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"Executive decision" about testing times

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)

(etc, etc)



My guidelines were that the pre-prandial should be no more… Continue

Added by Misty on August 28, 2008 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

me want hurt you so bad...

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 — 3 Comments

What A Week!

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 — 6 Comments

Back at college

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 — 2 Comments

Pump: Week One

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 — 2 Comments

Wednesday

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 — 1 Comment

Another mid week.

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 — No Comments

Dr. Bernie's Diet

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 — 12 Comments

More Exposure of Trouble at the FDA

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 — No Comments

thank you frio and you're welcome world.

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 — 1 Comment

To the endo every 6 weeks!!!

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 — 6 Comments

Back to School

I dread this day every year.

Added by Beth Studt on August 26, 2008 at 6:14pm — 2 Comments

My life!

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 — No Comments

Airsoft for Diabetics

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 — No Comments

The Saga Continues....

Well, the soap opera I like to call "Dealing with my insurance company" continues with the latest post on my blog.

The Saga Continues

You've got to love the insurance companies how they draw things out.

Thanks for reading

Chris

Added by Chris Bishop on August 26, 2008 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Emotional Eating

I just pigged out at McDonald's. Total emotional eating. The reason why is because I have been floating on air the last three days thinking that I ovulated and that I might actually be pregnant. I track my cycles through basal body temperature, and a sustained temperature shift upward is a good indication of ovulation. But this morning my temp plummeted. It could have been from anything, and I guess I'll see tomorrow. But I just felt so crushed and depressed.



The funniest thing?… Continue

Added by Misty on August 26, 2008 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

Here we go again.

ok, I didn't get to go see my son for visitation. (the van...need I say more? it needs real help.)

I cannot get it started. I tried moving the battery cables. I tried tapping the starter..(that worked twice!) Now, nothing. We're sitting ducks.

I tried calling and talking to him and had to hang up.. I just kept crying. I miss him.

I didn't trust myself not to cry so I didn't call on Sunday. Yesterday, Stephen called and was told he was in his room for the night. He wasn't told… Continue

Added by MeadowLark on August 26, 2008 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

You know you've done too much reading when...

You know more about something than a fully educated nurse :D

I called the clinic today to get my test results. I didn't get all of them, but the ones I got was all within range. And then there was this one test the nurse was unfamiliar with, so I asked her what it was called since I might know it hehe It was the GAD-antibody test! She even asked me if I'm working with medical care because I knew about it LOL The GAD-antibody test and C-peptide tests hasn't come back yet though. So still… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 26, 2008 at 8:45am — 1 Comment

Up Up and... No Way!

Its been quite some time since I've updated here but figured no time like the present. I've got a new post about me, my weekend, Hyperglycemia and insulin Pump issues. Come check it out:

Up Up and ....No Way!

Thanks

Chris Bishop

Added by Chris Bishop on August 26, 2008 at 8:27am — No Comments

Off for a check up tomorrow

Well off for a checkup tomorrow *fingers crossed* should go well

Added by christina on August 26, 2008 at 3:14am — 4 Comments

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