Back to school! I hate this time of year. Its not the huge dent that my kids put in my wallet each year because they have suddenly grown out of every piece of clothing that they had in June. Its the pain that I hear about when parents of children with diabetes are sending their children off to school. Once again, I have parents calling and emailing me because their schools are refusing to assist their children with diabetes. It is truly heartbreaking. Schools are required to look after our… Continue
Added by Barb Wagstaff on August 29, 2008 at 11:28am —
...so instead of using "I hate" I will use "I wish"...I try not to use the word hate, to me it's one of those four letter words...so, here it goes!
I wish...I could go one day without counting what I put in my mouth
I wish...I could wake up and not have to wonder why my BS is high
I wish...I could lose the weight I need to lose
I wish...I could have… Continue
Added by sugarrbabie on August 29, 2008 at 7:30am —
Well for someone who has smoked for about 30 years and was up to over a pack a day I am doing pretty good. I am down to 4 cigs a day now. It has been hard because the only way I knew how to quit was the way my father quit years ago. He substituted hard candy for his cigs. Well being a diabetic, that is a little difficult to do. Yes, I have used sugar-free hard candy but I found out that that raises your bg too because of carbs in it. I just can't win. But the doctor decides he is going to tell… Continue
Added by karen on August 29, 2008 at 7:02am —
A friend bought me some sugar-free candy. I looked at the carbs. 15g for one serving?!?!?! I assume this is useless and I should toss it in the trash, because it will obviously raise my BG even thought it is "sugar free." Am I correct?
I am sure she meant well. :)
Added by Misty on August 29, 2008 at 7:02am —
Another night without sleep, have been laying in bed trying so hard to sleep. I am sleepy and tired, but it just won't come. Not sure what to do next.
Added by Beth on August 28, 2008 at 11:10pm —
So Day 4 of my son starting his new Kindergarten and I'm rushing around this morning. BS was 116, took my usual 6 units of Lantus. Right before we walk out the door (so Zach won't be late!) I see white spots and realized I was having a low. Where did that come from?? I check the BS again and I'm 62 all the sudden. Slamming some apple juice down I'm hoping I get better along the drive to school and feel better. Ok, made it to school. Get to work and eat my breakfast and get out my Humalog for my… Continue
Added by Dana Clark on August 28, 2008 at 8:07pm —
I have recently set out on a quest to encourage people to get tested but it has been very overwhelming. I started last year when I voluntered with the American Diabetes Associations Step Out to Fight Diabetes and Hoops and Sneakers Gala events. In November I also made diabetes awareness ribbons and distributed them to the local television and radio stations in my area. And then I felt like "Now what?" LOL! This year I'm doing it all again but I also wanted to reach out past Kansas City to see… Continue
Added by Andrea on August 28, 2008 at 6:41pm —
lol, sorry it took me so long to write again. School started and life is crazy. On the bright side, I had a BLAST at camp!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, back to school. Its the third week here. My brother and I are now both in highschool. He's a Junior and Im a Freshmen. We do actually share some teachers though. Just Guitar (yes, my school offers a guitar class) and Language. The Language Arts teacher teaches both 9th and 11 grade. I think every other period is 9th. The Guitar teacher teaches every… Continue
Added by brandi on August 28, 2008 at 6:00pm —
Sugar Free Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
are great! For those who've always disliked the licorice flavor jelly beans, pop 7 or 8 of these things in your mouth and see if the blend makes them more tolerable.
Also, we've finally gotten around to adding comments to glucoholic.com and we're eager to hear from our readers. This ability to further share with the diabetes community was long overdue. Agree with… Continue
Added by Glucoholic on August 28, 2008 at 5:55pm —
I got the letter from my doctor todayyyy,
and it said everything is going fine with my kidneys and cholesteral,
and my A1c issssss....
(: im very happy, i thought it was going to be higher!
Last time it was 5.1
Im scared to findout how i'll react when/if it gets higher than 5.6, or 5.1.
oh well, for now im estatic!
(sorry if it seems like im trying to brag, i dont mean to at all.)
Added by Carly! on August 28, 2008 at 12:01pm —
Got home a bit later than usual today due to walking around in the shopping mall next to the train station after work. Very tired after a long day at work. And I was very hungry. Decided to cook some pasta for dinner just because it's pretty fast. And I also needed to do some dishes. So here goes: How to make a pasta dinner after work, in 10 easy steps!
Step 1: Take a good sized cooking pot, pour a decent amount of water and salt into said pot and put it on the stove, forget to… Continue
Added by Jennie on August 28, 2008 at 11:34am —
I was told by Aetna that they will make their decision on or before August 30th. I called yesterday, no decision yet. I am still keeping tons of data in case I have to file a second appeal.
Added by Jane on August 28, 2008 at 10:08am —
The initial guidelines given to me at the doctor last Monday (right after diagnosis) were to test my blood-glucose on a staggered schedule like this:
Day 1: After breakfast, before lunch
Day 2: Before lunch, after lunch
Day 3: After lunch, before dinner
Day 4: Before dinner, after dinner
Day 5: Before breakfast, after breakfast
(post-prandials are all two hours after eating)
My guidelines were that the pre-prandial should be no more… Continue
Added by Misty on August 28, 2008 at 9:02am —
there are days when i just feel like taking a nice long stroll and knocking people's heads into things as i go. last night was one of those days. i hadn't seen a friend in a couple of months and appraently when he saw me a couple of days ago he said something to my fiance about me being pregnant. more or less, "how's she doing...she's pregnant, right?" i don't know if this is his own assumption or an idea spreading around our circle of friends, but no, i'm very much not. i just happen to have… Continue
Added by Bek on August 28, 2008 at 8:16am —
It is hard to believe it is only Thursday! It feels like 2 weeks should have gone by instead of just 4 days. Monday I returned to the foot doctor and he once again put shots in my heels and taped my feet up. But, he also cut both sides of my big toes to remove ingrown toe nails and make it so they wouldn't in grow anymore. I was concerned about it because I realized I could no longer cut them out myself and risk the possibility of infection, not with type 1 Diabetes. So i have been trying to… Continue
Added by karen on August 28, 2008 at 6:48am —
sooo I'm back upstate at school. JOY. lol. nah, school is going great so far, i like being back in my old dorm (we got new windows thank god!) and im living nextdoor to some really cool friends. so it looks like this year will be a good one -minus the INSANE amounts of schoolwork i already have. damn papers.
soooo now comes the troubles with diabetes. i FINALLY got my overnight lows to go away this week, by adjusting some basals, but now i keep peaking during the afternoon-… Continue
Added by Revvy on August 27, 2008 at 4:37pm —
I'm leaning toward the silhouette infusion sets. Friday, I used a quick set and I ran in the 160 range all day, plus no delivery alarm if I moved a certain way. Things had settled down by Saturday, but Friday was still kinda crappy. I used Silhouettes Sunday and yesterday and did not have any bad numbers. I'm starting to get more comfortable with that scary needle. I have an appointment with my pump trainer tomorrow so I'll discuss this with her, for sure.
I found a cute bag from the… Continue
Added by Jackie on August 27, 2008 at 1:08pm —
Sorry have not left any comments or responded to any comments, have not been well today, the pain is very bad today. I hurt from my head to my feet, someone touched me today and I thought I would go thru the roof. It hurt so bad, I didn't say anything, she did not know that I have Fibro. My blood sugar was a bit high earlier today, I decided that I wanted pizza for lunch, I have taken my Metformin so that should take care of that. Well am going to go and lay down now, everyone have a good rest… Continue
Added by Beth on August 27, 2008 at 11:19am —
Only two days to go until the weekend! Just hope my stiff neck and back will be better by tomorrow! I could barely work today even. But I worked anyways, stubborn as I am hehe
It's another day with heavy rains. I got totally soaked on my way to work this morning while waiting for the bus for about 5 minutes! My trousers wasn't even completely dry when I went for my lunchbreak. Now it's raining again, but luckily I don't HAVE to go outside again today :P
My plans for this evening is to… Continue
Added by Jennie on August 27, 2008 at 10:05am —
OMG. I am reading Dr. Bernstein's book now (see blog post yesterday LOL). I cannot fathom his diet plan. I know that it must work, and it makes sense, but wow. I am REALLY REALLY hoping I don't have to do his diet. I get the impression that since I am mild type 2, maybe I won't.
I have Gretchen's book on the way and can't wait to read it, since it is geared toward new Type 2's.
How important is it REALLY to keep blood glucose to 85 like Dr. Bernstein recommends? What about… Continue
Added by Misty on August 27, 2008 at 6:21am —