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Another work story.... (you know you love these!)

So I was out of the office on Friday (see previous blog!) and my account executive sent me some ice cream that was delivered to my desk. Anyway, the crazy lady that works next to me (see earlier blog) opened my freeze-dried box and started poking through the ice cream containers and taking some out. Thankfully it was rescued by a friend who brought me the ice cream at home. My kids (and I) thoroughly enjoyed ALL of the ice cream during the weekend with our HOT times here in Texas. The reason I… Continue

Added by Dana Clark on July 23, 2008 at 6:16pm — 2 Comments

How do you carry your pump?

I was chatting with a diabetes educator the other day and happened to mention how I carry my pump. I didn't think much of it. I didn't really think I was that unique or unusual, but she said in her 20 years of diabetes education, she'd never heard of it and thought it was a great idea. It's actually quite simple, if it applies to your preferences. You may have thought of it or heard of it before, but here it goes for those who haven't heard.



I carry my pump in my pants pocket.… Continue

Added by Mike on July 23, 2008 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Pregnancy number 4

I am truly blessed. I have had diabetes for over 23 years and have been blessed with two beautiful and perfectly healthy boys (4 and 2) As some of you may know, I miscarried on my son's 4th birthday while in my 2nd trimester. This was a terrible and traumatic experience for me, but one that I can be grateful for now as it has made me re-realize just how fragle life can be. It also helps me relate to so many other women who have experienced similar loss, and offer compassion.

I recently… Continue

Added by Rachel Joy on July 23, 2008 at 11:41am — 6 Comments

Started on the Omnipod yesterday

My DE Gerri came over yesterday evening and trained me on the Omnipod. It's a fun little gadget, but I can see now how much my diet is affecting my control. The Pod only holds 200 units, and I will probably go thru that in 24hrs or less. DAMN. That's alot of insulin. So........I'm really going to have to watch my Carb intake, and that really sucks, because I'm a carb addict! BIG TIME. Probably how I got to this point in the first place. It makes me feel really guilty that I KNOW what to do, and… Continue

Added by Nancy on July 23, 2008 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

A Little Bit About Me

Hi Everyone. My name is Cin. I have been a T1 for almost 24 years and a pumper since October 2007. I live in NC with my husband and daughter. I work in a clothing store as an Accessory Dept Supervisor.

My journey began possibly much like so many others. Had all of the "classic" symptoms. Also had recurring ear infections that would go away briefly, only to return with a vengence. My mom had our family doctor to run tests. Blood test showed diabetes, no urine test, BG was high enough to…
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Added by Cin on July 23, 2008 at 8:09am — 3 Comments

Sans Insurance

A new chapter in my life is starting right now, and I have to admit I am completely terrified.



I needed to leave my full time job. I couldn't manage the stress anymore, and I was crying every other day because of something that would happen at work. It was not a place that made me feel fulfilled, or appreciated, or respected even. I began to doubt myself and my strengths as a person. Every day was an emotional battle where I would walk into work going, "What will happen today? What… Continue

Added by Amber K on July 23, 2008 at 7:43am — 1 Comment

"Palate Fatigue" -- Food for Thought?

Let's take "hunger" and "blood glucose" out of the food equation for a moment. Everything else being equal, we have a lot of opportunity to make unhealthy food choices -- whether they be budgetary pressure or financial opportunity; the availability of a wide variety of foods or the unavailability of healthy foods; a wealth of social occasions where food is presented or the depression of loneliness; the lack of time in which to prepare or eat healthy food or the leisure in which to experiment…

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Added by tmana on July 22, 2008 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Update

It has been a long time since I have written a bit. I have been super busy working as head paper pusher… LOL. The pump is still awesome and the CGMS is pretty good too. The only bad thing I've found is you never get a warning when the sensor is about to run out. Most of the time, I can wear my sensor for 3 days before it needs to be charged up, but every now and then it has to be charged after two days. I don't know why this happens. I charge my sensor at least 20 minutes as recommended. On my… Continue

Added by Diana on July 22, 2008 at 1:47pm — 2 Comments

My Blog

Hi there folks!

I have a blog about my struggles as a "BORN AGAIN DIABETIC" so please check it out if you are interested. I am struggling but I am making it, one step at a time! You can find it here: Facing New LIfe as a "Born Again Diabetic"



I am also the Blog Manager for an amazing site for women with diabetes: diabetessisters.org

It is such an empowering place to… Continue

Added by Suzanne~ on July 22, 2008 at 10:24am — No Comments

Story about my type2

I didn't know exactly when I have diabetes mellitus (DM), at the beginning of 2007, I feel my weight started to drop month by month. My height is 175cm, I used to have an ideal everage weight 75kg before I have DM.



On May 2007, my weight droped to 65kg, I were looked very skinny. I decided to have general checkup, and I consult to my doctor, the final result is "I was diagnosed as diabetic type2" with 260 blood glucose 2 hours after meal.



My parent have 12 children, eight… Continue

Added by Ruslan Djafar on July 22, 2008 at 8:22am — 1 Comment

going down...

so last night i dropped down my 12am - 8am basal from 1.9 to 1.85. i was 143 when i did my bedtime check but ended up staying up a bit longer watching tv. so i did another check before i shut off my lights and was in the 120s. i ate a couple of glucose tabs and went to sleep. this morning when i checked i was at 56. what the heck is all this noise? i'm starting to think that i'm on WAY too much insulin right now. Seriously, i bought glucose tabs on friday (a big 50 count jar) and now i have… Continue

Added by Bek on July 22, 2008 at 8:20am — 1 Comment

Hockey Night in Canada!

It may not seem like much, but I played an hour of pickup hockey last night. It was my first since March two years ago.



So why has it been so long?



Aug 2006 Eye Hemmhorrage

Oct 2006 Vitrectomy

Fall 2007 Minor bleeder/laser

Winter 2007-08 Two bleeders

May 2008 Bleeder that left me 20/60 in left eye

June 2008 Laser for bleeder.



The thing about eye problems is you can't do much physical activity at all while you are bleeding. I don't want… Continue

Added by PowerPumper on July 22, 2008 at 6:33am — 4 Comments

Convo w/ a perfect stranger....

I was talking on the phone to this young lady at BC (verifying benefits). For some strange reason I blurted it out I have to eat lunch. The young lady on the other end said you need to eat before your blood sugar is low...lol I said I know I am a diabetic and I have to watch out for low BG's. She said she was sorry she didn't mean to offend me. I let her know she didn't and I wasn't ashamed of my diabetes. She said she thinks she may have diabetes but her Dr won't test her for it. She also said… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on July 21, 2008 at 9:28pm — 4 Comments

Saw Dr today, new hba1c

After my weekend of 2 highs my doctor wanted me to come into his office so we could discuss things. He decided that I needed to test all my basal rates before we make any major changes. He decided to go ahead and do my 3 month labs since they were due in 2 weeks anyway. A1C is 6.0, it is up from what it was 3 months ago at 5.4. Not happy it went up but hey still in non diabetic ranges so control is still excellent. Everything else came back normal. So now I just get to do the long nights of… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on July 21, 2008 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Health, Human Performance, Pharmacological Medicine, and Competitive Sports

In 2000, Roumanian gymnast Andreea Raducan was stripped of an Olympic gold medal because she took a cold medication which was prescribed by her physician. The medication contained pseudoephedrine, a very common over-the-counter decongestant -- which was (and is) prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency, which sets antidoping standards for international sports competitions.



This year, several… Continue

Added by tmana on July 21, 2008 at 3:20pm — No Comments

things you took for granted

it's amazing how much people take for granted until it's gone. health, people, possesions. we complain in the moment and only later do we realize that what we had was such a wonderful thing.



i think over these 24 years i've lived, i've been taught those lessons well. i cannot take my health for granted because i work so hard to maintain it. i don't take love for granted because i nearly lost it once before. i don't take family for granted because i've finally connected to all of… Continue

Added by Bek on July 21, 2008 at 2:39pm — 2 Comments

Dear Diabetes- A letter to my diabetes on our 5th anniversary!

Just wanted to share today's post with you...

Added by Kristin on July 21, 2008 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Some history

I'm struggling with how to tell my story. First off it's nothing special. I don't even remember much of it. What I do remember, I'll probably get wrong. So take it with a grain of salt. My current situation is much more exciting. Well it is to me anyway. I think this is because I've finally taken the bull by the horns and am fighting him with all I've got. I think I'll start off with the mundane history in one or two posts. Then I'll try and communicate some of my recent experiences. Exactly… Continue

Added by PowerPumper on July 20, 2008 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Changing a Life Long Habit, One Hour, Day At a Time

I have been taking Chantix for a while now to help me quit smoking. The drug makes you physically sick you smoke while taking it.That can be a good thing as it literally makes you put the cigeratte out. So I have finally put them out and have stopped buying them altogether. Not saying the urge isn't still there, omg, it is still there sometimes. It is funny how you never think of how much you smoke until they aren 't there. All the times you unconsciously smoke becomes very much a real thing… Continue

Added by Karen on July 20, 2008 at 9:19am — 7 Comments

Day 2 with the Omnipod....Almost

Today was an active day. A good day to test the durability of the pod and how well it would stick on my body. Today on the family schedule was two pool parties and surprise b-day party in between. After an hour and half at the first pool party I began to feel the tape weakening. Five minutes later I was taking off. Best case scenario I was hoping the pod would make it to the evening pool party. I am not surprised but a bit disappointed. I would be interested to see what others do in the case of… Continue

Added by Daran Lemon on July 19, 2008 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

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