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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


The hardest part about learning to live my new life as a diabetic so far has been dealing with my friends and co-workers trying to "understand." The needles stopped freaking me out after the end of the first day. I hate having to prick my finger to check my BS, but oh well. I don't mind exercising everyday, even if it is a simple walk around the block. And I am actually grateful for the excuse to now develop my self-discipline concerning food. But I get so damn sick and tired of people who… Continue

Added by Sam i Am on August 3, 2008 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Are Diet Sodas OK???

I had recently heard that diet drinks inhibit you from losing weight, and was skeptical. So, I googled it and found several articles to support this... here's just one. It does make sense. I don't drink that many myself, but seem to have been lately because it's been so hot in the south. I just might have to give it a try to go without and see if I lose weight!

(CBS) For many people there's only one real reason to drink diet soda.

"Because it's got no…

Added by CINDY on August 3, 2008 at 6:24am — 8 Comments

Vacation and pump vacation

As I write to you, our bags are packed for a week on the beach! This will be a much needed time of re-cooperation and relaxation as our lives have been chaotic and in transition! So it is time to get away for a bit....

So I won't be around TuDiabetes for about a week-- which for some of you might not seem like much-- but when you spend at least an hour here everyday, it's a long time to be away!

I decided to go back to injections for the week and take my pump off. So I'm… Continue

Added by Kristin on August 2, 2008 at 2:14pm — 3 Comments

First Entry!

First blog entry, this should be interesting...or boring. It's taken me a while to really poke around this fantastic site, but I'm working on it, life is interfering with my internet time.

Mostly I've been running myself ragged, and my bs is not pleased about it. Had a few hypos, one that scared me a little but I'm working hard to keep it all under control and so far it's going well.

People constantly ask me "how's the diabetes", I don't mind it... I know they ask because they care,… Continue

Added by ish on August 2, 2008 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Back From Camp!

I got back from My Diabetes Connection Camp yesterday! It wasnt as fun as it was last year, but it was nice. I think it was mostly because my two bestfriends from last year couldnt come, but I made new friends this year.

We went mountain biking, it was amazing! The scenery was beautiful, but we couldnt really enjoy as much as we wanted to, because we had to make sure we didnt fall off the mountain side! As soon as we started biking, it started to pour rain for atleast 15 minutes straight.… Continue

Added by Carly! on August 2, 2008 at 11:22am — 2 Comments

but it's MY blood

i've been waiting for my a1c results to come back. they always mail me a copy of the paperwork and only call to tell me about it if something needs to be done quickly. but i'm been getting anxious to find out what my number is so i called the office yesterday. i talked to the recptionist and asked her if she could check with the doctor about what my bloodwork said. she said unless there was something wrong i would just receive the papers in the mail. it's great to have the numbers in front of… Continue

Added by Bek on August 2, 2008 at 11:16am — 2 Comments

WDF joined the Global Diabetes Walk in Indonesia

Even this posting is not a fresh article, but I feel this article should be recorded here to let my friends know more about what we have done in Indonesia to aware the diabetes.

The walk is all about bringing focus on diabetes, this year it exceeded all expectations. Dr Anil Kapur, Managing Director of the World Diabetes Foundation, joined the Global Diabetes Walk in Jakarta as part of a visit to Indonesia, where he also had the opportunity to meet with the First Lady of… Continue

Added by Ruslan Djafar on August 2, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Back from Vacation

This is just a quick post by way of explaining my longish silence.

On Friday we arrived back from a 2 week vacation in Ireland. Big family reunion and lots of fun times hanging out together, sharing stories, taking walks and (gasp) even swimming.

So I'm catching up on correspondence and trying to get back to US time. More in a few days (including a picture or two).

Added by Bernard on August 2, 2008 at 4:13am — 1 Comment

D-related/medical-information-geek treasure trove

It's amazing what fifteen years in technical abstracting and indexing, and searching for free technical information on-line, can do for you. (A critical and skeptical eye for details doesn't hurt any, either.)

This morning, my "Diabetes Central" RSS feed led me to a Reuters Health article suggesting that diabetes was related to loss of ankle function, regardless of whether or not diabetic neuropathy was involved. As someone who has had chronic ankle issues all her life, this merited a…


Added by tmana on August 1, 2008 at 3:44pm — No Comments

My First Accident.... sigh... next?

I went outside to roll the car windows up and decided to move it to a different spot .

I looked to my left down the driveway... saw nothing. Focused on the tree that I wanted to back around and got hit by the mail lady.... or as the officer says.... I hit the mail lady . So it's my fault. I really didn't need this. The kids were at the window and saw her driving down the drive way really fast and they say she hit me.... Anyway, I guess our insurance will go up:(

My neck hurts; but no… Continue

Added by MeadowLark on August 1, 2008 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Ever just get P***ED OFF? Not for new diabetics..

I mean I of all people know how important it is to be 'up', to keep popsitive and to never stop fighting for (for lack of a better word to cover it all) Tomorrow. And we all know that by tomorrow, I mean feeling human, hurting less, minimal pain, less daunting future's and simply to be here tomorrow to watch our kids grow up or our lives go forward.

I know Type 1's as a whole are more of an independent group, we have to be. And I know in my own history and personality I take that sometimes… Continue

Added by Kelly on August 1, 2008 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

New Blog Beginning

So I'm a Type 1 Diabetic since 2 years ago when at the age of 32, I was diagnosed with this diease. Just when you think you have enough to handle in your life (work, kids, husband, friends, family), you get one more thing. My thing...breast cancer.

So since there is like zero information on the web concerning diabetes and breast cancer, I will try and post as much information as I can here to help.

I have had one MRI so far and please know that you do have to take off your… Continue

Added by Melanie on August 1, 2008 at 12:09pm — 4 Comments

T.G.I.F. :)

Well thank god its Friday. In more ways than one.I had another chiropracter appointment yesterday all went well.And then today I went to work. And I choice not to use the Biofreeze today. To see if that was raising my numbers 2 hours after breakfast. Which i was correct. But then after my break i got really bad pains going up my back and a upset stomach. So i went home early.Came home and iced my back so now its a little better.My question for you guys is this? Has anyone had surgery on pump?… Continue

Added by diabeticidol 94 on August 1, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

FREE!!! Test Strips

[ Draft ]My pharmacy gave me 100ct Freestyle test strips by mistake. I have a Freestyle lite and the strips will not work for me. Is there anyone who could use them????????

SSmile ;)

Added by SSmile on August 1, 2008 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

Freestyle responds in spades; Chicken and Egg?

Just a couple of quick items here:
  1. At 11:40 this morning, Federal Express delivered a third Freestyle Lite meter from the Freestyle Promise program. Which suggests that I have backup in case my Freestyle Lite for side-by-side testing purposes goes bad.
  2. Health Central posted a news item suggesting that diabetes leads to lack of ankle flexibility, and to…

Added by tmana on August 1, 2008 at 9:01am — No Comments

Friday 54

gotta blog this one. im 54 and ready to go to work. a little over bolus on the hyper this morning. my bad. so when do you guys think im ready to jump in this car and get on the freeway. maybe at 55. i killed a juicebox out of the fridge, just waiting my fifteen. know what, prolly just gonna down another and hop in the car. ok maybe i wont. but i will down another. its early. and i feel the low coming back...gotta treat. maybe I should just call in...

Added by dino on August 1, 2008 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

My first non-food blog!

I've been dealing with a herniated disc (and a bulging disc beneath it) for months now. I was entirely sidelined and quite often bedridden, so my photography took a serious hit. I went back to work (tech support, the day job that's now overnight) a month ago, and today marked my first photo shoot since the injury.

Early this morning I shot with Kristina in Altamonte. The sun came out with a vengeance, so it was incredibly bright and hot. 17 hours later, my eyes are still… Continue

Added by Walker on July 31, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

My vacation to Florida and my first friends for life conference

my vacation to Orlando florida was my first time for alot of things. It was my first time on an airplain.I was scared at first but then i got use to it and was able to look out the window.It looks cool from up so high ans seeing the clouds. It was my first time in the USA the USA is different for Canada hear is some thinngs are different in the USA. The grass looks thick,long fake grass and feels. The fast food restaurants are different A&W the names of the burgers are different and Mc… Continue

Added by Chelsea on July 31, 2008 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

My Sugar loving husband. ....

I'm totally ticked. I just have to repeat this here,separately.

He walks in the door tonight with 3 pounds of Salt Water Taffy and I tell the kids to take it back to the car. He says "No" "I'm not letting it melt in my car." Then, he tells my daughter to show me a 5 pound tub of Strawberry Twisters! "You keep those at your desk." duh.... NO I do not!!! I used to keep a small package of sugar free until I realized that the sugar alcohol was just as bad as eating a slice of bread! I haven't… Continue

Added by MeadowLark on July 31, 2008 at 4:17pm — No Comments

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