Mikeonline2821's Blog (4)

All I want for my birthday is a Cure.....

      It has not been that long since I was diagnosed with Diabetes. When I was given the news that day a lot of thoughts were rumbling around in my head. I remember thinking about my wife and kids then some of the things I wanted to do in life and if I could still get out there and do them. I remember one thing I kept thinking was how much I really hope Diabetics are allowed to drink Milk ( I LOVE MILK ) after speaking to the doctors and dietitian I was relieved to find out I can have…


Added by Mikeonline2821 on April 24, 2012 at 6:40am — No Comments

What do you do with your strips??

After thinking about what to do with these strips in a "useful" manner I decided I would put words together every once in a while (I would say once a week but I have such a crazy schedule we will see) and post them here. I would also like to make a little video of them after a while and put it to music. So if you have…


Added by Mikeonline2821 on April 9, 2012 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Wow... we just need 10 minutes more explanation I think....

       Ok so as many post on this web site and many others that I have read over the past few months I think I have found 2 people that had a doctor that cared enough to really sit down with their patient and explain this "DIABETES" to them. I think I got the same 5 minute visit from a dietitian and 2 minute discussion from my Endo. While recovering from a scary case of DKA. I was in the Hospital for more than 20 minutes it would not have been a bad idea to bring me a video or stay in my…


Added by Mikeonline2821 on March 28, 2012 at 8:55pm — 14 Comments


     I thought it would be interesting to put my story down on paper. Though I will give some details I will leave the LONG story for my book…. Yeah sure I will write it someday…. Anyway, here it goes.

     I work for a communications company and I currently handle the projects from concept to sign-off. I am the one that takes the theory of the idea and makes it work in front of customers in the real world. I started out testing these radio systems then moved to technical support and…


Added by Mikeonline2821 on March 13, 2012 at 8:52pm — 13 Comments



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

Diabetes Among Hispanics: We’re not all the same

US Hispanics are often portrayed in the press as a single, monolithic group. But anyone who has spent any time in San Francisco’s Mission District or the Bronx can tell you, we’re not all the same. Now we’re finding out Read on! →

Diabetes entre los hispanos: no somos todos iguales

Traducido por Mila Ferrer.    A menudo los Hispanos en Estados Unidos son retratados en la prensa como un solo grupo, monolítico. Pero cualquiera que haya pasado algún tiempo en el  Mission District de San Francisco o el Bronx se Read on! →

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