Today's Saturday, and I've decided to make a change for next week and to start preparing myself now.
So, here's my plan: from Monday to Friday I'll go totally off sugar, stick to a carb limit of 210g or less every day (right now I have no clue what I'm doing-a lot more than that), keep track of my bg's every day, and exercise at least 30 min. a day.
Whew! It makes me tired just thinkin about all that :) No, actually I'm hoping this gives me a lot more energy. Right now I just feel… Continue
Added by amy on March 29, 2008 at 3:06pm —
I was recently asked if I would write a mini book about myself on how I stay positive and healthy with Type 1 Diabetes. I've never written anything like a mini book before, but i thought I'd give it a shot in hopes that maybe this might help someone with this disease or any disease for that matter. I thought I'd post what I wrote here as well in case someone has any interest in reading about my daily life as a type 1 diabetic. Thank you for your time. Have a gorgeous day. Jen… Continue
Added by Jen Mangum on March 29, 2008 at 2:33pm —
are usually good for me. i don't stress out and over-treat my sugars. i typically see low 100s. thats my goal again this weekend.
i need support from everyone out there.
"sarah, don't panic because you're dropping, it's a good thing!"
Added by Sagwabetes on March 29, 2008 at 7:53am —
"You live with dignity. You don't die with it."
A skeptic's way of looking at life optimistically and trying to persuade someone else of their backwards argument.
I found irony in the saying. Especially when it came from an individual that was an extreme pessimist. But when it came to someone else’s life - they saw the richness in it and looked passed all the troubling situations. And saw it as their responsibility to not let them just roll over and give up. The irony wasn’t… Continue
Added by Jessica on March 28, 2008 at 10:11pm —
Mollie Singer (TuDiabetes.com member) was recently featured with her sister Jackie Singer in an advertisement for Mudd Girls Move the World Campaign in the April issue of TEEN VOGUE. You can read about in CureMoll
Added by TuDiabetes Administration on March 28, 2008 at 10:00pm —
The doctor put me on insulin today. After taking it I have a slight headache. Could be from the stress today or just from the insulin, right? He also kept me on Metformin. I now take 15cc of insulin twice a day and 1000mg of metformin twice a day. I also take a depression pill before bed. I am upset about having to take the insulin. I have always been told that once I did take insulin that I always would. I so bad wanted to do this on my own, but I just couldn't. Sometime I still think I am in… Continue
Added by Amanda on March 28, 2008 at 7:51pm —
I wanted to update everyone since my last post, losing Louise (my cgm). Well I didn't lose all of her, just the transmitter. I didn't actually lose her either; she was thrown away by my three year old! Anyway, I called Dexcom today, assuming I had to buy a new one (says $250 on their webpage), and was thrilled to learn that they would be sending me a new one! I was honest with what happened, and that was okay with them. Said you're allowed one replacement within a certain time frame. I can't… Continue
Added by Toni Crebbin on March 28, 2008 at 6:18pm —
Before I was diabetic Daddy drove a milk truck and delivered milk to people's homes. Mother was always a stay at home Mom and there was barely enough income to pay the rent on the house and put food on the table. A few years later Daddy applied for a job at the Roanoke Post Office and was accepted. The salary was substantially larger and that was when we made a down payment on the 10 acres that became our farm.
The house across the street from ours was huge and… Continue
Added by Richard157 on March 28, 2008 at 6:17pm —
Well, yesterday was the day I got my very own pump. Nothing different but now it is mine. This one I am actually using th remote control with, which I find a bit easier. The only problem I do have is, for the software, I run Vista with Firefox - not IE. The software does not work with this........
I do find this a bit strange - never mind. I will think of something............
I do like using Sugar stats though - and so does my educator. I can give her access so I do not… Continue
Added by Suzanne on March 27, 2008 at 11:29pm —
Five years, and I'm still trying to figure this out. Empirically, it looks like I go through two- or three-month cycles, where one month all my numbers will be high regardless of what I do, the next month they'll be low, and the third month they'll be normal, and then the cycle will start again.
Unfortunately, it's not an exact cycle and it's not an exact science. Sometimes it's two months, sometimes it's four. Any relation to my monthly cycle is purely coincidental: one month, I'll… Continue
Added by tmana on March 27, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Tonight, my husband and I went out to see a movie with friends. Because they all have young kids, the movie we saw was "Horton hears a Who." Very cute, and interesting for a kids movie.
Afterwords, we went out for dinner and I ordered a blue cheese salad dish. At least, that's what was advertised. One bite, and I knew it was a mistake..it was very heavily drenched in blue cheese and blue cheese chunks. Yuck. I wade my way through about 1/6 of the dish, and my mouth starts to tingle,… Continue
Added by Heidi98 on March 27, 2008 at 7:00pm —
I received a call today informing me that my HMO (Harvard Pilgrim Health Care) has decided to discontinue coverage of the CGMS. I am so sad. My A1c at the start of my CGMS use was 7.4%. Within 90 days of CGMS use, I dropped to a 6.7%. I am so sad that they will not cover it anymore as I cannot afford to be on it without their assistance. At $30 per sensor I will be paying just under $90 per week to continue using this. I cannot keep the sensor on the 6-7 days that some users are able to due to… Continue
Added by itsnotabeeper on March 27, 2008 at 5:00pm —
With school I belong to a mentor program. I emailed him last week and informed him about what is going on with me and the issues surrounding diabetes and school right now. He asked me to think on a question in preparation for this week's meeting. What do I need to do to feel like I am doing what needs to be done for me. This is a question that everyone could benefit from answering. To many people, focus on loved ones and helping them and ignoring what you need to do for you. If there is anyone… Continue
Added by Cody Turner on March 27, 2008 at 9:35am —
I'm trying to lose weight.... On Feb. 12th, when I saw my Endo, I weighed at 148... Now I weight 140 pounds.... I have been walking on my treadmill about 30 min because my legs, feet and ankles hurt.... Well I got my new diabetic walking/tennis shoes, I can walk on my treadmill for a hour and my feet,ankles and legs don't hurt... WOW! What a difference shoes makes....... My goal is to weigh 115 pounds by July.... My plan is to walk on treadmill for a hour 6 days a week...... been doing 25… Continue
Added by Shawna Staats on March 27, 2008 at 7:37am —
Prior to the discovery of insulin there were several treatments for diabetes. Those treatments included bleeding, opium, starvation, exercise and diets. A diet low in carbs and high in fat and protein was sometimes used. Without the availability of insulin these treatments extended the lives of diabetics by approximately one year.
Insulin was discovered in 1921 and became available to the general public in 1923. The first insulin was taken from pigs and cows by a… Continue
Added by Richard157 on March 27, 2008 at 7:30am —
I almost forgot, on Friday the 14th of March I went to see my Ophthalmologist, Dr. Michele Gajus. She's a lovely lady.
She told me I have cataracts which don't need to be operated on quite yet and the signs of Macular Degeneration (which I already knew) . She told me to keep an eye on it and if I notice it getting worse I have to go see her immediately.
And that's about it for that.
Added by Loren on March 27, 2008 at 3:31am —
Today, Thursday 27th March, I attended week 4 of the DIP program.
First thing we did was weigh in. To my shock, horror, I lost 2.5 kilo!!
I couldn't believe it, especially after the Easter holidays!
Wendy, the dietitian, was very pleased and so was I !!
I have had to fiddle with my insulin the past couple of weeks because I am constantly getting lows during the day and most days I have to skip the before lunch Novorapid.
I think I may have figured it out now… Continue
Added by Loren on March 27, 2008 at 3:29am —
Thursday, 20th March was Week 3 of the DIP Program.
I was very upset because I couldn't attend that day! I had been so good all week I was looking forward to weighing in and learn more about Carbs & low GI foods, which was the subject for week 3.
The reason I had to stay home was that the night before my freezer died. I thought it was going to catch fire, there was a loud noise and then the house started to fill with smelly smoke. I pulled it away from the wall and… Continue
Added by Loren on March 27, 2008 at 3:25am —
Christopher Lawton, a writer for The Wall Street Journal has asked for help from our members. He is currently working on a story that takes a look at electronic medical records and why they have been slow to catch on. If anyone is interested in speaking with him, and if you have any stories where your medical care was hampered in any way, because your doctor didn’t have an electronic medical record or you didn’t have electronic access to your medical records, please contact… Continue
Added by TuDiabetes Administration on March 26, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Has it been a month already? My 722 has quickly become a part of me. I hardly notice that it is there at all and I can't believe that I was pushing shots 4-6 times a day. What I don't understand is why I waited for so long to move to the pump. There was a huge mental block in making the move. Even with a mother who is a CDE and providing a steady stream of info about the pump for several years, I resisted. I guess it's like being a preachers kid... never wanting to listen to what you know is… Continue
Added by Shawn-ATL on March 26, 2008 at 7:04pm —