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Diabetes SUCKS today!

I'm almost out of strips... no big deal right?



Well apparently it is. I checked my sugars a little bit more often these past couple of weeks, so by the looks of my last bottle of strips it is time to call in the refill. But my insurance company is saying "not so fast", they will not pay for a refill until 7/29, that's right not until next Tuesday. Grrrr... These pharmacy was kind enough to warn me that the price of strips is expensive... thanks... no really... thanks!



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Added by Leah on July 25, 2008 at 9:52am — 6 Comments

I'm not as dumb as I look

Woohoo! I finally learned how to download a photo to this site. I have been afraid I would dork up my computer and not be able to pay bills online or read emails. Now if I can only remember how I did it, I will post more.

Take care all,

Sandy

Added by Sandy Graham on July 25, 2008 at 8:02am — 1 Comment

can't seem to shake it

every night i lower my overnight basal rate a little more, yet every morning i waake up low. i didn't get out of bed until ten which is something i never used to do. i'm all for good control, but waking up to a reading below 70 just kind of stinks. i'll assume it's because the exercise i've been adding kicks in affecting my blood sugars at night (even though i work out in the late morning). seriously though, these readings are kicking my butt and leaving me in a jumble for the rest of the day.… Continue

Added by Bek on July 25, 2008 at 7:52am — 2 Comments

It's a Girl!

Margaret Antonia Przepiora was born July, 24 2008 at 2:20pm, 7 pounds 9 ounces, 20 inches long and Lisa and I couldn't be happier! My wife had been scheduled for an induction because she was in a little bit of pain muscle wise. When we arrived at 7:30am at the hospital they discovered she was already 5cm dilated so we would have had the baby that day anyway. We have had the last couple induced and I tell you I am starting to miss the surprise part of…

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Added by Stephen Przepiora on July 25, 2008 at 3:30am — 7 Comments

Still a bit unsure...

Today I visited my diabetes educator. On the drive there I was still deciding Omnipod vs. Paradigm. As I walked I was ready to say give me the pod. Then I remembered seeing in a forum somewhere that Minimed is developing a pod like system. So wouldn't you know the first words out of my educator's mouth were "Yesterday I just saw pictures of the protoype that Minimed is developing similar to the Omnipod" Oh Great! I was ready to go with Omnipod and pursue the Dextrom CGM. And after talking to an… Continue

Added by Daran Lemon on July 24, 2008 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

NEVER TOUCHING PIZZA AGAIN

Well tonight I remembered why I keep avoiding pizza. I haven' t figured out how to do a bolus for it yet, but I have for most other foods. I am in the 400 range and I have been trying to get it down for 2 hours. I swear to god pizza is now out of my diet for GOOD.

Added by Cody Turner on July 24, 2008 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Arizona Diet Peach Tea

Arizona Diet Peach Tea was a welcome departure from the eternal quest to find the best sugar free soft drink. Head over to glucoholic.com to check it out. Coming soon - POWERade Zero Strawberry!

Added by Glucoholic on July 24, 2008 at 6:51pm — No Comments

My Prayers and thoughts go out to lollypop kid and his family you will be missed

Just wanted to say the lollypop kid will be missed. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family. My family walk team is Melissas Munchkinland. He left a Amazing! memory in kids young and old and well never be forgotton.Take care and god bless the Munchkins.We will continue to follow are yellow brick road to the care for DIABETIES!

Added by diabeticidol 94 on July 24, 2008 at 11:33am — No Comments

Crazy Pills

Is it me, or is the "forum" section on the main page pretty much the same as it was all day yesterday?

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!!!

Added by dino on July 24, 2008 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

My Life

It's been a while since I updated my profile, so here goes. I went to an all day diabetes management class here in Atlanta at piedmont hospital. I should have gone when I was diagnosed in 1999, but didn't. It was very informative and fun. A endo, nurse and physical fitness expert talked to us. I learned alot about the enemy (carbs). I got my last A1C results from Feburary (8.5) YUCK. I've lost about 30 lbs. since then so I hope it's come down. This is a year long program. Every 3 months, we… Continue

Added by Sandy Graham on July 24, 2008 at 2:37am — 1 Comment

TuDiabetes Meetup in CWD 2008, Orlando

I will be adding pics from the event as the next days pass:
http://tudiabetes.com/photo/album/show?id=583967:Album:196922

What can I say? I wish we ALL were here. It's been a beautiful experience so far here at the Children With Diabetes (Friends for Life) conference.

Added by Manny Hernandez on July 23, 2008 at 9:40pm — 2 Comments

My letter to the TODAY show about GMA's ignorance

On July 9th 2008 'Good Morning America' did a really stupid and disrespectful thing. They aired a segment on Diabetes. They told millions of Americans how this disease could be prevented. What they failed to do is distinguish between the different types of diabetes. They encompassed it all under one umbrella. This left millions of Type ONE diabetics extremely angry, frustrated, and demanding a retraction. Did they retract? Kind of. They changed the title of the story on their website to say… Continue

Added by Christine on July 23, 2008 at 8:35pm — 3 Comments

I did it!

Today I posted my first sub 6 A1C at 5.9%



I was pretty confident I'd get there. In fact during the last two weeks my BGs have been super awesome. I'm almost expecting mid 5's next time. I'll post about that later. Still, it's been my main goal for the past two years. I felt so high when I got the news I nearly screamed out loud at work! Woot!



My cholesterol came back great too. HDL: 1.55, LDL: 1.76, Total: 3.51, Trigs: 0.44 compared with six months ago of HDL: 2.00, LDL:… Continue

Added by PowerPumper on July 23, 2008 at 8:20pm — 2 Comments

Next Up The Paradigm from Minimed

For the past 36 hours I have been wearing the “tubed” variety of pumps. After wearing the Omnipod for a couple of days I wanted to see what it would be like to wear a more traditional pump. While I still love the idea of a “tubeless” pump such as the Omnipod, I must say wearing the Paradigm has not been too cumbersome. Here are the things that have bothered me while wearing the Paradigm (the same could apply to most pumps):



1. I put my keys in my right pocket, my money in the left,… Continue

Added by Daran Lemon on July 23, 2008 at 8:06pm — 2 Comments

Another work story.... (you know you love these!)

So I was out of the office on Friday (see previous blog!) and my account executive sent me some ice cream that was delivered to my desk. Anyway, the crazy lady that works next to me (see earlier blog) opened my freeze-dried box and started poking through the ice cream containers and taking some out. Thankfully it was rescued by a friend who brought me the ice cream at home. My kids (and I) thoroughly enjoyed ALL of the ice cream during the weekend with our HOT times here in Texas. The reason I… Continue

Added by Dana Clark on July 23, 2008 at 6:16pm — 1 Comment

How do you carry your pump?

I was chatting with a diabetes educator the other day and happened to mention how I carry my pump. I didn't think much of it. I didn't really think I was that unique or unusual, but she said in her 20 years of diabetes education, she'd never heard of it and thought it was a great idea. It's actually quite simple, if it applies to your preferences. You may have thought of it or heard of it before, but here it goes for those who haven't heard.



I carry my pump in my pants pocket.… Continue

Added by Mike on July 23, 2008 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Pregnancy number 4

I am truly blessed. I have had diabetes for over 23 years and have been blessed with two beautiful and perfectly healthy boys (4 and 2) As some of you may know, I miscarried on my son's 4th birthday while in my 2nd trimester. This was a terrible and traumatic experience for me, but one that I can be grateful for now as it has made me re-realize just how fragle life can be. It also helps me relate to so many other women who have experienced similar loss, and offer compassion.

I recently… Continue

Added by Rachel Joy on July 23, 2008 at 11:41am — 5 Comments

Started on the Omnipod yesterday

My DE Gerri came over yesterday evening and trained me on the Omnipod. It's a fun little gadget, but I can see now how much my diet is affecting my control. The Pod only holds 200 units, and I will probably go thru that in 24hrs or less. DAMN. That's alot of insulin. So........I'm really going to have to watch my Carb intake, and that really sucks, because I'm a carb addict! BIG TIME. Probably how I got to this point in the first place. It makes me feel really guilty that I KNOW what to do, and… Continue

Added by Nancy on July 23, 2008 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

A Little Bit About Me

Hi Everyone. My name is Cin. I have been a T1 for almost 24 years and a pumper since October 2007. I live in NC with my husband and daughter. I work in a clothing store as an Accessory Dept Supervisor.

My journey began possibly much like so many others. Had all of the "classic" symptoms. Also had recurring ear infections that would go away briefly, only to return with a vengence. My mom had our family doctor to run tests. Blood test showed diabetes, no urine test, BG was high enough to…
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Added by Cin on July 23, 2008 at 8:09am — 3 Comments

Sans Insurance

A new chapter in my life is starting right now, and I have to admit I am completely terrified.



I needed to leave my full time job. I couldn't manage the stress anymore, and I was crying every other day because of something that would happen at work. It was not a place that made me feel fulfilled, or appreciated, or respected even. I began to doubt myself and my strengths as a person. Every day was an emotional battle where I would walk into work going, "What will happen today? What… Continue

Added by Amber K on July 23, 2008 at 7:43am — 1 Comment

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