For a while now, as i have already written in some of my other entries, since I have been on insulin my weight and all the other health problems, personal problems and life in general, have been really getting me down and on my last visit to my Endocrinologist I started crying and explained a little of how I felt so he spoke to my Doctor and together they suggested I go on anti-depressants.
I saw my Doctor about 3 weeks ago and he prescribed Efexor XR 75mg. I wasn't really keen to… Continue
Added by Loren on January 17, 2008 at 3:06am —
I decided to do some more research into getting an insulin pump and being on medicare. I figured there was some way to fight Medicare to get it without meeting the lab work guidelines. I was right. I called Medtronic, talked to a great Rep named Jake. He told me that since I am on so many shots a day, check my sugar so many times a day, and have complications related to diabetes there is a chance Medicare will approve me for the pump. So they are working on submitting the paperwork for me right… Continue
Added by Cody Turner on January 16, 2008 at 10:30pm —
I am so proud that SUM has been nominated for the 2007 Medical Weblog Awards at MedGadget! If you would like, please cast your vote for Six Until Me. Much appreciated, guys. :)
Added by Kerri Sparling on January 16, 2008 at 6:52pm —
I saw my family dr. last Wednesday for a very painful knee. He has recently become a sort of 5 minute dr. So he diagnosed a sprain, tossed me a handful of Celebrex samples and started to get up to leave. I quickly asked for a physical therapy prescription in case I did not improve.
he quickly wrote one and refused to give me anything for pain, saying "The Celebrex will take care of that." It didn't, so I called the office the next day to request pain medication, which I got. After 5… Continue
Added by jan rohrbough on January 16, 2008 at 6:51pm —
Hey guys. I'm on the hunt for a diabetes support group in the New England area that is for teenagers. If you are the member of a teen support group, or if you host one, please contact me at morrone [at] dlife [dot] com. dLifeTV is looking for you to be a part of our next season (premiering January 20th).
Added by Kerri Sparling on January 16, 2008 at 6:19pm —
Added by Rudy Sims on January 16, 2008 at 3:53pm —
Added by Rudy Sims on January 16, 2008 at 3:28pm —
I just recently received my Insulin pump. I am really excited to get started with it. So far I have been going through Medtronics Online Pump School so that I can be prepared for my pump training. I am very happy with my insurance and everything that they cover with my pump and supplies. Now, for those of you with pumps, you know one of the issues currently is the lack of support \ approval of insurance companies to cover CGMS. Unfortunately, I fall into this group as well. I decided to bite… Continue
Added by Chris Bishop on January 16, 2008 at 11:22am —
New Year, New Life...
I am glad to be finally back!
Today I am writing from our new house in Palo Alto, as you may know we moved from
Orlando during the holiday, and still re-organizing everything in my
house and life. One thing I know, a range of new opportunities are open
for me right now (I just need to know what and where they are, ha)...
it is very exiting and scary I guess... however, yesterday we got our
stuff from the moving truck… Continue
Added by Andreina Davila on January 15, 2008 at 11:07am —
Received my pump at long last, Paradigm 722 and can't wait for tomorrow to be set up. Will keep you all posted.
Added by Verity Gibbons on January 15, 2008 at 2:21am —
Wow! Just a few years ago, many on Wall Street were convinced that Pfizer's Exubera was going to be a surefire blockbuster. We all know how that turned out (see here
for my chronicling of that business debacle).
More recently, the worldwide insulin market leader, Novo Nordisk A/S has tried to temper expectations for their own inhaled insulin product, which the company… Continue
Added by Scott Strumello on January 14, 2008 at 3:06pm —
HI IT'S YAMI.ALTHOUGH IN TURNING ONLY 12 I HAVE EXPIERIENCE.WHEN YOU GO TO RESTRUANTS DON'T WAIT TI'LL THE FOOD COMES TO CECK BG.IF YOUR HIGH PUT SOME INSULIN TO BRING IT DOWN WHILE FOOD COMES IF ITS LOW SPAKUP IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY SNACKS TELL THE WAITER ITS AN EMERGENCY AND YOU NEED SODA NOW AND THEN. FOR MORE TIPS YOU SHOULD RESEACH DIABETIC BROTHERS AND AUTHORS SPIKE AND BO. - YAMI
Added by Yami on January 13, 2008 at 2:23pm —
TuDiabetes was officially launched March 5, 2007. The rest of 2007 lots of people came to the site, some joined and became members, some didn't. There were lots of great moments to remember.
To give everyone a feel of how the past few months have been around TuDiabetes, I've put together this recap that sumarizes the year's most popular discussions and groups, as well as a breakdown of our members in terms of diabetes type and glucose meter preference.
Added by Manny Hernandez on January 13, 2008 at 9:45am —
There are geese flying north already! What's up with that? Crazy birds.
I handed out bread at the pond behind my home and counted carbs.
Sad for me. I still see every food item as a number, even if I'm not the one eating.
Added by YayIslets on January 13, 2008 at 7:17am —
The "What They Don't Tell You" web site was getting busy enough that I figured it was time to buy it its own URL, so I did.
The site is still physically located on the web pages with the old address, so all the old links will continue to work, but you can now also reach the site by going to http://www.bloodsugar101.com
The good thing about this is that I'll finally be able to give people the URL in conversation with some chance… Continue
Added by Jenny on January 13, 2008 at 6:44am —
please comment if you love hannah montana a.k.a miley cyrus!
Added by Yami on January 12, 2008 at 5:43pm —
Been a while since I have posted. I have been doing a lot of sleeping. I also quit my job due to my boss getting upset that I was having trouble working a 4 hour shift due to pain. So I quit Thursday. Started physical therapy this week and it was quite painful. I have to do passive range of motion on my own twice a day and go to physical therapy three times a week. Monday I get the stitches out and I am ready for them to be out as my arm itches like crazy.
Added by Cody Turner on January 12, 2008 at 11:48am —
So - I log on and see that my last blog entry is about Thanksgiving and already Christmas and New Years Day have passed. Christmas is still my number one favorite holiday, despite the pressure, the busyness, the fatigue, the tempting good (but bad ) food -I still love it for what the true meaning is - nothing more than that and getting together with all my family. I did pretty good overall keeping my BG levels in the normal ranges- despite cooking a huge lasagne dinner for 15 people and… Continue
Added by Ed Parma on January 11, 2008 at 5:52pm —
I'm so happy right now.
So proud of myself.
My appointment today was to discuss the results of my blood work that i did in December.
She said my numbers looked really good.
My A1C when I was diagnosed was a 9.9. It went down to 7.6. She said that was pretty good for just a month and that she thinks it will get down to 6 in the next few months. *crosses fingers*
The big thing and what I am most proud of is the weight loss. I have lost a total of 33 pounds… Continue
Added by Veronica on January 10, 2008 at 4:43pm —
The dust from the move is starting to settle... and so are we. :)
Finally today, we have internet and phone. This weekend we'll be getting our furniture, so sleeping is still an interesting experience. :D
Added by Manny Hernandez on January 10, 2008 at 11:41am —