You all may have thought of this already , but for the ones that have not maybe you can use this idea .My mom was trying to think of something fast & easy to have when I get low . What she came up with was the little black bottles that the one touch strips come in . They hold 15 grams of sugar ,when I need the whole 15 i just pour it in , or sometimes just half. If I go ride my bike I can just put a couple in my pocket . Just thought it might help someone . We keep them every where ,in the… Continue
Added by tyler on May 24, 2009 at 4:30pm —
THiS WEEKEND WAS THE BEST EVER...
MY BOYFRiEND PROPOSED =)
AND iT WAS SO MAGiCAL,
i FELT LiKE CiNDERELLA WHEN PRiNCE CHARMiNG
WAS LOOKiNG FOR HER =).
WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER FOR 1 YEAR 6 MONTHS (iN 1WEEK)
AND iM SO HAPPY NOW.
SiNCE THE DAY WE STARTED GOiNG OUT
i KNEW HE WAS GOiNG TO BE THE ONE FOR ME.
WE'VE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH TOGETHER
AND HiS BEEN THERE WHEN i GO ALL MOODY ON HiM =)
HE BOUGHT ME A TEDDY BEAR FROM BUiLD A BEAR… Continue
Added by Adriana on May 25, 2009 at 12:55am —
I never know what to say in the blog posts of diabetes communities. I have a Livejournal blog and there I just talk about my life in general, but I always feel like in a diabetes community, the blog entries should be all about diabetes, and really, I don't have a lot to say about my T2, diagnosed last December. I take pills and watch my diet, and I manage. No horrible complications yet. Am losing weight, but too slowly now :-( I have always been a foodie in that I love to eat at various ethnic… Continue
Added by Vicki on May 25, 2009 at 9:24am —
I’m new to diabetes, having been diagnosed (T1) over Thanksgiving Weekend of 2008. As all of you know, there’s a TON of things to wrap your brain around and just using the medical community isn’t effective. I’ve lurked on the ADA’s message boards and on various blogs (dlife and sixuntilme.com) and gleaned an absolute wealth of information. I have long been a fan of the web and online communities and decided it was time to stop lurking and get actively involved with an online diabetes community.… Continue
Added by Heather Leavitt on May 25, 2009 at 10:02am —
What was I thinking? Two days ago I forgot to celebrate my 17 years of being a diabetic! Guess I missed out on my opportunity to eat cake:) Actually what I should be doing is celebrating that I have lived the last 17 years healthy and complication free, and plan on doing so for many years to come. The fact that I forgot it was my diagnosis day is a good thing, meaning I don't obsess over my diagnosis nor does it define who I am. So join me in toasting the next 17 healthy years!
Added by Toni Crebbin on May 22, 2009 at 8:06pm —
i just wanted to let everyone know that i am back home. the surgery went well. i found out a few things
that i will talk about later. i almost was postponed again due to a couple of car accident emergencies.
the nursing staff was terrific. i also met a woman who may be joining us shortly. her name is debbie too.
she is from around buffalo ny. amhurst i think. she has been having heart problems and when she went
into the hospital this last time she also… Continue
Added by debb on May 22, 2009 at 3:30am —
FOUR--- LEGGED WARNING SYSTEM,
My Chihahua Chloe looks like a typical loving pet. But Chloe serves a greater purpose I have Diabets .Chloe has been trained to identify the subtle scent changes in body chemistry undetctable to humans before my blood glucose level gets at a danger point. ;Chloe taps me with her head and with her paws and won't get out of my face until I check my sugar and do something about it. I scent trained Chloe. Chloe is also trained to retrive med;s and get help for me… Continue
Added by shirley bloyd on May 21, 2009 at 2:17pm —
Today is my 37th Anniversary of being a Juvenile (Type I) diabetic. Cool, huh?
I can't figure out why no one wants to celebrate with me? I'm very proud of it. I have to tell you that 37 years ago my parents thought I was being sentenced to an early death.
I'm proud to tell everyone that I've lived a very nice, relatively "Normal" life as a T1.
- I've traveled to all 7 continents (104 Countries on MDI).
- I've been married for over 15 years to a man… Continue
Added by ErinArg on May 21, 2009 at 2:02pm —
I have been away from my community,not contributing as before.I suffered from depression because of wars in Middle East.Last January,it was renewd with conflict in our area. I sank in my depression to the extent of not being as active as before in my work,no lectures,avoiding gathering,my only solitude was in my patients.
The kindness and support I found here was amazing,I have great friends whom I love and respect.Then Sandy died,it… Continue
Added by Sohair Abdel-Rahman on May 20, 2009 at 8:58pm —
Why connecting with others with diabetes is so important
It’s been five years since I started navigating the waters of social media. I was trying to get a feel for what others were seeing in MySpace, so I joined it and I soon joined Facebook too. Flickr, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter and other sites were part of the plethora of social media destinations I visited periodically. They all had one thing in common: they allowed me to socialize and share with others online.
Added by Manny Hernandez on May 19, 2009 at 2:17pm —
So last night I was doing some research on disability and such, well, I ran across this one website, can't remember where it was, but I clicked the link that gave information on what Type 1 Diabetes is. Hey, I wanted to know what they said about it. So I'm reading along and it says this: "It is also important to know that Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes aren't the same," Cool, of course, good advice! But, here it continued: "however, some people can have both types and some with type 2 can… Continue
Added by Jessie P. on May 17, 2009 at 4:04pm —
A recent Reuter's article ticked me off, so I posted a blog on Health Central about it! I think blaming diabetes for low libido in this study was incorrect!
A recent study out of Belgium reported that women with type 1 diabetes have experienced some sexual difficulty. The article, published by Reuters, said that the findings also suggest depression as a key factor linked to problems with sexuality for women.
Out of 652 women with type 1 diabetes, 35 percent were classified… Continue
Added by Ann Bartlett on May 17, 2009 at 6:03pm —
Twice now I have uploaded readings with the wrong date. Yesterday my meter somehow got set to year 2023. Today it got set to 5/9/2009. This is nuts. Battery looks fine, especially considering this meter has only 2 months use. Thinking it might be the software or the driver. Either way, it is annoying and I have plenty of other things to do besides hacking into the Lifescan OneTouch software database and correcting dates and times.
Anyone else experiencing this? Oh, and I am back on… Continue
Added by jaxmeier on May 13, 2009 at 7:11pm —
Our mission is to connect people touched by diabetes (people who live with type 1, type 2 and other types of diabetes, as well as their loved ones).
As our community continues to grow, I thought it would be useful to share our values as a community, so that we can all refer to them whenever we participate. In the past, as a part of other groups and organizations, when in doubt, I've found it useful to know what the values were that I was supposed to abide by,… Continue
Added by Manny Hernandez on May 13, 2009 at 10:30am —
So as some of you know, i was barely diagnosed with diabetes, the physician i seen before until recently was unsure of which type i was.The doctor i seen today determined im Type 2, I am 22 years old but have a history of diabetes in the family. So today i had an appointment with my new Doctor, which i really like he explained everything really well and everyone was really nice. I have been taking 500mg of metformin twice a day, but i would usually forget to take it at night. He tested me for… Continue
Added by Vanessa Garcia on May 11, 2009 at 2:30pm —
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today announced that its President, Professor Martin Silink has called on governments worldwide to recognize the severe impact of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases and take immediate action to ameliorate the threat.
Speaking today at the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review Regional Ministerial Meeting on NonCommunicable Diseases in Doha, Qatar on May 10-11, Professor Silink urged governments, the United Nations (UN) and the World… Continue
Added by Kerrita McClaughlyn on May 11, 2009 at 5:46am —
I've decided to keep record of my journey as I try and obtain a CGM system. I have heard from many, that the process is not easy, and I have a feeling this might take a bit of work to accomplish. That said I believe CGMS would help me manage my diabetes and my doctor said I'm a perfect candidate. I have been a diabetic for over 18 years, my A1C is always around 7.8 no matter what I do, seems like - which isn't bad, but could always be better. I have noticed I have less awareness of when I go… Continue
Added by MichelleStu on May 9, 2009 at 8:04pm —
Can anyone give me a little insight on Hot Tub / Water use now that I am on the pump (mini)? My wife and I own a hot tub and I use it to help my muslces after running to relax them and such.
I am concerned about the adhesive around the "sight" coming off while in the Hot Tub/ Water / Shower? anyone got a little advise for me?
Added by Kevin Smith on May 9, 2009 at 9:39pm —
So can somebody tell me whe my hands (especially fingers) are freezing? Ooh! random Timbits on our table... lol. My sight seems not normal and I just feel off. Last time I tested, I was 134. I usually get this way on Saturday... but it's Friday. :(
Added by Kasi on May 8, 2009 at 2:10pm —
So, its been a little over 9 years since i was diagnosed, ive been on this site for about a month, and i though id let everyone know the story of how i was diagnosed.
So the wierd thing is that out of all the symptoms a person can notice to know that they have Diabetes, the only one that showed up with me was the constant urination. Long Beach Unified School District elementary school had a yearly tradition where they would take all their 5th grade classes to a camp in the woods… Continue
Added by Arturo Lopez on May 9, 2009 at 1:19am —