All Blog Posts (13,938)

2900 People Touched by Diabetes now Gather @

It's so exciting to see this happen. We're now 2900 people touched by diabetes... clearly a minuscule fraction of the world's people that are touched by it, but nevertheless a beautiful and growing family of people that make a difference in each other's lives every day!

Thanks for all that each and every one of you do for each other (and yourselves), so we can collectively live a healthier life with diabetes.

Added by Manny Hernandez on May 25, 2008 at 8:18am — 4 Comments

Sneaky Veggies.

I found out many years ago that I can get the family to eat a lot more vegetables than they realize if I sneak them into some meals. Here's the recipe for a mega-batch of very veggie & beef spaghetti sauce that I made last weekend. I cook it in two large stock pots on the stove.It can be changed to vegetarian by omitting the beef or exchanging soy ground round.

In large pot(s) add:

3 lbs extra lean ground beef, browned well

2 lg cans diced tomatoes (28 fl oz)

2… Continue

Added by Maureen on May 24, 2008 at 10:33pm — 4 Comments

1990s diabetes fun for the 20-something girls on here

who watched babysitter's club ?

the infamous episode where stacey eats a cookie & goes into a near coma… Continue

Added by Sagwabetes on May 24, 2008 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments


Hello!!!! Its been awhile since my last blog. So I just wanted to say CONGRATS to David Cook you are a Amazing! and sweet guy. You are so deserveing of this journey ahead of you. May god bless you every step of the way.And I JUST Loved the last song you sang it has alot of meaning to it. I WISH YOU COULD DONATE SOME PROCEEDS TO JDRF IF POSSIBLE. And i wish your brother better health he is in our prayers. See ya in August hope we can meet. Take care, diabeticidol94

Added by diabeticidol 94 on May 24, 2008 at 5:12pm — 4 Comments

My First Blog

I am really happy to have found this site. I don't know any type 1 diabetics in real life, (and have personally never met another T1 diabetic female) so I am always a little surprised when I see so many of us in one place.

I have been following Dr. Faustman's research, and through that found, and now here I am.

So I am in excellent spirits this morning.

On Tuesday, I went to see my new Endocrinologist.

This man was heaven sent,

he basically told me… Continue

Added by Mrs.C on May 24, 2008 at 8:53am — 3 Comments

Meter, Meeny, Miney, Mo...

...catch a feature by the glow...

Let me start by saying that I am very happy with my Freestyle Flash meter. I was an early adopter of that model, and despite a rough start (original meter ran errors right out of the box), we've had a good few years together, and I'm not that willing to give it up. However, technology changes, and I do have a few minor niggles (Therasense never did come out with the promised USB data cable, and I'm not completely happy with the… Continue

Added by tmana on May 24, 2008 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Numbers Game

As a tightly controlled type 1, I understand that lows are a part of life. My pump trainer once told me that the "suggested" "normal" rate for lows is 1 every 3 days, with 1 below 60 low per week. Well, according to that logic, I'm a walking low machine.

In the past 3 days, I have had 8 technical lows, with 2 below 60. That isn't counting the many below target but above low marker readings. Over the past 3 days, I have eaten so many calories, I could have fed quite a few Chinese… Continue

Added by Lindsey on May 23, 2008 at 11:57am — 7 Comments

I feel like crap!

I'm taking an early lunch break at work.
My blood sugar was 34, I ate some yogurt and now I'm at 42. Just ate 2 g-tabs and currently feel like I'm going to throw up. Bleh!

I'm slightly shakey but my mind is clear. Which is good because I've been answering Medicaid policy questions for the past 1/2 hour. And I'm getting a call about another from our hearings coordinator.

Got to go.

Added by Autumn on May 23, 2008 at 11:54am — 5 Comments

Bla, Bla, Bla Blog

Wow! I can not believe the weather here in Cali. Yesterday, There were 2 tornado's less than a mile from my husband's job. Tornado's in Cali, who would've thought...NOT ME! Anything is possible.

I went to the Endo's on Thursday!! I had a good visit. I learned how to give myself extended bolus's...LOL the button was right in my face all along...hahahha! The Endo wants me to set up a temp basal for my sick days. I hope I don't mess anything up. He said I am doing good so thus far. I told him… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on May 23, 2008 at 9:18am — No Comments

Where in the world is spring?

Hey everyone, I hope you all are doing well. It looks like the weather around here is finally going to be nice. It's about time, it has been cold and rainy here which doesn't make good turkey hunting weather.

Well, I have had a busy last 2 months. The U.S. (World Kitchen) closed up our Distribution Centre here in Niagara Falls, Onatrio. My last day was May 9th, but I have been searching for new employment since they told us at the end on March. Well I started getting all the phone calls at… Continue

Added by David McLeod on May 23, 2008 at 6:52am — No Comments

"Should the cabin lose pressure..."

The shaggy-haired cabbie glanced back at me in the rearview mirror. "You know, speaking as the father of two, mommies have got to take some time for themselves. You've got to put your own oxygen mask on first."

Validation comes from the strangest places sometimes, no?

Today was one of those days. One of those days when it feels like all the oxygen has been sucked out of the atmosphere and you can't breathe. At all.

I don't often feel like this, and as our days… Continue

Added by Katie B on May 22, 2008 at 9:20pm — 2 Comments

Almost Friday....

So I went to the Endo today, and I guess it went pretty well. I think I fall into this trap where I expect to walk in and get some revolution that will change everything, and it just ain't going to happen. I am going to have to make some real effort to get anywhere better. So, she had me adjust one basal rate in the afternoon, and that's it. My blood pressure was really high too, so I am hoping if I get my sugars down to a normal level regularly, then perhaps I won't feel like s*** all of the… Continue

Added by Todd Carey on May 22, 2008 at 9:07pm — No Comments

I am no longer pregnant...update in the making

After reading my last post I have decided that it is time to update everyone. It has been a rough couple of weeks, and on my oldest son's 4th birthday I started having horrible pains during his birthday party, and subsequently was rushed to the ER only to find out that I was miscarrying at nearly 5 months. It was awful and scary and I have been having a really tough time processing all of it, but slowly am starting to come out of it and am trying to focus on my beautiful boys and count my… Continue

Added by Rachel Joy on May 22, 2008 at 8:46pm — 8 Comments

May trip to Pittsburgh Children's Hospial

Yesterday my mother-in-law, and I took Olivia to Pittsburgh Children's Hospital for Olivia's three month endocrinology diabetes appointment. Her appointment was at 12:45 and we left our house at 8:30am. We checked in at 12:30 - only fifteen minutes to spare. We live about three hours away, but there was a lot of construction. The trip went well on all counts. We made it through all the traffic of a big city. The parking garage was full, but we were able to park in a near by garage. We had to… Continue

Added by Ronda Darling on May 22, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New Groups for users of most popular Glucose Meters and Insulin Pumps in TuDiabetes

Hi everyone,

To help you better connect with people who are using the same diabetes gear you have, we've created a host of new groups on for each of the main models of glucose meters and insulin pumps.

Here are the direct links to the new groups:



Bayer:… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on May 22, 2008 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

accu-chek aviva

my insurance company just replaced my old accu-chek advantage meter with the accu-chek aviva meter.

first........ the difference in time waiting for the numbers was, WOW, very fast.

second... it takes way less blood.

third...... my numbers were LOWER.

that could explain why i was surprised when my last A1C was 6.5, when i was expecting it to be higher. my numbers were going up, but my A1C hadn't changed. good thing the insurance company offered me the new meter. it was…

Added by debb on May 22, 2008 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Questions about the Cozmo from a new pumper!

So, the rep. from Cozmo came to our house and Kacey is officially pumping, or should I say we are using saline for a week then switching over to insulin! So much more to learn and it seems like a HUGE responsibility for her. When she left to school this morning all I wanted her to do was stay home!! I am hoping that all goes well today, my fingers are crossed. When they inserted the cleo Kacey said it stung, and she was bothered by it for a while, we put ice on it and then soon after she was… Continue

Added by Micky on May 22, 2008 at 5:35am — 2 Comments

mellow wednesday...

So...let's see if I can keep this up for more then one day. Today was the day I get my kids back for a few days before I have the whole weekend to myself. Being a single dad of 3, I kind of enjoy the few days alone. I get to play the guitar and sing a whole song without being interrupted to see if one can have fruit snacks. Of course, the day they go to their moms' I want them back by lunch.

Today was totally lame. I fasted last night so I could get my labs done, but I went to the… Continue

Added by Todd Carey on May 21, 2008 at 11:15pm — No Comments


Emphasis on the "Die".

One of my co-workers down the hall in the ISD (super tech) department didn't know I was diabetic until friday.

I actually found our whole coversation humerous because I was in a laid back mood.

His name is Davis and we joke around alot. I'm always picking on him because he likes Sponge Bob.

Here are some actual quotes from our convo:

"I didn't know you were diabetic. Wow. The things we take for granted"(picture his dumb founded pity look… Continue

Added by Autumn on May 21, 2008 at 10:20pm — 3 Comments

HIPAA, Hippocrates, or Hypocrisy?

France 24 discusses the latest Google venture into additional online services under the item, Google Health takes on HealthVault. The service, and the issues, both merit a careful look.

Among the issues associated with Internet-accessible health records and publicly-stored health records, security and privacy are the most widely discussed reasons to shun Google's… Continue

Added by tmana on May 21, 2008 at 8:59pm — 5 Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives












From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

#OpposeAB1893: California Bill that Burdens People with Diabetes on Insulin

A couple of days ago I learned that the California State Assembly is considering AB-1893 Sharps waste, which in (if approved) will mandate that: “Sharps sold to the general public in California shall be sold with a sharps waste container Read on! →

FDA Docket Extended! We Need You.

If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Heather Gabel
(Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator
Bradford (has type 1)

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service