Gina of DIABETEStalkfest sent up a message that Kyla Maldonado
She was a member both here and at DIABETEStalkfest.
This is a difficult time for her family. I know they could do with our prayers.
Gina is keeping Kyla's page
up on DIABETEStalkfest and will pass messages there onto Kyla's family.
Added by Bernard on May 18, 2008 at 6:21am —
This is not a happy gee-isn't-diabetes-great post, so the 'happy police' can turn back now ;-)
I was watching coverage of the EQ in China and was again reminded that no one's going to pull a type 1 diabetic out of the rubble after 5 days. Well, unless they're trapped relatively unharmed in a void/dead space and have a vial with enough left in it within their reach and some way to inject it and figure all this out in cramped quarters in the pitch blackness. I would guess that being… Continue
Added by DBunny on May 17, 2008 at 2:00am —
My BG reading was 8.6 this morning, yay me! I'm up to 10 units of insulin so far. I'm sure it'll have to add more units to have consistent morning BGs of less than 7, but it's good start.
Added by Deborah on May 16, 2008 at 11:21pm —
TuDiabetes.com got mentioned in a blog post by Fard Johnmar, a recognized expert in the field of Social Networks and Health, titled "The Fragmenting Social Networking Universe
Added by TuDiabetes Administration on May 16, 2008 at 11:08pm —
Once you’ve been tagged, you have to write a blog with 10 weird, random, facts, habits or goals about yourself. At the end, choose 6 people to be tagged, list their names & why you tagged them. Don’t forget to leave them a comment saying “You’re it!” & to go read your blog. You cannot tag the person that tagged you, so since you’re not allowed to tag me back; let me know when you are done so I can go read YOUR weird, random, facts, habits and goals.
1) I… Continue
Added by Denise Bevard on May 16, 2008 at 10:02pm —
I feel like there is no hope to getting better for diabetes.
it seems like i can never get it right. :(
Added by Katie on May 16, 2008 at 3:50pm —
ok..feeling sorry for me today. My son's 17th birthday is today. He's no where around here.
I miss him,love him, want my family together. It will never happen. My soap opera life that goes on no matter how much I sometimes just want to get off the wagon.
I'm not diabetically on the wagon right now anyway. I'm out of control. I don't feel like I care anymore. I have few teststrips left and less desire to use them.
A chat with my husband on the phone didn't help today. I tried to… Continue
Added by MeadowLark on May 16, 2008 at 3:05pm —
So, this is my first blog here at tudiabetes. Here's a little about me:
I've had diabetes for 7 years (since I was 11). I'm in college now, finishing up my freshman year. I'm a psychology major and I love animals... a lot. I have two dogs back home, but none with me here in San Francisco. I just moved into a new apartment with my boyfriend (who isn't diabetic). I have a, shall we say, interesting sense of humor. I find the funny in almost everything, which can be both a good and a… Continue
Added by Kelsey on May 15, 2008 at 10:28pm —
Tudiabetes.com has been the single most brilliant and inspiring "medication" in my diabetic life. Better than Humalog, better than Lantus, better than diet and exercise, better than glucose tablets. Oh...and waaay better than a trip to the endo.
See I wasn't one of those "camp diabetes" kids. I didn't have any diabetic friends. I didn't read the diabetic magazines. I spent my high school and college years in diabetic denial. I lied to my endo. Forgot to count a few thousand grams of… Continue
Added by dino on May 15, 2008 at 8:38pm —
I was pretty happy with myself today, and not because i obtained "normal" bloodsugars at all, but because i controlled what i ate enough to maintain pretty much a consistent range all day.
(30 units levemir, 5 units novolog + bagel w/ butter & sugary iced coffee)
(5 units novolog + spaghettios)
(2 hot… Continue
Added by Sagwabetes on May 15, 2008 at 7:01pm —
I am Finally a OMNIPOD user...Yippee!!!! So far so good! I am enjoying it. Today, I had the chance to use my Temp Basal setting for excersing; it worked well...no lows. The first day I experienced 1 low in the morning and 1 in the afternoon but I figure it's because I had given myself a 22 units of lantus the night before. I noticed the PDA tells you when to change the POD (awesome); I know I would forget to do so...lol I haven't experienced any lows today. My Niya (2 yrs old) thinks I have an… Continue
Added by Sweeter Cherise on May 15, 2008 at 5:00pm —
I am getting different advice about subtracting fiber when counting carbs. I have heard 1) subtract all grams of fiber 2) subtract half the grams of fiber if over 5 grams per food item 3) don't subtract at all. What do you do?
Added by Wendy on May 15, 2008 at 1:55pm —
Ok... Today, I am just a little annoyed with my insulin pump. Last week my pump was great. I only had one sugar high the entire week. This week I have crazy amounts of sugar highs. I know my monthly friend is coming to visit me soon, so does this change my sugar? Do I have to have a different basal rate for every possible scenario?
Last night, I changed my pump reservoir because my sugar would not drop. I'm not eating anything crazy... Well, I did have one Margarita at dinner two days ago,… Continue
Added by Diana on May 15, 2008 at 10:00am —
Added by Nancy on May 15, 2008 at 5:30am —
So I have had my trainer for a month now and I am kicking myself for not doing this sooner!
Overall I have lost 1/2 in. in my arms and 1 1/2 in. everywhere else, well except for my boobs. I have actually gained 2 in there! I know most people would be thrilled, but Im good in that section.
I have really been working on using my pump to my advantage and it has been working out great. I have noticed excercising regularly has help my numbers to be more consistant. Oh and I am… Continue
Added by Kim on May 14, 2008 at 1:01pm —
So I finally got the call from Kaiser Permanente. Earlier this month, those savages had denied me for an individual insurance plan because of my preexisting condition. I guess I was naive to think that I could just jot my Type 1 on the application and think they wouldn't notice.
Well..they are now going to "allow" me to pay for continuing coverage temporarily through a very Cobra-like program. Just $350 a month. Wow. I work as a contractor right now and one of the caveats is, of… Continue
Added by dino on May 13, 2008 at 8:11pm —
This is a picture that Gwen drew about Diabetes. She is the big sister of Olivia. Olivia is three and was dx with diabetes on June 12th, 2007 (almost one year! - wow this year has flown by!). She titled it "Diabetes" and these are the things that keep her little sister healthy. Olivia's insulin shots (the needle), blood glucose meter (with a good number of 96 showing in the window), and her lancet device (Gwen calls it the finger pricker!). She… Continue
Added by Ronda Darling on May 13, 2008 at 6:30pm —
This past month has felt more like we are on the swings on a playground. Up down, up, down, up, down, etc. Olivia's numbers were pretty good for a while and then all of a sudden she started to run low. She rarely receives a bedtime shot of insulin, yet she would still go low around midnight. Her bedtime snacks are almost always worth 20-22 grams of carbohydrates. We would give her crackers and milk most of the time, and sometimes cookies and milk. Why would she be going low? I heard from this… Continue
Added by Ronda Darling on May 13, 2008 at 6:00pm —
After years and years of moving the same odds and ends that comprise my Passover dishes, it had to happen. So, it happened to my meat dishes -- which, while prettier than my dairy dishes, are also a lot fewer. The carton edge dropped from my hand, I heard a loud crash, and now I hear small things rattling in the carton which did not rattle before. In short, I have a carton full of broken dishes.
Since the carton was sealed when it fell from my grip, I'm not yet sure of the extent of… Continue
Added by tmana on May 13, 2008 at 11:30am —
It seems that almost every month, we hear yet another news story about problems at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Last December, even an internal report produced by the FDA itself entitled "FDA Science and Mission at Risk
" (which can also be found at the Food and Drug Administration's… Continue
Added by Scott Strumello on May 13, 2008 at 9:30am —