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Kitty Update

It's been more than two weeks since Fishtail and Rusty Rose came home with us. In that time, Fishy has been allowed free access to the entire house, has had his sleeping quarters moved from a little bedroom to the laundry room, to the upper level of the house -- or wherever he wants to sleep. He developed a kitty cold, which I had to treat with an antibiotic/antiviral cocktail that I had to give him through an oral syringe (0.6cc/day for 7 days -- ARGH!). He met my brothers, sister-in-law,…

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Added by AngelaC on March 18, 2014 at 6:19pm — 3 Comments

so i have been fighting for months to get my insurance and i still dont have it. so i finally got the right number and talked to someone and explained my situation. this lady told me im not the first…

so i have been fighting for months to get my insurance and i still dont have it. so i finally got the right number and talked to someone and explained my situation. this lady told me im not the first person to call and complain and she will let her supervisor know and someone should contact me in 3 to 4 weeks. now im out of insulin im type one i take 4 shots a day on depend on it i cant survive without it and i cant afford it . so does anyone have any advice or help i have never been in this… Continue

Added by Tasha on March 18, 2014 at 4:38pm — 3 Comments

Type-2: The Genetic Reliance

Disclaimer: This contains science related subject matter from various sources, however (despite studying bachelors in biology) I am not a doctor or an expert in this area. The evidence for this has been obtained from reliable sources.

When someone finds out that I'm diabetic, often the first question they ask is: 'Type1 or Type 2?' with my response being type 1. Following this they often attempt to console me with comments like 'oh right so it wasn't your fault' or 'so you inherited…

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Added by Dinesh on March 18, 2014 at 4:00pm — 12 Comments

The DCCT and the Biggest Loser a parallel

As hubby and I sit on the couch watching "The Biggest Loser" on the tube, he always says "Oh it's easy to lose weight if your only responsibility for 6 months is to stay at the ranch, exercise with a personal trainer, and eat the food that is provided without having to pay for it or actually work for a living." The truth is he is right. And while I applaud those people who struggle with their weight on the show, I fear for their continued success once they leave the "safety net" of the show.…

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Added by Clare on March 18, 2014 at 8:49am — 8 Comments

The Case for CGMS and Medicare Covered Patients

The Case for CGMS and Medicare Covered Patients

There is a heck of a blog out on March 12, 2014 by Bennet Dunlap in the blog space “your diabetes may vary” (http://www.ydmv.net/) concerning overall emergency room visits by diabetics with hyperglycaemia and hospital admissions. It is frightening and it draws off of a paper published by JAMA…

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Added by rick phillips on March 18, 2014 at 5:15am — 2 Comments

Mom Dies of Kidney Failure 2009-10...Re-Post #3

When I got so depressed that I left TuD and everything, this blog series disappeared. I believe it might still be helpful and supportive of our community values. TuD was with me every step of the way. I could post at 3AM, 3000 miles away from home and find comfort. She died peacefully on 3/20/10. I will repost the diary of her death for a few days....

Update 3/12

A shaky start to the day with Mom determined to transfer from bed to bedside portable…

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Added by Judith in Portland on March 17, 2014 at 9:25pm — 2 Comments

A new way for me!

I'm excited that I went to my doctor today. I went in on the pump today and left NOT on the pump! I think the pump is not for me. I am not the most compliant diabetic in they works and I've been struggling since I was put on it 2 years ago. My endo never thought it was a good idea but I insisted that my life would turn around. My a1c was 6.9 and it went up to 9.45. Although it slightly went down to 9.1 he took me off it. I haven't seen my regular endo in about 2 years. After I was put on it, I… Continue

Added by renka on March 17, 2014 at 8:20pm — 4 Comments

Type 2 Goes Low!

I went to a party with a friend who has Type 2. We were commiserating about DM and she says, "The other day I was so low! I was at 120!"

My Type 1 self just stared at her and then stuffed my face with a banana because I was at 55 and dropping.

Added by mcfc1987 on March 17, 2014 at 7:12am — 5 Comments

Public Corruption

Public Corruption

 

This morning the US Attorney for Indiana announced that he was ready and able to take decisive action against the practice of public corruption. This on the heels of last week’s indictments of three officials for public corruption in the State of Indiana. The worst case being a kickback scheme that netted the official $800,000 of kickbacks for approval of…

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Added by rick phillips on March 17, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

downloading pump info

can't get my meter or pump to download info onto my computer. Just noticed it's not compatible with windows 8. But I could swear I've gotten it to download before. To be honest, I've only had success downloading twice even with my older computer which I know was compatible. Anyone else having problems with this? Any advice? I'm horrible at writing down my numbers and being able to make sense of my notes when it's time for a doctor visit. I'm so frustrated.

Added by jewels on March 17, 2014 at 1:56am — 2 Comments

Jessica Lyerly

Hi! My name is Jessica Lyerly and I am from Montgomery, Alabama. I am 23 years old, and I have had diabetes for 14 years now. When I was first diagnosed I had the “why me” attitude, but as weird as this is to say…I would not change having diabetes. Now let me explain!

Having diabetes has allowed me so…

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Added by TheDiabetesHero on March 16, 2014 at 7:57am — 1 Comment

Acute-Onset Type 1 Diabetes in Adults: Overlooked and Ignored

Rapid onset Type 1 diabetes in childhood gets the most visibility; it affects about 15,000 children per year in the United States (Footnote 1). Slowly progressive Type 1 diabetes (aka LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults)) is now garnering much more attention, mostly in medical research journals but now more frequently in mainstream publications. Slowly progressive Type 1 diabetes (LADA) represents the vast majority of all new cases of Type 1 diabetes annually; new-onset LADA…

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Added by Melitta on March 15, 2014 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

First-ever DC Tour de Cure

Have you ever thought about joining a sports group that understands what you’re experiencing in life when it comes to your health? Do you have a desire to cure diabetes? Do you enjoy sharing your experience at fun community events?!

If you do, the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure is for you! The first Tour de Cure to be held in the District of Columbia is taking place this September 27, 2014. I’d like you to save the date and get involved by riding, volunteering, or…

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Added by Alexandra on March 15, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Legit Diabetic

I had a co-worker the other day call me a "legit diabetic" I know she meant it as a joke and I took it as a joke I was not at all offended. It did get me started on the thought of what does it mean to be a "legit" diabetic? Does it mean that you are type 1? type 2? you've had it for 5 years? 10 years? What does that mean?

To me it means you have spent, if nothing, less than 24 hours dealing with the the intense impact that comes with a diabetes diagnosis. Whether your life is…

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Added by Kate07 on March 15, 2014 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Kickstarted (This Time) By Fear

About a month ago I went to the eye clinic I've used before, just to get a new prescription for glasses... I thought. The optometrist who examined me did a more thorough exam than I expected and told me that my right eye had a few spots of blood in it and there was a small bulge. He said it wasn't severe.

He said it could be one of three things going on and that the most likely was something called diabetic retinopathy. Well, my mother was a T2 diabetic from her late 40s and one of…

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Added by Infodigger on March 14, 2014 at 9:13pm — 3 Comments

OmniPod you are killing me!!

I made the mistake of changing the batteries on my PDM. Huge mistake.

PDM says time is wrong and must be updated. Walks me through time update and date update. Next screen, your pod must be deactivated. WTF. I just put the pod in yesterday. I sort of have things planned for the next 3-4 hours and one of them wasn't changing my pod.

Anyone who may be reading from a tubed system. Keep in mind when you jump on the pod bandwagon and something like this happens, it is all or…

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Added by David Eddy on March 14, 2014 at 1:21pm — 6 Comments

Type 2 in a Nutshell

Type 2 diabetes is all about the inability to use insulin efficiently, and about relative shortages of insulin.



Insulin is a hormone that allows cells all over your body to make use of glucose (sugar) in your blood, for energy. Insulin is made by our pancreas (we only have one). It starts out with a reserve capacity, it can make much more than we need.



If we lose the capacity to use insulin efficiently, we are said to have insulin resistance. We can have resistance and…

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Added by Lloyd on March 13, 2014 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Paid Staff

Paid Staff

You know how you never work with some folks but you see their work and all their excellent time invested? That is the way I am with the paid staff of TUDiabetes. I really never work with them and I can only say I have met two of them and one of those was on a conference call. So one would think it is pretty difficult to write a blog in praise of our paid staff, right?…

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Added by rick phillips on March 13, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Mom Dies of Kidney Failure 2009-10...Re-Post #2

When I got so depressed that I left TuD and everything, this blog series disappeared. I believe it might still be helpful and supportive of our community values. TuD was with me every step of the way. I could post at 3AM, 3000 miles away from home and find comfort. She died peacefully on 3/20/10. I will repost the diary of her death for a few days....



Mom's Death Journal beginning March 7, 2010

Dear TuD Friends, as close as family---I post…

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Added by Judith in Portland on March 12, 2014 at 9:42pm — 2 Comments

A1C = 6.0!

About a week or so ago, had my A1C done and it's 6.0! The doctor was really surprised and said he didn't really have much else to tell me to improve on, beyond trying to be better about eating 20 minutes prior to the meal. He also said that when I get pregnant, my A1C will drop a bit, so I'm actually right at the top of the range where he wouldn't worry in the least about me getting preggers.

Sweet!

Added by mcfc1987 on March 12, 2014 at 7:53am — 9 Comments

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