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The doughnut hole

First, I am doing extremely well with my blood sugar. I finally started paying attention to when I am full, and I was surprised at how little I can eat and still feel full. Also, as I indicated before I changed injection sites from my thigh to my stomach and have been getting great test results. So both together have been doing great.

The famous Doughnut Hole - something to look forward to when you get on Medicare. Doesn't make any difference whether it's original Medicare and a drug…

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Added by Ila on September 20, 2014 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

It's Been a While.....

It's been a long time since I logged in to this site.Alot has happened.I was a motel housekeeper at a motel in Windsor for 3 years when I decided to look for a new job in a hotel instead.I got tired of the cold in the winter and working outside at the motel.I found another job at an Inn that was indoors and newly renovated.I was also getting $1.25 more an hour.I have epilepsy but had brain surgery when I was 16.My seizures happen a few times a month,around my monthly cycle.I had 2 seizures…

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Added by Dee Meloche on September 19, 2014 at 6:19pm — 4 Comments

Viral causes of Type 1 diabetes

Now is this spooky, a coincidence, huge bad luck or actually interesting from a medical perspective? I was diagnosed in December last year with type 1, sudden onset, at the grand old age of 48 and told that a virus probably triggered an inherited predisposition to diabetes.Two months, later, my previously strong, healthy and very fit husband discovered that he has severe heart failure, cardiomyopathy, probably triggered by a virus. With hindsight, he had started noticing breathing/heart…

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Added by Elizwoo on September 19, 2014 at 2:29pm — 10 Comments

Impression management and Diabetes - when to tell

Impression management



Three times in the last 96 hours I have been involved in discussions about when and how to tell potential dates / employers about diabetes. This was never an issue for me and I must admit I am a bit dumbfounded by the angst. My experience has always been that I am open about diabetes and I tell folks when I first meet them. If anything I am too open.…

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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on September 19, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

For the Visual Learners

Throwback Thursday… my MOST VIEWED post by a landslide…

not a personal story about our journey – but happy to say it is an educational tool to help spread awareness!!

I am thankful that SO many people have seen it.

Help me to keep educating by sharing… 

image was found on Pinterest – but direct link here…

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Added by edenseffort on September 18, 2014 at 1:03pm — 2 Comments

JDRF Funding for a Cure 2014

In the US, we are in the "Walking Season" when JDRF asks us to walk to raise money for a cure. So I'd like to do my part, by reminding you all of how important JDRF is to the human trials of potential cures for type-1 diabetes, which I track.

Let me give you the punch line up front: 70% of the treatments currently in human trials have been funded by JDRF. (And the number is 71% for the later phase trials) This is a strong impact; one that any non-profit should be proud of.…

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Added by joshualevy on September 17, 2014 at 7:36pm — 1 Comment

DEXCOM G4 PLATINUM sensor (CGM)

I try to make my sensors last for 10 days. Sometimes the sensor adhesive rolls up after I wear certain clothes. Im always in the gym too, so its even harder to get the sensor to last that long. I try adhesive tape, but after a shower the adhesive tape is wet and doesn't stick as well. I wear the sensor on my lower stomach a few inches away from my belly button. does anyone have any life hacks to help me with this? I know its good to apply alcohol before putting on the sensor,but sometimes I…

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Added by A. McIntosh on September 17, 2014 at 8:52am — 8 Comments

This Leg of My Journey

We all live one life; but in this one life is sprouted many journeys. Many different paths that we travel all at once. Allow me to tell you the story of one such journey in my life.

I suppose it all started when I was nine years old. It was Easter and I was enjoying all the spoils of my Easter basket, like any chocoholic child, I was in heaven. I had fallen asleep on the couch and was woken up by my parents futilely trying to check my blood-sugar without waking me up. You see, my…

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Added by Tamra on September 16, 2014 at 7:17pm — 4 Comments

Driving in Reverse

Driving in Reverse



How is your driving these days? Not the car, or truck but your diabetic driving. How is that going? Have you stopped your diabetic drive and wondered where it is going? I know sometimes when I have examined my diabetic driving I have found I was driving in reverse. You know what I mean by driving in reverse? That is you feel burned out, overwhelmed,…

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Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on September 16, 2014 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

A New Movement..

 

There is a New Diabetes Movement..

 

one to get much needed attention to Type 1 Diabetes

one that may raise some eyebrows - but will get people talking

one which shows the stark truth right from the people on the front lines fighting this disease

 

#FREEDIABETICS

 

 

The …

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Added by edenseffort on September 16, 2014 at 9:27am — No Comments

Over 9 pounds lost and Feeling Good!

I started a LCHF way of eating last week, and I am pleasantly surprised with the results thus far. I have lost over 9 pounds in 8 days. WhooHoo!

I saw my doctor yesterday and she was very pleased with my progress.

Plus my blood sugars are fantastic since starting LCHF and the pump. Feeling good!

Added by jesikabeth on September 16, 2014 at 4:43am — 3 Comments

Enjoying a Diabetic Diet

Hey everyone!



While not a nutritionist or a chef, I do know my way around a kitchen. Having diabetes shouldn't prohibit us from enjoying food! So I thought we could possibly exchange ideas. Tonight's supper was:



Estimated Static Carbs: 27

Variable Carbs: Dressing. (I like a lot so I calculated appropriately.)



Chicken breast with a dry rub of Italian seasonings. I used marjoram, basil, oregano, garlic and parsley. Lightly sautee (or grill, or… Continue

Added by Chris on September 15, 2014 at 8:04pm — 4 Comments

It's been too long!

I feel kinda bad..I haven't been on here in forevvvveeerrr! It's been a heck of a year, and not in a good way. I've been slacking off major lately. I haven't been testing like I used to back when I was first diagnosed..but I've been fighting this battle for 2-3 years...I can't even remember.. if I'm having so much trouble now...whats going to happen in 10-20 years? My A1c has been up and down too...although for some odd reason it went down last visit..but I go back the end of October...and I…

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Added by Shayla on September 15, 2014 at 7:20pm — 3 Comments

Neuropathy or Claudication?...or Both?

Today I went in to see my primary doctor. The official reason was to follow up on an infected bug bite I've been dealing with since July 3rd. The real reason I was there was to push the issue of terrible leg pain that I've been trying to have addressed for a long time.

The doctor came in and asked how I've been doing. "Oh, alright, I'm OK."

"Not too good? Could be better?"

"Well, I have an issue I need addressed and I'd like to discuss with you."

""Well, let's…

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Added by Tamra on September 15, 2014 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Love my T:slim BUT.......

I'm having a hard time with getting the insulin to restart after I change a cartridge. I've spoken with the customer support folks, my Endo, and the pump instructor, and no one can seem to figure it out.

Anyone having similar issues?

Added by Robyn on September 15, 2014 at 10:52am — 3 Comments

For all you T1 Canadians out there

If you're in need of some inspiration and support come say hi on our facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/ichallengediabetes

it's a great place to meet other T1 in Canada.

I'm help with the facebook page and look forward to saying hi to you.

Sincerely,

Alan T1 - 41 yrs and counting.

Added by AlanStJean on September 15, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Diggin' the Insulin Pump!

So I've been pumping with my first pump (the Animas Ping) since late afternoon on Friday, making today day #4.

I have to say I'm diggin' the insulin pump! Since hooking up, my blood sugars have been more or less perfect, minus a few (not drastic) lows actually (a few 60's and 70's)My doc has me checking 6 to 8 times a day for the time being.

We still have some tweaking to do with my basal rates, but I go back to my doc in about two weeks so she can upload my BG readings and…

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Added by jesikabeth on September 15, 2014 at 1:17am — 6 Comments

How to bring down post meal BG #s

Hi Folks,

I hope you find it interesting/helpful.

I have been taking Humalog insulin since last 1 month. I have been avoiding exercise during this time as it may bring my numbers too low. Prior to insulin I used to go to gym or walk for 30 minutes after meals.

I want to achieve a new perfect bg @ 2hrs post meals in 80s. However what I have observed is that it may be 120 or 130 at 2 hour mark. It may be that I ate more than I covered for.

So I just do very little…

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Added by rahul_boston on September 14, 2014 at 7:47pm — 3 Comments

Naked Showers + 10k= Awesome Weekend

This weekend rocked :-) Not only did I get a naked shower on Saturday. Yes, a naked shower, you know that magical time when your sensor and site need to be changed on the same day.... I also ran in my first 10k, not only did I not spike during the middle of the run but I also didn't crash in the afternoon. Oh and the 10k was finished in just under an hour. Went to my parents for a lunch of grilled salmon and roasted veggies right out of their garden. Then I had Thai food for supper with a…

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Added by bagpipegirl on September 14, 2014 at 5:08pm — 2 Comments

He Did Not Just Say More Surgery!

It's pretty consistent that I have at least one doctor appointment per week these days. That's how it is when you go so long with type I diabetes and no insurance. When you finally get insurance again, you spend all your time fixing everything that's been falling apart for years.

Today I saw my cataract specialist for a follow-up on my lens replacement. I had surgery exactly one month ago to replace the lens in my right eye with an artificial lens. Six months ago, when I first saw an…

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Added by Tamra on September 12, 2014 at 3:34pm — 2 Comments

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