ask the day of the training? For starters, I don't really know how much I need to bolus for meals.…

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Added by CS on October 30, 2012 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Fooducate: The Award Winning iPhone Nutrition App now has a Diabetes Version

Fooducate and Sanofi US recently partnered to create a diabetes version of iPhone’s award winning nutrition app, “Diabetes Nutrition” by Fooducate. Founder of Fooducate, Hemi Weingarten, shares details about the app that helps users make smarter decisions when choosing foods at the grocery store.

Read more on…

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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on October 30, 2012 at 3:50pm — 3 Comments

So Frustrated............

I am just so fed up with following my doctors guidelines for exercising and failing!I need to lose weight..like it is affecting my mental health...so I dont want to have to eat extra to avoid hypos during exercise....My doctor told me to put on a temporary basal rate of -50% for 1 hour pre exercise....that didn't work and I tried this for 4 days..I went hypo every time and there was no bolus insulin on board as I don't eat carbs.So I decided I would do -50% temp basal for 2 hours pre…

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Added by roisinoconnor on October 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Day 200 - Don't Tell Me Who I am

http://paulsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2012/10/day-200-dont-tell-me-who-i-am.html

This is a continuation from my previous post - Doctors Appointment - and here I am apply self forgiveness on the reaction of being told information about `who I am` and simply not listening because I believe that I know myself such as within the point of hormones at night and the excessive lows

I…

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Added by PaulQuessy on October 30, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Swimming

I went swimming both last night and the night before.

The night before last my brother decided to join me, since I was visiting my parents. That was really nice, and I can't imagine would have happened 10 years ago when we were basically both teenagers (well, I would have been 20). My blood sugar was 12.5 (225) before starting, and I did a 1/2 correction and then was 5.3 (95) when finishing (swam 1 km), but was up to 7.4 (133) within the next 30 minutes, which I corrected for. The…

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Added by Jen on October 30, 2012 at 6:51am — 9 Comments

Proud :)

So I just wanted to share that I finally put my set in my leg the other day :) I was soo scared (don't know why!) I guess I'm always afraid of hitting a vein or something...stupid I know! lol So yeah I finally did it and it didn't hurt at all... I have had to be careful though there were a couple times I almost ripped it out b/c I forgot it was there lol well maybe next time I'll try for my arms!

Added by Shayla on October 30, 2012 at 6:49am — 2 Comments

Day 199 - Doctors Appointment

Hey Guys, I visited and Endocrinologist today in the first time in a year and this is what I went though upon meeting with her.

http://paulsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2012/10/day-199-doctors-appoitment.html

Ok this is going to basically be a ranting and raving blog post for me to write out my reactions upon visiting a endocrinologist today, and the points that I am walking through…

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Added by PaulQuessy on October 29, 2012 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

I have Type 2 Diabetes, but it does not define me. Thoughts on turning 50 soon.

In May of 2000, I heard about the symptoms of a bad thyroid, so I called my doc and asked for a checkup. A few days later I received a voicemail on Saturday, and was told, "You don't have anything wrong with your thyroid, but you are diabetic. Call the office on Tuesday if you would like to discuss this."

Well, first of all, this was unprofessional and hurtful and so inappropriate. I was at a Memorial Weekend rodeo with my kids, and had no idea what to do. Until I could see a doctor, I…

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Added by CS on October 29, 2012 at 10:59am — 3 Comments

Arden's Big Blue Test

We decided to do the Big Blue Test during Arden's 7th Jdrf Walk. Arden woke up in the morning after being a little low overnight, she ate a banana as we were packing for the walk and then bolused appropriately. Normally I wouldn't treat a morning low with…

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Added by Scott on October 29, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

Halloween: A Mother Shares how her Girls with Type 1 Diabetes Celebrate

Amy Ohmer of Naturally Sweet Sisters shares how family Halloween celebrations have evolved since her two daughters were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.





Find out more on Discuss…

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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on October 29, 2012 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

Bayer Contour USB

Check out the Bayer Contour USB. http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2012/10/bayer-contour-usb.html

Added by Dkinsey on October 29, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments

Freestyle Lite Test Strips

I've been using a Freestyle Lite meter and test strips for years. I recently received a box of test strips that just says "Freestyle", without the word "lite". Does anyone know if I can use these in my meter? Are Freestyle & Freestyle Lite test strips interchangeable. Thanks for any indo.

Added by Cal Cahill on October 28, 2012 at 11:48am — 2 Comments

ASHA's UPDATE Oct. 28/2012

We are almost finished our basic training(obedience) and she has been living with me full time for over a month now.

I will be starting her scent training in the next week or two.

So the other night, her and I and the cat were snuggling on the couch watching TV. All of the sudden, she started pawing at me,first with one paw, then when I pushed her away she went all out with both paws. I thought ok, maybe she must have to go to the bathroom so I got up and thats when it hit me... low…

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Added by karebear1966 on October 28, 2012 at 9:34am — 7 Comments

A mile in your shoes..

Okay Diabetic Momma's I have a new found respect for you! I have had my nephews over all weekend. It has been a blast, but a major learning curve. Managing my blood sugars and two energetic kids was challenging. I managed to keep us all alive :0)...so Cheers to all the The D mom's and Dad's out there! (hopefully my turn will come soon).

Added by KML on October 27, 2012 at 8:32pm — 2 Comments

If you had told me 5 months ago .........

If you had told me 5 months ago I would be enjoying fried goat cheese over oven roasted beets for dinner I would have told you you're insane. If you had told me 5 months ago I would have had a productive meeting with a CDE where I did most of the educating I would have said you're nuts. If you had told me 5 months ago I would care about the Big Blue Test and enter results at every opportunity, I would have said what is the Big Blue Test ? If you had told me 5 months ago I would be getting…

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Added by Clare on October 27, 2012 at 4:31pm — 10 Comments

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