Just got back from my appointment. And what a friggin waste of time! The doctor started naggin on me about my weight, as if i don't know about it already since about 15 years back! And just kept talking about type 2 all the time when i firmly told him i've ONLY had high readings for the past month and I'm feeling worse even though I've cut down on carbohydrates quite a bit, along with the fact that I had a virus infection and an ear infection at the same time earlier this year and had 2… Continue
Added by Jennie on August 11, 2008 at 6:00am —
Going to see the doctor in just about 4 hours! Hope I'll get some answers today.
If I'm diagnosed, then fine. I won't cry! I've done so much reading before, so it probably won't be too much of a shock. Needles doesn't bother me at all so I'd definitely not have a problem with sticking myself. Already done fingerpricks myself for bit more than 4 years. I learned it in my 3rd year of high school during an intensive course in animal nursing. We were going to learn how to use a glucose… Continue
Added by Jennie on August 11, 2008 at 1:08am —
Well last Thursday night was PUMPYS FIRST CONCERT we went to see American Idol.All the Idols were AMAZING!! It seemed like there were Angels all around me that night. That was the night before my planter faciltis foot surgery. But thats another blog in story. Well went totally Crazy that night my loudest screams were when David cook came out to sing. The time of my life was my all time favorite.And i felt like my grandma was looking down on me because as i looked up there were purple lights in… Continue
Added by diabeticidol 94 on August 10, 2008 at 4:37pm —
So totally knackered from this weekend! Yesterday I drove 350km, which takes about 3.5 hours at highway speed. Only got to rest for a very short time and then I had to pack everything I was going to bring, and put it in the trailer we had rented. Finished at 9.30pm last night, went to sleep around 11pm and up at 4.30am this morning, and travel 350km again. But this time dad was driving most of the way, i only drive the last 100km. And then it was time to unload the trailer, carry everything to… Continue
Added by Jennie on August 10, 2008 at 7:47am —
Today at work, my pump is beeping like mad. I check to see what all the rukus is about.
16.3 units left.
Dammit, I forgot to change it this morning before I left work. (always in a rush in the morning, thats how I roll) Anyway, I actually IM one of my internet IM buddies to ask how long 16 units will last. She told me to check the pump because it gives you a count down. So I did. It said 15:10, so basically I had 15 hours left before it had no insulin.… Continue
Added by Gina Capone on August 9, 2008 at 8:07pm —
A ninth-grade Social Studies paper introduced me to Godfrey Higgins' Anacalypsis
, a somewhat-controversial tome on comparative religion. What little of it I read helped me solidify a logical argument for mankind's many systems of religious belief: presupposing the existence of a single, omnisicent Deity Who requires the worship of Mankind, it is in His best interest to present Himself to each people in the way that they are most likely to understand, and in a way which makes each more… Continue
Added by tmana on August 9, 2008 at 1:10pm —
Went mountain biking this morning. When I got to the top of the loop I took a little break to eat a granola bar (my BG was 65). While I waited for the granola bar to kick in I enjoyed the beautiful valley views and saw a mama bear and three cubs run down the mountain side. Not a bad way to start the day.
Added by Brian on August 9, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Tuesday last was "National Night Out" -- a non-holiday in which localities, and local businesses, do their best to create a safe environment for those who work in, reside in, or pass through the town to sample what the town has to offer. Some cities offer free museum admission; some have local restaurants bring samples of their foods to a set location; many bring out the public-awareness arms of their municipal services. North Plainfield's "big thing" was hiring out a safe-document-disposal… Continue
Added by tmana on August 9, 2008 at 7:30am —
Myth #3 - I can’t turn on creativity when I want.
Well, that’s probably really close to the truth. No one likes to sit in a meeting when someone says…”OK, let’s all come up with some ideas on how to sell this broken glass to babies“
. It seems as if the second you’re in a creative meeting…the creativity gets killed in a Blend-Tec. Why is that?
Usually the right atmosphere for creativity is never achieved.
Sometimes the wrong people are in the… Continue
Added by Neil C. Greathouse on August 9, 2008 at 5:00am —
So I've never kept a blog before, but I guess I can try. So I have seen a diabetic educator this summer to get my pump settings more finely tuned. And so far it has worked greatly. My bs has improved very well. It wasn't horrible before, but I feel I'm getting a lower A1c this next appt. But one thing that has happened is that I'm going low more. Today was kinda an up and down day. I've been sick with sinuses or some cold and my sugar was high a couple of hours before lunch so I corrected. Then… Continue
Added by Jess on August 8, 2008 at 7:08pm —
Added by CheyenneJack on August 8, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Finally after years of debate and feared panic attacks, I am agreeing to try the Omnipod. I haven't seen any complaints regarding the device, other than the occasional low...but I deal with that now anyway. I am super sensitive to insulin so I cannot say with 100 % truth that the panic and fear is no longer there but better now than never. There was much debate whether to try the MiniMed first, but with all that tubing getting snagged, I put that idea to rest quickly. I am realy excited about… Continue
Added by die die my darling on August 8, 2008 at 2:10pm —
hi to everyone it has been very busy here with the grandbaby she is getting so big now she is almost 8 pounds for being only 2months old she will be 3 months old in few days...and now that our baby has graduted from high school and she went into the coast guard she only has 4 weeks left and she will be done with basic training we are so proud of her and then we just get a letter today and she wants a home cooked meal lol. so we will be taking a plane ride up north to see her graduate from basic… Continue
Added by Karen on August 8, 2008 at 11:53am —
I am broke. Diabetes is gonna have to wait for a while. Not only that.. the stupid Dr that did
my last eye appt told me that I had "Freckles in my eyes." "It's nothing to worry about."
Now, I know that it is something to think on and try to find a way to deal with.
ok. Mumbling done. I'm done testing til I can find a way to get teststrips.
LOL! maybe that would explain why this is the worst pair of glassed I've ever had!
Well, an email from American Diabetes… Continue
Added by MeadowLark on August 8, 2008 at 11:13am —
It’s taken 2 years, but I’ve used the last drop of cologne that I own. Or “man perfume”
as some refer to it.
I was using Aqua diGio from Georgio Armani and I need something new. And not old man Stetson or musty stench of Wranglers.
While I’m totally aware that I’m setting myself up for a long line of “Eau de your mom”
jokes…I’m open to suggestions.
So, are there any good colognes I should… Continue
Added by Neil C. Greathouse on August 8, 2008 at 11:00am —
My 13 month-long fight with my insurance company has taken a beautiful turn for the better. The third level of my appeal process was sent to an independent review organization (IRO) last month. The list of items sent included 39 documents, ranging from my bg charts, endo's prescription and letter of medical necessity, academic articles and all the previous correspondences I've had with Regence.
I received a letter from the IRO yesterday saying, "It is the recommendation of this… Continue
Added by J. Davis Harte on August 8, 2008 at 10:43am —
I'm no longer allowed to be irresponsible or play video games.
bah Screw that! I'm 30 today...but really i'm just turning 12 and beating the boys in video games.
Added by Jewelies on August 8, 2008 at 8:58am —
I'm just watching Good Morning America and I see that the Jonas Brothers are set to perform in a few minutes. There are like a million fans screaming and waiting to watch them...it's ridiculous.
I was just thinking...wouldn't it be awesome if in the middle of their set, in front of all the live fans and the billions watching at home, superstar Nick Jonas would whip out his trusty blood glucose monitor and test himself?
I can picture him announcing his result on the mic,… Continue
Added by dino on August 8, 2008 at 7:30am —
Hope you all had a wonderful week!!!! Well, I think my daughter is turning the corner and is now interested in possibly going to the pump. Her educator mentioned yesterday the new One Touch Ping. I know this is just super brand new and is just now being made available, but I am a complete novice in this area and I am looking for some HONEST opinions about that one as well as what you all think of the Omni Pod or any others! Remember, she is 13 and very self consicious… Continue
Added by Jennifer on August 8, 2008 at 7:29am —
Myth #2 - I can’t get any more creative.
If you’ve asked yourself the question, what can I add to my own creativity to get better,
then you’re on the right track. Creative thinkers don’t usually get more creative…they temper themselves with something almost opposite.
Here’s some examples:
You can add technical knowledge.
You can add a stronger work ethic.
You can add a closely related skill.
You can add friends with the same creative… Continue
Added by Neil C. Greathouse on August 8, 2008 at 5:00am —