Yesterday was probably one of the worst days we have had dealing with diabetes. Being a mother of 5 kids I had several places I had to be yesterday. So as usual we were rushing around in the morning trying to get all the kids things for the places they needed to be. I told Adam and Braden to make sure they had all their diabetes supplies with them before we left. Thinking that they did have everything the needed I preceded to drop the kids off at their different activities and that's when I…Continue
Today at field day one of Braden's school friends told him that he couldn't play sports because he has diabetes. He came home today and told me and my husband this. So I asked what his response was. He said he told the kid to never say that to him again and then he punched the kid. I was horrified that Braden hit another kid. My husband and I sat down and talked with him to explain the right way to handle a type of situation like that. I told him that people who say things like that just…Continue
I've posted this in a few places - and figured - why not here as well - I'm still off the pump since beginning of January - have lost the battle with J&J with the Animas 2020 pump s/w issue (and earlier ones have same issue - as well as the PING believe it or not - read this link to find out more on that story).
So, for now, I've actually got the hang of MDI again - you'd think I'd…Continue
Training has been great, smooth sailing actually. When she has her gear and leash on she is all business. I couldn't ask for a better dog, she is very dedicated.. that is until I take her to an off leash park with bad influences....
Her and a new found pal, "Oakley" love to…Continue
It has been such a long time since my last post! (Which was just a corny animation, mind you). I think a part of me avoids coming back to TuDiabetes for fear of discovering my current weaknesses. But I also always know that venting my frustrations and worries never goes unseen or misunderstood. That is the beauty of this site.
Aside from Diabetes, my life is all over the place. Just started my second semester of Archaeology and Anthropology and because…Continue
Hey All, I've forgotten to post my latest blog posts pertaining to diabetes here, so here is part 4 of working through the desire/understanding the want to live a normal life
I also suggest to read Self Awareness in Care for Diabetes
Thanks all, Paul
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that within being diagnosed with…Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on January 16, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Many exciting things are heading our way in 2013! Nikki is starting the year off by performing at the Caledonian Society's Burns Night dinner with her Scottish Highland Dance team, she is very excited! Amber graduates from high school (gulp) in May and as a graduation gift, I'm taking her to Scotland for 10 days!
I thought, before I start blogging (does anyone actually read these, do you think?) in the new year, I would do a posting or two about our Christmas season. Starting with our…Continue
Came across this article and shared it with my boyfriend whom I started dating around the same week I was diagnosed with Type 1. He has been great about everything and trying to learn about diabetes as I do, and I thought it would great for other boyfriends/girlfriends or husbands/wives to read!…Continue
On this past weekend I was not active in the normal sense that I would be active during work within the week. At work I work 8 hours and lift boxes all day working with the body for 8 hours in physical exercise which can be quite strenuous at times. At this time I do not need much insulin at all to counterbalance the sugar produced from the digestion of the food that I consume during break, but this changes quite dramatically as I am on my days off.
This weekend I needed quite a lot…Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on December 17, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments
Founder of the Jewish Diabetes Association, Nechama Cohen, is convinced you can be Jewish and still eat healthy. Read her story and get her Chanukah recipe on Discuss Diabetes.
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on December 10, 2012 at 8:04am — No Comments
From time to time I feel an unexplained urge to rearrange a well known poem or song. This Christmas, Nikki and I have been amusing ourselves with some of the great pins we've seen on Pinterest. They inspired us to change the words to Jingle Bells to suit a T1D's mood during a 3 a.m. low. We hope it makes you smile a bit, because sometimes that's all we can do.
Type 1 Jingle Bells…Continue
I’ve been quite active lately going to open mic nights to tell some jokes and develop a standup routine. It’s stressful trying to balance this with a full time job, marriage and a household. I am getting better at compartmentalizing my tasks and thoughts and making lists, lots of lists. Diabetes and stress do not bode well together. Sugars go up in my case because I tend to eat more when I’m stressed. Ironically “stressed” spelled backwards is “desserts.”
Before going out at night I…Continue
It’s the last Blue Friday in November and Lorenzo Piemonte, World Diabetes Day Coordinator for the International Diabetes Federation, is giving us a look at how WDD was celebrated around the world.
Read more in our post at Discuss Diabetes.…Continue
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on November 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
My chemistry teacher made a quick comment about how when one consumes sugar, it paralyses the immune system for x amount of time. This was fascinating to hear, because diabetics are known to have a weak immune system - so I've done some reading and this is the best site that I've found for it at…Continue
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that this system that we live in is really conducive to fears and stresses and essentially promotes the fears and stresses within the fight or flight response, and that this system within the constant need to get money in order to be…Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on November 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that when we are stressed we will access the flight or fight response which has been hardwired into our brains from the primitive days to either fight off predators or to run away from predators or ensuing danger, wherein all that we…Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on November 27, 2012 at 5:22pm — No Comments
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to fail to see that within the act of committing suicide one is stating in absolution that they are not willing to live within responsibility for that which self has created unto self and thus within my consideration of suicide when I face a…Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on November 26, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to consider, think about, even attempt suicide when I find that my life will be limited because of the manifestation of diabetes within me, wherein I feel that the life that I am able to lead with living with diabetes is going to suck and I am not going to be able to give myself the life that I would like to lead and thus find no point in living any longer because I am not able to have that which I would like for myself - in this…Continue
A friend of mine who works as a Veterinary assistant was telling me about a cat that was diagnosed with diabetes a few days ago. Today she read the consultant report of the family who owns that cat and has shared with me that the family is deciding to euthanize the cat because they believe that it is too difficult to take care of a cat with diabetes, from what the family has heard from friends who previously had cats that had diabetes.
This has occurred in me in similar ways in…Continue