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Added by Melanie on September 16, 2008 at 3:29pm — No Comments

good news about surgery.

I made an appointment to meet with the anesthesialogist at the hospital where I am having surgery at on Friday. The hospital is small enough that there is only one there. He assured me that my pump would still be attached to me and it turns out one of his nurses is on the same insulin pump I am on. He is going to ensure that this nurse is assigned to my case in case something happens during surgery and they have to actually put me to sleep. They are going to put me to sleep long enough to numb… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on September 16, 2008 at 3:04pm — 4 Comments

Blood Draw Blues

My husband Ed (t2) and I (t1) always go together for our regular visits to the doctor, and as ususal, we can't wait to see our files to see what the numbers are. So I'm looking at my lab report, and the only test they did on me was for Vitamin D. Whaaaaat? Where's my a1c? microalbumin? etc! Holy crap I'm mad! The place we have to go is so crowded, it never takes less than an hour, and this time it took 1.5 hours! And the phlebotomist HURT me! I had blood all over the place too! Now I have to go… Continue

Added by Marie B on September 16, 2008 at 12:59pm — 5 Comments

Its On the Way...Maybe

The folks at minimed let me know that my pump was shipped out and should be delivered Wednesday. Being the anxious person that I am and knowing that if anything can go wrong it will happen to me, I contacted them to find out if it had been shipped and is scheduled for Wednesday.



Customer service rep gave me a number to call for supply delivery tracking. I called them and she pulled the order to verify it. Um, no, it didn't go out until late yesterday so you'll be receiving it on… Continue

Added by Kim Black on September 16, 2008 at 10:58am — No Comments

Diabetics need to read this...

Kerri Morrone of sixuntilme.com posted a tweet about a comment she received on her blog about a miracle cure for Diabetes. I think we all know that there is no cure for Diabetes (Yet!) we I had a few choice words regarding this. Come check them out:

You Messed With The Wrong People

Chris

Added by Chris Bishop on September 16, 2008 at 9:06am — 2 Comments

Low dreams and waking up low

So I have this dream that I'm in a pond with my mom, and we are being chased by poisonous water snakes. It was quite vivid.



I wake up, and after thinking 'well that was a weird dream,' I realize that I can't move my legs because they have that wobbly feeling. I stay put for a while, mustering up the will to grab my emergency juice, which is on the floor, next to my bed. But that might as well be a mile away. I think maybe I can just go back to sleep and deal with it… Continue

Added by Carly on September 16, 2008 at 7:29am — 3 Comments

Faith

I hadn’t thought about my faith in a long while. You could say i’m a “lapsed” christian. not that i haven’t believed, THAT has never gone away, just putting my life in God’s hands has. I had forgotten to have faith.



I always believed that my mission of life was Epesians 2:8 “For by grace are we saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God”



Wikipedia states:



Faith is essentially an act of trust, reliance or dependence on God. Rather than… Continue

Added by landileigh on September 16, 2008 at 1:35am — 3 Comments

Shepherd's pie and spinal issues

Steff stayed over several nights last week because grandma was visiting family in Los Angeles. I didn't want to leave mom alone. I'm very glad she did, and not just because she's the most awesomest girlfriend evar!!!1! (heh) Having company inspired us to get back into the kitchen.



Mom made shrimp linguini on Thursday night. No cream sauce this time - just a little juice from the oven-roasted shrimp with lemon, chunks of garlic, & grated parmesan. We used to order the same… Continue

Added by Walker on September 15, 2008 at 8:58pm — No Comments

My walk letter. Tell me what you think!

Dear Family and Friends,

As you all know, I have had diabetes for almost 3 years, since I was 14 years old. Having been diagnosed with diabetes as a freshman in high school was really a struggle for me. I have known only a few short days of high school without diabetes. Most of you know that I have not had your typical diabetes story and diagnosis. We are still trying to figure out what type of diabetes I have. I am now on insulin 4 to 7 times per day. I cannot eat if I don’t take a shot.… Continue

Added by Kiersten on September 15, 2008 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Rats and Iguanas

Ok, so my birthday is in december and I asked my mom if I could have a pet rat. She said no, so my aunt Julie is trying to get me to ask for an iguana. My mom now says I can have a rat if I pay for bedding and food. So now Im not sure if I want a rat or iguana. lol, both are kinda weird pets, but thats what makes them so cool! Aunt Julie says she has either a little mouse or rat living in her house that she cant catch. She doesnt want to set a trap and kill it, because its a baby. If I could… Continue

Added by brandi on September 15, 2008 at 5:11pm — No Comments

IS CWD not working or is it just me?

Everytime I try to just go onto the site it won't let me, saying page not found or whatverer. It started yesterday and it won't let me on! And I've tried on TWO different computers and I'm getting pretty frustrtaed!
Is it just my computer or is it the website?

Added by Kiersten on September 15, 2008 at 2:01pm — 2 Comments

I signed up for the JDRF walk

I'm really excited, as this is my first walk and I will get to meet some people I have not met before. I get to meet a man and his family, his 10 year old daughter has diabetes. They live about 20 minutes from my house, and never knew it! I also (maybe) get to meet somebody my age who I feel like I have known forever. Actually, we are so alike in someways it's truly frightning :) I'm really excited! My team name is "Kiersten's Hope" What do you think? Does anybody know the price to get t-shirts… Continue

Added by Kiersten on September 15, 2008 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

Very, very good day!

Okay, so I try to avoid candy as much as possible, because of "bathing suit" season, but last night my boyfriend and I decided to watch a movie, for some reason I let him choose which one (regretting it), so I had some candy. Besides "bathing suit" season, my one big problem with candy is that the carb count is never quite what it says. For instance, 2 sour straws will raise my sugar much higher than they should according to the nutritional information, so I always have to bolus more.… Continue

Added by Tammi V on September 15, 2008 at 9:38am — 1 Comment

That game just made me physically sick.

ok, more likely sick because i needed to calm down and also need something to eat, but sigh. ugh. grrr.



Hochuli...Hochuli ...Hochuli .

can't say you blew it, it's too little too late. i mean their QB said it was a fumble.

so i know it's been a while, but just been pretty busy and i'm also dealing with some health issues.



I have a mild case of elbow ulnar neuropathy and also my wrist problem from work. so being on the comp all… Continue

Added by Veronica on September 14, 2008 at 11:47pm — 1 Comment

Not enough water

My last post was about me getting too much caffeine. So I tried (really I did) to stop drinking so much caffeine and I did but....because there is always a but...I didn't increase my water intake. I know, I know I should be doing better. I have to get serious about this but for some reason I keep putting it off. I can do this no sweat, right? Yes I can. About two years ago I would have never drunk a diet anything. Now I only drink pop if it's diet and have recently tried diet tea (Thanks… Continue

Added by Andrea on September 14, 2008 at 7:33pm — No Comments

oh, the randomness of school...

So yeah, I'm really bored so I thought I'd tell yall how schools going. It amazes me how much drama can be packed into one highschool! One week we had 4 fights, 2 of which my friend Kendra broke up. Then last week there was almost one between my friends Kelly and Mindy. I dont even know why those 2 are fighting. At the same time, my other friends Elizabeth H. and Leah S. are fighting. (I put their last initial because theres also Elizabeth and Leah the twins...it gets confusing with the 4 of… Continue

Added by brandi on September 14, 2008 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

Updates

First of all, I'm losing weight! I was at 217 this morning, down from my starting weight of 225. This despite several unwise choices of eating in the last couple of weeks. I'm still adjusting.

Second, I'm right in the middle of my second round of fertility meds. I will know next Saturday if it is working, and may be pregnant within three weeks. I really hope this works!

Added by Misty on September 14, 2008 at 11:23am — 3 Comments

The Diabetic Expo in Tampa

Hi to everyone I just wanted to add this about the diabetic Expo here in Tampa on Sept 13, 2008 it was the greatest thing that I have ever been too there was so much to look at and listen to speakers and watch a food demo and there was other things too like the free samples that they were handing out and we even saw someone that my husband use to work with at the rice table but they were very busy so we did not get to have a long time to speak to them that was cool...But there was a few things… Continue

Added by Karen on September 13, 2008 at 7:45pm — 1 Comment

I really want to get a pump

I am switching endo's and I see my new one on November 3rd. I really want to pump so I'm going to ask him about it when I see him. Now, this is my mom's endo (she has thyroid problems) and she really likes him, she has been seeing him for 20+ years. I want to get an Animas pumps, and I'm really leaning toward a ping. I'm still not sure what type of diabetes I have yet, but I should get the answer soon, but I'm really thinking type 1 and not MODy as my total daily dose of insulin is around 35… Continue

Added by Kiersten on September 13, 2008 at 4:12pm — 3 Comments

It's a.....

GIRL!

That's right, we found out the day before my hubby deployed that we are expecting a girl! We are so excited and I just wanted to share the good news with everyone! My boys said that it's okay as long as she's a "girl-boy" (tom boy) no problem there with 2 older brothers! I can' come up with too many names that I like, so if you have any suggestions, send them my way! Say a little prayer that this pregnancy continues to stay healthy and strong! Thanks for sharing in my joy!

Added by Rachel Joy on September 13, 2008 at 11:26am — 6 Comments

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