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Today at work, my pump is beeping like mad. I check to see what all the rukus is about.


16.3 units left.

Dammit, I forgot to change it this morning before I left work. (always in a rush in the morning, thats how I roll) Anyway, I actually IM one of my internet IM buddies to ask how long 16 units will last. She told me to check the pump because it gives you a count down. So I did. It said 15:10, so basically I had 15 hours left before it had no insulin.… Continue

Added by Gina Capone on August 9, 2008 at 8:07pm — 15 Comments

Treating Us As We Live

A ninth-grade Social Studies paper introduced me to Godfrey Higgins' Anacalypsis, a somewhat-controversial tome on comparative religion. What little of it I read helped me solidify a logical argument for mankind's many systems of religious belief: presupposing the existence of a single, omnisicent Deity Who requires the worship of Mankind, it is in His best interest to present Himself to each people in the way that they are most likely to understand, and in a way which makes each more… Continue

Added by tmana on August 9, 2008 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

Biking and Bears

Went mountain biking this morning. When I got to the top of the loop I took a little break to eat a granola bar (my BG was 65). While I waited for the granola bar to kick in I enjoyed the beautiful valley views and saw a mama bear and three cubs run down the mountain side. Not a bad way to start the day.

Added by Brian on August 9, 2008 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

National Night Out and diabetes awareness

Tuesday last was "National Night Out" -- a non-holiday in which localities, and local businesses, do their best to create a safe environment for those who work in, reside in, or pass through the town to sample what the town has to offer. Some cities offer free museum admission; some have local restaurants bring samples of their foods to a set location; many bring out the public-awareness arms of their municipal services. North Plainfield's "big thing" was hiring out a safe-document-disposal…


Added by tmana on August 9, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Demistify Creativity - (3 of 3)

Myth #3 - I can’t turn on creativity when I want.

Well, that’s probably really close to the truth. No one likes to sit in a meeting when someone says…”OK, let’s all come up with some ideas on how to sell this broken glass to babies“. It seems as if the second you’re in a creative meeting…the creativity gets killed in a Blend-Tec. Why is that?

Usually the right atmosphere for creativity is never achieved.

Sometimes the wrong people are in the…

Added by Neil C. Greathouse on August 9, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments


So I've never kept a blog before, but I guess I can try. So I have seen a diabetic educator this summer to get my pump settings more finely tuned. And so far it has worked greatly. My bs has improved very well. It wasn't horrible before, but I feel I'm getting a lower A1c this next appt. But one thing that has happened is that I'm going low more. Today was kinda an up and down day. I've been sick with sinuses or some cold and my sugar was high a couple of hours before lunch so I corrected. Then… Continue

Added by Jess on August 8, 2008 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

Showing TuDiabetes the Love it Deserves


Pharma 2.0 just reviewed, a fantastic social network for people effected by diabetes. Its great to see so many things…


Added by CheyenneJack on August 8, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments


Finally after years of debate and feared panic attacks, I am agreeing to try the Omnipod. I haven't seen any complaints regarding the device, other than the occasional low...but I deal with that now anyway. I am super sensitive to insulin so I cannot say with 100 % truth that the panic and fear is no longer there but better now than never. There was much debate whether to try the MiniMed first, but with all that tubing getting snagged, I put that idea to rest quickly. I am realy excited about… Continue

Added by die die my darling on August 8, 2008 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

been busy here

hi to everyone it has been very busy here with the grandbaby she is getting so big now she is almost 8 pounds for being only 2months old she will be 3 months old in few days...and now that our baby has graduted from high school and she went into the coast guard she only has 4 weeks left and she will be done with basic training we are so proud of her and then we just get a letter today and she wants a home cooked meal lol. so we will be taking a plane ride up north to see her graduate from basic… Continue

Added by Karen on August 8, 2008 at 11:53am — No Comments

just mumbling to myself

I am broke. Diabetes is gonna have to wait for a while. Not only that.. the stupid Dr that did

my last eye appt told me that I had "Freckles in my eyes." "It's nothing to worry about."

Now, I know that it is something to think on and try to find a way to deal with.

ok. Mumbling done. I'm done testing til I can find a way to get teststrips.

LOL! maybe that would explain why this is the worst pair of glassed I've ever had!

Well, an email from American Diabetes… Continue

Added by MeadowLark on August 8, 2008 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

I smell


It’s taken 2 years, but I’ve used the last drop of cologne that I own. Or “man perfume” as some refer to it.

I was using Aqua diGio from Georgio Armani and I need something new. And not old man Stetson or musty stench of Wranglers.

While I’m totally aware that I’m setting myself up for a long line of “Eau de your mom” jokes…I’m open to suggestions.

So, are there any good colognes I should… Continue

Added by Neil C. Greathouse on August 8, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment


My 13 month-long fight with my insurance company has taken a beautiful turn for the better. The third level of my appeal process was sent to an independent review organization (IRO) last month. The list of items sent included 39 documents, ranging from my bg charts, endo's prescription and letter of medical necessity, academic articles and all the previous correspondences I've had with Regence.

I received a letter from the IRO yesterday saying, "It is the recommendation of this… Continue

Added by J. Davis Harte on August 8, 2008 at 10:43am — 6 Comments

it's official. i'm old. goodbye 20s

I'm no longer allowed to be irresponsible or play video games.

bah Screw that! I'm 30 today...but really i'm just turning 12 and beating the boys in video games.

Added by Jewelies on August 8, 2008 at 8:58am — 3 Comments

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'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


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…

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

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


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

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