Anyone who's been in computers or information technology for any length of time has heard the mantra, "upgrade or die". It refers in part to the speed with which the computing industry developed from the late 1980's through the beginning of this millenium, an axiom referred to as "Moore's Law".
While Moore's Law refers specifically to the ability to cram increasingly more electrical circuits into the same amount of space, and the ability to use them to perform computational analyses, what… Continue
Added by tmana on June 6, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I am so encouraged today!
I just got a call from my doctor's office. They told me that they had my A1C result...and it was at 6.2! A lot better from the 7.4 I had before. I have been really doing well lately, eating well, exercising and trying to test my sugar levels no less than 3 times a day. I use SugarStats.com because I can print out my results and take it to my doctor. He was impressed by the results, and is going to start recommending it to his patients. He said that it helped… Continue
Added by Chris Haro on June 6, 2008 at 10:33am —
Well I guess for my first post I should give some history about myself. I try not to think of my diabetes as setting myself apart from any one else in this world, we all have our own little quirks! I started my family at a young age, met my husband in the 10th grade he was a senior and by the time I was a senior, some how (hmmm not really sure) I became pregnant. When I was 6 months pregnant they diagnosed gestational diabetes and told me not to worry that once I gave birth it would go away I… Continue
Added by Peaj272 on June 5, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Wow! I am so happy to see my fasting Bg's back to normal! let me be the first to tell you, I was going to change my basal setting's w/o thinking about Aunt Dottie disturbing my life as always...lol I am glad I received alot of feed back from Kristin, Karen, Deb, Cathy and Dino (lol). They caused me to stop and think before I react to something that is totally normal. I know now that during Aunt Dottie's vist I don't need to stress, everything will be ok and it's normal to see crazy BG's. My… Continue
Added by Sweeter Cherise on June 5, 2008 at 8:19am —
We live in one of the most rural parts of New Jersey. Currently, there is no endo in the county. Yesterday, I drove an hour to get to an endo whom it took me a month to get an appointment. Of course I have to keep a food diary for a week, and test at midnight and 3AM, which is incredibly disrupting, but there it is. She changed my basals from 5 different rates during the 24 hour day to two: 6AM - 7PM, .7 u/hr and 7PM-6AM, .5 u/hr. We'll see how that goes! and boluses are 1 unit/20 gm and 1 unit… Continue
Added by Marie B on June 5, 2008 at 7:51am —
Colleges and Universities.... why must they move so slowly?
First- you have to do A, then B, then C... definitely not out of order either!
I recently moved and, while I am finished with college, I wanted to take a couple classes to improve my skills anyway. So, I REapplied to the university I attended a few years ago. Then, I had to meet with an advisor since I'd been away from the school for more than a year. He was no help. I had to get transcripts sent from my previous… Continue
Added by Stacie on June 5, 2008 at 4:26am —
We just passed 3,000 members. 3,000 folks touched by diabetes. 3,000 people that are sharing with others about they go through, about what their loved ones go through every single day... it's quick to say but we all know it's not quick to go through.
This family keeps growing and the warm and cozy feel is still here. Each of you make it possible, when you welcome a new member, when you answer someone else's question, when you share a story, a photo or a video.… Continue
Added by Manny Hernandez on June 4, 2008 at 6:45pm —
I am a real disaster to myself with the pre-diabetes....I have let things go, and dont know barely anything about it at all. Was diagnosed about 18 months ago and problems with handing over my business and looking after my mother, mainly recovering from the death of my husband has made me put this on the back burner. though - I have learned how I feel when I dont eat regularly and also when I get an infection due to indulging...:(.........so sort of knowing what to do but how to track it etc… Continue
Added by Cathrynn on June 4, 2008 at 5:00am —
A friend and I have created our own ning network if you would please check it out. We don't want to steal anyone away from tudiabetes of course!!!
Our focus is on global diabetes....from the financial side of it to lack of treatment to just lack of networks and support.
www.diabeticechoes.ning.com And remember it's still VERY new so bare with me until the final changes are made!
Added by Lindsey on June 3, 2008 at 12:57pm —
The title says it all. After 27 years and several close calls I finally "needed" medical attention for a low BS. Of course, it couldn't have happened at a worse time. I am the assistant coach for a girls' travel soccer team and I drive several girls to and from practices. Last night before dinner my BS was 388. I had a 37 earlier in the day while mowing my lawn and drank way too much milk. My pod told me to take 7.2 units of insulin. I then had a pasta dinner (very portion controlled and with… Continue
Added by Karen Vecchitto on June 3, 2008 at 8:33am —
The past few days my fasting bg's have been anywhere from 114-144. I thought the 144 fasting came from the "sugar free" candy I ate but I guess I was wrong. I ran last night and my bg's where 145, I bolused, woke up this morning and my bg's were 114. I am alittle freaked because usually my fasting is under 100. I am going to see what happens tomorrow morning; I think I may need to change my basal. My Aunt Dottie (girly thing) came to visit, may that's the issue. I hope everything will get back… Continue
Added by Sweeter Cherise on June 3, 2008 at 8:12am —
So, on Feb 25, 1998 I went in to be tested for all sorts of things, deep down, my mom thought i was bulimic, becuz of the weight loss. We left the drs. went to roy rogers for a large oreo milkshake...o how i miss those....and headed home. They called my house 7 times before i made the 8 mile trip home and said get her to the ER right away. I felt fine, just hungry and thirsty alot. Come to find out my BS was a whopping 1300. I spent my 15th Bday in ICU, they even sang me happy bday with a cake… Continue
Added by Rachael on June 3, 2008 at 5:48am —
Thanks to this post
by member Tim Welch
, I just learned about this:
TuDiabetes.com picked up second place in the Web 2.0 awards for Niche Social Networks!!
I am speechless!! This is only possible… Continue
Added by Manny Hernandez on June 2, 2008 at 7:43pm —
Check it out at glucoholic.com
! This stuff was awesome. I noticed that the carton said to try to drink within 7 to 10 days after opening, so I left a little in the bottom and sure enough, it did not taste as good as when I first opened it.
Maybe the juice companies are pulling a printer cartridge special on us. They might have added some agent to change the taste after seven days so that you'll buy more. No need in selling two cartons a month… Continue
Added by Glucoholic on June 2, 2008 at 7:10pm —
Just wanted to share with you my favorite pump holder. It's an Case Logic MP3 player case. I usually clip it to my belt loop, but there is also a strap that you could use (or make one). I like it cause it covers the pump and protects is well, but it is easy to slide off and use the pump as well! Just thought that I would share in case anyone is looking for a new pump holder. It should be available at electronics stores or anywhere where you can buy an MP3 player. I know that it is available… Continue
Added by Kristin on June 2, 2008 at 1:27pm —
I'm crazy. I'm 49 and I thought I was menopause bound. Cycle was late and I tested. Not pregnant.
Started my cycle two days later after some strong stress from family members bickering. sigh... (remember special needs kids and stubborn hubby?) yup. Great combo. I miscarried. I'm angry that I didn't realize and distance myself from the normal bickering mess.) I'm sad that I lost out on raising another sweet bundle. At least he/she is a little angel in heaven now. I'm still sad... I guess it… Continue
Added by MeadowLark on June 2, 2008 at 12:12pm —
Hello everyone that reads this we are grandparents the little bundle of joy deceiced to make her entry a little early like 3 weeks early as a matter of fact she weighed 4 Lbs and 3 ounces and 17 1/2 inches long and very healthy and beautiful she is 2 weeks old as of yesterday (Saturday).
Mom and baby are doing great and they are both are home too and she is sleeping through the night too she is such a good baby.
Added by Karen on June 1, 2008 at 6:27pm —
My last AC1 was 8.1 and imworking on getting that down.. Everything else was good...
Added by Tyler on June 1, 2008 at 4:50pm —
... I just wanted to post because today was a horrible blood sugar day. So often we are tempted to show our good, "well-controlled" diabetes side. So I decided to share my numbers with you... so that if you have a bad day, you will know that you are not alone.
I should add this is one of those bad days that I can completely blame on myself and poor decisions and bad management.
All I have to say is, I hope that tomorrow will be a better day!
Starting from… Continue
Added by Kristin on June 1, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Yesterday my family and I went on a trip to Tom's Farm (farmers market). We had a ball, Quyncee (Step-Daughter) and Devonte (little brother) wanted to go into the candy store. We walked in and to the right there was the "Sugar Free" section. My Scott (husband) was excited for me. He encouraged me to buy a small bag of the candy; I knew I shouldn't have but I did it n-e-way. I already know everything that says "Sugar Free" has some type of sugar sweetner in it, may have a lot of carbs. etc. but… Continue
Added by Sweeter Cherise on June 1, 2008 at 8:49am —