November 2010 Blog Posts (196)

want to talk to other diabetics in college

hey so i never come on this site but im trying to more often because i dont really kno any other diabetics and have nobody to talk to about my diabetes issues/questions (besides my endicrinologist). I've had diabetes since i was 9 and just turned 20. I've been in… Continue

Added by Alex Murphy on November 30, 2010 at 10:53pm — 2 Comments

Is There A Civil War?

** There’s been a lot of conversation about the Civil war: Diabetes vs. diabetes article by Julie Deardorff that originally appeared in the…


Added by Scott on November 30, 2010 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

'Just Wrap Me in a Dryer Sheet'

Ever wonder what the deal is with static electricity playing mindgames on our insulin pumps and CGMS? Well, so have I. My Type 1 mom of 52 years shares her story about this issue and what pump and CGM companies have told her. Check it out over at The Diabetic's Corner Booth.

Added by Michael Hoskins on November 30, 2010 at 9:13am — 1 Comment

Diabetes by any other name...

Over the past week, the media has been busy discussing the "war between Type1 and Type2s". Supposedly there has been a hot debate raging regarding changing the name of Type 1 diabetes to any but diabetes. They say that some people with… Continue

Added by Barb Wagstaff on November 30, 2010 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

One lump or two Sir

Another sneeze did I hear someone say bless you,have been cold all day long central heating on but it is a coldness that comes straight from your bones if you know what I mean, I managed to take my insulin with my dinner late I know, but better late than never,smudge has not moved all day curled up on my side of the bed as smug as a rug in spring.hobbled outside today and they some bread to the birds must remember to leave them a drink of water in case the conditions get even worse than they…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 30, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

Test of Firefox

This is a test to see if I can post here, too.

Added by PaulaO on November 29, 2010 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Doing well and Doing Good! Diabetes forecast Magazine!

I feel so blessed to be apart the December issue of Diabetes Forecast Magazine. It just hit newsstands today.. :-) I was featured along with 11 other wonderful making a difference in the world of diabetes. One being Manny Hernandez found of I sure have been blessed this year!

Check it out! :-)… Continue

Added by Jill Knapp on November 29, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Legislative (Lame) Duck Hunting

As a kid of the 80s reaching that video game age in the early 90s, the Nintendo was truly an early love and came into my home to provide hours of entertainment. One of the games included with this system was Duck Hunt, which many know by the orange plastic handgun used to hunt down the passing birds that appear on the screen. Well, now I find myself using those Duck Hunt skills as I set my D-Advocacy sights on the Lame Duck Congress and urge them to vote on diabetes-focused legislation.…


Added by Michael Hoskins on November 29, 2010 at 3:32pm — No Comments

As I wait and continue to learn

I have discovered a lot with my dex. I have learned in the short time I've been on it as listed:
1) first week the info was right on target +/- with my meter
2) the 2nd week was funky but it settled itself out
3) I got the infamous ??? and had to call dex for a new sensor and to get the green light to change it.
4) I changed new sensor and was fine until this morning 11/29/10 where I got the ???. I was beginning to get frustrated but once I was about to have…

Added by Amy on November 29, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

My Travel Workouts

Hey there!

I got a lot of responses to my crossfit-style World Diabetes Day workout video. So I decided to blog a bit more about my workouts. I posted it here--

the gist of it--
Exercise is essential for both type1 and type2 diabetics... and for all human beings! So I dont let my world…

Added by Ryan A on November 29, 2010 at 1:45pm — 3 Comments

The Primal Diabetic Progress Log ....

Doing something new for the training. There is a wonderful site run by a gentleman named Scooby that has all sorts of advice, instruction on getting into training.

I plan to combine the training there with the primal WOE, with a bit of primal stuff mixed in.

So, here is the first posting on my progress...

Added by Jason Sandeman on November 29, 2010 at 1:26pm — 2 Comments

Hypoglycemic Unawareness

Lately I've apparently been suffering from hypoglycemic unawareness. When I was a kid, I definitely suffered from it, and there came a time when I didn't anymore. It wasn't apparent, but all of a sudden there was a realization that I would feel low, I would test, be low, and… Continue

Added by Briley on November 29, 2010 at 12:46pm — 3 Comments

My Lantus Experiment

I'll tell you up front I could really use help with this so if you've experienced something similar or have some ideas, shoot 'em out.

I can't seem to stop my blood sugar from skyrocketing early in the morning. Yes, I know about the "dawn phenomenon" and growth hormones being released in my body between…


Added by Riva Greenberg on November 29, 2010 at 10:39am — 12 Comments

Ask the Well Done Chef! Oiling Parchment Paper?

Gerri writes:
I have recipes that call for oiling both sides of parchment paper. Food doesn't stick to parchment paper, so why grease it? Is it to keep the paper flat? Thanks.

I have posted a video answer to Gerri's question over at my blog:

Added by Jason Sandeman on November 29, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

When I was but a lad

How sweet some memories of summers past of winters with warm gloves and hats,the smell of log fires burning in the fireplace of marshmallows melting the snow,of doggy sitting at my feet, my mom and dad who cuddle me and tell me of what wondrous things to be, the snow is falling the owl is calling the smoke up the chimney goes dad tells me he loves my little toes,he says this little piggy went to market and so the story goes,I say my prayers my soul to keep I close my eyes and fall asleep,a…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 29, 2010 at 1:57am — No Comments

Clean my soul with a feather

This is my 4th attempt this morning to write a blog,what an awful name blog,why not well I cannot think of anything can you to call a blog,answers please,on what you think it should be called,could not even find a definition in my Chambers super mini dictionary.

Very cold night again 15 below in some places so it was pretty bad for some folks,I woke up at 5am thanks to smudge puring in my ear she has my brain well trained because I always wake up it is such a comforting sound the…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 29, 2010 at 12:47am — No Comments

not about diabetes

winter storm blew in from the north, we live right on the north end of the island so when storms roll in from the north we are right there on the bow of the boat so to speak. sounded pretty violent out side could't see anything except salt spray as it hit the windows. no lights just the wood stove for heat and the wind can find all the little holes in the house one that I can't find when I look for them in the summer. we do not often think about how far north we are in the seattle area. sure… Continue

Added by thomas on November 28, 2010 at 10:52pm — No Comments

i had grand plans

was going to do some glucose number crunching today, got myself all stable for several hours with a median 92. isn't that gorgeous? i felt great. and then i was going to eat something and not take insulin to make sure my numbers are still accurate. my insulin use is up 30% this year and it's mostly corrections. my doc and i are stumped.

but then i woke up and got out of bed and this happened. without eating anything or doing anything. just bam!

seriously, my liver is in a bad mood or… Continue

Added by marti w on November 28, 2010 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

diabetes etiquette card

kept wanting a little card to hand people who get all up in my diabetes. especially this time of year with potlucks and holiday treats at work.

but the internet didn't provide, so i made one. help yourself, it's a word document, should print double sided and then just cut along the lines. i made it in a word 2003 business card template but i can't print it until tomorrow.

a little of my own words, a few things from some friends, and a couple of word choices from the behavioral diabetes… Continue

Added by marti w on November 28, 2010 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

As The Washer Turns...

I sit here waiting for my clothes, finally able to produce a blog entry in almost a month. I've been so frustrated that I haven't been able to write, due to illness, fatigue, or both. It's so hard to accept my physical limitations.… Continue

Added by Hakima on November 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

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