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What does 2008 brings?

Christmas is around the corner… all I can hear now are Christmas carols… when I was younger every time I hear the word Christmas I feel excited! Christmas for me before was Christmas presents, vacation, reunion and parties… Why I can’t feel excited now? Being a Christian, Christmas for me is the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ… well, Christmas gifts, reunions and parties are still experienced but before I was the receiver now I am suppose to be the giver… How can…


Added by yda1027 on December 14, 2007 at 8:08am — 3 Comments

Yay! More Pills!

So I said I would fill everyone in on the endo appt. Well She increased my metformin and prescribed me glipizide. She also prescribed me zocor for my cholestorol. I am starting asprin therapy as well. She also had me get blood work done. This time was to confirm if I have PCOS for sure or not. I still havent gotten the results for that although I have gotten the results for the other ones she ordered! To top it all off she told me to go on birth control. This means no babies until I am in… Continue

Added by Kathryn on December 14, 2007 at 1:48am — No Comments

I guess Im pre diabetic, at this point. My fasting bs was 102, and my 2 hr insulin was too low at 24. Im still confused, I mean Im trying to connect the whole auto-immune, inflamation, histadine, met…

I guess Im pre diabetic, at this point. My fasting bs was 102, and my 2 hr insulin was too low at 24. Im still confused, I mean Im trying to connect the whole auto-immune, inflamation, histadine, methalation deal. Ive always been a healthy eater and an athelete. I used to be a flamenco dancer, so I lived in Spain for many years. I did eat alotta grease then, I also got some tummy who knows!

I had a dance injury, lost my carrer and seemed to be under constant stress…


Added by leisa on December 13, 2007 at 5:53pm — 3 Comments

Tis time for the busy season, maybe it should be called that and not Christmas

Next week is hell week for me, Monday I will find out about shoulder surgery, Tuesday I work from 10-5:30, Wed, I find out about the stomach biopsy and have to see my Doc about D (which since he changed my insulin regimin around sugars have been stable) Thurs, I work 10-5:30 and then Fri, I leave to go to Missouri where I get to celebrate Christmas 4 times in the week I am there. Oh and I also have 2 finals next week as well. I am done with my math class, took the final the other night,… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on December 13, 2007 at 6:44am — 2 Comments

Checking In

I've been 'unwell' for days now, and I'm so tired of it. Last Friday I saw my GP and he diagnosed bronchitis and changed my antibiotics from Keflex (which I still have about a months supply of) to Vibramycin (2 wks worth). He said to go back on the Keflex as soon as I finished the other antibiotics.

Thing is, the fevers I've been having (and accompanying high BGLs) are actually worse this week than they were last week. Amazingly, I can now seem to 'almost' function normally at… Continue

Added by Gaelyne on December 13, 2007 at 6:22am — No Comments

Rash Part Two

Good evening world!

Well the MD decided that since my rash has not worsened, I guess it has improved somewhat even though it still really itches at times, to change my meds from metformin to glyburide.

Reading the sheet that you get from Walgreens is informative but I guess it can be scary as well. It is said that diabetes is about control, well I am spending alot of time talking to my doctor, getting presecriptions and updating my medic alert info, how is that…


Added by Arthur on December 12, 2007 at 9:01pm — 2 Comments

Our new puppy!

Our breeder just did her final round of temperament testing and after 9 months of planning, our new puppy will be arriving on Tuesday! We will be training Tessie to be Griffin's diabetes alert dog. I'll keep you all updated on Tessie's progress!

Added by Kirsten Sigrist on December 12, 2007 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

My blogging...

Hey everyone,

First of all, thanks so much for making this community so valuable through sharing your experiences and insights.

Aside from posts here, I keep a regular blog on my own (diabetes and running focused). If you are interested, you can find it here:


Jamie, The Diabetic Runner OR… Continue

Added by Jamie on December 12, 2007 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Lucky number Seven???

So the Christmas present I bought myself arrived today. Let's hope number Seven is lucky for me! Who named it Seven anyways? That's boring! The thought of wearing the pump and the cgm is a bit daunting, but I'm willing to give it a go. I'm thinking about naming them both, since they will be my best friends, going everywhere I go, experiencing everything I experience. Of course, they have to be girl names, or my husband may get jealous. Any suggestions out there?

I go in next week to… Continue

Added by Toni Crebbin on December 11, 2007 at 9:31pm — 3 Comments

An Open Letter to my Pump

It's been a month, and I feel the need to reflect.

Dear Batman,

We've had five wonderful weeks together. True, these last 37 days haven't all been smooth sailing, but I think you'll agree with me that the growing pains are nearing their end.

Some may say we were foolish kids to get so close so quickly. I mean, come on, we were living together after that first fateful date at the pump trainer's! I don't care how you slice it, that's a pretty quick transition. One minute you were…


Added by Lizzie on December 11, 2007 at 4:52pm — 4 Comments

Finals, stress, blood sugar

Well finals are upon me. Late nights, lots of stress and controlling blood sugars. Sometimes I feel like my life revolves around diabetes. It isn't something you can just forget for a few hours. It is always there. I am in the middle of studying and then suddenly lose focus. Someone without diabetes would just think they are tired, but for diabetics, first thing that comes to mind is blood sugar. Get the meter, prick the finger, wait 5 seconds and then you will find out if you are losing focus… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on December 11, 2007 at 12:48pm — 4 Comments

Going to the endo!

I am going to see the endocrynologist in a few minutes. I am super excited just because I will hopefully be getting answers to things I have been worried about for quite some time. Not only am I going because of my Diabetes I am also going to find out what part my hormones have been playing in my infertility! Well I have to leave in a few minutes but I will update everyone when I get back from my appoinment!

Added by Kathryn on December 11, 2007 at 10:03am — No Comments

The Rash

Hello again

Last Thursday went to the doctor and he took me off two pills, yey! and we talked about my BG numbers. They are high in the morning and according to him, my doc, they should be much, much lower and this was getting me down. Doc said not to worry as long as they were not super high not a big deal. In addition he upped my metformin to 1000 twice a day.

Well no big deal right? Wrong, Saturday I developed a rash. It started out on my hands so I thought…


Added by Arthur on December 11, 2007 at 9:42am — No Comments


feel a little nervous to share on this blog because diabetes is somewhat a bothersome aspect in my life and art is probably my greatest passion in life;i feel kinda' sensitive having potential dialogue with other might have a look at my photo of my painting breathe,as i say in my description,the painting unintentionally came out representing something id never satisfactorily been able to express previously;my experience of severe never have chosen to make a piece of work… Continue

Added by EMMA HOPE on December 11, 2007 at 6:58am — 1 Comment

Diabetes Power Show Interview Coming Up!

Just finished an interview along with Marston (member of TuDiabetes and founder of with Charlie (also member of TuDiabetes), Chris and Chris for

The show will be live next week.

Added by Manny Hernandez on December 10, 2007 at 6:53pm — No Comments


Everyone here knows how that goes. Wake up in the morning, grab meter and wait for the countdown to see what kind of day you are going to have. 5 seconds will tell you what kind of day. May not seem like a lot of time, but sometimes it feels like ages as it is counting down. Finally the number flashes on the screen, 387, also says check ketones. So grab the bottle of ketone test strips and off to the bathroom. Thankfully no ketones in urine. Then back to the bedroom, grab insulin and syringes,… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on December 10, 2007 at 12:56pm — 3 Comments

This is weird with my DexCom 7

Friday thru Sunday at 4:20pm my DexCom 7 worked on a regular 5 min BG reading except with I was trying on clothes it took at 10 min reading but anyway, When I got home for Lubbock at 4: 15pm Dexcom quit reading my BG's kept telling me do a single blood drop until 9:30pm.... It was really weird..... After 9:30pm it started working and reading BG every 5 min... I guess DexCom 7 didn't like Kansas Cold weather.......who knows....

Added by Shawna Staats on December 10, 2007 at 11:29am — No Comments

Eeek - eye doc day

My mom and sister needed glasses from the time they were little kids. My dad needed glasses by the time he was in his early 30's. My vision was always fine and, from the age of 16 or so, we had no health insurance. I therefore didn't see an eye doc from the age of about 15 to... well, for years. I never had a problem, usually had no insurance, wasn't diabetic and so I never went to one.

Well, at age 30 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (in 2002). In early 2005 I finally went in for… Continue

Added by DBunny on December 10, 2007 at 2:37am — 4 Comments

Today it comes down to time

Today I realized that because it has been over a month since I was diagnosed, I've gotten used to this whole diabetes thing. During the first two or three weeks after I was diagnosed, as I saw nurses and dieticians and endocrinologists and pharmacists, this new aspect of my being was at the forefront of my mind. It was all I could think about. Even as I sat in lectures, it was only "Diabetes, diabetes, diabetes..." going through my head. Now that most of my questions have been answered and I… Continue

Added by Brad L on December 10, 2007 at 1:24am — 3 Comments

Nicole Johnson Sends Message to Members of TuDiabetes

This podcast of we share the news about the Discounts section of the site and invite all members to do something about diabetes this holiday season.

Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999 and one of the most important spokespersons for diabetes, shares a message with members of… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on December 9, 2007 at 10:06pm — No Comments

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