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TuDiabetes Passed 3,800 Members

WOA!!! We keep on growing... on our way to 4,000 members very soon, today we passed 3,800 members!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!

Thanks to everybody for continuing to support the community and for participating the way you do: YOU make TuDiabetes what it is today.

BIG HUG, everybody!

Added by Manny Hernandez on August 6, 2008 at 1:43pm — 2 Comments

Novo Nordisk Will Pursue Autoimmunity Drugs

Back in November 2007, I featured a post in which I said that there were signs that pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Company was reconsidering the company's type 1 diabetes strategy, particularly given their partnership with MacroGenics, Inc. to develop and commercialize teplizumab, which is a humanized anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody. In effect,… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on August 6, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Just so sick of it...

I'm just so sick of not feeling well!!! I've been at work today, fulltime day. Been up since 5.30am, worked from 8am to 4pm, got home nearly 1h ago now. Been feeling like s*** all day! During my workday i've been to the bathroom about once every hour! It was especially bad after lunch break. Felt like just going to sleep then, and I can't believe i had time to work at all because i went to bathroom so much :S

I haven't been able to test anything through the day, but it feels like i've been… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 6, 2008 at 9:31am — 3 Comments

Strawberry Powerade Zero

We've got a review of strawberry flavored Powerade Zero at this morning!

Added by Glucoholic on August 6, 2008 at 5:11am — No Comments


My blog is here.

Added by Natalie on August 6, 2008 at 4:49am — No Comments

Patchwork Quilt, Diabetes-Style

Upon noting that for the past couple days, CWD's Quilt for Life was on display in Washington, DC, I clicked over to the CWD site to find out more about the project. After finding out the technical specifications, I started wondering whether or not I could design a patchwork block based on diabetes. With blood glucose tests so common to all people with diabetes, and many glucometers being packaged in similar teardrop designs, I had an inspiration to work from.

I've posted…


Added by tmana on August 6, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

Meter Review, Phases 1.6-2.0

Materials Collection

Several days ago, I got a call, seemingly out of the blue, from a company called ASM Clinical, asking me about my diabetes testing habits. It turns out they are the referred "salesperson" from Simple Diagnostics, regarding my application for a free Clever Chek monitor. ASM Clinical is not a point of retail sale -- they are a point of…


Added by tmana on August 5, 2008 at 11:08pm — No Comments

I believe

I just got this from a friend who has type 1 diabetes - I hope you enjoy it.. No need to pass it on unless you want to of course.....


A Birth Certificate shows that we were born

A Death Certificate shows that we died

Pictures show that we lived!

Have a seat . . . Relax . . . And read this slowly.


I believe ..... That just because two people argue, it…

Added by Phil on August 5, 2008 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Sugar Free Jello Is My New Crack...

When I was hungry in the hospital, that's what I got
and it tickkkked me off, because I wanted real food.
Now however, I can't get enough of it.
I've had like...
three today.
And I'm thinking about a fourth.
Also, no-sugar-added Cremesickles.
and not terrible at 5g carb. a pop.

Added by Brittany on August 5, 2008 at 8:33pm — 2 Comments

The First "Adventure"

Tomorrow will be my first major outing where I'll have to deal with diabetes. Fortunately, my mom will be coming along to help me count carbs, manage my insulin, etc.

I'm going to the Ohio State Fair to march in a parade. yippee skippy.

It'll be hot (especially in a BAND UNIFORM "-.-), exhausting, and I'll have to be checking constantly as even light exercise can get me pretty low at this point.

So, I'm a little nervous, but I'll let you all know how it went.

Added by Brittany on August 5, 2008 at 5:44pm — 1 Comment

A pretty downer day

I'm not sure what caused it...but it all started last night. I was told something I DID NOT want to hear, so I was in a bad mood all last night. Then I broke. I just had a mental breakdown. I sat in my room...thoughts swimming around in my head. Then the dreadful water works. Not too sure what brought them on, I think it was an accumulation of held in anger/sadness/etc. See, I don't know how to express myself very easily, especially when I am in the "upset zone"...I think being so upset messed… Continue

Added by sugarrbabie on August 5, 2008 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Pump Crached last night around 9:30

My MM 722 crashed last night about 9:30. MM told me to disconnect but though I would stay hooked up and test every hour to make sure I would not do a nose dive with my BGs. Did great last night. After being on the phone with Medtronic for about 10 min.s had a new pump on the way and rec.ed it about 8:45 this morning I am up and running and things could not be better.

Added by Andy Barnes on August 5, 2008 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

Prescription Data Used To Assess Consumers' Health "Scores"

Yesterday, The Washington Post featured an article describing what the authors called "a powerful new tool for evaluating whether to cover individual consumers: a health 'credit report' which is drawn from databases containing prescription drug records on more than 200 million Americans." Pharmaceutical industry blog Pharmalot broke the… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on August 5, 2008 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Waiting Time

Well the PODs got here yesterday. Got home from work & found a big ol box of Stuff. Started to read the users guide....lots of info. Now I need to wait for someone to give me the training I need to use all this stuff....

Added by Mike Adelman on August 5, 2008 at 4:14am — No Comments

An introduction...

I was diagnosed with this lovely disease at the age of seven (just for the record, I am a very sarcastic person). Upon being diagnosed, I was actually excited about having a disease. My feelings toward diabetes changed a bit after I became more knowledgeable about it. I was the perfect diabetic the first 3-4 years. Then I started to lie about my numbers to my parents and started to spiral out of control. I've endured hospitalizations and serious illness and saw the inside of three intensive… Continue

Added by Amy on August 4, 2008 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Guess What?!?!!?

It's official... I am now a pumper! I was trained this evening and have been loving it ever since! I'm still getting used to the infusion set... I'm afraid to move too much. I'll get used to it eventually. We'll see how tomorrow goes!

Added by Ryan Liston on August 4, 2008 at 8:03pm — 4 Comments

It's Quite Embarrassing...

Today was my first day of "pre" band camp, and I was shocked at how much just very light marching affected my bs level. I tested before we started and I was at 153, and by the time I got home I was at 86.

That makes it a lot clearer to me how important it is to be testing during all of this activity, especially once we get to the real camp. At camp we march for up to two hours at a time (with lots of water breaks, of course, and a nurse) twice a day, and it's much… Continue

Added by Brittany on August 4, 2008 at 1:19pm — 2 Comments

Straight from the Bog?

Last night, I tuned into dLife (well, I didn't exactly do it myself, but TiVO changed the channel and began recording it for me and I turned the TV on and tuned in then). I realize that dLife is an advertiser-sponsored program, and like other diabetes-related media, dLife needs sponsors to pay its bills.

But… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on August 4, 2008 at 10:12am — No Comments're diabetic...

im so tired. i dont want to get up from here. i don't want to check my sugar. i don't want to give myself a shot. i don't want to take my pills in the morning. i don't want to think about my hands going numb. or about my vision. or my kidneys. or my insurance, the test strips, short needle or long needle? i don't want to check my blood. I'm tired of the bruises. i don't want to use my thigh. or arm. or butt.. or the intense gut wrenching pain from my triglycerides being too… Continue

Added by John on August 4, 2008 at 7:22am — No Comments

Well 'Ello.

the name'd be brittany.

and now that all those introductions are over.

let's talk about my week.

it sucked sucked SUCKED balls.


go to the outpatient lab to get blood tests. fasting bg=371.


visit with pediatrician. doctor is an irritable russian lady who makes a federal case about getting me to children's hospital IMMEDIATELY.

we show up at children's. bg=440.

of course, they freaking admit me,… Continue

Added by Brittany on August 3, 2008 at 9:47pm — 4 Comments

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