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NEW TO THIS FORUM, TUTORIAL PLEASE

DEAR COMMUNITY:

ALREADY, THANKS TO ALL WHOM COMMENTED ON MY INTRODUCTORY EMAIL, I AM TOUCHED. NOT SURE HOW YET TO MANEUVER AROUND THIS AWESOME WEBSITE, BUT I AM CONFIDENT SOMEONE WILL STEP FORWARD. WOW WHAT A BLESSING, TO HAVE FOUND YOU GUYS!! JUST BY ME RANDOMLY SEARCHING FOR SOME CONSOLATION FOR MY DEAR FRIEND. LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING THE WOMEN'S SUPPORT CONFERENCE ON JULY 23 @ 6:30 PM. I TRULY HOPE TO RUB A LOT OF MY POSITIVE ENERGY OFF ON EVERYONE. MAINLY BECAUSE SINCE MY…

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Added by Berniedettie on July 19, 2014 at 3:06pm — 6 Comments

Phish

Last night I saw Phish in Chicago. The venue was great--they played a small outdoor stadium on a peninsula in the lake on the site of the former Meigs Field, with the downtown skyline visible behind the stage. It was my first rock'n'roll show with good glycemic control (Well...since whenever the D started: '07 or '08.). I like to dance extensively at these showz--well, maybe some would say 'spastically twitch'. All I can say after last night is: WOW! Just...WOW! Who would have thought that…

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Added by zzyzx on July 19, 2014 at 12:55pm — 4 Comments

First Low While On Insulin

Wednesday night after arriving home from work I experienced my first extreme low since starting on insulin back in April. I was stumbling around and talking crazy according to my wife. She got me to drink some coke, after 30 mins. she checked my sugar, it was 99. She was afraid to check earlier since I was shaking very bad. My doctor told me if I had a bad low, for me to go to the emergency room. Wife took me in, ER did some blood work, BG level rose to 106. Also my blood work showed that I…

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Added by Tim on July 18, 2014 at 7:42pm — 10 Comments

Abscess Update

I had a follow-up appointment today for the infected abscess on the back of my left thigh. I didn't get to see the doctor who initially helped me last week. Instead I got a newb. I don't mind working with newbs, I am more than happy to help them get experience. I just was a little annoyed that I had to go over everything I have gone through already because I couldn't see my usual doctor.

First off, my blood pressure was 105/68 which is slightly low. The first thing I thought was that…

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Added by Tiki on July 18, 2014 at 11:21am — 8 Comments

Been a while since I was last on so.......

I know that its been a while since I was last on, but there have been some major developments happening here at our house. Ya'll know that the VA is under some investigating and to make it short it's had some major issues on my husband's health. He's been going to see this Nurse Practioner and she had him go to a lot of clinics and then he went to see the Nutrionsist and she set him up on the numbers that she wants him to get to and she is having him test his blood sugar twice a day; you…

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Added by gigi60 on July 18, 2014 at 8:27am — 2 Comments

Diabetes Awareness?

On a good day, diabetes isn't a bad disease to have - I say this all the time. On a bad day, when I'm so crazy, infuriated and angry about the slightest, next-to-nothing, when I'm 'exploitative' hating myself for finding a normal day so difficult and I just can't get my sugar to come down; when I'm so scared my eye bleeds again and a world of opportunity threatening to be taken away from me; well then I'll seriously consider swapping you my diabetes for something else, you take your…

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Added by Paul Cathcart on July 18, 2014 at 6:05am — 5 Comments

Children and A1c targets

Children and A1c targets

Two articles have appeared less than 2 years about children and A1c targets. The first appeared in January, 2013. It warns parents and medical staff that “only approximately one-third of participants (in a study of over 60,000) met the age specific ADA and ISPAD targets for HbA1c. Although the majority of participants did meet…

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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on July 17, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Miss Idaho Inspires

Hi Guys

An absolutely amazing thing is happening in the #DOC at the moment. Sierra Anne Sandison, who became Miss Idaho 2014 and was diagnosed with Type 1 two years ago, showed her pump during the pageant. Now she is asking everyone to upload a picture of themselves showing off their pump, dex, or whatever they use to treat their diabetes on any social media platform like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram under the hashtag #showmeyourpump.

Many pictures have already been uploaded,…

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Added by swisschocolate on July 16, 2014 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Doufus update

I introduced our newly diagnosed diabetic kitty, Doufus, in the Pets and People Group---one of the first I joined many years ago:

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/petsandpeople/forum/topics/meet-doufus-the-newest-diabetic-in-the-house?xg_source=activity

But Update Today: What a day. And "miles to go" yet. Dear kitty Doufus…

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Added by Judith in Portland on July 15, 2014 at 10:38pm — 6 Comments

A little ride around Yorkshire! (Tour de France Stage 1)

Been a little quiet, but thought I would bring everyone up to date with the infamous Tour ride.

Well, the night before I have no idea what was going on with me, sky high levels all night. I had acquired a CGM for the ride off my DSN (CDE) and the alarm was driving me up the wall every hour waking me up. Ran corrections all night long and even changed my infusion set. Took till 5am to get them down to 162 (in US money)...but for most the night was over 280, very annoyed but all I could…

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Added by Nyadach on July 15, 2014 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Face Saver

It's been a while since I've even glanced at this tab in my browser but in all fairness its been a chaotic few months. With the bound of my degree on the unusually close horizon I decided to focus all my attention on my impending exams and project write-up, rather than proscrastinative activities like youtube, with the exception of a few Game of Thrones episodes thrown in sporadically within that period. Unsurprisingly, to some, concentrating on my studies came off and after what seemed like…

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Added by Dinesh on July 15, 2014 at 1:45pm — 4 Comments

type 1? misdiagnosed? in denial? someone help!

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes I'm 24 years old. I've never had kids, never married and I'm currently in college. I've always been active and took care of myself, although I currently 154lbs and I'm only 5"5 medium build,in the process of tryin to get the weight off and taking phentermine every day to help. No one in my family is diabetic,I had sores that wouldn't heal up.Every time I would accidentally cut myself shaving it wouldn't heal then these scores would come up on my face (my… Continue

Added by kourtney prewitt on July 15, 2014 at 11:30am — 15 Comments

D is for... demigod?

I've always done everything in my power to make sure Eric and Nate have the same opportunities, D or no D. But this week... Nate went to summer camp.

And suddenly, unexpectedly, Eric was jealous.

I have two very different boys here. Nate is outdoorsy, athletic, rough-and-tumble, enjoys (ENJOYS!) doing farm chores, can take or leave the electronics (unless, of course, he's competing with Eric for control of the iPad), likes to read books. Eric is much less physical, much more…

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Added by Elizabeth on July 15, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The price of vaccines!!

The price of vaccines!!



You might remember our friend (I use the term loosely) Elisabeth Rosenthal the medical reporter for the New York Times who wrote a rather biased piece about medical technology, (aimed really at diabetes medical technology) a few months ago (Rosenthal, 2014a). The article set off a bit of a fire storm in this community and I for…

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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on July 15, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

ADA 2014: Type-1 Diabetes Cure Research, Immunology

This posting discusses two treatments which have the potential to cure type-1 diabetes, which have been tested on people, and which were reported on at the ADA's 2014 Scientific Sessions.  They were both tested in honeymoon diabetics (as I define "honeymoon").

The soundtrack for this posting (in honor of the Ramones,  RIP):

http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/What+A+Wonderful+World/1XjvmQ?src=5

Expanded…

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Added by joshualevy on July 14, 2014 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

You Mean It's Not Over Yet?!

I originally posted this to my Blogger account (TamraGarcia.blogspot.com) on January 19, 2014.

It has now been three months since I had triple bypass surgery. I had this point set so firmly in my mind as the moment all would magically be well again. In many respects it is, and in some it is not.

I am pretty well healed up although after a long normal day I can have some strong fatigue and a weak feeling in my chest muscles. This just reminds me that I have not done anything for…

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Added by Tiki on July 14, 2014 at 7:12pm — 1 Comment

I Keep Going

All this summer has been full of pain. I try to do my best to keep up with everything, but it is hard when I am always hurting. I have so many chronic illnesses that I hesitate to even make a list of them because it might scare me! I spend a lot of time in the hospital, in the ER and at the doctors but nothing seems to help.

I do try as hard as I can to keep moving. I have a garden, pets and I go swimming every day. It seems like the heat never lets up, so it is nice to feel the cool…

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Added by lotsofshots on July 14, 2014 at 3:32pm — 7 Comments

Packing list: Shoes? check. Jacket? check. Extra pods? uh oh....

This is the story of the time I forgot extra pods when I went camping.

My family and I were about half way to Mammoth Lakes, California, cruising around the Mohave desert in our suburban. I was probably only about 10 years old at the time, when suddenly, it hit us. My dad started whispering quickly to my mom, and they both went, "Ooh no!" All this was getting me pretty nervous. "What is it?!" I asked, started to get a little freaked out, "What's wrong?!" My parents then told me we had…

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Added by Anna-Kate on July 13, 2014 at 10:48am — 5 Comments

Somtimes it Wears You Down

Type I Diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, coronary artery disease, acid reflux, frozen shoulder syndrome, staph infection, poor leg circulation. these are the health issues I deal with daily. Usually I take it all in stride and find some release by talking it out via this blog and Facebook. But sometimes the constant pain and the constant "time for more medicine", the constant vigilance, and constant doctors visits to only be told I need yet more treatment and/or surgery, and the constant…

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Added by Tiki on July 13, 2014 at 9:53am — 6 Comments

Friends For Life 2014 in Orlando was a blast!!!

The first word that comes to mind is, Wow!!!! This past week in Orlando at Friends For Life (FFL) was more amazing than I ever could have imagined!!!! I knew I would meet some amazing people but I wasn't sure I'd get to meet the first D bloggers I found after diagnosis and my D idols, Kerri Sparling and Scott Johnson!!!! They are just as down to earth and amazing as their blogs suggest!!! I found their blogs when I first came home from the hospital after my pancreatectomy and was told my…

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Added by Sandy on July 12, 2014 at 7:58pm — 2 Comments

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