It's official folks! The new pump has arrived! I know I can't strap in until tonight but knowing that it is hear makes me feel all the better!
my sugars are still dropping from time to time, but overall still doing ok... can't wait to re-attach
ps - my pump is my woobie :-)
Added by Leah on July 16, 2008 at 9:55am —
Look deep into eyes to detect diabetes
15 Jul 2008, 1334 hrs IST, IANS
Look deep into someone's eyes and know what is in their hearts - or whether they will eventually get diabetes!
Yes, a new screening device that pinpoints early symptoms of impending eye disease also helps doctors detect patients prone to diabetes.
The instrument, designed by scientists at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Centre, captures eye images to detect… Continue
Added by James Osborne on July 16, 2008 at 8:10am —
Well I am patiently (yeah right) waiting for my pump to arrive at my office this morning. Yesterday went pretty well. I was able to stay under 200 all day.
Unfortunately I was staying under 100 all night as well. I did great calculating insulin for my corrections and for my food intake, but it was the long acting that screwed me up. My pump gives me a higher basal at night while I sleep, so I adjusted for that, but it turns out I adjusted just a bit too much. By the time I was ready… Continue
Added by Leah on July 16, 2008 at 7:32am —
some people may think this sounds a little crazy, but it's all very true, so just go with me for a moment. the women in my family have a bit of a tendancy toward profetic dreams and unforunately this morning i had a minor one that wwas both annoying and true. as i waas immerging from the lull of sleep i had a brief flash of my meter saying 208. i woke up and said, "so help me if it's 208 when i check it..." missed the mark by one point. it was 209. seems that i never see anything that makes me… Continue
Added by Bek on July 16, 2008 at 5:51am —
We've got a great new review of Russell Stover Net Carb Chocolate Covered Almonds at glucoholic.com
Added by Glucoholic on July 16, 2008 at 5:03am —
So I went to the doctor this morning as many of you already know and found out that I am pre-diabetic. The minimal blood glucose score for Diabetes, my doctor says, is 120 and I was 115. She was a little worried about how close I was to 120 so we decided that I would really watch my diet (I need to loose 8 pounds- yay) and exercise a lot and to test my blood sugar often and if/when it goes over 120 to go back to her and discuss the next steps. I HATE sticking my finger. When they did it this… Continue
Added by Victoria on July 15, 2008 at 3:39pm —
I've been diabetic since March, 1984 - and probably for a few months prior to that date. I was just about to re-enlist in the US Army for the 2nd time, when, during my re-enlistment physical, it was found that I had a Blood Glucose level of just below 600. Needless to say, I was medically discharged from the Army in 1985. I've been using Novolog and lantus for the last few years to manage my diabetes, but I was never in great coontrol. For years, my A1C was in the 9 - 10 range. Just within the… Continue
Added by Gary Hall on July 15, 2008 at 12:45pm —
Another big part of my life for the past year (and hard core since January) is Dieting to lose the rest of my baby weight and feel like "the old Dana" instead of "Fluffy-Dana". (my personal joke!) And let me tell ya- Dieting with Diabetes is TOUGH! Especially if you don't know if the insulin keeps a couple of pounds on your or what. Exercising helps too but taking OFF the weight and not FLUCTUATING up and down has been hard. I've done everything: Weight Watchers- 2 years, Exercise, Nutritional… Continue
Added by Dana Clark on July 15, 2008 at 11:16am —
I am an official omnipod user! =) It is a very exciting thing. Going from 35+ MDI to 3 pricks with the pod! We are having a little isssue with getting my blood sugar down in target range. But I assumed it would be like this due to the stress on my body with everything changing. And my educator started the basal rate a little low, as to not over due it. I am supposed to call her later and discuss on chaging the basal if my level still has not gone down. So we will see!
Update on basal… Continue
Added by sugarrbabie on July 15, 2008 at 10:00am —
So yesterday evening my pump decided to yell at me during my workout. I had two choices, stop holding down a button on the pump itself or take the battery out. Since I wasn't holding down a button, I went for the battery. No good... the buttons were stuck.
Plan of action you ask... first, called Cozmo and they are sending me a new pump and meter. Whew! second called a fellow diabetic for my educators cell#. third leave message with educator for assistance. and finally I remembered I… Continue
Added by Leah on July 15, 2008 at 9:21am —
I go into Diabetes Management at 9:00 AM tomorrow to start my omnipod! I am so excited. I have been trying to get on a pump for 5 years now, but because of stinky insurance issues have not suceeded. When I applied for the omnipod, I was informed my insurance just started covering it 3 weeks before my application was received! The Lord was definately looking out for me in my time of frustration! I was amazed. We got the call, and three days later the omnipod arrived on my doorstep! This is going… Continue
Added by sugarrbabie on July 14, 2008 at 6:48pm —
So this is my first blog entry here. I hope to keep it up, I am usually no good at that, but I will try this time. So tomorrow I go to the doctor to get tested AGAIN to see if I have diabetes. When my mom was diagnosed I was in high school and since so many other family members have it I was tested a lot then. Once I got to college and away from my regular doctor getting tested just kind of fell away. I didn't feel like I had it and I was pretty active. I graduated from college in 2006 and… Continue
Added by Victoria on July 14, 2008 at 5:38pm —
Im not sure how to blog all that much, but I guess I'll take a crack at it.
So tomorrow is my birthday, yay!
It will be my second birthday with diabetes,
first year with my pump, Jelly, and second year of diabetes camp.
Im super excited for my camp, it is extraordinary!
Last year on my birthday I was taking Humalog shots, which was okay,
But now I can't honestly imagine life without my pump, taking shots again!
During my camp, one day we go… Continue
Added by Carly! on July 14, 2008 at 5:03pm —
Thought I'd share this post with my TuDiabetes family, as my 36th birthday is around the corner (tomorrow):
Added by Manny Hernandez on July 14, 2008 at 4:31pm —
The more I think of it, the more I see that which is diagnosed as "Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus" as a spectrum of metabolic disorders, all of which are capable of producing a single symptom: hyperglycemia. Or maybe two symptoms, if you count beta cell death.
While I am not a doctor, a pharmacist, or trained in medicine or medical research, I can see multiple etiologies (causes and paths to "disease"); each of these should indicate a more specific medical approach to glycemic management… Continue
Added by tmana on July 14, 2008 at 1:18pm —
Well I got some great news the other day - 7.5 A1C reading! Now I know this isn't stellar and I still have a ways to go but considering my last result was a 9.3 I was pumped to get this result.
The main 2 reasons my results have gone down so much were 1) I started logging EVERYTHING on www.SugarStats.com. I gave trusted logins to my wife, nutritionist, and endo so I know at any point they could check in and see what I've been eating. Now of course I could cheat and just not log when… Continue
Added by Kyle on July 14, 2008 at 11:27am —
Please check out my blog
. Just musings on dealing with diabetes.
- a poem about my old mm508
Mushroom and Roses
Added by MelissaBL on July 14, 2008 at 10:20am —
"My primary objective is to lower my A1C to the low 7's for the first time since the 1990's. If I can do that, then everything will begin to fall into place and I will be on my way to owning diabetes once again."
That's what I blogged two months ago in May when I first discovered tudiabetes.com. Prior to that post, my A1C was 9.2 in late 2007. My goal was to have it down by the end of summer, or else I would have to look into getting on the pump.
Anyway, I've been… Continue
Added by dino on July 14, 2008 at 8:35am —
everyone knows tight control is important for any diabetic and at least the women here know that it has to be even more controlled (at least as much as possible) during pregnancy. so i'm working on it. as i've mentioned before, for the readings on my meter (which i know only tell about a quarter of the story) it does appear that my a1c will be lower than the last, though only time and a trip to the endo will truly tell.
the downfalls of all of this preperation are as… Continue
Added by Bek on July 14, 2008 at 7:38am —
So ass some of u guys know im new here!
and i think this is a really cool site so ya im going to tell u a little bit about myself.
-Well Im Future Mrs.Jonas ( Nick Is My Husband) :p so if u dont know who he is watch this video on youtube:
>-I have type one diabetes
- I LOVE The Jonas Brothers :p
- I Have A Youtube Account nd its called "Niceese"
-I might… Continue
Added by Reese on July 13, 2008 at 5:42pm —