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Good bye summer......

Not really since Fall doesn't start for another 30 days or so but Labor Day is considered to be the last holiday of Summer. Here in Kansas City once summer is over and fall sets in it's all down hill from there becuase it seems like fall is only 2 days long and BAM! (as Emerald says) winter is here. And our winter is usually a nasty little ugly creature that rears his head sometimes as soon as Thanksgiving. UGH! The cold wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't the ice and snow. And for some reason… Continue

Added by Andrea on August 29, 2008 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment

Relationships and Diabetes

I have been following JDRF's Bloggers Round Table and have posted on the topics they cover. This topic happened to be romantic relationships and the effect Diabetes has on them. I think it effects every romantic relationship in one way or another. I have posted about this on my blog and would love for you to hear my side of relationships and the big "D", so come check it out at my blog:

Love and the "D"

You can also follow… Continue

Added by Chris Bishop on August 29, 2008 at 3:47pm — No Comments

My experience with Diabetes

I was diagnose at 14 years of age, when I was a freshman in High School. It was certainly NOT your typical diabetes story, that's for sure.

In about October of my freshman year I started to have some really weird things happen to me. I would shake really badly. I started forgetting things. My mom takes care of a lady who has type 1 and she must have said something and she said to my mom that it could be diabetes. My mom borrowed an extra meter from work and checked my after dinner. I was… Continue

Added by Kiersten on August 29, 2008 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

Word in Your Hand First Video

The Word In Your Hand project started in back in July 2007.

The premise of the project is quite simple: take a picture of your hand showing a word (or words) that describe how you feel about diabetes. The result of the project in 2007 was this video:

To participate in this year's Word In Your Hand initiative,… Continue

Added by Word in Your Hand on August 29, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Heading to school in Canada

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 — No Comments

Hate is a strong word... 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, 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 — 3 Comments

Quiting smoking

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 — 13 Comments

Sugar-free candy -- WTF??

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 — 11 Comments

Thursday Morning

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 — 3 Comments

Sneaks up on you, doesn't it?

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 — 2 Comments

So heart warming

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 — 3 Comments


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 — 1 Comment

Sugar Free Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

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 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 — 1 Comment

A1c RESULTS! :) :) :) :)

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 — 7 Comments

Oops! How to make a pasta dinner after work...

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 — 1 Comment

CGMS notification date is near...

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 — No Comments

"Executive decision" about testing times

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)

(etc, etc)

My guidelines were that the pre-prandial should be no more… Continue

Added by Misty on August 28, 2008 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

me want hurt you so bad...

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 — 3 Comments

What A Week!

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 — 6 Comments

Back at college

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 — 2 Comments

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