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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…


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…


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,…


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





The …


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…


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…


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

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.


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

The Balancing Act

One would think that since I've been a diabetic for so very long that I would find no trouble in the balancing act that is daily living with this condition. Wrong. Allow me to elaborate:

1. Although I was taught from a young age how to eat healthy, exercise, and take shots, and balance it all so I didn't go too high or too low with my blood glucose levels, I didn't do it. Possessing the knowledge is one thing, putting it to good use is a whole 'nother can o' worms.

2. Doctors…


Added by Tamra on September 12, 2014 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Why must it be difficult?

I've been trying now for 2 WEEKS to get my Novolog prescription filled. I think my adventure is finally coming to an end, but I'm going to put it online for everyone to see.

This all started when I switched insurance companies. The plan is better, but I couldn't use my current endo anymore. I didn't think too much of it at the time, until 2 weeks ago when I realized my Novolog supply was almost out.

I went to a cvs near my school, but they told me I prescription was COMPLETELY…


Added by TimmyMac on September 11, 2014 at 8:03pm — 8 Comments

I'm officially pumping!

I got my pump in the mail the day before yesterday and had my training today. My brain is on diabetes overload right now, but had to write and say I'm OFFICIALLY pumping! Been pumping for an hour and a half, and so far I love it. Of course, we'll see how it goes with fine tuning my numbers and getting use to changing out the insets and such! But so far, so good ;)

Added by jesikabeth on September 11, 2014 at 2:19pm — 3 Comments

September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014

I wanted to write a blog today about the use of immunosuppressant therapy and the possibility of using these drugs to suspend the damage caused by the autoimmune system in early type 1 diabetics. It is evolving science and it might work as a way to suspend damage to the islets cells in the pancreas in early detection patients. There are obvious issues, like…


Added by rick the "Blogabetic" on September 11, 2014 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

zombie "pay it forward"?

I don’t know what to make of this thought, so here goes:

I was supposed to be dead or severely disabled by now, at the best guess of the doctor in the hospital where I was admitted and diagnosed. He was talking to my Dad. I wasn’t supposed to hear, but since I was pretending to be asleep, I did. “Oh he’ll be okay for a while, but they all have bad complications in 20 years or so, and after 30 years, welllll, you know”. That was 1977.

I guess I owe my life to big pharma, Eli…


Added by Joe on September 10, 2014 at 2:58pm — 9 Comments

A Lesson Learned from My Dog

I have the privilege of working from my home, which some may know, has its ups and downs. One of the ups was that I was able to bring my dogs to work with me every day. My little Chihuahua, who just passed away last week, would always find a sunny spot on the rug to sleep, even if it was just the tiniest sliver of sun peeking through the blinds in the corner. She was definitely on to something.

Did you ever notice most people are happier in the summer? Of course I like the change…


Added by jpulizzi on September 10, 2014 at 12:30pm — 15 Comments

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