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to the bottom of the sea!

i'm devoting a little extra time tonight to my future ex-husband (there's a list...ask if you must >_< ), Voltaire. tonight is the second live feed of his newest cd and i MUST listen for his blog did fortell it's occurance on this very eve. thanks myspace. :) sadly, it's halfway through so far. but it's brilliantly old world and makes me want to break out my bellydancing skills for it's eclectic gypsy feel. even my jezabelle came in to listen to it. right now it's on his cover of… Continue

Added by Bek on September 4, 2008 at 9:35pm — 1 Comment

Better Day

Well today has been a much better day. Sugars have stayed under 140 all day. I still feel like I am swallowing glass with throat, but I am on Lortab, cough syrup with codeine, and I have oral lidocaine. Today was my last day of antibitiocs. Hopefully one go around of Z pack helps with that. I am also still taking the Zofran and drinking gatorade. I have yet to try to eat anything today, but I do think I am going to try either some soup or applesauce tonight. I have a week to do 3 weeks worth of… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on September 4, 2008 at 3:13pm — 3 Comments

What a day...

Well, the thing that I hoped would never happen, did!!!

I thought I'd be okay walking to get my daughters from school since it is only 1 mile there and 1 mile back. I ate a peanut butter and bread sandwich before I walked out the door (just to be safe). Apparently that wasn't enough and the heat was too much for me.

I was fine at the first. I went to my littlest school to pick up (my pre-Ker), but half way to the other school to pick up my other daughter I felt it. I new… Continue

Added by Barbara on September 4, 2008 at 2:37pm — 10 Comments

La Manifique A1c

My endo picks up the phone, presses a button, and talks to the lab.

"I'd like Heidi X's a1c, please."

Puts it down.

"It's gone up."

Delightful, what's the damage?


Ugh.Double Ugh. Triple Ugh. This is highly mortifying, it hasn't been this high in 7 years. Of course I know why,a mixture of illness, stress,lassitude,life, and lousy carb counting.

What I don't know is how to fix it-how to be all that I should be for 3… Continue

Added by Heidi98 on September 4, 2008 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Hershey's Sugar Free Dark Chocolates

Hershey's Sugar Free Dark Chocolates are a good solution for those pesky chocolate cravings. Just don't overdo it! Check out our review and let us know what you think about these candies.

Added by Glucoholic on September 4, 2008 at 10:06am — No Comments

Type 1 Diabetes has changed my Life.. Without personally ever being Diagnosed

Hello to all,

I'd like to start by saying my heart is with all of you, who continue to fight everyday to make it.

My name is Sherri, I am 32 yrs old, and have 2 children. My son is 12, my daughter 4. I was engaged to be married this past July.

In my heart, always engaged to Mark Robert Joseph Santos.

On March 31st, 2008, in Edmonton Alberta, Canada, my fiancee Mark, was tragically killed while in operation of a semi truck. Mark was a type 1 diabetic, who had… Continue

Added by Sherri on September 4, 2008 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Hip,Hip, Hooray!

You probably don't know it but I have two other blogs besides this one. The other two blogs are about diabetes (becasue I have diabetes along with plenty of other family members) and my mother's fibromyalgia. One is hosted at my invisible diability community which is an awesome site to network with others who suffer from chronic pain, fibromyalgia and other "invisible" illnesses. The other one is hosted on wordpress which is my blog about life in Kansas City with diabetes. I usually blog about… Continue

Added by Andrea on September 4, 2008 at 9:34am — 1 Comment

You're FU**ING kidding me?!!!?!!!

This morning I decided I would sleep in a little bit and take the toll highway to work. After getting ready I went downstairs to go through the routine. After struggling with high blood sugars in the morning for the last month I was happy to have a 6.6 (118). I grabbed my Humulin N pen and dialed 26 units and proceeded to "shoot up". When done I looked down at the pen and a big black cloud came over me, my heart sank and the panic began. I just gave myself 26 units of HUMALOG!!!!!!!!!!! What… Continue

Added by Preta on September 4, 2008 at 8:22am — 2 Comments




Added by Santa on September 4, 2008 at 7:38am — No Comments


My husband and I are in the beginning process of adoption. It's very... weird and uncomfortable. To go through an agency, a representative came out to our house, took pictures, met our pets... They took down our total history of our lives... where we were born, went to school, where we've lived, happiest/saddest moments....... Our initial interview took about 4 hours. They create a book with all of our info and birth parents wanting to give their babies up for adoption will have the opportunity… Continue

Added by Stacie on September 4, 2008 at 6:26am — 1 Comment

Day 4, Vegan Trial

The usual oatmeal and cinnamon (ran out of bananas) for brekkie. For lunch had baked beans on rye toast, followed by some kiwifruits. Had a soya latte in the arvo and for dinner had 'facon' (fake bacon) in tortilla wrap with salad and vege.

Thinking today that don't want to be too obsessive about things, e.g. most red wines I've come across are 'fined' with egg and "traces may remain". I bought some wine anyway today, I think some traces is ok with me.

Added by ricmac on September 4, 2008 at 1:33am — No Comments


Strep throat has left me so frustrated right now. I am 2 weeks behind on school. I basically have one week to get 3 weeks worth of work done. The past 2 weeks plus this week's homework done. I am throwing up everything I eat right now. My doctor says this goes along with the strep. He said if it doesn't quit soon I am going to have to be hospitalized because he is worried about DKA at this point. Tonight I started running a 102 temp, blood sugar of 350, and mild ketones in my urine. He really… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on September 3, 2008 at 9:45pm — 2 Comments

To be honest.

When i was first diagnosed i was like what ever its not that big of a deal but now its so much harder having to deal with school AND my blood levels. It gets soooo annoying. I was diagnosed at 12, which, in a way, could be worse than diagnosed when your younger because when your younger you dont know what its like to eat free without worry. Kinda like becoming blind after being able to see. It sucks because you know what your missing out on. So i know what its like to eat freely and not have to… Continue

Added by CarissaMae on September 3, 2008 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

The Dawn Phenomenon

Most of us Diabetics are unfortunately familar with or at the very least, know of the Dawn Phenomenon. I have been dealing with it more and more as of lately. Come check out my blog post about this and my dealing with it:

The Dawn Phenomenon: Demystifying the Sleeping Demon

Thanks for stopping by


Added by Chris Bishop on September 3, 2008 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Speaking @ Health 2.0 Conference in October

I recently got the news and I couldn't believe it.

I will be speaking in Health 2.0 in San Francisco, at one of the Patient Social Networks breakout sessions, alongside Jay Drayer, from Careflash; Howard Steinberg, from DLife; and Keith Schorsch, from Trusera; with Amy Tenderich's moderation.

It is an honor to represent such an admirable group of people who have chosen to actively manage their diabetes and help others with… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on September 3, 2008 at 8:47am — 8 Comments

thinking about the words in my hand

i love the concept of the word in your hands contest and feel lucky to be able to participate in it (and not just because i would really, really like some strips). there are so many words that i'm sure we all think when it comes to diabetes. it seems almost a shame to narrow it down to just three. each word invokes its own emotions and comes with its own story. but, after pouring over the peronal means, stories, and art of each of the words i had written last night, i did find my three. each… Continue

Added by Bek on September 3, 2008 at 8:26am — No Comments

Getting Started

I'm not sure how people find out about blogs or blog posts, but I'll give this a try. I really do want to start some conversation, but I want to be able to share fairly in depth if I need to about my story, so I'll try this. I also thought about just starting a forum discussion on some of my issues and concerns, but I'll try this first.

Part of my issues is that I really don't have time to be doing this. I feel always pressed for time, even though I work from home and so don't have… Continue

Added by Ellie on September 3, 2008 at 7:33am — 1 Comment

45 days far from Lyon

So many days and I came back. My sister and I and my mother, we made some works; it was a difficult task to build a stair ... During all those days of work my dear friend Diabete was a little forgotten. Of course there were highs and lows, I counted my carbs, but it was different. I didn't spend my time thinking about it. I didn't climb upon the Glandasse because I 'm afraid since my heart attack and I like so much this mountain but I was free and well. Sometimes I was connected with my mails… Continue

Added by Brigitte on September 3, 2008 at 5:45am — 2 Comments

Day 3, Vegan Trial

For breakfast, you guessed it, oatmeal and bananas. For lunch went to the local mall and identified the second healthiest item I could see: tomato salad on turkish bread (first healthiest was salad on brown bread, but I wanted something a bit different). OK tbh the turkish bread probably not that healthy. But my usual food there is bacon and avacado on turkish, so today's was a lot healthier than that. Also had a long black coffee, but wasn't as good as earlier in the week (diff… Continue

Added by ricmac on September 3, 2008 at 2:30am — No Comments

Sometimes TuDiabetes is a godsend...

This is the only place I can go to share what's really going on with my diabetes and have several people really get it.

Today is one of those days when having Type 1 makes me feel so isolated. I had to leave work at lunch today because my blood sugar was 371!! due to a leaking infusion set. I felt nausus and headed to the bathroom to use my usual toliet paper on the infusion set routine. (It's the only way that I can tell if it's leaking if my set is in a spot that I can't see.) Then… Continue

Added by Autumn on September 2, 2008 at 6:43pm — 5 Comments

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