Just spent 20 minutes sending and writing a message to Lotsofshots who's smiling face does more to lighten my burden than all the tablets insulin and pain killers what an awful thing pain killers why not pain relief or pain inhibitors or just Fred I am lucky because here in the UK my medication and everything related to it is free, well not free you have to pay National Insurance all your life to qualify but the State does take care of you,as Christmas approaches for me there is something…Continue
This is my first blog post and I can't wait to hear from the TuDiabetes community. My wife has been diabetic for 26 years. She was diagnosed when she was 8 years old. She has always been fairly stable and since I met her she hasn't had an A1c above 7. We have a 19mo old son. The only problem is that she is facing blindness in her left eye (and possibly right) and none of our doctors can explain why. I am sharing our story for a number of reasons. My first hope is that…Continue
It is now very clear to me that I happened to be the recipient of a bad lot # in my shipment of the "new" Omnipod. Here's hoping things can change! I really want to stay with this system but it definitely had a very negative impact on my Thanksgiving out of town... (and no, the desserts did not help matters!)
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What diabetes milestones have you celebrated? Read the story of Richard Vaughn, a.k.a. Richard157, who has lived with diabetes for 68 years and is a Joslin 50-Year Medalist in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best, Laura K.
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While doing birthday greetings this morning I went to the page for “Bebo321” and she has a simple yet provocative question on her page. “Diabetes blogging, how do you advocate”? I suppose it is provocative for me since I started blogging.
By the way this is blog number 131, of my personal commitment to write 200 blogs. So I have written 130 blogs, and Bebo on her page asked the question, how do you…Continue
On December 1, 2012 my father passed after a brief illness, he was 78. Dad was fairly private man who liked to laugh, enjoyed a good joke (mostly on others) and above all else and obeyed authority, even if he mocked it in private. Dad was not well educated, but like the lyric of the Paul Simon song, Kodachrome ‘he could read the reading on the wall’. I loved that about my dad and I think he taught me that, though…Continue
Today I went for my 3 month visit with the kidney doctor.
I had not dealt with the particular nurse who checked me in. After we'd reviewed my meds, she said Dr W would be in shortly. I started to take off one of my shoes and she asked what on earth I was doing. I told her that I had stubbed a toe and wanted the doc to take a quick look at it.
SHe said, quite sternly, "Dr. W is a nephrologist. Don't insult him by asking to look at your foot."
Dr W comes in and we chat a bit. He…
Autoimmune disease and Mental Health Issues
An article appeared yesterday in the Sunday USA Today concerning mental health concerns and inflammation caused by the auto immune system (Weintraub, 2013). The article is interesting of course for type 1 diabetics who suffer from an autoimmune disorder which is the root cause of the disease. The article does not speak directly to diabetes, but it does offer some interesting…Continue
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Someone asked for me to post pictures of my new Lauren's Hope medical ID bracelets. Well, it turned into an entire blog post! What are your thoughts on wearing medical ID?
Please journey back in time with me to August 17th of 1917. There's someone there that I want you to meet. We're visiting the rather nondescript little village of Meadowvale, Minnesota, distiguished by little but a failing general store and a number of small homesand farmsteads.
It is swelteringly hot, and a seven year old boy trudges slowly up the dirt road toward his home. He wears bib overalls, he's shirtless and shoeless, in all a rather handsome little lad. He's been at the…Continue
On a quiet, tree-lined street, in a tiny rural town, many years
ago, a little boy, excessively clothed against the bitter cold made
his way up the driveway of the small aging house. Cold it was, indeed.
Pale blue moonlight tumbled and tripped across the drifts and rills of
snow that had formed in the yard, leaving puddles of shadow in its
wake. His breath crackled into ice fog with every exhalation, and the
snow squeaked and squealed under his clumsy…
Leave it to Anne Peters MD to be co-editor of this amazing resource for medical providers who treat patients with Type 1 diabetes (Type 1 Diabetes Sourcebook, 2013. Anne Peters, MD, and Lori Laffel, MD, MPH, Editors. JDRF and American Diabetes Association). The book is written for the Type 1 medical community, but I think it has a lot of good information for the patient with Type 1 diabetes. Unlike so many books on Type 1 diabetes that only focus on kids, this one addresses both children AND…Continue
Trying to write blog but lappy playing up is someone trying to tell me not to put my feelings in the cloud or just this toshiba getting on a bit or maybe I am just tired I feel tired so that is probably it only just taken my daily medication not a good idea late at night but taken all 12 pills now, I was so moved when we took our two grandchildren to the playpit slides climbing frames all things kids love all we had to do is sit there and keep an eye on them,some children walked in with what…Continue
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It was a hot summer in 1999 with the office air conditioning not working, I was working long hours on a project and drinking plenty of non diet pop to…
Thanksgiving and Hanukkah,
Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. It is the day we set aside each year to give thanks for our wonderful blessings and for the blessed life we live. We in American have so many blessings that they are difficult to list in one essay. In fact we are so blessed; we have as a society decided to turn our day of thanks into a day of nearly unabated consumerism. I can remember when nothing, not even the local…Continue
I decided to get a bit fitter. I have joined a line dancing class. It's great fun and very friendly. If you join something that you enjoy, then I think it more likely that you will stick to it. It's hard going for the first lesson, but after that it's great!
My endo has ordered a C-peptide test, I'm getting the blood drawn at home by my nurse. She comes in every Monday.
The lab didn't give me any instructions and the nurse isn't familiar with how to do this test. Can anyone give me some info on how to go about it?
He want's me to eat just before the test and skip my usual mealtime insulin dose.
However, the lab sent 2 vials, and I believe we are supposed to take one vial, then I eat some carbs, wait ?? (not sure how long)…Continue