So my endo called yesterday (yes, my doc called me on a Sunday as he had just got back into the country...he's great!) to tell me my bloodwork results. The good news that the celiac test showed negative, the thyroid level was steady (I have hypothyroidism), and the iron was good. There was a "but" though. Along with the CBC test comes the white blood cell count, which was very low. I had no infection at the time, so it is unexplainable at this time. He tells me not to be alarmed, but doesn't… Continue
Added by Toni Crebbin on November 19, 2007 at 9:25pm —
Hey there, esteemed TuDiabetes community members. I'm looking to connect with a few PWD's who are living with type 2 diabetes for a dLife project I'm working on. If you have type 2 diabetes and you would be interested in participating in a writing project for dLife.com, please drop me a line at morrone at dlife dot com.
Thanks for your time, and I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
Added by Kerri Sparling on November 19, 2007 at 8:37pm —
ugh!!!! i was doing sooooo good today. my numbers were great, GREAT I TELL YOU!! then oh hey lets take our pump off for basketball practice, cool...sugar's 107 so of course i drink gatorade because i was on my way to the gym after practice...get home..oh hey 301...then i decide to eat dinner, not bolus..then get a bath for like a half hour and hey 520...shotss...what's up...my sugar that's what...i swear i'm such an idiot sometimes! =O
Added by Alison on November 19, 2007 at 5:04pm —
This blog isnt about anything really! I am just on the computer and want to feel like I am doing something useful. In actuality it is great when I keep up on my typing because when I go back to my data entry job at the IRS I will not have lost any of my speed.
Oh I did do something productive today. I went to my Diabetes basics class and learned how I am supposed to eat. The dietician gave us some great meal plans to go by. I tend to do so much better on a diet if I am give some… Continue
Added by Kathryn on November 19, 2007 at 3:09pm —
My husband's Flexible Spending Account won't reimburse him for my pump. Reason: It's "cosmetic". What do they know?
Added by Darlene Mann on November 19, 2007 at 1:14pm —
That's when I finally have an appt with an endo. My PCP is still dragging her feet on diagnosing me with diabetes. I have a fasting bg of 128 now, and I am struggling with after meal values at 150+ despite frantic and strict low carbing. I am still scared. It's not coming down with "diet and exercise" and I feel desperate. I had to beg my pcp for a referral to an endo (not that my insurance needed it, but no one around here would take me without a referral.) as if I am making this stuff up.… Continue
Added by Halle on November 19, 2007 at 12:58pm —
Despite being very anxious that it was up, my 10/31/2007 HbA1C result was 5.4%.
Needless to say, I am thrilled. Will see the doc after T-day.
Added by CynW on November 19, 2007 at 9:24am —
I have always known that my food weakness is anything sweet. I am coming to realize that this is going to be my hardest struggle in my journey to a healthier me. I did soooooo good throughout the day yesterday and today. Well last night I was at a quilting all nighter and there was a box of cream puffs that would not leave me alone. They were downright malicious in the way that I was unable to focus on anything else for longer than a few minutes. I would focus on what I was making and then… Continue
Added by Kathryn on November 18, 2007 at 10:38pm —
I know that I may need to add another type of insulin to gain control of my after meal #'s. I have been researching Humalog and think that this may be the one to talk to my doctor about. Right now I'm on Lantus and Glucotrol XL. Can Lantus be used with Humalog?
Added by Angela Marie Rowe-Guenther on November 18, 2007 at 8:11pm —
So I decided to join a few groups. One is Diabetics and Jews as I am Jewish. Another was for Disability as I am hearing impaired & the third is diabetics and tattoos. I do not have a tattoo yet but hope to get one soon. I figure to get my feet wet. I may create a group for those with LADA.
My first A1C test was 5.8%, my second was 5.3% my third is as I looked is 5.6%. So I am doing well for my first year. My next test will be December 21st. Figured why not do it on… Continue
Added by Amy on November 18, 2007 at 3:37pm —
A online community like myspace or facebook for Diabetes! how cool! An intro about myself. I am 30 years old originally from Boston living in NY. I have been diagnosed with Diabetes since December 21st, 2006. I was certainly not prepared for it as I was laid off from my job a week before! And I am still not working but finished school to be a Medical Biller & Coder. The strange thing is the department I did my intern at was so supportive of my Diabetes that they asked about how I am doing.… Continue
Added by Amy on November 17, 2007 at 1:17pm —
Today I ran into an old friend whom I had not seen in a long time. They were quite shocked at my appearance, "How much weight have you lost - you look great!" Well, as of this week, it's 65 pounds in 6 months. And they were amazed - wanted to know if I'd had a gastric bypass or something? "Nope, Diabetes!" Then I explained my new lifestyle, low carb eating, exercise, etc. - how boring that must sound - not nearly as exciting as a new diet pill or the lap-band, or radical liposuction. Sorry, I… Continue
Added by DeeVa KC on November 16, 2007 at 10:30pm —
Dexcom just announced today that the FDA has approved the Dexcom SEVEN system for calibration using any
approved glucose meter.
This upgrade should be rolled out in new Dexcom systems by the end of March 2007. And that existing Dexcom users should get it some time in the first quarter of 2007.
Here's the official press release
Added by Bernard on November 16, 2007 at 3:50pm —
I am going to say it again... I love reading everyone's blog... I am learning from it, discovering new things is one reason why I make time reading blogs. And funny how I envy everyone because you could express what you feel/experience/think so clearly. On my part, Most often than not, I am having a hard time understanding some blogs when someone uses idiomatic expression (LOL), I can't grasp the meaning!~ well, it's understandable since english is not my mother-tongue, and we don't use it… Continue
Added by yda1027 on November 16, 2007 at 8:00am —
I was a 'blue water' sailor doing time on USS Bennington CVS20 1965, USS Truxton DLGN35 1969 - 70 and USS Enterprise CVAN65 1972 - 73. We were in the Gulf when the war shut down and did not get back until May or Jun of that year. Most of my time I did as a reactor operator on the Truxton and Enterprise. I got out in Oct of 1975, probably the biggest life mistake I made. Things would be alot easier now if I had stayed and retired.
I look back on my Navy time as a really good time. My… Continue
Added by s6954118 on November 16, 2007 at 6:33am —
I just wanted to share with everyone here how blessed I feel even though I am right smack in the middle of my exams. OK, that's ONE MORE EXAM on monday before I go out for dinner with the girls and spend a few days catching up on sleep and packing for my holiday.
see, I was brought to the ER two days after my exams ended last semester. i'd been really ill during the exams and i could barely stay awake in the midst of my exams, i had to keep running to the toilet over and over again… Continue
Added by Daena on November 16, 2007 at 12:32am —
I've always had really REALLY bad vision. Fantastically bad. I'm lucky that it can be corrected, but without my glasses or contacts, I couldn't function.
I used to dread going to the eye doctor. I'd put it off until my prescription became really ineffective. Until reading signs became a problem and movies were a blur. A visit to the eye doctor meant those hateful lines of letters and an undeniable feeling of failure. The doctor, so close to your face you can smell him, asking you "Number one,… Continue
Added by Lizzie on November 15, 2007 at 7:11pm —
It has not taken me long to determine that I do not like the ADA. The first clue: sitting through hours of nutrition lectures which suggested a high-carb diet, because after all that's what the ADA says to do. I am from a small town with massive cattle production nearby. I can in fact smell bull droppings. Especially when they involve the roller coaster that was my blood glucose level before dropping carbs to under a hundred grams a day...
Now that I have finally
met my… Continue
Added by Theodora on November 15, 2007 at 6:13pm —
It's a bit more positive than some of the entries I've been making lately.I am Blessed
And it's brings me a little bit closer to my 50,000 word mark...
Added by Courtney on November 15, 2007 at 3:01pm —
Ok, this is it: ONE MORE infusion set change and if all goes well we'll get to see my husband a few days earlier than expected....late this weekend...anyone have any good ideas on how to celebrate his return other than the obvious banner and sweet lovin', err, ahh I mean sweet cookin'?! Something fun we could do for him when we pick him up or have waiting for him at home? I'm frantically running around to get everything together that I am drawing a blank! Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
Added by Rachel Joy on November 15, 2007 at 10:22am —