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Diabetes Advocates Masterlab - July 2, 2014

I’ve been an active member of the DOC for years, while I don’t tweet or use facebook I’ve been very active in many of the discussion…


Added by Brian (bsc) on July 10, 2014 at 9:39am — 2 Comments

What would I change about diabetes?

What would I change about diabetes?

Not one thing. I know that sounds crazy right? I mean surely all diabetics would change something about our disease? Not me. I would not change a thing.

You have got to love the unpredictability, the sudden changes, the no rhyme or reason that comes with this disease. The lows, the highs, the times the…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on July 10, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Correction dose? Uh oh!

Ok.. so this week I went on a camping trip to campland on the bay with my grandma and her husband. Also my cousins were there.It was so fun we swam in the ocean and the pool. We also paddle boarded. It was so fun!!! On the first night my gram checked me at 2:00 am. I was 241… she tried to wake me cause she did not know how to do a correction dose… she tried and I did wake up…sorta… I was very drowsy and did not think clearly… my gram said that I kept saying “ no” over and over again… so ahe…


Added by amira colene rose on July 9, 2014 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Hello everyone. Thanks for the warm welcome!

I would appreciate some personal user feedback on Insulin Pump brands, Now that the warranty on my Animas is soon to expire and I have to decide to stick with One-Touch or try one of the new competitor pump brands.
Opinions anyone?


Added by 41type1 on July 9, 2014 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments


type 1 or 2? neither! both r bad. in a bunch of different ways. i always see people going back and fourth saying.."type 1 is worse" or "type 2 is worse". but both r wrong...i mean type 2 may not have to do shots.. but they can not eat sugar...type 1 can...but they have to do shots... see? both r bad!! no worse... they both have advantages but also disabilities. i hate to see people arguing about that stuff. cause none r true! so next time u see someone arguing about that, correct the! tell…


Added by amira colene rose on July 9, 2014 at 6:43pm — 4 Comments

Diabetic in Hot Yoga Class

From my Wordpress Blog:

As a hot yoga teacher, getting back into my own yoga practice has been a challenge. Just as food and insulin react with my body differently from day to day, exercise can also have extremely different impacts on my body and sugar levels. The heat in hot yoga class adds another element,…


Added by SC123 on July 9, 2014 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

Can I have my drink, and Dibetes too?

From my Wordpress Blog:

When learning about my new diet requirements, guiltily, one of my first thoughts was,

“Will I be able to drink anymore?”

As a Twenty-Something gal, I undoubtedly like to relax and enjoy a refreshing alcoholic beverage from time to time…


Added by SC123 on July 9, 2014 at 2:23pm — 2 Comments

Gluten Free with Type 1 Diabetes. My Diagnosis Story.

From my Wordpress Blog:

If you had talked to me a year ago about my health, I would have boasted, with a mixture of arrogance and embarrassment, that I hadn’t seen a doctor in years. Being the daughter of a nurse and a pharmacist allowed me access to a plethora of medical knowledge, advice and counseling (much…


Added by SC123 on July 9, 2014 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments


Monday was the worst day of my life. On Monday I unexpectedly lost my best friend of 14 years.

On July 1 we went and saw the Canada Day fireworks and went out to a pub afterward. On July 2 I talked to her on the phone and she said she thought she had food poisoning and was very sick. I offered to bring her anything she needed but she said she was okay. On July 3 she was feeling significantly better so I went shopping with her to pick up some supplies. On the afternoon of July 5 I…


Added by Jen on July 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

Get Jerry the Bear to Every Child with T1D!

Hey everyone!

It’s Hannah and Aaron here, better known as papa bear and mama bear. We’re the creators of Jerry the Bear and you may have even seen us in bear suits in TuDiabetes…


Added by JerrytheBearMom on July 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

...And Two Months Later...

I originally posted this to my Blogger account ( on December 18, 2013.

Today, December 18, 2013, marks two months since my surprise heart surgery. I am doing well, everything is healing on schedule. I don't think there is anything new to report. I saw my surgeon for the last time on December 6th. From now on I will be working with my cardiologist. I have an appointment with him on January 2nd.

If I were to complain about anything right now, it would be…


Added by Tiki on July 7, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

Diabetes: diabetics make this disease what it is

I spend an awful lot of time reading the posts of fellow diabetics here on Facebook. To share how we feel intimately, then stand back and view from a global level; well things have been frantic this week as always; parents with their T1 children in hospital (the parents in my mind always suffer the worst); the divorces, there is only so much stress the diabetic mind can take; the loss of medical insurance, the DKA, the throwing a can of Coke on your husband (#brilliant), the group meeting…


Added by Paul Cathcart on July 7, 2014 at 6:18am — 6 Comments

Saturday night June 5/6 2014 in Indianapolis

Saturday night June 5/6 2014 in Indianapolis

This blog is not about diabetes. I am sorry to write it here, but this is where I blog and I am afraid this topic is so important that I just cannot ignore it. Over this past weekend Indianapolis experienced two incidences of violence that simply have taken my breath away.…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on July 7, 2014 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Wrong Assumptions Lead to False Conclusions: "Diabetes Rising" by Dan Hurley

Dan Hurley, author of the 2011 book Diabetes Rising and diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 18, makes several substantive errors in his book that lessen the credibility of his “investigative journalism.” Mr. Hurley (1) incorrectly assumes that only children are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, (2) promotes Dr. Terence Wilkin’s assertion that Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes are on a continuum of diabetes, and (3) says that a once rare disease has become a pandemic. All three are…


Added by Melitta on July 6, 2014 at 8:23pm — 8 Comments

ADA 2014: Type-1 Diabetes Cure Research, Artificial Pancreas

At the 2014 ADA Scientific Sessions, there were several reports on progress on artificial pancreas (sometimes called "closed loop").  Unfortunately, all of them were reported on a day that I was not at the convention, so the information below is mostly from the printed materials at the convention, news reports, and convention "buzz".

The "Bionic" Pancreas:

Bihormonal, Closed Loop, Artificial Pancreas Progress

This was clearly the…


Added by joshualevy on July 6, 2014 at 5:50pm — 4 Comments

I publicly confess...I'm a hoarder

A thought hoarder, that is. Information is, and has been,my obsession. Whoever said "what you don't know can't hurt you," was wrong. Most of us live, are at least guided by, sometimes dictated by, information.

We consume it because we need it. Ask any parent, or diabetic.

"New" parenting advice, information on what's the newest threat to children? Let us have it, regardless of the brain space it takes up ( and those who know me, know mine is limited), or the amount of time it…


Added by Diabetic Dad on July 6, 2014 at 9:49am — 2 Comments

When My Time is Up I Want to Go Like My Pool

Last night I awoke to a loud banging sound. I thought it maybe some fireworks or something. But it wasn't, it was my above ground pool. Overnight it failed. Not just failed, but failed catastrophically.

Here is what my pool looked like before:

And here is after:…


Added by Brian (bsc) on July 6, 2014 at 8:15am — 7 Comments

ADA 2014: Non Scientific Summary

This is my non-scientific summary of the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions 2014.  I'm also putting together two or more postings to cover the scientific content, which I hope to publish over the next few weeks.  I want to specifically thank:

  • The Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance (JDCA) who paid for my ticket to the conference.
  • My employer (a large software company) which gave me paid time…

Added by joshualevy on July 5, 2014 at 9:14am — No Comments

CGM and Pump Data

I just received my Dexcom G4 last week. I am coming from Medtronic where my pump and sensor data both uploaded to the same website. Does anyone know whether or not any of the pump manufacturers allow their pump data to be downloaded into Dexcom's website? Or can Dexcom's data be downloaded into any of the pump manufacturers websites? I want to know because I am in the process of upgrading from my Paradigm and am considering this as one feature I'd like to be able to use.

Added by Brad on July 4, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

On this July 4, I can only repeat part of this great American's speech: So I close in saying that I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for. Lou Gehrig July 4 1939

On this July 4, I can only repeat part of this great American's speech:

So I close in saying that I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for.
Lou Gehrig July 4 1939


Added by Diabetic Dad on July 4, 2014 at 3:36am — 2 Comments

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