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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 …
Added by PaulQuessy on October 31, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Halloween tips for parents with kids with diabetes http://irunonbatteries.blogspot.com/2012/10/happy-halloween.html
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…Continue
Added by Stacey Simms on October 31, 2012 at 5:18am — No Comments
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!
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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by CS on October 30, 2012 at 9:14pm — No Comments
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.
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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…Continue
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
Added by PaulQuessy on October 30, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments
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!
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.
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
Added by Scott on October 29, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments
Amy Ohmer of Naturally Sweet Sisters shares how family Halloween celebrations have evolved since her two daughters were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
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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
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.
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…
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).
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…Continue
I've never written in a blog before... I'm sure that's how a lot of people start off their first blog post. To share a little bit about myself. I'm a graphic designer... I live in Iowa with my dog and my boyfriend... I discovered that I have Type 1 Diabetes 5 years ago. I came home from my sophomore year of college in May and had some weird things going on. I went to see my family doctor at the time and my blood sugar was at 580. I was not hospitalized because my mom is a nurse and my family…Continue
Added by Diabetes Hlth and Wellness Acdmy on October 26, 2012 at 6:47pm — No Comments