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Diabetes Burn-Out

I have had diabetes since 1998 (10years) and have been on a MM 722 pump since April 2007.



I AM SICK OF DIABETES!!!!!!!!! Has anyone else had a burn-out from diabetes? I just want to take a brake with out putting my self on a death bed. I wish I had just one day where I did not have to worry what my blood sugar was. If I have enough supplies for the day when I leave the house. If I should take some syringes in case my pump fails.



Then we have the insurance…
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Added by Emily Whiting on January 2, 2008 at 10:26pm — 2 Comments

shoulder surgery

well, I had my shoulder surgery done. They went in and found that my rotator cuff was completely torn in two. So they repaired down. I have four weeks of total immobilization aside from when I am in physical therapy and they will be doing all of the range of motion for. I start physical therapy on Monday,I also go to work on Monday, as well start classes on Monday. My boss told me today that they are increasing my hours again it worked as a person that normally works to 5 AM shift is quit so I… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on January 2, 2008 at 10:02pm — 2 Comments

Tricks of the Trade

Over the last twenty-one years with type 1 diabetes, I've picked up a few tricks of the trade. One thing I learned over my last four years with an insulin pump is how to nick some insulin from my reservoir, if I'm in a pinch. Here is one photo from the set I posted on SUM:

What tricks of the trade…

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Added by Kerri Sparling on January 2, 2008 at 8:23pm — 2 Comments

Blood Test

I recently opened my results from the full blood profile my doctor did a week before Christmas. Overall it's looking good.

  • A1C, as noted before, 5.2
  • Total cholesterol 171 mg/dL
  • Triglycerides 49 mg/dL
  • HDL 62 mg/dL
  • LDL 99 mg/dL
Apparently I need to cut back on the cream and sour cream. Fair enough. Olive oil remains my boon companion. Also, I have recently discovered a remarkably non-scary soy creamer for my coffee; most varieties of soy… Continue

Added by Theodora on January 2, 2008 at 4:48pm — No Comments

The beginning of a New Year!

Well, this is the beginning of another year. Can you believe that it is 2008 already? However like every new year there comes the New Years Resolutions, mine this year will be short and sweet. First of all is to dedicate more time and resources with family and friends (make new friends as well) then there is the ones for Diabetes. I have to gain a better control of this disease before it consumes me. I need to…

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Added by Jeffrey on January 2, 2008 at 9:34am — 2 Comments

The New Year

Hello world,

Well as mentioned before, while on Metformin broke out in a rash and the MD changed my meds to Glyburide. Well I like this new drug alot!

My numbers are much much better, even below 110 in the AM, a big deal for me. Spent a week in Vegas with the family and numbers were good all week long.

Before we left spoke with the Blue Shield nurse person who will help me with my diabetes with once a month phone calls like clinic visits. Pretty cool idea and from an…

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Added by Arthur on January 1, 2008 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Diabetes & Me

I have been a Type 2 diabetic for about 10 years now. My medication started with:

* Metformin 500mg, one morning and one at night and

* Diamicron MR (Gliclazide Mr) 30mg, one every morning.



About 3 years ago my family doctor decided to change my medication and put me on insulin,

* Novomix 30 Insulin Pen (insulin aspart prot) 90 units morning and 90

units night * and also continue taking the Metformin 500mg, one morning

and one at night

* and Diamicron MR… Continue

Added by Loren on January 1, 2008 at 3:50pm — 5 Comments

Happy New Year

I posted on my blog yesterday with a look back at last year. And what a busy year it's been especially in terms of diabetes and several improvements on the diabetes front.



For me, TuDiabetes has to be one of the biggest steps forward for those of us with diabetes. Now we can easily meet others with diabetes and share what we've learned about dealing with this disease. Here I've found out many things I didn't already know (after 35 years… Continue

Added by Bernard on January 1, 2008 at 1:47pm — 2 Comments

May 2008 bring happiness & prosperity to all of you.

May 2008 bring happiness & prosperity to all of you.

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Added by Veronica on January 1, 2008 at 3:56am — 1 Comment

Recipe for a Happy New Year

Here is the recipe, bon apetit!



Take 12 months, clean them from envy, bitterness, costiveness, pedantry and divide them into 30 or 31 parts, so that the supply is enough for one year.



Each day individually arranged from:

  • 1 part of work
  • 2 parts sense of glad and humor
  • Add 3 accumulated tablespoons optimism
  • 1 tablespoon tolerance…
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Added by Robert on December 31, 2007 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Grrr....

Well, I have not posted in a VERY long time. I don't want to start writing and have it be blah blah blah poor old me. I try and be an upbeat outgoing person. But lately, it's been hard and I feel like it's all a great big act. I am soooo out of control with my eating, weight and diabetes that's it's ridiculous. I have no idea what to do or where to start. I am going through way too much insulin trying to bring my BG's down, and it's not even working. I filled my resevoir on my pump up on…

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Added by Lisa on December 31, 2007 at 4:22pm — 1 Comment

Morning Blues.....

My morning started off bad.. At 6:30am my sensor had failed.... before then I had a low warning on the receiver at 1:45am so I got out of bed and checked my BG, it was 245... I calibrated.. then I got a blood drop in the upper right hand corner... check my BG and 225...... I calibrated again... another blood drop again, check BG and it was 211.... Calibrated again.... went back to bed..... My BG are high and I don't feel good.... I'm at work trying to get my work done so I can go home....…

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Added by Shawna Staats on December 31, 2007 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Year In Review

Happy New Year's Eve, TuDiabetes! 2007 was a proud year of milestones for me, from planning my wedding to developing my voice as a writer. In honor of the last day of 2007, I've written a Year in Review post over at my blog, Six Until Me.

Thanks for this great community and thank you to each member of TuDiabetes. We aren't alone in this - not even close - and I'm…

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Added by Kerri Sparling on December 31, 2007 at 8:35am — No Comments

Thank you everyone

I just want to say thank you to everyone that left extremely kind messages. I have made a decision to go ahead with pumping on 16 Jan. I had previously decided to start pumping with insulin but have now realised that saline may be best for the first week. You are right, my dad would not have wanted me to delay it after waiting so long. My mum is Type 1 too and not particularly knowledgeable about diabetes so I guess that the more I learn about it, the better I will be able to help her care for… Continue

Added by Verity Gibbons on December 30, 2007 at 4:40am — 2 Comments

help on exercise

help help , how do i get motivated to exercise i have knee problems so it hurts to walk .

Added by janet sheremeta on December 29, 2007 at 11:42am — 2 Comments

Not sure what to do!!!!!!!!

Tragically my Dad died on Saturday 22 December of a heart attack. I am absolutely devastated and dont know how we will ever get over it. He was was the most amazing and fantastic, Dad, Grandad and Husband and will be missed by us greatly. I am due to go on the pump on 16 Jan but not sure whether I should go ahead with this or to put it on hold. I dont know if I can deal with it right now. I am so very very sad.

Added by Verity Gibbons on December 28, 2007 at 4:18pm — 4 Comments

Day from hell yesterday

I got up at 4:30 am so we could get to airport by 6 to catch my flight back home. Get to airport, go to check in and I find out my flight has been canceled due to weather, since I got there early enough they were able to reroute my through another airline and another connection. Northwest tells me the flight they got me on through American is leaving at 7:45, ok no biggie, only 35 minutes later than I was supposed to. So I get down to American and get checked in and they tell me the flight has… Continue

Added by Cody Turner on December 28, 2007 at 3:51pm — 4 Comments

Non –Medical treatments

Complementary therapies can be tried alongside convectional medicines .yoga ,reflexology ,aromatherapy ,etc can be benefit someone with diabetes to feel more relaxed .as stress can have a detrimental effect on the blood glucose control, it may mean that diabetes improve as a result .

These therapies should always be complementary…

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Added by Deepnagi on December 27, 2007 at 8:47pm — No Comments

NO NO Abilify

After I stopped taking Seroquel and started on Abilify I had 2 panic attacks; one on Christmas and one the next day. So that was it for all the trouble I went to with the insurance company. I went back on Seroquel and finally got a good night's sleep, and I haven't had any more panic attacks. My blood sugar was uneffected by the Abilify despite the patient info, and I still don't think Seroquel increases appetite. It's still a strange journey!

Added by jan rohrbough on December 27, 2007 at 7:56pm — No Comments

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