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Left my brain in bed this morning...

And realised when I was nearly at work, that I had left my mobile phone at home! I had my other mobile with me, but it's the one I just have because everyone has that number. My main phone has a danish number, so my employer call that phone, and my parents when they know I'm at work.

I was even more grumpy and moody today just because of this... My temper can be a tad bit shorter now anyways because the tiredness is really getting to me, but I'm too stubborn so I don't let it show too… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 21, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

HUH ????

Well the Omnipod is sitting at the house doing nothing. The Omnipod folks have been nothing but wonderfulllllllllllll. The problem is my Doc. He was willing to fill out the paperwork so I could get the Pod, but he wont fill out the orders for the rates....etc. I found this out from my trainer...not the Doc. He didnt even have the guts to call me and let me know. I sent an e-mail to him and have not gotten any form of responce....go figure It seems the earliest I can get into see the Endo Doc is… Continue

Added by Mike Adelman on August 21, 2008 at 5:47am — 1 Comment

Family Support

Well, my husband thinks I'm testing too often. My doctor gave me a schedule that has me testing twice a day, staggered throughout the day. I have been ignoring that and testing two hours after every meal, sometimes more.

So DH is concerned about the expense and thinks that I'm getting obsessive. He thinks that if I am spiking then it will show up even with the staggered schedule. He thinks that the reason the doctor is being so lax about everything is that we have caught it "so… Continue

Added by Misty on August 21, 2008 at 5:37am — 5 Comments

The Great Hand-Me-Down Chain

Long before there were traveling pants, designer jeans, and department stores – long before eBay was a mote in anyone’s eye, there was The Great Hand-Me-Down Chain.

The Great Hand-Me-Down Chain was born in a time when fabric was scarce and ready-made clothing was non-existent. It was born of a time when families were large, and garments were hand-made, in a world where two-parent families lived on a single salary, and our mothers had to make do with much less than we are accustomed… Continue

Added by tmana on August 20, 2008 at 11:54pm — 5 Comments


Well there goes another food. Or at least I need to try moderation. I had a bit of a crazy moment after a very sensible lunch, and ate 4 Oreos. I felt the spike, now that I know what I'm looking for. At the 1 hour mark my BG was 160 again. :( It went back down to 133 after 2 hours. I don't know how "bad" that is. I know reading a lot of people's posts they would probably love to have that BG, but I still have a headache and it has been almost 5 hours since I ate those. :( I think I need to… Continue

Added by Misty on August 20, 2008 at 1:49pm — 3 Comments

Reminder: FDA Needs Your Input on Islet Transplantation TODAY!!!

Back in June, I did a posting (see for that) which indicated that the FDA Needs Your Input on Islet Transplantation. The deadline is officially today, although anyone may comment anytime on guidance, if you wish your comments to be seriously considered, try to get something by today.

The main issue seems to… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on August 20, 2008 at 1:16pm — No Comments

CGMS by the 1st day of school, crossing my fingers

Insurance Appeal update

I sent in my appeal August 5th. They received it August 11th. I faxed supplemental information August 13th, after life threatening hypoglycemia, this included a new letter of medical necessity with an additional dx code that includes hypoglycemia.

I called August 15, they were very helpful. They made sure the letter and materials I mailed were put together with the letter and new materials I faxed.

I called back today for a status report.… Continue

Added by Jane on August 20, 2008 at 12:32pm — 3 Comments

Three down, 2 more to go...

Halfway to weekend again! Still hanging in there... And still no answers... I'll call the clinic on friday if I haven't heard anything before then...

Managing work. Even though I just feel like sleeping from time to time, especially in the afternoons. Today has been decent enough. But I had as little carbs as possible at lunch so maybe that played a part to. Don't know. Coffee keeps me awake too. The last few days I've been coffee dependant at work LOL Coffee with sweeteners and creamer...… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 20, 2008 at 11:24am — No Comments


I'm now officially part of the pumper universe. My insulin start appointment was yesterday. I met my pump nurse, who helped set everything up. She is wonderful. We ended up having a "real" conversation by the end of the session, talking about grandparents.

I did have a no delivery alarm, about half way through my dinner bolus. I already had the stove on, so I jsut turned everything off, and then went into my room and checked the tube. Looked good, so I took out my quick set and tried a… Continue

Added by Jackie on August 20, 2008 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

2008 Ride to Cure Diabetes!!!!!


The ride is on it's way, it will be hear before we know it! In about 2 months I will be riding through Death Valley again. I am still looking for any donations that anyone is willing to give. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.Help Chad reach his fundraising goal to support JDRF


Added by Chad on August 20, 2008 at 7:02am — 1 Comment

A wonderful sugar free candy discovery

We've got a fresh review of Sugar Free LifeSavers Butter Toffee Hard Candy up at!

Added by Glucoholic on August 20, 2008 at 5:08am — No Comments

doctor part 2

Hi Everyone i been to the doctor and he put me on some new meds for diabetes and told me to stop my metformin and just take the new one so i seem to be doing ok i have just been so busy with work that i have not had time to blog but i did any some things to my myspace page so i am happy to have that done lol well i hope everyone is fine take care shelly

Added by shellyj on August 19, 2008 at 9:57pm — 1 Comment

too tired

I want to retire to a desert island, far from doctors and hospitals and the pain of it all(when it comes time to go) I am tired, spent another 12 hours in the ER to get up my magnesium(from 0.9 to 2.2) Read my blog, if you want to know why. I am bound for Johns Hopkins, my electrolytes keep tanking and they don't know why. Well, they do but local docs don't really "get it" and I need a freakin' super specialist(nephrologist) because I have got a leak + it very likely is Gittleman's Syndrome or… Continue

Added by Heidi98 on August 19, 2008 at 8:51pm — 3 Comments


So I have a bad infusion site tonight. I went to a movie and wasn't feeling great so I checked before hand, and lo and behold 400! Geez haven't had a high blood sugar like this in a long while and I feel like crud. So I corrected hoping it was something I ate, but after the movie still not feeling well so I re-check. AND 485 no decrease at all! I'm bout to take a shot and change my site, but I'm so frustrated right now. Every now and then these sites just go bad, and there seems to be nothing… Continue

Added by Jess on August 19, 2008 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

i can't count

so apparently i have had diabetes for 5 years. not 4. I know i have never been great at math, but, bit of a mistake. 2003. it seems like forever ago.....

i was drinking Shirley temples at sweet sixteens and downing pizza like it was going out of style that year. man, i miss those days of unsupervised, un-restrained, over-indulgent eating.

in other news...

i made some jello tonight to satisfy my craving for something sweet. sugar free=0 carbs. i… Continue

Added by Revvy on August 19, 2008 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Is our drinking water causing diabetes?

I just read a disturbing article about arsenic in drinking water possibly contributing to diabetes. The link is that people with a higher concentration of arsenic in their bodies have a much higher incidence of diabetes:

Added by Amy on August 19, 2008 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

First High Reading

Well I guess this is real after all. Today I decided to give myself a "test" at lunch time. I had Chinese food -- orange chicken, fried rice, and an egg roll, and hot&sour soup. It was a lot of food and I probably should have eaten less. But it was kind of a test to see if it would REALLY cause a problem.

Verdict? 2-hour post-prandial BG was 167. Eep. And I can feel it too. This is what the afternoon blahs are caused by, I think! I've been feeling this way in the afternoon after… Continue

Added by Misty on August 19, 2008 at 11:37am — 10 Comments

My internet is driving me insane!

It's nothing but trouble!

Ever since I moved to this apartment, my msn is constantly crashing as soon as I re-open a minimized chatwindow, the wireless connection takes ages and 1000 tries to connect. And there's frequent problems with the network ports. It's really driving me up the walls! I've tried everything I can think of, and asked a friend who's a software developer. But still having problems. I've never had problems with my connection or msn like this before I moved here, and my… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 19, 2008 at 11:07am — No Comments

First day of school/ Tropical Storm Fay

Today was my first day of school! Everything went okay, I didn't get lost at all lol. There are quite a few diabetics and the testing and shots went well for the first day. usually the nurse is going crazy all day trying to get everyone's meds and whatnot but they were very calm about it.

They cancelled school for tomorrow and possibly Wednesday because of the tropical storm heading right for us.

the storm is supposed to hit around 3am tomorrow.

more later, i just wanted to… Continue

Added by Caitlin on August 18, 2008 at 2:24pm — 1 Comment

Peripheral Neuropathy

On Thursday July 31st, I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy after having an MRI done to rule out a compressed nerve. I am now on Neurotin to help with the nerve pain and damage. Some days are better than others. If I have to do a lot of walking I have learned that its worse at night. I've been taking Lortab for the pain with the Neurotin plus all my other medications at night and then just Motrin 800mg or 400mg of naproxen to help during the day which does help to a point but have talked… Continue

Added by Cherise on August 18, 2008 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

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