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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


Wanted! Diabetes. Reward: A cure for all people. Help us find a cure for people with Type1 diabetes.
_Noah B.

Added by Noah B. on May 26, 2008 at 6:14am — 3 Comments

In Memory Of Granny...Who I'll be Remembering

Gone, Never Forgotten---Gloria Jean Murrell B.K.A Granny

Granny and My Husband Scott on my wedding day

My Granny was a fiesty lady, she loved to go to church every Sunday, loved to watch Young & The Restless, Jeporady, Wheel of Fortune, Price is Right, Perry Mason and Murder She Wrote (she would kill me if I left that out). My Granny loved to take the grand kids outside to play games like "Mother May I", "Red light, Green… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on May 25, 2008 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

2900 People Touched by Diabetes now Gather @

It's so exciting to see this happen. We're now 2900 people touched by diabetes... clearly a minuscule fraction of the world's people that are touched by it, but nevertheless a beautiful and growing family of people that make a difference in each other's lives every day!

Thanks for all that each and every one of you do for each other (and yourselves), so we can collectively live a healthier life with diabetes.

Added by Manny Hernandez on May 25, 2008 at 8:18am — 4 Comments

Sneaky Veggies.

I found out many years ago that I can get the family to eat a lot more vegetables than they realize if I sneak them into some meals. Here's the recipe for a mega-batch of very veggie & beef spaghetti sauce that I made last weekend. I cook it in two large stock pots on the stove.It can be changed to vegetarian by omitting the beef or exchanging soy ground round.

In large pot(s) add:

3 lbs extra lean ground beef, browned well

2 lg cans diced tomatoes (28 fl oz)

2… Continue

Added by Maureen on May 24, 2008 at 10:33pm — 4 Comments

1990s diabetes fun for the 20-something girls on here

who watched babysitter's club ?

the infamous episode where stacey eats a cookie & goes into a near coma… Continue

Added by Sagwabetes on May 24, 2008 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments


Hello!!!! Its been awhile since my last blog. So I just wanted to say CONGRATS to David Cook you are a Amazing! and sweet guy. You are so deserveing of this journey ahead of you. May god bless you every step of the way.And I JUST Loved the last song you sang it has alot of meaning to it. I WISH YOU COULD DONATE SOME PROCEEDS TO JDRF IF POSSIBLE. And i wish your brother better health he is in our prayers. See ya in August hope we can meet. Take care, diabeticidol94

Added by diabeticidol 94 on May 24, 2008 at 5:12pm — 4 Comments

My First Blog

I am really happy to have found this site. I don't know any type 1 diabetics in real life, (and have personally never met another T1 diabetic female) so I am always a little surprised when I see so many of us in one place.

I have been following Dr. Faustman's research, and through that found, and now here I am.

So I am in excellent spirits this morning.

On Tuesday, I went to see my new Endocrinologist.

This man was heaven sent,

he basically told me… Continue

Added by Mrs.C on May 24, 2008 at 8:53am — 3 Comments

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