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I have learned to accept you and have tried to be one with you. And I am learning to be thankful for all that you have given me…Strength, courage & an understanding that I could not have realized existed without you. Faith & belief in my family and their unconditional & uncompromising love and support.…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 30, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

The 'Art' of Blood Glucose Management.

Reading the blog by edenseffort "Nerves AND Exercise - not a good mix" blog. Sort of inspired me to document this.

As I commented there, I love it when we can nail the ART of blood glucose management.

I had a small victory myself yesterday and an alarming failure this afternoon.

Yesterday before breakfast was time to change my infusion set and sensor. I decided to try an experiment. I tried my thigh last week with the CGM, and that…


Added by brboyer on September 29, 2014 at 4:12pm — 1 Comment

Nerves AND exercise – not a good mix…

Eden has been back playing her beloved basketball for one week now after her broken thumb..

Last night she attended a girls only clinic (she plays on a boys team) and was one of the older more experienced girls there.

Coach knows her well and put her through her paces – sometimes making her do many more reps than the other girls. Fine by me – sometimes she needs to be pushed and I am always happy when the coaches recognize that and don’t let her coast.

Something else…


Added by edenseffort on September 29, 2014 at 12:16pm — 3 Comments

I'm Crying Right Now

It is interesting how you can live for so long believing something because a professional told you it was so. Since 2007, I have believed that I had poor circulation in my legs because a doctor diagnosed it as such. Today I found out that the circulation in both legs is "normal". But that is just the good news before the devastating...

I have lived since 2007 with excruciating pain in both legs whenever I do any physical activity. After I was diagnosed with poor circulation that year,…


Added by Tamra on September 29, 2014 at 12:13pm — 11 Comments

McGregor Park

McGregor Park

A few weeks ago on a sunny Sunday afternoon Sheryl and I went to a new park near our house. It is a rather large park which is not well developed. It is comprised of trails that wind around a woods and meadow. Many of these trails go around or near a rather large tree nursery. These trees are a new Indiana woods in the making, but the park managers also share the trees with other park…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on September 29, 2014 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Ah but that was sooooo Gooood

'Honey-do' done. Helped wife clean house. Yeah, I 'll admit it. I've been house broken and house trained. And I'll be the first to say so.

But afterwards she decided she wanted some Churches chicken, mouth watered on that one. So off we go for a take-out. Got five thighs, mashed potatoes & gravy, honey biscuits for her. I had a ton of jalapeno nacho slices. Going to pay for that later but was worth it at the time. I only had two of the thighs and 1/2 cp of the mashed potatos &…


Added by Georgia boy on September 28, 2014 at 7:09pm — 10 Comments

Oh No! My A1C

I recently went to my doctor to get the blood work results and for my regular check up and come to find out my A1C has managed to climb back up. I went from a 5.5 to a 9.9! There's been a lot happening at work and in life that helped the number get that high including me eating too much rich food. Now I have two months before I see my doctor again and I want to get my A1C back on my normal track.

I've got a game plan started but think I should be adding more to it. I'm currently…


Added by JD2R2 on September 28, 2014 at 11:23am — 7 Comments

Before and After

This is a copy of this post from my blog Blood Drops & Braille Dots. If you like this post, please check out the others on my blog.

Before and After

Thinking back, I see my life divided into segments, each punctuated by events which shift the course of my life forever. Segments where life changes, where I'm never… Continue

Added by Jen on September 27, 2014 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments


Sometimes I'm not even sure why I bother. Lately I've been excited (and trust me, that's not a word that I can use very often to describe myself) to attempt to pursue a new adventure to become a paramedic/firemedic. I knew it would be a wicked challenge, but it would be a worthwhile one as well. It'd give me a new purpose in life, which I desperately need...

Flash forward to reality, where I wrestle with issues that aren't fair and that few people know about and that fewer could even…


Added by Cara on September 27, 2014 at 7:04pm — 4 Comments

Date Day

Well, today was date day. Wife and I have been doing that since for 41 years now. We'll go out shopping or window shopping. Just something to do together. Then we'll head out for one our favorite Buffets. Chinese or Golden Corral. Today was Chinese Buffet.

We really enjoy the place. Nice people that we've known since the middle nineties. Usually when having a read on two hour mark I'll be between 130-160. Mostly on the lowend of that. But today on two hour mark I hit 193. Had the…


Added by Georgia boy on September 27, 2014 at 3:47pm — 1 Comment

Weepy Old Women

In the last 3 years of her life, I cared for my Mom 3000 miles away for 2-3 weeks at a time, 3-4 times a year; trying to give my sister and my niece what is technically called respite care---to give them a break. It wasn't easy to be so far from home, but we three siblings and our daughters were determined to help her die in her own home and we rotated through doing that respite care.

Mom was lucid for most of my visits except for a brief period a year or so before she died, which we…


Added by Judith in Portland on September 26, 2014 at 10:42pm — 8 Comments

Eating in moderation... Does this work for anyone?

So I had a getaway weekend with friends a little while back and we had no shortage of junk food around. So I decided I was going to have a few nacho chips and a few other things. I normally try to refrain from junk food just because I feel so bad after eating it that it is simply not worth it, but it’s only one weekend and I will “eat in moderation”, right?

So one nacho turned into another and another until half of the “family size” bag was almost gone, this led to a 3 day… Continue

Added by jpulizzi on September 26, 2014 at 8:43am — 11 Comments

who is you hero?

alright people!!! who really is your hero??? it dosnt have to be someone with diabetes it can be any one!is it a model? a singer? anyone!!! my hero is ryan red! i really do care and i wan to know who is your hero??!

Added by Deborah brown on September 25, 2014 at 8:20pm — 6 Comments

VC-01 by ViaCyte Starts a Phase-I Clinical Trial

Some people are horrified at the idea of curing diseases by using embryonic stem cells.  If you are one of those people, stop reading now!  This posting is all about curing type-1 diabetes using human embryonic stem cells.  In the future, you should skip over all my blog postings with the tag VC-01 or ViaCyte.

ViaCyte (previously known as Novolog) has started a phase-I clinical trial for their encapsulated beta cell product, which is called VC-01.  This device is designed to…


Added by joshualevy on September 25, 2014 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Does anyone LIKE Chores?

Just trying to give all the non-D peeps something to relate to…


Think of a chore – a monotonous, thankless chore that is your childs’ responsibility to complete


For instance – folding the laundry.

  • Trying to get them to embrace the laundry like it isn’t such a terrible, bad thing.
  • Trying to teach them how to do it properly without hovering or nagging them to do it.
  • Trying to teach them to WANT to do it…

Added by edenseffort on September 25, 2014 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

New OmniPod User

Hi everyone,
I was diagnosed with Type 1 in August, 2014. I am in my senior year of high school and it has been a rough ride but I recently received some good news when my insurance company approved my OmniPod before the six-month mark! Life with diabetes is still new to me so if anyone has any overall tips or advice for diabetes in general or the OmniPod, they would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Added by Elias Ashooh on September 25, 2014 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

About had it...

I've about had it with today. First..I went to go change my infusion set and I forgot a reservoir at home..and realized that after I had thrown the other one now my blood sugar is going to be sky high because I won't be home for another 4 hours. THEN I get a call from my dad saying my car (which broke down) is going to cost $1,080 to that I don't have so...there goes my cgm that I was hoping to get with my income tax money..I'm so sick of this damn disease...I'm tired…


Added by Shayla on September 25, 2014 at 10:43am — 3 Comments

JDRF Walk Boston 2014

I'm very excited to be participating in this year's JDRF Walk here in Boston!!! I've joined a team from Diabetes Sisters. I have found a Boston branch of the group of Diabetes Sisters & we're walking together. I'm excited to be a part of it this year!

Speaking of Diabetes Sisters, when I found them on Glu, I was interested in joining a Boston chapter if there was one. Low and behold, there is and not only that but the meet in my home town! I had to go and meet all the girls that…


Added by Sandy on September 24, 2014 at 10:31am — 3 Comments



Yesterday I published a guest blog on the Bitter~Sweet titled ‘Denouncing the Charlatans’. If you wish you can read that blog at:

I hope you take an opportunity to read it. Guest blogging allows a little bit more freedom to explore some interesting topics, and a chance…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on September 24, 2014 at 3:00am — 4 Comments


This is Blake our Type 1 superhero!! Blake was diagnosed at 5 years old. I remember the day he was diagnosed like the day he was born with every small little detail. It was 12/26/13 (our late Christmas present) Blake has been our families rock. He assures us that we will find a cure for this disease. As a mother…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on September 23, 2014 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment

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