November 2010 Blog Posts (196)

Converting blood sugar measurements

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 — 6 Comments

Face like a Klingon's backside

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that after getting diabetes my face became more sore no this is not a scientific observation just my own experience so do not quote me on that,I have tried all brands of after shave soothing balm baby lotion you name it during my forty six or so years putting blade to skin I did not find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…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 17, 2010 at 3:42am — 1 Comment

This is my daughter Danielle age 9 years .

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…


Added by DANTE on November 17, 2010 at 12:49am — 2 Comments

Letter from SHROPSIRE

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…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 17, 2010 at 12:36am — No Comments

sometimes rant

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 — 1 Comment

So much for help...

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 — 5 Comments


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 — 10 Comments

About "Me"... per se

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 — 1 Comment

UPDATE: I Have to Know - Got the Kids Screened

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…


Added by Greg on November 16, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

I am at 7 months pregnant

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…


Added by Mel on November 16, 2010 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Beach2Battleship Half-Iron Triathlon Race Report

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…


Added by Bradford on November 16, 2010 at 8:47am — 5 Comments

My D Kit, and how to Keep it Warm

Here I sit, trying to come up with some higher purpose, some totally wise words, getting all philosophical and metaphysical on the diabetes tip, and maybe I should just be practical and tell people about my experience. About how to go in the backcountry with insulin and the whole kit and caboodle. What works for me. Ok, yeah, that’s what this post is about.…


Added by Daniel on November 16, 2010 at 5:27am — No Comments

Getting this thing together

Gang I am hardheaded. I sabotoge myself over and over again. I will eat things which I know will harm me. This is the first time I am amitting this. I appear to have a death wish but I want to live. I do not know if this eaven make sense. I know I need to get my head right. I am seeing my great-grands but what about my great-great grand childre. Thank you for giving me a format where I can vent.

Added by peaches on November 16, 2010 at 4:43am — 3 Comments

Thoughts on a cold and frosty Novembers morning

All come all ye faithful, the scene outside with every where covered in frost is real Christmassy just footprints of a cat otherwise you could be forgiven there are thousands of souls living near by, smudge ventured out but within 10 minutes was meowing and scratching the back door to come back in, she now wants petting and feeding in and out of my legs leading me to her cupboard where she knows breakfast is kept, OK smudge what do you fancy this morning chicken in gravy tuna or lamb with…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 16, 2010 at 12:21am — 1 Comment

Live Big - Dream Big

I spent last Friday and Saturday with a group of amazing women who came together to recharge.

We met at a Conference Center near my home here in Connecticut where my husband Vinnie and I have done reupholstery and drapery work. Led by Dr. Cynthia Barnett, the retreat's focus was getting Re-Fired -Re-Charged - Re-Juvenated. On Friday afternoon the entire group focused on assessing our individual health and…


Added by DeniseC on November 15, 2010 at 4:49pm — 2 Comments

World Diabetes Day celebrations!

Yesterday was one of my favourite days of the year, and one that I'll not be soon to forget--World Diabetes Day!

Despite the cold. Despite the wind. Despite the rain. We had an amazing day.

Yesterday, a group of 40 amazing, enthusiastic, energetic and INSPIRING individuals with Type 1 diabetes got together, along with our 5.5ers (those our are friends and fam, living without diabetes... dubbed such as they always seem to have that 'perfect' blood sugar of 5.5mmols/L!) for an… Continue

Added by Jen on November 15, 2010 at 2:00pm — 10 Comments

Forty winks or a dandelion blowing in the breeze

Sitting here my body sweating all over sun shinning outside but my legs and feet still felling cold

I have had to take of my cardigan the sweat is boiling out of me so hot I could boil a kettle on my knee

Late with insulin today had it with dinner perhaps that is why buckets of sweat is pouring out of me

My computer seat is red hot in sympathy with me wish my feet did the same how happy I would be

The day rolls on and soon it will be gone and jack frost could…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 15, 2010 at 6:32am — No Comments


Once more into the breach insulin pen in hand needle ready to pierce my finger on the side seems less painful less nerve ending there I read once why I do not just go ahead and jab myself is the question diddle daddle waiting for the right moment is fast becoming a habit with me, less face it as the nurse tells me it is just a little prick sometimes it is other times it hurts a lot, mom would have said you little cry baby, but needles and me really do not mix.

Recovering from my heart…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on November 15, 2010 at 12:52am — No Comments

Diabetes and Alcohol: Help Me Please

First off HELLO TuD friends. I haven't been on here since August 2009!! I feel terrible. How is everyone doing?

Okay so I am approaching the age of legal drinking. I can be honest I have drank before but I never did it responsibly. I would ignore what my sugar levels were doing and just did what I wanted. Well for the past year now I have been keeping my levels great and I haven't allowed myself to slip up at all. And since…


Added by Amber on November 14, 2010 at 9:24pm — 4 Comments

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