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To pump or not to pump?

Hello world,

My name is Ali. .. I am 21 - and my world got tipped on it's end last September 25th when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes...

I did really well for the first few months! I had consistent bg levels in the low 100's, etc - and then the Christmas invasion of candied confections hit; wonderful pies, and other such sweetness hit me like a train of temptation bound for diabetes hell.

I injected a lot of insulin - and I gained weight. A lot of the weight… Continue

Added by Ali on February 18, 2013 at 10:31am — 8 Comments

A Mother’s Day Tribute: Kerri Sparling’s Dream Comes True

“I love how my diabetes isn't something she fears or worries about, but is just something her mama does every day, and doesn't come between us.” Kerri Sparling, of Six Until Me, shares some of the things she loves most about being a mom in part three of our Mother’s Day series. Her response is both heartwarming and unique!

Read the full post at Discuss Diabetes…


Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on May 9, 2012 at 7:01am — No Comments

Prenatal DNA Screening and Pandora's Box

Click over to my blog for the full text with links and citations and other posts.

If you could know if your child was going to have an increased risk early onset breast cancer or Alzheimer's disease what would you do? Would you raise them… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on June 14, 2011 at 7:54am — 1 Comment

Insulin Pump Day 3 - Heading Low!

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Well everything is essentially back to normal. That drop is what I experienced every day...


Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 17, 2011 at 6:40am — 9 Comments

A1C and Pump Infusion Insulin Differences

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I've posted a couple times before about my A1C levels so far. Graph taken from TuAnalyze on TuDiabetes. On the clinical trial we have our A1C checked on a monthly basis, rather than the standard 3-4 month span. I'd say I'm doing pretty well. This next month will be brutal because...


Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 16, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

Insulin Pump Day 2 - HUNGRY!

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So today was better. The only spike was an after meal thing. The only thing is that it looks very similar to the peak from yesterday. I'm going to add to my basal rate to hopefully knock that down. I also dropped my I:C ratio to...


Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 15, 2011 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Anyone else think this is dangerous?

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"I know it's convenient to be able to use your meter for boluses as well, but doesn't this seem a little dangerous? Also why would you need to be 10 ft away from your pump and still be bolusing? I would worry about..."



Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 15, 2011 at 11:46am — 4 Comments

pump day 1 - fml

Posted this last night on my blog. I was too exhausted to repost on here. Included is a graph of my BG for the day. All I can say is WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHH!

Today was day 1 of the pump. I want a drink but that would only...


Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 15, 2011 at 5:46am — 2 Comments

Thank you

I wanted to say thank you to all the readers of TuDiabetes for reading my blog. I know I've posted a thank you before, but I looked at the graph from before I joined and after I joined. See below and you'll get the idea. The place where the curve breaks is the day I joined this… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 15, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Cleaning up the blog

The full-text of this post is also on my blog.

My apologies to the people on TuDiabetes for linking to a prior blog post that had language less than fitting for a link-distributed post. I received an email from an admin requesting that I clean up the post because of its language and a resultant violation of terms of use. One of the things that I forget is that the majority of… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 12, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

I'm Pumping!!!!!!

Check out my blog for the full text and pictures... oooo la la! Blog post contains language which some people may find offensive.

I finally have my pump and it is delivering saline subcutaneously. Yup, saline. But only until Monday when it's go time with insulin.

Like everything else in recent memory even getting the correct pump in the past week has been nothing but a…

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 11, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Writing posts by specialty

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With the addition of the FNG to this blog I was thinking about this last night after critically reviewing his first post (your formal critique is being transcribed and will be in the EMR shortly). I noticed how all of us write very differently and how you can almost predict specialties by writing style. It's… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 10, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

What's a phlegmon?

We've added a third blogger KP2010 to DBMN. He's also a 3rd year medical student and interested in EM as detailed in his virgin posting:


Remember when you were a little kid and you got a letter, package, or really anything in the mail? Remember that excitement? I'm sure some of you…


Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 10, 2011 at 7:02am — No Comments

eeeeeeeeeeevil SuFu

Had to blog about this one. I was making lunch for my son and he wanted a fruit cup. So pulled the lid off, got a bunch of the juice on my hand and realized that I hadn't practical joked my wife in way too long. So I grabbed a trial meter a company sent to me, lanced right through the juice and tested. It came back SUPER high, higher than when I was in DKA at diagnosis. I called my wife… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 6, 2011 at 9:24am — 3 Comments


today, n.: A nice place to visit, but you can't stay here for long.

Live for today, plan for tomorrow and the future will take care of itself. I've started to really live with this plan. I used to worry about the future and how everything will work out. I ended up not really enjoying what was going on in my life, including my son, because I was too preoccupied with the future. T1DM has really… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 6, 2011 at 7:34am — No Comments

T1DM - Compared to a lot of other people, we've got it easy.

I also posted this on my blog and I'm expecting to catch hell for writing this. Trust me, this is the toned down version from the original.

Everyone with a chronic disease is going to have days where they just want to give in. While it's a bad thing to have, compared to some of the other things we could come down with, in my mind, we're pretty lucky. We see… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 4, 2011 at 5:00pm — 13 Comments

Some more pictures from my research

Due to the size of the pictures, click over to my blog to see the post. I think they're pretty sweet pictures. I will take some of normal pancreas and high mag of beta-cells in the next few days. Click on the pictures and you can get the enlarged version. If you have requests for any normal tissue type I can usually do that. We have dozens of slide sets of every tissue…


Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 3, 2011 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

The next few months

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My apologies ahead of time if there are very few blog posts in the next couple months. I received the go ahead from my committee to finish writing my dissertation. I have to have to completed by...

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on February 1, 2011 at 8:31am — 2 Comments

Diabetics and Surgery - How much sugar control do we want to institute in a post-surgical diabetic patient?

Check out my blog for the full text of a post by my co-blogger Neuron. Neuron is a 3rd year medical student and is planning on entering into surgery with a specialization to be determined. I learned a ton by reading this post and it may be something to think about the next time you go into… Continue

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on January 31, 2011 at 8:56am — No Comments


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My wife is 26 weeks preggo and had to go to the ER last night. She and the baby are fine, turned out to be...

Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on January 28, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

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