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Doctors Appointment was today :)

Today was my 3 month doctors appointment, and it went very well!

I havent grown much in height wise, still at 5"6 1/2 :)

Although, when they weighed me, i guess i lost 5 pounds since my last visit. I was pretty suprised, because i thought i would have gained weight since ive been snacking alot, and having less of balanced meals. So, my dietition recomended that i start to use some instant breakfast stuff, like that has calcium and stuff?

Oh well, its not like im trying to lose… Continue

Added by Carly! on August 14, 2008 at 4:23pm — 3 Comments

How Many?

Last night was a bad one. It started when I took my shot before dinner and my stomach is worn out so it didn't take the insulin. Dad ended up giving me the dinner shot. I kept checking and it kept going up, 274, then 312, then up to 476. I got so frustrated, and spent a good hour in my dad's room crying like I was 5. He kept asking what was wrong, and it wasn't that I felt bad. It was that I'm incredibly sick and tired of every little aspect of diabetes. The shots, the predicting, guessing,… Continue

Added by Caitlin on August 14, 2008 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Hmmm I wonder...

A friend mentioned earlier today, that maybe I'm MODY. So I did some reading on Wikipedia about it. And it really made me think, maybe I should ask for having that test done too. My parents are not diabetic, but my grandmother on dad's side was, and one of my aunts is type 2, so diabetes does run in my family. My highs are really quite mild (but bad enough to make me feel knackered because my body isn't used to it), so that's what made me think maybe I should request that test too...

Added by Jennie on August 14, 2008 at 12:56pm — No Comments

So tired of being tired!

So tired all the time these days! I can't even remember what it feels like to feel energized and refreshed for a whole day, or even for just half a day, or an hour! Just went down to the basement just now to book the laundry room for tomorrow morning, and just walking those stairs down to the basement from the 2nd floor made me quite exhausted. And yay, my laundry time tomorrow begins at 6.30am :P Will I feel like getting up then? NOPE! But it was the only free time on the board when I have… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 14, 2008 at 11:51am — No Comments

About me...

I have a 14 yo DD dxd 9-8-03. We are nearing the 5 year anniversary. I thought things would get easier, but they only get harder. Teenagers are hard to raise, teenagers with D are even harder. Everyday is a challenge. Right now we are trying to get her a cgms. We were DENIED. After Monday's incident, see pic in photo contest, I think they will overturn the decision. I am crossing my fingers that the EMS report and ER report will speed them up. I also have a son (12) and another daughter (9). D… Continue

Added by Jane on August 14, 2008 at 11:21am — No Comments

To Pump...or to Omnipod??

That is the question!!!!!!

Hey guys,

I just posted a blog entry today over at

talking about the pros and cons of pumping or going wireless!

It was inspired by an email I received from Anna, who is a newly diagnosed juvenile diabetic.

Please go check it out at - we'd all love your comments so she could read them and have other opinions on pumping and the CGM as well. :)

:) Have a great… Continue

Added by Mollie Singer on August 14, 2008 at 10:32am — No Comments

Diabetes Education 101

This is what my non-diabetic friend has learn through an intense diabetes bootcamp (there is no such thing, I made that part up)...

So Tena, what did you learn to do if Leah was to pass out?

Grab Leah's syringe and shoot her up repeatedly! No?......

okay in that case, call 911 and DO NOT give her anything. Await rescue personnel. Yell at them repeatedly to NOT remove your pump. Smack the EMT upside the head until he calls your doctor.

DRINK the…

Added by Leah on August 14, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Generic Insulin in 2008? Don't Bet On It.

Remember Insmed? Well, back in February, I posted a story I called "Meet Mike Coleman", which was coined from a Pharmlot story featuring a YouTube video entitled "Meet Mike, Your Generic Biologics Lobbyist".

Well, this morning's… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on August 14, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Getting to be "normal" again

So, it's been two days since I was in the ER. I thank you all for your prayers and support through this scary time. I am doing levels were crazy yesterday, but seem to have "leveled" (no pun intended!) out today. I was waking up on the higher side for about a week. So I upped my night time basal a small amount, and it seemed to work! As far as my body recouperating from tuesday, I am still throwing a small amount of keytones. But I have been flushing them out like crazy. I think I… Continue

Added by sugarrbabie on August 14, 2008 at 6:31am — No Comments

Meter Review -- Contents and Set-Up

With all of the monitors in-hand and unpacked, it was time to inventory the included accessories and start setting up the meters for their initial tests. Most name-brand meters come packaged with cases, lancet devices, and starter-sets of strips, lancets, and control solution. There are occasional surprises -- Therasense's packaging of the original Freestyle and Freestyle Flash did not include any starter strips -- but for the most part, these are a "given". When we start to examine…


Added by tmana on August 13, 2008 at 11:51pm — 1 Comment

Reaching Out

So I found this site from the JDRF site, and I have been overwhelmed with support from people. It is so amazing how kind and understanding people are when they know what you're going through and how you feel. So thank you to everyone! Sometimes I really feel like no one gets it, like I'm totally alone. Now I know I'm not.

I've also started volunteering for JDRF here in Florida. Honestly, Nick Jonas inspired me to help out. His new song A little Bit Longer is so amazing and really describes… Continue

Added by Caitlin on August 13, 2008 at 12:51pm — 2 Comments

Quite interesting...

It seems like I'm doing better or at least less bad on days when I'm just at home and can eat a little every now and then instead of having to just eat on breaks. And it's also easier to keep carbohydrates to a lower level at home than at work. Today I haven't felt too bad. Just very sleepy in the late morning after breakfast so I slept for a couple of hours. And the usual with going to the loo more often and drinking more than what's normal for me. But at least I haven't been to the bathroom 8… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 13, 2008 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

Leadville 100 Mountain Bike race!

Well I raced a 100 miles last Saturday aug, 9 at Leadville CO. I did pretty well, 32nd place and 8hr 6 min..

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Added by Jarral Ryter on August 13, 2008 at 7:44am — No Comments

Are Amylin's Days Really Numbered?

This isn't exactly new news, but back in June, the Indianapolis Star reported that corporate raider Carl Icahn had acquired a $200 million stake in Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the San Diego-based biotechnology company perhaps best known for its stake in the blockbuster type 2 diabetes drug Byetta. Amylin is also responsible for the company's namesake drug sold under the brand-name Symlin, which is less a drug and more a biosynthtic analogue of the… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on August 13, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Still no answers really...

Just got back from having the tests done. They took 4 of those glass vials. As I already knew it would, the fasting test was pretty inconclusive at 5.0mmol/l (90) even though that's the highest I've had as far as I can remember. I'm usually below 4.5mmol/l (81) in the morning both when tested at a clinic and when I have tested at home. But in the mornings I do feel quite fine. It's after meals I feel like s***, and it's then they should test! I even told the nurse who took the tests that they… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 13, 2008 at 1:08am — 1 Comment

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 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…


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!). 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

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