We often find ourselves spending every waking minute thinking of our lives. What will I wear today? Who will I see? I wonder if this restaurant is open? Especially as a diabetic, our first thoughts in the day are about us. "How is my blood sugar?" Then every two and a half hours, we think about what we want to eat. Me. Me. Me
Who can blame us, our health is our primary concern.. as it should me. But sadness overwhelms me at times, (once again, it's all about me) I watch documentaries on…
My very first encounter with diabetes was as a child when we used to sit around the radio and television listening to documentaries on true life events in our community.
These documentaries that feature various life stories are also a complete blend of community events, metaphysics, spiritual and hard to believe true life stories.
Interesting among these stories was that of a woman who had a deep cut wound believed to be inflicted on her by aggrieved neighbors who wanted to…Continue
TuDiabetes member Sue, aka catlover, had an operation on Tuesday, April 9th. She could not wait to have it performed, but she did not want to tell many people about it. She did not tell…Continue
To explain Old Ben the Bull you have to first understand that Old Ben the Bull is not really a bull at all. In fact he is a steer. But even that is not entirely accurate. Old Ben was a bull, then a steer but now he is stuffed, mounted and he lives in the central and largest park of my home town, Kokomo IN. I mention Ben because he is important to me. You see for years when I had to make a decision about almost anything I went to visit Ben. I determined my career path would be public service…Continue
The other day I read a post on Diabetes mine about Halle Berry and her being a good role model/advocate for PWD. I kinda’ have my own feelings about celebs becoming advocates. Whether it’s Paula Deen or Bret Michaels, they all have their work cut out for them. But to me it’s not the celebs that I have a problem with. It’s the wannabe celebs who call themselves advocates that I’m worried about.
Lots of folks in the DOC were either upset or flat out mad when Paula Deen came clean about…Continue
Bus passengers' conversations are engaging, humorous, sad. I don't know how you'd rate this one. However, either the doctor wasn't clear in relaying his or her message, or he or she just didn't care. Ooor, some doctors believe if you don't ask questions why waste their breath.
Man 1: My sugar's high.
Man 2: So is mine.
Man 1: Doc said I eat too much sugar.
Man 2 : It's my mother's fault. She gives me cookies, puddin' and cake.
Man 1: I'm goin' back to…Continue
Do you sometimes feel lost when trying to find diabetes resources in your community? Read about the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation’s Cities for Life program, which offers patient navigators who help guide people through community resources in Birmingham, AL. Mary Jo Welker, MD, FAAFP, discusses the program in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best, Laura K.
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I'm Mike. Type one diabetic for 22 years since age 7. I'd like to share my story. It's a decent one, I promise.
No one in my immediate circle of family, friends, doctors, or colleagues know, much less understand, how people can just "get" Type One. You get sick, like extremely ill. Doctors do the tests, then they make the official diagnosis--that's usually how it goes, right?
In Memorial Day weekend, 1991, that's pretty much how it went. After going from…Continue
I became a type 1 at the age of 12 in 1979. As a kid until around age 39 my A1c's were at a 6% range. Then I started having complications..Doctor's thought Peripheral Neuropathy in my hands so I needed to resign from work. In which I have had no medical insurance ever since. My A1c's got bad, I couldn't see my diabetic endocrinologist because it has been to expensive so my diabetes has gone down hill. In this last year one good thing has happened with my diabetes and that is I have been…Continue
I doubt anyone will want to read this or any other post I put here. I mean let’s face it Rick is not that interesting.
Now what am I? Well I am a 55 year male a 37, almost 38 year diabetic. I do not even know how I got this far along with Type 1 diabetes. Second I earned and am very proud of being an Ed.D., that is right I am a doctor, but as a friend says (not that kind). I do not work, I am married to my lovely wife of 35 years, I have two wonderful children…Continue
I am so glad I accepted the role of being a care team member on this site. I have been a member here for a while and frankly I never really wanted an official role. Occasionally I would step in and help out, but I was happy with that.
A few weeks ago a friend asked if I would consider increasing my involvement. It’s not that I had not been asked. Over the years a few invitations were extended, and I was either too busy at work or I was working on my doctorate. Well work is done, the…Continue
I have the feeling that sun is shining here and I had leave the twilight zone few hours ago, just because I have found all of you in this world. For me, you are all part of the world that I belong. Thank you for the charming welcome.Continue
The date has been set. The packing list has begun. The companions have been chosen. I am off into the planning stages of my next adventure. Tony, Michelle, Brian and I will be hiking from one end of Catalina to the other over two-ish days. In addition to the usual hiking/backpacking preparations, I also need to make the diabetes preparations. And there are quite a few.
I recently came into contact with another diabetic hiker, Dylan, looking for tips. He is a ten year old who is hiking…Continue
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Wow!, thank you guys for this warm welcome. I don't feel alone anymore with these broken wings. I think I have good importunity here to share information and learning to control my diabetes. It's nice to to know people like you. Thank you so much.
Thanks for the support and info. As I said on my chat this morning, I was diagnosed type 2 in 97, and after years of metformin, glyburide and actos, my new interninst is recommending insulin for better control. He assures me the needles are smaller now, and that some patients find the syringe stick less painful than a fingerstick for glucose monitoring. In two weeks i will find out. I've been looking at the pressure pens online and wondering if they may be better, but I will have a…Continue
Has anyone tried drinking Loquat Tea?
Through the years I have worked at teaching our children how to count carbs and this is just something that they found fun to do check out this week's diabetes tidbit and please feel free to share with your community
Added by Julie on April 26, 2013 at 12:25pm — No Comments