I'm trying to decide if I'm a bolder diabetic now, or if I was a bolder diabetic when I was in high school and college. Back then I was on multiple daily injections and drew up my shots right there at the cafateria table. I'd catch the weird looks people would give me and give them a smile and stab the needle into my arm for all to see.
Now, I've been on a pump for 3 years. It really doesn't seem like it's been that long. And I find myself trying to find new and better places to hide…Continue
I have had a few problems with my Minimed pump over the past week. It's a bummer because I'm a big Minimed fan-- I have had a Minimed since 1992 and I can't imagine life without it!! I don't know if I've just had bad luck with the 722 model, but I'm on my second one and am having mechanical problems with it. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced these problems...
It all started while my husband and I were on our way to NJ the night before Thanksgiving. When we got in the car, I…Continue
I can't believe my first semester of pharmacy school is nearing its end! I figured I'd try to put up my first blog entry before the whirlwind of finals begins...
I'm a Diabetes Officer for the P1 (Pharmacy Year 1) class in the Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP), which is the student section of the American Pharmacists Association. I must say I've been doing everything I can for the club. So far, I've assisted with various blood glucose and blood pressure screenings around Memphis,…Continue
Added by Brandon on November 29, 2007 at 7:37pm — No Comments
Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday. Christmas is first, due to the actual meaning of course- Thanksgiving for me was always about family and giving thanks to God for all we are given during the past year. The feast was always secondary, however I was never shy about over-indulging. All that changed this year with my diagnosis - all for the better! I just watched carefully what went in my mouth, put together the lowest carb plate I could and even had a little…Continue
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One more dLife-related tidbit:
We're currently looking for a Director of Sales Development here in our Westport, CT office. For more information, check out the dLife job posting.
Thanks, guys! If you have any questions, you know where to find me.
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Finally got to see my doctor yesterday. He's happy with the results, and the fact that I've kept off the weight for over a year. He reduced my Metaformin by half, and will check me again in four months. Told me not to worry about checking BG but three times a week. I'd really like to check more than that . . . BUT, when I was worried and checking multiple times a day the last couple months, I got very anxious about it all. Mostly he said to watch for patterns, check at different times a day.…Continue
Added by CynW on November 29, 2007 at 4:30am — No Comments
Went to the gym this afternoon on my day off from work (post visit to The Price is Right yesterday) and before I started my workout, I stepped on that scale and i was in complete shock I did not believe it at first. I was with my friend and I was like, is it really that number? Another 5lbs. dropped, yay. Since November 17th, I have lost 10lbs. Yippeeeee.
So later this afternoon is my first…Continue
Our little Olivia is amazing! She is so couragous. December will mark six months living with diabetes. Over the past six months Olivia has seen....
1,288+ pricks of her fingers to get blood sugar readings
639+ insulin injections
183+ ketone urine checks
5 days in the…Continue
Time sure does fly! I can't believe November is almost over. Well this past week was our first experience with Olivia sneaking food. I came home from work around 4pm and did my usual things - said hello to everyone, asked my oldest daughter, Gwen, how her day went at school, read the paper, and began to think what I'm going to make for dinner. I was in the kitchen getting dinner ready for 5pm and noticed Olivia's stepping stool, that she uses to wash her hands, on the floor in front of the…Continue
I'm so grateful to Isaac Itman for bringing your inspiring story to our attention. It is about the Power of Voice - the individual voice - to share, educate, transform, and continually offer life-saving support. You have found a way to change the world for those who live with a chronic condition not readily visible to others: diabetes.
I am in awe of your determination and your enthusiasm and your love of life and fellow human beings. Your Criollo charm and tropical…Continue
Added by Michelle Curtis on November 28, 2007 at 1:11pm — No Comments
I am copying my post from http://thisismysos.blogspot.com/ to here. I will try to keep them both updated for now, but we will just have to see which one prevails ;)
I suppose I should begin by introducing myself. I am a 26 year old newly wed. I am highly educated and have just begun a job that I hope to someday love. I was diagnosed with Type 1…Continue