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December 2012 Blog Posts (127)

type 1diabetes and pregnancy

I have a 2½ year old son and me and my husband are trying to have another now i am 21 and have had t1 diabetes sense i was 7 months old but i would like to hear some success stories and comments to help me concive again

Added by neenee vitollo on December 31, 2012 at 12:07pm — 6 Comments


Who else is struggling with this i have had diabetes sense i was 7months old i am now 21 and once i hit my teens i began to struggle with body image now i am 112 pounds but am still struggling with the fact that when i take insulin i start to swell and the fact that if i dont take insulin i can eat and drink what ever and i will lose weight but if i take insulin and try to do those things i will gain like crazy its like a war in my head that i cant seem to win i know alot about diabetes… Continue

Added by neenee vitollo on December 31, 2012 at 10:25am — 4 Comments

An Unexpected Conversation

'An Unexpected Conversation' is my last blog piece of the year.

May you have a Happy New Year and may 2013 be everything the you want, hope and desire - you certainly deserve that and much more!

I hope that you enjoy my last post for 2012...

Be well, Scott

Added by Scott on December 31, 2012 at 7:54am — 1 Comment

Shoveling success!!!

I am so happy about Jacob's first job i had to share! He is 14 and his uncle works for the local elderly housing complex and needs help with shoveling, he usually always gets low with shoveling but we wanted him to have a chance to earn a few bucks and not let diabetes fear slow him down. So he woke up at around 150 and I bolused about 3/4's of the insulin i normally would for his egg and cheese on an English muffin with coffee, this was planned for the fat/protein combo. I turned his basal…


Added by Jacob's mom on December 30, 2012 at 10:38am — 4 Comments

Don't let fear decide your fate

Have you ever sat quietly, maybe after a good book or a glass of wine and started soul searching wondering what you would have accomplished if you didn't let fear decide your fate? Obviously being a definite type A personality and always looking for the next project to conquer, or souls to save, I truly believe everyone has a calling, and they need to find it and conquer all fear that stand in the way to get there. After all, fear is the only obstacle in your way. Financials can always be…


Added by Francie on December 30, 2012 at 6:44am — 3 Comments


Can anyone help me find a wine I can have a glass of. Type 1 friendly or kind of.

Added by NoSugarAdded on December 29, 2012 at 9:37pm — 5 Comments

Waiting for a star to fall.

Is the song that's on my horrible 80's playlist right now. I usually don't let my somewhat solitary lifestyle get me down, my 7 year old is generally enough to keep me occupied. However after hanging around with friends today (all of which were couples) made me realize that life does get lonely some days. Dating with the diabetic monkey on my back hasn't been easy and I don't see that changing anytime soon. I feel like something that's only broken on the inside. I look normal to the outside…


Added by Black Llama on December 29, 2012 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

This is interesting

Women who suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome should opt for a low-carb diet, a doctor says.

EPA © Women who suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome should opt for a low-carb diet, a doctor says.

Women who suffer from a common condition which can lead to infertility problems should opt for a low-carb diet to help ease their symptoms, a leading doctor said.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which affects millions of women in the UK, can lead to fertility problems,…


Added by Pastelpainter on December 29, 2012 at 6:53pm — 2 Comments

i just need to tell someone

its 01:14 where i am in the world now and i cant sleep. all thats going through my head is that my parents keep making all the decisions involving my diabetes and they way i see it its my life its my body! they have no right! it all started when they signed me up for this programme our local hospital is running for young aduls with diabetes. the programme involves teaching us to carb count and manage our doses. ive been in full control of my diabetes care since i was nine because i told my…


Added by Sara_Louise on December 29, 2012 at 5:25pm — 10 Comments

Nuclear Eggs for Breakfast, Anyone?

So last week, I went into the nuclear medicine dept at Kaiser to get a test done to see if I had a condition called Gastroparesis. The test lasted four hours! I basically had to eat an egg scramble that was injected with radioactive material, so they could take a two minute x-ray of my stomach every hour for four hours to see how quickly the materials emptied from my stomach into my intestinal track. Below is a link to my experience with the very useful study and also what not to do from my…


Added by Bram on December 29, 2012 at 5:23pm — 2 Comments

Pumping: Christmas Heights

It is seriously scary to realize just how many carbs I ate on Christmas day (the final verdict is more than I normally eat in two and a half days). I just carelinked my pump data. Last year, I just ate and drew more insulin and injected and didn't add everything together at the end of the day. Ah well. It's a good thing it only happens once a year--we had pizza Christmas eve, and lasagna on the day, plus random cookies throughout.

But I've been having a good Christmas. My sister was…


Added by Teowyn on December 28, 2012 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments


I'm so frustrated right now. I've worked hard to get my sugars under control. In 3 months my A1C went from 7.9 to 5.8 so I know I'm on the right track. But my weight!!!! I just wonder if it is worth not eating whatever whenever I want. I can easily gain 10 pounds over night and then it takes almost 2 weeks to get back to where I was; but, NOT lower. I eat 1/2 cup oatmeal mixed with a a little over 1/2 cup water cooked in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. When done I had a little sugar…


Added by GammyNan on December 28, 2012 at 7:32pm — 8 Comments

Santa is bringing me D-Gadgets

Hi All - I hope everyone got want they wanted for xmas. Just found out I am getting two really cool new diabetes gadgets! Any advice for switching to the Animas pump from insulin pens? Also, how is the new G4? I will be trying them both out soon, but just hope the frequencies dont mess up my new remote control helicopter :) HAHA!…


Added by Bram on December 28, 2012 at 5:38pm — 2 Comments

Insulin Resistance?

Any Type 1 folks out there having problems with insulin resistance? I've been diabetic for 38 years, and in the last few months seen my insulin requirements rise substantially. Saw the endocrinologist today after a very scary week, unable to lower my blood sugars below 300, despite increasing both basal and bolus doses by more than 100%. Aside from all of the blood work and urinalysis, she started me on Metformin. Amazing....not sure how to handle the extreme lows, but much better than the…


Added by slee on December 28, 2012 at 3:32pm — No Comments

Out of control

Okay so I'm new to this website but i've been looking around and reading some of your blogs and i'm excited to know that i've learned new things already and that all of you seem so nice and supportive! I joined this website because I woke up one morning from a bad dream: my type one diabetes was killing me, probably because in reality, my blood glucose levels are WAY higher than the should be. Anyways, I needed new modivation to maintain my diabetes and keep up with all my doses off a…


Added by Angela on December 28, 2012 at 7:02am — 9 Comments

Pooh. Gilly. Bear.

Most low BG stories aren't any fun, but this one, this one needed to be shared.

Added by Scott on December 27, 2012 at 6:20pm — 2 Comments

Twas the ice cream that did him in....

I was doing so well the past few weeks, even with starting the pump of not having any numbers over 210. Dinner last night put a nail in that coffin lol Not sure if I hit an air bubble in my pod or just didn't dose enough. Turkey sandwich (post holiday sandwich, turkey, swiss, stuffing and cranberry sauce) on grilled white bread. I think it was the peanut butter cup sundae for dessert that caused the fatal wound though. My first reading above 300 in probably 6 months. It was quickly squashed…


Added by Black Llama on December 27, 2012 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

Wishing a happy Christmas

Merry Christmas & a Very Happy & Prosperous New Year to You



Added by Qayoom on December 25, 2012 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment


Holiday days are always hard for me (well anyone with diabetes really) as it's not so much as eating as we are grazing on food all day. I can bolus for meals, It's a lot hard to bolus for a hand full of crackers, or 2 olives and 3 chips :D Still, between the pump and Dex I was able to avoid any insane highs (I think a 190 after desert was the worst) and stayed in target for at least 80% of the day. Up next new years, new challenges. I hope everyone had an excellent Xmas day!

Added by Black Llama on December 25, 2012 at 6:52pm — No Comments

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