Those of us in the Diabetes Community are quite well aware that November is Diabetes Awareness Month. For years, I have found something new and unique to do each year. I have sent out general information letters to everyone I could think of, I created a book of the faces of diabetes with real people and their real stories, I have gotten a tattoo, and much more. This year I decided that November was the perfect time to get back to a focus that is very dear to my heart--advocating for… Continue
Added by Barb Wagstaff on November 15, 2011 at 2:57pm —
Last week we launched two new surveys in TuAnalyze, on insulin delivery systems and blood glucose monitors. A big thank you to everyone who has taken these surveys—so far each has been completed over 200 times! Continue
The purpose of these surveys, which were developed in…
Added by TuAnalyze Team on November 1, 2011 at 8:00am —
Today the TuAnalyze team launched two new surveys to learn about your device use experiences, problems and malfunctions. These surveys respond to a compelling need to create direct channels of communication between consumers—who individually and collectively have insight into… Continue
Added by TuAnalyze Team on October 27, 2011 at 12:07pm —
So, it's been quite a few months.. again..
I've just been so busy!! Life just takes off... =) in a good way, I suppose.
Anyway, so the last time I wrote to you all, was to tell you about how my health has been for the past two years.. well let me tell you what it's been like for these past few months..
My new endocrinologist did confirm that I was misdiagnosed as Type 2, and really am an LADA patient (and how appropriate it is to talk about it… Continue
Added by RissaMae83 on October 17, 2011 at 7:33pm —
I've been using Humalog since I was diagnosed and always had really good results with it. After my last Cut The Crap posting
and writing about the more rapid onset of action with Novolog I was curious to try it. I talked to my endo last week at my clinical trial appointment and he gave me a couple sample vials to try. I'm on my 2nd pump cartridge full (will be empty… Continue
Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on October 11, 2011 at 11:00am —
Dear friends, it has been a while since my last post. Iv'e been working hard and it has paid off. I have increased muscle mass and my stamina is the best it has ever been. Through all this, my OmniPod system was there for me....until I became more active than these things can handle. Too many occlusions, because I don't have enough adipose fat tissue to play with, and way too many bad pods. Though Insulet corp has been kind in replacing the bad pods, those were extra holes that I had to make on… Continue
Added by Gluke Skywalker on September 26, 2011 at 8:41pm —
Hey all! It's been a crazy week. This week and next week are exam weeks and also clinic time with practice physical examinations. I've been really busy. The blog post went up on KevinMD.com and I got a lot of responses. Most thinking it's rubbish, but positive comments on there are few and far between.
My most recent post is in response to some recent emails asking about my diet and how my diabetic diet affects my bodybuilding. I have an A1C of 4.9, so what I'm doing may not be… Continue
Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 at 9:31pm —
Just went round and round with ETS and Prometric Testing Services about my pump and taking the GRE. WHAT A HASSLE. I finally got into my car, drove down to the testing office and explained the situation. They were so nice!! They said that I could keep my pump on (as long as I silenced the alarm), and that I could keep my snacks and testing equip. in their office (not in the testing area).
Just an fyi - if you talk to them directly, they're a bit more reasonable. ETS… Continue
Added by Bunny on September 19, 2011 at 4:36pm —
Yesterday was one of those crappy diabetes days where nothing went right, everything I did was wrong and nothing I tried to do was correct. It turned into a pretty decent blogging day because I just had to vent or my heart was going to explode.
This has been one of those diabetes days where… Continue
Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 at 9:30am —
Yeahhhhh.... this is going to be wayyyy too close for comfort. Picture of what I'm talking about on the blog.
Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on September 16, 2011 at 11:40am —
So there was some SERIOUS weirdness going on with the BG readings tonight.
5:15 PM, I did a quick check of the CGM and was surprised to see it showing readings in the mid-200s. Eric hadn't eaten since lunch and I was anticipating a low, not a high. Took his BG and found it at 288. On a hunch, took a blood ketone reading and found it at 0.3 -- not worrisome, but I was expecting a flat-out 0.0, and in tandem with the high BG it made me suspect a failed site. Looked at the site and,… Continue
Added by Elizabeth on September 10, 2011 at 8:00pm —
My Dexcom 7 CGM and I have had nine days and nights together and we've parted ways. And, as if it knew I was not happy with it, it gave me one last kick in the teeth coughing up its last numbers.
I met a friend today for brunch in Manhattan. I walked from my apartment in Brooklyn over the Brooklyn bridge and then took a subway to the cute little Italian bistro where we were meeting. The walk took about 90 minutes.
After being seated and looking at the restaurant menu I… Continue
Added by Riva Greenberg on July 31, 2011 at 4:30pm —
I put on a Dexcom 7 CGM almost a week ago. It's the first time I've worn a CGM. I've toyed with the idea for a year. I don't wear an insulin pump - never have - but I thought a CGM could be a real help. I don't wear a pump because I'm very disciplined, and with frequent testing and injections my A1c stays in the high 5s. Of course that also means I have my fair share of lows: that's where the CGM comes in. All I want it to do (am still wearing it, till the sensor stops) was catch the lows… Continue
Added by Riva Greenberg on July 28, 2011 at 4:49am —
A random question for all the insulin pumpers here on TuDiabetes. T1 or T2 doesn't matter at all, just wondering if all y'all do anything like this as well.
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OK, for you non-diabetic or non-pumping readers this may seem strange. While I absolutely love my insulin pump, having something strapped to me all the time gets a… Continue
Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on July 19, 2011 at 6:37am —
I took some time off from writing (publicly at least) because I had misplaced my positive mindset for quite awhile. While I know some find it therapeutic to share when they are down, I find it even more so to share when I'm upbeat - that way when I look back and reread, I have some of my own thoughts to keep me going in the positive direction. I apologize for the hiatus, but even more so for the nerdy 'betes and kayak jargon that fills this post - its summertime, so that's really all I've got… Continue
Added by Doodle on July 14, 2011 at 6:05pm —
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and lots of posts from yesterday.
When I've been outside in 90+ weather for more than a few hours I really worry about the stability of my insulin, especially the stuff that is in the infusion tubing. Does anyone else ever reprime the line to clear out the high temp exposed insulin? I'm not talking about being out side for… Continue
Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on July 10, 2011 at 7:22am —
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 thracion on July 8, 2011 at 12:30am —
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and the one from last night I refer too
Last night was hot. Let me rephrase that... it was HOT and HUMID! I'm not joking when I say the only dry part of me was the bottom 12 inches of my pants. It literally… Continue
Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on July 1, 2011 at 8:14am —
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Rarely do I ever get too excited about my diabetes. I just kind of let it ride and don't get worked up with what is going on. If I'm low I eat, if I'm high I correct. Yesterday however I got about as freaked out as I have been since my first week as a diabetic. If you follow me on twitter (@diabeticallymn) I tweeted about this. I always… Continue
Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on June 24, 2011 at 7:53am —
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and an unlinked fathers day post.
The treatment of insulin depended diabetes mellitus hasn't changed in nearly a century. They formulations of the insulins have changed, there are longer and more consistent basal insulin, we have better tools to measure our blood glucose and we have much better way of delivering the insulin.… Continue
Added by SuFu, Ph.D. on June 20, 2011 at 8:04am —