I have recently set out on a quest to encourage people to get tested but it has been very overwhelming. I started last year when I voluntered with the American Diabetes Associations Step Out to Fight Diabetes and Hoops and Sneakers Gala events. In November I also made diabetes awareness ribbons and distributed them to the local television and radio stations in my area. And then I felt like "Now what?" LOL! This year I'm doing it all again but I also wanted to reach out past Kansas City to see… Continue
Added by Andrea on August 28, 2008 at 6:41pm —
lol, sorry it took me so long to write again. School started and life is crazy. On the bright side, I had a BLAST at camp!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, back to school. Its the third week here. My brother and I are now both in highschool. He's a Junior and Im a Freshmen. We do actually share some teachers though. Just Guitar (yes, my school offers a guitar class) and Language. The Language Arts teacher teaches both 9th and 11 grade. I think every other period is 9th. The Guitar teacher teaches every… Continue
Added by brandi on August 28, 2008 at 6:00pm —
Sugar Free Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
are great! For those who've always disliked the licorice flavor jelly beans, pop 7 or 8 of these things in your mouth and see if the blend makes them more tolerable.
Also, we've finally gotten around to adding comments to glucoholic.com and we're eager to hear from our readers. This ability to further share with the diabetes community was long overdue. Agree with… Continue
Added by Glucoholic on August 28, 2008 at 5:55pm —
I got the letter from my doctor todayyyy,
and it said everything is going fine with my kidneys and cholesteral,
and my A1c issssss....
(: im very happy, i thought it was going to be higher!
Last time it was 5.1
Im scared to findout how i'll react when/if it gets higher than 5.6, or 5.1.
oh well, for now im estatic!
(sorry if it seems like im trying to brag, i dont mean to at all.)
Added by Carly! on August 28, 2008 at 12:01pm —
Got home a bit later than usual today due to walking around in the shopping mall next to the train station after work. Very tired after a long day at work. And I was very hungry. Decided to cook some pasta for dinner just because it's pretty fast. And I also needed to do some dishes. So here goes: How to make a pasta dinner after work, in 10 easy steps!
Step 1: Take a good sized cooking pot, pour a decent amount of water and salt into said pot and put it on the stove, forget to… Continue
Added by Jennie on August 28, 2008 at 11:34am —
I was told by Aetna that they will make their decision on or before August 30th. I called yesterday, no decision yet. I am still keeping tons of data in case I have to file a second appeal.
Added by Jane on August 28, 2008 at 10:08am —
The initial guidelines given to me at the doctor last Monday (right after diagnosis) were to test my blood-glucose on a staggered schedule like this:
Day 1: After breakfast, before lunch
Day 2: Before lunch, after lunch
Day 3: After lunch, before dinner
Day 4: Before dinner, after dinner
Day 5: Before breakfast, after breakfast
(post-prandials are all two hours after eating)
My guidelines were that the pre-prandial should be no more… Continue
Added by Misty on August 28, 2008 at 9:02am —
there are days when i just feel like taking a nice long stroll and knocking people's heads into things as i go. last night was one of those days. i hadn't seen a friend in a couple of months and appraently when he saw me a couple of days ago he said something to my fiance about me being pregnant. more or less, "how's she doing...she's pregnant, right?" i don't know if this is his own assumption or an idea spreading around our circle of friends, but no, i'm very much not. i just happen to have… Continue
Added by Bek on August 28, 2008 at 8:16am —
It is hard to believe it is only Thursday! It feels like 2 weeks should have gone by instead of just 4 days. Monday I returned to the foot doctor and he once again put shots in my heels and taped my feet up. But, he also cut both sides of my big toes to remove ingrown toe nails and make it so they wouldn't in grow anymore. I was concerned about it because I realized I could no longer cut them out myself and risk the possibility of infection, not with type 1 Diabetes. So i have been trying to… Continue
Added by karen on August 28, 2008 at 6:48am —
sooo I'm back upstate at school. JOY. lol. nah, school is going great so far, i like being back in my old dorm (we got new windows thank god!) and im living nextdoor to some really cool friends. so it looks like this year will be a good one -minus the INSANE amounts of schoolwork i already have. damn papers.
soooo now comes the troubles with diabetes. i FINALLY got my overnight lows to go away this week, by adjusting some basals, but now i keep peaking during the afternoon-… Continue
Added by Revvy on August 27, 2008 at 4:37pm —
I'm leaning toward the silhouette infusion sets. Friday, I used a quick set and I ran in the 160 range all day, plus no delivery alarm if I moved a certain way. Things had settled down by Saturday, but Friday was still kinda crappy. I used Silhouettes Sunday and yesterday and did not have any bad numbers. I'm starting to get more comfortable with that scary needle. I have an appointment with my pump trainer tomorrow so I'll discuss this with her, for sure.
I found a cute bag from the… Continue
Added by Jackie on August 27, 2008 at 1:08pm —
Sorry have not left any comments or responded to any comments, have not been well today, the pain is very bad today. I hurt from my head to my feet, someone touched me today and I thought I would go thru the roof. It hurt so bad, I didn't say anything, she did not know that I have Fibro. My blood sugar was a bit high earlier today, I decided that I wanted pizza for lunch, I have taken my Metformin so that should take care of that. Well am going to go and lay down now, everyone have a good rest… Continue
Added by Beth on August 27, 2008 at 11:19am —
Only two days to go until the weekend! Just hope my stiff neck and back will be better by tomorrow! I could barely work today even. But I worked anyways, stubborn as I am hehe
It's another day with heavy rains. I got totally soaked on my way to work this morning while waiting for the bus for about 5 minutes! My trousers wasn't even completely dry when I went for my lunchbreak. Now it's raining again, but luckily I don't HAVE to go outside again today :P
My plans for this evening is to… Continue
Added by Jennie on August 27, 2008 at 10:05am —
OMG. I am reading Dr. Bernstein's book now (see blog post yesterday LOL). I cannot fathom his diet plan. I know that it must work, and it makes sense, but wow. I am REALLY REALLY hoping I don't have to do his diet. I get the impression that since I am mild type 2, maybe I won't.
I have Gretchen's book on the way and can't wait to read it, since it is geared toward new Type 2's.
How important is it REALLY to keep blood glucose to 85 like Dr. Bernstein recommends? What about… Continue
Added by Misty on August 27, 2008 at 6:21am —
No doubt, you have read about the brew ha ha
over the type 2 diabetes medicine Byetta being linked to pancreatitis which lead to the death of a few (I believe around 6 cases at the last count, out of over a million prescriptions worldwide). In fact, last night at 5:00 PM, Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Company (who jointly market Byetta, known… Continue
Added by Scott Strumello on August 27, 2008 at 5:30am —
My frio wallets finally arrived! This was very exciting for me, because I'm nerdy like that. Last week my mom was in the hospital for a few days and my sister and I had appts like crazy. So we spent all day going back and forth from the hospital and dental clinics. It was such a relief not to worry about what to do with my insulin. Plus it was one of the hottest days of the year so far and it was no trouble at all. fantastic!
In honor that wonderful experience, An open letter to… Continue
Added by ish on August 27, 2008 at 5:26am —
Well, I went to my first (regular) endo appointment in Hungary-- with a pump specialist.
It was short sweet and to the point. He glanced at my numbers and was amazed at how great they are!! BUT he only looked at the last 3 days (when I indeed had really good numbers)!! I brought in 3 months of numbers. Oh well. Made me look better than I am.
He checked my feet and they seem to be fine. Took blood for the A1c and thyroid. I asked a few questions. Then he said, "OK, see you… Continue
Added by Kristin on August 27, 2008 at 3:00am —
I dread this day every year.
Added by Beth Studt on August 26, 2008 at 6:14pm —
Hi, my name is Shannon Julie Prosser and i'm 25 years old. I was born in a town called Broken Hill in New South Wales, Australia. At the age of 3 i was in an accident in my parents bakery and myleft hand was crushed, i was flown to adelaide and had plastic surgery. I still have my left hand but it is extremely scared and deformed. At the age of 5 i moved to adelaide and grew up in numerous suburbs.When i was 15 i went to the doctors with my mum because i was doing weird things like sleeping… Continue
Added by Shannon Prosser on August 26, 2008 at 4:49pm —
Here's the deal with airsoft. When you were a kid you would go outside and play war with your friends and you loved it. Then you got older and other things started taking priority; i.e. girls. If you were anything like me, you loved to be active. I was a skater kid that was pretty good and well known in my community for being good at skating. I just loved doing extreme sports. I was never really into school sports like football although I would play with the neighborhood kids. I was in a sense… Continue
Added by Chuck on August 26, 2008 at 4:14pm —