All Blog Posts Tagged 'Insulin' (59)

Camp Hamwi and THE Shot (The Highs and Lows of Living with Diabetes)

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…

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Added by MikeMack on May 14, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

MY ADVICE REGARDING PURCHASING ANIMAS ONE TOUCH PING AND DEXCOM G4

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…

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Added by Diane McDowell on April 11, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

The Hardest Thing

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:

Pros :-)

Ease of sensor…

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Added by something_exotic on November 21, 2013 at 10:16pm — 5 Comments

BREAKTHROUGH

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.....

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Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a…

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Added by Linda G on March 23, 2013 at 10:35pm — 4 Comments

An amazing experiment on myself

I stopped taking insulin at all a year ago.



At this time last year I began an amazing experiment. I hated insulin treatment and came to believe that we all have the innate capacity to heal ourselves. So I started an experiment.



I began an intense study of Kundalini Yoga and meditation. Kundalini yoga is an ancient form of Raja yoga with its origins about 5000 years old. I also began to receive acupuncture treatments regularly in addition to eating what is referred to as a… Continue

Added by Ram Prakash Singh on January 11, 2013 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

Sugar Suppresses our Immune System

http://paulsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2012/11/day-330-sugar-suppresses-our-immune.html

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…

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Added by PaulQuessy on November 29, 2012 at 4:36pm — 1 Comment

What Diabetes Awareness Month Means to Me

From my blog, The Juice Box Diaries. To see the original post (complete with pictures), go here

For the masses, November =

  • Thanksgiving
  • The 2nd to last month
  • Cold
  • The month to start planning Christmas
  • The official end to Halloween

But for diabetics, November…

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Added by Leanne on November 2, 2012 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

Alignment to Effective Care

http://paulsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2012/10/day-201-alignment-to-effective-care.html

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 …

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Added by PaulQuessy on October 31, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

What's It Really Feel Like to be High?

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!

Sometimes…

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Added by Leanne on October 20, 2012 at 3:02pm — 8 Comments

Diabetic Epidemic

http://paulsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2012/10/day-176-diabetic-epidemic.html

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…

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Added by PaulQuessy on October 7, 2012 at 12:17am — 2 Comments

Day 160 - Sugar in All Our Food

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…

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Added by PaulQuessy on September 20, 2012 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Perceiving Diabetes as a Weakness

http://paulsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2012/09/day-153-perceiving-diabetes-as-weakness.html

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…

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Added by PaulQuessy on September 13, 2012 at 5:05pm — 7 Comments

What Would You Do If Diabetes Was Cured?

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

Insulin Sensitivity, Sedentary, And Junk Food

http://paulsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2012/09/day-144-insulin-sensitivity-sedentary.html

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…

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Added by PaulQuessy on September 4, 2012 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

Randomly Injecting Insulin

http://paulsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2012/09/day-143-randomly-injecting-insulin.html

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…

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Added by PaulQuessy on September 3, 2012 at 11:36pm — 3 Comments

Auto-Immunity and My Relationship with Myself pt 2 and 3

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 myself

http://paulsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2012/08/day-137-auto-immunity-and-my.html…

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Added by PaulQuessy on August 29, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Auto-Immunity and My Relationship with Myself

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

Thanks, Paul

http://paulsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2012/08/day-136-auto-immunity-and-my.html

Added by PaulQuessy on August 27, 2012 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Is Perfection Within Diabetes Possible?

http://paulsjourneytolife.blogspot.com/2012/08/day-119-is-perfection-witin-diabetes.html

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…

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Added by PaulQuessy on August 10, 2012 at 5:39pm — 9 Comments

Waking Up High

Hey Guys, here is a post on being high in the mornings...I have found difficulty in managing the sugars in the morning, but I realize that I have not done all that I can do to investigate any possible solutions to this point because, as we know, it can be really bothersome to wake up with high blood sugars…

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Added by PaulQuessy on August 5, 2012 at 11:21pm — 4 Comments

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