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My amazing journey with the 'beetis

You can read the whole story of my "diabetic journey" as it unfolds, at my personal blog. There's a lot of other unrelated stuff there too so if you want to read only the diabetes-related posts, use the search box at the top left – just type in "diabetes" and they'll all come up. Except the first two entries, which are here: Day 1: Diagnosis, and Day 2: Controlled… Continue

Added by sweetpotater on September 20, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Cubs Clinch!!!!!!!!!!!!

C U B S C L I N C H ! ! ! !

Added by Karen on September 20, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

I'm a guinea pig.

I'm officially in a research study I found on type 1 Diabetes Trialnet that's using abatacept. It's a drug that could possibly prolong the honeymoon phase by suppressing the part of the immune system that causes the destruction of my beta cells. I really hope I have the real drug and not the placebo and that it helps stop the attack before all my beta cells are gone. I'd love to keep on producing a bit of my own insulin!! It was approved for people with severe to moderate arthritis and the… Continue

Added by Michelle on September 20, 2008 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

Something New for you

I am started a new serious on my blog called DFYI (Diabetic's- For Your Info)! I have decided to search the internet and blog world for people who have diabetes, blog about diabetes, have products made by diabetics for people with diabetes and much more. I want to feature them and their stories/products on my blog. There will be something different every Monday, maybe a featured product, book or a Q&A with a fellow blogger. So if you are a… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on September 20, 2008 at 8:53am — No Comments

Surgery today

Surgery went good. Rusty (the nurse with insulin pump) was excellent. We compared pumps and exchanged tips. I showed him how to run the CGMS, he wanted to know in case something happened during surgery and I was unable to take care of. I ended up sleeping through the entire thing. I woke up at 67 this morning, so I actually suspended my pump and took a glucagon shot. The took me up to 147 by the time I got to hospital. By the time I got to pre op I was 112 and sugar was dropping so I did a… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on September 19, 2008 at 3:04pm — 5 Comments

D and D: From Concept to Creation

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, You know that I talk a lot about Diabetes. Not really that odd considering every waking (and sleeping) moment of every day, Diabetes is part of my life. Well, today and for the last few days, I have really been immersed in my own desire to design. you can read what more I have to say on my blog:

D and D: From Concept to Creation


Added by Chris Bishop on September 19, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

TuDiabetes passes 4,300 members!!!

It is really special to see the TuDiabetes family continue to thrive. We are now more than 4,300 members from all over the place!

Big hug to everyone and have a happy weekend!

Added by Manny Hernandez on September 19, 2008 at 9:45am — 3 Comments

Schedules, logs, plans

Structure. It's the thing that I imagine is new to most new diabetics, like me. I don't like getting a log book of what I eat and what my sugars are. I don't like having to eat on schedule or have a low. I don't like having to be so rigid.

I think that this is probably going to be the most difficult adjustment to make. I have to eat three meals a day - instead of my prediagnosis 1-5 (depending on my mood, day etc). I have to eat breakfast. I can't buy junk food and eat on the run any… Continue

Added by Megan S on September 19, 2008 at 7:18am — No Comments

A1C - It's very important, Isn't it ?

I noticed that I'd put 7.3 as my most recent A1C, and am wondering if that was just wishful thinking or what? Perhaps one or more years ago it was that, but then I got up into the 8s, then two months into my OmniPod it was 7.6, and more recently I got 7.5.

OK. So that's an improvement and it's going in the right direction. My endo said I might get to 7.2 and be able to keep it around there. Is that all ? I thought I'd seen people here - pumpers - who were regularly into 6.x ... Is… Continue

Added by Kevin Pammett on September 19, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

The Ongoing Saga Of More Stuff (Part 3)

I've written about a minor hot water heater disaster in mid-April. After having had some trouble involving mold and a summer with a good deal of sickness. not only am I feeling well, but also I expect an offer to pay for the needed repairs and expenses from the insurance company next week.

I've also written about vacation plans in Nice, Paris and Antalya, Turkey on the Mediterranean Sea. Vacation on the Med Sea never happended due to one thing or the other. HOWEVER, vacation on the… Continue

Added by Steve R on September 18, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Oh the Neglect!

Alright, I started this new job that has increased my workload and stress two-fold. And, oh, I have to shove in eating (or not eat) just to maintain. I know it's terrible! I've barely been on TuDiabetes! What the heck!?! Anyway, the weight I fought to lose has slowly crept a bit back and I do realize I've been neglecting myself. I've also done a bit of traveling and you know how the food is when you travel- and the hours are a little crazy. Yes, I do the testing and the shots and everything- I… Continue

Added by Dana Clark on September 18, 2008 at 7:47pm — 4 Comments

The Double-Edged Sword

So earlier in the week I finally got around to getting my A1C. Unfortunately, it's been more than 3 months since my last one, but that's an even longer story...

I was going to go get the labwork done last week, but I couldn't because I had too much going on at school. That really frustrated me, that the one open day I had available, Kaiser wasn't available!

I hate, hate, hate, hate getting any blood work done, and yet I still felt like crying when I was unable to go last… Continue

Added by Kelsie on September 18, 2008 at 6:27pm — 1 Comment

Ahh, the life of a diabetic.

Get ready...I'm about to lay a smack down on life. I'm about to get FULL DEBBIE DOWNER, ok?

It's not freaking fair. It's not. Yea, ok, there are other people in the world that have it farther off then myself. I can agree to that. but frick I have type 1 diabetes. did I choose this? what this a poor decision i made that caused me to be diagnosed??? NO. for whatever freaking reason, God decided to allow me to overcome this burden, somehow. After 14 years I still haven't felt like I've… Continue

Added by Katherine on September 18, 2008 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

A1C @ 6.4

3 months after my previous 6.2 (my lowest A1C ever), I went back up 0.2: my new A1C was @ 6.4.

Gotta keep working at it...

Added by Manny Hernandez on September 18, 2008 at 1:07pm — 1 Comment

A1C 5.9!

My A1C went down from 6.1 to 5.9. HOORAY! I am managing my diabetes better already, and I have only been working on it since 8/15! The 6.1 A1C was in June, but nobody actually told me that meant I was diabetic until August.

So yay! Now I just need to KEEP it down and go even lower if possible!

Added by Misty on September 18, 2008 at 5:59am — 2 Comments

I love Murray Cookies!

We've got a brand new review of Murray Sugar Free Fudge Dipped Shortbread Cookies up. They're awesome.

Coming soon - The Battle of the FUZE low carb flavors!

Added by Glucoholic on September 18, 2008 at 4:56am — No Comments

Panic at the Big E

Going to a fair or large event with multiple people is always difficult.

My family went to the Big E in Massachusetts last weekend. The Big E is ... well...BIG! It is a country fair that represents the Northeast States and whichever farming groups are scheduled for the week. Last weekend was 4-h and Future Farmers of America. Lots of cows and horses! We were with my in-laws, nephews, niece, brother-in-law and sister-in-law. It is hard to make a plan with that many people! And it… Continue

Added by Julie LeBlanc on September 18, 2008 at 4:23am — No Comments

The guilt that goes with parenting..

It was always so easy to discipline before. It is easy to set limits and boundaries for a healthy kiddo. No problem at all! But what about when they are not healthy? What about when the disease they have can screw with their behavior?

It is always this guessing game. Is this brattiness? Is it her blood sugar? How much do we let slide? So little control over the body she lives in... Let her run with it a little on the outside?

I don't know that I will ever get this. I want… Continue

Added by Meg on September 17, 2008 at 11:34pm — 2 Comments

How to get one's diseases to play nicely...

Yes , that is the question. In theory Anya's Asthma and Diabetes are not related.... In reality they are. Any time this pesky asthma is irritated it shows in the bg numbers.

We have a forest fire raging not far from us. The lungs are angry lungs... Anya's peak flows are down a little and the wheezing is up. Her little body has gone into the fight it off mode.

We were looking at 300-400's today. Partially because Anya has such anxiety related to her Asthma. She is so… Continue

Added by Meg on September 17, 2008 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Psychiatrist visit on Tuesday September 16th

Well not only am I on 600 mg of Seroquel, an atypical antipsychotic, that is know to raise blood sugars, but I have been put on a temporary dose of Zyprexa, 5 mg, for up to two weeks. He's hoping just a week so I don't get a bad effect on my blood glucose. It was added to pull me back out of a bad mixed episode state that has been going on for over a week and the fact that I have not been sleeping hardly at all. I would get maybe an hour or two of sleep. Not good for a bipolar.

My… Continue

Added by Cherise on September 17, 2008 at 8:14pm — No Comments

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