I had my endo appointment in September and we again discussed Invokana. Invokana is a relatively new drug (along with Farxiga) which is also a new class of drugs called SGLT-2 inhibitors. They act by making you excrete more glucose in your urine. I had brought this up before at a previous appointment and she initially took the position that it wouldn't help me. She still waffles about…Continue
Just got back from Diabetes America, they took GADA bloodwork, including c-peptide and fasting for approval of the pump. I've done some research regarding GADA bloodwork, and from what I can tell it is the bloodwork to determine if I'm type 1.5 or 2. 4 tubes of blood later, I was on my way.
I'm starting to get nervous about approval. They certainly do not make this easy!
I talked to the Animas rep, and the lady that's suppose to contact me is out of the office until Monday. So…Continue
Relying on your mom to give you your insulin injections has its disadvantages, especially when she's mad at you and hasn't taken (what she called) her "nerve pills." Like the time I got mud on her freshly cleaned kitchen floor and later when she gave me my shot, she wiggled and twisted the needle around in my arm before pushing in the insulin. She swore her hand was slippery from floor wax, but I knew better.
As I indicated…Continue
I PURCHASED MY DUO 1 1/2 YEARS AGO...I WAS DELIGHTED WITH THE CONTROL THAT I IMMEDIATELY ATTAINED FROM PUMPING AND CGM MONITORING. HOWEVER,I HAVE DECIDED THAT MY NEXT SYSTEM WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE THIS ONE. PLEASE LET ME EXPLAIN WHY.
BUT FIRST LET ME SAY, I AM STILL HAPPY WITH MY RESULTS AND MY A1c REMAINS AROUND 6.
Affter 18 months I would like to leave my opinion for those considering the One Touch Ping and the Dexcom G4 ! Don't Do it if any of the scenarios below are…Continue
One of the hardest diabetes related things I've ever had to do is break up with my insulin pump company. In case you've missed it, I've been rocking the brand new Medtronic 530g system for exactly 30 days. Unfortunately, the new Enlite sensors aren't working for me especially since I've already experienced the amazing accuracy of the Dexcom G4 sensors.
The brief recap:
Ease of sensor…
Well...I was in the Chat Room with the gang, and the topic came up about diabetes related books. Someone mentioned a group related to such would be great. The idea of blogs on such books was of interest as well. We discussed a few. One of which is Breakthrough. Available through Amazon as well as through most book stores.....
Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a…Continue
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
For the masses, November =
But for diabetics, November…Continue
This is a continuation from the Previous 2 blogs that I wrote - if you have not read them I suggest to read them to get context for this one …
Added by PaulQuessy on October 31, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
This is from my blog The Juice Box Diaries. See the original post to see the pictures that come along with it.
[Vegan BBQ Pizza Picture, see post]
Homemade Vegan BBQ Pizza, recipe later in post!
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not see that there will be a diabetic epidemic arising in the world due to the amount of sugar that we consume within the products that we buy and our sedentary lifestyle, causing the pancreas to become overworked and having the hormone of insulin become…Continue
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that there is an overload of sugar that is being added to our food for us to `enjoy`, but the starting point has not been enjoyment, the starting point of adding all this sugar has been for profit without the consideration of the human physical body and the nutrients that it needs, and in this I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize the correlation between the amount of sugar within our…Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on September 20, 2012 at 6:23pm — No Comments
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to define diabetes as being weak and define myself as being weak wherein I want to hide the disease from all other people so that they do not find out that I am weak and then `pounce` on the subject and me; constantly living in fear…Continue
New post on my blog! What would you do if diabetes was cured?? Check it out irunonbatteries.blogspot.com
Added by Dkinsey on September 6, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments
I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to not realize that if I am not active during the day there is going to be a lack of assistance from physical activity to support the transfer of sugar within the blood stream to the cells and therefore I am going to need more insulin…Continue
Random injection comes from the lazy character where I am too lazy to efficiently calculate the amount of carbs that I am eating within a meal or within a snack and I inject an estimation on what I am eating based on past memories of what I ate at what time and what I injected at that point, or it is…Continue
I forgot to post the one here yesterday so here is today's and yesterdays. Again please if you could give me feedback on what you read within the blog and your experience with your relationship with yourself I will appreciate the chance to cross reference with myselfContinue
Added by PaulQuessy on August 29, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments
If you guys would not mind I would like feedback on this one and how you experience your relationship with yourself and if similar experiences exist within you that I've gone through in the blog
Added by PaulQuessy on August 27, 2012 at 8:18pm — No Comments
I have believed that to perfect my actions within managing diabetes is beyond me and that I am not able to become a living statement of perfection of doing what is best for me and in this take absolute responsibility for myself within being diabetic/having diabetes - here is…Continue