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Seven years: old photos, new wounds

September 11, 2001.

It's a day I'd rather forget than remember... and truth be told, while the Day itself was hard, the following days were numb, and the following weeks were worse.

It's what happens when you work in a war zone, in a disaster area, anywhere that, in the blink of an eye, any previous conceptions of "normality" no longer apply. My office was on John Street, four blocks from the World Trade Center; I was living in…


Added by tmana on September 11, 2008 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

25 Days of Christmas Tour 2008

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I'm putting together 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS TOUR 2008. Beginning 12.01.2008 Santa will be traveling in his 40 ft. Rexhall sliegh Starting in LOS ANGELES CA and ending on Christmas Day in NEW YORK CITY NY. My mission is raise donations and to bring awareness, education, a hope for a cure to Diabetes.

We will be live on the internet and supported by the… Continue

Added by Santa on September 11, 2008 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Too much caffeine?

I think I'm getting too much caffeine. Sometimes I'm jittery, hands tremble and I can spit a word out faster than lightning can strike. Yeah too much caffeine. I drink about 16 oz of coffee in the morning, a 12 oz can of diet Pepsi at lunch and dinner (and yeah sometimes mid day).

What's that? Oh, you wanna know how much water I drink. Ummm maybe 16oz......a day (but not on the weekend it's even less). I know, I know! Not good at all. So starting today (after I finish this cup of… Continue

Added by Andrea on September 11, 2008 at 7:39am — No Comments

Its easy for you

On Sunday a young man with Type 1 diabetes had a terrible seizure at his place of work. He was banging his head on a metal floor for close to ten minutes before someone realized and came to help. They did not know what to do and it was almost two hours before he was given glucose. He was in a coma for 22 hours, had 50+ stitches in the back of his head and has now lost approximately 20% of his brain functioning. As expected, his progress is very slow. His fine motor skills are very limited. His… Continue

Added by Barb Wagstaff on September 11, 2008 at 6:39am — 3 Comments

Not diabetes related - 9/11, 7 years later

Part of my commute to work every day is going through the WTC site to get to the path train. Being a creature of habit, I went that way today when I should have taken an alternate route. I rode the subway next to a couple of people who were on their way to the memorial service .. one had lost a brother, the other a sister. As I listened to each of them tell the story of the loved one they had lost 7 years ago, I stood there biting my lip, taking a lot of effort not to cry for them. To hear how… Continue

Added by Stacey on September 11, 2008 at 6:22am — 1 Comment

Hanging in there

No meat today, had a mix of tofu roll and spagetti for dinner. Went to gym, weighed 86.40 afterwards. So I've lost just under 2kg since I started, a week and a half ago. Not bad.

Added by ricmac on September 11, 2008 at 1:39am — No Comments

Finally Pictures

Hi everyone I finally figured how to put pictures up here ok I am not the smartest person as far as the computer world so It took me a while to figure out how to put pictures up on here so forgive me ok.

Yes there is finally a picture of me and my husband and there is some more of us and my granddaughter she has her index finger out and she is stating her case and I put a caption on it to say "Now people are you listening " LOL, and there is another picture of Nancy Alexander from Mix 93.3… Continue

Added by Karen on September 10, 2008 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Hey, I found my people

I was diagnosed with T2 diabetes and have changed my diet dramatically in addition to my exercise and drug regimen. My first A1C was 10, and I just got blood drawn yesterday for a new A1C. I am glad to be part of the tudiabetes community. I love tennis, bicycling, and travel.

Added by Dean Morier on September 10, 2008 at 10:05pm — 1 Comment

Diabetes, friends and focus

I lived for 30 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. 16 of these years I had Diabetes. During this time I really didn't pay much attention to my Diabetes or what was going on in the community. Now in the 5 years I have lived in the Kansas City area, I have been much more focused on my Diabetes and what is happening in the Community. Well, I talk more about what I have found and my feelings towards it in my blog. You can read about it here:…


Added by Chris Bishop on September 10, 2008 at 7:49pm — No Comments

lover not a fighter

i'm a reader not a writer. haha. that's why i'd rather post articles instead of write them myself!

Added by Melanie on September 10, 2008 at 7:03pm — 2 Comments

bloggity bloggy blog blog

Hrm, not really inspired to write much. Diabetes sucks.

Added by Melanie on September 10, 2008 at 7:02pm — 1 Comment

Its just a drag..

Have you ever had one of those days or had a moment where you just dreaded doing anything related to diabetes? Between school and diabetes i don't know which one is more stressful, and I'm at a stage where I'm still a little embarrassed about having to take shots at school and all. any advice?

Added by Tourie on September 10, 2008 at 6:33pm — 2 Comments

worlds worst blood sugar day...

So today was a REALLY bad blood sugar day. I went low 5 times and high 4 times. To make it worse, after school, instead of comming home, me and my brother stayed at our friend Garretts house until time to go to youth. I was SO sick by the time we got there! I wish his sister Victoria was there, but she wasnt. So ended up going upstairs and laying down on her bed after doing my homework. I felt like I was going to throw up. Then we went to youth and had to play a rly active game, and I was still… Continue

Added by brandi on September 10, 2008 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Carnation Instant Breakfast?

So, as i said before, my doctor wanted me to start using the instant breakfast stuff for the protein and calcium.

Anyways, my mom bought me some last week finally. (;

Its pretty good, actually.

All i have to do is add the stuff to a glass of milk, and stir.

Its like an individual package per serving, and they come in Rick Milk Chocolate, Classic French Vanilla, Classic Chocolate Malt, Strawberry Sensation, and Dark Chocolate.

(: yum yum!

I havent been around… Continue

Added by Carly! on September 10, 2008 at 12:41pm — 2 Comments

I'm a teaaholic LOL

Or what about 5-6 cups of various kinds of tea since 10am today! 4pm here now hehe
I'm having a cold :( Sore throat... I've been home from work for 2 days now, plus going home after just 2.5h on monday :( I think I'll be able to go to work tomorrow though. I've managed today without napping in daytime this far at least. Yesterday I slept for over 2 hours in the afternoon, and that was after sleeping for nearly 11h overnight!

Added by Jennie on September 10, 2008 at 7:01am — 4 Comments

Trials Show BGAT Delivered Online a Success! But Don't Celebrate Just Yet ...

Blood Glucose Awareness Training (also known as "BGAT") is, perhaps, one of the most important pieces of diabetes education that miraculously, an overwhelming majority of certified diabetes educators (CDEs) have never even heard of. It should be required education, but sadly, is not and in my personal experience, many CDEs have never even heard of the program.

Now I must admit, when I was diagnosed at age 7 back in 1976, there was no such thing as a "CDE" and truthfully, I have never… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on September 10, 2008 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Diabetes Motivation

Motivation and Diabetes

Personal Background

As a mental health counselor I am in the business of helping people see their strengths, adapt to changes, and learn to thrive with sometimes very challenging situations and conditions. As a person with type 1 diabetes I learned at an early age the importance of making healthy choices and have also survived through many incidents that occurred directly due to making unhealthy choices. Like the 3 times I… Continue

Added by Phil on September 10, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mostly on Track

Things have been going well, however the vegan diet has been making me feel tired and run down. Maybe due to the flu that has been going round, I have a bit of that perhaps. Also I had very low blood sugar the other night, which woke me up at 3am and caused me to eat cereal then (which woke up the dog, which made me feel guilty). In any case, my wife cooked me a small portion of chicken tonight and so I felt obliged to eat it - for the protein you see. So I guess my trial kind of failed at that… Continue

Added by ricmac on September 10, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

It's been a while.

It has been a while since my last post. I've been around reading some of the discussions and also reading some of your blogs (here at tudiabetes and on personal webpages). I just find myself in a slump that I'm trying hard to get out of. The summer months flew by and I found myself not prepared to go back to work (I'm a teacher). I will try my best to stay current because in the end - you all have helped me get through my days. Some of the highlighs since my last post are...

1. Went… Continue

Added by Ronda Darling on September 9, 2008 at 4:57pm — 2 Comments

Diabetes: The Rise and the Death

I know that we all deal with the ups and downs of Diabetes in some way shape and form. I also know that we wish that this this that is a constant in our life would just die. Well, you can say that I have experienced both in the last 18 hours. Come find out more at my blog:

The Rise and Death of my Diabetes


Added by Chris Bishop on September 9, 2008 at 1:27pm — No Comments

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