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Oh, what a diabetic day :]

First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who commented on my parents and pumps discussion! My dad promised to look into it and talk to my endocrinologist at my next 3 month appointment. That is huge, he's never even considered it! I'll keep my page updated on the road to the pump.

Meanwhile, we're working on a seafood cookout tonight for my family and the family across the street. Between the two families, we can come up with some amazing food. Yum! plus,… Continue

Added by Caitlin on August 16, 2008 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

I've been bad today :P

And it wasn't the most brilliant of ideas... I bought chocolate, and had most of it in a short time! And it's gotten to me now... Just want to sleep. Very tired now, and quite unfocused.

Added by Jennie on August 16, 2008 at 7:51am — 1 Comment

i found another thing that raises my bs, and what else is new!?

Yesterday I had a doctors appointment for my feet. i have the paltar fascitis thingee. I told him i can't take anti-inflams anymore since they caused my D, so he tells me the only thing he can do is tape my feet and give me a shot in each heel. Well, afterward i couldn't feel my feet, but that wasn't the biggesgt problem. I have had those shots in my shoulder and they didn't do anything but raise my bs. Which last night i ended up fighting all night long with bs;s in the 300's and over trying… Continue

Added by Karen on August 16, 2008 at 6:51am — No Comments

Birthday Mess!!!

Well this lil blog is jus so i can get this into the open b4 i scream!!! Ok...so it was my bday, and i got a little drunk and i couldnt see for toffee and all i wanted to do was sleep it off but no, my 'so called friends' found it funny to get my blood glucose monitor out an start stabbin me with my lancets to make me come round, then the one decides to drop the monitor and i'm too drunk to even notice i'm being turned into a watering can and that my 'friends' have wasted all my tests… Continue

Added by StiKuLBriX on August 15, 2008 at 8:04pm — 3 Comments

a letter to medicare

Dr Mister Medicare,

A year ago, nearly to the day, you became my sole provider of insurance. I thank you for paying your portion of my medical bills, but am beginning to find your services obsolete. Since putting myself in your care i have been finding myself running short of money every month and have been slowly trying, yet managing to fail, to pay off a credit card bill run up by paying the bills you did not cover with money i do not have. You do not enjoy covering my psychiatric drugs… Continue

Added by Bek on August 15, 2008 at 6:11pm — 3 Comments

volleyball

So, I just got back from camp last saturday...I had SO MUCH fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its awesome hangin out with other teens who are going through the same things as me every day. But I'm home now, so I have to wait a year to go again.

Anyway...I actually didnt make my high school volleyball team. That was a major bummer, but I got over it pretty fast. I mean, come on, I have 3 more years to try! So why complain about missing out on the first?? I still love the game, and I still want to play… Continue

Added by brandi on August 15, 2008 at 2:26pm — No Comments

I'm in shock!

My flatmate always opens a lot of windows, and we're living on the 2nd floor. I close the kitchen window at least if my cat is not locked in in my room. But today he must have been too fast. When my flatmate had gone out to meet some friends, I heard a cat outside, and imediately thought of Nisse. I called for him everywhere in the apartment but he didn't come, and when I look out through the window, I could recognize him even in the dark! He must have falled down, or jumped from the 2nd floor,… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 15, 2008 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Finally friday! Random rambles...

And I survived doing the laundry! Finished about 1h ago. The stairs up and down was a killer though... But now everything is nice and clean, myself included because I've just gotten out of a relaxing bubble bath :D The weather is finally better here now, so today I can go outside and do everything I should have done yesterday! Trying to gain some energy to do everything by drinking a double Cappuchino! Hope the caffeine will keep me going for a while at least. I'm not just going to my nearest… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 15, 2008 at 2:11am — 1 Comment

Me

Me, i'm 13 years old and had diabetes for 4 years. I live In Ely which is near Cambridge. i'm in yr 9 and hav got 2 take my options next yr. Dont no wot 2 take. My hobbies are drummin, which i've done for just over a yr and realy enjoy. And i do a martial art called Tang Soo Doo. I've done it for 5 yrs and am a blue belt(1 away from black) i get 2 use a knife which is cool. Soon i'll be using a sword!!! I also play for Ely Tigers, my local rugby team.I play left wing cause im fast and not 2 big… Continue

Added by HarryTheSnail on August 15, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

Signing off Until 8-23-08

Wow! These past few weeks have been busy, busy, busy for me. I am moving this weekend and I am getting prepared for that! calling to have services switched over, address changed, yadda, yadda, yadda. I decided to sign up with Verizon Fios for internet, phone and TV, due to the popular demand for there service I have to wait until Aug 23, 2008 to get on the internet. I am sad because I am going to miss all of my Diabetic Buddies. I am happy because I will be starting classes this… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on August 14, 2008 at 7:19pm — 5 Comments

Doctors Appointment was today :)

Today was my 3 month doctors appointment, and it went very well!

I havent grown much in height wise, still at 5"6 1/2 :)

Although, when they weighed me, i guess i lost 5 pounds since my last visit. I was pretty suprised, because i thought i would have gained weight since ive been snacking alot, and having less of balanced meals. So, my dietition recomended that i start to use some instant breakfast stuff, like that has calcium and stuff?

Oh well, its not like im trying to lose… Continue

Added by Carly! on August 14, 2008 at 4:23pm — 4 Comments

How Many?

Last night was a bad one. It started when I took my shot before dinner and my stomach is worn out so it didn't take the insulin. Dad ended up giving me the dinner shot. I kept checking and it kept going up, 274, then 312, then up to 476. I got so frustrated, and spent a good hour in my dad's room crying like I was 5. He kept asking what was wrong, and it wasn't that I felt bad. It was that I'm incredibly sick and tired of every little aspect of diabetes. The shots, the predicting, guessing,… Continue

Added by Caitlin on August 14, 2008 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Hmmm I wonder...

A friend mentioned earlier today, that maybe I'm MODY. So I did some reading on Wikipedia about it. And it really made me think, maybe I should ask for having that test done too. My parents are not diabetic, but my grandmother on dad's side was, and one of my aunts is type 2, so diabetes does run in my family. My highs are really quite mild (but bad enough to make me feel knackered because my body isn't used to it), so that's what made me think maybe I should request that test too...

Added by Jennie on August 14, 2008 at 12:56pm — No Comments

So tired of being tired!

So tired all the time these days! I can't even remember what it feels like to feel energized and refreshed for a whole day, or even for just half a day, or an hour! Just went down to the basement just now to book the laundry room for tomorrow morning, and just walking those stairs down to the basement from the 2nd floor made me quite exhausted. And yay, my laundry time tomorrow begins at 6.30am :P Will I feel like getting up then? NOPE! But it was the only free time on the board when I have… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 14, 2008 at 11:51am — No Comments

About me...

I have a 14 yo DD dxd 9-8-03. We are nearing the 5 year anniversary. I thought things would get easier, but they only get harder. Teenagers are hard to raise, teenagers with D are even harder. Everyday is a challenge. Right now we are trying to get her a cgms. We were DENIED. After Monday's incident, see pic in photo contest, I think they will overturn the decision. I am crossing my fingers that the EMS report and ER report will speed them up. I also have a son (12) and another daughter (9). D… Continue

Added by Jane on August 14, 2008 at 11:21am — No Comments

To Pump...or to Omnipod??

That is the question!!!!!!







Hey guys,



I just posted a blog entry today over at www.curemoll.com

talking about the pros and cons of pumping or going wireless!



It was inspired by an email I received from Anna, who is a newly diagnosed juvenile diabetic.



Please go check it out at www.curemoll.com - we'd all love your comments so she could read them and have other opinions on pumping and the CGM as well. :)





:) Have a great… Continue

Added by Mollie Singer on August 14, 2008 at 10:32am — No Comments

Diabetes Education 101

This is what my non-diabetic friend has learn through an intense diabetes bootcamp (there is no such thing, I made that part up)...



So Tena, what did you learn to do if Leah was to pass out?



Grab Leah's syringe and shoot her up repeatedly! No?......



okay in that case, call 911 and DO NOT give her anything. Await rescue personnel. Yell at them repeatedly to NOT remove your pump. Smack the EMT upside the head until he calls your doctor.



DRINK the…
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Added by Leah on August 14, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Generic Insulin in 2008? Don't Bet On It.

Remember Insmed? Well, back in February, I posted a story I called "Meet Mike Coleman", which was coined from a Pharmlot story featuring a YouTube video entitled "Meet Mike, Your Generic Biologics Lobbyist".



Well, this morning's… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on August 14, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Getting to be "normal" again

So, it's been two days since I was in the ER. I thank you all for your prayers and support through this scary time. I am doing better...my levels were crazy yesterday, but seem to have "leveled" (no pun intended!) out today. I was waking up on the higher side for about a week. So I upped my night time basal a small amount, and it seemed to work! As far as my body recouperating from tuesday, I am still throwing a small amount of keytones. But I have been flushing them out like crazy. I think I… Continue

Added by sugarrbabie on August 14, 2008 at 6:31am — No Comments

Meter Review -- Contents and Set-Up

With all of the monitors in-hand and unpacked, it was time to inventory the included accessories and start setting up the meters for their initial tests. Most name-brand meters come packaged with cases, lancet devices, and starter-sets of strips, lancets, and control solution. There are occasional surprises -- Therasense's packaging of the original Freestyle and Freestyle Flash did not include any starter strips -- but for the most part, these are a "given". When we start to examine…

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Added by tmana on August 13, 2008 at 11:51pm — 1 Comment

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