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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

raw diet

I am interested to know if anyone has actually succeeded with having a raw diet and maintaining their Diabetes.

I watched a trailer for a project in which six Diabetics who were fast food junkies (under doctor's care) stopped taking their insulin and only consumed raw foods.

The outcome of course was happily ever after and they were all off of insulin by the end of the documentary.

I'm curious if this actually works....

Added by die die my darling on December 9, 2007 at 8:11pm — 2 Comments

I absolutely hate this disease. I have had it for going on ten years and it never gets easier. It really irritates me when I hear people talk about how they wake up every morning with bloodsugars of …

I absolutely hate this disease. I have had it for going on ten years and it never gets easier. It really irritates me when I hear people talk about how they wake up every morning with bloodsugars of congratulations to you. Your A1C is 5.0? Amazing. Mine is twice that. I'm terrified of the complications I read about. And I would like to personally thank America for it's excessive use of high fructose corn syrup and antibiotics that is put in the meat. Oh and thanks to George W. Bush who… Continue

Added by die die my darling on December 9, 2007 at 3:49pm — 2 Comments

Veteran speaks out about the effects of DU.

Watch this video, as this WW2 Vet speaks out.

Added by James Osborne on December 9, 2007 at 10:58am — No Comments

yia sas

yia sas is the greek word for saying hellow,goodbye and means,to your health...i live in athens greece and i have T1 since appearred as a side effect from a medicine my doctors gave me to cure another health problem i had...noone in my family had or has it...some doctors said i would have been appeared anyway,that diabetes was sleeping in my body...some others said it would go away...but it did i ve learned to live with it and in a way it changed my life for the… Continue

Added by Myrna Tsapa on December 9, 2007 at 5:10am — No Comments

Weight problems. Suggestions?

So in the past two months despite my diet remaining pretty much the same I have gained 20 pounds which worries my doctor. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to lose weight and stay fit? It's not easy especially when I have a low blood sugar and need to eat or drink something. :(

Added by Renee on December 8, 2007 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Using Humalog

I just started using Humalog and didn't really get any instruction on how to use it. I wasn't told to use it before meals or after. I was given a slide scale on the units to use. 0 to150-0 units, 151 to 250 3 units and so on. When I got done eating dinner tonight I took 3 units of Humalog and two hours after eating did my sugar and it was 199, OK, something is wrong here. What can I do or am I doing something wrong.

Added by Angela Marie Rowe-Guenther on December 8, 2007 at 4:41pm — 3 Comments

Hi guys

Hello there everyone. I guess I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Brad, I'm a 22 year old undergrad student at UBC here in Vancouver. (That sounded like the kind of introduction students give on College Week on Wheel of Fortune, didn't it?)

What else? I've known about my diabetes for about a month now. The doctors think I'm a Type 1, but I supposedly have characteristics of a Type 2. I've been told that my pancreas is still producing a bit of insulin, but eventually it will… Continue

Added by Brad L on December 7, 2007 at 11:11pm — 4 Comments

bad crazy day... good day

Last, December 2, we have to attend a dog show competition, my baby rage is one of the candidate, we are so excited for him, he is the crowds favorite because of his pretty smiling face, and he won the best male category and best in show. But before this exciting happening, I went to bed at 12midnight, and woke up at 3 am, and we're on the road at 4am, I was sooooo sleepy, and can feel the fatigue over me. I slept in the car until 7:30am, then check my BG, it was 134... odd... I've never…


Added by yda1027 on December 7, 2007 at 10:50pm — No Comments

All about the numbers or is it?

I had my 3 month check in with my endo on wednesday. (He's great. I recomment him to anyone living in the Phoenix Metro area.) We did the normal review. A1c now at 6.3! Previously 6.7. Blood pressure down, 120/70, colesteral good, eyes excellent. All in all, the kind of Dr's visit everyone wants to have everytime they go to see their endo.

Then I started thinking about the numbers, why do I get such a thrill over being a certian "number" on my A1c or on my meter? Why are good days and…


Added by Autumn on December 7, 2007 at 10:11pm — 2 Comments

Toronto Diabetes Cure ... Maybe

Here is an interesting story about a diabetes cure for Toronto...

Added by James Osborne on December 7, 2007 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

Haven't a very good week since Tuesday afternoon!

On Tuesday afternoon, my dexcom vibrated and beepin to tell me I was low... So I did a finger stick and I was 31 then I check it again... I was 37... I got my blood sugar up to 114 then I went home... I check it again when I got home it was 130 and Dexcom said 135... I laid down cuz I was tired..... On Wednesday, my blood sugar were doing good until worried and stress came on because my step-mom-in-law had a stroke and my friend Marilyn, her son, found out he has diabetes type 1.... so my blood… Continue

Added by Shawna Staats on December 7, 2007 at 9:56am — No Comments

Parents of Diabetic kids, check this out...

Fellow blogger Tom at unbalancediabetic (and fellow tudiabetes member),

Brought to light a very cool device that has been around for a few

years now, but is just now getting to the public. There is a product

called Glucoboy. Glucoboy is a blood glucose meter and game console all wrapped into one. You can read all about this on my… Continue

Added by Chris Bishop on December 7, 2007 at 6:43am — No Comments

Update on Wound Care visit

I received a "Claims Processed Form" from the insurance company. They denied the hospital's claim . I still owe doctor #1 for "materials". Maybe they remodeled the examination room after I left. The next day, I received a refund from the hospital. The day after that, I received a bill from doctor #2 for just the copay. Still waiting for more bills. I was under the impression that the insurance company was putting all of this on my deductible. This is really a big releif, but I still wonder… Continue

Added by James S. Anderton on December 6, 2007 at 8:11pm — 1 Comment

Back from the trip...

We are back in town now. We found a place in Palo Alto.

For those considering a move to the area, here are some tips that I collected during the trip:

Added by Manny Hernandez on December 6, 2007 at 11:35am — 2 Comments

A good diabetic

Being recently diagnosed with type 2, I am spending a lot of my free time trying to educate myself about all of the many things I need to know in order to be, as my wife lovingly puts it, a good diabetic.

As I…


Added by J. Helmuth Lohoff on December 6, 2007 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

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