i drank quite a lot tonight.
my bloodsugar is about 500.
this disturbs me because it doesn't feel too weird, just normal, but with the drunk part integrated.
am i so assimilated to high bloodsugars that this should feel "ok" to me?
i have a friend whose bloodsugar was 270 and it sent her into near terror and she went to the ER for treatment.
what the hell is my problem? how can i be this out of control?
sometimes i want to give up... or perhaps i just want to… Continue
Added by Sagwabetes on May 9, 2008 at 8:51pm —
There are two sources for most of our expectations in life: experience -- both our own, and those related to us by others -- and our beliefs of entitlement. For example, we expect
traffic to stop at a red light, because we have been told it is an expected behavior, and because we have consistently seen traffic stop at red lights. Because we expect traffic to stop at red
lights, we often feel entitled
to proceed without caution when the traffic light is… Continue
Added by tmana on May 9, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Today, an article about TuDiabetes.com and EsTuDiabetes.com was published on Mi Zona Hispana
, a local newspaper aimed at Latinos that circulates in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
We am including a PDF of the article for those who want to read it (it is in Spanish):… Continue
Added by TuDiabetes Administration on May 9, 2008 at 10:46am —
The Guardian, so far, has worked amazingly for me. I don't think it lags behind the blood sugar because if I eat a piece of white bread I see the number on my monitor go up within five minutes.
I'm paying out of pocket for everything, so I'm trying to stretch out the sensor. The rule of thumb that the minimed rep gave me was that if the ISIG was below 6 when I get the Sensor End message, don't re-use it. So far the ISIGs have stayed well above 6.
My blood sugar in the past six days… Continue
Added by Jonah on May 9, 2008 at 10:45am —
Check out our new Sugar Free Jolly Rancher
review. Fresh off the press sugar free snack goodness!
Added by Glucoholic on May 8, 2008 at 6:34pm —
I'm still logging some miles for the 2008 Diabetic Runner Challenge
. If you haven't signed up but like to run, jog, walk, or log miles on your feet, then I encourage you to sign up!! :)
Since I last posted my miles, I ran the annual DARCARS Pike's Peek 10K, which was great!! The course was point-to-point, rather than a loop, and I really liked that. It had a few rolling hills, but wasn't too bad. My brother ran it with me, as usual, and we had a… Continue
Added by Katie I. on May 8, 2008 at 3:14pm —
I posted this on the Diabetes Mine page and found it rejuvinating to think about how I get through life with the Big D:
After being diagnosed at 25, and now being 38 and NO ONE around me having diabetes (work and family)- I've sort of been used to doing it all on my own. Here is what helps me stay happy and healthy.
1. Support team
- kids, husband, family, doctors, nutritionist, and (finally) online community! I'm not alone! I have never been alone with this disease!… Continue
Added by Dana Clark on May 8, 2008 at 10:47am —
So, I just got back from an endo, and I'm really excited!! My A1c was 7.2, which is a little high, but not nearly as high as it was a year ago when it was tested. I went to a Diabetes America place and it was awesome. The team there was great and I had no problem with them whatsoever. They were young too so I didn't feel like they didn't really know about type 1 or young people like I did the last time I went to an endo. They understood, and encouraged me, to change my insulin how I saw fit.… Continue
Added by Anna on May 8, 2008 at 8:50am —
I was diagnosed on October 2nd, 2000. Its been a long struggle one that I sometimes want to give up on but I haven't yet.
When I was first diagnosed it not only scared me but it also made me wonder how people were going to treat me. I was sixteen years old and in my junior year of high school. It was in October of 2000, the week of homecoming and I had been having some symptoms for over a week. My mom decided that I needed to get into the doctor's office and quick. I went to… Continue
Added by Cherise on May 8, 2008 at 7:22am —
I have been wondering this every since I started college again. I've noticed that public places, not like grocery stores or little stores with no public restrooms, but more like universities do not offer sharps containers for their diabetic students. I attend the University of Phoenix-Salt Lake City division in Taylorsville UT. There is two campuses that I have been for the UOP's campuses, one is the main campus located in Murray UT but is called Salt Lake City because its easier to find and… Continue
Added by Cherise on May 8, 2008 at 7:17am —
I have had some personal issues with my weight. The last doctor's visit I had, which was on April 11, 2008, my weight had dropped from 145 lbs to 136 lbs. Understand that I am around 5'10" tall and the average weight for someone at that height is 150 lbs. I have no idea why I have lost the weight only that I have been eating small meals all day instead of three meals which is supposed to be better than three large meals a day. There are times that I don't get up until 11am, but get up at like… Continue
Added by Cherise on May 8, 2008 at 7:11am —
I am from New Jersey, and moved to Springfield, Missouri in 2005 to start a doctorate program in clinical psychology. I'm in my third year now, and almost done with the academic part of the program!!!
The program got extremely hard during the summer of my second year. I lost about 20 lbs without moving a muscle, was constantly thirsty, and went to the bathroom every ten minutes. I was also extremely tired. I typically get up before 8:00, but during this time I wanted to sleep until… Continue
Added by Kim on May 7, 2008 at 4:10pm —
so it is 2:00pm and I just finished my pump class about an hour ago. so far I like this little device. I was worried I would feel the insulin going in, but that's clearly not the case. I still feel pretty nervous with the pump. I'm worried I'm going to imput something wrong and have a massive sugarlow. I guess it's just a matter of building up my confidence with this little thing.
Right now, I feel like this pump is the greatest thing ever, and I wish my doctor would have let me get on it… Continue
Added by Diana on May 7, 2008 at 11:00am —
My husband and I went to the Caribbean last month and had a FABULOUS time. We were on a cruise that left from San Juan, Puerto Rico, and went to Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, Tortola, and St. Thomas. It was great, but too short! In Antigua, as soon as we got off the ship, taxi drivers were everywhere, trying to get the cruise passengers to hire them for the day to show them around the island. We took a guy… Continue
Added by Katie I. on May 7, 2008 at 6:30am —
I gave myself my last injection this morning. Had I remembered, I would have done a little dance...or a funeral procession. Hopefully the OmniPod works for me in the long run, but based on my blood sugar readings from today, I'm hopeful.
I did a pod change over the weekend (saline), and surprisingly, it didn't take me too long. It took about 3 minutes (this was while doing a "demo" for my mom and boyfriend). My squeamish-around-needles boyfriend heard the click of the needle… Continue
Added by faye on May 6, 2008 at 11:30pm —
I always heard that is takes 30 days to make a habit stick. I have to agree with this philosophy. On April 1st, I had my A1c done and it was a little high at 7.4%. I have since then made a lot of changes. I have been eating really well, eating quality protiens, low glycemic carbohydrates, as well as plenty of fruits and vegetables. I have also been hitting the gym, or finding ways to exercise at least 3-4 days a week. Has not been easy, but I am finally getting there.
I have recently… Continue
Added by Chris Haro on May 6, 2008 at 12:18pm —
HEY EVERYBODY . .
A new friend of mine (Meg Murphy) is participating in the Bar Harbor Maine ADA Tour-de-Cure May 18th.
I am awestruck by her energy and commitment as she has no personal / familial ties to diabetes. (Nor is she big into bicycling . . )
If you don't know anyone else riding, and you'd like to donate to the ADA, please consider helping her make her fundraising goal of $500. Her website to donate is;… Continue
Added by Deb on May 6, 2008 at 10:24am —
I've come to a sketchy, off-the-wall, hypothesis that thermoregulation -- more to the point, recurrent drops in body temperature to near-hypothermic levels -- may be either a primary
issue, manifesting in secondary
hyperglycemia (aka diabetes), or a trigger
for the expression of T1 or T2 diabetes.
Since in most people, body temperature tends to drop to its lowest about 2-3 AM, the same time as the infamous "middle of the night lows", I further insinuated (but did… Continue
Added by tmana on May 5, 2008 at 7:29pm —
So this fabulous article was published saying the insulin pumps can be dangerous. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-nat-insulin-pumpsmay05,0,5969969.story Of course EVERY news media in the country has picked it up. So I just got my first call from a relative to "let me know"...THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP! Being type 1 diabetic is dangerous!!! Where is the news about that? Insulin is life support. I happen to think that an insulin pump is still the best form of delivery. Sure, if it… Continue
Added by Michelle Curtis on May 5, 2008 at 6:10pm —
I've never done this before; I want to quote a news article. Maybe just the date, time I saw it and title? I hope you will look it up and read it.. I dont know how to link articles. Here is the title
" Who should MDs let die in a pandemic? Report offers answers" by AP Associated Press.
Date : May 5,2008.
Time 8:00pm est.
We as diabetics are 5th on the list. sigh...
I know we're all gonna die some day. To put this out like this makes me angry,frustrated, hurt etc... Why… Continue
Added by MeadowLark on May 5, 2008 at 5:00pm —