December 2008 Blog Posts (139)

Santa and Sarah, if she can over come We all CAN

Grab a Kleenex



>>>> SANTA and SARAH

>>>>

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>>>> Three years ago, a little boy and his grandmother came to see Santa

>>>> At the Mayfair Mall in Wisconsin . The child climbed up on his lap,

>>>> holding a picture of a little girl. 'Who is this?' asked Santa, smiling. 'Your friend? Your sister?'' 'Yes, Santa,' he replied. 'My

>>>> sister, Sarah, who is very sick,' he… Continue

Added by Amber on December 31, 2008 at 6:39pm — No Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR

i wish every one a happy and safe new year.

For this upcoming new year my resolution is to get my A1C under 8.0
so far i have made it down to Ten point One and well thats simply over a 3 month period from october at 12.1 so if i can keep going maybe in a few months i will reach my goal.

good luck everyone in this new year and may it be better than the last

Added by Amber on December 31, 2008 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Happy New Year!!

To all my friends at tudiabetes.com, I want to wish you a safe and prosperous new year. May 2009 be more that you hoped for!



Kids are coming over this evening, so we'll be snacking and watching other folks out on the town! I don't think I've been out on NYE for 3 or 4 years now. Guess I should get a girlfriend so I'd have someone to go with. LOL, I haven't been out with a woman that wasn't a member of my immediate family for I don't know how long. Maybe I should make that a… Continue

Added by Scott on December 31, 2008 at 9:45am — 4 Comments

Let's do lunch!

Hi Everyone,

This is in response to a need to meet up via short comments to give a long distance hug or in some way lighten the burden of someones load. For some of us; it is a health issue of a family member or one of our own needs.

For some it is military deployment of a loved one. Or, financial burdens or insurance hassles and we need a spot to vent and just "share" the common frustration of it all.

To this, Let's start our "Do Lunch" for 2009. Let's encourage each other as we… Continue

Added by MeadowLark on December 31, 2008 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

Is Dietary Fiber Beneficial in Diabetes?

What is the evidence that dietary fiber from whole foods and dietary supplements is beneficial in diabetes? Based on the current data, diets providing 30 to 50 g fiber per day from whole food sources consistently produce lower serum glucose levels compared to a low-fiber diet. Fiber supplements providing doses of 10 to 29 g/day may have some benefit in terms of glycemic… Continue

Added by Diana Young, RD, CDE, CPT on December 31, 2008 at 6:55am — 3 Comments

It has been a while

Well it has been a while since I had last blogged or had time to geton tudiabetes asn I have really missed it. It is been about 11 months on the pump and I have an A1C of 6.5 (5.9 before) and well some really un wanted weight gain. This summer I decided to take the plung and have sinus surgery. I have horrable allergies and swizzle stick sized sinus (I am 6'1" and barrel chested). My wonderful ENT did hte surgery very little pain and I can now blow my nose (I never could it was that bad). Well… Continue

Added by Matthew Yarbrough on December 30, 2008 at 11:52pm — No Comments

NOT a "Perfect" diabetic at all!

I am on vacation and have been over doing it! I am a diabetic who does NOT count carbs at all..not even in the slightest!!

I hate doing it(I used to..but, it got stupid and boring for me!! I am also NOT watching what I am eating..and so, my doctor is going to have a "field day" with me aswell!!



I am a diabetic journey, on the edge of a messy road spill!



I have gotten sick from eating too much food, or too rich ,too sweet, too much foods..etc..!

I am a mess,… Continue

Added by luvscoco99 on December 30, 2008 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Low Carb Beer Recommendations

Beer bottles on wall

One of the challenges of being a Belgian and Ale drinker who also has diabetes is that most of the great tasting brews have a lot of carbohydrates and some have a lot of alcohol. Alcohol presents an interesting problem. The carbohydrates raise blood sugars ( within minutes ) but the alcohol lowers blood sugar hours later. For someone on insulin this present a challenge of… Continue

Added by Khürt Williams on December 30, 2008 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Weekend in NYC and the $150.00 bottle of Humalog

Friday as I was getting ready to go to the city for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary, I remember thinking, "don't forget your eyedrops! oh, I'll grab them from the fridge when I get the insulin". Of course, the realization that I had neither my eyedrops for glaucoma nor the insulin didn't hit me until hours later. I had about 100 units left, and I only average about 18-20 per day, so even a 35 or 40 unit prime would get me to Monday morning, but I kept worrying about the possibilities… Continue

Added by Marie B on December 30, 2008 at 9:56am — 9 Comments

Been Away a Long Time...

Wow I haven't logged into my account for a long time! Here is a quick update for anyone who may have wondered....



My pregnancy went very well and was largely uneventful. On August 13th my little boy Douglas Christopher was born, the perfect picture of health, at 7 pounds 6 ounces and 19 inches long. His sugars went a tad low right after his birth but they came up with some formula and have been stable and normal ever since. He is growing like a weed, and he's just the best thing… Continue

Added by Dara on December 30, 2008 at 8:03am — 4 Comments

11 Years and Counting...

Today marks the day of my eleventh year with diabetes!



It's been a long, hard road...but I think I have finally hit a good point ever since I started the Omnipod =) I can't believe it's been 11 years already. Then again, it seems like I have had it all my life. Without my diabetes being diagnosed I would not even be here today. I am so thankful to have diabetes. If I have a lifelong disease, I'm going to make the best of it! Yes, I have those days that I just want to throw in the… Continue

Added by sugarrbabie on December 30, 2008 at 7:13am — 3 Comments

Prayer: Helpful or harmful to those with diabetes?

I've often wondered how prayer validates itself as a worthwhile activity to those who rely on it for healing and protection, with regards to diabetes and honestly, all other ailments. My main problem with the idea of prayer being efficacious stems from this absolute but undeniable fact:



God has never healed a Type 1 diabetic of Type 1 diabetes.



Furthermore, no Type 1 diabetic has ever experienced a spontaneous remission of the disease. Indeed, no Type 1 diabetic has ever… Continue

Added by Jason on December 30, 2008 at 12:31am — 19 Comments

Still Sick ...

Yep, I'm still sick. Nothing new about that though. With having Valley Fever, that's the norm ... a long recovery time! Add in the Diabetes, and well, you've got a recipe for an extra LONG recovery time!



So, I'm still coughing, still a bit congested, still a bit weak, added a sore throat to the mix, for the last couple weeks, and then a few days ago I got laryingitis too! What fun!!! NOT! *sigh* Though, I think hubby likes that last part! LOL My voice had slowly faded since Christmas… Continue

Added by Melissa Johnson on December 29, 2008 at 11:19pm — 3 Comments

Glucose meter - small town

I was so disgusted with this town on Sunday, Jan-Hendrik went with his sister (it was het birthday) and 10 other friends to a guest farm to picnic for the day. Lot's of swimming and lots of sun. When he swim he normally take of his pump for that period. So lot's of periods without a pump - I knew his bs was going to be wacky that night.



By 5pm they called me and told met that his glucose meter (medisence optium plus) won't work and it seemed as if his sugar is high (irritability -… Continue

Added by Riette on December 29, 2008 at 8:59pm — 6 Comments

Post Christmas/Pre New Year

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We had a very good day. Even though half of us were coming down with a strange sinus/allergy or something. The weather was horrendous. Hot, humid. Then rain all night Friday and all day Saturday. No chance to get out and get exercise and work off all of that wonderful food.



As I am traveling around the Internet, reading about various things. I am finding new and different ways to cook and exercise. I bought that book by Michael Geary… Continue

Added by Sandy on December 29, 2008 at 3:43pm — No Comments

HEY EVERYONE

MY A1C TODAY WAS 11 COMPARED TO MY OVER 14 A1C LAST TIME IM SO HAPPY THAT I BROUGHT IT DOWN IT MAKES ME FEEL BETTER ABOUT MYSELF AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN TALKING TO ME YOU GUYS ARE NICE AND IM GLAD I JOINED TUDIABETES

THANK YOU,
BEN

Added by Ben on December 29, 2008 at 3:10pm — 4 Comments

Dr. Visit

Well our Dr. visit went great. The dr. showed me how to give DD a glucagon shot if I should ever need to. (crossing fingers to not ever have to do this). She said that DD's A1c dropped from 7.8 to 7.1 and that is GREAT! She didn't need to see us for at least 2 months. Yippie. No insulin change.
Patting DD on the back for a good job!!

Christmas was great for us. We all got great gifts and got to spend quality time with our relatives! We were very thankful that they were all there!

Added by Christina Luis on December 29, 2008 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Diabetic testing supplies....

anybody out there please let me know if you know where to:

FIND TESTING STRIPS....FREE...

I AM DIABETIC AND HAVE NO MEDICAL INS. AT ALL. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO BUY MY OWN TESTING STRIPS BECAUSE I ONLY HAVE JUST RECENTLY RELOCATED BACK TO NEW YORK FROM ORLANDO FLORIDA.,( I LOST MY JOB.) I START A PT JOB IN JAN09 BUT, OFCOURSE THEY DON'T OFFER MEDICAL. WHAT CAN I DO? WHERE CAN I GO FOR HELP??

I DON'T KNOW WHERE OR WHO TO ASK I'VE ONLY BEEN BACK IN NY 3MOS., CAN'T GET MY MEDS OR… Continue

Added by mama Haydee on December 29, 2008 at 12:32pm — 4 Comments

I always forget the post title...

Well, I hope everyone survived the holiday season relatively intact. I use the word "relatively" because we can't choose our relatives and, honestly, are all these body parts really needed?



We managed to get thru the season here. Had a white Christmas, little freezing rain, a thunderstorm that had hellacious straight line winds and 60 degrees the day after Christmas.



My sugars ran high most of the weekend, but I know I was being conservative on carb counting and mealtimes… Continue

Added by Scott on December 29, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

A Christmas Poem.

I hope everyone here had a wonderful holiday as we gear up to close out 2008! Siah (annoying little gray cat) had a productive Christmas Eve, helping Santa deliver his presents. (Here's the full Christmas poem - complete with more useless puns than should be legal.)



I've been thinking about New Year's resolutions and my hopes and goals for 2009. As far as 2008 goes, I'm grateful for everything that the diabetes… Continue

Added by Kerri Sparling on December 29, 2008 at 7:59am — 1 Comment

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