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Last Time

This morning was my last lantus injection (on a regular basis anyway). Petey the Purple Pump gets switched over to insulin tomorrow! I'm excited, and nervous.

Added by Jackie on August 18, 2008 at 10:42am — 2 Comments

How we got here...

March 17, 2000. My two year old son was breathing heavily. He was rarely awake and when he was he wanted nothing but to drink. He was drinking so much that I couldn’t keep a diaper on him. He was wetting everything and soaking all of his blankets. He was clingy and wouldn’t let me out of his sight. He wanted me to hold him while he slept. He barely spoke any more. I could get nothing done. I didn’t know what was wrong.

I didn’t think that we were dealing with an ear infection. I… Continue

Added by Barb Wagstaff on August 18, 2008 at 5:50am — 2 Comments


Well this week I had some breathing issues. Doctor wasn't sure if it was cardiac or med related. We finally decided it was medication related. I was on high dose beta blockers and it set off bronchial spasms and set off my asthma. So back in his offfice i go the next day. We adjusted my meds and also discovered my belly button piercing was infected even with me taking care of it properly, so it had to go out and now I am on antibiotics as well as got a shot wed. This week I have to meet with my… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on August 17, 2008 at 10:25pm — 2 Comments

Its been about a week on the pump...

SO i've been pumping for a little over a week....maybe closer to 2 weeks?...and so far nothing is working. okay, not nothing, but my numbers are still being tweaked- apparently my lantus was lingering in my body and making my BG all funky and unreliable. I have been in the high 200's for the past few weeks on the pump and it has been making me feel very sluggish. My educator just adjusted some of my rates and ratios- all that good junk- and now the numbers are better, 160's. But now im crashing… Continue

Added by Revvy on August 17, 2008 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Can I say I have the best family in the world?

This site has really opened up myself as a diabetic unlike I ever have. For the first time I've met others and shared experiences after 13 years of doing it myself and not knowing ANYONE that is a T1 diabetic or T2 for that matter. Mannys video on Youtube on the drawings that children made inspired me to send it to my entire family (and inlaws!) and shared with them this site and how active I have become on this site. It's been an outlet for me in dealing with my diabetes. Anyway, my mom, aunt… Continue

Added by Dana Clark on August 17, 2008 at 2:05pm — 2 Comments

Another not so brilliant idea LOL

Or what about PIZZA for dinner! It was delicious, but now it does feel like I'm higher than I'm supposed to. Have a taste in my mouth that reminds a bit of when you've just had a tablespoon of sugar or syrup. Or maybe it's my breath I can "taste" Don't know... Test results will come this coming week anyways. Hopefully that will mean ANSWERS and a diagnose...

Just hope I won't have muscle cramps in my legs tonight! Night to yesterday I had one in my right leg, and last night in my left. It… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 17, 2008 at 1:23pm — No Comments


My newest A1c. Yay!

I went in for my test as scheduled in July and kept putting off going back in for the results. Although, not because I feared the results... I just didn't have time and the new endo refused to tell me the results over the phone or to mail the results to me. Whatever...

So, I went in Friday, paid my $30 copay so I could stay for 10 minutes to get my results. I am happy with 6.8. It's definitely better than my previous 8.2! It's been a long time since… Continue

Added by Stacie on August 17, 2008 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

Meter Review - Semi-Digression: When Numbers Don't Make Sense...

I haven't gotten to the point of running the contaminant tests on the meters -- I'm still trying to figure out accuracy issues with the Advocate Duo, and I'm puzzled by the results I'm getting so far on the parallel test check.

The short version is this:

When I checked my (active) Freestyle Flash last time I was in the doctor's office (June 10th), not only was my reading "in range" with the lab reading, it was spot on. Exactly the same. So, I go on my merry way thinking…


Added by tmana on August 17, 2008 at 8:37am — 2 Comments

No, I'm not. But I'd like to be soon.

A few weeks ago I went in for my 3 month check up with my Endo. My A1C rocked at 6.1! My doc wasn't nearly as excited as I was. He was worried that I may be running myself too low and increasing my risk for hypoglycemic unawareness. Then he asked if I was pregnant or planning trying to become pregnant. Apparently diabetic women have been known to sub-conciously run their numbers tight when they're thinking about getting pregnant.

Duh! Why wouldn't we, when we've been told to get it… Continue

Added by Autumn on August 17, 2008 at 12:37am — 3 Comments

bye, bye books

Today I am deep-cleaning my studio, our studio… not my art studio, but the one with the computer and books.

I decided to go over my books and select the ones I don’t really use anymore… I have done this so many times in the past, usually I find an excuse to keep most of them.

The strangest thing happened today when I opened my architecture and Interior Design books… They mean so much to me… so many years, so much passion on those books. Yet, Today I finally felt it was… Continue

Added by Andreina Davila on August 16, 2008 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

My Hobby

Well as you can see I have uploaded some photos of my hobby.

I have taken a rest from it for about a year due to not being well ( Now I know why )
So I'm heading for the skys once again and My Hubby just brought me a chopper so now I'm
starting out learning how to fly it..woohooo!!


Added by christina on August 16, 2008 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Oh, what a diabetic day :]

First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who commented on my parents and pumps discussion! My dad promised to look into it and talk to my endocrinologist at my next 3 month appointment. That is huge, he's never even considered it! I'll keep my page updated on the road to the pump.

Meanwhile, we're working on a seafood cookout tonight for my family and the family across the street. Between the two families, we can come up with some amazing food. Yum! plus,… Continue

Added by Caitlin on August 16, 2008 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

I've been bad today :P

And it wasn't the most brilliant of ideas... I bought chocolate, and had most of it in a short time! And it's gotten to me now... Just want to sleep. Very tired now, and quite unfocused.

Added by Jennie on August 16, 2008 at 7:51am — 1 Comment

i found another thing that raises my bs, and what else is new!?

Yesterday I had a doctors appointment for my feet. i have the paltar fascitis thingee. I told him i can't take anti-inflams anymore since they caused my D, so he tells me the only thing he can do is tape my feet and give me a shot in each heel. Well, afterward i couldn't feel my feet, but that wasn't the biggesgt problem. I have had those shots in my shoulder and they didn't do anything but raise my bs. Which last night i ended up fighting all night long with bs;s in the 300's and over trying… Continue

Added by Karen on August 16, 2008 at 6:51am — No Comments

Birthday Mess!!!

Well this lil blog is jus so i can get this into the open b4 i scream!!! it was my bday, and i got a little drunk and i couldnt see for toffee and all i wanted to do was sleep it off but no, my 'so called friends' found it funny to get my blood glucose monitor out an start stabbin me with my lancets to make me come round, then the one decides to drop the monitor and i'm too drunk to even notice i'm being turned into a watering can and that my 'friends' have wasted all my tests… Continue

Added by StiKuLBriX on August 15, 2008 at 8:04pm — 3 Comments

a letter to medicare

Dr Mister Medicare,

A year ago, nearly to the day, you became my sole provider of insurance. I thank you for paying your portion of my medical bills, but am beginning to find your services obsolete. Since putting myself in your care i have been finding myself running short of money every month and have been slowly trying, yet managing to fail, to pay off a credit card bill run up by paying the bills you did not cover with money i do not have. You do not enjoy covering my psychiatric drugs… Continue

Added by Bek on August 15, 2008 at 6:11pm — 2 Comments


So, I just got back from camp last saturday...I had SO MUCH fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its awesome hangin out with other teens who are going through the same things as me every day. But I'm home now, so I have to wait a year to go again.

Anyway...I actually didnt make my high school volleyball team. That was a major bummer, but I got over it pretty fast. I mean, come on, I have 3 more years to try! So why complain about missing out on the first?? I still love the game, and I still want to play… Continue

Added by brandi on August 15, 2008 at 2:26pm — No Comments

I'm in shock!

My flatmate always opens a lot of windows, and we're living on the 2nd floor. I close the kitchen window at least if my cat is not locked in in my room. But today he must have been too fast. When my flatmate had gone out to meet some friends, I heard a cat outside, and imediately thought of Nisse. I called for him everywhere in the apartment but he didn't come, and when I look out through the window, I could recognize him even in the dark! He must have falled down, or jumped from the 2nd floor,… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 15, 2008 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Finally friday! Random rambles...

And I survived doing the laundry! Finished about 1h ago. The stairs up and down was a killer though... But now everything is nice and clean, myself included because I've just gotten out of a relaxing bubble bath :D The weather is finally better here now, so today I can go outside and do everything I should have done yesterday! Trying to gain some energy to do everything by drinking a double Cappuchino! Hope the caffeine will keep me going for a while at least. I'm not just going to my nearest… Continue

Added by Jennie on August 15, 2008 at 2:11am — 1 Comment


Me, i'm 13 years old and had diabetes for 4 years. I live In Ely which is near Cambridge. i'm in yr 9 and hav got 2 take my options next yr. Dont no wot 2 take. My hobbies are drummin, which i've done for just over a yr and realy enjoy. And i do a martial art called Tang Soo Doo. I've done it for 5 yrs and am a blue belt(1 away from black) i get 2 use a knife which is cool. Soon i'll be using a sword!!! I also play for Ely Tigers, my local rugby team.I play left wing cause im fast and not 2 big… Continue

Added by HarryTheSnail on August 15, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

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