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vball and camp...part 2

ok so if u read my "volleyball VS diabetes camp" heres what happened:

i emailed the coach about me being gone during tryouts and he just said "talk to me at practice" so after practice the next day i did. he said that since ive been comming to practice all this time he knew what my skill level was. so if i was gone during the actual tryouts it wouldnt make any difference. he also said that he was just gonna pick the top 15 ppl out of how ever many ppl show up and that if i was one of those… Continue

Added by brandi on July 31, 2008 at 3:44pm — 1 Comment

some people honestly just do not realize.

maybe this is just me, maybe I'm a little disgruntled diabetic....but i really really loathe when people rant and rave about the delicious super sized ice cream sundae they just ate, or how they just consumed 3 slices of pizza and are still hungry. I'm always left sitting there, thinking to myself...BAH! you lucky fool. (its only been 4 years, but i cant even remember what life was like, how easy it was, to eat anything i wanted whenever i felt like it.)



but what has been… Continue

Added by Revvy on July 31, 2008 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

kathy-mynewislets

Hello

I just received an islet cell transplant at the U. of Minnesota and would like to share my experience with others who might be contemplating this process or are just curious. I have never attempted a blog before and would appreciate any input, or advise on how to do this most efficiently.



I am at day 10 post transplant now and am on about half of my dose of insulin already. At this point, the strategy is to still get insulin from my pump to give the islet cells time to… Continue

Added by Kathy on July 31, 2008 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

was doing well...but

I was doing grand a short while ago - lost nearly a stone and walked regularly with my greyhound Bess....but then, life kicked in as it does sometimes and made all the difference. I had steroids injected wrongly into my eye, causing double vision, so this is really difficult in all sorts of ways, though it is surprising what you get used to in time!! Also had a very bad fall which has injured my hip and lower back rather badly - hope this will mend. At least I didnt break it, due to the weight… Continue

Added by Cathrynn on July 31, 2008 at 10:09am — 5 Comments

Educador o no educador...esa es la cuestión..

Después de leer esta entrada estoy prácticamente segura de que recibiré algunos comentarios y consejos de personas en la misma situación.



Quienes vivimos en México tenemos la oportunidad de estudiar un Diplomado de Educación en Diabetes. Gracias a este diplomado adquirimos herramientas necesarias no sólo para nuestro cuidado sino para el cuidado de otras personas que también viven con diabetes. Desde hace muchos años la industria, los médicos y los mismos educadores se han preguntado… Continue

Added by Mariana on July 31, 2008 at 7:52am — 2 Comments

One of those days....

I have had Diabetes for around 2 years. Caused they think (yeah we know they don't really know) by a very bad digestive track infection that almost killed me. Now I have had bad kidneys since I was eight---that almost killed me too..so I have lived with a deamon most of my life.



My husband has been in constant painn for the last 19 years---almost 20, from an on-the-job-injury. I REALLY don not know how he manages...and then I think..I know how bad I feel that he is in pain...and I… Continue

Added by Denise Bevard on July 31, 2008 at 7:49am — 2 Comments

A question to my friends.

I know this is kinda dumb..... but I've been "thinking" lastnight. I've been not using my insulin

because /well.... The dr said my diabetes was my fault. If I would lose weight and exercise I wouldnt

be diabetic at all. I was on Byetta and we switched to Humalog because we knew

that when the insurance ended; I wouldn't be able to afford it. So, I got put on a sliding scale.

The actual problem of being high every morning and able to basically get tight control

all day… Continue

Added by MeadowLark on July 31, 2008 at 6:15am — 6 Comments

Will it ever go away?

So...I had my appointment yesterday with my CDE. She was helping me with a meal plan and such so I could work on "more healthy" eating. Something about somebody telling me what I can and cannot eat sets a fire in me. All the way home, I sat in the car and rambled on to mom about how I hate when people tell me what I can and cannot do. Now, being almost 21, I do understand that they are trying to help me. But I always say I am going to die when I die, so let me eat what I want, and enjoy.… Continue

Added by sugarrbabie on July 30, 2008 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

More Money!

After talking to a Minimed rep, I have discovered to get started on their pump I will need approximately $1650 which will also include 3 months supplies. I currently have a $750 deductible with Guess I will be waiting a while. Not sure what to think really now. I may get an estimate from Omnipod just to see.

Either way I may be continuing to with multiple shots for some time until I can at least cover my deductible. Maybe in the mean time there will be a cure!

Added by Daran Lemon on July 30, 2008 at 7:10pm — 1 Comment

i am slowly going crazy...

sooooo.....i think i'm starting to go nuts. the stress of doing so many things is wearing on me, and basically all i do is tend to my health, go to appointments, and clean the house. so many lows that make me feel awful, unexplained highs, and frustrations about my weight. my endo is considering putting me on symlin if it looks like all my exercise and nutritional choices aren't helping me lose anything. i feel like everything i'm trying to do is for nothing. my fiance and my mom are trying to… Continue

Added by Bek on July 30, 2008 at 4:43pm — 5 Comments

Meter Review, Phase 1.5

The Story To Date

In late May, I started accumulating information on several of the current generation of blood glucose meters, with the idea of acquiring several different monitors to check out the latest technologies, accuracy and reliability, and the user-friendliness (and modern-computer-friendliness) of their data connections and software. Between May 20 and May 23, I filled out the application…

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Added by tmana on July 30, 2008 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Heart to Heart

Well~ Last night my daughter and I had a heart to heart about the "what ifs" of the affects of diabetes and I couldn't help but breakdown and cry. SHe and I have not really talked deeply about this since it has happened...we both just went into auto pilot and have taken this lifestyle on with a vegenance and haven't really stopped to say "My daughter/I have diabetes"..........She just turned 13 on Sunday and we started talking about eating right, etc.....and she asked me that when she has kids,… Continue

Added by Jennifer on July 30, 2008 at 1:19pm — 4 Comments

What is a Community?

One of the more recent agitations in one of my longstanding social circles brought me to the following conclusions:

  • A community is not a community just because someone develops a plot of land, or stakes out a corner of the Internet.
  • A community is more than just a group of people gathered in close proximity (whether that proximity be measured by land, by party line telephone, or by Internet domain)
  • A community is not a community "because someone says…
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Added by tmana on July 30, 2008 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

It happened so quickly, and I'm not sure why...insulin over 28 days, maybe?

Woke up this morning, felt good, bg 135 at 8:00, bolused for 20 gms, ate one of my usual breakfasts. At 11:20, bg 108 -good! At 12:15, I thought I'd have a BLT for lunch - so tested again - 143! hmm, whazzup? bolused for 30 gms, and started making the bacon. By the time I finished, my heart was pounding, itching, nausea - checked again at 12:45 - 196 and ketones! Took a shot, changed my set with a brand new bottle of Humalog (just changed sets yesterday, and the site looked and felt fine). By… Continue

Added by Marie B on July 30, 2008 at 12:54pm — 3 Comments

Here we go

Well I got THE call. Omnipod has approved me and the PODs are on the way. I'm a little scared, but also excited. I'm tired of sticking myself any time I want to put something in my mouth. I'm hoping I can get used to the POD and move on with life.

Added by Mike Adelman on July 30, 2008 at 6:04am — 2 Comments

More on Islet Regeneration

A decade ago, there was a lot of excitement about INGAP (which stands for Islet Neogenesis Associated Protein), but for a variety of different reasons, much of that excitement disappeared to the point where many new patients or parents of children with type 1 diabetes really know little about this promising potential treatment, even though many diabetes veterans view all regeneration efforts -- including Denise Faustman's -- as having a number of similarities.



Back in March, I wrote… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on July 30, 2008 at 5:42am — 2 Comments

First day on the pump...sort of

so today my Diabetic educator from the pump company came over, got me all educated-hooked up to a saline solution, and left. it happened so quickly. i was left sitting at the kitchen table, completely encompassed by books, manuals, plastic wrappings, pump supplies, meter supplies, old insulin pens, my old meter, alcohol swabs, the whole shebang. i immediately felt (excuse the ridiculousness of the following cliche), impending doom. i began weeping and basically having an anxiety… Continue

Added by Revvy on July 29, 2008 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

volleyball VS diabetes camp

ok, so here's the deal; ive been going to vball practice for about 2 months now and tryouts start officially friday and will last all next week. the problem is i leave for diabetes camp sunday. idk if the coach will let me tryout another time, but i doubt he will. im hopefully going to talk to him about it tomorrow. if he makes me choose between the two, thats it for volleyball. im done. its not worth it to miss camp and MAYBE be on the team. besides, the ppl at my skool dont like ppl who are… Continue

Added by brandi on July 29, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

REALLY tired of insurance companies......as I'm sure we all are....

So this past year has been really hard on me as a person in general. Last November I started a job that I thought was going to be great but ended up nearly killing me because my boss didn't care that I was diabetic. I finally got out of that job at the beginning of April and since then I feel like my life hasn't stopped.



I still haven't been able to get a job...not because of the diabetes, but because of everything else in my life that's going on. First I had to travel to South… Continue

Added by Anna on July 29, 2008 at 1:59pm — 3 Comments

EVERYDAY:)

Hi ! its me again. Did you ever listen to Rascal Flatts. While if you had did you ever listen to EVERDAY? I MEAN! really listen. Or seen the video on CMT? Well thats what I feel like ever since I started pumping. I feel like there are aLL SORTS OF PEOPLE WATCHING OVER ME BESIDES ANGELS!!! I mean its really cool :) Its like meeting new friends if not more. And getting lots of love xoxoxox are always WELCOME!!!!Its not like i am different from anyone else i am still ME!!!! and I ROCK !!!! Well I… Continue

Added by diabeticidol 94 on July 29, 2008 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

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