Well I finally went to the pharmacy and wasn't able to get my exubera. I knew this day would come but I still hate it. I'm now back on the Novolog Flexpens like I was before.
About a week after I switched back to novolog, Phizer sent me a box of a ton of exubera. While I definitely like the inhaled insulin better, I don't want to keep swapping back and forth. I'm just now getting used to the novolog and I'd hate to swap back to exubera knowing that I'm just going to have to go back… Continue
Added by Kyle on April 3, 2008 at 3:31pm —
Yesterday, April 1st, marked my 15th anniversary of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes mellitus
. As I think back, it seems like yesterday in many ways. I remember the doctor telling me about my ridiculously high blood sugar in the ER. I remember the sincerity in his voice when he told me that I was lucky to be alive and that DKA would have taken my life within a few hours had not sought help. I remember the tech's coming in my… Continue
Added by Shawn-ATL on April 2, 2008 at 7:37pm —
It's still cold in the Yukon, and when it's cold out, the foods I cook tend to be those of the warm and comforting sort! Yesterday I made a large 5 qt slowcooker of beef stew, with dumplings. There is enough leftovers for dinner today and to freeze into individual portions for take-to-work lunches.
It did warm up to 0 degrees this a.m., so I took the plunge and wore capris to work!
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
In a large slowcooker, add 10 cups of vegetables. I used… Continue
Added by Maureen on April 2, 2008 at 10:07am —
Okay the great news first: my a1c is down to 5.9! YAAAAAY! Waving Kermit Hands! So diet, exercise and metformin may work for me, at least for now. But they didn't really give me a lot of positive feedback for that.
They really called to say there was a error with part of my bloodwork, and I have to get it redone, oh btw, based on your lipids, we'd like to increase the dose of the medicine that we rx'd you, we'll call that in for you right away ( that you aren't even taking...until I… Continue
Added by Halle on April 2, 2008 at 6:30am —
The Glucoholic posted a review yesterday of another great sugar free snack
. We're all familiar with Star Brite mints, and now there's a sugar free version. Enjoy!
Added by Glucoholic on April 2, 2008 at 4:40am —
Lindsey Guerin's dLife blog
mentioned how one of her friends, seeing a classmate having a seizure, saved the day by checking that classmate's purse, finding glucagon, and administering it. This fellow is now one of Lindsey's "heroes", for having done what nobody else in the classroom had the presence of mind, or the courage, to do.
friends and I been running a… Continue
Added by tmana on April 1, 2008 at 10:07pm —
shared the details about the Medtronic Carelink, a USB device that wirelessly sends data
from your MiniMed Paradigm Insulin Pump to CareLink Personal software on your PC.
Added by TuDiabetes Administration on April 1, 2008 at 10:00pm —
This is an exciting time for me. I have felt more alive than I have in a long time. (That's a good thing!). Checkups with the doctors have confirmed what I feel, which is nice.
My job has been more challenging lately too. I have had the chance to brief our project for half an hour before a critical audience. That was quite a stretch for me, but I got through it OK. Stretching is ok, too.
We are planning a week's vacation in June to Nice, France. This will something… Continue
Added by Steve R on April 1, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I just got a call from Animus saying that they're going to ship me an Animus 2020 insulin pump... I don't have to pay NOTHING!!!! because Medicare and BCBS of Kansas Plan F is going to pay for it! It's going to be here on Thursday! SOOO COOOL! It's PINK too!
My last insulin pump I had to pay 6500.00 for it.... I got that paid off.......
Yesterday, I didn't feel so well.... I had a fever of 100.5 so I didn't exercise... But I'm going to walk on my treadmill when I get home from… Continue
Added by Shawna Staats on April 1, 2008 at 10:13am —
Okay, It's Monday, and I still have 4 more days to go of great self-discipline :) I should always do this, but baby steps right? So, my bg's have been better-I just need to get back into the habit of taking my insulin before I eat. I've only taken 17 units of novalog all day, when usually I take at least 35. And, I've only eaten 165g of carbs all day which is a big improvement. But, I'm super hungry, and craving chocolate!!! Well, hopefully 2morrow is even a little better :)
.....Gonna go… Continue
Added by amy on April 1, 2008 at 12:00am —
A1C was 5.7!
Added by Glucoholic on March 31, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I'm going to my first eye appointment today. actually in just an hour or so. This will be my first eye appointment since i was diagnosed in November and haven't even had my eyes checked since 2000 and that's because i had a bought with pink eye. (yuck).
Needless to say, I'm a little apprehensive, not knowing what they will actually be doing and/or checking for. You can only read so much, it's just time to get there and get it done.
I'll let you know how it… Continue
Added by Veronica on March 31, 2008 at 8:30am —
Do you have questions about Dr. Denise Faustman's human trial for a potential diabetes cure? If you aren't familiar with the study, you can learn more here
. (Expectations suggestion: it is a big leap from animal studies to human trials and many treatments fail this transition.)
This May, Elizabeth and I will be interviewing Dr. Faustman for our Interviews with the Experts… Continue
Added by David and Elizabeth Edelman on March 31, 2008 at 7:25am —
That's what I feel like...like I'm starting in the middle right now. I've been on oral meds for T2 since November 2006. Still struggling with High A1c/daily bg and weight loss. Started 2006 as a full figured woman - 180 lbs at 5' 0".
Today - still 5' 0". Weighing in at 88 lbs. March 2008.
Dr I was seeing was keeping me alive and reminding me every few months that I would need to go on insulin. That was about the size of things. When I had to change insurance, I decided I needed… Continue
Added by Carla on March 30, 2008 at 9:24pm —
Back when I was in high school (standard 7th or 8th, i think), I studied about various systems in human body - nervous system, digestive system, excretory system etc. The biology teacher made us draw all sorts of diagrams explaining these systems in detail. My favorite one was the digestive system. I liked drawing the esophagus and the large intestine. They looked like a couple of crumpled pipes lying around inside my tummy! And then, there was the stomach, the liver, the small intestine and so… Continue
Added by Ashish Virmani on March 30, 2008 at 12:49pm —
Read this excellent series of posts
by Richard Vaughn, one of our members, on his life story with diabetes. All of the chapters in one place!
Added by TuDiabetes Administration on March 29, 2008 at 10:00pm —
One of the emphasis points of phone behavior in a call center is soft skills
; i.e., words, phrases, and vocal turns to put an agitated or irate customer at ease and receptive to assistance. Address the customer by name (either given name or title/surname, as appropriate); show immediate empathy; listen to the customer; do not use negative words (or if you do, follow them up immediately with positives); use "normal" words instead of "technobabble"... the list goes on and on (which is why… Continue
Added by tmana on March 29, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Today's Saturday, and I've decided to make a change for next week and to start preparing myself now.
So, here's my plan: from Monday to Friday I'll go totally off sugar, stick to a carb limit of 210g or less every day (right now I have no clue what I'm doing-a lot more than that), keep track of my bg's every day, and exercise at least 30 min. a day.
Whew! It makes me tired just thinkin about all that :) No, actually I'm hoping this gives me a lot more energy. Right now I just feel… Continue
Added by amy on March 29, 2008 at 3:06pm —
I was recently asked if I would write a mini book about myself on how I stay positive and healthy with Type 1 Diabetes. I've never written anything like a mini book before, but i thought I'd give it a shot in hopes that maybe this might help someone with this disease or any disease for that matter. I thought I'd post what I wrote here as well in case someone has any interest in reading about my daily life as a type 1 diabetic. Thank you for your time. Have a gorgeous day. Jen… Continue
Added by Jen Mangum on March 29, 2008 at 2:33pm —
are usually good for me. i don't stress out and over-treat my sugars. i typically see low 100s. thats my goal again this weekend.
i need support from everyone out there.
"sarah, don't panic because you're dropping, it's a good thing!"
Added by Sagwabetes on March 29, 2008 at 7:53am —