Sugar and Diet Coke seem to be two staples for those of us in the Diabetes Community, so imagine my shock when two Greedy Vending Machines denied my attempts to obtain these much-needed boosts of sugar and caffeine. Two days, two times of greed. Apparently, the vending machines learn and it's an all-out D-Conspiracy designed to launch our D-Lives into chaos... Here's my tale over at The Diabetic's Corner… Continue
Added by Michael Hoskins on November 19, 2010 at 1:26pm —
I travel for business a few times a year and this past week was one of
those times. So, sports fans, I got to experience the new TSA Full
Monty Booty Body feel-up pat down techniques up close and personal!
Now, while I am sure there are some over-zealous friskers and overly hysterical… Continue
Added by Scott on November 19, 2010 at 10:00am —
Here is my latest foray into working out, but now with Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint Fitness.
Added by Jason Sandeman on November 19, 2010 at 6:43am —
World Diabetes Day landed in a whirlwind weekend of concerts for me.
On Friday night, my quartet had our first concert together!
It actually went pretty well! Of course, right after the concert my blood sugar had spiked pretty high.… Continue
Added by Sloane on November 18, 2010 at 4:15pm —
I created this page to share with my facebook friends about diabetes and weight loss. Please join or "Like" my page and contribute to the information.
Added by bobwalley on November 18, 2010 at 4:52am —
I can't remember how long ago that doctors began to tell me that my blood sugar was a little on the high side. It was more of a passing comment and then they moved on to something else. It happened so often that when I would go to a new doctor i would tell him/her that my blood sugar was always borderline. Back then they didn't know the word pre-diabetic so life when on the way it had always gone on. My last doctor before I went to the VA even went so far as to give me a meter to check my blood… Continue
Added by bobwalley on November 18, 2010 at 3:24am —
My lovely boyfriend and I were watching these clips on youtube and boy did I get lots of giggles out of them. We watched them over and over again and I just kept laughing so I thought I share to you guys these videos to give blood sugars a little deserving break. … Continue
Added by Amy on November 17, 2010 at 6:43pm —
Today is the first day since I can remember that I had a truely normal FBS. It was 85! Unmedicated. I am so happy.
The very low carb diet and the weight loss together are working!
Have a way to go, but this success makes me beleive that once I get my weight down to target I should be able to eat a little more carbs and keep normal sugars.
Added by Super_sally on November 17, 2010 at 5:53pm —
Could someone kindly advise me as to how to convert the US blood glucose readings to UK ones. I am sure there is a table here somewhere, I would be grateful is someone could point me in the right direction. Thanks
Added by Bic on November 17, 2010 at 12:21pm —
Added by Phill Dill on November 17, 2010 at 6:45am —
Shaving has always been the bain of my life not the process of shaving cutting yourself but the soreness afterwards I noticed that after getting diabetes my face became more sore no this is not a scientific observation just my own experience so do not quote me on that,I have tried all brands of after shave soothing balm baby lotion you name it during my forty six or so years putting blade to skin I did not find anything that really helped, I believed the garb spawned by shaving companies… Continue
Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 17, 2010 at 3:42am —
This whole week was of highs and lows. Its been nearly two years now that Danielle was diagnose as type 1 diabetes, five months prior to the diagnose she fell from a horse while doing lessons. The got a fright and she just fell off. Luckely she didn,t brake anything.
But she's not doing so well mentally coping with diabetes. Me as her mother are trying everyting I possibly can to stay 100% on track, but the problem is when she goes to school. She get snacks and fruit, I stay… Continue
Added by DANTE on November 17, 2010 at 12:49am —
Hate it when you have typed a blog and the computer decides to scrub it, and you have to start all over again thank heaven for the anti depression pills, I had poured out my soul deep kept secrets which would have shocked you, made life intolerable for some people and changed the World forever,on the other hand it might have sent people to sleep.
One of our more enduring traits as a nation is talking about the weather why well that is easy you never know from one day to the next what… Continue
Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 17, 2010 at 12:36am —
just t learning about using the technology, I started this rant on the what are you doing comment place and now I have found my way here. Hassling with insurance lately. It pushes my face into the whole being diabetic thing Yes I am fortunate to live in the twenty first century. Continuous glucose monitoring, insulin pumps, laser photoocoagulation, dialysis, high tech insulin. We are fortunate if we can find ways to access/pay for it. Life is stressful enough without test strips, batteries,… Continue
Added by thomas on November 16, 2010 at 11:34pm —
Before I start, I'll say this happened a while ago, but I just feel like complaining :)
This happened on another site. I went there just to ask a simple question, and it became a game of 20 questions.
I asked a simple question about a teacher (kind of a what would you do? scenario) , and I had about 5 people tell me that the situation would never happen to them because they had 504 plans... Ok that's nice, I would get one if I could, but I can't.
The reason why: I… Continue
Added by TimmyMac on November 16, 2010 at 5:11pm —
I wrote this January 30, 2010 after a 4 day stint in the hospital due to getting Ketoacidosis...and the reason I got Ketoacidosis is because I wanted to lose weight and I wanted to lose it fast. Needless to say, I learned my lesson after not being able to breathe...please don't judge, I've learned my lesson. :) But, I continue to struggle with checking my blood...…
Added by Desiree on November 16, 2010 at 4:00pm —
My husband and I have been involved in family nutrition for about 16 years now. His nephew was diagnosed at the age of 1 by way of a diabetic coma and several weeks in the ICU for T1 diabetes. Then, his family lived close. We knew the implications of dealing with this ever-stressful disease. Emotional and financial setbacks for my husband's family furthered the closeness of his Mom and Sister. They moved to Tennessee shortly after Nephew was diagnosed. Mom, Sister and Nephew live in one home. A… Continue
Added by dana0804 on November 16, 2010 at 2:54pm —
12/8/10: Just received word that both kids tested negative for the insulin antibodies! This is such good news and I am so happy, it makes me realize how different results would have really darkened my holiday spirit and possibly led to years of anxiety and guilt. I'm going to celebrate. The kids may not quite understand why, but they will!
I took my 8-yo daughter and 5-yo son in to a local research hospital for a blood draw as part of the TrialNet study. I… Continue
Added by Greg on November 16, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Everything is going so well, of course I've had a few bad days, 4 bad in total since I heard I'm carrieing a bambino'. My doc says I am doing great though, except for yesterday.
I found out my grandfather is in the hospital, minor heart attack, hes doing fine but because of the hormones and stress level, yesterday was one of those bad days, sugars persistantly stayed low, then elevated to safe levels then went low again, so in total 3 panic attacks in one hour and I over… Continue
Added by Mel on November 16, 2010 at 11:00am —
My last triathlon of the season was the PPD Beach2Battleship half-iron distance tri in Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington, NC. I had traveled into Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach a day early and had a house right on the beach...It is beautiful there! I will say that logistically it is not not the best race (expensive bike fees because you can only fly Delta or US Air; it's a point to point race, so it has two… Continue
Added by Bradford on November 16, 2010 at 8:47am —