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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

Pump broke last night... hello needles! how do they work again?

So yesterday evening my pump decided to yell at me during my workout. I had two choices, stop holding down a button on the pump itself or take the battery out. Since I wasn't holding down a button, I went for the battery. No good... the buttons were stuck.



Plan of action you ask... first, called Cozmo and they are sending me a new pump and meter. Whew! second called a fellow diabetic for my educators cell#. third leave message with educator for assistance. and finally I remembered I… Continue

Added by Leah on July 15, 2008 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

Omnipod

I go into Diabetes Management at 9:00 AM tomorrow to start my omnipod! I am so excited. I have been trying to get on a pump for 5 years now, but because of stinky insurance issues have not suceeded. When I applied for the omnipod, I was informed my insurance just started covering it 3 weeks before my application was received! The Lord was definately looking out for me in my time of frustration! I was amazed. We got the call, and three days later the omnipod arrived on my doorstep! This is going… Continue

Added by sugarrbabie on July 14, 2008 at 6:48pm — 1 Comment

First Entry: The Night Before

So this is my first blog entry here. I hope to keep it up, I am usually no good at that, but I will try this time. So tomorrow I go to the doctor to get tested AGAIN to see if I have diabetes. When my mom was diagnosed I was in high school and since so many other family members have it I was tested a lot then. Once I got to college and away from my regular doctor getting tested just kind of fell away. I didn't feel like I had it and I was pretty active. I graduated from college in 2006 and… Continue

Added by Victoria on July 14, 2008 at 5:38pm — 2 Comments

Blog?

Hey all..

Im not sure how to blog all that much, but I guess I'll take a crack at it.

So tomorrow is my birthday, yay!

It will be my second birthday with diabetes,

first year with my pump, Jelly, and second year of diabetes camp.

Im super excited for my camp, it is extraordinary!

Last year on my birthday I was taking Humalog shots, which was okay,

But now I can't honestly imagine life without my pump, taking shots again!

During my camp, one day we go… Continue

Added by Carly! on July 14, 2008 at 5:03pm — 2 Comments

As I turn 36...

Thought I'd share this post with my TuDiabetes family, as my 36th birthday is around the corner (tomorrow):
http://manuelhp42.blogspot.com/2008/07/36-gray-hairs-in-my-beard-and-how-old-i.html

Added by Manny Hernandez on July 14, 2008 at 4:31pm — 10 Comments

Considering T2 as a Spectrum, not a Single Condition

The more I think of it, the more I see that which is diagnosed as "Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus" as a spectrum of metabolic disorders, all of which are capable of producing a single symptom: hyperglycemia. Or maybe two symptoms, if you count beta cell death.



While I am not a doctor, a pharmacist, or trained in medicine or medical research, I can see multiple etiologies (causes and paths to "disease"); each of these should indicate a more specific medical approach to glycemic management… Continue

Added by tmana on July 14, 2008 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Woohoo!

Well I got some great news the other day - 7.5 A1C reading! Now I know this isn't stellar and I still have a ways to go but considering my last result was a 9.3 I was pumped to get this result.



The main 2 reasons my results have gone down so much were 1) I started logging EVERYTHING on www.SugarStats.com. I gave trusted logins to my wife, nutritionist, and endo so I know at any point they could check in and see what I've been eating. Now of course I could cheat and just not log when… Continue

Added by Kyle on July 14, 2008 at 11:27am — 5 Comments

Blogging Elsewhere

Please check out my blog . Just musings on dealing with diabetes.



Recent posts:



Insulin Pump - a poem about my old mm508

Mushroom and Roses -… Continue

Added by MelissaBL on July 14, 2008 at 10:20am — No Comments

Beating the Crap Out of Diabetes, Part II

"My primary objective is to lower my A1C to the low 7's for the first time since the 1990's. If I can do that, then everything will begin to fall into place and I will be on my way to owning diabetes once again."



That's what I blogged two months ago in May when I first discovered tudiabetes.com. Prior to that post, my A1C was 9.2 in late 2007. My goal was to have it down by the end of summer, or else I would have to look into getting on the pump.



Anyway, I've been… Continue

Added by dino on July 14, 2008 at 8:35am — 5 Comments

pitfalls of preparing for baby

everyone knows tight control is important for any diabetic and at least the women here know that it has to be even more controlled (at least as much as possible) during pregnancy. so i'm working on it. as i've mentioned before, for the readings on my meter (which i know only tell about a quarter of the story) it does appear that my a1c will be lower than the last, though only time and a trip to the endo will truly tell.



the downfalls of all of this preperation are as… Continue

Added by Bek on July 14, 2008 at 7:38am — 3 Comments

Hiya!!!!!

Hi ppl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So ass some of u guys know im new here!

and i think this is a really cool site so ya im going to tell u a little bit about myself.



-Well Im Future Mrs.Jonas ( Nick Is My Husband) :p so if u dont know who he is watch this video on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z1kSdk7y1A

>-I have type one diabetes

- I LOVE The Jonas Brothers :p

- I Have A Youtube Account nd its called "Niceese"

-I might…
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Added by Reese on July 13, 2008 at 5:42pm — 2 Comments

words to live by.....

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It 's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first… Continue

Added by debb on July 13, 2008 at 6:07am — 4 Comments

Prednisone and high bg's

I had to start taking prdnisone yesterday, friday, for pain. I couldn't believe how high it has caused my bg's to go. I had to drastically increase my short acting insulin. It has helped alot with the pain and me being able to sleep at night. I got so tired of sleeping 2 hours then walking the floor for 2 hours before I can take another pain pill to help with the pain.I lost most of the weeks work due to never sleeping enough to not feel like a zombie the next day as well as still being in pain… Continue

Added by Karen on July 12, 2008 at 7:28pm — 2 Comments

"Your pancreas works, but OURS don't." or Diabetes is easier when you are not alone...

Just wanted to share my latest blog entry about the importance of communities for those living with diabetes.

Added by Kristin on July 12, 2008 at 2:49am — 6 Comments

Its been a rough week!

Monday was our first night that my husband had to go to work the next morning. Well he didn't make it because he over sleep. Thats fine except for the fact that I didn't know he'd also be missing Thursday as well. Wednesday night he ended up driving me up to the hospital where I spent from 8:30pm to 7am in the ER where I was then transferred to ICU because I was having severe breathing problems where I couldn't catch my breathe and having palpations. I was on an oxygen mask to try to get my… Continue

Added by Cherise on July 11, 2008 at 10:12pm — 1 Comment

friday night lows

meter says 58. a nice laid back low, feeling good, feeling like overtreating. the honeybear in the cabinet wants a big upside down hug if you know what i mean. ate the carls jr. prime rib burger and took too much insulin, but the burger was damn good. treating with a juice box and a box of raisins. i was doing some boogie moves at the pad listening to some old 80s music when i started to feel it. the low, not the music. i was feeling the music too though, hence the radical boogie moves. i'd… Continue

Added by dino on July 11, 2008 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Woot!

I went to my endo yesterday and had an A1C done. It was 6.3! In April is was 9.7. I'm soo stoked! I'm also in the process of getting a pump.... I hope it's the right thing. I guess if I don't like it I can always switch back to shots.. Anyway, just thought I would tell everyone that!
-Ryan

Added by Ryan Liston on July 11, 2008 at 1:01pm — 6 Comments

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