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Decided cardiologist is an idiot.

Ok so a week after my cardiologist took me off of one of the medications, my regular doctor put me back on it and upped it as I was still having heart issues. All was well for a few weeks, over the weekend my heart started racing again so on Mon after i started to get short of breathe, I called Dr. A and let them know. He took me from 100 mgs of Toprol XL a day to 200 mgs. Toprol is a 24 hour acting beta blocker so even 50 mgs is a hefty dose. All was well Mon and my heart rate dropped. He… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on August 13, 2008 at 12:19am — 3 Comments

Sugar Free Dove Rich Dark Chocolates With Chocolate Creme

One word - delicious. Check out our most recent review of Sugar Free Dove Rich Dark Chocolates With Chocolate Creme. Thanks to candyaddict.com for the idea. They mostly review the dangerous kind of candy, but periodically pick a gem like Sugar Free Dove Rich Dark Chocolates With Raspberry Creme.

Added by Glucoholic on August 12, 2008 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Meter Review - First Impressions

Judging the Books By Their Covers

Having received all six meters I'm planning to look at, and their supplies, it's time to start looking at them a bit more seriously. Beyond questions of accuracy, compatibility, and cost of supplies; beyond on-device features, software compatibility, and physician preferences -- there is the issue of size. Let's face it, most of us are much more likely to travel with small, lightweight devices in compact cases, than with large ones. On the other…

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Added by tmana on August 12, 2008 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Dreaded DKA

Just got back from an almost 12 hour stay at the E.R. After 11 years with d I finally fought DKA. Nothing to be proud of, don't think I'm bragging. Because, oh goodness, I don't ever want to go through that again. No fun. Two IV bags, Catscan, Ultrasound, Blood gas...All non-fun stuff. So I went in there for a high level and ketones. And came out with an ovarian cyst (nothing serious...thank goodness!). Ugh...today was not my day. I have no pain or anything like that. Which is fantastic!… Continue

Added by sugarrbabie on August 12, 2008 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Can you believe it....

I managed to work even though I went to the restroom every 30 minutes all afternoon! Between 11.30am and 4pm I went to the restroom 8 times! :O About 15 minutes after I got back from my lunch break, I just felt how my mouth went all dry and my face became quite red and I felt very warm, my mind got cloudy and I just wanted to sleep. Not the most plesant of feelings I dare say! I was probably pretty high there for a while

:( Still feels like I'm not down to where it's supposed to be.… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 12, 2008 at 9:02am — 3 Comments

Scared and lost

I feel a flood of emotion in regards to this. I was told by an ER doctor I was type2 diabetic when I was 19. I am close to my 24th birthday now and it's hit me. It took that long b/c I have been in denile this whole time. I just got married 3 weeks ago to the guy that held my hand that night and told me everything would be ok. It hit me I want to bare his children and at this ponit in my life I can't. My last hgbAic was 11. Im scared and have no idea were to start. I think I gave up before… Continue

Added by Claudia =) on August 12, 2008 at 12:42am — 3 Comments

Diabetes Letter

After reading someone else's Diabetes letter i decided to write one of my own. it was 2 pages long and it was a struggle to write. it made me emotional and i had to think of everything i've been through in the past 12 years with diabetes. by the end of the letter my mood changed and i realised that i can do this. i can continue to do this and to be happy. After all of this time and with the help of the letter i just wrote i have come to realise that its okay...its really okay..........and to me… Continue

Added by Michelle Powley on August 11, 2008 at 9:16pm — 1 Comment

Next?

Just updating my saga.

I called my son to talk and he told me that he had been pushed by another foster kid. He missed a step and fell. He broke his collar bone. the therapy apointment set for today did not happen because the caseworker did not give the foster parent my son's medicaid number. Grr! My son tells me he is in pain. The fosterparent is not allowed to give motrin/anything unless it is prescribed. My son was supposed to see his counselor this morning at 9:00.... (is what the… Continue

Added by MeadowLark on August 11, 2008 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Privately Eroding Privacy by Public Decree

The structural and ethical issues that conflict electronic health records with patient privacy are nothing new. I’ve written previously about my concerns regarding Microsoft Health Vault and Google Health; other members of this community have about electronic health…

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Added by tmana on August 11, 2008 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

So low

This morning I had my lowest low ever- 28. I woke up hungry, but fine, slightly later than usual, about 30 mins. Got out of the shower, tested at 98, decided to grab breakfast on my way to work b/c i was running late. Made a lunch quickly and suddenly felt like there were light blobs in the room. I was feeling weak, so I sat on the couch and tested. 28! Jebus. 45g worth of juice, a sweat outline on the pillow and 15 minutes later, I was 70. Acceptable. Changed out of my sweat drenched clothes,… Continue

Added by Jackie on August 11, 2008 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

RANT!

Just got back from my appointment. And what a friggin waste of time! The doctor started naggin on me about my weight, as if i don't know about it already since about 15 years back! And just kept talking about type 2 all the time when i firmly told him i've ONLY had high readings for the past month and I'm feeling worse even though I've cut down on carbohydrates quite a bit, along with the fact that I had a virus infection and an ear infection at the same time earlier this year and had 2… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 11, 2008 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Today is the day!

Going to see the doctor in just about 4 hours! Hope I'll get some answers today.

If I'm diagnosed, then fine. I won't cry! I've done so much reading before, so it probably won't be too much of a shock. Needles doesn't bother me at all so I'd definitely not have a problem with sticking myself. Already done fingerpricks myself for bit more than 4 years. I learned it in my 3rd year of high school during an intensive course in animal nursing. We were going to learn how to use a glucose… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 11, 2008 at 1:08am — 3 Comments

IT REALLY WAS THE TIME OF MY LIFE:)............

Well last Thursday night was PUMPYS FIRST CONCERT we went to see American Idol.All the Idols were AMAZING!! It seemed like there were Angels all around me that night. That was the night before my planter faciltis foot surgery. But thats another blog in story. Well went totally Crazy that night my loudest screams were when David cook came out to sing. The time of my life was my all time favorite.And i felt like my grandma was looking down on me because as i looked up there were purple lights in… Continue

Added by diabeticidol 94 on August 10, 2008 at 4:37pm — 1 Comment

So tired!

So totally knackered from this weekend! Yesterday I drove 350km, which takes about 3.5 hours at highway speed. Only got to rest for a very short time and then I had to pack everything I was going to bring, and put it in the trailer we had rented. Finished at 9.30pm last night, went to sleep around 11pm and up at 4.30am this morning, and travel 350km again. But this time dad was driving most of the way, i only drive the last 100km. And then it was time to unload the trailer, carry everything to… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 10, 2008 at 7:47am — No Comments

Sh*t

Today at work, my pump is beeping like mad. I check to see what all the rukus is about.



HOLY COW!



16.3 units left.



Dammit, I forgot to change it this morning before I left work. (always in a rush in the morning, thats how I roll) Anyway, I actually IM one of my internet IM buddies to ask how long 16 units will last. She told me to check the pump because it gives you a count down. So I did. It said 15:10, so basically I had 15 hours left before it had no insulin.… Continue

Added by Gina Capone on August 9, 2008 at 8:07pm — 15 Comments

Treating Us As We Live

A ninth-grade Social Studies paper introduced me to Godfrey Higgins' Anacalypsis, a somewhat-controversial tome on comparative religion. What little of it I read helped me solidify a logical argument for mankind's many systems of religious belief: presupposing the existence of a single, omnisicent Deity Who requires the worship of Mankind, it is in His best interest to present Himself to each people in the way that they are most likely to understand, and in a way which makes each more… Continue

Added by tmana on August 9, 2008 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

Biking and Bears

Went mountain biking this morning. When I got to the top of the loop I took a little break to eat a granola bar (my BG was 65). While I waited for the granola bar to kick in I enjoyed the beautiful valley views and saw a mama bear and three cubs run down the mountain side. Not a bad way to start the day.

Added by Brian on August 9, 2008 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

National Night Out and diabetes awareness

Tuesday last was "National Night Out" -- a non-holiday in which localities, and local businesses, do their best to create a safe environment for those who work in, reside in, or pass through the town to sample what the town has to offer. Some cities offer free museum admission; some have local restaurants bring samples of their foods to a set location; many bring out the public-awareness arms of their municipal services. North Plainfield's "big thing" was hiring out a safe-document-disposal…

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Added by tmana on August 9, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Demistify Creativity - (3 of 3)

Myth #3 - I can’t turn on creativity when I want.



Well, that’s probably really close to the truth. No one likes to sit in a meeting when someone says…”OK, let’s all come up with some ideas on how to sell this broken glass to babies“. It seems as if the second you’re in a creative meeting…the creativity gets killed in a Blend-Tec. Why is that?



Usually the right atmosphere for creativity is never achieved.

Sometimes the wrong people are in the…
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Added by Neil C. Greathouse on August 9, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Hmm

So I've never kept a blog before, but I guess I can try. So I have seen a diabetic educator this summer to get my pump settings more finely tuned. And so far it has worked greatly. My bs has improved very well. It wasn't horrible before, but I feel I'm getting a lower A1c this next appt. But one thing that has happened is that I'm going low more. Today was kinda an up and down day. I've been sick with sinuses or some cold and my sugar was high a couple of hours before lunch so I corrected. Then… Continue

Added by Jess on August 8, 2008 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

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