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Iced by ICE

As I noted in my previous entry, I've recently had to replace my mobile phone. Along with the new hardware (a maroon LG Env2), new operating system, new firmware, and new contact-book organization system, I have a new contact category: sticking at the top of the contact list, the words "In Case of Emergency". The initial input was simple enough:… Continue

Added by tmana on June 29, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Summer Mornings

I was blessed this Sunday morning by spending time on the seat of my bike, out in the Cathedral of my Creator's own Construction. The privilege of seeing his creatures, in their element, as if there were no human civilization for a 100 square miles has filled me up with praise, and truly humbled me in his presence. I am so glad to have lost an hour of sleep to experience these moments! God, You Are Good!…


Added by Tom Gohl on June 29, 2008 at 1:33pm — 5 Comments

Infusion Set Bad Luck

Friday was a bad infusin set day. That morning I changed my pump like normal, and everything went fine. Later on the adhesive became loose, so I put tape all around it. Eventually it comes out. (This is all happending while me and my band are playing music for the youth group) So I call home get a new infusin set, and my BGs fine everythings good. Then me and my friends go to Canes (local fast food) and I realize the site came out. AGAIN. I eat without taking any insulin (not a very good idea,… Continue

Added by James on June 29, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

PUMPYS FIRST WEDDING .....................:)

Hey! Yesterday was Pumpys first time with wedding attire on. The day started of great woke up got her readings she was a 116. Then we headed off to get our hair styled. Then we tested at 145 so we decided we better have lunch so drove thur fast food eat as rideing home. Than got our wedding attire on. And off we went. We opted for our snack we brought being 125 we did Know carbs for that instead of trying to fiqure out appteziers. We waited for the buffet and tested again. It was a buffet so we… Continue

Added by diabeticidol 94 on June 29, 2008 at 12:09pm — 2 Comments

Some Websites I have found

Well I have been searching for a that can Calculate your daily food needs and also nutrient values of different foods and this is what I found so far My daily intake and Food standards Austraila


Added by christina on June 29, 2008 at 2:41am — 3 Comments

Blah! Blah! Blah!

I am currently at war. I am at war with the blahs. Do you know what I mean? For some reason I cant get myself to be motivated about anything. If I didnt know myself better I might actually call this depression, but in truth I know that this is just another bout of laziness! You see I have recently had a major change in my daily schedule. I am what is called a seasonal employee at my job for the IRS. Dont hate me because I work for the government! Anyways I love my job, and a big part of that is… Continue

Added by Kathryn on June 28, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Doing the new cellphone shuffle

My once-trusty Motorola RAZR V3m started doing some weird things last Friday. First, the external display would occasionally stop displaying -- or not return a display after keypress activation. Then, the internal display would go completely white. Occasionally, it would bring up a screen, go completely white, and then bring up a screen again -- but most of the time, it would be unresponsive to anything but a dozen or more hard (remove the battery) reboots.

Just to be certain it… Continue

Added by tmana on June 27, 2008 at 11:23pm — No Comments

If insects need to multiply, why do they need to make MY life miserable?

It's less that I have a phobia about insects and bugs than it is that I have significant issues with bites and stings. The short explanation is that I've had allergic reactions to most of them for most of my life, the worst of them ending up with significant local swelling.

In an interesting twist of fate, it is that allergy that ended up getting me diagnosed with diabetes and all that other nice "metabolic syndrome" stuff six years ago: I had suffered a couple of… Continue

Added by tmana on June 27, 2008 at 10:32pm — No Comments

update update update (my CGMS appeal, again - still)

Jenny was kind enough to remind me that my last blog was nearly a year ago. Yikes. Talk about not actually writing a blog! Indeed, it's true when I say that I've been busy with graduate school and yes, appeals. I am all over the appeal process like the summer sun on the garden bed. Regence BCBS may have thought the summer of my request would never arrive, that the cold dark winter of denying me a CGMS was their forever-season. But the seasons always turn, don't they?

But today!!… Continue

Added by J. Davis Harte on June 27, 2008 at 4:32pm — 2 Comments

A little more info ...

... about my life @ the moment :)

Last week I actually had something so crazy happen to me - I came down with Bells Palsy.

I had never heard of it before, but I guess it is a virus that affects the 7th cranial nerve and half of your face will not respond. It is temporary. However, it varies from individuals on how long the healing process takes. I have a mild case - thank goodness!

It has all been… Continue

Added by BlondeSwtP on June 27, 2008 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Diabetes Doesn't Count

Despite the alarming trends reported in The Lancet and the mainstream news media, when you get down to the nitty-gritty of Public Health Awareness, Public Policy, and Public Health Education, it sometimes seems that diabetes is the "adopted stepchild".

A number of people in this, and other, online diabetes communities have mentioned a virtual exclusion of diabetes under the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Many of us feel we would be better served… Continue

Added by tmana on June 26, 2008 at 2:18pm — 1 Comment

Olivia's Quilt

I finished Olivia's quilt square for the "Quilt for Life" - part of CWD (children with diabetes). Her quilt shows a little bit of everything - importantly, all of her favorite things!! There are over 600 quilts that will be displayed in Washington DC on August 4th and 5th. My family will be attending this event. My Aunt lives in Arlington,VA only about 10 minutes away so we are planning on making it a mini vacation and going to see some of the… Continue

Added by Ronda Darling on June 26, 2008 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Too much!

Both my daughters are taking swimming lessons this summer and I admit that I am amazed how exercise plays such an important part in diabetes management. I make sure I check Olivia before she swims and try to have her be above 200 before lessons start. She is on low doses right now (probably because of her age and because she is still Honeymooning). She gets from 2 to 3 units of Novolog at Breakfast with 1 and 1/2 units of Levemir. We think that she is currently experiencing the Dawn Phenomeon… Continue

Added by Ronda Darling on June 26, 2008 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Boston/New England Diabetes Meetup

I've also posted this on the Events page.

This picnic meetup is on Saturday afternoon July 12th. It is being held on the Beaverbrook Reservation in Belmont, just outside of Boston. There is no rain date.

This is a great chance to get together with others who have diabetes and trade ideas. Perhaps even meet some of the d-bloggers… Continue

Added by Bernard on June 26, 2008 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Baby on the way!

Well it happened, I am pregnant! My husband and I knew we wanted kids and we knew we wanted them pretty soon. I found out I was pregnant on 04/13/08. I am already 16 weeks and things are going great! I haven't really had any morning sickness to speak of and I had my lowest A1C since I have been diabetic. I am so excited because I know how important it is to take care of myself as well as my baby and I have been trying really hard. We find out what we are having in four weeks. I cannot wait! My… Continue

Added by Sarah Vest on June 26, 2008 at 11:45am — 4 Comments

Have you ever?

Forgotten your blood machine anywhere?

A couple of weeks ago, I think I left my blood machine at Stop and Shop or it could be Costco, on third thought maybe it was Old Navy? Well, where ever it is right now I am positive noone is using it.…

Missing paradigm link Continue

Added by Gina Capone on June 26, 2008 at 7:53am — 11 Comments

Klewless Agency - 1, Job Seeker - 0

I did something today I've never done before: I initiated the termination of an interview at (what was supposed to be) an employment agency. Supposedly this concern has been in business over 40 years. I kind of have to wonder about that when I find:

  • pre-interview Web-based application paperwork site not obviously secured by anything other than a password
  • first-thing onsite "job safety" video drawing safety conclusions from logically-faulty premises
  • same…

Added by tmana on June 25, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Honored to serve on the board of

I was recently approached by Lahle Wolfe, President of (and also a great contributor of the TuDiabetes family) asking me if I would consider being a member of the board of the non-profit she runs.

I couldn't say no. The mission iPump does is very important:

" was founded for the purpose of providing assistance to qualifying persons with diabetes who may not… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on June 25, 2008 at 12:07pm — 4 Comments

Mr. D

I’ve known Mr. D for a little over 7 years. We first met in my doctors office and I was scared of him, he even made me cry, it seemed that me and Mr. D were forced to be friends and he was going to be around for a while. I wasn’t sure if I liked that he was going to be around so much. But, I was going to give him a chance. It took a while for us to get used to each other but eventually we got on a routine. Everyday me and Mr. D would get up, eat breakfast together, take the train to work, have… Continue

Added by Gina Capone on June 25, 2008 at 9:26am — 4 Comments

A Costumer Out of Time

A "Pyrate Faire" this year? Not that amorphous anachronistic fantasy they call a "Renaissance Faire"? Are they doing "Golden Age of Piracy" or a different period? I've seen "pirates" set to 1640's and I've seen "pirates" set to 1770's. And of course, a faire wench is a faire wench is a faire wench (whose garb has absolutely NO basis in anything but sexual fantasy)...

This posed a bit of an issue: not only is my garb either too large or too small, but "Pirate" Is Not My Period, and… Continue

Added by tmana on June 24, 2008 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

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