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To Eat or not to Eat....?

Last night , Scott (husband) and I was watching the Celtic's and Spur's game, he decided he wanted to go to get a Strawberry Short Cake from Albertson's. 8:30 last night, Niya (dtr) came to me and said, "I want Strawberry Short Cake mom". We packed the truck up and went to the store. Scott sent me in the store to get the Strawberry Short Cake and Vanilla Ice send a diabetic in to pick up sweets; that's suicide. I couldn't believe it one of my favorite childhood desserts, it's going… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on May 29, 2008 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Insurance Questions

My boss just gave me a heads up that we will likely be switching from Harvard Pilgrim insurance to Blue Cross Blue Shield in a few months. I've been very happy with HP- they have never denied anything and gave me a specific case manager if I ever had any problems with coverage. I'm starting the process of going on the pump officially next week. When I was at the Diabetes Expo a few months ago, some of the pump demonstrators asked about insurance and when someone said they had BCBS, the… Continue

Added by Jackie on May 29, 2008 at 2:06pm — 2 Comments

Help!!! Exercise Fanatics Inquire within

I need advice. What do you all do to prevent a low at the gym. I know I keep harping on this subject but I seem to really be struggling.

Last night I turned my pump to a 50% basal an hour before working out. I checked my blood it was at 115 before going into the class, so I took some sips of Gatorade and turned my pump to a basal of 0% for the remainder of the time I would be working out just like the diabetes team told me to do.

Halfway through the class I am in, I am… Continue

Added by Gina Capone on May 29, 2008 at 9:23am — 6 Comments

New here.

Hi all, I am new to I found you through I keep a general blog on livejournal and I get overwhelmed by all the possible places to blog, so I am not sure how much I will update here, although for a while it might be a lot because I am thinking about diabetes a lot right now. :(

My diabetes story:

My parents are both Type 2 diabetics who use insulin. They've both had Type 2 I would say for about 20 years? I have one brother who is Type 2…


Added by Glassjules on May 29, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Hemoglobin A1Crap

I got my blood tests faxed to my work today.....A1C was at 9.3. I have only had 3 done since the diagnosis last year and the first was 12, second was 7.5 and now this one. I guess this just justifys my not feeling so well physically.'s a question is why can't they make it something that has A1C is a 65% and failing Angela....or well done Angela....your A1C is a 93%. I mean at least then we could either feel really good about being a… Continue

Added by Angela on May 29, 2008 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

Sugar Stats reading for last 30 days...

Ok, I have been a little inconsistant, but for the most part added my meds and my readings every day. Missed a couple days, but pretty happy with the results:

Let me know what you all think and any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Chris Haro on May 28, 2008 at 10:47am — 9 Comments

what a day!!!!

I woke up today with FBS 84... I had 1 cup cereal milk drink (19g carbohydrates), 4 pcs of crackers (16g carbohydrates, 2g sugar) and half a slice of hotdog for breakfast, then take my dose of metformin.... after 2 hours, I was feeling funny, I thought I was low... check my BG, BAM! 208... wondering what happen there... because this is not the first time that I had eaten the same food... usually after 2 hours, it will be 90 up to 134 only, it was written on my… Continue

Added by yda1027 on May 27, 2008 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Dreamfield Spaghetti, I tried it.

Ok, I read the forum about Dreamfield Pasta, I was curious. I went to Alberton's and purchased the spaghetti. Let me start by saying that my Scott (husband) makes some MEAN spaghetti!..ok, back on the topic...I watched Scott boil his Wheat Angel Hair Pasta; I wish I could indulge. I boiled some water, put a little salt and I can't Believe It's Not Butter in the pan. I took 25 dried Dreamfield pasta noodles, broke it in half and I cooked them to perfection; I cooked a half. I gave myself 2.90… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on May 27, 2008 at 8:24pm — 5 Comments

what are your reasons?

i've thought long and hard about writing this. i finally decided that it was a good question to ask. a couple of years ago, when my husband left me, i decided that i needed counseling. since i was a total basket case it was the right thing to do. one of the questions that the counselor asked me was, did i want to die? right off the bat i said yes, but only if the good lord decided to take me. the next question was, what are my reasons for wanting to live. i thought about it and asked, how many… Continue

Added by debb on May 27, 2008 at 8:16pm — 8 Comments

When Diabetes Isn't the Only Issue

Diabetes has been a part of my life since I can remember. I've never known life without a chronic illness. That's simply the way things were.

For a long time, I didn't have other health issues. Diabetes was front and center. And it was easy, easy enough anyway. I knew what it was and I knew how to treat it.

But in the last two years, I've developed more symptoms than can fit on one page. At (I was then) 17 years old, life shouldn't be filled with pain, fatigue and… Continue

Added by Lindsey on May 27, 2008 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

I'M BACK!!!!!!!!

Hey guys!!!!!! Finally got a new computer and got my future son-in-law to set it up!!!!!!! GOODY!!!!! I've been gone since right after Christmas and oh boy at the stuff that's happened!!!!! I'M A GRANDMA AGAIN!!!!!! Savannah Nichole Benthal was born on April 21st at 7:57 A.M. weighing 9 pounds 8 oz and is already as big as a 3 month old!!!! My youngest joined up I don't know the last time I was here! So now I'm the grandma to a 19 month old girl and a 1 month old little girl. I really can't… Continue

Added by Doris D on May 27, 2008 at 6:21pm — 12 Comments

It's not safe to "do the right thing"

The issue keeps popping up in my mind, over and over again, in various disciplines and guises.

It might be called "Doing what is Right, instead of what is Safe."

More commonly, it's called "CYA" (Covering Your Anatomy).

We live in such a litigious society, that one error -- no matter how trifling -- could result in lawsuits and bad press that can bring a company to its knees. One misquote, one misunderstanding, one misapplication of product or service... and… Continue

Added by tmana on May 27, 2008 at 3:27pm — 4 Comments

A Little bit about me

Hi everyone, I'm from Melbourne Australia and have lived here all my life.

I have been happily married now for 7 years. I was diagnosed with Diabetes 27th Feb 2008 so I'm still a newbie at this.

My mum is also diabetic my many years now and my grand dad was also type2, guess it runs in the family..

I have worked in Childcare my many years now and still enjoy it (most times lol) My Hubby and I are in to flying RC planes and we both love it heaps. we fly here… Continue

Added by christina on May 27, 2008 at 3:20pm — 1 Comment

Crunching Ice

ok of all the crazy things... the only thing I can find to do when I want something to shew on... is
Crunch crushed ice. No carb,no calories. No problems? hmmm.... I'm told that if I'm crunching ice it is because I need to be on medication for anxiety or depression. How can that be?
I'm crunching ice to avoid a high blood glucose number. Why cant anyone understand that?
What else can one do?

Added by MeadowLark on May 27, 2008 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

blogblogblog :B

whatsup. the names xylie. some people call me xy for short. i'm 17, and a junior at Panther Creek High. i've had diabetes since i was in 2nd grade, and it pretty much sucks. i take awful care of it, and i know i do, but i just can't seem to find any motivation to do a better job. that's a big reason why i've come to this site, i figured i could find some people like me, and we could have a pow wow or something and talk xD;

i have 5 horses, their a really big part of my life. their… Continue

Added by Xylie on May 27, 2008 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment


This article is from March 2008. I just found it today. I thought I would post a link considering it is reminiscent to my experience with my new M.D.
Take This Test on Insulin: You May Be Smarter Than a Doctor!

Added by Mrs.C on May 27, 2008 at 12:59am — No Comments

agua purificada

Eh....I really hate water...but the weird burning sensation which is not an keep those a UTI and it is so painful I can't even begin to describe the pain. I have consumed 1 Pint of water tonight and this is quite a feat for me. My Diabetes is still out of control...I'm willing to try anything at this point, even freeze dried Diabetic food sent in Diabetic friendly portions...which is indeed pricey. I'm going on a cruise to Cozamel, Mexico in November and I will definitely not… Continue

Added by die die my darling on May 26, 2008 at 9:14pm — No Comments

encouragement by phone

A couple of years ago, when i lived by myself for the first time, and was on a similar "take control" mission... i had a strategy, that worked for a couple of weeks.

I would get a good reading and call my mom, just for the support, and to see how it felt nice to relay that information out loud, and she would give me positive feedback and i'd go through my day.

Now, in 2008, with text messaging, i thought it might be neat to get a support network for myself by reaching out… Continue

Added by Sagwabetes on May 26, 2008 at 6:54pm — 4 Comments

Murray Sugar Free Fudge Dipped Vanilla Wafers

A new sugar free snack review from! We really like these wafers. Too bad they have so much fat. Maybe I'll just have one every other day...

Added by Glucoholic on May 26, 2008 at 1:44pm — No Comments

After Dinner....High...Fasting High

I have been using the Omnipod system for a few weeks. I like it but I have been having problems getting my BG's back down after I had a cheat day...Yep, I said it a Cheat Day. I went to Quiznos last night, I had 2 Sammies and a side salad w/ ranch dressing; boy was it good. I gave myself some Juice (insulin) and I did an extended bolus but it didn't work. I went to bed w/ my Bg's at 170. I gave myself a correction bolus of 1.40. I went to bed, this morning my fasting was 114...Grrrr!!!! I need… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on May 26, 2008 at 9:08am — 3 Comments

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