So one of the inside things about twitter that I admit have never learned is the ins and outs of hashtags. According to the official twitter help site this is the definition of hashtags:
“Using hashtags to categorize Tweets by keyword:
As I have mentioned numerous times - exercise - ANY form of exercise - plays a role in Eden’s Type 1 Diabetes blood sugar management..
The thing is - although exercise is excellent for Eden - it causes additional challenges in management as all exercise is not equal and does NOT cause the same reaction to her blood sugar numbers
What you think about this article http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2014/september/autoimmune-disease.html
So I finally qualified, and they are shipping out my Animas ping. It will be here by Monday or Tuesday. Then I have an education class and voila.
Phewww, that was an ordeal, but I am quite happy that it's finally happening!
Hi, I’m Jodi. Thanks for welcoming me to the community, I'm so happy to be here. I'm an RN, CDE who has been working in the field of diabetes for the past 11 years. You'll soon find out, I have a little bit of a different approach to diabetes education than most clinicians. I try to work with my members as individuals to help them figure out the root cause of their problem rather than focusing on the symptoms of the problem.
The truth is we are all very different people with…
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and The Diabetes Collective, Inc., a Florida not for profit corporation, we are able to offer a number of scholarships to The Diabetes UnConference.
The deadline to apply for…Continue
Added by Christel on September 2, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments
How are the holes in your boat?
This past week Judith made one of her typically wonderful statements and I do not want it to get lost. The discussion in question centered on a blog I wrote titled “Yelling Fire in a crowded Theater” it is located at:…
We bleed through this disease in more ways than one, but what if? And I’m not proposing some miracle cure, some hogwash alternative remedy beyond the honest diet and exercise. What I am proposing is purely theoretical – a fantasy or nightmare – what would you give up to stop the bleeding? Could you lose time to make time? And this is where it gets rather outlandish; her is the proposal; one year only (12 months, 365 non leap days) in a medically induced coma; where you lay there, sugar…Continue
I've started a personal campaign to raise money for the Diabetes Hands Foundation. I'll be releasing music video parodies of songs and changing the lyrics to be diabetes-themed! From now through September 30, you can cheer me on by making a donation at http://www.razoo.com/story/Dparody. Hope you will help me give back to the great folks at TuDiabetes and reach my goal. All of the money goes DIRECTLY to DHF and is tax…Continue
Its about time! They've got a laser device to test blood sugar working, now they need to make it compact and affordable.
We need the government to approve this device and fund it for all diabetics, so we can drop the lancing/test strip routine!…Continue
Added by Emmy on August 31, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments
This year has been crazy. So many ups and downs and changes, in many ways culminating in this summer. This year I've changed jobs, been diagnosed with a major chronic disease, gained another severe food allergy, lost my best friend, had some amazing summer experiences, and graduated with a Master of Arts. In some ways things are the same, in other ways it feels like this year has been a lifetime! And things are not going to be slowing down, at least in the health area. My next major goal…Continue
So my blood work came back. My c-peptide is a .84
Now we wait through the weekend until my stuff is submitted on Monday to the insurance company, and then we'll find out about approval. Oy vei!
If it does not get approved, then my doctor will do a peer-to-peer with the insurance company.
Being I am a Cancer patient, they say it may be a bit more of jumping through hoops, but I should get approved.
Waiting is the worst!
What have you done for the past 24 hours? Some people I know have woken up and realized summer was over and their kids had their first day of school today, some other people I know are trying to keep the remainder last few days of summer before college starts back up. However you've spent your last 24 hours I have a question... was it in an ongoing never ending battle with yourself to save your life?
Welcome to a rough 24 hours in the life of a Blessed Diabetic who fights 24/7/365 to…Continue
Read the entire article, its too important to miss!
One major finding was that certain foods and dietary…Continue
Added by Emmy on August 28, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments
Yelling Fire in a crowded Theater
What is free speech and how does it apply in this community? Free speech is of course a protected right by the First Amendment of the Constitution of United States of America. The First Amendment reads as follows:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or…
I owe the community a clarification and an apology, in particular to those that participated in our Live Interview about the Medicare Coverage for CGM that took place yesterday.
As I wrote on this blog entry, Diabetes Hands Foundation (the nonprofit…Continue
At Diabetes Hands Foundation (the nonprofit I was fortunate to co-found back in 2008, which drives TuDiabetes among other programs) diabetes advocacy has become an increasingly important part of our work over time. Since 2013, these efforts took us down a path that resulted in a roadmap with three core components:
1) Building up a database of Active Diabetes Advocates:
A robust database with…
First, this is my first time ever writing a post on my phone. Slow going with the tiny keypad, etc. LOL, so excuse the extra mistakes.
*As usual, the following is written from my memory of the events. Some things may be inaccurate due to faulty memories. In any case, this is how I remember it:
So, here is how today is going so far:
6:30ish: Hubby wakes me up to tell me that I am sleeping on my back. I'm under doctor's orders to not lay on my back because, eye stuff. I…Continue
Added by Tiki on August 27, 2014 at 3:58pm — No Comments
Following the “rules” of Type 1 Diabetes management sometimes means absolutely NOTHING..
We can do everything right and do the same thing day after day after day and get different results.
Yesterday I blogged about Eden needing to stop, think and act in…Continue
After two trips to the e.r., one trip to the doctor's office where I flat out told my doctor to admit me, they finally discovered what has been making me throw up so much this year. I thought I had 3 bouts of the stomach flu but after this last admission and the nausea meds not working they decided to do some tests. After an upper GI that showed food in my stomach after fasting for 12 hours they did a gastric emptying study and discovered I don't digest my food. So now I deal with neuropathy…Continue