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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

"Hi New Team.... I'm Diabetic."

So I had my second meeting with my new sales team at Dell today. This meeting was about getting to know each other as a group as I am just now beginning to introduce myself to them. I just started managing 16 people and I'm sure they are sizing me up. :) So, I accomplished a first.... I told all of them I'm Diabetic! In the past I would let some know here and there when it came up- yada, yada. This time I decided it is me and a part of me, what makes me tick, and how I have to manage it. I… Continue

Added by Dana Clark on September 2, 2008 at 5:20pm — 3 Comments

Decision Reversed

The letter arrived today. Aetna will cover CGMS for my daughter.
I am one happy mommy!!!

Added by Jane on September 2, 2008 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

The Big "D" strikes again...

Last week was my wife and I's two year anniversary so we diceided to celebrate it over labor day weekend. Well, guess what? The Big "D" had to make its presence known. You can read all about it on my blog:

The love and loath of my life wrapped up in one day

it's a long read but definitely tells the tale.


Added by Chris Bishop on September 2, 2008 at 2:39pm — 2 Comments

Whining about being approved??

Well my insurance approved the insulin pump and 346.14 a month for supplies. I'm excited, but a little disappointed. They haven't approved full coverage of the pump, I would still have to pay 600 out of pocket.

Maybe I'm acting like a spoiled brat but I don't want to pay the 600 out of pocket. I have 100% coverage on all my other meds, I just don't want to spend the money. I am luckier than most, I have full coverage and the insurance company will cover 91% of the pump....also the… Continue

Added by Preta on September 2, 2008 at 1:49pm — No Comments


Someone gave this to me today, and thought I would share with everyone.

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together in the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said "I love you and I wish you enough." The daughter replied, "Mom our life together had been more than enough, your love is all I ever needed, I wish you enough too Mom." They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over… Continue

Added by Beth on September 2, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

How many months?!

That's what I thought when I signed into my google account. I have one of those widgets that countdown until something. Mines happens to be for my birthday (New Year's Day) and yesterday it said 4 months until Jan. 1 Coincidentally that means only 3 months and 3 weeks until Christmas. AGH!!!!! Blink, blink ok I'm back. LOL! O well it's coming and as usually I'm not ready evne though I say every year after Christmas "I'm going to start shopping early this year" Yeah right! On another note this… Continue

Added by Andrea on September 2, 2008 at 7:41am — No Comments

Day 2, Vegan Trial

Still on course. Had oats and banana again for brekkie. My wife and very fussy 7 year old also had some, so healthy stuff all around. For lunch had soup and rye bread again. Then for dinner had sweet chilli flavoured tofu with spinich. Was very tasty, even went back for seconds. During the day I walked up the road for a coffee. This time, instead of ordering my usual flat white or cappucino, I ordered a long black. Tempted to get a soya latte, as they did serve those. But decided to really… Continue

Added by ricmac on September 2, 2008 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Walking in the ADA 5K this year

After doing the JDRF walk last year and raising $805, I decided to join my local pump support group's team in the ADA 5K walk this year on November 1. If you're local to Dallas, feel free to join our team!

American Diabetes Association 5K Dallas - Medtronic Pumpers Team

Added by Joe D. on September 1, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments


A few weeks ago, my friend, Chris, dutifully named my pump "Gizmo." Where the name comes from, I don't really know. But, poor Gizmo did not previously have a name, so it has stuck. I told him I would one day blog about the naming adventure... so now I have. =o)

Anyway, Gizmo and I had a rough time last night/this morning.

I went to a birthday party yesterday evening. We ate pizza, jumped in the pool for an hour or so, ate cake and ice cream... a typical birthday party. My… Continue

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

End of Day 1, Vegan Trial

Had morrocon bean soup and rye bread for lunch (yum). Was having headaches in the afternoon, maybe my brain complaining about the lack of cholesterol in my blood! Blood sugar levels normal tho. Went to gym and exercised for 1 hour, felt better. Weighed 88.15 kg. This is on the heavy side for me, I think I've gone up to 90kg or more in the past, but my normal healthy weight would be around 82kg. So let's see if I can get back to that.

For dinner had vegetarian sausages (not too bad)… Continue

Added by ricmac on September 1, 2008 at 12:57am — No Comments

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