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Hello! Tu community . Its a week untill i go to see American idol on tour. And i cannot wait. I saw a hot! sun the night David cook sing his winning votes. So when i saw the sun again on american idol i knew than he had Won by a milestone. So tonight as i see the Magic Rainbow like in the song time of our life by David cook. Its my sign from not only above that there will be no more Rain but my sign that some how some way I will meet my American I dol David cook next week. DOUBLE D'S HERE I… Continue

Added by diabeticidol 94 on July 27, 2008 at 4:59pm — 1 Comment

Dairy Queen Hot Fudge Sundae....

My husband decided to go to Dairy Queen for dinner. I had a low carb cheese burger and an order of onion rings (i haven't eaten onion rings since january) I blocked Diabetes out...OMG! they were great! not ot greasey. I bolused for it...what I didn't do was bolus for the HOT fudge Sundae!!! My bg's was 260! I bolused and I about 3am I woke up and my BG's were 150, I bolused...this morning my fasting bg's 114! I think next time I will base on Dairy Queens Soft Serve Ice body didn't… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on July 26, 2008 at 10:56am — 11 Comments

A1C results

Went to my endo today. Got my Blood work back Must be doing something right A1C was 6.5 all that worring for nothing, guess just got to let that go and keep working to get my pump adjusted better. For the most part doing fine.

Added by Andy Barnes on July 25, 2008 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

Pump warranty

I have had my Cozmo pump for a while now, but I couldn't remember how long the warranty lasts.

So I called one of the friend Deltec Reps and asked.

Turns out that the answer is 4 years, which means my warranty is up in December (has it really be almost 4 years together??? Wow.)

THAT means-- it's going to be time for a new pump. This time, it's time to figure out how to get a pump in Hungary. I no longer have insurance in the USA-- so it won't be an option there,… Continue

Added by Kristin on July 25, 2008 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

Diabetes SUCKS today!

I'm almost out of strips... no big deal right?

Well apparently it is. I checked my sugars a little bit more often these past couple of weeks, so by the looks of my last bottle of strips it is time to call in the refill. But my insurance company is saying "not so fast", they will not pay for a refill until 7/29, that's right not until next Tuesday. Grrrr... These pharmacy was kind enough to warn me that the price of strips is expensive... thanks... no really... thanks!

I… Continue

Added by Leah on July 25, 2008 at 9:52am — 7 Comments

I'm not as dumb as I look

Woohoo! I finally learned how to download a photo to this site. I have been afraid I would dork up my computer and not be able to pay bills online or read emails. Now if I can only remember how I did it, I will post more.

Take care all,


Added by Sandy Graham on July 25, 2008 at 8:02am — 1 Comment

can't seem to shake it

every night i lower my overnight basal rate a little more, yet every morning i waake up low. i didn't get out of bed until ten which is something i never used to do. i'm all for good control, but waking up to a reading below 70 just kind of stinks. i'll assume it's because the exercise i've been adding kicks in affecting my blood sugars at night (even though i work out in the late morning). seriously though, these readings are kicking my butt and leaving me in a jumble for the rest of the day.… Continue

Added by Bek on July 25, 2008 at 7:52am — 2 Comments

It's a Girl!

Margaret Antonia Przepiora was born July, 24 2008 at 2:20pm, 7 pounds 9 ounces, 20 inches long and Lisa and I couldn't be happier! My wife had been scheduled for an induction because she was in a little bit of pain muscle wise. When we arrived at 7:30am at the hospital they discovered she was already 5cm dilated so we would have had the baby that day anyway. We have had the last couple induced and I tell you I am starting to miss the surprise part of…


Added by Stephen Przepiora on July 25, 2008 at 3:30am — 8 Comments

Still a bit unsure...

Today I visited my diabetes educator. On the drive there I was still deciding Omnipod vs. Paradigm. As I walked I was ready to say give me the pod. Then I remembered seeing in a forum somewhere that Minimed is developing a pod like system. So wouldn't you know the first words out of my educator's mouth were "Yesterday I just saw pictures of the protoype that Minimed is developing similar to the Omnipod" Oh Great! I was ready to go with Omnipod and pursue the Dextrom CGM. And after talking to an… Continue

Added by Daran Lemon on July 24, 2008 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments


Well tonight I remembered why I keep avoiding pizza. I haven' t figured out how to do a bolus for it yet, but I have for most other foods. I am in the 400 range and I have been trying to get it down for 2 hours. I swear to god pizza is now out of my diet for GOOD.

Added by Cody Turner on July 24, 2008 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Arizona Diet Peach Tea

Arizona Diet Peach Tea was a welcome departure from the eternal quest to find the best sugar free soft drink. Head over to to check it out. Coming soon - POWERade Zero Strawberry!

Added by Glucoholic on July 24, 2008 at 6:51pm — No Comments

My Prayers and thoughts go out to lollypop kid and his family you will be missed

Just wanted to say the lollypop kid will be missed. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family. My family walk team is Melissas Munchkinland. He left a Amazing! memory in kids young and old and well never be forgotton.Take care and god bless the Munchkins.We will continue to follow are yellow brick road to the care for DIABETIES!

Added by diabeticidol 94 on July 24, 2008 at 11:33am — No Comments

Crazy Pills

Is it me, or is the "forum" section on the main page pretty much the same as it was all day yesterday?

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!!!

Added by dino on July 24, 2008 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

My Life

It's been a while since I updated my profile, so here goes. I went to an all day diabetes management class here in Atlanta at piedmont hospital. I should have gone when I was diagnosed in 1999, but didn't. It was very informative and fun. A endo, nurse and physical fitness expert talked to us. I learned alot about the enemy (carbs). I got my last A1C results from Feburary (8.5) YUCK. I've lost about 30 lbs. since then so I hope it's come down. This is a year long program. Every 3 months, we… Continue

Added by Sandy Graham on July 24, 2008 at 2:37am — 1 Comment

TuDiabetes Meetup in CWD 2008, Orlando

I will be adding pics from the event as the next days pass:

What can I say? I wish we ALL were here. It's been a beautiful experience so far here at the Children With Diabetes (Friends for Life) conference.

Added by Manny Hernandez on July 23, 2008 at 9:40pm — 2 Comments

My letter to the TODAY show about GMA's ignorance

On July 9th 2008 'Good Morning America' did a really stupid and disrespectful thing. They aired a segment on Diabetes. They told millions of Americans how this disease could be prevented. What they failed to do is distinguish between the different types of diabetes. They encompassed it all under one umbrella. This left millions of Type ONE diabetics extremely angry, frustrated, and demanding a retraction. Did they retract? Kind of. They changed the title of the story on their website to say… Continue

Added by Christine on July 23, 2008 at 8:35pm — 3 Comments

I did it!

Today I posted my first sub 6 A1C at 5.9%

I was pretty confident I'd get there. In fact during the last two weeks my BGs have been super awesome. I'm almost expecting mid 5's next time. I'll post about that later. Still, it's been my main goal for the past two years. I felt so high when I got the news I nearly screamed out loud at work! Woot!

My cholesterol came back great too. HDL: 1.55, LDL: 1.76, Total: 3.51, Trigs: 0.44 compared with six months ago of HDL: 2.00, LDL:… Continue

Added by PowerPumper on July 23, 2008 at 8:20pm — 2 Comments

Next Up The Paradigm from Minimed

For the past 36 hours I have been wearing the “tubed” variety of pumps. After wearing the Omnipod for a couple of days I wanted to see what it would be like to wear a more traditional pump. While I still love the idea of a “tubeless” pump such as the Omnipod, I must say wearing the Paradigm has not been too cumbersome. Here are the things that have bothered me while wearing the Paradigm (the same could apply to most pumps):

1. I put my keys in my right pocket, my money in the left,… Continue

Added by Daran Lemon on July 23, 2008 at 8:06pm — 2 Comments

Another work story.... (you know you love these!)

So I was out of the office on Friday (see previous blog!) and my account executive sent me some ice cream that was delivered to my desk. Anyway, the crazy lady that works next to me (see earlier blog) opened my freeze-dried box and started poking through the ice cream containers and taking some out. Thankfully it was rescued by a friend who brought me the ice cream at home. My kids (and I) thoroughly enjoyed ALL of the ice cream during the weekend with our HOT times here in Texas. The reason I… Continue

Added by Dana Clark on July 23, 2008 at 6:16pm — 2 Comments

How do you carry your pump?

I was chatting with a diabetes educator the other day and happened to mention how I carry my pump. I didn't think much of it. I didn't really think I was that unique or unusual, but she said in her 20 years of diabetes education, she'd never heard of it and thought it was a great idea. It's actually quite simple, if it applies to your preferences. You may have thought of it or heard of it before, but here it goes for those who haven't heard.

I carry my pump in my pants pocket.… Continue

Added by Mike on July 23, 2008 at 4:35pm — No Comments

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