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Need A litte Help

target range ,waking up, before meals, bedtime.
and i need blood glucose guide for fasting and non-fasting.
My DR will not tell this. this is way i am asking you.
Kathleen Gregory.

Added by Kathy on December 7, 2014 at 5:26pm — 5 Comments

Pump set sites.....

I have been pumping now for about 6 months and always use my tummy for the site. I rotate the areas though. But I'm thinking of trying the top of the thigh...does anyone use this area? Does it hurt? Any suggestions on different areas or using thigh is much appreciated. Thanks! Take care!

Added by Lovin_life on December 7, 2014 at 4:40am — 9 Comments

72 Years T1D

Today (12/7) is my anniversary. Exactly one year after Pearl Harbor was the first day I was sick with T1D Type 1 Diabetes. I was 10 years old. Two days later Dr. Wright made a house call and decided I needed to be in the hospital. Since my mother didn’t know how to drive, Dr. Wright drove me and my mother to the hospital in his car. Shortly after arriving at the hospital I lapsed into a coma. Of course, insulin saved my life. I don’t have any records or recollections by my parents, but I…


Added by tom b on December 7, 2014 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

What Goes Up...

I've been raving about how good things have been going for me lately. After many years of nothing but bad things happening, I finally had hit a good patch and everything was coming up roses. Well, of course as soon as I let my guard down and give in to the goodness and let myself feel good and happy, it all comes crashing down around me.…


Added by Tamra on December 6, 2014 at 10:47am — 3 Comments

Teachable Moments

A new blog post after a long hiatus... Read the post Teachable Moments or visit my full blog at Blood Drops & Braille Dots.

"I wonder if there's anything here I can eat," I ponder as I walk through the cafeteria, peering into glass cases with rows of food I can't identify. My colleague launches into a description of all the foods…


Added by Jen on December 5, 2014 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Is diabetes a sensitive subject in your life?

Is diabetes a sensitive subject in your life?

Perhaps this is a strange question, but is Diabetes a sensitive subject in your life? If it is, why? On September 29, 2014 Richard157 started a provocative and important discussion about hiding diabetes. You can find this wonderful discussion thread at this link:…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on December 4, 2014 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Do you ever feel like you just want to disappear?

So i am 31yr old. Type diabetic 1 diabetic since 23yr old. my body is extremely fit and very muscular 10% body fat. height 6.1 and very very handsome (everyone tells me this i know is true) with green eyes. A bachelor and a master in engineering. Some good friends around the world. Here is my problem in my all life:: I train hard, lift weight, box, i check my blood sugar on regular basis. i run once in awhile. i have strict diet with low carbs and more healthy food. i take multivitamin and…


Added by Alessio Alex on December 4, 2014 at 11:04pm — 7 Comments


I belong to a family medical center that “trains” Dr's they work at the office for 3 years and then they go off to find a permanent practice to work in. Last summer my Dr graduated out of the practice and has moved on. Now I have a new pcp who called me to get fasting blood work done. When the results came in I got to go for a follow up appointment “oh joyous of occasions” yes, my cholesterol is high.

I went in thinking she was going to try to throw some statin drugs at me, instead…


Added by bagpipegirl on December 4, 2014 at 4:24pm — 7 Comments

I can breathe

This sight is all new to me. Over lunch break I started looking through everything and I have to say... it brings tears to my eyes to see the chats like normal convo, the post of people experiencing highs and lows, pump talk, basal, bolus, shots, bg readings, etc. 17 Years ago my thyroid was removed due to graves disease then shortly after that I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I don't have much support as I am the only one who is diabetic in my family. So to see all the support on this…


Added by Yella on December 4, 2014 at 12:56pm — 9 Comments

Funny Little Thing

Whatever, you normal people keeping your insulin in your pancreas. I keep mine in the butter compartment! I am so awesome that I don't need to make my own insulin! I can be alive, healthy, and outdo any of you so called "healthy" people any day. Psh, who needs a working pancreas; not me!

I'm so strong that I can have a disease and still live a normal life. I'm ALL that! I was taking my own shots and pricking my own fingers at nine years old. Nothing hurts me! Nothing can bring me…


Added by Tamra on December 4, 2014 at 12:06pm — 6 Comments

Life is like a Box of Chocolates

Because November is a month for diabetes awareness and for a diabetic to reflect on the beauty of being alive - and being grateful for modern medicine - was the same month that my pancreas decided to be ironic and start those first fights - which we all know as the ending to the honeymoon.

Four. Count that f.o.u.r. hypers in a week. That may not seem like much to older diabetics, but I have never had my blood sugar go over 200 four times in a week since my diagnosis 17 months ago. My…


Added by Bridget on December 4, 2014 at 3:13am — No Comments

Planet Diabetes

Planet Diabetes

Welcome to Planet Diabetes. This is the 4th planet of the 5th solar system of the 10th ring of the Health Galaxy. It is well populated. Planet diabetes is a bit strange. Things happen here that are not observed elsewhere in Health Galaxy. These oddities make our observations particularly difficult to understand.…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on December 2, 2014 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

Nothing Compares to You

It came to my attention a few weeks ago that my retina specialist has left the group I'm a patient of. None of his patients are pleased with this. You see, he is the top rated retina specialist in this area for a reason. He's absolutely brilliant, compassionate, gentle, and personable. All of his patients are in an uproar and trying to figure out what happened and where he is.

Well, today I had an eye appointment. This was to be my first visit with my new retina specialist. I was a…


Added by Tamra on December 1, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Control Thy Self!

As is probably very common with married couples, my husband and I had two Thanksgivings this year and every other year since we've been married. This year I vowed to stick to my healthy eating habits even though it was a holiday with many goodies to enjoy.

I grew up with zero self control which made being a type I diabetic all the more fun. Because of my rebellious nature and total lack of self control, I spent the first 20-some-odd years of my diabetic life with very high blood…


Added by Tamra on November 29, 2014 at 12:59pm — 6 Comments

Case for the T Slim?

Well after much thought I have made the change from a Animas Ping to the T Slim. So far I am nothing but pleased and impressed. The only drawback I see is the long set up time when you change a cartridge but it is easily out weoghed by the ease of use and the display. I am considereing talking to a case company about making a custom leather case for the pump with a flap cover and magnetic latch. Is there any interest in making this a group buy?

Added by Chango on November 29, 2014 at 12:36pm — 2 Comments

Will That Clinic Cure You (Or Your Kid)?

One thing that I am thankful for, is the relative lack of quacks and charlatans in the world of type-1 diabetes.  Sure, we have a few researchers who say "cured in 5 years", and a plague of reporters and bloggers always looking forward to amplify whatever fool thing they say.  But that is very different from the outright fraudsters who are attracted to some other diseases.  We get fewer of those.  This posting describes how to look at doctors and clinics which claim to cure/treat type-1…


Added by joshualevy on November 29, 2014 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

insulin pump help!!!!!

I just got my third denial for the medtronic 530g enlite but they will cover the medtronic revel or the tslim. I have been back and fourth trying to decide. I need help!! Which one is better? I've met deductible so everything is a hundred percent paid for as of right now but that will end January 1st and start over so I need to order a pump as soon as possible and I can't decide which one I really need some input

Added by kourtney prewitt on November 25, 2014 at 6:36pm — 14 Comments

Taking my Body Back.

Hello out there!

My name is Lindsey and I have been a Type 1 Diabetic since October 2012. Well, that's what they tell me at least. Now that I have come into a lot more knowledge about diabetes and what the symptoms are of high blood sugars, I can assume that I was struggling with this for a couple years before I was ever diagnosed.

I am very lucky that it never got to the point that I needed to be hospitalized for it, however, when it was caught, my first A1C was…


Added by beautyandwonderment on November 25, 2014 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

A Walk in the Park, II

I posted the following blog on November 22, 2010 -- for Thanksgiving Day. Since then I have found other reasons to be thankful -- for one, I have stayed alive long enough to celebrate my 21st Diaversary! I had a real medical scare this last January, which could have ended differently. Our son and daughter and their offspring are thriving, and thankfully, I'm here to appreciate that. And oh yes, I'm thankful that my husband and I will soon celebrate the anniversary of our marriage in the…


Added by Trudy on November 25, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

I looked back on last year and tried to see if I wrote a Thanksgiving blog. I could not find one and maybe for a good reason? My father passed in 2012 in early December and I was feeling low in 2013. Maybe I did not feel like giving Thanks?

Well this year is this year and yes I miss dad terribly, but it gives me some perspective and the ability to say thanks…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on November 25, 2014 at 3:00am — 8 Comments

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