Sometimes, there are works that stand the test of time better than others. In the case of diabetes writing, Deb Butterfield, author of "Showdown With Diabetes"
wrote the following article in 1992, yet it feels that her words were never more true than they are today. Have a look and see if you agree!
Perceptions vs. Reality
By Deb Butterfield
Original URL for this article:… Continue
Added by Scott Strumello on April 10, 2008 at 6:00am —
Today was another check up of my latest blood work.
As you can see to the left of your screen, my A1C is now at 5.7, down from 6.3 in January. YAY!
I've also lost an additional 15 pounds since my last appointment, for a total of 49lbs since November. I'm in freaking 12's right now. ahhhhh!
Kidney and Liver test results = excellent
My cholesterol was the big question mark that she wanted to see the results of this time around because she was thinking… Continue
Added by Veronica on April 9, 2008 at 11:14pm —
I have an ongoing blog at
and my myspace page is
Just to let you alls know. :D
Added by Bethany on April 9, 2008 at 10:30pm —
2 week appt. Good news...no other problems/issues. Bad news...now I'm told I'm Type 1 not Type 2 after all this time. So, now add Novolog Flexpen insulin for meal times and toss all the oral meds that were not doing me any good anyway.
Now I have to learn to plan, cook, claen up, figure my meal time doses and give myself a shot while looking pretty?
Husband thinks I need a second opinion. This WAS the second opinion!
As you can tell, I'm a little… Continue
Added by Carla on April 9, 2008 at 7:39pm —
Towards the beginning of my working life, I spent a few months working for the US distributor of Limoges dinnerware. Some discussions of portion size, and the relationship between plate size, fill level, and perceptions of satiety reminded me of the following:
Standard dinnerware size/capacity ranges
- 4-5" -- bread and butter plate
- 7-7.5" -- salad plate
- 8-8.5" -- luncheon plate
- 9.5" -- European dinner plate
Added by tmana on April 9, 2008 at 7:14pm —
I know this isn't diabetes related, but it's one of my passions. This summer I am returning to Chaoyang, China to work in an orphanage. If you would like to learn more about how you can sponsor a much needed new crib for an orphan, then follow this link to my blog
Added by Toni Crebbin on April 9, 2008 at 7:10pm —
Does anyone ever get fed up with doctors who don't listen to you? You tell them what is going on with when they ask and they walk all over what you are saying and don't read what is right in front of them, of the notes they took the last time you were in there. My primary care doc listens to me (but you cna't get one doctor to contradict another one), but he did tell me that we would get a second opinion if the physical therapy for my shoulder did not help. I just can't figure out how physical… Continue
Added by Karen on April 9, 2008 at 7:10pm —
I have to say that my DexCom 7 has been pretty close to my finger sticks..... I say 1/2 of the time is right on target...What I mean by that... My finger stick was the same of my DexCom 7 Receiver..... That was soooo cool! :}:}
Last week I didn't exercise but once..... I have been sick with Sinus and Allergy problems... I didn't gain any weight during that week so that's a good thing... I started up exercising again... Last night I walk only 30 min because I was walking as fast as… Continue
Added by Shawna Staats on April 9, 2008 at 4:35pm —
After going to the Diabetes Expo in Boston a few weeks ago, I started seriously thinking about the pump. It has been a goal since diagnosis, but my endo suggested waiting a year or so, to "learn to walk" through everything. I'm getting closer to that day so I've been thinking a lot about the differences between the pumps. I've sorta eliminated the Omnipod, due to my penchant for on the snugger side clothes. The idea is great, but for me, wearing a 3/4 of an inch thick lump under a sweater or… Continue
Added by Jackie on April 9, 2008 at 4:29pm —
Four miles. That's about how far I got on my 4.5-mile grocery hike before my calf seized on me and I literally needed a lift home. Also, about the distance from home to the doctor's office, where I ended up after a half hour of alternately limping around and whimpering with every fourth step.
Not an auspicious way to shake off the paralysis of a cold winter. Not an auspicious way to end a nice, long walk on a beautiful spring day.
Relief, if the PA is correct, is not… Continue
Added by tmana on April 8, 2008 at 8:32pm —
Added by Lizzie on April 8, 2008 at 8:05pm —
Today, some exciting news has happened! The Diabetes Hands Foundation was announced! Continue
The Diabetes Hands Foundation is a non-profit foundation under which TuDiabetes.com, EsTuDiabetes.com, the iTunes Video Podcasts, and Word in Your Hand will reside. Diabetes outreach and awareness programs will all be under the umbrella of the Diabetes Hands Foundation. You can see Manny's video podcast about the Diabetes…
Added by TuDiabetes Administration on April 8, 2008 at 4:30pm —
Hi. I am the mother of an adult diabetic who was 15 months of age when he was diagnosed diabetic in 1970. The technoogy in1970 was pretty archaic and didn't tell us much of anything. My son was either in an insulin reaction or had high blood sugars. There didn't seem to be any middle of the road sugars. We tested urine back then....urine blood sugar readings were astleast 4 hours behind venous blood sugar readings! I had to squeeze out his diaper to get enough urine to test his sugars...had to… Continue
Added by Larra on April 8, 2008 at 11:51am —
I got my new insulin pump, Animus 2020... I watched the the training cd and read my pump manual... I put in the battery and program everything in.... I want to start using it but I have to tell myself to wait for traning with Jonna on the 17th of April.... Tell you the truth I think this pump is easier to run than my Minimed Paradigm 515.... I'm going to love it when I start Animus 2020.....
Added by Shawna Staats on April 8, 2008 at 8:53am —
That's what I feel like tonight. The past three days have been a struggle, with averages in the 300s and after posting last night
my BS peaking at 451
last night, I finally was able to push my number down to a "good" 180 by 3 AM this morning. Not trusting, I did a full correction and went back to bed. At 7:30 AM, I still felt… Continue
Added by Shawn-ATL on April 7, 2008 at 7:30pm —
SO, I had an endo appt today. It went really well actually. The doctor was happy with how many times I was testing, and so forth. And we made adjustments to my basal I/C ratio, decreasing my amount of total insulin, WOO HOO! Gotta Love going down rather than up! Hope all the lab results turn out good. And my blood pressure was normal today, must have been pretty relaxed. Last time I had high BP probably because I usually get nervous when I go in.
Added by Becca on April 7, 2008 at 2:38pm —
A1c down a smidgeon to 5.7% which is pretty much where it always is.
Highest HDL I ever saw-76 and nice low TGs. Total cholesterol is high as usual, but it always is, thanks to my genetic makeup.
I'm near the bottom of the normal range for Vitamin D so I'll be raising the dose. No fear of overdosing!
The bad news is that I have had to stop taking metformin because it is doing horrible things to my stomach lining and nothing helps. But as soon as I stop the met,… Continue
Added by Jenny on April 7, 2008 at 1:49pm —
Every week we find new developments within the social web that stem from those who imagine then create. The innovations flow like rivers swelling into waves of change unexpected, unforeseen and unknowable accept for those that create the innovations from their imaginations.
We’ve witnessed massive shifts in media, communications and advertising all fueled by new social computing technologies. The masses have been enabled and empowered to publish, collaborate and connect in… Continue
Added by Jay Deragon on April 7, 2008 at 9:18am —
This weekend has been one of the most challenging since moving to the pump. Over the past week or so, I have been waking with BGs in the 200s, which until this week, has not happened. I met with my CDE late in the week and we had a plan in place to determine what the heck was going screwy with my AM numbers. However, since Saturday morning, I've been "chasing the high."
I awoke on Saturday morning and generally "felt" that I would again have a… Continue
Added by Shawn-ATL on April 6, 2008 at 6:54pm —
You can now get our video podcasts through your iTunes! just CLICK HERE
Added by TuDiabetes Administration on April 6, 2008 at 6:30pm —