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Speaking @ Health 2.0 Conference in October

I recently got the news and I couldn't believe it.

I will be speaking in Health 2.0 in San Francisco, at one of the Patient Social Networks breakout sessions, alongside Jay Drayer, from Careflash; Howard Steinberg, from DLife; and Keith Schorsch, from Trusera; with Amy Tenderich's moderation.

It is an honor to represent such an admirable group of people who have chosen to actively manage their diabetes and help others with… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on September 3, 2008 at 8:47am — 8 Comments

thinking about the words in my hand

i love the concept of the word in your hands contest and feel lucky to be able to participate in it (and not just because i would really, really like some strips). there are so many words that i'm sure we all think when it comes to diabetes. it seems almost a shame to narrow it down to just three. each word invokes its own emotions and comes with its own story. but, after pouring over the peronal means, stories, and art of each of the words i had written last night, i did find my three. each… Continue

Added by Bek on September 3, 2008 at 8:26am — No Comments

Getting Started

I'm not sure how people find out about blogs or blog posts, but I'll give this a try. I really do want to start some conversation, but I want to be able to share fairly in depth if I need to about my story, so I'll try this. I also thought about just starting a forum discussion on some of my issues and concerns, but I'll try this first.

Part of my issues is that I really don't have time to be doing this. I feel always pressed for time, even though I work from home and so don't have… Continue

Added by Ellie on September 3, 2008 at 7:33am — 1 Comment

45 days far from Lyon

So many days and I came back. My sister and I and my mother, we made some works; it was a difficult task to build a stair ... During all those days of work my dear friend Diabete was a little forgotten. Of course there were highs and lows, I counted my carbs, but it was different. I didn't spend my time thinking about it. I didn't climb upon the Glandasse because I 'm afraid since my heart attack and I like so much this mountain but I was free and well. Sometimes I was connected with my mails… Continue

Added by Brigitte on September 3, 2008 at 5:45am — 2 Comments

Day 3, Vegan Trial

For breakfast, you guessed it, oatmeal and bananas. For lunch went to the local mall and identified the second healthiest item I could see: tomato salad on turkish bread (first healthiest was salad on brown bread, but I wanted something a bit different). OK tbh the turkish bread probably not that healthy. But my usual food there is bacon and avacado on turkish, so today's was a lot healthier than that. Also had a long black coffee, but wasn't as good as earlier in the week (diff… Continue

Added by ricmac on September 3, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

Sometimes TuDiabetes is a godsend...

This is the only place I can go to share what's really going on with my diabetes and have several people really get it.

Today is one of those days when having Type 1 makes me feel so isolated. I had to leave work at lunch today because my blood sugar was 371!! due to a leaking infusion set. I felt nausus and headed to the bathroom to use my usual toliet paper on the infusion set routine. (It's the only way that I can tell if it's leaking if my set is in a spot that I can't see.) Then… Continue

Added by Autumn on September 2, 2008 at 6:43pm — 5 Comments

"Hi New Team.... I'm Diabetic."

So I had my second meeting with my new sales team at Dell today. This meeting was about getting to know each other as a group as I am just now beginning to introduce myself to them. I just started managing 16 people and I'm sure they are sizing me up. :) So, I accomplished a first.... I told all of them I'm Diabetic! In the past I would let some know here and there when it came up- yada, yada. This time I decided it is me and a part of me, what makes me tick, and how I have to manage it. I… Continue

Added by Dana Clark on September 2, 2008 at 5:20pm — 3 Comments

Decision Reversed

The letter arrived today. Aetna will cover CGMS for my daughter.
I am one happy mommy!!!

Added by Jane on September 2, 2008 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

The Big "D" strikes again...

Last week was my wife and I's two year anniversary so we diceided to celebrate it over labor day weekend. Well, guess what? The Big "D" had to make its presence known. You can read all about it on my blog:

The love and loath of my life wrapped up in one day

it's a long read but definitely tells the tale.


Added by Chris Bishop on September 2, 2008 at 2:39pm — 2 Comments

Whining about being approved??

Well my insurance approved the insulin pump and 346.14 a month for supplies. I'm excited, but a little disappointed. They haven't approved full coverage of the pump, I would still have to pay 600 out of pocket.

Maybe I'm acting like a spoiled brat but I don't want to pay the 600 out of pocket. I have 100% coverage on all my other meds, I just don't want to spend the money. I am luckier than most, I have full coverage and the insurance company will cover 91% of the pump....also the… Continue

Added by Preta on September 2, 2008 at 1:49pm — No Comments


Someone gave this to me today, and thought I would share with everyone.

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together in the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said "I love you and I wish you enough." The daughter replied, "Mom our life together had been more than enough, your love is all I ever needed, I wish you enough too Mom." They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over… Continue

Added by Beth on September 2, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

How many months?!

That's what I thought when I signed into my google account. I have one of those widgets that countdown until something. Mines happens to be for my birthday (New Year's Day) and yesterday it said 4 months until Jan. 1 Coincidentally that means only 3 months and 3 weeks until Christmas. AGH!!!!! Blink, blink ok I'm back. LOL! O well it's coming and as usually I'm not ready evne though I say every year after Christmas "I'm going to start shopping early this year" Yeah right! On another note this… Continue

Added by Andrea on September 2, 2008 at 7:41am — No Comments

Day 2, Vegan Trial

Still on course. Had oats and banana again for brekkie. My wife and very fussy 7 year old also had some, so healthy stuff all around. For lunch had soup and rye bread again. Then for dinner had sweet chilli flavoured tofu with spinich. Was very tasty, even went back for seconds. During the day I walked up the road for a coffee. This time, instead of ordering my usual flat white or cappucino, I ordered a long black. Tempted to get a soya latte, as they did serve those. But decided to really… Continue

Added by ricmac on September 2, 2008 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Walking in the ADA 5K this year

After doing the JDRF walk last year and raising $805, I decided to join my local pump support group's team in the ADA 5K walk this year on November 1. If you're local to Dallas, feel free to join our team!

American Diabetes Association 5K Dallas - Medtronic Pumpers Team

Added by Joe D. on September 1, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments


A few weeks ago, my friend, Chris, dutifully named my pump "Gizmo." Where the name comes from, I don't really know. But, poor Gizmo did not previously have a name, so it has stuck. I told him I would one day blog about the naming adventure... so now I have. =o)

Anyway, Gizmo and I had a rough time last night/this morning.

I went to a birthday party yesterday evening. We ate pizza, jumped in the pool for an hour or so, ate cake and ice cream... a typical birthday party. My… Continue

Added by Stacie on September 1, 2008 at 6:26am — 1 Comment

End of Day 1, Vegan Trial

Had morrocon bean soup and rye bread for lunch (yum). Was having headaches in the afternoon, maybe my brain complaining about the lack of cholesterol in my blood! Blood sugar levels normal tho. Went to gym and exercised for 1 hour, felt better. Weighed 88.15 kg. This is on the heavy side for me, I think I've gone up to 90kg or more in the past, but my normal healthy weight would be around 82kg. So let's see if I can get back to that.

For dinner had vegetarian sausages (not too bad)… Continue

Added by ricmac on September 1, 2008 at 12:57am — No Comments

Feeling like crap

Well I woke up this morning with a high blood sugar, sweating bad and a sore throat. At first I just thought the high blood sugar was a fluke. I thought the sore throat was just a dry sore throat. After two huge glasses of ice cold water it was still hurting bad. I couldn't swallow without pain and it felt raw. I checked my temp and it was 100.1. I was like oh great. So I paged Dr. A and he met me in his office on a Sunday instead of having me go to e.r. or walk in clinic. Even after taking… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on August 31, 2008 at 4:29pm — 5 Comments

First day of vegan diet

So today (last night actually), Monday 1 Sept 2008, I started a vegan diet - based on a book by Dr Neal Barnard entitled 'the reverse diabetes diet'. The 'reverse' bit only applies to type 2, so since I'm type 1 I don't think it can reverse my diabetes. But following the vegan diet will help me lose weight (which has been a problem this year for me) and reduce chance of the after-effects of diabetes in later years. It will also give me more energy and generally feel much better. So I'm excited… Continue

Added by ricmac on August 31, 2008 at 1:50pm — 2 Comments


So every year about this time I get the usual allergie junk. Pretty much just stuffy nose, sore throat and coughing, but I still hate it. I think everyone does. The only ones in my family that get it are me and my dad, who is already over it. It doesnt affect my blood sugars, thank God! Its a good thing theres no school monday, because I already went to school Thursday and Friday and I totally couldnt do my work. I was too busy coughing, sniffling, and sneezing. Maybe Itll be better by Tuesday.… Continue

Added by brandi on August 31, 2008 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment


Hello! Tu community, My foot continues to be getting better each and everday. Its been three weeks this past Thursday. But I can not Thank! my poditrast enough. He was blessed in given a Gift of healing. I hope someday I to can help other diabetics like my self. Now that I am off crutches. I can get my back to were its suppose to be. Thourgh the high powers to his AMAZING! hands i will be feeling better in no time at all. I feel like JIMMY THE CRICKET IS watching every time i go to slouch.… Continue

Added by diabeticidol 94 on August 31, 2008 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

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