i'm starting to break. mentally, i'm exhausted. i've got no one who really understands and i'm afraid to voice my fears to my loved ones too much because i don't want them to be scared. i know that in the back of their minds they know the risks i live with. it would break my fiance's heart if he heard the fears in my mind these days. he's so afraid for me already and he doesn't want to think of what may happen. i can''t fault him for these. i worry about him in the same manner. i know the risks… Continue
Added by Bek on August 31, 2008 at 9:10am —
2 occlusions in 3 days. bg right now is 265! grrrrr
i hate air bubbles
Added by Revvy on August 30, 2008 at 3:39pm —
I finally got around to organizing all of my diabetes supplies today. I discovered that...
I own a life-time supply of lancets (3 sandwich baggies and around 10 boxes)
I have 8 meters (4 UltraMini--green, pink, 2 silver--, UltraSmart, Ultra2, and 2 BD Link--purple, black) I haven't opened the Ultra2 meter yet. I don't even know why I have that one but I think it was a free upgrade.
We're almost out of IV Prep.
So I'm glad that I got all of this organization out of the… Continue
Added by Kelsie on August 30, 2008 at 11:39am —
Couple of things have happened since last time I posted. Went to Hopkins Sat. night, oh joy it took 6 grams of mag. to take it up to 2.6. But the docs were excellent, its just the stupid system. They can only treat you on an emergency patient.
And yesterday. PCP doc calls, mag is 0.9. I feel like absolute crud and despite the fact she's arranged to have me see a neph. the following morning I know I will not survive. Chest pain, dizzy, weak. Go to ER and my potassium is low too.… Continue
Added by Heidi98 on August 29, 2008 at 6:30pm —
As some of you may know, three months ago I made the decision to start using an insulin pump and the CGMS. For three months, I wondered if the pump/CGMS combo was actually bringing my A1C down. Well, today I finally got the answer I was praying for. My A1C is 6.3 :) In the 10 years that I have been dealing with diabetes, I have never had an average this low. Prior to this, my lowest average was 7.1. Honestly, I still can't believe the news. I am now a true believer.
WOO HOO!!! 6.3… Continue
Added by Diana on August 29, 2008 at 6:28pm —
Not really since Fall doesn't start for another 30 days or so but Labor Day is considered to be the last holiday of Summer. Here in Kansas City once summer is over and fall sets in it's all down hill from there becuase it seems like fall is only 2 days long and BAM! (as Emerald says) winter is here. And our winter is usually a nasty little ugly creature that rears his head sometimes as soon as Thanksgiving. UGH! The cold wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't the ice and snow. And for some reason… Continue
Added by Andrea on August 29, 2008 at 5:56pm —
I have been following JDRF's Bloggers Round Table and have posted on the topics they cover. This topic happened to be romantic relationships and the effect Diabetes has on them. I think it effects every romantic relationship in one way or another. I have posted about this on my blog and would love for you to hear my side of relationships and the big "D", so come check it out at my blog:
Love and the "D"
You can also follow… Continue
Added by Chris Bishop on August 29, 2008 at 3:47pm —
I was diagnose at 14 years of age, when I was a freshman in High School. It was certainly NOT your typical diabetes story, that's for sure.
In about October of my freshman year I started to have some really weird things happen to me. I would shake really badly. I started forgetting things. My mom takes care of a lady who has type 1 and she must have said something and she said to my mom that it could be diabetes. My mom borrowed an extra meter from work and checked my after dinner. I was… Continue
Added by Kiersten on August 29, 2008 at 1:12pm —
The Word In Your Hand project
started in TuDiabetes.com back in July 2007.
The premise of the project is quite simple: take a picture of your hand showing a word (or words) that describe how you feel about diabetes. The result of the project in 2007 was this video:
To participate in this year's Word In Your Hand initiative,… Continue
Added by Word in Your Hand on August 29, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Back to school! I hate this time of year. Its not the huge dent that my kids put in my wallet each year because they have suddenly grown out of every piece of clothing that they had in June. Its the pain that I hear about when parents of children with diabetes are sending their children off to school. Once again, I have parents calling and emailing me because their schools are refusing to assist their children with diabetes. It is truly heartbreaking. Schools are required to look after our… Continue
Added by Barb Wagstaff on August 29, 2008 at 11:28am —
...so instead of using "I hate" I will use "I wish"...I try not to use the word hate, to me it's one of those four letter words...so, here it goes!
I wish...I could go one day without counting what I put in my mouth
I wish...I could wake up and not have to wonder why my BS is high
I wish...I could lose the weight I need to lose
I wish...I could have… Continue
Added by sugarrbabie on August 29, 2008 at 7:30am —
Well for someone who has smoked for about 30 years and was up to over a pack a day I am doing pretty good. I am down to 4 cigs a day now. It has been hard because the only way I knew how to quit was the way my father quit years ago. He substituted hard candy for his cigs. Well being a diabetic, that is a little difficult to do. Yes, I have used sugar-free hard candy but I found out that that raises your bg too because of carbs in it. I just can't win. But the doctor decides he is going to tell… Continue
Added by karen on August 29, 2008 at 7:02am —
A friend bought me some sugar-free candy. I looked at the carbs. 15g for one serving?!?!?! I assume this is useless and I should toss it in the trash, because it will obviously raise my BG even thought it is "sugar free." Am I correct?
I am sure she meant well. :)
Added by Misty on August 29, 2008 at 7:02am —
Another night without sleep, have been laying in bed trying so hard to sleep. I am sleepy and tired, but it just won't come. Not sure what to do next.
Added by Beth on August 28, 2008 at 11:10pm —
So Day 4 of my son starting his new Kindergarten and I'm rushing around this morning. BS was 116, took my usual 6 units of Lantus. Right before we walk out the door (so Zach won't be late!) I see white spots and realized I was having a low. Where did that come from?? I check the BS again and I'm 62 all the sudden. Slamming some apple juice down I'm hoping I get better along the drive to school and feel better. Ok, made it to school. Get to work and eat my breakfast and get out my Humalog for my… Continue
Added by Dana Clark on August 28, 2008 at 8:07pm —
I have recently set out on a quest to encourage people to get tested but it has been very overwhelming. I started last year when I voluntered with the American Diabetes Associations Step Out to Fight Diabetes and Hoops and Sneakers Gala events. In November I also made diabetes awareness ribbons and distributed them to the local television and radio stations in my area. And then I felt like "Now what?" LOL! This year I'm doing it all again but I also wanted to reach out past Kansas City to see… Continue
Added by Andrea on August 28, 2008 at 6:41pm —
lol, sorry it took me so long to write again. School started and life is crazy. On the bright side, I had a BLAST at camp!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, back to school. Its the third week here. My brother and I are now both in highschool. He's a Junior and Im a Freshmen. We do actually share some teachers though. Just Guitar (yes, my school offers a guitar class) and Language. The Language Arts teacher teaches both 9th and 11 grade. I think every other period is 9th. The Guitar teacher teaches every… Continue
Added by brandi on August 28, 2008 at 6:00pm —
Sugar Free Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
are great! For those who've always disliked the licorice flavor jelly beans, pop 7 or 8 of these things in your mouth and see if the blend makes them more tolerable.
Also, we've finally gotten around to adding comments to glucoholic.com and we're eager to hear from our readers. This ability to further share with the diabetes community was long overdue. Agree with… Continue
Added by Glucoholic on August 28, 2008 at 5:55pm —
I got the letter from my doctor todayyyy,
and it said everything is going fine with my kidneys and cholesteral,
and my A1c issssss....
(: im very happy, i thought it was going to be higher!
Last time it was 5.1
Im scared to findout how i'll react when/if it gets higher than 5.6, or 5.1.
oh well, for now im estatic!
(sorry if it seems like im trying to brag, i dont mean to at all.)
Added by Carly! on August 28, 2008 at 12:01pm —
Got home a bit later than usual today due to walking around in the shopping mall next to the train station after work. Very tired after a long day at work. And I was very hungry. Decided to cook some pasta for dinner just because it's pretty fast. And I also needed to do some dishes. So here goes: How to make a pasta dinner after work, in 10 easy steps!
Step 1: Take a good sized cooking pot, pour a decent amount of water and salt into said pot and put it on the stove, forget to… Continue
Added by Jennie on August 28, 2008 at 11:34am —