I'm kind of getting tired of being diabetic. I go through it at points in my life, and I'm in that low right now. It just bothers me that I don't feel good, and it's pretty much because of the diabetes. This morning I couldn't get my sugar to come up. Over a 3 hour period it wouldn't get above 60, no matter how much I ate or how much juice I drank. It drained me for the whole afternoon. It sucked and I hate it so much. I was diagnosed when I was 8 (25 days away from being 9) so I don't really… Continue
Added by Anna on April 25, 2008 at 8:08pm —
So I'm at work the other day and a new gal that we call "crazy" and interjects herself into every conversation around her found out I was diabetic. I'm always out there with it- talking about it, discussing, educating, taking shots, etc. It's a part of me and I have nothing to hide. Anyway - she said "you aren't going to have one of those Steel Magnolia moments- are you?" WOW. Haven't heard anything like that in a LOOOONG time but I guess that is all people have to reference some time. Anyway,… Continue
Added by Dana Clark on April 25, 2008 at 6:02pm —
From local Triangle news comes this story about five children who accidentally stuck themselves
with a classmate's lancet. I think 18 months of testing is a little overkill and a lot of CYA, but at least the parents of the impacted youngsters seem to have the proper perspective. From the article:
One of the student's parents,… Continue
Added by Glucoholic on April 25, 2008 at 5:38pm —
I was strolling through town on this beautiful afternoon. I poked my nose into a small coffee shop where I'd heard the governor of Massachusetts would be talking to people, and sure enough, there he was. He seemed very reasonable and human but there were so many people deluging him with demands I pretty much took a look and left it at that.
On my way down the street afterwards someone called out at me. I ignored it at first, but the person called out again and I turned around and… Continue
Added by Jenny on April 25, 2008 at 12:30pm —
I set this page up for me and my son. I hope to find a community of children and parents that we can relate to. The only time my son is in contact with other children with diabetes is when we attend Fall Family Camp each year. I hope this will give him the opportunity to chat with other boys and girls just like him. Has anyone out there sent their child to a Diabetes Summer Camp? Brandon will attend one this June for the first time. We have always attended family camps and this will be the… Continue
Added by Brandon & Tammy on April 25, 2008 at 11:00am —
by Kathryn Bursch
St. Petersburg, Florida – Greta Wiggins still feels horrible Friday afternoon after spending hours in the emergency room Thursday night.
“My head's been hurting and my body feels weak,” says Wiggins from her St. Petersburg home.
Wiggins, who has diabetes, suffered an insulin reaction and she blames that on the wrong kind of insulin and a CVS pharmacy.
On Tuesday, Wiggins picked up her usual prescription for a type of insulin called… Continue
Added by faye on April 25, 2008 at 1:07am —
You know how you just want things to run smooth without too many hiccups as you know you already have a full plate? Well, oh what the heck is my response!
When I last posted to you here, I was learning to juggle my two insulins and preparing for a trip to the DSWA convention in Las Vegas. Ha ha...best laid plans! In addition to a great educational event, it was also a great networking event. I had planned my wardrobe, planned on how I was going to share my product line and make new… Continue
Added by Carla on April 24, 2008 at 8:20pm —
In the spring of 2007 I had a severe insulin reaction. During this reaction I drove through town (and 2 school zones) and have no memory of driving. I had driven off the road and had a flat tire, and a person stopped, and gave me a ride to my home. A sheriff officer came to my door(apparently I had left my vehicle on private property), and was investigating the incident. I was on the phone with my wife and she knew something was wrong. She made the officer stay with me until she and the EMT… Continue
Added by Mark W. on April 24, 2008 at 3:49pm —
... Oh yes... D day! So, it was a Sunday night that I called the advice line. The funny thing is that I had already check the symptoms and put this possibility far out of my mind. Anya was wetting the bed and drinking so much water. We knew something was wrong. Before I knew it the on call Pediatrician was telling me to meet her in the E.R. We arrived at 10:30 m.
Anya walked in, happy to be out of bed so late. A quick urine test told them what they knew already. I remember asking… Continue
Added by Meg on April 24, 2008 at 12:30pm —
I've had Type 1 Diabetes for 13 years now. I got diagnosed when I was 25 and got pretty sick. I don't have it anywhere in my family and my kids can't get it either. I grew up in the fitness industry and eating vegetarian. But I got diabetes. I work had at keeping my diabetes under control and I don't hide it. It is a part of ME. People brush their teeth every day and I take shots all day. So, I'm proud to be a diabetic, working mom, raising two young kiddos in a happy marriage. I could not have… Continue
Added by Dana Clark on April 24, 2008 at 11:30am —
So, I just joined TuDiabetes today and I am already loving it. This is a great resource and sometimes I have little (or big!) questions to ask, and only diabetics can answer them. Actually, I don't personally know that many Type Is, so this website is a great place to make friends and connections, so it seems. Right now I'm trying to survive being a diabetic at Passover...or maybe just trying to survive Passover! I've been eating a lot less (I'm sick of matzah so I've almost cut out carbs this… Continue
Added by Mara on April 24, 2008 at 10:48am —
I have been a diabetic since 1992. Due to diabetes I lost the baby that I was carrying at that time. Since then though I have had two other children and they are thriving. I have my husband that wants to help me find ways to keep my diabetes under control. This past September I started insulin pump therapy, Pump therapy is great I have much better glucose readings and I don't feel sick all of the time anymore.
Added by Jennifer on April 24, 2008 at 9:34am —
My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 8. It was really scary because we had no idea what diabetes was. Our family all had the flu so we thought that she was sick with the flu. After a week I had that gut feeling that something was not right. She had lost weight and was so thirsty and going to the bathroom a lot. I took her to the Dr. and her blood sugar was almost 1000!!! In the hospital she went and our lives have changed forever. She is now 10 and started using the pump 5 months… Continue
Added by Ciara's mom on April 24, 2008 at 9:00am —
This evening, I've been invited (along with Allison
, although I believe some others were invited but were unable to attend) to attend the "Life for a Child" documentary film
being screened at the Tribeca Film Festival
. The film… Continue
Added by Scott Strumello on April 24, 2008 at 7:00am —
We had an incredible day yesterday, and I blogged about it here
Added by Lea B on April 24, 2008 at 6:43am —
Picture and details are here
I forget how much fun meeting other folks with diabetes is. Anyone interested in a meetup some Saturday in late June or July? Let me know.
I'm hoping I can organize something for the greater Boston area. It'll be fun, I guarantee
it or your money back.
Added by Bernard on April 23, 2008 at 8:32pm —
A question to anyone who happens to read this... Should I consider an Insulin Pump? I'm really discouraged with giving myself shots... I feel like a pin cushion... lol I hope things get better. I'm soo stressed out with my diabetes... I hope you don't think I'm using this as a place to gripe... I just need to vent. I talk to my friends and family about it but I don't want to worry them... I worry them enough. I feel soo bad for my mom. She can't sleep at night because… Continue
Added by Ryan Liston on April 23, 2008 at 8:15pm —
Anya was diagnosed May 20 2007. Her journey started crazy and has been rough this past year. It pains me to see what she goes through some days and other days I think my heart will break. We are looking forward to doing Word in Hand....
More to come....
Added by Meg on April 23, 2008 at 3:33pm —
Last sunday, I was angling, not far from Lyon, on the bank of a big river. I bought my licence to fish a few months ago, I went for angling or fishing and always the same old story: no fish? Where are they? I put one of my hooks in my finger, what a great pain! So I was waiting for a fish and I was thinking near the river about tudiabetes. Yes! I was telling me that for the first time in all my diabetic life some great people, or great friends, told me about counting carbs. In the same week I… Continue
Added by Brigitte on April 23, 2008 at 1:47pm —
my routine is usually as follows :
● test Blood Sugar before Breakfast
● take shot of mixed 15 units NPH / 5-6 units R
● test Blood Sugar before Lunch
● test Blood Sugar before Dinner
● take shot of 5-6 units R
● test Blood Sugar before Bedtime
● take shot of 10-12 units NPH
how does this stack up against everyone else ?
Added by mapkook on April 23, 2008 at 11:28am —