This afternoon I had the strangest thing happen after eating lunch. In all of my 48 years, living with D I don't remember this ever happening. I had eaten lumch, which consisted of a large green salad with some chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers and salad dressing (the real kind of dressing). I also had a half an apple. When I finished I watched tv, thinking I would wait an hour and test to make sure my bg was within safe range before leaving for some errands.
When the hour came to test I… Continue
Added by Betty J on October 12, 2007 at 8:09pm —
This is possibly the friendliest bunch of people in the universe. I have been on other sites where it has taken years to notice that there is another person online, so it is nice that this one is so welcoming. This will be my 19th year as a type 1 diabetic. For most of those 19 years I have been well controlled, but over the past few years I have gotten quite brittle, and so I just receintly moved to the insulin pump--something that I have been trying to get for almost 8 years now. Was it… Continue
Added by Dee Dee Berry on October 12, 2007 at 6:01pm —
Sorry...I am not shy, I just have no clue how to post a photo. This is my dear departed greyhound from an old file. I was diagnosed with type 1, 3 years ago at 50. People wondered how I got "adult onset diabetes" while living such a healthy lifestyle. Hmmm......shows you how uninformed the lucky, general public is. I jumped in and read everything I could get my hands on and started out committed to besting this with tight control. After some scary lows and raging hormonal highs, I have lost my… Continue
Added by elaine peterson on October 12, 2007 at 5:14pm —
how following the "doctor's orders" can make a difference in BSG readings.
In only a few days of getting back to taking my meds as prescribed and cutting back my carbs (again) my numbers are back down, and I am feeling better. I guess I was walking around in a "carb fog" and didn't realize it. The scale was even down a pound when I weighed this morning. I can bounce 3 to 5 pounds in a day, but I try only to weigh in the morning and no more than each morning. (Now, if I can manage to… Continue
Added by CynW on October 12, 2007 at 2:30pm —
O had her 3 month endo appointment yesterday and her A1C was 6.9, down from 7.4 last time. She just recently came off a stretch of about 7 weeks where her blood sugars were excellent - we couldn't have screwed things up if we tried. Things have been a little jumpier here lately; she had a scary low of 47 a couple of days ago. (One good thing did come of that: O told me in no uncertain terms that she was low...."BloodSugarI'mHungryIWantMilk!" and I was able to talk with her more about how she… Continue
Added by Paige on October 12, 2007 at 12:50pm —
Here is some interwesting info I received today. I have also posted this info on my personal blog
So I was at work today and one of my colleagues comes by my office and tells me, "Hey, I know you have been checking out insulin pumps for your Diabetes. I ran into a guy I know here who is on the pump. He told me to pass on his name if you had any questions." So I decided to email him to see if he wouldn't mind me coming down (I work on the… Continue
Added by Chris Bishop on October 12, 2007 at 11:29am —
And my A1C is 4.8%
That translates to an average BG of 93.
Sugarstats.com average for the last 30 days:
Reading Count: Continue
A big thank you to all the folks here at tudiabetes.com, and a special tip of the hat to Bernard,…
Added by sri on October 12, 2007 at 11:12am —
I go to my Endo in January.... I would like to see.... My weight go down to 15 pounds for starter... Then I would like to have a CGM, don't care what kind it is.... The last thing is to have my A1C to a 6.0..... Now it's 7.3.... I'm working on the weight right now by walking with my dogs 2 miles until it's cold here.... I have a exercise DVD that I like to do when I can't walk....... I'm still doing research on the CGMs to find out which of the Two companies would work for me.... Trying to… Continue
Added by Shawna Staats on October 12, 2007 at 10:58am —
So - I did it!
I've been talking about it for a long time, but I was dragging my feet, I
I’ve been searching for a support group for spouses of diabetics – and they don’t exist – or at least I haven’t found one yet. I know two Continue
ladies whose husbands have diabetes – one that lives in my town – and every
time we saw each other, we’d…
Added by Just Little Me on October 12, 2007 at 9:58am —
One month ago I was told that diabetes was now part of my every day life. Little did I know that would include things like lizard spit, vomiting and enough intestinal gas to make me start thinking about collecting it and selling it for fuel.
Life certainly has changed...
Added by Laurie NE on October 12, 2007 at 8:31am —
in my head i'm very confused. i felt being diagnosed with this was a punishment. i know it's not. i could have it much worse. i've now had diabetes type 1 for 5 years. i have sooooooooo much trouble with it. severe depression be the worst thing to trouble me. being unhealthy. knowing what will happen to me when i don't take care of myself. and i guess i feel i'm alone. but i'm not and i know it. i struggle to take care of myself. after i was diagnosed i was scared confused and angry. still am.… Continue
Added by Ryan Ducharme on October 12, 2007 at 1:24am —
I had gestational diabetes twice. Each time I did a great job controlling it and had healthy kids. Each time I looked forward to the "end" of all the blood sugar obsession and control. Now I have pre-diabetes and I haven't been able to get a handle on it yet. I am already tired of this disease and I ain't even there yet. How on earth does a person maintain for years and regain control of thier health? Just looking for another perspective. I am feeling intimidated by my future. I would like to… Continue
Added by angela curliss on October 11, 2007 at 8:47pm —
On Monday, I decided to get a new Glucose meter because I was having troubles agin with my BD meter that goes with my insulin pump.... So I went to Walgreen's to buy a One Touch UltraMini for $14.99.. All they had was Gray.. Not what I wanted so they looked in back to see what other colors they had..... They had Pink Glow and the Lime Color... So I pick out the Pink Glow because my other half said Pink fits me...... I love the darn thing becuae it's not boring to check my blood sugar.... I need… Continue
Added by Shawna Staats on October 11, 2007 at 1:39pm —
This past weekend, we had a chance to meet up with Colin and his parents, Gayle and Thad, at the Tampa Diabetes Expo. This photo of Colin made me think... this is indeed the spirit of TuDiabetes.com. He totally conveys that soul, that smile, that heart that we all put into diabetes every day and that great attitude the community shows towards all members, new and old, when they share their problems or come here looking for… Continue
Added by Manny Hernandez on October 11, 2007 at 12:34pm —
Come check out the latest Diabetes fundraiser I just found out about today. I have started the discussion in the Diabetes Meetings and Events
Added by Chris Bishop on October 11, 2007 at 11:48am —
come check out my latest rant on my blogDealing with Diabetes
Added by Chris Bishop on October 11, 2007 at 11:31am —
I posted about this on my blog yesterday
, but I love it so much I'm posting here as well! Check out my brand new, handmade, gorgeous brown (I know, it looks red, but it's more brown) leather pump case, made for me by Satchelman!
He's an incredibly talented and precise leather artist from England.… Continue
Added by beth on October 11, 2007 at 10:38am —
Wow. So I guess a 4.8 is pretty low, huh? As a new diagnosee I've had crazy amounts of food-related anxiety (learning just how many carbs one eats as a beans-n-rice vegetarian can do that to you) and have had to reinvent the wheel when it comes to diet, again
. Luckily for me, the food issue is finally stabilizing; otherwise my mom would have cause to drag me off to a clinic for anorexia, and my endo and GP would help!
A few words of warning. First, I have no clue what I am… Continue
Added by Theodora on October 11, 2007 at 8:37am —
If I had to come up with one word to explain how I feel about diabetes, that would be the one. Not tired....not confused.......Just MAD. Mad that kids as young as well, some babies, have to use syringes to put insulin into their bodies because their pancreas just decided not to work. Mad that it is such a balancing act of what to eat and how much insulin to dose for to make your sugar level be between 100 and 140 two hours after the meal. Mad, mad MAD when I wake up in the morning and after… Continue
Added by Laura on October 11, 2007 at 6:25am —
day one of the diabetes 365 project: October 4th, 2007
Ever since Beth proposed the idea on her blog
(which she explains…
Added by Amylia Grace on October 11, 2007 at 6:00am —