So today in one of my classes I had a substitute and before class started I informed her that I had to leave a little bit early before lunch to go to the nurses office. She asked why and I told her because I'm diabetic and I have to check my blood sugar. With quite the attitude, as if she didn't believe me she said okay. So my time to leave came around and instead of just leaving like I normally do, I was nice enough to tell her. Well she didn't think that it was time for me to go and that I…Continue
On January 8, 2015 Trudy gave a gift to our community in a blog. Her blog is a remembrance of how she interacted with a neighbor who likely had undiagnosed diabetes. Her remembrance takes place in the 1930’s and I hope you will take time to read her blog and comment. Trudy offers a wonderful piece of writing and evokes poignant images of those times and the difficulty…Continue
Well it’s the New Year and many of us look at this time of year as a time to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. I know it sounds cliché but I think it’s a good thing. For some of us that have great habits all year long it may not be that important to make a new year’s resolution but for others who may have gotten off track, its symbolizes an opportunity to hit the restart button (me being one of them). But in order to want to make positive changes it’s important for people to have hope…Continue
It only just occurred to me that maybe I can blog on TuDiabetes. Just after it occurred to me that it might be a good time to start blogging about the never ending, never complete mission to get the diabetes (Type 1, in my case) monster fully under control.
One big reason to start writing about (my) diabetes is that 2015 could be a good year (there's no harm in starting out hopeful, right?). In Germany, we are waiting for the recommendation of the German Healthcare Quality Institute…Continue
I have been type 1 diabetic for 15 years now. I have never really taken care of myself because I have been in denial. I have always been comfortable to talk about it but I never liked to check my sugars in front of people or in restaurants. I wanted it to just go away. I wanted to be "normal" like all my other friends. I think since I have turned 21 and my health has been spiraling downwards and I have been feeling very sick that I have opened my eyes that it will not just go away. I have…Continue
This is my daughter, Lauren. She is 9 years old. She was diagnosed one week after her 4th birthday. She doesn’t remember life before diabetes. And even though she lived 4 years without it, I don’t remember her not having diabetes.
To read the rest of Laurens story and to learn how to add your own…Continue
Added by TheDiabetesHero on January 7, 2015 at 6:49pm — No Comments
Had a endo checkup today to readjust my levels since losing the baby. Feeling more normal diabetes wise, hopefully I will regain the control I had with it soon, because I was doing pretty good daily with it. Everything in life seems to be returning to normal, husband back to work, I was lucky to call and get a little more time off, and diabetes has returned almost to the normal spot I have been the last 21 years. Just wish my body and emotional state was back to normal, seems like here…Continue
Added by Mekenzie D on January 7, 2015 at 3:31pm — No Comments
During the late 1930s and '40s, we lived across the street from a "mom and pop" grocery store. As my dad would say, the "fly in the ointment" was that during those depression years, we didn't have much money to spend there. I was eleven years old when the owner, Mr. Lowe, allowed me to visit with his wife in the little kitchen/living room in the back of his store. They appeared to be in their sixties. Every morning Mr. Lowe carried his tiny, underweight wife downstairs from their upstairs…Continue
It’s a new year! 2015! Hooray!
Did January 1 sneak up on anyone else? My hubby and I were watching a movie and all of a sudden…2015! As a result of my not looking at a calendar, I’m starting a little late on the resolution front. Last year, one of my resolutions was to get my A1c below 7, which I honestly thought was impossible at the time. Really. I’ve never been below 7 since I’ve been diabetic so when I achieved this goal in July I rejoiced! And then I wondered what I’d do with the…Continue
Well,I've gone past my first 24 hours on the insulin pump. Love It! Took a little getting use to it but things are working out. Slept little restless overnight. Every time I turn on my side, my hip bone would find the pump, thus waking me up. Plus, the trainer had me wake up about 4 hours in to check my blood sugar. Overall, my numbers are looking good. Now I don't feel like I should be afraid to eat food like I was before.
Taking life one day at a time for awhile. Seems to help some...and let me tell you, emotions really do mess with your diabetes.. The stress has caused some highs, and the exhaustion has caused some lows.. Thank you all for praying for my family, I appreciate it tons.
OG – Come home we miss you!!
OG is a friend of mine and he is missing in action. It is reported that OG lives in Jackson Hole WY or perhaps Whitehorse Canada, we really do not know for certain. Regardless he is an inspiration to many of us who have visited with him in chat at TUDiabetes.ord. In his long tenure in chat, OG was always a positive influence. Whenever he was around…Continue
As the 15 year anniversary of my diagnosis approaches, I've been thinking about a lot of stuff. Ever since I starting taking care of my bolus', blood sugar checks, and carb counting, my A1c has spiked. I haven't really been taking care of myself and I think I finally figured out why. I'm still in denial. Even after 15 years, I still can't accept the fact that I'm diabetic. I HATE to talk about it and I'm embarrassed to check my blood sugar and such in front of people. I tell myself that if I…Continue
I have not been on this site for a very long time. This past year has been a huge challenge for me.
I started working again and it was really taking a toll on me. The moment I got home I needed to sleep. I would get up around 8pm, have dinner and back to bed I went. I was drained every day. The days I had off, was spent sleeping, only interrupted by bathroom breaks and food.
This is no way to live.
Since moving back to Alberta from BC, I finally have a diabetes team that…Continue
OK, So I have been MIA for a long time. Life happened as they say. Since my below post, I have been through a divorce, a really bad knee dislocation, and surgery to fix knee dislocation. I have been in denial for a long time not really controlling my Diabetes. I used to think that Type 1's had it easier, that is before I became one. This is a road that I am not travelling very well. I have decided that this year I have got to get control of this monster before it kills me. Now, that is a…Continue
I've probably posted before about my mom and her being diagnosed with liver failure. Right now she's in the hospital, and I think her time has come. I think she is going to die from it this time. She isn't breathing well and is just confused and out of it. I knew that this day would come, and I worked to prepare myself for it, but it's just not the same. I feel so bad, not just for myself but for my dad and my sister, and my niece and nephew, and my mom's sisters, but also because in my…Continue
I had previously reported here:
that DiaPep277 development had been canceled due to serious allegations of misconduct.
The "second shoe" has now dropped. A key paper on DiaPep277 has been retracted. You can read about it here:…Continue
ok, so I was wondering (from everyone) what makes the insulin pump more accessible than the classic vial/syringe user, I have been with the vial and syringe practically all my life and just recent years I have used the pens (which is only common to use when going out or staying somewhere) so my question is:
WHICH ONE IS BETTER? OR WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS A BETTER…Continue
I told my wife Sheryl the other day this has been the best holiday season I could remember in maybe 40 years. I have felt more settled, more involved with the family, and more at the moment than I can ever recall in my adult life. I suppose there are reasons I can identify for this, and at least a few others I may never know. Here are some of the factors for my change…Continue