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The Greatest Blood Glucose Test of All Time

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 — 3 Comments

Pumps

HI Everyone!



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 — No Comments

Demistify Creativity - (2 of 3)

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…
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Added by Neil C. Greathouse on August 8, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

My Blog

Looking for Diabetics in the San Fernando Valley anyone out here give Me a Holla

Added by Ric on August 7, 2008 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Frustrated

I had my last doctor's appointment before my move to Eastern Washington on Tuesday. I left there frustrated. The more I think about it, the more frustrated I become. He really didn't listen to me. He's not a diabetic doctor, as when I was diagnosed I didn't have insurance, and once I got insurance, preexisting conditions, "Blah, blah, blah"...we all know the story.



But my frustration lies within this. When we talked about my numbers I mentioned that I tend to go low, and lately have… Continue

Added by Jody on August 7, 2008 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Demistify Creativity - (1 of 3)

Myth #1 - I’m not a creative person.



Well, that’s not true. You may not be a very creative person…but you do have some creativity.



Most people think that you’re either born with creativity or you’re not…and while there’s some truth to that, we’re all given some creativity to work with. Creativity doesn’t always mean that you can paint an oil masterpiece or compose a concerto in B minor. If that were the case…I’d be the least creative person on… Continue

Added by Neil C. Greathouse on August 7, 2008 at 11:49am — No Comments

Just totally completely blah!

Today has been pretty crap! So tired all the time and barely had energy to work today, but i worked anyways. Hungry almost all the time. Just had dinner, but still hungry. And i have one h*ll of a headache which has haunted me all day. Just feel like sleeping...

The whole day has just been some kind of fog for me. Luckily i know my job well, so i just worked on "auto pilot" and didn't need to think much. Couldn't really focus anyways.



Could go to the emergency clinic and have… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 7, 2008 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

'Tis the season

I imagine you've all received several e-mails from various friends over the last month or so. It's that time of year...fund-raising season.



I don't want to be left out of the party, so I'm doing my own personal fund-raiser activity for Dr. Denise Faustman's research into a type 1 cure.



I'm going to be participating in the Hyannis Sprint II triathlon on September 6th. It's a sprint triathlon so… Continue

Added by Bernard on August 7, 2008 at 8:07am — 1 Comment

four months now!

It's been four months since abby's bad news. this week has been hard. she went high. we had to adjust her meal ratios and up her lantus.



scared. helpless. frustrated. small. that's how i feel when she hits highs. i hate her having db. i try not to think about it much. it may not be healthy, but i cope. one meal at a time. one day at a time. i do not research what effect bad diabetes management has on a body. i don't want to know. i would be even more scared when i see those numbers.… Continue

Added by Susan Rease on August 6, 2008 at 7:13pm — No Comments

A Real American Hero

Not a life or death situation...but I just dropped my bottle of Humalog in the kitchen, where there is a 75% chance that it will break on the tile floor. Simply too many casualties to count over the years...oh and that skinny Lantus bottle...make it a 90% chance of breakage. Don't even get me started on that insulin smell...yuck.



Luckily because of my ninja-like reflexes, I was able to save the doomed bottle by breaking the fall with a supple hacky sack foot… Continue

Added by dino on August 6, 2008 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

endo

i had my first endo appointment in 8 months.

i had bloodwork done. i hate having blood drawn.

i walked in and immediately starting talking about what has improved, rather than allow the doctor to start chastizing about how my numbers haven't come down.

it worked. i didn't get yelled at, i actually got encouragement.



then i went to have my first chiropractic adjustment to see if i can achieve any relief from the nerve pains in my legs and feet. my entire back is… Continue

Added by Sagwabetes on August 6, 2008 at 4:37pm — 1 Comment

TuDiabetes Passed 3,800 Members

WOA!!! We keep on growing... on our way to 4,000 members very soon, today we passed 3,800 members!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!

Thanks to everybody for continuing to support the community and for participating the way you do: YOU make TuDiabetes what it is today.

BIG HUG, everybody!

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 6, 2008 at 1:43pm — 2 Comments

Novo Nordisk Will Pursue Autoimmunity Drugs

Back in November 2007, I featured a post in which I said that there were signs that pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company was reconsidering the company's type 1 diabetes strategy, particularly given their partnership with MacroGenics, Inc. to develop and commercialize teplizumab, which is a humanized anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody. In effect,… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on August 6, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Just so sick of it...

I'm just so sick of not feeling well!!! I've been at work today, fulltime day. Been up since 5.30am, worked from 8am to 4pm, got home nearly 1h ago now. Been feeling like s*** all day! During my workday i've been to the bathroom about once every hour! It was especially bad after lunch break. Felt like just going to sleep then, and I can't believe i had time to work at all because i went to bathroom so much :S

I haven't been able to test anything through the day, but it feels like i've been… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 6, 2008 at 9:31am — 3 Comments

Strawberry Powerade Zero

We've got a review of strawberry flavored Powerade Zero at glucoholic.com this morning!

Added by Glucoholic on August 6, 2008 at 5:11am — No Comments

Blog

My blog is here.

Added by Natalie on August 6, 2008 at 4:49am — No Comments

Patchwork Quilt, Diabetes-Style

Upon noting that for the past couple days, CWD's Quilt for Life was on display in Washington, DC, I clicked over to the CWD site to find out more about the project. After finding out the technical specifications, I started wondering whether or not I could design a patchwork block based on diabetes. With blood glucose tests so common to all people with diabetes, and many glucometers being packaged in similar teardrop designs, I had an inspiration to work from.



I've posted…

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Added by tmana on August 6, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

Meter Review, Phases 1.6-2.0

Materials Collection

Several days ago, I got a call, seemingly out of the blue, from a company called ASM Clinical, asking me about my diabetes testing habits. It turns out they are the referred "salesperson" from Simple Diagnostics, regarding my application for a free Clever Chek monitor. ASM Clinical is not a point of retail sale -- they are a point of…

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Added by tmana on August 5, 2008 at 11:08pm — No Comments

I believe

I just got this from a friend who has type 1 diabetes - I hope you enjoy it.. No need to pass it on unless you want to of course.....







BELIEVE!





A Birth Certificate shows that we were born



A Death Certificate shows that we died



Pictures show that we lived!



Have a seat . . . Relax . . . And read this slowly.





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I believe ..... That just because two people argue, it…
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Added by Phil on August 5, 2008 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Sugar Free Jello Is My New Crack...

When I was hungry in the hospital, that's what I got
and it tickkkked me off, because I wanted real food.
Now however, I can't get enough of it.
I've had like...
three today.
And I'm thinking about a fourth.
Also, no-sugar-added Cremesickles.
Deeelish.
and not terrible at 5g carb. a pop.

Added by Brittany on August 5, 2008 at 8:33pm — 2 Comments

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