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December 2011 Blog Posts (111)


Should You Go First

By A.K. Rowswell

Should you go first and I remain

To walk the road alone,

I'll live in memory's garden, dear,

With happy days we've known.

In spring I'll wait for roses red,

When fades the lilac blue,

In early fall, when brown leaves call

I'll catch a glimpse of…


Added by Pam on December 31, 2011 at 5:03pm — 1 Comment

Happy New Year to Every Body at Tudiabetes

Happy New Year to Every Body at Tudiabetes


Added by Beth on December 31, 2011 at 4:39pm — 2 Comments

Nighttime low

My blood sugars have been excellent over the past half a week or so. I'm still using lots of insulin, but my readings have been great. I've been using Diabetes Pilot to manually log everything, including all my food (including calories and other nutritional information), glucose, insulin, exercise, weight, and blood pressure (it's up and down so I'm supposed to monitor it), and any related notes like site changes. Logging has not been that hard since I can do it from my computer or the DP…


Added by Jen on December 31, 2011 at 11:00am — 5 Comments


My 12 year old T1 is interested in CGM. Was thinking of using the Dexcom only because I hear that name often.
Looking for feedback so I can make a healthy decision

Added by Dave on December 31, 2011 at 6:52am — 8 Comments

Dexcom Ridiculousness.....

So everybody who has a Dexcom CGM knows that the occasional ??? (question mark) or SENSOR FAILURE message is not to be unexpected...but why should Dexcom users have to be so....accustom to dealing with question marks or a sensor failure? I don't think that we, as Dexcom users, who expect to have a machine that is either 30 points above or below what our real sugar is should have to deal with constant sensor failures and ???, when we should just be able to look at the receiver and trust it.…


Added by Sammy Schneider on December 30, 2011 at 7:33pm — 5 Comments

these are too funny

I thought these were too funny. I found them on yahoo nd so i thought i would show you guys




Added by Anna Banana on December 30, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

If I seem to act 'different', people assume my levels are off...can you relate?

I have recently been spending time with family for the holidays. I know, know, know that when I'm low I can seem more passionate or irritable or loopy, and when I'm high I'm very irritable. But when I show any extreme emotion or get into a heated discussion, I am often met with a "are your blood sugars alright?", and I don't need that. Sometimes if I affirm that they are indeed normal, and I continue along, I get stopped and re-asked. It irks me a lot, because I don't like…


Added by Valerie on December 30, 2011 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

Thank all :)

I have been in the dark for so long because I turned my back on my diabetes. I'm not saying that I didn't take care of it, i just didn't listen to what my Doctor had to say about it. I was contempt to living in the past with my bottles of R and N, not learning any new stuff or sharing about my experiences but now here I am.

I am still in my closet about letting my friends know, and i maybe still there for a little while longer.

Since November I have a new diabetes doctor and…


Added by Closet-betic on December 30, 2011 at 2:53pm — 3 Comments

Pirate Molly

I went yesterday for my first laser treatment in my left eye. I've already had 2 in my right eye so I was expecting it to be pretty routine. Before the laser, he wanted to see me in a exam room, just to see if my eyes were still responding to treatment well.

I have a traction retinal detachment in my right eye.... I'm still googling to figure out exactly what that means. I'll be having surgery the last week on January. I have 2 more lasers (one for each eye) before…


Added by Molly P. on December 30, 2011 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

Oscar (my pump)

So three years ago I switched. I used for almost 15 years my injections yet I needed to change. I'm going to be honest. It wasn't first choice at all. I actually didn't want that enormious thing on body!

Now 3 years later I realise that it was one of the better choices I made so far. My life is much eassier. I call my pump always as a male. reason? No idea at all. Yet I gave him the name oscar. Yes might seem stupid but together we're fighting against that big monster which becomes…


Added by Miss positive on December 30, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments

IR202 Pumped up for Hypo's!

Hello one and all and no one!

I would never want to scare anyone into avoiding an Insulin Pump! It would (for most people anyway) be one of the best decisions you have ever make in your Diabetic life. But I thought I might tell you a hypoglycemic horror story about myself when I was being introduced to Animas and how it could have cost me my life! It sounds completely exaggerated, but as we all know and as often as we are told otherwise - T1D could definitely, in the…


Added by Kathleen on December 30, 2011 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

What I Got For Christmas!

Christmas here was a very interesting affair. Quiet, with my brother for the first time in years, had fun watching my mom peel back layer after layer of wrapping paper and newspaper to get at her new Kindle, got to have my other brother, my sister-in-law, and my nephews listen over the phone while the rest of the family sang "Happy Birthday" to me on my birthday....all pretty cool stuff!

The best Christmas gift I got was an unexpected one: A Brother Sewing Machine from my mom! My mom…


Added by AngelaC on December 29, 2011 at 7:27pm — 2 Comments

Simple Chocolate Yogurt Dessert

I think I owe some one a dessert recipe, which is totally the wrong thing for me to post first, since I'm not much of a dessert person. If I recall it was for something quick and easy for a weeknight dinner - and this certainly is quick and easy. The flax seed adds a bit nutty sweetness that's needed to bring out the chocolaty taste.

Simple Chocolate Yogurt Dessert

Per Serving:

1/2 cup greek yogurt

1 teaspoon cocoa

1 tablespoon finely ground flax…


Added by jah.ini on December 29, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Stress=High BS? Shopping=Lows?


My parents are divorced. They have been since I was eight. When I go to my Dad's house on the weekends, my blood sugar spikes. I think it is because of stress and anxiety. The same thing happens in my Spanish class because the teacher stresses me out. What can I do to prevent the highs? When I go shopping, my BSs drop, but EVERY time I am in Abercrombie, it drops rather low (50-60s). I don't know if its because of the loud music or the 'rush'. Any advice? Thanks!!

Added by Haytraut on December 29, 2011 at 9:45am — 4 Comments

My Thursday

I have so much to do today... but I feel so limited.

Ultimately I want to get into medical school. I was just looking at my courses for this next term, and there are two major conflicts for time slots that I didn't realize before. I would pretty much be missing two entire classes a week, but I can't change it now. I need these courses though, so I cannot drop them. It's not that I need those specific classes per say, but I cannot drop any courses because then my status would change to…


Added by Valerie on December 29, 2011 at 8:36am — 3 Comments

A Giveaway to think about a Diabetes Cure!

This was originally posted on my personal blog on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, which was the first night of Chanukah.

Getting back to my blog. It has been such a long time away from my nice, sweet, niche in this corner of cyberspace. My health robbed me from fully participating in Diabetes Awareness Month, and so that is why now, at the start of the holiday season, with tonight being the first Chanukah light, I will finally be able to post about my giveaway! This giveaway is going to…


Added by alizachana on December 29, 2011 at 2:31am — No Comments


Not too long ago I switched my insulin delivery time from pm to am, after having severe crashes in the morning. It was just too scary waking up like that, and I find that when I deliver it in the morning, I can be more in control of the numbers. So usually I come to work, eat breakfast, then deliver...usually in a public bathroom or in the locker room.

Yesterday, I took delivery late, then got a dispatched call. When I got home, I went to refill my little bag with pen needles &… Continue

Added by Hakima on December 28, 2011 at 8:54am — 2 Comments

A Little About Myself

Hi, My name is Kennedy, And I am a type 1 diabetic on the omnipod. i am the creator of the stylipods group, and i am going to tell you a little about myself. I am younger than i say i am but that is because i really wanted to join this group and i had the idea for stylipods. I can't tell you my exact ange but you might be able to tell if you ever see a photo of me (i will post some) A guessing game! Anyways, I'm a total girly girl. I love painting my nails,dressing up, wearing makeup but…


Added by Kennedy on December 28, 2011 at 7:48am — 3 Comments


Hi! for everyone who has or is going to veiw my page, i just wanted to say what i'm going to do.I am going to decorate my pods like an accessory. It is a canvas! I will post a photo of my pod(decorated,of course) and I was hoping some other pre-teens could do it, too. Yesterday I Changed my pod. Also, I decorated my pod with neon purple, pink, green, and yellow nail polish. I made sure that I did not get any nail polish an the clear part by the cannula. I am going to be starting a group…


Added by Kennedy on December 28, 2011 at 6:52am — No Comments

Role Model? Nah!

Hello one and all and no one!

Ahhh another day. I have volunteered to be a leader at the Perth Diabetes camp this January. Yes, it is exciting and all. I think the benefits of a Diabetes camps for Children are completely underrated. But that isn't the problem. 5 Months ago things would have been different, but come December, I am not so sure I should be 'leading' Children when I can't even cope myself.

I'm not seeking a 'Naawwww YES YOU CAN! Its all about…


Added by Kathleen on December 28, 2011 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

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