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!
Added by Leanne on October 20, 2012 at 3:02pm —
I have had Type 1 Diabetes for 20 years now. I went through a horrible time with misinformed medical professionals for a number of years until I ended up in the hospital with DKA, and insisted on a different specialist (Endo). He did a C-Peptide test and determined I was Type 1 and started me on an insulin regimen.
I had already found that if I ate lots and lots and didn't dose for the food, I lost weight. I battled with this (Diabulemia) for years. I love food. That's mostly why I… Continue
Added by Sweetgirl on August 24, 2011 at 7:30am —
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 —
I often think, if I could whip up the perfect basal schedule, what would it look like? Has anyone gotten scientific with their basal settings? If so, how does it look?
Added by Gluke Skywalker on March 1, 2011 at 7:12am —
I am always worrying about something. I am waiting to hear from Neighborhood that my insurance company suggested to get my diabetes supplies. They are helping me get the Dexcom CGM. I know it can take up to 6 weeks but when I look at my numbers and I am walking around drinking water, etc and my numbers are still high, I almost wished I had the CGM sooner. One night my dinner time BG was 307. I did my 33 units of the humalog mix 75/25 insulin. I ate between the 45-60 grams of carbs I am allowed… Continue
Added by Amy on October 26, 2010 at 7:30am —
I have often wondered if I would be a good candidate for the pump but no one has ever explained it to me. They just keep shoving insulin my way... I wake up with numbers in the 150's most days, sometimes a little higher. I take shots of Levimir, 60 units in the morning and 60 units at bedtime. I also use the Novolog stick pen during the day, as needed. I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet that hurts like HELL. I take 800mg of Neurotin daily for the pain along with a Vitamin B complex and… Continue
Added by Autumn Haley on May 5, 2010 at 7:58am —
Frustrated just doesn't quite sum it up properly.
My blood sugar has been running high all day. Nothing below a 280. I've been taking extra insulin ALL.DAY.LONG. Doubling the amount of insulin I'd normally to take for food, I was starving so wanted to eat anyways.
My sweet husband took me to my Pilates class tonight, since my car is dead. We stopped… Continue
Added by Bethany on April 19, 2010 at 11:30pm —
Cigna Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare insurers worldwide offering coverage to millions of people, unveiled their… Continue
Added by Elizabeth on March 17, 2010 at 10:01am —
I recently read a post from someone in the UK who mentioned a new pump that was being released there sometime this year. I can't remember the name of the pump, however I did visit the website for the pump and it was a similar system to the OmniPod. I cleaned out the history in my web browser and don't remember who the post was from.
The major differences from OmniPod:
Pod - smaller than OmniPod
PDM - Looked more like a Blackberry or iPhone with touchscreen
It's not… Continue
Added by Andurea on March 13, 2010 at 1:04pm —
That’s me. No, that’s not a demo Pod. That’s the real thing.
No, I do not have diabetes.
When Caleb started pumping, so did I. I wanted to know exactly what the “virtually pain-free” insertion felt like. I had heard it compared to a finger stick. Caleb was going to endure this for the foreseeable future. I had been able to directly feel a finger stick, so too did I want to feel a Pod insertion.
So, shortly after… Continue
Added by Lorraine on August 5, 2009 at 12:00pm —
This is my first time writing a blog so bare with me. I think people who are on insulin pumps need to start checking there basal rates. You need to talk to you doctors or Nurse Practicner if you don't know how to check you basal rates. My doctor was doing research on his patients. He has learned something that is pretty interesting I think. People are setting there Basal rates way to high and are not taking enough insulin for there food. The shocking thing about it people don't even realize… Continue
Added by Jeremy R Eiler on July 23, 2009 at 9:03pm —
I talked to my doc about getting a pump last week. Two days later my insurance approved and I got the pump yesterday. Later today I have pump training.
Having been on MDI for almost 10 years and losing control over the years (last A1C was 8.9) I always resisted going on the pump because I don't like the idea of being constantly connected to a medical device - I picture myself as a patient at a hospital walking around with a tube running into the arm and dragging the IV pole along. I… Continue
Added by John Smith on June 18, 2009 at 7:09am —
I have been a diabetic for 8 years now. I just began using the Insulet Ominpod pump a week ago and have had numerous problems with finding sites that work. I have tried all over my stomach, back and side but none seem to work for more than a day. While it is supposed to work in the shower, the cannula seems to get dislodged and stops working afterwards. The same thing happens after I sleep. I have gone through almost 10 pods in 6 days and do not see how I can continue this. Any suggestions?… Continue
Added by Josh Karren on May 25, 2009 at 9:07pm —
Wow. I'm going to admit I was a bit nervous at first to start pumping because of a traumatic experience with one almost 4 years ago. But with the hassle of Multiple injections I had had enough. So I decided to give pumping another shot, after what seemed like a lifetime I decided to go with the Minimed Paradigm ,but quickly changed my mind. I ended up going with the (Animas) One Touch Ping. I had some trouble getting it 3 months to be exact but it was well worth it. My second experience with a… Continue
Added by Elly on February 10, 2009 at 8:53pm —
So, I'm curious I have been having a rough time getting back into the swing of things and all not only with my diabetes, but from the most recent Hurricane activity Gustav and Ike.
I just moved back to my hometown from the New Orleans
area. I was forced to evacuate and actually lost my job because I had relocated and was unable to go back to my town. There was no power in my area for a month on top of the fact that gas was sold out in a 30 mile radius at least to the area of… Continue
Added by David on January 1, 2009 at 10:43am —