When it comes to bolusing are you a pessimist or an optimist? I think that for the first year on the pump I’ve been a pessimist because if I wasn’t quite sure of the carbs in a food then I would bolus less than I should have. I recently went to my endo and she yelled at me to bolus-bolus-bolus for all food that I intake!! Since then my numbers have been better especially when I go out to eat or somewhere else where I’m not quite sure how the food was made. I’ve learned that I must bolus a…Continue
Today my husband and I both woke up in one of those blah days; him not feeling too great as his blood sugar is 238 and he is having kidney problems and tomorrow he has to go to the hospital for a Radiology CT Scan and then he goes on the 20th for an MRI and urology appointment and then another Radiology BE Scan; all of this from him having kidney stones and having had a colonoscopy about two weeks ago and them not being able to go any further in his colon than they went. He's starting to get…Continue
Well I made the plunge, literally, today. Used a pen (?) with a screw on needle. The doc put me on 10 (cc?) which I dial on the pen. Did the stick- no pain, not even a sting. Assumed I got all of it in me (there was a tiny amount on the surface of the skin). Now it's all measurement and taking the dose in the morning.
Early Morning Musings
It is 3:00 AM on May 14, 2013. I have slept little this morning perhaps no more than 15 to 20 minutes. The reason for my lack of sleep is a small surgical procedure that will take place at 7:30 AM this morning. I am not really concerned about it. But I am watching my blood sugar like a hawk since I cannot eat or drink after midnight. So if I go low I am in trouble and if I got high, the doctor said he…Continue
Recently at the 2013 Lilly Diabetes Blogger Summit, I realized that there was a new place where answers about type I lived, a place that I didn't yet understand how to get to. That moment was exciting because it meant that one day I could do an even better job of keeping Arden's BGs in range. I like that idea very much.
Added by Scott on May 13, 2013 at 7:08pm — No Comments
This is what I remember.
My parents fighting. My sister and I hiding, crouched at the top of the stairs, watching my father chasing after my mother downstairs, she screaming at him. Words children should never hear. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL BLOG
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As I prepare for another fun session I will be delivering along with David Edelman, Amy Tenderich, and Hope Warshaw, at this year's AADE meeting in Philadelphia, one of my tasks is to share with attendees 'The State of the Diabetes (Social Media) Union'.
I would love your take on it, to bring to the meeting everyone's thoughts in true social media/crowdsourced spirit.
If you can, please indicate in one paragraph your opinion about the highlights, the not-so-great moments and…Continue
Today's post for the Fourth Annual Diabetes Blog should be about My Blogs, what I would wish my medical team could see and what I hope they don't see. I would rather my favorite doctor wouldn't see this Mother's Day anecdote:
Yesterday Mother's Day dawned cool, very cool and clear after a frosty night. My husband and I drove to my son's house for our annual Mother's Day celebration, complete with our three Golden Retrievers. Before we left home, I thought I'd be smart and go hungry…Continue
I am so excited for this week because I have my first diabetes walk this Saturday and then am running my second 5K of the year. It's going to be a great week of nothing but awesomeness.
Added by Dkinsey on May 13, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments
A month or so ago a neighbor of ours bought a brand new car, but because the dealer would not give him much for his car he kept the old one. Despite having a two car garage my neighbor could not fit both in the garage.
Instead, of driving the new one he keeps the new one in the garage and parks the older one (a pretty beat up blue Ford) behind the new one in the driveway. What this means is that if they go somewhere, about…Continue
AUGUST 1, 2012
Day to go. I woke up feeling a little punky but not giving in to the bed. Everyone noticed my red eye but paid no attention to my complaints that I felt "off." Too bad. I was getting out and nobody was going to stop me. By the time it came for me to leave, I just jumped into the van and left everyone in the dust. I don't recall the trip to my apartment or going up to it or the moving men dropping off my stuff. I was sick with a fever in…Continue
Added by Lois on May 12, 2013 at 7:37pm — No Comments
I now have my supplies around me: my diet coke over perfectly formed ice cubes in a patriotic, light-up red-white-and-blue cup and straw. There is no excuse for me not to jump right in and bore y'all to death!!
My last blog left me still in a rehab facility desperately struggling to get out to some normal life. Normal around the "home" is just this side short of normal normal. Oh, they do have their routines to keep things on an even keel ... for them. The days had settled into their…Continue
A recent chat discussion about the advancement of diabetes management technology lead to me posting about Dean Kamen.
Who? Well, the inventor of the Segway.
But! Before you roll your eyes and walk away, there's more to him than that. A lot more.
He's the guy behind DEKA Research - an organization that does SCIENCE and in a big way.
How does that relate to PWD?
Well, in his early days Dean Kamen was responsible for the technology that shrunk glucometers from…Continue
I'm going to take a time off of blogging and other things; because I'm having a health problem of my own and I need to attend to this so that I can be there for my husband on a better plain. I found out that my cancer returned and its in my bones and I need to attend to this situation so that I can help my husband also. We also found out that I've got RA also and its taking its toll on me and I just need to be in a place where I can find sometime for myself. I think that everyone will…Continue
The Gifts We Forget
Mark will never be written about in history books. He will not be remembered except by his family and even they will not completely understand his sacrifice or his courage. Mark was one of ten people who received an early investigative pump and he kept it for a record 15 days.
Today’s diabetics stand on the shoulders of giants, most we do not even know of, including the children who endured early…Continue
They say opt for brown, wholemeal, granary not white bread, but I try and get gut ache, thinking the old days of lettuce leaves diet might be for me,
Been diabetic type 2 since 2006, same year got my driving licence, now on metformin and victosa, but blood sugars lowering which is good, but on and off plagued with gut ache, no investigations, just wondering if needs some, metformin slow release supposed to stop that?? Am boggled
Added by rayzona on May 9, 2013 at 11:22pm — No Comments
REAFFIRM YOUR INTENTION
Fortunately, when we break the commitment to take care of one another, it’s easy to mend. We start by acknowledging that we broke it, that we hardened our heart and closed our mind, that we shut someone out. And then we can retake our vow. On the spot—or as a daily practice—we can reaffirm our intention to keep the door open to all sentient beings for the rest of our life. That’s the training of the spiritual warrior, the training of cultivating courage and…Continue