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December 2010 Blog Posts (174)

And did the New Year knock upon my door

As I sit here with my Angel and eldest daughter waiting for 2011 to come knocking on our front door it reminds me of many such nights in previous years,seeing the new year in with mom and dad then with my Angel and each of our 5 children as each one arrived by stork express then will all our kids as they grew up and finally grew wings and flew away,our nest has been so empty since they left and is in need of frsh twigs and material to build it new again,mo use to tell me not to look back…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on December 31, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Weight Gain After Diagnosis

I know that my first and foremost concern should be my health, and getting my life on track as a diabetic (which I am definitely doing), but I am also human.  As someone who has constantly struggled with maintaining an ideal weight, I was thrilled with my inexplicable weight loss before being diagnosed with Diabetes.  I had been in Europe for a few months, eating whatever I wanted (including fresh crusty loaves of Italian bread, homemade Czech pastries and…


Added by Frankie Sloane on December 31, 2010 at 8:34am — 17 Comments

Help with omnipod plus sports!

I recently got the omnipod and I haven't played any softball games or hardcore practices in it yet. When i play i am always diving and sliding in every chance possible. This is my first season being a diabetic which makes me pretty nervous, so if anyone is out there to help, I would love to hear from you!


Thanks! :)

Added by Lauren on December 30, 2010 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments


My insurance company seems to think that phone calls every so often is great diabetes education and follow up.

While the phone method is fine for some face to face works best for me.

In our area a hospital offers a wonderful resourse

The Diabetes Treatment…


Added by brnyrbr on December 30, 2010 at 5:07pm — 4 Comments

Winners of the 2010 TuDiabetes Awards: take a moment to congratulate them!



TuDiabetes Un-Certified Educator:

"He is just a library of knowledge when it comes to so many things! I am incredibly impressed by how much he knows, and he just always seems to have an answer to everything."

The winner is bsc:…


Added by Manny Hernandez on December 30, 2010 at 2:30pm — 30 Comments

Happy New Year to all my TuD friends! And maybe it be shiny too!

Wow, what a year it has been - definately NOT one of my best and in all honestly, THE worst year I have ever had (so far). Why? Because this was the year I found out I had D. Feb 26, 2010 to be exact (never will forget that date!).


I think back on the month of March and what a WREAK I was - I am sure I might chuckle if I read my thread posts on here from back than. Some of you might remember. I think the first one was entitled something like "I am SOOO scared." Wow. I feel…


Added by KimKat on December 30, 2010 at 2:04pm — 1 Comment

Medicare 2011 DME Changes

I posted the following article on my WordPress blog yesterday but also wanted to post it here in case anyone was not aware of the upcoming changes to Medicare.  Medicare is making changes to the DME portion of Medicare – that includes stuff like test strips, wheelchairs and oxygen.  Starting January 1st, Medicare…


Added by Kelly WPA on December 30, 2010 at 12:22pm — 8 Comments

Not Gonna Lie, I'm a Bit Frustrated

A little over a year ago, we lost my grandpa to colon cancer. My grandma, who we call Mema, isn't really done dealing with that. Plus, her friend from work, Becky, was just diagnosed with colon cancer. So now she's really stressed out and worried about losing her friend the same way she lost her husband.


Then yesterday, she had to put her 2 year old puppy down. The dog, Tiny, had congestive heart failure, pneumonia, AND heart worms. It all sprung up out of nowhere and by the…


Added by brandi on December 30, 2010 at 12:21pm — 2 Comments


I started on the Dexcom a couple of days ago and am wondering if anyone in the group has successfully used a "Windows for Mac" program to download information from the Dexcom. I am currently frustrated that both Minimed and…


Added by silverdandme on December 30, 2010 at 10:59am — 3 Comments

Goals, Not Resolutions

There are many people in the DOC who have been writing lately about their resolutions for 2011.  Well, I'm not very into the idea of resolutions - let's face it, 'New Year's Resolutions' kind of have a reputation for failing, right?  But that's not to say I'm not a goal-oriented person.  I certainly do like to set goals for myself.


So without further ado, I am 'going public' with my goals (not just necessarily for 2011, some will be shorter-term, some will be…


Added by Kari on December 30, 2010 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

Excuse me do you have to do that in PUBLIC

 Why do I feel so embarrassed when I lift up my shirt say in a caf'e and inject myself with insulin,I normally say to my Angel is anyone looking and try to hide the process as much as I can yet sitting opposite could be a woman breast feeding a baby,ok i have to look away because this sort of thing as not done in public in my days,it really puts me in the told codgers bracket no offence to man woman or beast,but red in the face I go just goes to show waht a sheltered life I have lived in a…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on December 30, 2010 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Why are BANANAS yellow

Not sure what day it is some days I wake up bright as a spark the other like a light bulb with a burnt out filerment,apoloise at the beginning for my awful spelling spell checker does not want to work on this forum,back to this morning it is 8.08 am so time for my victoza dosage here goes..........done might as well take my morning medication 13 pills for heart failure prostrate and now the prize winner this year of Gout not goat which I feel like like right now,i am sure I can feel 2 horns…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on December 30, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Thank you and Happy New Year

To all the wonderful people at Tu here is a link to a card:

Thank you for all the wisdom and support that you all share. Being a part of this special community means very much to me. I enjoy reading, learning, sharing, laughing and sometimes crying with all the discussions, blogs and photos. Happy New Year everyone!



Added by Amy on December 30, 2010 at 6:22am — 1 Comment

Health Policy




I am still very new to and I am writing to ask if its OK to discuss health care policy issues in this forum?  I want to contribute to this forum in many ways and in many areas, but I also want to "do the right thing" in the right place ;-) !!  

Any and all input would be really appreciated !


Thanks to all,    Boston


Added by Boston on December 30, 2010 at 6:09am — 4 Comments

Why do I thank God?

   I live in a extremely small town, so small where I know almost everyones vehicles, everyones name in my high school, and I live in one of those towns where everyone knows everything about everyone. There are only 2 Diabetics in my high school and unlike a lot of people i am thankful that God picked me.

   Not a lot of people can say that but i proudly can.

   Yes, my world has changed and yes, everything is different now but... everything does happen for a reason; The hard…


Added by Lauren on December 29, 2010 at 11:35pm — 6 Comments

Inch by Inch Anythings a Cinch

Hi all :)

I stole the quote but that's how I feel right now.




Added by brnyrbr on December 29, 2010 at 4:41pm — 4 Comments


On Wednesdays I work from 10am to 8:30pm.  When my husband goes to work in the afternoon he takes the kids to my moms house.  Chloe changed her set this afternoon, after lunch, and apparently, her BG consistently went higher after that.  However, I was not made aware of any of this until she is sitting at a restaurant with my parents, ready to eat and her BG was 369.  She then informs me that she hasn't had anything to eat since lunch and her BG as even gone up from her 2 hour check.  She… Continue

Added by Lori on December 29, 2010 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

Cauliflower Wurstchen Goulash

I did a toss together meal last night. Some family friends came in from out of town, so we visited till 9pm or so, then they left for another destination. My wife then went to put the little one to bed and I jumped in the kitchen to try out the new immersion blender I received for Christmas. I have  a cauliflower bisque base that I got from Gerri and make weekly to bi-weekly as its too easy and yummy. Its also super simple and easy to build on. I'm a real toss things together type of cook so…


Added by Kim S. (onesaint) on December 29, 2010 at 3:56pm — 9 Comments

Real Person Sick

To borrow a phrase from Kerri of Six Until Me, I've been "real person sick" for the past few days. Yuck. Nose stuffed, dizziness, head feeling like a helium balloon, and nausea. That last one hit yesterday. Thankfully, bgs have been behaving themselves (thank goodness for small favors). I even checked for ketones just in case the meter wasn't giving the right reading. Good news: Only small amount of ketones.

My biggest issue right…


Added by AngelaC on December 29, 2010 at 2:59pm — 6 Comments


I had my first family therapy session with my dad and therapist today. It went rather well, and I am determined to get better on my own (well, with the help of my treatment team and supports) and stay out of the hospital.


I had a good reading of 112 at lunch. My therapist asked how I was feeling physically and I said really good. I forgot what it felt like to have a good reading. I do really feel a lot better when my blood sugars are in range and I feel better emotionally…


Added by Michelle on December 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — 10 Comments

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