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One week to my Tri for a Cure

I had originally planned to complete a sprint triathlon to raise funds for Dr. Denise Faustman's research into a type 1 cure. But that one was cancelled due to road flooding.

That was a shame, though training did give me access to beautiful views like this local lake early in the morning.

Fortunately I managed to find another tri (it's almost the end of the season). So a week from today I'll be… Continue

Added by Bernard on September 13, 2008 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Dress Up in Blue for World Diabetes Day!

Read this communication from International Diabetes Federation:

We have to make some noise! I say we dress up in blue. Who's with me?

Here is a way for you to dress up in blue, if you want to:…


Added by Manny Hernandez on September 12, 2008 at 6:00pm — 10 Comments

Was in heaven today and ate something I shouldn't have

I had a rough morning and ended up going out to lunch with best friend at favorite chinese buffet. I checked before I ate and i was at 80, since my sugar has been running so good the last week, I decided to spoil myself and have a small slice of pecan pie. My sugar never went over 120 even after eating. I have figured out the art of bolusing for my favorite chinese place and get my pie too.

Added by Cody Turner on September 12, 2008 at 5:18pm — 6 Comments

Combatant or Companion

I know for most, it can feel like we are in combat situations with our Diabetes. Is it possible to feel like our Diabetes is a companion? Well, read this to find out my views on this:

Combatant or Companion?


Added by Chris Bishop on September 12, 2008 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Beating the Crap Out of Diabetes, Part III

So the summer of Diabetes Beat Down is officially over and what a life changing 180 degree turn around it was for me.

I just got out of a 12 week evaluation at my gym to gauge my improvements. I am happy to say in three short months I've lost 12 pounds of body weight, 6.5% bodyfat, and gained nearly 4 pounds of lean muscle mass. Carb restricting, decreasing my insulin intake, and tons upon tons of exercise was the key to my summer… Continue

Added by dino on September 12, 2008 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Supporting Those Left Behind

Sorry for my long absence here on tudiabetes. I was swamped just trying to read blogs in the D-OC. I have a new blog entry up over at Diabetes Daily. Click here to read it. It is my hope you take a look at it and do one small act of kindness today for a diabetic who needs it. Love ya! -Amylia

Added by Amylia Grace on September 12, 2008 at 10:52am — No Comments

Two tributes and two great discoveries!

I don't think I could do a personal blog post today without paying tribute to all those that lost lives or loved ones on this date in 2001. Truly a date which will live in infamy, we probably all remember what we were doing when news of this tragedy reached our ears. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those still impacted today, and in the future.

Also, prayers and best hopes for safety for those about to be impacted by the hurricane in the gulf.

Now to some good news… Continue

Added by Glucoholic on September 12, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments


After being diagnosed, I immediately started having a lot of lows. My doctors said it was because I was still in the "honeymoon" stage and my pancreas was still fighting its end. I ended up with hypoglocemic unawareness though. Anyways, now I am getting better but the only way I ever notice that I am getting low is because of my behavior. I don't have any of the physical symptoms I should have until I am around 35, but my emotions start going hay wire the second I drop.

The point to… Continue

Added by Tammi V on September 11, 2008 at 9:26pm — 3 Comments

Doctors appointment and able to do diabetes education.

The past few weeks I have noticed a knot on my second toe on my left foot and have had some right hell pain. I called to make an appointment with a new podiatrist. He sent his nurse in to get me for xrays and she saw my medical alert bracelet (I wear one from with interchangeable bands). I took it off and showed it to her and she told me that her son who is now 18 was diagnosed at the age of 17 8 months ago with Type 1. I showed her my pump as well. She said he flat out… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on September 11, 2008 at 8:03pm — 4 Comments

Seven years: old photos, new wounds

September 11, 2001.

It's a day I'd rather forget than remember... and truth be told, while the Day itself was hard, the following days were numb, and the following weeks were worse.

It's what happens when you work in a war zone, in a disaster area, anywhere that, in the blink of an eye, any previous conceptions of "normality" no longer apply. My office was on John Street, four blocks from the World Trade Center; I was living in…


Added by tmana on September 11, 2008 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

25 Days of Christmas Tour 2008

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I'm putting together 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS TOUR 2008. Beginning 12.01.2008 Santa will be traveling in his 40 ft. Rexhall sliegh Starting in LOS ANGELES CA and ending on Christmas Day in NEW YORK CITY NY. My mission is raise donations and to bring awareness, education, a hope for a cure to Diabetes.

We will be live on the internet and supported by the… Continue

Added by Santa on September 11, 2008 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Too much caffeine?

I think I'm getting too much caffeine. Sometimes I'm jittery, hands tremble and I can spit a word out faster than lightning can strike. Yeah too much caffeine. I drink about 16 oz of coffee in the morning, a 12 oz can of diet Pepsi at lunch and dinner (and yeah sometimes mid day).

What's that? Oh, you wanna know how much water I drink. Ummm maybe 16oz......a day (but not on the weekend it's even less). I know, I know! Not good at all. So starting today (after I finish this cup of… Continue

Added by Andrea on September 11, 2008 at 7:39am — No Comments

Its easy for you

On Sunday a young man with Type 1 diabetes had a terrible seizure at his place of work. He was banging his head on a metal floor for close to ten minutes before someone realized and came to help. They did not know what to do and it was almost two hours before he was given glucose. He was in a coma for 22 hours, had 50+ stitches in the back of his head and has now lost approximately 20% of his brain functioning. As expected, his progress is very slow. His fine motor skills are very limited. His… Continue

Added by Barb Wagstaff on September 11, 2008 at 6:39am — 3 Comments

Not diabetes related - 9/11, 7 years later

Part of my commute to work every day is going through the WTC site to get to the path train. Being a creature of habit, I went that way today when I should have taken an alternate route. I rode the subway next to a couple of people who were on their way to the memorial service .. one had lost a brother, the other a sister. As I listened to each of them tell the story of the loved one they had lost 7 years ago, I stood there biting my lip, taking a lot of effort not to cry for them. To hear how… Continue

Added by Stacey on September 11, 2008 at 6:22am — 1 Comment

Hanging in there

No meat today, had a mix of tofu roll and spagetti for dinner. Went to gym, weighed 86.40 afterwards. So I've lost just under 2kg since I started, a week and a half ago. Not bad.

Added by ricmac on September 11, 2008 at 1:39am — No Comments

Finally Pictures

Hi everyone I finally figured how to put pictures up here ok I am not the smartest person as far as the computer world so It took me a while to figure out how to put pictures up on here so forgive me ok.

Yes there is finally a picture of me and my husband and there is some more of us and my granddaughter she has her index finger out and she is stating her case and I put a caption on it to say "Now people are you listening " LOL, and there is another picture of Nancy Alexander from Mix 93.3… Continue

Added by Karen on September 10, 2008 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Hey, I found my people

I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes and have changed my diet dramatically in addition to my exercise and drug regimen. My first A1C was 10, and I just got blood drawn yesterday for a new A1C. I am glad to be part of the tudiabetes community. I love tennis, bicycling, and travel.

Added by Dean Morier on September 10, 2008 at 10:05pm — 1 Comment

Diabetes, friends and focus

I lived for 30 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. 16 of these years I had Diabetes. During this time I really didn't pay much attention to my Diabetes or what was going on in the community. Now in the 5 years I have lived in the Kansas City area, I have been much more focused on my Diabetes and what is happening in the Community. Well, I talk more about what I have found and my feelings towards it in my blog. You can read about it here:…


Added by Chris Bishop on September 10, 2008 at 7:49pm — No Comments

lover not a fighter

i'm a reader not a writer. haha. that's why i'd rather post articles instead of write them myself!

Added by Melanie on September 10, 2008 at 7:03pm — 2 Comments

bloggity bloggy blog blog

Hrm, not really inspired to write much. Diabetes sucks.

Added by Melanie on September 10, 2008 at 7:02pm — 1 Comment

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