December 2007 Blog Posts (115)

Recipe for a Happy New Year

Here is the recipe, bon apetit!

Take 12 months, clean them from envy, bitterness, costiveness, pedantry and divide them into 30 or 31 parts, so that the supply is enough for one year.

Each day individually arranged from:

  • 1 part of work
  • 2 parts sense of glad and humor
  • Add 3 accumulated tablespoons optimism
  • 1 tablespoon tolerance…

Added by Robert on December 31, 2007 at 7:39pm — No Comments


Well, I have not posted in a VERY long time. I don't want to start writing and have it be blah blah blah poor old me. I try and be an upbeat outgoing person. But lately, it's been hard and I feel like it's all a great big act. I am soooo out of control with my eating, weight and diabetes that's it's ridiculous. I have no idea what to do or where to start. I am going through way too much insulin trying to bring my BG's down, and it's not even working. I filled my resevoir on my pump up on…


Added by Lisa on December 31, 2007 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

Morning Blues.....

My morning started off bad.. At 6:30am my sensor had failed.... before then I had a low warning on the receiver at 1:45am so I got out of bed and checked my BG, it was 245... I calibrated.. then I got a blood drop in the upper right hand corner... check my BG and 225...... I calibrated again... another blood drop again, check BG and it was 211.... Calibrated again.... went back to bed..... My BG are high and I don't feel good.... I'm at work trying to get my work done so I can go home....…


Added by Shawna Staats on December 31, 2007 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Year In Review

Happy New Year's Eve, TuDiabetes! 2007 was a proud year of milestones for me, from planning my wedding to developing my voice as a writer. In honor of the last day of 2007, I've written a Year in Review post over at my blog, Six Until Me.

Thanks for this great community and thank you to each member of TuDiabetes. We aren't alone in this - not even close - and I'm…


Added by Kerri Sparling on December 31, 2007 at 8:35am — No Comments

Thank you everyone

I just want to say thank you to everyone that left extremely kind messages. I have made a decision to go ahead with pumping on 16 Jan. I had previously decided to start pumping with insulin but have now realised that saline may be best for the first week. You are right, my dad would not have wanted me to delay it after waiting so long. My mum is Type 1 too and not particularly knowledgeable about diabetes so I guess that the more I learn about it, the better I will be able to help her care for… Continue

Added by Verity Gibbons on December 30, 2007 at 4:40am — 2 Comments

help on exercise

help help , how do i get motivated to exercise i have knee problems so it hurts to walk .

Added by janet sheremeta on December 29, 2007 at 11:42am — 2 Comments

Not sure what to do!!!!!!!!

Tragically my Dad died on Saturday 22 December of a heart attack. I am absolutely devastated and dont know how we will ever get over it. He was was the most amazing and fantastic, Dad, Grandad and Husband and will be missed by us greatly. I am due to go on the pump on 16 Jan but not sure whether I should go ahead with this or to put it on hold. I dont know if I can deal with it right now. I am so very very sad.

Added by Verity Gibbons on December 28, 2007 at 4:18pm — 4 Comments

Day from hell yesterday

I got up at 4:30 am so we could get to airport by 6 to catch my flight back home. Get to airport, go to check in and I find out my flight has been canceled due to weather, since I got there early enough they were able to reroute my through another airline and another connection. Northwest tells me the flight they got me on through American is leaving at 7:45, ok no biggie, only 35 minutes later than I was supposed to. So I get down to American and get checked in and they tell me the flight has… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on December 28, 2007 at 3:51pm — 4 Comments

Non –Medical treatments

Complementary therapies can be tried alongside convectional medicines .yoga ,reflexology ,aromatherapy ,etc can be benefit someone with diabetes to feel more relaxed .as stress can have a detrimental effect on the blood glucose control, it may mean that diabetes improve as a result .

These therapies should always be complementary…


Added by Deepnagi on December 27, 2007 at 8:47pm — No Comments

NO NO Abilify

After I stopped taking Seroquel and started on Abilify I had 2 panic attacks; one on Christmas and one the next day. So that was it for all the trouble I went to with the insurance company. I went back on Seroquel and finally got a good night's sleep, and I haven't had any more panic attacks. My blood sugar was uneffected by the Abilify despite the patient info, and I still don't think Seroquel increases appetite. It's still a strange journey!

Added by jan rohrbough on December 27, 2007 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Big Pharma Reading Political Tea Leaves and Increasingly, Sees Democrats. Does It Matter?

With the Iowa Caucuses a mere few days away, and the New Hampshire primaries to follow shortly thereafter, I thought it might be interesting to see what the U.S. pharmaceutical industry thinks about the 2008 election. The real question is whether it even matters? I cannot answer that question today, but I can provide some perspective on what the American drug industry is thinking.

The pharmaceutical and health-products industry has spent more on… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on December 27, 2007 at 7:32pm — No Comments


First off thanks for all the comments all are appericiated.I hope everyone had a Great Christmas and made it through without giving in to those goodies that are all over well not all over but here. I make it sound like they are all around me but the fact is they are just here. I have to admit I gave in to a cookie here and there knowing how hard it is for me to get back in the zone. Today I have…


Added by Alan on December 27, 2007 at 9:49am — No Comments


I've been seeing a Neurologist because of painful legs, that is not Neuropathy. This has been going on for a while. The doctor put me on Lyerica and it helps, sometimes. Now he has decided that further studies need to be done like a doppler test and special bloodwork. I'm wondering has anyone had this experience and what was the outcome? It's frustrating from day-to-day when I wake up I never know what the day will be like. Whether I'll be able to exercise; will I be able to shop; will I be…


Added by Betty J on December 26, 2007 at 6:10pm — 4 Comments

Let me introduce myself...

My name is Shannon and 2007 brings me to my 20th year as a Type 1 diabetic. We should have reunions/celebrations for these types of things, come to think of it. Anyone up for it?

I was 12 when I was diagnosed in 1987. I took injections for 17 years and then began insulin pump therapy in 2004. What stands out most to me was early on feeling like I was the only one with this disease. Today, we live in a much different world, where diabetes is a very familiar disease. I'm thankful for…


Added by itsnotabeeper on December 26, 2007 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas by the numbers

Woke up today and was 135, took my normal insulin, ate biscuits and gravy for breakfast. Went back to bed after opening presents with my mom and dad. Guess my body wasn't ready to get up at 7. Woke up around 10, checked blood sugar again just to be sure and it was sitting at a happy 125. Was thinking this was going to be a great Christmas after all. Now my mom has no clue about diabetes, she thinks it comes from eating to much sugar as a kid. She also thinks that lows or highs are simple to… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on December 25, 2007 at 6:18pm — No Comments

What a Christmas!

After cooking at 7:30pm, I check my BG if it is ok to eat, 122... good... as directed by my endo, took metformin and waited 30mins... after 30mins meet the family in the dining... I felt weird, can't explain the feeling... when I put the food in my mouth, I could not feel the food... then i thought maybe I'm low... but before going to my room to test, I grab a piece of toblerone and put it in my mouth... when I prick my finger I didn't feel a thing! NUMB! I panic... I told my family my…


Added by yda1027 on December 25, 2007 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Holy crap I'm diabetic!

I was diagnosed only a few days ago. Quite the holiday present! Kinda always knew it was possible/probable. Mom is type-1 + some on my father's side. I am luckier than most in that I have a lot of support from back home + tons of resources here in the bay-area. I intend to make full use of both.

I am the proud father of one super-awesome 9yr-old. She is the light of my life. I work a boring sales gig (software). I follow baseball to the point of obsession.

My new life… Continue

Added by Robert on December 24, 2007 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

'Touched' by Diabetes

I'm always amused when I get an e-mail from this site. A community for people 'touched' by diabetes....because to me it doesn't seem like a touchy-feely type of disease. It seems more like a kick in the ribs, a backhand punch to the face, and finally a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus that sends us tumbling down about 7 flights of stairs. You know, something you can get up from and deal with, but it still smarts.

Then, when you try and punch it back, it grabs your arm and like a… Continue

Added by Vinz Clortho on December 24, 2007 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Good tidings to all...

Added by Shanda on December 24, 2007 at 10:46am — No Comments

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