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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

homophobia & ableism--support me!

so, im getting kinda nervous because I am supposed to be facilitating a workshop tomorrow about the intersections of homophobia & ableism. I am really excited to have the opportunity to speak specifically about the connections (and to extend it to dealing with chronic illness), but im worried that 1) folks arent going to get it 2) its going to be boring and 3) no one is going to come.

since you all are such *experts* in dealing with these connections, i'd…


Added by queer diabetic for universal healthcare on October 24, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

It's getting better....

I order DexCom 7 today.... yes, they were open..... Hopefully DexCom 7 will be here on Friday....... I'm sooo excited..... I want to SCREAM as loud as I can to the world..... But I can't scream anymore so I have to yell....... Things are going good... I have one to two low BG's a day... It wears me out..... Like today, I woke up checked BG it was 54... Drank a 7oz of MILK then waited for 30min, Checked BG again...was 84, ate breakfast and called my mom to tell her I'll be at work tomorrow… Continue

Added by Shawna Staats on October 24, 2007 at 8:01am — No Comments

The Emotional Impact of Diabetes

Unless someone is diabetic, or very close to someone who is, they do not realize how life changing this disease can be. I believe one of the reasons this is, is because so many people are diagnosed with diabetes; that somewhere down the line, the seriousness of the disease, in people’s minds, have diminished.

Diabetes is a very serious and scary chronic illness. It is totally life altering for those diagnosed. Eating becomes literally a matter of life and death. And the…

Added by Tracey Wilson on October 24, 2007 at 6:58am — 2 Comments

Hey Everyone

Whats up guys,
My names Mark im 21, live in Boston and going to school to become a pharmacist. I was diagnosed in 2004 right after moving to Boston for college. Im real laid back and love watching sports and hanging out with friends. I just started on the Omnipod unsulin pump last month so im still getting used to that. Im intrested in meeting others young diabetics like myself and those in the Boston area. Feel free to send me a message!
Take care everyone

Added by Mark on October 23, 2007 at 8:10pm — No Comments

I'm a newbie here....

Hello and War Eagle!

I am so excited to find a community where diabetics can come together to relate and support each other. Having T1 for less than five years now I still struggle to find true information about every aspect, but I am here to meet diabetics and become a healthier person. I am currently a student at Auburn University (WAR EAGLE!) majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Spanish, in the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and love all that is Auburn or G-Phi.… Continue

Added by Casey on October 23, 2007 at 7:06pm — 2 Comments

Demo of Animas 2020 Insulin Pump (by Bernard Farrell)

This week I have been unable to post a podcast, so I've chosen this great video posted by Bernard demo'ing the Animas 2020 insulin…

Added by Manny Hernandez on October 23, 2007 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Video of the Animas 2020 insulin pump

I posted a short video showing how to use the Animas 2020 pump to take a bolus. It gives you some idea how this pump works and I hope it's of use to anyone thinking about an insulin pump.

You can find the video both on my TuDiabetes page here and on my blog.

Added by Bernard on October 23, 2007 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Surprisingly Steady

Olivia's blood sugar reading's have been surprisingly steady the last few days. Good numbers - nothing too high or too low. It feels strange!! We have also avoided a bedtime shot the past two nights since her readings were within range. Yeah! I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for what numbers will be revealed today................

8:00am 118 - good

11:00am 226 - not too bad seeing that we had to guesstimate breakfast. She probably got 1/2 carb too much for…


Added by Ronda Darling on October 23, 2007 at 5:35pm — No Comments

numbers, numbers

I took a few minutes to put my "statistics" on my profile page, though I can't find some of them... perhaps I wrote them on the office visit receipts. What it did bring to light to me, however, is that I am overdue for lab tests.

In addition to the diabetes, and like so many others, I have complications. In October (2006) I started taking Vytorin for high cholesterol. Total was 231, LDL was 160, and HDL was 53. In January 2007, they didn't send me the HDL number, but the total was…


Added by CynW on October 23, 2007 at 5:25pm — No Comments

hey hey hey

my name is courtney. everyone refers to me as chapstick though. i do not personally have diabetes but my younger brother who is 12 has diabetes. i heart him a lot. hes really cool but as younger bros can be he has his annoying moments. i am all about support for diabetics.

Added by Chapstick on October 23, 2007 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Diabetes 365

Hi everyone,

Well, I finally got around to starting up my own Diabetes 365 page. come take a look at it here. I also joined Bernards Flickr group Diabetes 365. It is a great idea and I encourage everyone to give it a try. Here is the link to the Diabetes 365 Flickr group.

- Chris

Added by Chris Bishop on October 23, 2007 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

Why am I here?

I'm here to learn about diabetes and share what I have done to help my father with his diabetes.

My Insulin Log was born when my father, a Type 2 Diabetic, was having trouble keeping track of his blood sugars and insulin intake. It was necessary for him to check in with his doctors weekly with detailed reports to stabilize his blood sugars. His handwriting was never the

best to start off with and to carry around a little log book…


Added by Eric on October 23, 2007 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

The Argument


No, 120.

NO, 90.

No, 120.

NO, 90!!!

No, 120.

Today was interesting,all out drop city. A low at 2 AM, overtreat,

wake up very high, correct, and at 8 AM I'm 66. Eat more. Temp rate to 0.0.120 at 9 AM.

Eat, take bolus.

30 minutes later-90.

Cut off pump, eat breakfast bar.

Hour later, 120.… Continue

Added by Heidi98 on October 23, 2007 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

BEWARE: Telemarketing Weasels Collecting for ADA Keep 66%.

The past 3 weeks I've been getting deluged by telemarketing calls that show up on my Caller ID only as "Texas". I took one and told them to take me off their list. No such luck. They call two times a day every day.

They call me using many different numbers (all from the same exchange), so I can't block them, but all numbers resolve to the same company.

I did some research and found out this is a company called FutureMarket Telecenter. It is collecting for the ADA but only… Continue

Added by Jenny on October 23, 2007 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

Edgar's One Thousand Mile Journey (dLife column)

A few days after the National Hispanic Heritage Month

there are still reasons to celebrate the accomplishments of Latinos in

the U.S. and around the world. One man to celebrate is Edgar Garcia’s

dramatic health improvement after being diagnosed with type 2… Continue

Added by Manny Hernandez on October 23, 2007 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

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