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Quilt Show

I am a member of a quilt guild, and we just had our biennial show. It's a tremendous amount of work to put on a show, requiring many volunteers. On Tuesday, we had "judging day." We had over 190 quilts this year, so I knew it was going to be a long day, so I brought my travelling kit with me (insulin, shots, infusion sets, etc). I have been having a rough time lately with my bg, so I am testing like 10 times a day or more. It is very exciting to see paid professional judges give their opinions… Continue

Added by Marie B on May 19, 2008 at 12:12pm — 3 Comments

Tomorrow.... D Day.

So one year down... How many to go? Is it naive to think not many? Am I crazy to think they will have a cure before she goes to college?

We are full on celebrating this first year. We will celebrate from now until forever. We have some goodies planned: A new kit (faux zebra with hot pink handles), a new meter with a zillion skins, a couple new medical ID bracelets. Anya has also requested I bring a cake to school... "Mom,I want to have a big sugary cake at school!" I figure a cake at… Continue

Added by Meg on May 19, 2008 at 10:52am — No Comments


Hey to all..

Well, it's been about a year and a half now since my life changed..

It started easy, a diet and a pill. and became 2 pills, and then 4, and then the realization that it doesn't work anymore.. And then the shots, oh man, the shots..

It's been a week or so now that I got the pump (accu chek spirit) and my life changed..

I was so nervous about it, thought my life will be over with it, not more partying, no more fun. But I found out it doesn't restrict… Continue

Added by Yair Kivaiko on May 19, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

I'm going to wake up aaany minute now...

My baby doesn't really have type 1 diabetes. I know this because she's always been healthy. No previous hospitalizations, no serious illnesses, no broken bones, nothing. So this has to be a mistake, right? Right. Of course. Except...dreams don't usually last 5 weeks do they?

Well, said "baby" (9 years old) was diagnosed on April 10, 2008. The worst day of my f-ing life (can we curse on here? I'm like a drunken sailor most of the time). I still wake up sometimes thinking her blood… Continue

Added by Carla on May 19, 2008 at 8:26am — 4 Comments

Diabetes sucks

Dear whoever reads this,

Thanks to my friend Shannon who encouraged me to find a common place online with other people like me. Although I just signed up today I have to say reading some of the posts on here have been helpful. Mostly knowing that I am not the only one who suffers from this hell disease.

I was diagnosed last year in April at the age of 30. SInce that day I have still been waiting to see just a small piece of my old self.

I have, and contine to… Continue

Added by Angela on May 19, 2008 at 6:52am — 5 Comments

So what now

I have had diabetes 2 for two years now I take oral meds to help control it and diet and exercise I'm not a cook so I microwave frozen vegtables and whatever else I can find, I watch the crabs on everything which is good, but now my doc. is telling me I got to watch the cholesterol too, but I'm finding out that if cholesterol is low crabs are high so I'm having a real tough time managing both. My glucose keep moving up and down onetime its 120 the next 225 then 94, I check my glucose 2 or 3… Continue

Added by Grumpy_g on May 18, 2008 at 10:46pm — 1 Comment

Diabetic etiquette, or what NOT to say to the parent of a T1 child

Diabetes is one of those diseases that people think they know a lot about. You hear a lot about D on the news these days, and it's popping up in a lot of magazine articles. Unfortunately, what most people know about diabetes pertains to Type 2, not Type 1, and as the parent of a T1 kid you get subjected to a lot of rather uninformed opinions and commentary from complete strangers, as well as a number of well-meaning friends and family.

Depending on my mood (and how well I know the… Continue

Added by Katie B on May 18, 2008 at 3:33pm — 5 Comments

having diabetes can be a drag....

yeah. it sucks when my blood sugar gets too high and when it gets too low! and i hate not being able to have all the candy and stuff i want even though i still eat it( its bad, i know). and the medicine im on makes me siiiiiiiiiiick!!

Added by Jeannie on May 18, 2008 at 1:31pm — 2 Comments

Polly Pod and Me

I am on my 5 day of using the OmniPOD! Things seem to be going good. I haven't had any issues besides a low here or there; my fault to much insulin twice. The highest it has been is 170; my fault again I had pizza last night. I had 1 Pod change; I did good, no errors or anything. I haven't had to change the basal setting Wesley (endo np) helped me set; I am glad about that. I know I am going to have to try changing the basal's one day; I need to get used to it. I haven't had any allergic… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on May 18, 2008 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Glucoholic review of Dasani Plus Lemon Lime Flavored Water

We've got a review up of Dasani Plus Lemon Lime Flavored Water. I would be interested to hear from anyone else who's tried one of the other Dasani Plus flavors. I hope they're as good as this one.

I notice that a lot of the new flavored waters have descriptive little blurbs meant to portray some special ability of the drink like "calm + relax" or "cleanse + restore". Does anyone ever really… Continue

Added by Glucoholic on May 18, 2008 at 9:38am — 1 Comment

Today 5/18 BS out of control

Wokeup with a bs of 244, took my regular mets, went out and walked 2 miles BS after walk 207
went and had Breakfest did some shopping before lunch BS 346. Finding it hard to stay awake.
going to eat lunch and take additional meds
Reached over 400 lunch went and got my Insulin refilled started over with new bottle
down now to 280

Added by David Ryan on May 18, 2008 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Artificial Pancreas

Here's a BBC article on a Cambridge University mathematician who's trying to develop the third and last piece, basically a computer program, to an artificial pancreas. The other two pieces are the insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system.

The link also has a 3 minute video.

Sure would be nice if the pump and CGMS were all in one...

Added by Mark Horowitz on May 18, 2008 at 7:55am — No Comments

Passing of one of our members

Gina of DIABETEStalkfest sent up a message that Kyla Maldonado passed away.

She was a member both here and at DIABETEStalkfest.

This is a difficult time for her family. I know they could do with our prayers.

Gina is keeping Kyla's page up on DIABETEStalkfest and will pass messages there onto Kyla's family.

Added by Bernard on May 18, 2008 at 6:21am — No Comments

Diabetics in Earthquakes, disasters

This is not a happy gee-isn't-diabetes-great post, so the 'happy police' can turn back now ;-)

I was watching coverage of the EQ in China and was again reminded that no one's going to pull a type 1 diabetic out of the rubble after 5 days. Well, unless they're trapped relatively unharmed in a void/dead space and have a vial with enough left in it within their reach and some way to inject it and figure all this out in cramped quarters in the pitch blackness. I would guess that being… Continue

Added by DBunny on May 17, 2008 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

Yay for Insulin!

My BG reading was 8.6 this morning, yay me! I'm up to 10 units of insulin so far. I'm sure it'll have to add more units to have consistent morning BGs of less than 7, but it's good start.

Added by Deborah on May 16, 2008 at 11:21pm — No Comments

TuDiabetes Mentioned on HealthCareVox got mentioned in a blog post by Fard Johnmar, a recognized expert in the field of Social Networks and Health, titled "The Fragmenting Social Networking Universe."

Added by TuDiabetes Administration on May 16, 2008 at 11:08pm — No Comments

My first tudiabetes blog-my top ten

Once you’ve been tagged, you have to write a blog with 10 weird, random, facts, habits or goals about yourself. At the end, choose 6 people to be tagged, list their names & why you tagged them. Don’t forget to leave them a comment saying “You’re it!” & to go read your blog. You cannot tag the person that tagged you, so since you’re not allowed to tag me back; let me know when you are done so I can go read YOUR weird, random, facts, habits and goals.

The ten:

1) I… Continue

Added by Denise Bevard on May 16, 2008 at 10:02pm — 4 Comments

Loosing hope..?

I feel like there is no hope to getting better for diabetes.
it seems like i can never get it right. :(

Added by Katie on May 16, 2008 at 3:50pm — 4 Comments

A lost day... lifetimes that wont bring relief.

ok..feeling sorry for me today. My son's 17th birthday is today. He's no where around here.

I miss him,love him, want my family together. It will never happen. My soap opera life that goes on no matter how much I sometimes just want to get off the wagon.

I'm not diabetically on the wagon right now anyway. I'm out of control. I don't feel like I care anymore. I have few teststrips left and less desire to use them.

A chat with my husband on the phone didn't help today. I tried to… Continue

Added by MeadowLark on May 16, 2008 at 3:05pm — 5 Comments

New Blogger to Tudiabetes

So, this is my first blog here at tudiabetes. Here's a little about me:

I've had diabetes for 7 years (since I was 11). I'm in college now, finishing up my freshman year. I'm a psychology major and I love animals... a lot. I have two dogs back home, but none with me here in San Francisco. I just moved into a new apartment with my boyfriend (who isn't diabetic). I have a, shall we say, interesting sense of humor. I find the funny in almost everything, which can be both a good and a… Continue

Added by Kelsey on May 15, 2008 at 10:28pm — 7 Comments

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