November 2009 Blog Posts (249)

Time to make the difference! :D

First of all I want to say thanks to all of those who commented in my last few blogs and actually liked them! :) I feel great by that and some comments are amazing so thanks!

Well, today I want YOU to make the difference! Make something cool that makes people know more about diabetes! For example, I gave away some bulletins about diabetes the other day! It was an activity I enjoyed doing and Im looking forward to do this again but with my friends who kindly volunteered!… Continue

Added by DSandCT on November 30, 2009 at 7:55pm — 3 Comments

Putting Flesh on the Bones of My Dreams

My life seems to be cluttered with half finished projects. A poster size map of the Inter Coastal Waterway, a book of architectural designs and master plan of a New Urbanism community, the twelve-string guitar I once knew how to play. They were all so easy to drop, too. As soon as I have that picture in my mind of what it will look like when it was finished, I no longer felt the need to create it. It is finished in my mind and that is good enough for me.

Sometimes I wonder if this trip… Continue

Added by Erin on November 30, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

a few feelings that run through my head

i just sat down one night and started typing about how i feel with be diabetic and this is what came out...(sorry for typos or bad grammer)...

me and my type one diabetes walk hand in hand every single day, every single minute and every single second and we always will until the end of my time. i hate it. it takes over so much of my life but it will never take over first place which is me, which is why i stated "me" first. the constant thinking, testing, counting, eating, injecting,… Continue

Added by Amanda on November 30, 2009 at 6:19pm — 4 Comments

What should I do?

I've been sick for a week, and I'm not feeling better. More at

Added by Shannon on November 30, 2009 at 12:48pm — 9 Comments

Traveling with Diabetes

Taken from The DiabeticDuo

The Holidays are right around the corner and a lot of you will be traveling to go see friends and family. I was reading an article from Diabetes News Hound about air travel and the pump. I have to say that most of the article is good and shows common… Continue

Added by Renata Pellino-Porter on November 30, 2009 at 12:43pm — 2 Comments

Is gastric bypass a cure for diabetes

The statistics are alarming but somewhat not surprising, diabetes is a direct result of obesity and the fact that there are so many obese diabetics kind of puts everything into context.

A Loyola University Health System study has found that one out of five Type 2 diabetics is morbidly obese—approximately 100 pounds or more overweight.

Researchers reported that 62.4 percent of U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes are obese, and 20.7 percent are morbidly obese.

Among… Continue

Added by Ronnie Gregory M on November 30, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Post Teddy Bears Picnic

As you can see smudge is sleeping it off the teddy bears picnic really tuckered kids cats and bears out, never mind soon be back to normal.

Jessica and Daniel mommy and baby Jacob put there feet up and watched Hannah Montana for the 100th time on the big screen, the picnic food really went well especially the strawberries and dream topping, I did them hambugers and hot dogs only the small ones from Tesco's which they really enjoyed,… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 30, 2009 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Winter warmer

I have decided to try my hand at making a lamb casserole something to warm both of us on this cold day, it was bitterly cold as I waived goodbye to her this morning at 7am the car windows were a bit iced up and it took a few minutes to defrost them.

First sort out the casserole pot ok found that, boil a kettle ok done that put half bag of Asda freshly frozen casserole mix in to the pot ok done that plug the pot on set a high open a bag of Asda diced casserole lamb put the cooker on… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 30, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

I won't do that again

Well, like they say "learn by doing". I learned alright. I had heard from others on different sites that you can retrieve insulin from an almost empty reservoir and redeposit back into the bottle. Don't do it. I done this at least twice so far and it backfired this weekend. I had really good blood sugars on Thursday. I had just changed my site the day before because I had ripped it out. I changed just the infusion site and hooked back up to the pump. The reservoir needed to be changed when I… Continue

Added by Richard P Cosgrove on November 29, 2009 at 4:50pm — 3 Comments

If if isn't one thing it's another!!

Had a really bad the day after Thanksgiving. Checked my BG before going to bed did a small bolus and changed my set. Got up early do do a little black friday shopping - it was early didn't get a chance to check my BG - but I thought no big deal was not going for long and took a banna and counted the carbs and did the appropriate bolus. Was a busy morning people everywhere. Started not feeling well and got that acidty smell that tells you that you are high sugar wise. No big deal I thought so I… Continue

Added by Michael Wiggins on November 29, 2009 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

Never slowing down because I'm never stopping :D

Since the day I was diagnosed with diabetes until today I've learned so many things, such as:

1.- That I don't need to ask me"why?", because it isn't to late.

2.- I need to keep it UP! high or low, for my family and friends.

3.- I HAVE TO BE PROUD OF ME, because I can still do all the things I love to do like: writing, acting, dancing and photography!

So my simple win today, which is an everyday small victory, is not just being proud of diabetes, is having the… Continue

Added by DSandCT on November 29, 2009 at 11:59am — 2 Comments

Teddy bears Picnic

Living room sorted for Jessica and Daniels teddy bear picnic Jacob is only 2 weeks old so perhaps next year we can do it again, sheila and I have put out 70 bears of all sizes and descriptions all hungry little bears, table laid picnic hamper includes fresh strawberries and Dream topping ham sandwiches cut into triangles ,little pots of salad including cucumber and tomatoes which they both love, jellies Babybel light cheeses individual small hamburgers and hot dogs lots of food for hungry… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 29, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

The questions that define us!!

There are sometimes in your life you don’t really expect you’ll have to fight with more strength than others but sometimes it just happens doesn’t it? That happened to me, when I got diagnosed, in February of 2004, with type 1 diabetes.

By that time I didn’t even knew what was the doctor talking about, my mom was really scared and still is about the fact that she thinks I can’t take it or manage it by my own.

That’s why I get mad with her all the time, I don’t like when… Continue

Added by DSandCT on November 28, 2009 at 2:49pm — No Comments

How not to be afraid?

Often people come and ask me that if living with diabetes is difficult and how do I feel, although I would like to say it is not, that will be a lie because after all counting carbs, testing our blood sugar, inyecting ourselves with insulin and MAKING EXCERCISE, are sort of difficult but still I tell them that I feel lucky and confident.

One of my mom's friends, who was diagnosed recently, once asked me:

"How's that you're not afraid? How can't I be afraid?"

I… Continue

Added by DSandCT on November 28, 2009 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Diabetes Support and Care Team! (DSandCT)

Since the moment I got diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes I knew I wanted to make the Difference so "The DSandCT" is an especial group I created to make people know more about diabetes, because often some persons have false ideas about diabetes, even some persons at the moment that they are diagnosed don't even know diabetes exists!


To Support to deliver correct and reliable information about diabetes

To Help and give advices to people in this… Continue

Added by DSandCT on November 28, 2009 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Still hanging in there

The trouble with thinking you have got over the cold/flu is you get a false sense of security waking up feeling great for the first time in a couple of weeks just goes to show how wrong you can be, I woke up at 5am let the cat out made a cup of tea checked my emails 92 spam sat down read my magazine my son gave me last night and totally forgot the past 2 weeks of not being able to get out of bed.

It is now just after 10am damp and dark outside not nice to say the least and I do not… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 28, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Over the Counter

I used to think that vitamins and over the counter supplements were bogus. I am now a believer. My B12 level was zero and so now I get monthly B12 shots - totally helps your neuropathy. The first thing my endo did was put me on multivitamins, Caltrate + D, aspirin 81, and God's gift to women B6/B12. SInce, they have added Niacin (cholesterol magic), vitamin C and E, fish oil and milk thistle (liver problems). All of these have affected my blood work. The doctors don't add these lightly,… Continue

Added by Marcia Skidmore on November 28, 2009 at 10:19am — No Comments

Diabetes and MS

7 years ago I was disabled and in a wheel chair. Lately I have symptons again like I did 7 years ago. I went to the Dr and he identified what I had in one visit and an MRI and a spinal tap. I just wish that the Dr 7 years ago would have seen the spot on my brain so I could have been on meds then and not in a wheel chair. I missed alot with my three kids and work. I am glad now I know what it is. I also know now not to lay around in pain, it hurts worse. I need to walk around and stretch those… Continue

Added by Terrie Lutz on November 28, 2009 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

First A1c back since starting the pump!

I got my first a1c back since going on pump therapy yesterday and it is 5.5! i was excited because I thought that my a1c would actually rise where i am having hardly any lows anymore. But now I know that my hard work and eating is really paying off, hopefully i can continue to keep this up on the pump.

Added by snowangel66 on November 28, 2009 at 4:49am — 6 Comments

What's in your name

I came across the pig latin name for myself on line it is Aymondray Aterslay which I really like forename original english means wise protection, about 191 Americans go by the name of Raymond slater my numerology number is 3 my power animal is a Peruvian Pelican I always thought pelicans were birds.

I have never like my name sad to say it has never seemed lucky to me does the name your parents give you have anything to do with luck, you tell me, this is my 62 year perhaps in the next… Continue

Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 28, 2009 at 2:30am — No Comments

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