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words to live by.....

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It 's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first… Continue

Added by debb on July 13, 2008 at 6:07am — 4 Comments

Prednisone and high bg's

I had to start taking prdnisone yesterday, friday, for pain. I couldn't believe how high it has caused my bg's to go. I had to drastically increase my short acting insulin. It has helped alot with the pain and me being able to sleep at night. I got so tired of sleeping 2 hours then walking the floor for 2 hours before I can take another pain pill to help with the pain.I lost most of the weeks work due to never sleeping enough to not feel like a zombie the next day as well as still being in pain… Continue

Added by Karen on July 12, 2008 at 7:28pm — 2 Comments

"Your pancreas works, but OURS don't." or Diabetes is easier when you are not alone...

Just wanted to share my latest blog entry about the importance of communities for those living with diabetes.

Added by Kristin on July 12, 2008 at 2:49am — 6 Comments

Its been a rough week!

Monday was our first night that my husband had to go to work the next morning. Well he didn't make it because he over sleep. Thats fine except for the fact that I didn't know he'd also be missing Thursday as well. Wednesday night he ended up driving me up to the hospital where I spent from 8:30pm to 7am in the ER where I was then transferred to ICU because I was having severe breathing problems where I couldn't catch my breathe and having palpations. I was on an oxygen mask to try to get my… Continue

Added by Cherise on July 11, 2008 at 10:12pm — 1 Comment

friday night lows

meter says 58. a nice laid back low, feeling good, feeling like overtreating. the honeybear in the cabinet wants a big upside down hug if you know what i mean. ate the carls jr. prime rib burger and took too much insulin, but the burger was damn good. treating with a juice box and a box of raisins. i was doing some boogie moves at the pad listening to some old 80s music when i started to feel it. the low, not the music. i was feeling the music too though, hence the radical boogie moves. i'd… Continue

Added by dino on July 11, 2008 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments


I went to my endo yesterday and had an A1C done. It was 6.3! In April is was 9.7. I'm soo stoked! I'm also in the process of getting a pump.... I hope it's the right thing. I guess if I don't like it I can always switch back to shots.. Anyway, just thought I would tell everyone that!

Added by Ryan Liston on July 11, 2008 at 1:01pm — 6 Comments

the a1c dance

i'm doing what i've thoughtfully refered to as the a1c dance. it's where my fingers are constantly going over the buttons of my pump to check my average for the past four weeks in an attempt to glean from it a hint as to what my a1c will be when it gets checked at the end of the month. it's looking to be at about 7.5% from the numbers on my meter, but i know that the blood test counts in a whole lot of numbers that i don't get to see if i haven't tested. i'm working hard to bring that number… Continue

Added by Bek on July 11, 2008 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

Lavish FDA Bonuses Go to Bureaucrats, Not Scientists

You'd think the U.S. FatalFood and Drug Administration (FDA) would be on the mend. After all, last December, The New York Times reported that the FDA is desperately short of money and poorly organized, which is putting people's lives at risk. A report entitled… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on July 11, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments


I came across this clip on yahoo videos. I found it to be very cheerful. May be because I love travelling a lot and I kind of love to dance but don’t know how (LOL). So, I thought you might all enjoy… Continue

Added by AG on July 10, 2008 at 9:56pm — No Comments


Saw my cardiologist for my 6 moth check up yesterday. He has decided that my blood pressure and blood sugar have stabilized enough that my heart might be able to handle things on its own again. He started by taking me off of the Toprol XL. He said if I start to have the racing heart or skipping beats I am to put myself back on it, but if all goes well then in 6 months he will take me off of the Cardizem LA as well. Then once I lose some more weight we will work on getting me off of the blood… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on July 10, 2008 at 3:09pm — 7 Comments

Lifetime Achievement

For those of you who already know about this, I apologize if it is repetitive. I went to see my endocrinologist 2 weeks ago for my usual 3 month exam. But it was different than any other appointment I've had in the past 26+ years ... my a1c was 6.4 ... the lowest it has been probably since I'm diagnosed (although I can't say that with 100% certainty). 6.4. 6.4. That is all I can keep saying in my head. I can honestly say that I have never worked this hard on anything my entire life, as I have… Continue

Added by Stacey on July 10, 2008 at 1:02pm — 7 Comments

diabetic decoration

i thunk a though this afternoon. i enjoy painting. i like painting miniatures, watercolor, acylics, furnature. just about anything. i glanced over at my meter kit. the meter itself matches my pump. but that little sticker device (which i have dubbed my bummble bee) is as plain and boring as anything ever was. so the thought was thunk. i have a million different lancet devices, why not try painting one? so within the next week or so i'm going to use a primer then paint one up in black and… Continue

Added by Bek on July 10, 2008 at 11:50am — 2 Comments

Watch Me

At multiple points in the life of a type 1 diabetic, annoying individuals will try their darndest to control the diet(really, not knowing anything at all about diabetes).

I do not respond well to these occurances.

"But the doctor says you shouldn't eat that! It's evil, it has sugar!"

Sometimes I ignore them and eat twice as much just to show them I don't care a flip what they think. (aka "Watch Me, I'll do as I please") Sometimes I attempt to explain, to no… Continue

Added by Heidi98 on July 10, 2008 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

It's good to have friends with glucose meters

My friends and I had planned a road trip to a quilt store for yesterday, and I had been looking forward to it. I decided to change my infusion set the day before so (hopefully) I would have no problems. I also packed my bag with the usual supplies. I remembered that I had put an extra vial of strips in my usual tote bag a few days ago.

But when I left, I did not take this tote bag!

So, the four of us are driving, we're hours from my house, and I feel like crap, so of course I want to… Continue

Added by Marie B on July 10, 2008 at 7:49am — 3 Comments

It is 9:35 AM. I woke up an hour ago with my blood sugar at 235... joy. Did I mention I have a test in five minutes? This is one of the worst parts of diabetes for me. I am unable to concentrate well…

It is 9:35 AM. I woke up an hour ago with my blood sugar at 235... joy. Did I mention I have a test in five minutes? This is one of the worst parts of diabetes for me. I am unable to concentrate well because my b.s. is high and I am frustrated with myself for not being in good control. I am a little worry-wort too, and so by now the thought of taking an exam with my blood sugar is probably consuming me more than what the high blood sugar is doing to my body. I just need to remember that this… Continue

Added by Casey on July 10, 2008 at 7:41am — 2 Comments

A1C wooos

For the first time since I have been on the pump I am dreading my blood work seams that things arn't going as good as b/4 Dr. told me last trip to stop loosing weight and I added a little food and stoped walking every night now walking only about 2 to 3 days a week. having a few BG in the low 200s 3 to 4 times a week. Diabetes wooos.

Added by Andy Barnes on July 9, 2008 at 7:46pm — 1 Comment

technology = yuck

oh, the glories of technology. computer, cell phones, medical gadgets galore. truly it is a wonderful world we live in...until the technology doesn't cooperate. thus the dilema i face. the glorious computer on which i opperate most days has turned against its users and denied anyone administrative privilages. and there's something buggy about java right now that i can't properly troubleshoot without those privilages and the access it grants. so guess what i can't do.

((it's okay,… Continue

Added by Bek on July 9, 2008 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment


Hi Everyone I got some bad news I have to go to the diabtic doctor as my blood sugar has been high for the last little while and my family doctor does not know why i am little upset and worried but i going to be ok I go on the 21 so i just hope everyone can wish me luck as i will need it but anyways i been busy with the coast post and theo and swiming so i trying to keep myself from worrying about the doctor too much i send my love to everyone and take care shelly

Added by shellyj on July 9, 2008 at 5:59pm — 2 Comments

Latest Endo!

Went to the endo this week... expecting to be yelled at - but my A1C came down to 7.3, which I'm proud of. What I learned after spinning myself up before this appointment is being Diabetic I'm ALWAYS hard on myself on my daily control about testing, numbers, did I take the right amount of insulin vs. carbs?, etc. etc. My short message is this: sometimes we need to reach around and give ourselves a pat on the back about doing the hard work daily and surviving with this disease. I'm alive and… Continue

Added by Dana Clark on July 9, 2008 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

A little bit about me..

I have been one of the luckiest people that I know. No, I didn't win the lotto, although that would help, I count friends and experiences far more than I count dollars. In my life, which I lived mostly disease free, I have visited 106 of the world's countires, and all seven continents (although I must say Antarctica is not my favorite--it comes close). I have met and enjoyed the company of people of many religious backgrounds, different languages, and customs, And after all of that, I have come… Continue

Added by Paul Mullens on July 9, 2008 at 10:32am — No Comments

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