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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


I met an awesome lady through this site called Cherise. She has a blog called DiabeticizMe and on it she has started a new feature every Monday that is called DFYI (diabetes for your information). I am excited about it because I am the first of many in the new section of her blog. She interviewed me about my ribbon campaign that I have in Nov for diabetes awareness month. Awesome, right?! My thoughts exactly.

So go by her blog and check… Continue

Added by Andrea on September 9, 2008 at 7:05am — 1 Comment

Hold Tight or Open Up?

Another bit of wisdom from Oswald Chambers gave me choices to think about last week. He centered his thoughts on the example of David's decision not to drink the water that had been brought to him by men who risked their lives to get it. David, instead poured the water out while talking to God, expressing his thankfulness to God for giving him such men who would risk their very lives for him. The fact of his extreme thirst was not enough to make him take the blessing of the water and own it for… Continue

Added by Tom Gohl on September 8, 2008 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Positive attitude.

I have a post podcast on positive attitude and how important it is with diabetes - please make time to listen and provide me with feedback. Here it is:

Just copy and paste it into your webbrowser - top of your screen. Then follow directions to listen to podcast.

Let's use this blog to talk about this important topic of the intersection of attitude and diabetes.

Added by Phil on September 8, 2008 at 8:39pm — 2 Comments

Insulin In the News

It's not everyday that insulin is in the news. In fact, far more attention seems to hit the press over irrelevant diabetes studies and dumb PR dressed as "news" intended to position yet another new type 2 diabetes drug favorably for investors and regulators which occurs almost daily. Comparatively speaking, insulin seldom makes any sort of news, which is why today was quite unusual.

FDA Unveils List of 20 Drugs In Side-Effect… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on September 8, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

So the question is...How did the DKA come about?

Hmm...How did the DKA happen? Basically I decided that my diabetes did not matter. I have 2 children. A husband who owns his own business. We own an apartment building. I am very overwhelmed and depressed. I come last in every task and list. So I guess subconsciously or maybe consciously I decided that I did not need to check my numbers. I was eating the wrong things, drinking a lot of beer, and guessing at my numbers. Stress was and is a major factor of my diabetes.

After the stay… Continue

Added by Julie LeBlanc on September 8, 2008 at 2:24pm — 1 Comment

Will it ever end

My battle trying to get coverage for my CGMS continues and I've got the latest chapter in the battle on my blog:

And Still I Wait...

I can't wait for insurance companies to get a clue and wake up.


Added by Chris Bishop on September 8, 2008 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Great blood sugars

Now that my bout of strep is over with my blood sugars have been amazing since about Thursday of last week. I am rarely going over 100 during the day but it seems about 4 pm my sugars start to spike and don't come down for about 12 hours. When I mean spike I mean they are going over 300 and then settling back down in the 70-90's range which I am happy with. I have an email in to my pump trainer so she can look at my chart and see if she can make some suggestions on how to adjust my basal rate.

Added by Cody Turner on September 8, 2008 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

current events

I am constantly learning how much my diabetes affects not just only me but those around me. My wife (we married 1-21-07) has taken the change from me taking just pills to taking insulen injections with apparent ease. What she struggles with is small things like my skin being very sensitive to touch and sometimes it hurts just to have her arm resting on my belly. I had an infection which made sex impossible for about a month, this was very tough for her to handle. My parents and friends are used… Continue

Added by CaliforniaLouis on September 8, 2008 at 10:38am — No Comments

(Expletives Deleted) Exoskeletal Allergen Carriers

I guess I should explain why things are taking a bit longer than expected to process on the meter review. It’s a simple two-word answer: insect bites. Allergic reactions. Laid up. Take your choice.

Despite many layers of garb, my first weekend at faire provided me with several insect bites that swelled my legs and feet too much to put on shoes for the next two days, and not responding to anything I knew enough to throw at it (lancing the bite, peroxide, Epsom salt compresses,…


Added by tmana on September 8, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

!@#$ Carbs

I have been trying to cut down on my carbs, but it seems like the more I try, the more I want them. It has been leading to carb binges and I'm not sure what to do.

I think one thing that is good, is that I have an appointment with a dietitian, at the request of my doctor. I initially avoided it because they might just give me the Exchanges diet, which nobody seems to like anymore. But I need much more structure than I have right now.

For years and years I did Weight… Continue

Added by Misty on September 8, 2008 at 6:20am — 4 Comments

New Member Today!

On July 18th, I got out of the hospital after a week of DKA. I have decided that I need to find local support of the non medical form. This group seems to be a great place for info and idea sharing.

Added by Julie LeBlanc on September 7, 2008 at 8:02pm — 6 Comments

Not just yet

Since I finally jumped on the blogging band wagon (probably one of the last people to do so but anyway, LOL!) I also submitted my blog to blogher. They kindly sent an email back saying that they were unable to add my blog to the blogroll at this time since I have not been consistent on blogging. But to keep up the good work and to blog at least once a week for at least 30 days and then re submit my application. Fair enough I thought as I read the email. Since it really is true I actually… Continue

Added by Andrea on September 7, 2008 at 7:35pm — 1 Comment

current events

this is my 1st blog entry, i hope this can be a positive and encouraging experience for you readers, if not then at least i hope it is educational. I was under the impression that I was managing my diabetes well but I landed myself in the ICU with Ketoacidosis for a long weekend. Oddly, I felt great going in and now I feel terrible, and have felt poorly since being released. I keep a stiff upper lip and hide much of my pain from my family, but they can see the pain in my face, the way I walk,… Continue

Added by CaliforniaLouis on September 7, 2008 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

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