I am raising my voice to educate people about Type 1 Diabetes. I am the mother of a three year old daughter who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on June 12th, 2007. I thought I knew a lot about diabetes before she was diagnosed, but I quickly found out that I knew very little. I’m raising my voice because even though my family is learning more and more about this disease every day there are many people throughout our world who still do not know… Continue
Added by Ronda Darling on April 14, 2008 at 4:06am —
That can't be right -- just like 78 from a cold fingertip, in the postprandial period, can't be right.
Not only that, but if 95.9 is
right, that's downright effin' dangerous...
The Other Half and I were sitting in bed, watching the TiVO'd NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, and I'm falling asleep (not odd; it's after midnight) and shivering uncontrollably. We'd done enough munching out… Continue
Added by tmana on April 13, 2008 at 11:27pm —
New Jersey, The Jug-Handle State.
We're the only state in the Union where left turns are illegal... unless you're a $mart@$$ in a luxury car with government plates, or something. If you're from out-of-state, a "jug-handle" is a right-lane ess-curve exit (veer right to clear the main road, then turn left onto the crossroad). The goal is to remove left-turn traffic from the main road onto a parallel "just to turn left from" road. The alternative, in a number of smaller suburban… Continue
Added by tmana on April 13, 2008 at 6:26pm —
Talk about sites that help improve people's lives: http://manuelhp42.blogspot.com/2008/04/vote-for-ning-for-webby-awards.html
Ning, for those of you who may not know it, is the platform that TuDiabetes runs on.
Added by Manny Hernandez on April 13, 2008 at 12:12pm —
Raw almonds have changed my blood sugar. can you tell me ?
Added by Santa on April 13, 2008 at 11:55am —
Here is an article that I recently published on dLife.com titled "Diabetes and Your Partner": http://www.dlife.com/dLife/do/ShowContent/daily_living/Viewpoints/manny_032608.html
"Challenges are not a foreign concept in couples - anyone with a partner goes through them. Add hypoglycemic episodes, blood sugar highs and the emotions of it all to the mix and you’ve got a recipe for more… Continue
Added by Manny Hernandez on April 13, 2008 at 9:01am —
Taking it easy has not been good on me psychologically, and I really don't think it's been helping physically. There really has not been a change in "how I feel" since Wednesday
, but that left calf still feels as if there's something swollen in there and I still have to pay a bit of attention to its full extension. I've been taking it so
easy that the right leg was beginning to catch up.
Added by tmana on April 13, 2008 at 7:30am —
First off, thank you's to those of you that reached out to me after my last blog entry. I really was at my wits end that evening! Thank you!
You know, this Type 1 stuff is complicated! I'm over the shock and horror of having to give myself the 4 shots a day. It is a little daunting though to have to carry my meter and insulin pens everywhere though. I'll get used to it soon I'm sure though.
Can't wait to get my first meter bag from Stick Me Designs
! I'm… Continue
Added by Carla on April 12, 2008 at 11:48pm —
So, I had my second A1c tested on Friday (11 April 2008) since my diagnosis 17 December 2008 with the astronomical result of 16.9% for the first one. I was leery about and was worried about expecting too much of a change for my first 4 months. My doctor told me I should have jumped lower but assured me that thinking anything lower than 9% might bet setting myself up for failure. I almost dreaded giving my results to my parents who would tell me it was yet another thing I “needed to work… Continue
Added by Jessica on April 12, 2008 at 2:30pm —
Hello and Happy Friday.
I have a quick question that I hope to get some comments on.
As you may or may not have read in my previous blog, my doctor wants me to try taking my med only once a day. I totally did not think to ask her this at the time, so what better place then here to get some answers.
When should I take this? I mean, I'm on metformin and have been taking it twice a day (breakfast/dinner) since november. But now, I don't know what would be the best… Continue
Added by Veronica on April 11, 2008 at 4:22pm —
We, or our ancestors, came to this land seeking new opportunity -- more fertile hunting grounds, land ownership, better agricultural lands, greater business opportunity. All hallmarks of higher socioeconomic class. Each step up that ladder brought with it new neighbors, different styles of clothing, and new types, varieties, and preparations of food.
As we learn to eat more affluently to improve our health, we too need to learn and to embrace new foods -- foods that feed our minds, our… Continue
Added by tmana on April 11, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Last night we launched a couple of new features. One of them is called "Events
". With Events you can now schedule events through TuDiabetes much like you would be able to on eVite or on Meetup. Think of the possibilities!
-Support group meetings
-Milestones such as endo appointments
You can set the events as Private (doesn't mean they are hidden from everybody,… Continue
Added by Manny Hernandez on April 11, 2008 at 6:30am —
There are many factors that cause us, and our families, to think "bigger is better" with regard to portion size.
The first is that, until the development of modern refrigeration technology, food was often expensive and hard to come by. Even as recently as 20 years ago -- before it was cheap enough to import and export produce by air -- it was difficult and expensive to get fresh fruits and vegetables out of season. Sometimes it was even difficult and expensive to get them in… Continue
Added by tmana on April 10, 2008 at 7:08pm —
5.6%!!!! Need I say more? I am still a little blown away. I never thought I would see an A1C in the 5's!!!
I am on a cloud and feeling I kicked the big D's arse this time around!
Added by Kathy Barbis on April 10, 2008 at 6:19pm —
Need some ideas on what you can do to help Raise Your Voice for Type 1 Diabetes Awareness? Check out the suggestions on my blog
, and please feel free to add your own! Together, we can make a difference.
Added by Kerri Sparling on April 10, 2008 at 5:08pm —
There's a brand spanking new review of Brach's Sugar Free Gummi Fruits up at glucoholic.com
Added by Glucoholic on April 10, 2008 at 4:12pm —
Just got word about this:
BAYER DIABETES CARE ANNOUNCES 2007 WINNER OF $100,000 BAYER DREAM FUND™ CONTEST
“This is Our Story: Learning, Loving and Living Well with Diabetes,” An Original Play, to Increase Diabetes Awareness and Education
Tarrytown, NY (April 10, 2008) – Bayer Diabetes Care announced that Wendy Coleman, Ph.D., director of Theater Ensemble and Speech at Albany State University in Georgia, is the 2007 winner of the Bayer Dream Fund, a contest for… Continue
Added by Manny Hernandez on April 10, 2008 at 9:30am —
Well, at our last endo meeting we got the paperwork for the pump!! My daughter is very excited, so much information!! Now we have to chose one and fill out the paperwork to begin the process. I am wondering which pump is good for kids?? I have seen lots of them... Any thoughts? Kacey is very active in sports and loves to swim, I am concerned that this attached to her will become a problem. Has anyone had any complications with the pump? I was so excited for her to get it, but seeing the… Continue
Added by Micky on April 10, 2008 at 9:30am —
Sometimes, there are works that stand the test of time better than others. In the case of diabetes writing, Deb Butterfield, author of "Showdown With Diabetes"
wrote the following article in 1992, yet it feels that her words were never more true than they are today. Have a look and see if you agree!
Perceptions vs. Reality
By Deb Butterfield
Original URL for this article:… Continue
Added by Scott Strumello on April 10, 2008 at 6:00am —
Today was another check up of my latest blood work.
As you can see to the left of your screen, my A1C is now at 5.7, down from 6.3 in January. YAY!
I've also lost an additional 15 pounds since my last appointment, for a total of 49lbs since November. I'm in freaking 12's right now. ahhhhh!
Kidney and Liver test results = excellent
My cholesterol was the big question mark that she wanted to see the results of this time around because she was thinking… Continue
Added by Veronica on April 9, 2008 at 11:14pm —