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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

thanks so much for the stress...

so once again it bagan as a day of lovely numbers. then i got a thousand texts for my fiance who procedded to tick me off so badly with all of his not funny and badly timed jokes that i had to take a xanax just to hold the phone steady. my blood sugar has shot up to 211 (from 129 before i ate). it was actually quite amazing to me to see just how much stress affected my blood sugar. i hadn't noticed it before because this is the first time i've been so stressed since i started keeping a close… Continue

Added by Bek on July 19, 2008 at 12:58pm — 2 Comments

Drawing Diabetes Video, May 2008

Added by Andreina Davila on July 19, 2008 at 11:19am — No Comments

Blood test day

Went for my blood test today fasting sugar was 46 this morning around 6 AM set basal at 10% and was 62 an hour later and stayed their until the blood draw at 8:30 ate Glucose tablets and was 142 an hour later what a swing.

Added by Andy Barnes on July 19, 2008 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

do your stretches!

my fiance has been gone for a week and it will be one more before he gets home. this put me in a bit of a fix because he's my pump assistant. i prefer to keep my sites around the back of my hips (it actually started after i got an infection at a site in my stomach and needed alternative sites and now i'm hooked) and have him place it there, which is good for both of us because it's less work for me, he absolutely LOVES using the quickset stickum (masochist...), and i think it helps us bond and… Continue

Added by Bek on July 19, 2008 at 8:22am — 1 Comment

Trying the Omnipod

I now have piece of robotics sticking to my skin.

After five years of multiple daily injections, I have finally gave into all the suggestions. "Have you thought about the pump?" If I had a nickel for every time I heard that question I could now pay for the deductible that I will be required to pay for the marvel of technology.

After hearing about the CGMs I decided it was finally time to at least investigate. It was a bit overwhelming leaving the diabetes educator on the… Continue

Added by Daran Lemon on July 18, 2008 at 6:51pm — 2 Comments

Affording Your Supplies

In this economy with prices rising faster than they have in 25 years, gas prices at record highs, food prices going up daily and not all of us having the greatest insurance, it can be difficult to keep up with the cost of our supplies. This isn't a piece about free suplies, but rather, a class I recently attended aimed at achieving financial peace. It's about prioritizing your expenditures, getting out of debt, dealing with creditors, getting good deals, getting the most out of your insurance,… Continue

Added by Mike on July 18, 2008 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

Oh What A Night :(.... isn't that a song?

I did it. 13 years of Diabetes and I did it. I took 9 units of Humalog at night instead of my 9 units of Lantus that I normally do. :( I was already super tired (obviously) and realized it as soon as I was done with the shot. I never take 9 units of Humalog normally with any meal- usually 7 max. And my blood sugar was 102 when I tested it, and it was 10pm at night- time for beddy-bye. I panicked at first, then had a huge glass of juice plus some sugar cereal. Then gave my husband the emergency… Continue

Added by Dana Clark on July 18, 2008 at 3:39pm — 5 Comments

Join TEAM JEN Diabetes Walk on September 20, 2008 in Nashville, TN


I'm trying to build a team of walkers. SO I'm writing to tell you that I'll be walking in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes this year, and to ask you to join me on Sept 20, 2008. As many of you know I am a type 1 diabetic and it is my dream, to not only help myself, but as many others as I can with diabetes.

Taking part in the Walk is great experience. Not only will you be making a real difference in helping to find a… Continue

Added by Jen Mangum on July 18, 2008 at 11:57am — No Comments

making a math wiz

i love math. i'm good at it. i love eqations and percentages and i can rattle off the first twenty didgets of pi without batting an eye. mabee i just excell naturally. or mabee it's because my life has been so centered on numbers for so long now that they're always swimming in my head. i think it's an obsession, which isn't surprising as i am OCD. every number i see becomes a focus and i do constant equations to figure out how to change those numbers. the number on the meter is less than… Continue

Added by Bek on July 18, 2008 at 6:07am — 1 Comment

TuDiabetes Fundraising Efforts Highlighted on NetSquared Blog

We were happy to see that our current fundraising efforts were highlighted by the folks at NetSquared:

TuDiabetes family: congrats and continued thanks for your support!!!

Added by TuDiabetes Administration on July 17, 2008 at 7:28pm — No Comments

The Freestyle Navigator by Abbott

First off, I'll ask you to follow this link to Abbott's website, for an excellent description of the Navigator, and a simulator that lets you try out all the buttons on the receiver.

Initial Setup

Abbott does not sell the navigator itself, it has a number of distributors. I got mine from Smith's medical, as they are offering a large discount on it to their customers. The ordering process went very smoothly, I… Continue

Added by Lloyd on July 17, 2008 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

A picture is worth 1,000 words!

I am currently making a personal video about Olivia's journey with type 1 diabetes. I had my oldest daughter take this picture of Olivia actually getting an insulin injection. She did a great job capturing the moment, but looking at this picture is hard. More or less heartbreaking. Does she make this face with every injection? I really don't get to see her face, her face expressions. I'm usually concentrating so much on what I'm… Continue

Added by Ronda Darling on July 17, 2008 at 1:50pm — 5 Comments

Glad to be home....

I'm glad to be home, but had a wonderful experience in China. It is such a blessing to bring smiles to the children's faces. I'm happy to say my blood sugars were great, and I loved traveling with Louise (my Dexcom). This was my first big trip with her, and it was so nice to be able to check it frequently. I checked her when I was on top of the Great Wall, and after viewing the steep downward trend, I decided to eat a snack and turn off my basal (I had already put it down to 1/2). I should've… Continue

Added by Toni Crebbin on July 17, 2008 at 1:31pm — 5 Comments

TuDiabetes added to Diabetes Alltop

Since yesterday, our blog posts from TuDiabetes started getting included in, a site recently launched to feature the best of the "diabetic web," including posts from a very select group of diabetes bloggers and others sites.

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Added by TuDiabetes Administration on July 17, 2008 at 12:45pm — No Comments


I'm currently taking 4 Insulin injections daily and it sure is fustrating. I'm so anxious to get my hands on the new "Omni-pod" that has just come out. I have the trial-period free one en route so I can get a feel for it. $700 sure is a lot of money, however, if it means reducing the scars that I get puncturing myself four times everyday....then it's worth it. Does anyone have the Omni-pod? I'd like to know how it operates and how it is in comparison to the Injections. Nevertheless, I'm super… Continue

Added by TiffanyShebi2008 on July 17, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Diabetic Echoes and all that jazz in 1 location!

I've created a new site that links to all my D/health stuff. I'm terribly excited so please check it out!

Specifically, Diabetic Echoes is quickly growing, so please come check it out!

We are quickly getting new members, as well as many new features on the site. From some of the most well known bloggers in the diabetes OC to leading doctors in the field, Echoes is a great place!

Come join us… Continue

Added by Lindsey on July 16, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Dr. Appointment

Had my third follow up since starting meds for diabetes.
Doctor seems pleased with the way things look. Don't
have to go back now for 2 months. Just have to keep doing
what I'm doing. :o)

Added by Jeanie on July 16, 2008 at 2:35pm — 4 Comments


So my softball season ened yesterday, Im kind of happy actually. :) Our team wasnt all that good and the coaches werent the best. Overall it just wasnt as much fun as it used to be.

I dont think ive ever had any real problems with diabetes and sports. Ive played Softball, Cross Country, and Track since being diagnosed. During XC what i would do is eat, and not cover for 45 carbs of my meal. For track and softball i had my pump, and the only time in track i had been low during a meet was… Continue

Added by Carly! on July 16, 2008 at 1:54pm — 2 Comments

It's here!

Purple Pump (Minimed 522) is here. One day early! I showed her to my work friends, who were all surprised at how small she is. Now I'm waiting for the call from the pump coordinator to let me know when the next Foundations class is. I'm impatient. I'm ready to start NOW.
I had the entire box contents spread across my desk when the Director came by to give me a project. My "I rarely do work" cover was temporarily blown. Oh well.

Added by Jackie on July 16, 2008 at 11:43am — 2 Comments

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