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TuDiabetes Fundraising Efforts Highlighted on NetSquared Blog

We were happy to see that our current fundraising efforts were highlighted by the folks at NetSquared:

TuDiabetes family: congrats and continued thanks for your support!!!

Added by TuDiabetes Administration on July 17, 2008 at 7:28pm — No Comments

The Freestyle Navigator by Abbott

First off, I'll ask you to follow this link to Abbott's website, for an excellent description of the Navigator, and a simulator that lets you try out all the buttons on the receiver.

Initial Setup

Abbott does not sell the navigator itself, it has a number of distributors. I got mine from Smith's medical, as they are offering a large discount on it to their customers. The ordering process went very smoothly, I… Continue

Added by Lloyd on July 17, 2008 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

A picture is worth 1,000 words!

I am currently making a personal video about Olivia's journey with type 1 diabetes. I had my oldest daughter take this picture of Olivia actually getting an insulin injection. She did a great job capturing the moment, but looking at this picture is hard. More or less heartbreaking. Does she make this face with every injection? I really don't get to see her face, her face expressions. I'm usually concentrating so much on what I'm… Continue

Added by Ronda Darling on July 17, 2008 at 1:50pm — 5 Comments

Glad to be home....

I'm glad to be home, but had a wonderful experience in China. It is such a blessing to bring smiles to the children's faces. I'm happy to say my blood sugars were great, and I loved traveling with Louise (my Dexcom). This was my first big trip with her, and it was so nice to be able to check it frequently. I checked her when I was on top of the Great Wall, and after viewing the steep downward trend, I decided to eat a snack and turn off my basal (I had already put it down to 1/2). I should've… Continue

Added by Toni Crebbin on July 17, 2008 at 1:31pm — 5 Comments

TuDiabetes added to Diabetes Alltop

Since yesterday, our blog posts from TuDiabetes started getting included in, a site recently launched to feature the best of the "diabetic web," including posts from a very select group of diabetes bloggers and others sites.

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Added by TuDiabetes Administration on July 17, 2008 at 12:45pm — No Comments


I'm currently taking 4 Insulin injections daily and it sure is fustrating. I'm so anxious to get my hands on the new "Omni-pod" that has just come out. I have the trial-period free one en route so I can get a feel for it. $700 sure is a lot of money, however, if it means reducing the scars that I get puncturing myself four times everyday....then it's worth it. Does anyone have the Omni-pod? I'd like to know how it operates and how it is in comparison to the Injections. Nevertheless, I'm super… Continue

Added by TiffanyShebi2008 on July 17, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Diabetic Echoes and all that jazz in 1 location!

I've created a new site that links to all my D/health stuff. I'm terribly excited so please check it out!

Specifically, Diabetic Echoes is quickly growing, so please come check it out!

We are quickly getting new members, as well as many new features on the site. From some of the most well known bloggers in the diabetes OC to leading doctors in the field, Echoes is a great place!

Come join us… Continue

Added by Lindsey on July 16, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Dr. Appointment

Had my third follow up since starting meds for diabetes.
Doctor seems pleased with the way things look. Don't
have to go back now for 2 months. Just have to keep doing
what I'm doing. :o)

Added by Jeanie on July 16, 2008 at 2:35pm — 4 Comments


So my softball season ened yesterday, Im kind of happy actually. :) Our team wasnt all that good and the coaches werent the best. Overall it just wasnt as much fun as it used to be.

I dont think ive ever had any real problems with diabetes and sports. Ive played Softball, Cross Country, and Track since being diagnosed. During XC what i would do is eat, and not cover for 45 carbs of my meal. For track and softball i had my pump, and the only time in track i had been low during a meet was… Continue

Added by Carly! on July 16, 2008 at 1:54pm — 2 Comments

It's here!

Purple Pump (Minimed 522) is here. One day early! I showed her to my work friends, who were all surprised at how small she is. Now I'm waiting for the call from the pump coordinator to let me know when the next Foundations class is. I'm impatient. I'm ready to start NOW.
I had the entire box contents spread across my desk when the Director came by to give me a project. My "I rarely do work" cover was temporarily blown. Oh well.

Added by Jackie on July 16, 2008 at 11:43am — 2 Comments

Calorie King Mobile

I'm sure we're all familiar with Calorie King by now, but if you're not, it's a great reference for carb counts in all kinds of foods. It's available in book format, online and as I recently discovered, for us mobile techno geeks, there is a mobile specific site. If you've got a mobile browser and you haven't seen it, check it out:

Added by Mike on July 16, 2008 at 10:10am — 11 Comments

My replacement pump is here! Whoohoo!

It's official folks! The new pump has arrived! I know I can't strap in until tonight but knowing that it is hear makes me feel all the better!

my sugars are still dropping from time to time, but overall still doing ok... can't wait to re-attach

ps - my pump is my woobie :-)

Added by Leah on July 16, 2008 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

Eye test ...Michigan Kellogg Eye Centre

Look deep into eyes to detect diabetes

15 Jul 2008, 1334 hrs IST, IANS

Look deep into someone's eyes and know what is in their hearts - or whether they will eventually get diabetes!

Yes, a new screening device that pinpoints early symptoms of impending eye disease also helps doctors detect patients prone to diabetes.

The instrument, designed by scientists at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Centre, captures eye images to detect… Continue

Added by James Osborne on July 16, 2008 at 8:10am — No Comments

Broken Pump - Day 2

Well I am patiently (yeah right) waiting for my pump to arrive at my office this morning. Yesterday went pretty well. I was able to stay under 200 all day.

Unfortunately I was staying under 100 all night as well. I did great calculating insulin for my corrections and for my food intake, but it was the long acting that screwed me up. My pump gives me a higher basal at night while I sleep, so I adjusted for that, but it turns out I adjusted just a bit too much. By the time I was ready… Continue

Added by Leah on July 16, 2008 at 7:32am — 1 Comment

a hex on your psychic abilities...

some people may think this sounds a little crazy, but it's all very true, so just go with me for a moment. the women in my family have a bit of a tendancy toward profetic dreams and unforunately this morning i had a minor one that wwas both annoying and true. as i waas immerging from the lull of sleep i had a brief flash of my meter saying 208. i woke up and said, "so help me if it's 208 when i check it..." missed the mark by one point. it was 209. seems that i never see anything that makes me… Continue

Added by Bek on July 16, 2008 at 5:51am — 1 Comment

Russell Stover Net Carb Chocolate Covered Almonds

We've got a great new review of Russell Stover Net Carb Chocolate Covered Almonds at!

Added by Glucoholic on July 16, 2008 at 5:03am — No Comments

And the diagnosis is....

So I went to the doctor this morning as many of you already know and found out that I am pre-diabetic. The minimal blood glucose score for Diabetes, my doctor says, is 120 and I was 115. She was a little worried about how close I was to 120 so we decided that I would really watch my diet (I need to loose 8 pounds- yay) and exercise a lot and to test my blood sugar often and if/when it goes over 120 to go back to her and discuss the next steps. I HATE sticking my finger. When they did it this… Continue

Added by Victoria on July 15, 2008 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

New OmniPod-er

I've been diabetic since March, 1984 - and probably for a few months prior to that date. I was just about to re-enlist in the US Army for the 2nd time, when, during my re-enlistment physical, it was found that I had a Blood Glucose level of just below 600. Needless to say, I was medically discharged from the Army in 1985. I've been using Novolog and lantus for the last few years to manage my diabetes, but I was never in great coontrol. For years, my A1C was in the 9 - 10 range. Just within the… Continue

Added by Gary Hall on July 15, 2008 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

D & D: Dieting and Diabetes......

Another big part of my life for the past year (and hard core since January) is Dieting to lose the rest of my baby weight and feel like "the old Dana" instead of "Fluffy-Dana". (my personal joke!) And let me tell ya- Dieting with Diabetes is TOUGH! Especially if you don't know if the insulin keeps a couple of pounds on your or what. Exercising helps too but taking OFF the weight and not FLUCTUATING up and down has been hard. I've done everything: Weight Watchers- 2 years, Exercise, Nutritional… Continue

Added by Dana Clark on July 15, 2008 at 11:16am — No Comments

I did it!

I am an official omnipod user! =) It is a very exciting thing. Going from 35+ MDI to 3 pricks with the pod! We are having a little isssue with getting my blood sugar down in target range. But I assumed it would be like this due to the stress on my body with everything changing. And my educator started the basal rate a little low, as to not over due it. I am supposed to call her later and discuss on chaging the basal if my level still has not gone down. So we will see!

Update on basal… Continue

Added by sugarrbabie on July 15, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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