I'm hoping someone has some experience with dealing with a school that lacks knowledge on type 1 diabetes students. My son's school has approximately 800 students and he is the first one with diabetes. While I understand this is new to his school, I am frustrated that the school does not understand how important this is. I completed a section 504 Plan (and a diabetes medical management plan (DMMP), which they obviously don't want to file, and then the principal… Continue
Added by Janice on September 25, 2007 at 8:28am —
Hi there fellow friends wanting a cure:
I'm going to let my daughter's words say the most in the following post:
Consider signing up for a Promise Meeting today. JDRF would like to have 400 meetings happen by spring, and each one will make a difference. Whether you are… Continue
Added by MoiraMcC on September 25, 2007 at 7:45am —
After reading a forum post from Chick Lin, I have to say my mood has much improved. I have been terribly down lately, since the realization that this diabetes thing is not going away. It took me a long time for that simple fact to actually be processed. It's almost inexplainable. Like with any other illness, I truly thought, I'll take my medication...I'LL GET BETTER. I listened to what my doc and educators tell me about it being a chronic illness, but somehow I DON"T HEAR THEM. Later, I'm… Continue
Added by Chloe on September 25, 2007 at 7:24am —
I am a member of the Orlando Pump Club for the upcoming Step Out event here in Orlando, Oct. 13.
Please help me raise funds for this fight we all have:http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR//1101047940?pg=personal&fr_id=4653&px=3860713
Added by Manny Hernandez on September 25, 2007 at 6:28am —
Whoa - I haven't posted here since September 4th? Ridiculous.
There's been a lot going on lately - here's the latest.
- Blogabetes has launched over at dLife and is staffed by some of the best and brightest in the diabetes blogosphere. Check out the latest from your favorite bloggers, and meet some new faces!
- I received my necklace, courtesy of…
Added by Kerri Sparling on September 24, 2007 at 6:21pm —
My sister means the world to me. When she was in the 1st grade is was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. That is why I am here. She is having a hard time dealing right now. Just the other day she was told by my mother to go change her site, well she threw it away instead and choose not to tell anyone. Later, my mother found out and had I long talk with her she said, "I am tired of doing this" This broke my heart. That is why I am hear.
Added by Kristen on September 24, 2007 at 5:21pm —
I have have had my son attend the same school since his diagnonsis. He is attending private Kindergarten, due to me being neurotic and wanting him to have special attention for a while. I trained his teacher, the owner of the school on how to test him and adminster his insulin through his pump. She has been spectacular. I gave her a glucagon kit along with information on how and where to give the shot if it was ever needed. She was told that it was illegal for her to have this at her school or… Continue
Added by Janet on September 24, 2007 at 12:41pm —
You can read the original over at my blog http://amyliagrace.blogspot.com.
I slept for a few hours and woke up to a sunny sky and a day off, which helps. I cleaned my apartment, headed out to grab a coffee at my local Starbucks, took a walk to the organic grocery store a mile or so down the street and bought some healthy food. I bought fresh flowers from an old man on the street outside my apartment, and visited with the local florist and… Continue
Added by Amylia Grace on September 24, 2007 at 7:35am —
I'm offically fed up with Diabetes in everyway. I had a pretty big mental breakdown over it was night when once again the number on my meter was not what I deserve for all the hard work I put in.
7 Day Average: 181
14 Day Average: 171
30 Day Average: 166
60 Day Average: 149
90 Day Average: 151
I'm not pleased, to say the least. I can't seem to make my body use the Insulin that I'm feeding it. I'm needing way more then I have ever needed before. This has been… Continue
Added by Erin Towne on September 24, 2007 at 7:29am —
I have posted Manny's latest tudiabetes.com podcast on my personal blog here.
This one is especially interesting to me because it deals with insulin pump failure and considering I am hoping to start on an insulin pump soon, it is very informational.
Added by Chris Bishop on September 24, 2007 at 6:31am —
I've been feeling torn between my diabetes and my dream of living here in Taiwan. I blogged about it over on my website, "Amazing Grace
." If you have a moment and care to comment, just to let me know you're out there, I'd sure appreciate it. You can read it by clicking here
. Thanks for stopping by!
Added by Amylia Grace on September 24, 2007 at 12:19am —
I've had diabetes for 10 years now. It's amazing how time has gone by so fast. The craziest part of it all has been that I had a life before diabetes. I was 15, most girls my age were starting to figure out "who they were" in this world. I was trying to figure out how I could gather the strength to give myself 4 injections a day. I remember coming home from the hospital during the first week. I was very hungry for supper and went off to the bathroom to give myself my insulin. It took 20 minutes… Continue
Added by MU on September 23, 2007 at 8:00pm —
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They are inviting people to become guides to help with the cataloging of the information.… Continue
Added by Manny Hernandez on September 23, 2007 at 7:11pm —
I'm mad at this disease today.
We bought strawberries at the farmers market yesterday. I can only get them for a couple more weeks, then it's back to the relatively tasteless grocery store ones. But I can't eat them. Maybe in a hour, I'll check my sugars, and I'll be able to. But I'm already higher than I like to go and so I have to wait.
I know it's my fault. We had my birthday party yesterday, a week early. And I had some leftover cake, and hey, it's my birthday cake,… Continue
Added by L W on September 23, 2007 at 6:09pm —
A teaspoon of Hershey's Dutch chocolate powder (the baking variety, so there's only chocolate, and nothing else) mixed with a 3/4th cup of hot water, and two tablespoons of half and half (I use Land O Lakes Mini Moo's). A pinch of dried smoked chipotle powder gives that spicy punch with a subtle smoky flavor, and a sachet of your preferred sweetening agent. Topped off with some light whipped cream and chocolate flakes. It's not winter yet; I'm just getting… Continue
Added by sri on September 23, 2007 at 5:47pm —
Added by sri on September 23, 2007 at 1:45pm —
I came across this video this morning ... very interesting.
Sec. Nichoson talks proudly about the success of the VA system and all of the programs they are running. I really think they are doing a lot of good. One point he makes relates to all of the limb amputations they preform. This bothers me since they limit access of T2 diabetics to a very small number of test strips they… Continue
Added by James Osborne on September 23, 2007 at 1:27pm —
Michael J Fox interview requesting cell research....
Watch if you have time.
Added by James Osborne on September 23, 2007 at 10:06am —
On October 3rd I have to go to the clinic for my 3 month appointment (yep - almost 3 months since my diagnosis, feels like I've been living with diabetes forever). I guess they'll do my A1C.. But I don't even know what my last one was when I was diagnosed, so I have no idea what that'll be...
Other than that, what would they generally check at a 3 month appointment?
Added by emma on September 23, 2007 at 9:02am —
I travel as a Respiratory Therapist for a living, staying in most assignments 13-26 weeks. This can be a hassle with Type 1 diabetes. When I was in the Boston area I found a great endocrinologist I loved but have had no such luck in the Chicago area. I was used to Miami, where many doctors have evening or weekend office hours, but since I'm working 8am - 4pm with an hours drive each way in Chicago most don't have office hours during those times. It won't matter too much as I'm leaving for… Continue
Added by Gerald Haygood on September 23, 2007 at 8:36am —