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It’s the last Blue Friday in November and Lorenzo Piemonte, World Diabetes Day Coordinator for the International Diabetes Federation, is giving us a look at how WDD was celebrated around the world.
Read more in our post at Discuss Diabetes.…Continue
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on November 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The title may lead you to believe you are going to read about some horrific tragedy. Sorry about that. Yep, it's a little misleading however that was not the intention.
This is about my journey into T-2 diabetes.
I felt I had experience with this insidious disease and lived with it nearly every day. You see, my mother-in-law was a T-1. I watched her struggles to maintain workable numbers. Her numbers were all over the chart and she could pop a high or drop extremely low at any…Continue
I've always been ashamed of the fact that I'm T1 diabetic. Why? Because it's caused so many problems in my life, I feel many people think I'm a "weak" person, and somewhat fragile. I've had to endure a ruptured appendix, a kidney transplant, and a couple of other surgeries over the past few years, and it's not something I'm proud of. Every time a friend or family member walks into the hospital to visit me, I've got a plethora of tubes and needles hooked up to every orface of my body. It's…Continue
It saddens me that I waited so long to start on a CGM. My numbers these past 10 days have never been better. Never. I'm able to see trends, better prepare for food and catch highs and lows before they become problems.
It saddens me even more that this technology isn't readily available for everyone that needs it.
If you are on the fence about starting with a CGM I can't think of too many reasons not to do so.
Added by NiceDiabetes on November 29, 2012 at 11:08pm — No Comments
Added by Pastelpainter on November 29, 2012 at 10:53pm — No Comments
My chemistry teacher made a quick comment about how when one consumes sugar, it paralyses the immune system for x amount of time. This was fascinating to hear, because diabetics are known to have a weak immune system - so I've done some reading and this is the best site that I've found for it at…Continue
Over a full week in and things are still going great. I decided on a sensor change this morning. 2 reasons why. 1, it had been 7 days and I'll have a surplus of sensors in a short time. 2. I REALLY wanted a long, hot shower. Like 40 minutes of near burning water :D So yeah, it was justified. New sensor is on and working perfectly, calibrated after 2 hours, and when I checked it 7 hours later it was spot on to my meter (not even a point off).
Monday is back to the endo and coach for…Continue
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that this system that we live in is really conducive to fears and stresses and essentially promotes the fears and stresses within the fight or flight response, and that this system within the constant need to get money in order to be…Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on November 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
So things have been going pretty good for the most part. Started my job last week and my sugars have actually been low lately! Although last week I was really sick and my blood sugars kept going in the 300's..it was bad I couldn't keep food or water down and I thought I might have to go to the hospital if it keeps going on past a day! But I did manage to get better so yeah like I said at work my numbers have been pretty good..I have been getting some lows in the 50's though and that kind of…Continue
Added by Shayla on November 28, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments
Where your numbers are so steady you just don't want to eat anything :D I know it's against the point, but let's see if I can't keep up today's streak. G4 is still going strong, and have been withing 5 points on every calibration. Never thought I would be as impressed as I am with it. For those keeping score, I have my "red line" set to 65 and most of the dips below last night were in the mid 50's. Nothing 6oz of OJ didn't cure. Breakfast here was at 9:30 am, right around 40 carbs (multi…Continue
Added by Black Llama on November 28, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments
I had a very odd conversation with Eric's brother Nate last night. It seems Nate, who's nearly 8, has become a bit jealous of the "attention" his brother gets from me. Even pointing out that a lot of this attention involved me poking Eric with sharp objects, or not letting him eat until I was sure his blood sugar was going down, it was clear that Nate felt that "Mama likes Eric" better than she "likes Nate."
"What makes you think that?" I asked finally.
"Well," he said, a bit…Continue
I'll be blogging periodically about what it was like to write my book. I hope that you'll find the story interesting and even motivating. It's a story of luck, hard work, a little right place/right time and a whole lot of "look what we can all do together". I'll be titling these posts Life Is Short: Then the blog title so that you can easily tell these posts from the ones about type I. I want…Continue
Added by Scott on November 28, 2012 at 7:18am — No Comments
I am sorry i haven not been very active here. I have benen going through hell for over a year. Things have reallywent down hill. The complications have really hit me hard. I have other health issues and disabilities too. I have been miserable. Sometimes i just want to give up.
I haven't been around much anymore. Here is the reason why...
My life is rapidly falling apart, and it is all my own fault. I wish I could have been a better person.
I love you and I always will.
It's hard to write about the sucky aspects of diabetes when things are going good:) I can proudly say, that the last 3 months are going well, bs control is in check, new tools to control both T1 and T2 are still working (knowing damn well that can all change in a heart beat.) Craig made a comment to me the other day that I have been very "feisty" these last couple weeks, and I must agree him, but why? So I started pondering on that statement. When a T1 gets glimpses of feeling good, and…Continue
Added by Francie on November 27, 2012 at 7:05pm — No Comments
It hardly seems real that I've had this little thing stuck on me for a week now. I wouldn't trade it for anything though. Barring yesterdays horribleness I could not be happier with the results I've had. It has helped my diabetes related panic attacks tremendously and I've had some of the tightest control that I've see since my DX. Today (back on MDI) was another banner one. I was able to keep between 65 and 120 all day.
Monday I see my endo and coach along with a new person from…Continue
Added by Black Llama on November 27, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that when we are stressed we will access the flight or fight response which has been hardwired into our brains from the primitive days to either fight off predators or to run away from predators or ensuing danger, wherein all that we…Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on November 27, 2012 at 5:22pm — No Comments