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 —
A few days ago I heard about this survey from Amy Tenderich and just today I had a chance to read about it and complete it. I invite you all to take five minutes… Continue
Added by Manny Hernandez on November 15, 2007 at 9:47am —
don't ask me why, but I managed to have my NingID deactivated, as in, I asked to have my NingID deactivated, as a result of that request, I can now not log into my tudiabetes.com/profile/courtney account. It's dead, in it's infancy, it's dead. There to look at but not available for me to respond to anything, it's pathetic...
As a result, I'm moving everything over here so that I have it all in one place.
Added by Courtney on November 15, 2007 at 8:15am —
I wish more fruit came in the mini size. The perfect fruit to me right now is the mini banana. It is small but it is not 2 serving sizes like the regular banana. I love fruit but most of it is about 2 servings. I feel like I am almost always looking for the smallest apple while in the store. Oh well I guess I will just have to enjoy more mini bananas!
Added by Erin on November 15, 2007 at 6:56am —
I started my running program today. One of my big brothers shared an article that details a great running program for begginers. I used to run 3 miles every other day but that was like 3 years ago so I know I need to start out like a begginner again. Anyways the first 8 days you only walk and then you start alternating jogging and walking. The length of each and repeats changes every week. It seems like a good plan so I am going to try this one. I walked for 30 minutes around my… Continue
Added by Kathryn on November 15, 2007 at 1:11am —
Hi everyone. Just wanted to stop by and let everyone know I am still alive and well. I have been posting like crazy on my own blog. I'd love to have everyone stop by and see what is going on in my life. Got a little bit of everything there. So come by and take a look. The Big "D"
Take care and Happy Diabetes Day.
Added by Chris Bishop on November 14, 2007 at 8:22pm —
It's great to find this site and be a part of the tudiabetes community. My name is Stu and I will celebrate 41 years with type one later this month. So far it's been a phenomenal ride and hope to have many more successful years without any major complications. I recently switched from an Animas pump to an OmniPod which I love. No tubing to get tangled up in, kink, or hassle with. All pumps are better than multiple injections, but this one seems to work for me better than the… Continue
Added by Stu on November 14, 2007 at 5:57pm —
(Potentially part 1 of a continuing series...)
I am a Type I diabetic. I have all sorts of anti-pancreas antibodies floating around in my blood. My pancreas no longer produces insulin. I guess it doesn't produce amylin anymore, either, but we haven't really examined that. Broken pancreas - I get it.
Based on the whole broken pancreas, I would expect my body to no longer be able to process both ingested glucose from food and the naturally occuring stuff my liver makes. Check. Can't do… Continue
Added by Lizzie on November 14, 2007 at 5:50pm —
World Diabetes Day. As an American, I celebrated it this year in Taiwan. I did reflect quite a bit today. I wrote about some of it in my earlier post here and even earlier a bit here. I posted… Continue
Added by Amylia Grace on November 14, 2007 at 5:16pm —
Let there be no misunderstanding I have Diabetes... We all cope with diabetes in our own way. Being a member in this group means a lot to me. Being Santa allows me to bring to others the joy of the season. That makes me very happy and we all know that has a positive impact on our well being. I'm on my way to Kaiser right now because my ears are draining fluid, I have eighteen inches of titanium in my hip from a car accident ten years ago, I have no immune system and… Continue
Added by Santa on November 14, 2007 at 3:14pm —
Seasons was the title of the centerpiece of my solo concert in 1979; referencing five seasons in a woman's life. One kindly reviewer compared it to Shakespeare's seven ages of man. It has been in my mind this week as I prepare for my trip back to the midwest.
My mother, at 87, is finding her way to death now and I wish to be a helpmate and a witness, to not interfere in her choices, but to ease her way as much as I can. My sister will have my back. As will my brother and my… Continue
Added by Judith on November 14, 2007 at 2:21pm —
Alarms were going off this morning. Seems like when I rolled over my alarm had been going off for 11 minutes before I heard. Cats were knocking stuff off in the night and I didn't wake up. I roll over to see what time it is and I realize I am seeing double of everything. I can't see straight. So I get up stumble over to my meter and check it. I am trying to focus, finally I get the strip in and I prick my finger and take forever in getting the blood in the strip. 5,4,3,2,1, (which I am see all… Continue
Added by Cody Turner on November 14, 2007 at 12:53pm —
Hopefully we can hit the Digg home page (and the CurrentTV home page) with it and continue to raise awareness about diabetes.
Added by Manny Hernandez on November 14, 2007 at 10:46am —
Added by James Osborne on November 14, 2007 at 9:09am —
To all affected with this Happy World Diabetes Day.
Finally a day for us. I think that this day we all can talk to people about Diabetes. Get them informed.
Added by Jody Corbett on November 14, 2007 at 5:52am —
well here i am on tudiabetes. it seems like a pretty good way to communicate with other diabetics. Ive had diabetes for a whilr now but never really talked with other diabetics too much about it. I go to The Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and Im hoping my eyes stay healthy. my control hasn't been amazing in the last year, but Im working on it.
Added by Samuel Koch on November 13, 2007 at 6:33pm —
This was a very interesting trip. Chris and I drove the 5.5 hours to Columbus, OH to visit his parents this past weekend, and my blood sugars just refused to stabilize! I was running high 100's to low 200's all weekend long. My correction boluses didn't want to work (except once, then I went below 50 for some reason, so I had my correction dose of juice and shot back up to the 190's)
Seriously, what is up with that?? Does travel affect ones levels so much? I better keep an extra close… Continue
Added by Dara on November 13, 2007 at 6:17pm —
I changed my set and reservoir this morning. Managed to trash both a set and reservoir before I got it right. Pulled the plunger clear out of the reservoir during the initial 2 pump set up. Then I accidentally pulled on the set tubing a little too hard and pulled the whole sucker off of the needle/Inset inserter.
Also, I've been throwing away around 50-80 units of unused insulin with each set change.
The tweaking and learning is fun, but it's getting pretty wasteful. For a poor… Continue
Added by Lizzie on November 13, 2007 at 5:22pm —