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About Me Beth

Just thought I would tell all you a little about myself. I am 49 years old, live with my 23 year old daughter, she is great for me. She gives me my shots, not that I can't do it myself, she just likes to do it. I live one day at a time. I love Betty Boop, I am Wiccan and am very proud of who I am and where I have been. I am a solitary Witch, no covens here. I read, write poetry and do TRY to take care of myself, that in and of itself is a feat beyond words. I am bipolar, have fibromyalgia, some… Continue

Added by Beth on August 22, 2008 at 12:20pm — 3 Comments


Even though I have had some health problems I have been trucking along with school. Granted last week ALL my work was 5 days late. Thank god I have disability accomodations set up through the ADA for classes. I get an extra 5 days on everything including tests. I have a 4.0 right now. I have been able to use my diabetes experiences a lot as examples in medical law for various things. A lot of people in both my classes are just floored on how I manage to do college and be a diabetic at the same… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on August 21, 2008 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Culture in Poetry

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Dylan Thomas

(I love this is so relevant to diabetes)

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age (or young) should burn and rage at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,

Because their words had forked no lightning they

Do not go gentle into that good night

Good men, the last wave by, crying how… Continue

Added by Heidi98 on August 21, 2008 at 2:31pm — 2 Comments

Little baby boy...

We found out on July 23rd that we are having a little boy! I am so excited and my instincts were right - I was sure it was a boy as was my husband. I think it will be fun to have a boy first - to have an older brother for our next child and also I have heard they are easier thans girls! :)

We have registered for some stuff already - that was fun! My sister in law had a boy in April so I already have a ton of clothes for our little one! My husband started painting the nursery last… Continue

Added by Sarah Vest on August 21, 2008 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

Left my brain in bed this morning...

And realised when I was nearly at work, that I had left my mobile phone at home! I had my other mobile with me, but it's the one I just have because everyone has that number. My main phone has a danish number, so my employer call that phone, and my parents when they know I'm at work.

I was even more grumpy and moody today just because of this... My temper can be a tad bit shorter now anyways because the tiredness is really getting to me, but I'm too stubborn so I don't let it show too… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 21, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

HUH ????

Well the Omnipod is sitting at the house doing nothing. The Omnipod folks have been nothing but wonderfulllllllllllll. The problem is my Doc. He was willing to fill out the paperwork so I could get the Pod, but he wont fill out the orders for the rates....etc. I found this out from my trainer...not the Doc. He didnt even have the guts to call me and let me know. I sent an e-mail to him and have not gotten any form of responce....go figure It seems the earliest I can get into see the Endo Doc is… Continue

Added by Mike Adelman on August 21, 2008 at 5:47am — 1 Comment

Family Support

Well, my husband thinks I'm testing too often. My doctor gave me a schedule that has me testing twice a day, staggered throughout the day. I have been ignoring that and testing two hours after every meal, sometimes more.

So DH is concerned about the expense and thinks that I'm getting obsessive. He thinks that if I am spiking then it will show up even with the staggered schedule. He thinks that the reason the doctor is being so lax about everything is that we have caught it "so… Continue

Added by Misty on August 21, 2008 at 5:37am — 5 Comments

The Great Hand-Me-Down Chain

Long before there were traveling pants, designer jeans, and department stores – long before eBay was a mote in anyone’s eye, there was The Great Hand-Me-Down Chain.

The Great Hand-Me-Down Chain was born in a time when fabric was scarce and ready-made clothing was non-existent. It was born of a time when families were large, and garments were hand-made, in a world where two-parent families lived on a single salary, and our mothers had to make do with much less than we are accustomed… Continue

Added by tmana on August 20, 2008 at 11:54pm — 2 Comments


Well there goes another food. Or at least I need to try moderation. I had a bit of a crazy moment after a very sensible lunch, and ate 4 Oreos. I felt the spike, now that I know what I'm looking for. At the 1 hour mark my BG was 160 again. :( It went back down to 133 after 2 hours. I don't know how "bad" that is. I know reading a lot of people's posts they would probably love to have that BG, but I still have a headache and it has been almost 5 hours since I ate those. :( I think I need to… Continue

Added by Misty on August 20, 2008 at 1:49pm — 3 Comments

Reminder: FDA Needs Your Input on Islet Transplantation TODAY!!!

Back in June, I did a posting (see for that) which indicated that the FDA Needs Your Input on Islet Transplantation. The deadline is officially today, although anyone may comment anytime on guidance, if you wish your comments to be seriously considered, try to get something by today.

The main issue seems to… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on August 20, 2008 at 1:16pm — No Comments

CGMS by the 1st day of school, crossing my fingers

Insurance Appeal update

I sent in my appeal August 5th. They received it August 11th. I faxed supplemental information August 13th, after life threatening hypoglycemia, this included a new letter of medical necessity with an additional dx code that includes hypoglycemia.

I called August 15, they were very helpful. They made sure the letter and materials I mailed were put together with the letter and new materials I faxed.

I called back today for a status report.… Continue

Added by Jane on August 20, 2008 at 12:32pm — 3 Comments

Three down, 2 more to go...

Halfway to weekend again! Still hanging in there... And still no answers... I'll call the clinic on friday if I haven't heard anything before then...

Managing work. Even though I just feel like sleeping from time to time, especially in the afternoons. Today has been decent enough. But I had as little carbs as possible at lunch so maybe that played a part to. Don't know. Coffee keeps me awake too. The last few days I've been coffee dependant at work LOL Coffee with sweeteners and creamer...… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 20, 2008 at 11:24am — No Comments


I'm now officially part of the pumper universe. My insulin start appointment was yesterday. I met my pump nurse, who helped set everything up. She is wonderful. We ended up having a "real" conversation by the end of the session, talking about grandparents.

I did have a no delivery alarm, about half way through my dinner bolus. I already had the stove on, so I jsut turned everything off, and then went into my room and checked the tube. Looked good, so I took out my quick set and tried a… Continue

Added by Jackie on August 20, 2008 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

2008 Ride to Cure Diabetes!!!!!


The ride is on it's way, it will be hear before we know it! In about 2 months I will be riding through Death Valley again. I am still looking for any donations that anyone is willing to give. Any donations will be greatly appreciated.Help Chad reach his fundraising goal to support JDRF


Added by Chad on August 20, 2008 at 7:02am — 1 Comment

A wonderful sugar free candy discovery

We've got a fresh review of Sugar Free LifeSavers Butter Toffee Hard Candy up at!

Added by Glucoholic on August 20, 2008 at 5:08am — No Comments

doctor part 2

Hi Everyone i been to the doctor and he put me on some new meds for diabetes and told me to stop my metformin and just take the new one so i seem to be doing ok i have just been so busy with work that i have not had time to blog but i did any some things to my myspace page so i am happy to have that done lol well i hope everyone is fine take care shelly

Added by shellyj on August 19, 2008 at 9:57pm — 1 Comment

too tired

I want to retire to a desert island, far from doctors and hospitals and the pain of it all(when it comes time to go) I am tired, spent another 12 hours in the ER to get up my magnesium(from 0.9 to 2.2) Read my blog, if you want to know why. I am bound for Johns Hopkins, my electrolytes keep tanking and they don't know why. Well, they do but local docs don't really "get it" and I need a freakin' super specialist(nephrologist) because I have got a leak + it very likely is Gittleman's Syndrome or… Continue

Added by Heidi98 on August 19, 2008 at 8:51pm — 2 Comments


So I have a bad infusion site tonight. I went to a movie and wasn't feeling great so I checked before hand, and lo and behold 400! Geez haven't had a high blood sugar like this in a long while and I feel like crud. So I corrected hoping it was something I ate, but after the movie still not feeling well so I re-check. AND 485 no decrease at all! I'm bout to take a shot and change my site, but I'm so frustrated right now. Every now and then these sites just go bad, and there seems to be nothing… Continue

Added by Jess on August 19, 2008 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

i can't count

so apparently i have had diabetes for 5 years. not 4. I know i have never been great at math, but, bit of a mistake. 2003. it seems like forever ago.....

i was drinking Shirley temples at sweet sixteens and downing pizza like it was going out of style that year. man, i miss those days of unsupervised, un-restrained, over-indulgent eating.

in other news...

i made some jello tonight to satisfy my craving for something sweet. sugar free=0 carbs. i… Continue

Added by Revvy on August 19, 2008 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Is our drinking water causing diabetes?

I just read a disturbing article about arsenic in drinking water possibly contributing to diabetes. The link is that people with a higher concentration of arsenic in their bodies have a much higher incidence of diabetes:

Added by Amy on August 19, 2008 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

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