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Back On The Wagon

This community has been a blessing to me over the past month. Since being diagnosed T1 in 1993, its the first that I have participated within. I am in the process of reaffirming my commitment to managing the disease. Since late November, I've recently found my way back to seeing an endo, taken control of my multiple daily glucose readings, have taken some refresher education classes, have began logging my numbers, and -- with honest excitement -- am anticipating the delivery of my first insulin… Continue

Added by Shawn-ATL on February 5, 2008 at 4:28am — 1 Comment

Hi - This is my sister and she has diabetes!

I had to go back to school tonight (If you didn't know, I'm a teacher) to get some last minute things done (tomorrow is open house and I also have a workshop tomorrow so I had to get my plans ready for my substitute teacher). I decided to take my daughters along with me. There were some kids there for after school basketball practice. Two of these kids were out in the hallway waiting for their brother to finish practice. My oldest daughter asked if she could go say "hi". I said sure. She…


Added by Ronda Darling on February 4, 2008 at 9:12pm — 3 Comments


Here we go again. Another attempt at turning around my health. It's been a constant struggle...good days and bad. I think burnt out is an understatement. But I know I have the support. I know I have those who care. So why am I slipping? Why am I falling back? I wish I had the answers. But today begins a new chance, a new start. A site like this is truly a god send.

My biggest complaint, if you will, is that care here is hard to find. Living in Napa County you either have to struggle…


Added by Anthony on February 4, 2008 at 9:33am — 4 Comments

Health Resources Beyond Diabetes

Elizabeth and I have been working hard on Over a 100 members signed up last week and are enjoying discussions on parenting, mental health, weight loss, and other topics. We've also signed up our first two professionals. Julia Kious, a licensed massage therapist, and Dr. Roman Krupa, a homeopathic doctor, are answering your questions.

Stop by and check it out!

If you would like… Continue

Added by David and Elizabeth Edelman on February 3, 2008 at 12:29pm — 2 Comments

Yesterday's Visit with Diabetes Educator

Yesterday, Friday 2nd February 2008 was my appointment with my Diabetes Educator.

She was pleased with my lower BG readings but I still have some work to do to bring down the morning numbers.

Last visit I was told to measure my levels between 2.00-3.00am in the

mornings but I'm afraid I only did it a couple of times so it was a bit

hard to tell if it could be Dawn Syndrome. And the Educator said that

she recommends I continue taking the…


Added by Loren on February 2, 2008 at 12:28am — No Comments

Frustrated with my levels

Yesterday (1-31-2008) was a real mind blower for me. This new drug Januvia is the pits. My levels have never been the same since I was taken off of Avandia. I do want to add that I do have an appointment with my Endo the 7th of Febuary. I do know that being off of Avandia is better for my heart, my heart rate is better as well as my blood pressure and I dont have the heart muscle cramps any more but my levels are not the same. I am on max dose of Januvia and I am an avid carb counter, I count… Continue

Added by Jeffrey on February 1, 2008 at 9:29am — 2 Comments

Why I hardly ever post here

Hi guys. I hardly ever post here. But, I'm around. I visit often and join in discussions occasionally.

I just wanted to refer you to my regular blog. I've been posting at My Son Has Diabetes for a little over 2 years now. That's why I never post here. It's hard for me to keep up with one blog, let alone two.

I probably won't post here again. I have a feed to my blog on my tudiabetes page so my most recent post is always in…


Added by Penny R. on February 1, 2008 at 7:39am — 1 Comment

Review of the SymlinPen

I just posted a review of the SymlinPen on my primary blog. Here's a quick picture.

Overall this is a big improvement over a vial of Symlin and a syringe. But there are a few things that could be better.

Added by Bernard on January 31, 2008 at 7:39pm — No Comments

I'm pregnant!

I haven't even told my husband yet, but I must share the news! This is a safe place to share my ups and downs of pregnancy!

So I took a test last night at home, not really expecting much as I was only one day late, and there it was as clear as day "Pregnant" (the tests now spells it out for you in case the plus or minus or two lines are too confusing!)

Then again this morning I took another test as I was not convinced...and again "pregnant". Hmm, could this really… Continue

Added by Rachel Joy on January 31, 2008 at 4:16pm — 12 Comments

Short, but to the point

OMG, I went shopping yesterday.

I fit into size 14 pants. Two pant sizes since November 9.

I'm very happy right now..

ETA: I'm going to Disneyland on Superbowl Sunday, any good recommendations? I don't think we can bring in food. I don't remember. Any suggestions are…


Added by Veronica on January 31, 2008 at 4:06pm — 2 Comments

Lows at the gym

The past two nights I have been going low during my work outs. I don’t even have my basals on. I put it at a temp basal of 0% and all of a sudden during working out, the spots come

to my eyes and then the shakes. Ughh! Good thing I can still feel lows

or else I would be on the ground.

Actually, I found out from my trainer (yes, I see a trainer, wedding coming!) that someone passed out from a low blood sugar last week. Great! I definatly…


Added by Gina Capone on January 31, 2008 at 12:25pm — 5 Comments



Added by Riz on January 31, 2008 at 11:11am — 2 Comments

Famous Member....

So I was completely surprised today when I came across one of my tudiabetes "friends" in the Time for Kids magazine that I was reading with my 6th grade class. I instantly recognized Mollie's smiling eyes, and impressed my students when I told them I knew her. Way to go Mollie, and keep up the good example that you are!

Added by Toni Crebbin on January 30, 2008 at 9:12pm — No Comments


This blog is again for my brother. I HAVE lost track how many laser eye surgeries. He has gone thourgh. I cannot ever imagine what that was like. I know he has the courage to fight this and get thourgh this one more time.May god raise him up and heal him one more time. So he can bless us all and spread his love thourgh his artwork. Take care and I LOVE YA MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY !!!!! MY WISH RASCAQL FLATTS LOVE SIS

Added by diabeticidol 94 on January 30, 2008 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Awareness Angel

I just had to share this awareness angel for diabetes. I came across this site while surfing the internet. I just had to have it for my daughter's quilt that I'm making for her for the "Diabetes - Quilt of Life". It is embroidered onto a quilt block. She also does alot of other embroidery for awareness/hope/love/etc. Simply wonderful - and I thought I would pass this on to all…


Added by Ronda Darling on January 30, 2008 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Canine Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common hormonal disorders in dogs. Statistics show that one in 400 dogs develop diabetes. So you and your diabetic dog are not alone - many other pet owners are helping their dogs stay healthy and live normal lives with this disease.

Types of Diabetes

Most diabetic dogs have diabetes mellitus (pronounced MEL-uh-tus). In diabetes mellitus, the pancreatic islet cells that produce insulin are destroyed during episodes of pancreatitis or when…


Added by Amy on January 30, 2008 at 11:15am — No Comments


-I wrote his post in January when I jointed I thought I'd post it here too!

I've been a Type 1 diabetic since I was 11 years old. Needless to say, there have been a lot of changes and improvements in those 28+ long years. I do believe a cure will come some day - I'm not so sure I believe it will be in my life-time, but I sure do hope so.

My biggest hurdles currently… Continue

Added by Karen Graffeo on January 30, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Blogging at blogspot

Decided to move my blog.

I am no longer going to use this as a blog. You can read my blog at
I am going to do my best to update my blog daily there. I also joined the diabetes 365 project.

Added by Cody Turner on January 29, 2008 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Until there's a cure ... people with diabetes still need care.

Welcome if you are reading this blog post. I just wanted to let you know I am the founder and executive director for a diabetes assistance nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity. We take financial donations (of course) but we also accept unexpired diabetes supplies and used insulin pumps. You get a tax receipt and the supplies you send will be given away for free to people in need. We give away meters, lancets, test strips, pumps, and cash assistance to help buy insulin. No other…


Added by Lahle Wolfe on January 29, 2008 at 7:46pm — 3 Comments

Omnipod fun

Pod not giving me insulin, urgh 4th pod failure since I started. I did whack it today pretty hard with the barbell, maybe it is mad at me for that.

Added by Sarah on January 29, 2008 at 7:03pm — No Comments

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