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My New Year, 2015

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year! Yes, I know I am late. I haven't been on for a while and am hoping to become more of a regular.

My goal this year is to get back on track and become a better diabetic?

I have a few issues? questions?

First being, diabetes burnout. I am definately there. Don't want to eat because food is the enemy. Don't want to test because I'm afraid of what the meter is going to tell me. When my numbers are bad I always blame myself.

I am still…


Added by jewels on January 15, 2015 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

Scholarships put the fun in funding for education

Scholarships put the fun in funding for education

We are in the time of year when students thinking about college are thinking about scholarships. To be more accurate, their parents are thinking…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on January 12, 2015 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

36 Years and Counting

This was originally posted to my blog,

Today I celebrate my 36th birthday. I have always thought of birthdays as a day to celebrate the fact that a person was born and show them that they are loved and valued and remind them that the world would not be as bright without them in it. That belief has not changed, but now I view my birthday a little differently. To me my birthday is a celebration that I am still alive, I am a survivor, a fighter .... and very,…


Added by Tamra on January 11, 2015 at 5:57pm — 9 Comments

Not blogging; living

I’ve not been blogging, because of life. So, I know it’s a lame excuse, but with a two-year old son, nearly two-year old, an undiagnosed nerve condition, and a diagnosed chronic disease, I do what I have to do.

My nerve condition has been described as Ataxia, but whether it’s MSA, Parkinson’s, or a one-time occurrence, it’s a problem. It involves loss of balance, poor handwriting, and slurred speech. I will fight it, as I have fought Type 1 Diabetes for over twenty years, but I would…


Added by Diabetic Dad on January 11, 2015 at 10:39am — 3 Comments

2015, yea, babe!

Almost 10 pounds of the 50 pound goal lost. I am on feeling amazing! I pray everyone's BG numbers are awesome. Keep living, it's the best revenge!

Added by desireanickyf on January 11, 2015 at 10:15am — No Comments


My mom's funeral was today (technically yesterday now). Not many people showed up, but I was expecting that. I think my mom would have wanted it that way anyway - she wasn't a big fan of crowds.

It was held at the funeral home, and the pastor we got to do the service did a wonderful job, even though he never met her. I read two sets of Scriptures (1 Corinthians 13 and Revelation 21:1-6 if anyone is curious) and after the service had people tell me that I did a good job and that I was…


Added by Cara on January 10, 2015 at 10:12pm — 9 Comments

Test strips test strips...

This week I made a big achievement. I managed to persuade my doctor to prescribe me 600 strips for the next 3 months. As background, what normally happens is I get 400, then I beg for more. Usually getting to 500 is not a problem, and after that things get difficult. Either I get more or I get samples. And usually at the beginning of the next 'quarter' I end up buying strips and bringing the prescription later. Buying them in this quarter and getting the prescription next quarter seems to…


Added by mattingermany on January 10, 2015 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

A Cautionary Tale from Dr. Melton's Lab At Harvard

The soundtrack for this blog posting is the blues: Ball Peen Hammer sung by Joe Bonamassa:!/s/Ball+Peen+Hammer/2pulWL

This is a cautionary tale of research from Dr. Doug Melton's lab at Harvard.  I considered carefully if I should blog on this subject.  It is certainly a lot more fun to blog about successes, and new opportunities, than it is to blog about failures and mistakes.…


Added by joshualevy on January 10, 2015 at 9:56am — 3 Comments


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…


Added by Jessie on January 9, 2015 at 5:05pm — 7 Comments



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…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on January 9, 2015 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Happy New Year!

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…


Added by jlp515 on January 8, 2015 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments

Welcome 2015!

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…


Added by mattingermany on January 8, 2015 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments


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…


Added by jazzyjay on January 8, 2015 at 2:16am — 4 Comments


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…


Added by TheDiabetesHero on January 7, 2015 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Endo appointment today..

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…


Added by Mekenzie D on January 7, 2015 at 3:31pm — No Comments

My Friend With Diabetes

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…


Added by Trudy on January 7, 2015 at 1:30pm — 21 Comments


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…


Added by Sumattox on January 7, 2015 at 7:23am — 1 Comment

1st 24 hours on the pump

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.

Added by Tim on January 6, 2015 at 7:38pm — 2 Comments

It's over

My mom passed away today, 6 January 2015. She fought it so hard at times, but when she finally let go it was an indescribable moment. Sad, yes, but her struggle is over. She's no longer bound by a body that wasn't working anymore. She won't ever be confused again when her ammonia levels get too high, or have to try to remember whether she took her Lantus or not, or fight with inept doctors. She's free, and I know this and am happy for her. The last year and a half of her life was not a happy… Continue

Added by Cara on January 6, 2015 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments

Each day at a time..

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.

Added by Mekenzie D on January 5, 2015 at 7:57pm — 2 Comments

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