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All Blog Posts Tagged 'blood' (142)

Mom suffered a dangerous low and now she is slowly recovering from a diabetic coma

Hi all -

I have been lurking but not posting much. 2015 has not been kind to my family to date. Rheumatoid arthritis is kicking my butt and adversely affecting my diabetes.

However, Mom has suffered the most this winter with her osteoarthritic hips. February 27th she told me she not stand or walk when I woke her up to drive her to dialysis. I called EMS and she was promptly taken to the hospital for evaluation. Every test under the sun (especially stroke) was done. Finally, the…


Added by Kate on March 20, 2015 at 4:08pm — 10 Comments

I Needed Help – Letting Others Help with Diabetes Self-Care

Awaken by the horrible sound of the alarm clock. I reach over for my glucometer. As I squeeze my recently poked ring finger my own blood splatters all over my face and the wall in what looked like a scene from some B-rated horror movie. “What a way to start the day” I say to myself under my breath. Careful to not wake up my fiance next to me or the pups below my feet. 56 mg/dl the small lighted screen answers back in a matter-of-factly manner. I let out a loud audible sigh and I hear a voice…


Added by Rachel Scott on February 26, 2015 at 1:55pm — 2 Comments

Diabetes: What If?

We bleed through this disease in more ways than one, but what if? And I’m not proposing some miracle cure, some hogwash alternative remedy beyond the honest diet and exercise. What I am proposing is purely theoretical – a fantasy or nightmare – what would you give up to stop the bleeding? Could you lose time to make time? And this is where it gets rather outlandish; her is the proposal; one year only (12 months, 365 non leap days) in a medically induced coma; where you lay there, sugar…


Added by Paul Cathcart on September 2, 2014 at 3:37am — 3 Comments

Diabetes Blog Week Day 2- An Ode to My CGM

CGM, It’s Time For Bed

An ode to my continuous glucose monitor

10:30 pm:

I put you on my nightstand, I lay you down to rest,

In case I don’t feel well, my blood sugar you will test.

My blood sugar is steady, not too high and not too low,

That ice cream after dinner, I hope you will not show.

An undisturbed night of sleep is what I really need,

A steady line on your graph in the…


Added by reberman on May 13, 2014 at 4:55am — 1 Comment

A Drop of Blood

A Drop of Blood


What can be discerned from a drop of blood? Apparently a lot more and a lot quicker than any of us ever thought. While you may never hear of Elizabeth Holmes, you may someday, in the very near future, utilize the technology that she devised and is now distributing.


But before we get to Elizabeth Holmes it…


Added by rick (aka: #blankieboy) on March 31, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Having a lot of stress right now.

I have been having a lot of stress since October 2013. We traded our single-wide mobile home for a double-wide. That means more for me to clean as well as higher expenses. That's what concerns me most. So what do I do, I eat carbs.

I tried Atkins for 3 days, but it actually increased my blood sugar. I was using some of their meal and snack bars. I was eating them as they suggested, not in addition to regular meals. They are suped ot have aout 3 net carbs, but I wondered if the sugar… Continue

Added by Ila on March 23, 2014 at 3:10pm — 5 Comments

Alzheimer's & Diabetes: Can't Forget

This morning, The Kid donned her furry Halloween costume and, with the promise of candy, traipsed behind a kind lady to a room filled with older ladies and gentlemen. We were part of a toddler parade at the local Memory Care & Alzheimer’s facility and I watched as the faces of these individuals lit up when small…


Added by Christel on October 30, 2013 at 12:17pm — 2 Comments

Stress and BG; BFFs or Worst enemies?

So, I've pretty much dropped off the internet Earth :P College has started back up and I'm already swamped with work while trying to achieve my Doctorates of Physical Therapy. I started insulin pump therapy one week before school. The first few days were fantastic! My sugars were just perfect; between 90-120. My ideal range!!

Then..things started to go haywire. My gym that I go to has been under construction for improvements so I haven't been able to work out in about a week…


Added by ashleypfuntner on September 4, 2013 at 4:53pm — 5 Comments

Who needs an Alarm clock

They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder no there is a question that needs a long answer but not for today.

Woke up this morning by my alarm clock smudge my cat 4am the alarm went off I ignored it but a few minutes later still rescuing some damsel in distress sorry from the old school finding smudge sitting next to my pillar rubbing her nose on mine, OK smudge I get the message stumbling around the bedroom trying to put my dressing gown on trying hopelessly not to tread on smudge…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 5, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Red like wine

This spot of blood on my finger holds the key to my life thick red like wine above all others mine, countless generations come together to make me what I am what I can be and what I might be for none of us belong to ourselves, the phrase no man is an Island springs to mind but politically incorrect in this modern times, those before us have lived dreamed shared love, felt sorrow made mistakes and achieved goals but finally passed on so others might walk the path, so this drop of blood may…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on June 1, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Rhubarb and Custard

What difference a day makes yesterday I was feeling low soon started to fade away when Angel arrived home got even better when we visited our son partner and kids nothing like a cuddle to sort gramps out, slugs have started to invade the polly tunnel like a greenhouse but in the shape Yes you guessed it a tunnel see photo below,I have been picking the slugs moms dads young of the young plants by the cartloads, I know they have to eat and feed there young but be fair leave some for me, woke…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on May 31, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Poor Diabetic Decisions

You know when you make those poor decisions with your diabetes? I had one of those moments over the weekend and well read more to see the outcome...

Added by Dkinsey on May 2, 2013 at 7:15am — 1 Comment

A horse a horse my kindom for a horse/or how accurate are the readings from your blood testing machine

Having checked my blood on both machines I have two different readings which one is correct

Accu-Chek-Aviva 12.5

One touch Verio IQ 14.0

Which one is correct I know it is only 1.5 different and does it really matter both are to high but I have not taken my insulin yet or had my breakfast is there an…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on February 13, 2013 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

That Nasty Blood Drop

My daughter gets so mad when she is testing her blood sugar and then gets blood on her clothes. Check out this weeks Diabetes Tidbit

Added by Julie on January 25, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments

You Know This Is Going To Happen "A Diabetes Tidbit"

One of my biggest fears is that even though we try to prepare for everything there will be a time when I am not with Nikki and she will have a low blood sugar. If that's not bad enough a low blood sugar without a fast acting sugar can really go bad. Here's what Nikki did

Please feel free to share our Diabetes Tidbits with your communities.


Added by Julie on December 20, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Diabetes versus Standup Comedy III

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…


Added by diabeticmaven on December 8, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

Stuff Hit the Fan!

As I read over my last post back in mid-November...I was happy to have no BP issues or protein in the urine...blah blah blah. Well, the sh*t hit the fan, starting on my birthday (the 27th) of all days! I was 33w5d...

Read the rest, as its sorta long, on my Blog

Added by KatiebirdMN on December 5, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Chocolate and Diet Coke will be the death of me!!! :)

I feel like such a pig tonight! I just finished eating an ENTIRE King Size Kit Kat! Yes, the one that has like 8 very satisfying crunchy breaks. The yummy chocolaty goodness poured over the perfectly crisp wafers is hard to resist when my BS is good. But when it is low.... oh man, can't fight it. (Ha Ha)I am 21 and have been diabetic for 13 years. I have yet to find a good way to curb the cravings from being low. Has anybody out there found a good way to stop yourself before eating way too…


Added by Jessica on December 4, 2012 at 9:53pm — 14 Comments

Personality Changes with High Blood Sugar

Hi there-- Does anyone else feel as though only other diabetics understand how awful and different you feel when you have a high blood sugar? I become much more irritable, sensitive, etc. Sometimes I feel as though people think I am making excuses for myself, but I am normally a very happy-go-lucky woman. It's so frustrating.

Added by Natalie Sullivan on December 3, 2012 at 2:34pm — 7 Comments

Bayer Contour USB

Check out the Bayer Contour USB.

Added by Dkinsey on October 29, 2012 at 7:16am — No Comments

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