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Whining about being approved??

Well my insurance approved the insulin pump and 346.14 a month for supplies. I'm excited, but a little disappointed. They haven't approved full coverage of the pump, I would still have to pay 600 out of pocket.

Maybe I'm acting like a spoiled brat but I don't want to pay the 600 out of pocket. I have 100% coverage on all my other meds, I just don't want to spend the money. I am luckier than most, I have full coverage and the insurance company will cover 91% of the pump....also the… Continue

Added by Preta on September 2, 2008 at 1:49pm — No Comments


Someone gave this to me today, and thought I would share with everyone.

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together in the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said "I love you and I wish you enough." The daughter replied, "Mom our life together had been more than enough, your love is all I ever needed, I wish you enough too Mom." They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over… Continue

Added by Beth on September 2, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

How many months?!

That's what I thought when I signed into my google account. I have one of those widgets that countdown until something. Mines happens to be for my birthday (New Year's Day) and yesterday it said 4 months until Jan. 1 Coincidentally that means only 3 months and 3 weeks until Christmas. AGH!!!!! Blink, blink ok I'm back. LOL! O well it's coming and as usually I'm not ready evne though I say every year after Christmas "I'm going to start shopping early this year" Yeah right! On another note this… Continue

Added by Andrea on September 2, 2008 at 7:41am — No Comments

Day 2, Vegan Trial

Still on course. Had oats and banana again for brekkie. My wife and very fussy 7 year old also had some, so healthy stuff all around. For lunch had soup and rye bread again. Then for dinner had sweet chilli flavoured tofu with spinich. Was very tasty, even went back for seconds. During the day I walked up the road for a coffee. This time, instead of ordering my usual flat white or cappucino, I ordered a long black. Tempted to get a soya latte, as they did serve those. But decided to really… Continue

Added by ricmac on September 2, 2008 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Walking in the ADA 5K this year

After doing the JDRF walk last year and raising $805, I decided to join my local pump support group's team in the ADA 5K walk this year on November 1. If you're local to Dallas, feel free to join our team!

American Diabetes Association 5K Dallas - Medtronic Pumpers Team

Added by Joe D. on September 1, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments


A few weeks ago, my friend, Chris, dutifully named my pump "Gizmo." Where the name comes from, I don't really know. But, poor Gizmo did not previously have a name, so it has stuck. I told him I would one day blog about the naming adventure... so now I have. =o)

Anyway, Gizmo and I had a rough time last night/this morning.

I went to a birthday party yesterday evening. We ate pizza, jumped in the pool for an hour or so, ate cake and ice cream... a typical birthday party. My… Continue

Added by Stacie on September 1, 2008 at 6:26am — 1 Comment

End of Day 1, Vegan Trial

Had morrocon bean soup and rye bread for lunch (yum). Was having headaches in the afternoon, maybe my brain complaining about the lack of cholesterol in my blood! Blood sugar levels normal tho. Went to gym and exercised for 1 hour, felt better. Weighed 88.15 kg. This is on the heavy side for me, I think I've gone up to 90kg or more in the past, but my normal healthy weight would be around 82kg. So let's see if I can get back to that.

For dinner had vegetarian sausages (not too bad)… Continue

Added by ricmac on September 1, 2008 at 12:57am — No Comments

Feeling like crap

Well I woke up this morning with a high blood sugar, sweating bad and a sore throat. At first I just thought the high blood sugar was a fluke. I thought the sore throat was just a dry sore throat. After two huge glasses of ice cold water it was still hurting bad. I couldn't swallow without pain and it felt raw. I checked my temp and it was 100.1. I was like oh great. So I paged Dr. A and he met me in his office on a Sunday instead of having me go to e.r. or walk in clinic. Even after taking… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on August 31, 2008 at 4:29pm — 5 Comments

First day of vegan diet

So today (last night actually), Monday 1 Sept 2008, I started a vegan diet - based on a book by Dr Neal Barnard entitled 'the reverse diabetes diet'. The 'reverse' bit only applies to type 2, so since I'm type 1 I don't think it can reverse my diabetes. But following the vegan diet will help me lose weight (which has been a problem this year for me) and reduce chance of the after-effects of diabetes in later years. It will also give me more energy and generally feel much better. So I'm excited… Continue

Added by ricmac on August 31, 2008 at 1:50pm — 2 Comments


So every year about this time I get the usual allergie junk. Pretty much just stuffy nose, sore throat and coughing, but I still hate it. I think everyone does. The only ones in my family that get it are me and my dad, who is already over it. It doesnt affect my blood sugars, thank God! Its a good thing theres no school monday, because I already went to school Thursday and Friday and I totally couldnt do my work. I was too busy coughing, sniffling, and sneezing. Maybe Itll be better by Tuesday.… Continue

Added by brandi on August 31, 2008 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment


Hello! Tu community, My foot continues to be getting better each and everday. Its been three weeks this past Thursday. But I can not Thank! my poditrast enough. He was blessed in given a Gift of healing. I hope someday I to can help other diabetics like my self. Now that I am off crutches. I can get my back to were its suppose to be. Thourgh the high powers to his AMAZING! hands i will be feeling better in no time at all. I feel like JIMMY THE CRICKET IS watching every time i go to slouch.… Continue

Added by diabeticidol 94 on August 31, 2008 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Diabetic pen pals 90 years or older to share experiences wanted

We have stories to tell and share as SURVIVORS, to the young struggling with living with diabetes.

Added by clarence haynes on August 31, 2008 at 11:15am — 5 Comments

cracking at the edges

i'm starting to break. mentally, i'm exhausted. i've got no one who really understands and i'm afraid to voice my fears to my loved ones too much because i don't want them to be scared. i know that in the back of their minds they know the risks i live with. it would break my fiance's heart if he heard the fears in my mind these days. he's so afraid for me already and he doesn't want to think of what may happen. i can''t fault him for these. i worry about him in the same manner. i know the risks… Continue

Added by Bek on August 31, 2008 at 9:10am — 3 Comments


2 occlusions in 3 days. bg right now is 265! grrrrr

i hate air bubbles

Added by Revvy on August 30, 2008 at 3:39pm — No Comments


I finally got around to organizing all of my diabetes supplies today. I discovered that...

I own a life-time supply of lancets (3 sandwich baggies and around 10 boxes)

I have 8 meters (4 UltraMini--green, pink, 2 silver--, UltraSmart, Ultra2, and 2 BD Link--purple, black) I haven't opened the Ultra2 meter yet. I don't even know why I have that one but I think it was a free upgrade.

We're almost out of IV Prep.

So I'm glad that I got all of this organization out of the… Continue

Added by Kelsie on August 30, 2008 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Project Meltdown

Couple of things have happened since last time I posted. Went to Hopkins Sat. night, oh joy it took 6 grams of mag. to take it up to 2.6. But the docs were excellent, its just the stupid system. They can only treat you on an emergency patient.

And yesterday. PCP doc calls, mag is 0.9. I feel like absolute crud and despite the fact she's arranged to have me see a neph. the following morning I know I will not survive. Chest pain, dizzy, weak. Go to ER and my potassium is low too.… Continue

Added by Heidi98 on August 29, 2008 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

WOO HOO!!! A1C 6.3

As some of you may know, three months ago I made the decision to start using an insulin pump and the CGMS. For three months, I wondered if the pump/CGMS combo was actually bringing my A1C down. Well, today I finally got the answer I was praying for. My A1C is 6.3 :) In the 10 years that I have been dealing with diabetes, I have never had an average this low. Prior to this, my lowest average was 7.1. Honestly, I still can't believe the news. I am now a true believer.

WOO HOO!!! 6.3… Continue

Added by Diana on August 29, 2008 at 6:28pm — 5 Comments

Good bye summer......

Not really since Fall doesn't start for another 30 days or so but Labor Day is considered to be the last holiday of Summer. Here in Kansas City once summer is over and fall sets in it's all down hill from there becuase it seems like fall is only 2 days long and BAM! (as Emerald says) winter is here. And our winter is usually a nasty little ugly creature that rears his head sometimes as soon as Thanksgiving. UGH! The cold wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't the ice and snow. And for some reason… Continue

Added by Andrea on August 29, 2008 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment

Relationships and Diabetes

I have been following JDRF's Bloggers Round Table and have posted on the topics they cover. This topic happened to be romantic relationships and the effect Diabetes has on them. I think it effects every romantic relationship in one way or another. I have posted about this on my blog and would love for you to hear my side of relationships and the big "D", so come check it out at my blog:

Love and the "D"

You can also follow… Continue

Added by Chris Bishop on August 29, 2008 at 3:47pm — No Comments

My experience with Diabetes

I was diagnose at 14 years of age, when I was a freshman in High School. It was certainly NOT your typical diabetes story, that's for sure.

In about October of my freshman year I started to have some really weird things happen to me. I would shake really badly. I started forgetting things. My mom takes care of a lady who has type 1 and she must have said something and she said to my mom that it could be diabetes. My mom borrowed an extra meter from work and checked my after dinner. I was… Continue

Added by Kiersten on August 29, 2008 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

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