I shared this on my blog Collegeveganista and thought I'd share here too. Please visit the original post to see the version with pictures. Thanks!
To some, waking up at 7:30 on a Saturday morning for the sake of working out sounds like torture. It even sounds terrible to me. But the recent St. Louis heat–and we’re talking 100-110 degrees–has forced me to take some drastic steps to ensure I get in some… Continue
Added by Leanne on July 1, 2012 at 12:14pm —
This is initial points on hypoglycemia, tomorrow I am going to walk a specific memory in relation to this point of not taking care of myself immediately when I am low due to believing and defining it as an inconvenience to others when I go low
Added by PaulQuessy on June 29, 2012 at 6:58pm —
I went through a year of not testing my sugar levels because of this fear and the judgment I had towards myself because of it. So here is me forgiving me in the pattern of fearing seeing the blood sugar at high levels
Added by PaulQuessy on June 28, 2012 at 5:17pm —
It is pertinent that we stay on routine with our daily schedules with meds, insulin injections, and blood testing. Here is forgiveness on the point
BTW if you guys here don't enjoy clicking the link - I am able to simply post the text here as well - Leave a comment on what you prefer or are indifferent to…
Added by PaulQuessy on June 27, 2012 at 7:30pm —
I am walking a 7 year process of daily Self-Forgiveness. Self-Forgiveness is a key to realizing who we are as life and to take responsibility for ourselves in creating this world as we have - as forgiveness is what is necessary to realize what we have done to this world and done to ourselves, and in forgiving ourselves we are able to change ourselves and live self-corrective statements
Anyways this is a post I wrote on carbohydrates and what I use carbohydrates for, my relationship… Continue
Added by PaulQuessy on June 26, 2012 at 8:42pm —
Continuing my blogging about the start of my experiences of being diagnosed with diabetes. Starting this blog off where I left off the previous one. I will continue to blog about points that I have gone through with diabetes, how glucose meters differ in blood glucose readings, the variables that we have to consider when taking insulin etc.
Comments are welcomed…
Added by PaulQuessy on April 27, 2012 at 3:36pm —
The start of writing my diabetic experiences, starting out with the moments before I had fainted in my elementary school class, how I was drinking a lot, How my lack of consideration of my body caused me to become a diabetic, and other experiences. Check it out and share your experiences as well as your realizations. http://paulsprocess.blogspot.com/2012/04/when-i-fainted-in-class.html
Added by PaulQuessy on April 25, 2012 at 12:55pm —
With diabetes and insulin therapy we all develop better senses for your body. Just for the benefit of detecting lows earlier for example. For months these senses are now telling me that something is not right. I could feel my heartbeat more than usual and I got the impression that sometimes there were beats in between. This is not unusual even for healthy people but for me it felt odd.
Now some blood tests have revealed that I have a deficit of potassium (called… Continue
Added by Holger Schmeken on December 9, 2011 at 5:00am —
My current control (for the past 3 months) over diabetes is the best I've seen since diagnosis. As a comparison, my A1c 7 months ago was 8% (recommended for type I is < 7.5%) and 3 weeks ago it was 6.6%.
Obviously everything is connected to everything, but there are still some major parameters affected in this equation. For… Continue
Added by Stanislav Stoyanov on July 8, 2011 at 12:30am —
I know I shouldn't, but I want to congratulate myself. This is a big step for me. Continue
Over the years, struggling with the balance between proper compliance, and absolute poverty (and thus, the inability to afford my insulin, my test strips, my needle tips, my food), I have seen ugly numbers so many times. I have seen numbers that terrified me. I've seen numbers where I literally feared for my life. I've seen numbers that made me call someone I love, just to hear their voice and tell…
Added by Kд§$ị (ИσvΔ) on June 18, 2011 at 4:13am —
Hello Everyone! I had a pump around 4 years ago but after a bad break-up I sort of had it taken (stolen) away from me. LOL. I am wondering if there is an organization or group that will assist me in purchasing one. I have insurance through Kaiser but they will only pay half and so I cannot afford the other half along with the monthly fee for the pump materials. If anyone knows how I can go about getting a pump inexpensively that would be so great.
Added by jonathao on June 5, 2011 at 6:14pm —
Despite the fact that millions of people have type-2 diabetes, the root cause of insulin resistance is not known
Now Stanford researchers say that type-2 diabetes is looking more and more like an autoimmune disease, rather than a strictly metabolic disorder.
The crux of their findings is that instead of creating antibodies against a foreign substance, immune system… Continue
Added by RogerMumbai on April 18, 2011 at 9:30am —
MORE than 220 million people worldwide have diabetes and the links that have been revealed between diabetes and the consumption of caffeine beverages (especially coffee) are of monumental importance when it is acknowledged that more than 80% of the world's population consumes caffeine daily.
Therefore premature attributions of cause and effect should not be used to justify recommendations in favor of coffee drinking as beneficial to health, especially given the broad range of adverse… Continue
Added by RogerMumbai on April 8, 2011 at 2:46am —
People who follow a vegetarian or meat-free diet may be at a lower risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests. The study of lifestyle habits of more than 700 adults showed researchers that 23 out of every 100 vegetarians have at least three metabolic syndrome factors, compared with 39 out of every 100 non-vegetarians and 37 out of every 100 semi-vegetarians.
The researchers measured a suite of factors ‒ blood sugar, blood fats, blood pressure, waist size, and… Continue
Added by RogerMumbai on April 3, 2011 at 3:58am —
Currently undergoing extensive trials, a pacemaker-style device that delivers mild electric pulses to the stomach could be a new way to tackle type-2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease. The matchbox-sized gadget called DIAMOND (Diabetes Improvement and Metabolic Normalization Device) ‒ a.k.a. TANTALUS™ ‒ is implanted under the skin on the abdomen, stimulates the stomach muscles when the patient is eating. Continue
Basically, DIAMOND is an advanced minimally invasive implantable…
Added by RogerMumbai on March 30, 2011 at 10:07am —
The Insulin Needles for insulin pens is clearly written by manufacturers that it is Disposable. This means after a single use it should be discarded.
If one has a box of 100 pieces and he uses twice daily injection, that will be fifty days. Hygienically it is better, more healthier to comply… Continue
Added by ISAAC YAKUBU AKOGU on September 13, 2010 at 6:20am —
A team of Indian scientists has discovered a novel form of insulin that could drastically reduce the suffering diabetics face in controlling their blood sugar.
For the diabetics, daily painful pinpricks to inject doses of insulin is a routine affair, now in a new discovery scientists claim a single shot of insulin could help keep sugar levels under control for more than a month. Today the effect of each insulin… Continue
Added by RogerMumbai on September 9, 2010 at 9:41pm —
Alright, it takes a lot to make me do a double take when it comes to food but today was the day for that.
Hubby was going to make us French Toast for breakfast, but because I woke up with a higher then normal numbers (mmol 10.8 [194.4]) we chose to have oatmeal because well its better for me or that was the theory at any rate.
Well he makes it up as he always dun, nice and thick and stick to the ribs goodness - I measure out what I… Continue
Added by Nyxks on August 15, 2010 at 11:00am —
Somebody needs to explain this to me. This once again deals with Ketosis Prone Type 2 Diabetes but I don't care. This seems to go against everything that I know about being T2. This is from two of the seminal papers on Ketosis Prone Type 2 Diabetes so it isn't junk science. I went back and read these papers because I was researching what was meant by "near-normoglycemic remission". This data caught my eye and when I looked at other papers I found confirmation.
Ketosis Prone T2 Diabetics… Continue
Added by Michael Barker on June 25, 2010 at 10:41pm —
Two years ago, Brittany Fried (13) was admitted into the hospital with type 1 diabetes on a Thursday, learned what that meant on a Friday, starting giving herself shots on Saturday and after she was released, was riding All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) with her school buddies on a Sunday. Talk about… Continue
Added by Elizabeth on May 15, 2010 at 7:00am —