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Battle of the Fuze Slenderize Flavors

Check out our Battle of the Fuze Slenderize Flavors! I've gotten to the place that I love so many of the drinks that I've reviewed that I'm going to need a government bail out for my fridge! It just can't hold what I want to buy every week.

Added by Glucoholic on September 24, 2008 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Emergency kit training today!

TuDiabetes has definitely enabled me to be out there more with my diabetes than ever... Today I trained my new boss and her admin on my emergency kit at work. Earlier I told her I was diabetic and she wanted to learn more- and how to be prepared. So, I've gone from "it will never happen to me but I have a kit in my desk and my purse" to - "hey, it could happen- here's what you do in case, and please take care of me". Just wanted to share my experience because for some reason it feels a bit odd… Continue

Added by Dana Clark on September 24, 2008 at 5:34pm — 3 Comments

I can't keep food down and am freaking out

So I got my wisdom teeth removed yesterday, and things were going as good as could be expected until this morning. I took vicodin at around 6am, and at 9 am was throwing up. I thought it was because I didn't have enough to eat, so I waited until 2 pm to have vicodin and augmentin, the antibiotic the doctor prescribed with my procedure. I also had ice cream, mashed potatoes, and half an avocado. Two hours later I threw it all up. The doctor's office told me to stop taking the pain killers and… Continue

Added by Carly on September 24, 2008 at 4:26pm — 8 Comments

Stressed out

Right now I am feeling quite stressed out and my blood sugars as reflecting that. I am going into my last week for my first term of school (my semesters are only 10 weeks). I am about 3 weeks behind and I am doing my best to catch up so I can finish with the rest of my class. I have been granted an incomplete by both of my instructors so that gives me 2 extra weeks after the term ends to complete the work, but I would rather complete it on time with everyone else. I feel like I am a failure at… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on September 24, 2008 at 2:21pm — 4 Comments

Feeling better today!

After finishing a run on a very hardcore antiobiotic to rid a parasite, bacteria or possibly something else, I am feeling 75% instead of 35%....

Added by Brian on September 24, 2008 at 11:19am — 3 Comments

Infected site from insert of pump - how does this happen and how do we stop it from happening??

My daughter has recently had a couple infected sites on her stomach from her inserts, not sure if she is leaving it in to long or what?? (Usually 2/3 days) She showers daily and we have been using neosporin for it, but I think we will be calling the doctors today. Anyone with any advice or experince with this and how to prevent it or clear it up?? Thanks.

Added by Micky on September 24, 2008 at 8:10am — 3 Comments

Spreading the Word...

I am excited right now! I just jumped off the phone with my Mom. I am in Cali and she is in MO. She is the Community Relations person at her job which happens to be a non-for profit health center in Kansas City, MO and she has a radio show. She does shows about health and I told her I am glad she has a show for diabetes but I think she should actually put a name with the Disease.

To Read more feel free to visit my… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on September 23, 2008 at 8:16pm — No Comments

First Chemo on Monday

My husband and I spent close to 5 hours yesterday with my Oncologist who we both really liked. She was personable and knew her stuff. I would recommend her to anyone (in the Atlanta area) – she has a great bedside manner and very positive person. We found out a lot of information on my cancer.

She is suggesting that I have 4 rounds of chemo starting this Monday. I will have chemo every 3 weeks (21 days). I will lose my hair probably by next weekend (it will start shedding). So you… Continue

Added by Melanie on September 23, 2008 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Emotional Ouch

It hurts that I can't help him deal with this. When someone you love (who has a fear of needles) has to inject himself with insulin however many times a day, it isn't the greatest feeling, especially when you can't relate to what he's going through to try and make him feel better. Through our first year together, he was depressed a lot, mainly due to his diabetes (I've heard this is common to teenage Type 1's?). He would say that he wishes that when he took off his medic alert bracelet, the… Continue

Added by Caillie Beth on September 23, 2008 at 6:39pm — 1 Comment

Crazy old me

If you want to see pictures of guys in tight black suits, or just support my triathlon efforts have a look at the post on my diabetes technology blog.

What did I think, doing a triathlon at my age. :-)

Added by Bernard on September 23, 2008 at 6:27pm — 1 Comment

Another day of feeling awful...

I am beyond loosing patience with trying unsuccessfully to fight off whatever illness I may have (aside from diabetes). Being diabetic makes it that much harder to fight things off. I've become a total germ phobe (to no avail...). People just think I'm overreacting when they tell me that they or their kid is sick and I quickly move away from them. But knowing how difficult it has become to fight illness makes me run for the hills!

Added by Brian on September 23, 2008 at 2:33pm — 4 Comments

Shame on me

I know I shouldn't do it but I do it anyway. I'll get something to eat, take my medicine, start eating and never finish because I start doing something else. This is a really bad habit for me because I'm distracted very easily. What ends up happening is I have a low because I've taken medicine for carbs that were never eaten. I've been thinking about waiting until after I eat to take my medicine so then I can adjust the dose to the correct number of carbs I've eaten.

I have to do… Continue

Added by Andrea on September 23, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Something I Didn't Expect

I know that since I started this blog and I started reading others within the D-community, I have heard numerous stories of people coming up and making comments about their Diabetes. This either being about their "pager" pump, Their test kit or them "shooting up." Well, I can honestly say that I have not had the pleasure (or irritation) of this. Well, this finally changed this weekend.

You can read the rest here:

I Didn't Expect… Continue

Added by Chris Bishop on September 23, 2008 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

Wish me luck!

So tomorrow at 9:00am Pacific Time, I will lose a part of me.

Well, four parts of me--my wisdom teeth :-/.

Besides being utterly terrified, I'm a bit nervous about the 'betes, but here is the plan my diabetes educator and I worked out:

6:00 am- Wake up and test

7:00-7:30- Set Temp Basal to 50%

9:00- Remove unwanted molars

9:45-11:00(however long procedure lasts)- Have mother test bloodsugar. Administer glucagon if needed, set basal back to normal… Continue

Added by Carly on September 22, 2008 at 8:01pm — 2 Comments

I am Cheater and Addict...

There isn’t one person who has Diabetes who hasn’t cheated. I know I have and I actually do it once a month, do I feel bad and regret it after I cheat? yes, I do. We all know diabetes doesn’t like to be cheated on. It repays you by giving you readings of 245 and makes you sleepy tired. Is it worth it? Is it worth feeling normal and giving in to temptation every once in a while? I think so, I think it keeps me sane and when I do eat a kid scoop of ice cream from “Maggie Moo’s” I don’t over… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on September 22, 2008 at 6:09pm — No Comments


ahhhh...ok so i have a clinic appointment tomorrow and my sugars have just decided to play some games these last few weeks and dont know whether they want to be high or low....grrrr! so as usual im left with a blank face and have no idea what to do......hopefully though i can keep the same HbA1C cause they have been pretty good sitting on the low 7's to high 6's!

Added by renee on September 22, 2008 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment


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Added by shellyj on September 22, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Struggling to get better...

I have absolutely no clue why I'm feeling so bad. Lately, I've been running a low grade fever and completely run down. Antibiotics are not helping and neither are doctors. I'm frustrated that this has been going on for so long with no end in sight..

Added by Brian on September 22, 2008 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

Injustice at the retinologist's office

I'm rarely a whiner about my diabetes. I'm not a "poor me" sort of person. But something about the bi-annual retinologist visit makes me bitter.

Today I was having my insurance updated by the receptionist and happened to glance down at the daily patient list. The paper detailed each patient's name, insurance provider, and age. I noticed the Insurance column was filled with "Medicare", "Medicare", "Medicare". I looked at the age list. As if it was not apparent by the people in the… Continue

Added by Lara on September 22, 2008 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

Fertility Stuff

Well Saturday I had my follicle scan, and I had two viable follicles that were ALMOST mature. One was 14.5mm and the other was 12.5mm. So they had me wait until this morning to take the trigger shot, which would cause the eggs to release within 24-36 hours. So now it is just a waiting (and having sex) game. I will know something in two weeks!

One of the things about the trigger shot is that it contains the same chemical that makes pregnancy tests positive. So if I take a test… Continue

Added by Misty on September 22, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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