This new article on Medscape shines a small amount of light on the subject you might have to signup to read so I will paste Some highlights here.…
There is a very interesting Canadian Broadcast Company produced video written by a great story teller Jean Giono that takes about 30 minutes to watch. It is titled “The Man Who Planted Trees”. Trust me it is very worth investing 30 minutes of your time. Here is the link:
I will assume you will not…Continue
My endo put me on Lantus Friday. So far so good. I inject in my thigh and don't feel a thing.
She's hopeful this can prevent further pancreatic damage and considering my c-peptide was on the higher side, she said this might be all I need for a while.
Fingers crossed, anyway.
Added by lubdubology on November 25, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments
As compared with participants who did not eat…
First off I'm not qualified to answer the question. FYI I take 150mg 2 to 3 times a week usually at night really more for it's anti-inflammatory and painkiller properties rather…Continue
It’s Thankgiving week. This used to be one of my favorite holidays because it was the one time out of the entire year where you could eat whatever your heart desired and no one said a thing. That was until I became diabetic. Now, during this old favorite holiday people comment on how much I’m eating or give me a look. For those of you who are still going through the emotions of this holiday, I want to give you some encouragement, that you are not alone, and some tips on how to give yourself…Continue
Added by Dkinsey on November 25, 2013 at 7:26am — No Comments
New York City A1C Registry
Here is a fact I have not seen discussed on this or other diabetic boards. Now please note what I am reporting is in the past tense. In other words it was the policy and practice of a governmental agency, but that agency has stopped at least part of the program that I will be describing. According to the web site of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,
Well, my immune system continues with its trigger happy ways.
Today I left work early and went to my GP mostly to get a referral to another doctor that I need to see for my eyes. Since I was there, I asked if he had access to the biopsy results that I got done on my esophagus back in September. He did, so he read them to me and also gave me a copy.
The diagnosis was…Continue
Hi friends, Is anyone having trouble with the edges of their Pod becoming 'unstuck' so the Pod lifts & causes the cannula to come out of your skin. We make sure the skin is prepped correctly but still happens. Is anyone else having this problem?
Thanks in advance. Karen - the Mom
Forty-five minutes into the book talk Arden's CGM was going nuts. Her BG was now rising quickly and the last bolus didn't look like it was going to hold. She tested and we were very aggressive with the next dose, very…
Added by Scott on November 22, 2013 at 5:10am — No Comments
One of the hardest diabetes related things I've ever had to do is break up with my insulin pump company. In case you've missed it, I've been rocking the brand new Medtronic 530g system for exactly 30 days. Unfortunately, the new Enlite sensors aren't working for me especially since I've already experienced the amazing accuracy of the Dexcom G4 sensors.
The brief recap:
Ease of sensor…
By guest writer Jonathan Jarashow, Publisher of Walgreens Diabetes & You magazine
During my two decades as the publisher of Walgreens Diabetes & You and walgreensdiabetes.com, I published a large collection of articles about the holidays. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it would be a…Continue
Added by Emily Coles on November 21, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Pants On Backwards
Yesterday while in the hospital, waiting for a doctor’s appointment, a little guy and his mother were also in the waiting area and he had his pants on backwards. His mother, maybe it was grandma, was telling everyone who would hear that he puts them on backwards because he likes it that way. Likely he had no need for a zipper, and likely his waist band was elastic, so likely it did not matter much except…Continue
Just to let everyone know my C-peptide level finally went below the Medicare guidelines so my United Healthcare Medicare Insurance approved coverage for my new pump. A long 10 month battle with 6 appeals under my belt. Feeling very blessed and loving my new Medtronic pump.
...does anybody hear?
Heading home after a week in California.
I spent time in the office. I played Ingress and walked 8KM in the process. My BG ran a little high and I didn't obsess about it. I attended the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit and caused a ruckus.
"You know what? I don't give a s### about your balance sheet." That's the moment when everything changed. In the room and in my head. Whether I realized it or not my…Continue
What are your "silver linings of diabetes?" Mitch and Carly Lenett, a father-daughter team who live with type 1 diabetes, talk about living a positive life with diabetes, and their diabetes advocacy efforts in our latest Discuss Diabetes post.
For the first time in my life I am ditching Medic Alert and trying Lauren's Hope for my medical ID.
It's not that I don't like Medic Alert. It's just that I've been a member since back in the early '90s when membership was free. I've never converted my membership over to a paid one. Which means I can't order bracelets or update information online. And I've never gotten around to calling during business hours to order a new bracelet. I've gone without a medical ID for almost a year…Continue