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I Think I need extra insulin

I have finally gotten my MBGs under control. Now I need to control my #s after I eat. I eat the number of carbs alotted me and I exercise twice a day but my numbers are higher than they should after I eat. I'm on Lantus but I think I need something more. HELP!!!!!!!!!!

Added by Angela Marie Rowe-Guenther on October 26, 2007 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Here's what to do if I pass out...

My husband I mentor some kids from a town near us. My mentee, Deandra, is 13. Last week she was over at my house and we were going through photos and talking about what dessert we wanted to make. I start forgetting words and talking faster and faster, (my new low symptoms) and I realize that I'll need to test my blood sugar, grab some glucose tabs and try not to pass out on her.

I managed to stay alert and upright (Thank Goodness!) and once I was feeling better I had to explain to her…


Added by Autumn on October 26, 2007 at 12:20am — 1 Comment

About the Forum

I really thank those people who answered my question in the Forum, I got 9 replies... thats about when to check BG, I don't know what's happening but I can't open the link, I don't know why... Hope to read your answers here instead....

My BG is doing ok though without meds, my highest was 144 that is yesterday morning, but after a light exercise it went down to 102. This morning my BG is 130. (that's explainable coz I attended a party 2 nights in arow)... And my other question is...…


Added by yda1027 on October 25, 2007 at 9:22pm — 4 Comments

well water 2

Hey again,

Just commenting on a comment I got on my first blog. Just wanted to sort of reply to everyone.

I grew up on well water myself, too. I don't know that much about it. I know that it's different depending on where you live. I've heard some people have the preimpt (sp?) to get it, while others don' can get tested to see. The 2nd link is really good.

1)… Continue

Added by Jennifer on October 25, 2007 at 7:09pm — 1 Comment

Andreina is awesome!!

I was very fortunate to win the Word In Your Hand weekly contest a while back, and was offered a choice of several tempting prizes. I chose the one I absolutely couldn't resist, a fine art giclee print from Andreina, Manny's incredibly talented wife.

I am so excited to own it! It came beautifully packaged, and now I'm just deciding where I want to put it. So many choices! Here's a detail shot of the print... I love the textures she creates. …


Added by beth on October 25, 2007 at 2:22pm — 3 Comments

About Me!

My name is Karee and I live in Arkansas. My daughter Olivia (age 6) was DX on July 3, 2007. Talk about fireworks for us. We spent the whole week in Children's hospital learning about diabetes, learning how to check BS and give shots. It was nothing but learning, learning and more learning. We even had to take a test before we left. Then we get home and I feel like they just sent me home with a newborn baby. What do I do, How do I do it??? Questions and more questions. No sleep for the first…


Added by Karee on October 25, 2007 at 1:48pm — 7 Comments

My latest idea for my next Tattoo (Diabetes related, of course)

So I was trying to think what I wanted as my next tattoo. I had decided that I wanted it to be related to diabetes, so I started searching the net for ideas. I think I have it. This is what I am planning for my next tattoo:

It is an artistic rendition of the medic alert symbol with "Type 1 Diabetes" embedded in the cross. The Kanji symbol stand for health (I have to add an Asian element into it considering all my tattoos are Asian… Continue

Added by Chris Bishop on October 25, 2007 at 12:25pm — 6 Comments


I just got home from my orthopedist and as of right now no surgery, but surgery is still a possiblity. I do not have a tore rotator cuff but I do have bone spurs. He is putting me in physical therapy 3 times a week for 6 weeks. I am wondering how the hell I am going to have time to do things. I work 6 days a week, physical therapy 3 days a week, many doctor's appointments along with 12 hours of class. Right now I feel like I am running on empty and it is about to get worse starting next week. I… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on October 25, 2007 at 10:15am — 2 Comments


My first experience with the disease was my next door neighbor growing up. Doña Julia lived to be almost a hundred and she only started having problems with her vision around 80. I do not even know for sure what type she had but I am almost certain it was II because I do not remember any needles.

My second experience with the disease was during college. One of my closes friends was type I, and besides the obvious shots he took he lived a pretty normal life. I do not remember him… Continue

Added by John Guzman on October 25, 2007 at 9:21am — 4 Comments

Hey Mom! You need some new clothes!

Yup! that is exactly what I woke up to today. All my jeans are too big. I dug deep and came up with a pair of size 14's. Yikes! They fit and not skin tight. Just comfy:) I'm down to a steady 175 for the past few days.

I think Byetta is really helping me along. I started taking it in my tummy and less nausea is a great result. On the other hand last night an hour after dinner my bs was 70. Talk about being surprised! I checked myself every hour.

Without doing anything I went up. First… Continue

Added by MeadowLark on October 25, 2007 at 7:56am — 1 Comment


SO last night night was not good night . My BG levels were very high. i'm gonna have to call the doc to do some insulin adjustments!!!

Added by tiffany james on October 25, 2007 at 7:16am — No Comments

2nd Diabetes education class

So I was hoping that my 2nd Diabetes education class would be a little more educational and a little less review for me. Find out how it went at my blog. While your at it, take a look at my Diabetes 365 section of my site.

- Chris

Added by Chris Bishop on October 25, 2007 at 5:14am — No Comments


Goals are a good thing.

I know that when I do not have anything to look forward to, nothing on my life's horizon, I flounder. I get depressed. Even if it is just a short trip to visit friends in another city for they day, I need something on my agenda, or I find myself getting blue.

Of course, setting unattainable goals is not wise. There are days when the graduate work is piling up and I'm not motivated to do it and soon I find myself in a snowball effect...…


Added by CynW on October 25, 2007 at 4:30am — No Comments

A Day in the Life

I have a couple of new blog posts up over here. Just wanted to let you know, in case you felt like looking at my photos. :)

Added by Amylia Grace on October 25, 2007 at 1:00am — No Comments


So I guess I never posted a proper introduction, so here goes. I have been diabetic since 1992, but diabetes is not what defines me! I am a mother of 4 children, married for 19 years! I have been teaching middle school for 13 years and coaching HS volleyball for 16. I don't let diabetes get me down. To me, attitude is everything! Don't get me wrong, I'm not thrilled about it, but I figure it is something I can live with and have a certain amount of control over. My prayers has always been for… Continue

Added by Toni Crebbin on October 24, 2007 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Well Water

My husband, months ago, was doing something online and found a study someone had done in Europe somewhere, Norway??? I can't remember.....about how well water is thought to trigger diabetes.

I know or I've heard that many things can trigger diabetes. Because some people have the predisposition, which you can test for.

Well, it's interesting to know that we moved to Palm Bay, FL from overseas. We're a military family.

We decided to rent off base. We have well water.… Continue

Added by Jennifer on October 24, 2007 at 7:01pm — 3 Comments


Today is my first day trying Byetta and so far I can't really see a difference.

Added by tiffany james on October 24, 2007 at 12:51pm — 3 Comments

take a look at this artist

Added by Meryl Dawes on October 24, 2007 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

Congratulations to Mollie and Jackie Singer!!!

Mollie Singer, one of the members of TuDiabetes, along with her twin sister Jackie, have been selected, as two of only six young people in America to have been chosen, as the 2007 Most Caring Americans and will be inducted into the Most Caring American Hall of Fame in Washington, D.C., on November 15th, 2007.

From the press release announcing the award:

"Mollie Singer learned she had diabetes at the age of…

Added by Manny Hernandez on October 24, 2007 at 10:47am — No Comments

Life is Crazy

I sit here, BLOWING my healthy eating with a tub of GU double chocolate ICE CREAM, wondering "Is this really my life?".

I aspire to be so much more. Everywhere I turn there are oceans of PEOPLE. Each and everyone trying to carve out a life in the time frame they have been given. Some content to being just as they are. Others rebelling the system of right and wrong. A small amount forging their way to financial success. Others in decline and bent on self destruction. If life were a… Continue

Added by Vonda K on October 24, 2007 at 10:27am — No Comments

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