I'm T2. Mom's T2. The Other Half is T2. My former office mate is T2. My former supervisor is T2.
I test regularly, if not always religiously. The Other Half's insurance sent him a meter and told
him to test years ago, when he was still "borderline" (after a "you're safe" gap, he still does). My former office mate tests. My former supervisor does not. My mother has never been offered (other than by me) the opportunity to test, and does not test.
Other than our… Continue
Added by tmana on April 28, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Just got my A1C results back (on my 50th birthday no less) and it's 6.4! Down from 7.2. Nice birthday present.
Must be the elevation. I just bought a house that sits at the lofty height of 8650' Not only is the view spectacular but the mountain air must be good for my blood sugar.
Added by Rob Martin on April 28, 2008 at 8:08pm —
We've all seen the growing and frightening statistics regarding diabetes here in America. No matter what age, race, gender, or orientation we are, diabetes is affecting all of us in form or another. For what seems like the millionth time in my life I have to face a new doctor and describe ad nauseum my history, my symptoms, and my FEARS. Yet IMHO (in my humble opinion in net speak) we also face a challenge of having to find quality healthcare, particularly here in the area I… Continue
Added by Anthony on April 28, 2008 at 12:46pm —
I have had this Dexcom for 9 months now...and he sure does like me. Since getting him my A1C's have been 6.0, 6.1 and 6.0---- prior to Dex I ran btw 7.0 and 7.3 very consistently.
I am convinced that never staying high for more than an hour or 2 (of course there is the occasional all night long at 200), and my ability to target 100 durning the night without suffering severe lows has contributed to my success.
I also know that i have changed my habits greatly since Dex… Continue
Added by Mollie on April 28, 2008 at 12:12pm —
I just joined this community and it's a blast. I got to meet Manny in Boston last week, and we had lots of fun. I hope you all have special things you can do to help people with diabetes and help out the community.
Added by Noah B. on April 28, 2008 at 7:40am —
I have had Type 1 diabetes since October 2000. I was 16 years old when I was diagnosed. Throughout my time with diabetes I have went into a complication called diabetic ketoacidosis which is when the sugar in your blood stream turns into acid. Each time I have spent at least 12 hours in ICU. The last two times that I have had this happen (April 2007 and July 2007) I did not have insurance and am stilling paying for them. I have assistance for my insulins but they do not have assistance for… Continue
Added by Cherise on April 27, 2008 at 8:27pm —
well just joined TU diabetes!
thanks to jimsspew from utube for reccomending this site.
I am completely blown away by how cool this site is. i have been here for about three hours, checking it all out. just learnt that you can have dogs that look after you during hypos and hypers. cool!!
well ive never needed wanted cared could be bothered about blogging before, but ill try keep this one going.
it may not always be about diabetes either... watch this space!
Added by Abe on April 27, 2008 at 6:09am —
Do you ever feel that when you tell people that you are a diabetic, it is like telling them that you are a recovering alcoholic or drug addict? Every time I go to my parent's home my mom is sure to diabetes-proof the home, removing all sugar based foods and drinks within her home and all family member's and friend's homes as well. In fact, when my mom and sister felt that I should eat raisins and orange juice instead of coke or candy bars to bring my blood sugar up on those rare low occasions,… Continue
Added by Merietta on April 26, 2008 at 11:50pm —
Spring has to be my favorite season of the year around here! The late snow that we received last weekend made me fear that it may never get here. But alas, today was a gorgeous day, so I got to spend some time in the beautiful tulip fields in Skagit Valley. My two favorite photography subjects, my girls and the flowers. I can never take in enough of either of them! The pictures don't do either justice, but nonetheless, they take me back to the fields every time I look at them.
Added by Toni Crebbin on April 26, 2008 at 10:29pm —
It's official: I am sick in bed, feeling horrible. Everyone back here caught the bug. It seems like it came with our family who is visiting us for a couple of days and I am almost the last one to get it (my sister-in-law's boyfriend is still holding on strong).
Anyway, BG's have been rocky (last value was 300). I tested for ketones and doing OK there. I will continue to drink water, test often and eat as little carbs as possible. I will continue to follow… Continue
Added by Manny Hernandez on April 26, 2008 at 8:10pm —
God, I don't test my blood as much as I should, I don't count my carbs like I should, I don't stay away from the sweets I like (at least I add extra insulin when I eat anything I KNOW will raise my blood sugar), and I am over weight. Is this normal? Are other diabetics like me? I am scared as hell about loosing my legs, loosing my eyesight, dying a horrible death - so WHY won't I do what I am supposed to do? Yes, I know better. No, I shouldn't eat a cheeseburger every night at 11:30 PM...so why… Continue
Added by Merietta on April 26, 2008 at 10:12am —
It all begins with this...
- Then sunday morning, I will be participating in a 5k (walk/run) - Sharon's Ride, Run, Walk for Epilepsy 2008
! (i'm walking of course)
- sunday afternoon - back home to finally play mario karts wii.
- sunday evening - dinner with friends
- monday - day off from work - friends taking me out shopping.… Continue
Added by Veronica on April 26, 2008 at 1:25am —
I got home from work today to find a letter from the Diabetes Research Institute waiting for me. I have an appointment there, with my new diabetologist, in a couple of weeks. The letter asked me to bring my BGM log. Are you kidding?? I don't keep a log! I realize that I have been very used to not having to pay attention to my diabetes. I was getting by eating almost anything I wanted, forgetting to take my meds, and still waking up under 110. And then this week, it happened. I forgot to take my… Continue
Added by Paisley on April 25, 2008 at 9:12pm —
I'm kind of getting tired of being diabetic. I go through it at points in my life, and I'm in that low right now. It just bothers me that I don't feel good, and it's pretty much because of the diabetes. This morning I couldn't get my sugar to come up. Over a 3 hour period it wouldn't get above 60, no matter how much I ate or how much juice I drank. It drained me for the whole afternoon. It sucked and I hate it so much. I was diagnosed when I was 8 (25 days away from being 9) so I don't really… Continue
Added by Anna on April 25, 2008 at 8:08pm —
So I'm at work the other day and a new gal that we call "crazy" and interjects herself into every conversation around her found out I was diabetic. I'm always out there with it- talking about it, discussing, educating, taking shots, etc. It's a part of me and I have nothing to hide. Anyway - she said "you aren't going to have one of those Steel Magnolia moments- are you?" WOW. Haven't heard anything like that in a LOOOONG time but I guess that is all people have to reference some time. Anyway,… Continue
Added by Dana Clark on April 25, 2008 at 6:02pm —
From local Triangle news comes this story about five children who accidentally stuck themselves
with a classmate's lancet. I think 18 months of testing is a little overkill and a lot of CYA, but at least the parents of the impacted youngsters seem to have the proper perspective. From the article:
One of the student's parents,… Continue
Added by Glucoholic on April 25, 2008 at 5:38pm —
I was strolling through town on this beautiful afternoon. I poked my nose into a small coffee shop where I'd heard the governor of Massachusetts would be talking to people, and sure enough, there he was. He seemed very reasonable and human but there were so many people deluging him with demands I pretty much took a look and left it at that.
On my way down the street afterwards someone called out at me. I ignored it at first, but the person called out again and I turned around and… Continue
Added by Jenny on April 25, 2008 at 12:30pm —
I set this page up for me and my son. I hope to find a community of children and parents that we can relate to. The only time my son is in contact with other children with diabetes is when we attend Fall Family Camp each year. I hope this will give him the opportunity to chat with other boys and girls just like him. Has anyone out there sent their child to a Diabetes Summer Camp? Brandon will attend one this June for the first time. We have always attended family camps and this will be the… Continue
Added by Brandon & Tammy on April 25, 2008 at 11:00am —
by Kathryn Bursch
St. Petersburg, Florida – Greta Wiggins still feels horrible Friday afternoon after spending hours in the emergency room Thursday night.
“My head's been hurting and my body feels weak,” says Wiggins from her St. Petersburg home.
Wiggins, who has diabetes, suffered an insulin reaction and she blames that on the wrong kind of insulin and a CVS pharmacy.
On Tuesday, Wiggins picked up her usual prescription for a type of insulin called… Continue
Added by faye on April 25, 2008 at 1:07am —
You know how you just want things to run smooth without too many hiccups as you know you already have a full plate? Well, oh what the heck is my response!
When I last posted to you here, I was learning to juggle my two insulins and preparing for a trip to the DSWA convention in Las Vegas. Ha ha...best laid plans! In addition to a great educational event, it was also a great networking event. I had planned my wardrobe, planned on how I was going to share my product line and make new… Continue
Added by Carla on April 24, 2008 at 8:20pm —