November 2007 Blog Posts (187)

First anniversay



On Friday, November 10, 2006 I took my then 5 year old son to the doctor. He had been feeling a little off for a few days. When we got home the doctor called me at home. "Oh boy, this can't be good if the doctor is calling me". I was to take him to the ER NOW.



The ER doctor told us our son had Type 1 Diabetes. What? The huge change in our lives didn't hit me and wouldn't for a long time.



He was admitted to the hospital for the weekend. We live in a small city that does… Continue

Added by Maria on November 30, 2007 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Sad, sad articles -- Jail sentence for a T1 who had a hypo episode behind the wheel

I saw this article today about a 26-year-old guy with T1 who passed out while driving and hit and killed a man. He was sentenced to 6 months in jail. Here is the article: http://www.timesheraldonline.com/ci_7590155

Speaking of jail sentences, I also saw another article about a guy with T1 who died in jail because the nursing staff didn't check his bg. Here is the link:…

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Added by Katie I. on November 30, 2007 at 7:49pm — 2 Comments

I haven't found any oral medicine that doesn't give me side effects. Januvia, gave me a tight chest, overall feeling of the flu, stopped taking it and it all side effects went away. Would insulin inj…

I haven't found any oral medicine that doesn't give me side effects. Januvia, gave me a tight chest, overall feeling of the flu, stopped taking it and it all side effects went away. Would insulin injections have less side effects? Currently A1c is 11.4, and I've just started testing with a glucose meter. I can see the benefits of a low carb diet, to no diet, but will diet and excersize be enough to get sugar down? I hate taking drugs thal make me feel sick. I really need to learn how to deal… Continue

Added by Beth on November 30, 2007 at 12:51am — 6 Comments

Being Bold-Tired of explaining

I'm trying to decide if I'm a bolder diabetic now, or if I was a bolder diabetic when I was in high school and college. Back then I was on multiple daily injections and drew up my shots right there at the cafateria table. I'd catch the weird looks people would give me and give them a smile and stab the needle into my arm for all to see.

Now, I've been on a pump for 3 years. It really doesn't seem like it's been that long. And I find myself trying to find new and better places to hide…

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Added by Autumn on November 29, 2007 at 10:17pm — 2 Comments

A few problems with the Minimed 722

I have had a few problems with my Minimed pump over the past week. It's a bummer because I'm a big Minimed fan-- I have had a Minimed since 1992 and I can't imagine life without it!! I don't know if I've just had bad luck with the 722 model, but I'm on my second one and am having mechanical problems with it. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced these problems...

It all started while my husband and I were on our way to NJ the night before Thanksgiving. When we got in the car, I…

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Added by Katie I. on November 29, 2007 at 8:04pm — 2 Comments

Awareness campaigning

I can't believe my first semester of pharmacy school is nearing its end! I figured I'd try to put up my first blog entry before the whirlwind of finals begins...

I'm a Diabetes Officer for the P1 (Pharmacy Year 1) class in the Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP), which is the student section of the American Pharmacists Association. I must say I've been doing everything I can for the club. So far, I've assisted with various blood glucose and blood pressure screenings around Memphis,…

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Added by Brandon on November 29, 2007 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Finally Some Non-Meme Questions

On my quest to learn more about diabetes, I've found that the best source of knowledge comes from someone who is directly affected by it. I continue to learn something new each day, changing my perceptions on something I had no perception of before. Much of what I have discover drives me to want to share with others.



I'm going to start something new on my blog where I ask a range of people one specific question. Each post will feature… Continue

Added by Albert Chen on November 29, 2007 at 3:50pm — 1 Comment

Doctors visit

Well, I just just got back from my visit to the endo and got back my latest A1c. I was previously at 8.3. Now..................................................

7.2!!!!!!!!

Sweet. It is getting better. I am very happy with the results. Just had to give an update


Added by Chris Bishop on November 29, 2007 at 3:40pm — 8 Comments

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday. Christmas is first, due to the actual meaning of course- Thanksgiving for me was always about family and giving thanks to God for all we are given during the past year. The feast was always secondary, however I was never shy about over-indulging. All that changed this year with my diagnosis - all for the better! I just watched carefully what went in my mouth, put together the lowest carb plate I could and even had a little…

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Added by Ed Parma on November 29, 2007 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Day 3

So far, things have been much easier than I thought they would be. I think having this outlet has been the difference. I know it is still early, and I do expect some goof ups and some down days, but right now I am feeling very positive about this entire journey to recovery. I think once my body starts to gain more weight, though, I will begin to get much more discouraged. When I am feeling down about myself, I don't seem to want to fight so hard.



Yesterday was a good day, until I went… Continue

Added by Suzanne~ on November 29, 2007 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Art of Drinking and Diabetes

This piece of writing was inspired by a picture that I posted for the diabetes 365 project



Sometimes, You Need A Beer - Diabetes 365 Day 52 - Nov 26, 2007





The Art of Drinking and Diabetes… Continue

Added by Courtney on November 29, 2007 at 12:46pm — No Comments

dLife News

One more dLife-related tidbit:

We're currently looking for a Director of Sales Development here in our Westport, CT office. For more information, check out the dLife job posting.

Thanks, guys! If you have any questions, you know where to find me.

Added by Kerri Sparling on November 29, 2007 at 11:16am — No Comments

been a while since I posted

Well an update on me. Been a while since I posted, the colonoscopy came back clean, the endoscopy showed about 5 lesions in my stomach that my doctor biopsied. I will know the results of that on Dec. 5. As of right now he believes it is from my medications. They have finally found someone to cover the 5 am shifts so they have cut down my hours at work and also changed my times which is good for me. Gives me more sleep and more time to do school Even though I am working full time and taking a… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on November 29, 2007 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Manny Moving to San Francisco, To Work For Ning

By now, some of you have heard the news.



I…
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Added by Manny Hernandez on November 29, 2007 at 8:48am — 14 Comments

Why is it that "doing well" for me means feeling like crap all the time? Isn't taking care of yourself supposed to make you feel good and energized and happy? Not for me. Since I have been so out of …

Why is it that "doing well" for me means feeling like crap all the time? Isn't taking care of yourself supposed to make you feel good and energized and happy? Not for me. Since I have been so out of control for so long, my body has been dehydrated and to some extent rather weak for many years. The horrible feeling of recovery is usually what stops me from following through with doing well. My body is rehydrating, which means I gain like 10 pounds in a week and become quite bloated. Most people… Continue

Added by Suzanne~ on November 29, 2007 at 6:00am — No Comments

doc's happy

Finally got to see my doctor yesterday. He's happy with the results, and the fact that I've kept off the weight for over a year. He reduced my Metaformin by half, and will check me again in four months. Told me not to worry about checking BG but three times a week. I'd really like to check more than that . . . BUT, when I was worried and checking multiple times a day the last couple months, I got very anxious about it all. Mostly he said to watch for patterns, check at different times a day.…

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Added by CynW on November 29, 2007 at 4:30am — No Comments

Wow

Went to the gym this afternoon on my day off from work (post visit to The Price is Right yesterday) and before I started my workout, I stepped on that scale and i was in complete shock I did not believe it at first. I was with my friend and I was like, is it really that number? Another 5lbs. dropped, yay. Since November 17th, I have lost 10lbs. Yippeeeee.

So later this afternoon is my first…

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Added by Veronica on November 29, 2007 at 1:04am — 2 Comments

Amazing courage!

Our little Olivia is amazing! She is so couragous. December will mark six months living with diabetes. Over the past six months Olivia has seen....

1,288+ pricks of her fingers to get blood sugar readings

639+ insulin injections

183+ ketone urine checks

5 days in the…

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Added by Ronda Darling on November 28, 2007 at 8:13pm — 3 Comments

Little Sneak!

Time sure does fly! I can't believe November is almost over. Well this past week was our first experience with Olivia sneaking food. I came home from work around 4pm and did my usual things - said hello to everyone, asked my oldest daughter, Gwen, how her day went at school, read the paper, and began to think what I'm going to make for dinner. I was in the kitchen getting dinner ready for 5pm and noticed Olivia's stepping stool, that she uses to wash her hands, on the floor in front of the…

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Added by Ronda Darling on November 28, 2007 at 6:35pm — 2 Comments

Finding out Friday

My 4 year old son is having in checkup on Friday. I think that he might have this NASTY diease. I am not looking forward to this checkup. I will feel sooo bad if he has it. Because I now that he got it from me. Thanks for letting me vent.

Thanks

Added by Jody Corbett on November 28, 2007 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

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