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At 7:26pm on October 19, 2009, Ryan said…
I am leary of the statins. I think I am gonna try the L citrulline as it is more natural with no known side affects. Thanks for your comment!!
At 7:23pm on October 17, 2009, Krystle Dawn Stoots said…
I havent got the pump yet the doctors are still talkin about it but they are tlkn about me gettn a Pancrease Transplant
At 10:20am on October 13, 2009, Knox's Dad said…
Patricia -

Funny you should mention Cabot street. We spend a lot of time in Beverly (guitar lessons, eatting, entertainment. eating, the each, and did I mention eating ? LOL!! Beverl downtown is quite a happening place these days.
Salem is in high gear right now for the Halloween month.
be well,

Peter
At 9:25pm on October 11, 2009, Knox's Dad said…
Hi Patricia -
You left Peabody, the greatest small city in the world, after only 3 years?! LOL! I live in the neighborhood I grew up in. I left for some time but I always wanted to bring my kids up where I grew up and we are one block from Grammy's!
Yes, it is that time of year.....rides to look at leaves on the trees, beautiful days turning to cold nights, hot cide instead of cold, and football instead of baseball!
Thanks for the comment. Yes, the oldest Fair in the country is somewhat of a rip-off but where else can you support local church/youth/ civic groups and enjoy all the late night TV sales pitches, be entertained by decent local musicians and see world class produce, farm animals and get some fired dough? Only a grilled chicken sandwich for me but my two wonders wait all year for that fried dough. Plus my wife earns her annual special apple cobbler..... still a great take!
I hope your stay in Peabody was memorable.
Enjoy your week.......
At 9:26am on October 11, 2009, Amy said…
Hi Patricia! Happy Sunday! Wow, you really are on low carbs. I am glad it is working for you. My Dr.'s are always telling me to eat more carbs. Since I am outside most of the days walking dogs it is hard to eat while walking or driving to my clients houses and I sometimes just plain forget to eat. It is something I am working on...finding the time to eat. Take care. Enjoy the day!
Amy
At 8:59pm on October 10, 2009, Linda G said…

You're too kind! Take care my friend, thank you.....linda.
At 6:42pm on October 10, 2009, Linda G said…

Ohhh luv Joan Baez...isn't she great? Sending you early Thanksgiving greetings from Canada Patricia...ours is on Oct.12th!
Luv....linda.
At 4:46am on October 9, 2009, Jeanne said…
Hi Patricia, Sunday was great, that was my first walk for diabetes. I actually thought I might see you - too many people! I am also signed up for the ADA walk this coming weekend. A cold morning it will be! I love your page here, music selection is very enjoyable. Hope you are having a good semester. Midterms are coming up soon aren't they? Take care.
At 2:09pm on October 5, 2009, Marps said…
Hi Patricia. yes, I'm doing the first blood donation to Faustman mid December. I don't know much about the labs and findings yet... but I will definitely post about it when I find out more. I haven't heard much from them since I enlisted. Just two newsletters that you can find on her website. Nothing privy. haha.
I'm doing well! Waiting on an October endo appointment that I hope will bring more happiness than stress. Been working really hard to keep my T1D in control!
Hope you are well too!
At 10:24am on October 3, 2009, imogen said…
Hey, thanks!! =D
It's almost 2am here and i'm still up studying haha
Hope you're having a great day :)
At 4:50am on October 1, 2009, Jeanne said…
Hi Patricia,
How did it go in Chicago?
Are you walking this Sunday for JDRF? I am. Making sweatshirts with a blue circle on them. Hope you are well.
Jeanne
At 1:49pm on September 30, 2009, Sarah said…
Thanks Patricia! Your response is helpful and heartening, and I really appreciate it. :)
At 10:39am on September 27, 2009, Cheri said…
Thanks, Patricia. I was happy about my numbers - I mean, that's as good as it gets, right? I'm sure there are non-diabetics with those kind of numbers. It's just that it was just kind of overshadowed by the weight thing. BUT, I'm really thinking that my issue is insulin and insulin resistance. I WILL figure it out. I'm going to start blogging, I think, to document my journey.
At 9:57am on September 26, 2009, Robyn said…
Hello from California! HOT Calif...I should say! Cant wait for fall and cool weather. Hope your weekend is great! Wishing you happy and healthy days....take care
Robyn
XO
At 7:44pm on September 25, 2009, Jaybear said…
Thanks for the feedback! All around, I have zero regrets about the switch from MiniMed to the OmniPod, and I'm still incredibly enthusiastic about it. If you're curious, Insulet offers a 45-day risk-free trial.

The obvious benefit is tublessness. It is a joy to not have to have the old ball and chain (a/k/a pump and tubing) attached to me all of the time. Sleeping is easier, getting dressed is easier, and I'm not tangling my pump up on my keys, iPhone, etc. I never appreciated how much of a drag tubes were until they were gone.

The other benefits are automated cannula insertion, intuitive programming menus, fewer pieces, constant insulin delivery, and more places on the body to infuse insulin (e.g., the back of the arm, which is my OmniPod site of choice).

I think the OmniPod defeats the MiniMed Medtronic pump in every category. The only issue with it is that there are some transition roadbumps as you get used to being a bit careful with the OmniPod site so you don't knock it off. But transition issues are inherent with every pump.

Good luck with your decisionmaking!
At 7:26pm on September 25, 2009, MeadowLark said…
Hey there:)
I've been doing ok... the kids are driving me nuts.
I think I've discovered my night time shots. 10 each of humalog and lantus generally puts me in the 130 range. I need to figure to get it just a tad lower. I'm workin on it though.
At 2:44pm on September 25, 2009, Cheri said…
PATRICIA!!!!! Hello out there!!! Sorry I've been gone so long. I am SO happy for you and how you are doing on the low carb and for your new numbers! WOO HOO!!

I am bumming because while my newest A1c is incredible - 5.4% - I have gained 20 lbs since I started on insulin one year ago. Don't understand it and can't seem to get a handle on it. With the low carb and exercise, I should be losing - but, still trying to figure out if it's the insulin or my hypothyroid + insulin or if it's because I'm missing the amylin. Also, could have been the Levemir because I switched to that from Lantus but needed more to get the same result - so, I'm back on Lantus and now have Symlin but haven't started it yet. I'm still doing some investigating before I start it. I just can't STAND having this extra weight, especially since I'm doing so well otherwise.
At 10:15pm on September 24, 2009, Carol said…
Starting to stick my head out again and hoping for a warm response. Thanks you so much for your messages. Will chat more tomorrow - just wanted to say thank you!
At 11:00pm on September 21, 2009, Krystle Dawn Stoots said…
Thank u soo much they finally let me eat regualr food today and i might be gng home tomorrow
At 12:01am on September 21, 2009, Krystle Dawn Stoots said…
Hello i am doin ok Jus kinda mad and upset
I am in the Hospital cause i have pancreatitis
the docs said i might get a transplant but right now they are workin on gettn me an Insulin Pump
I am upset and mad cause i have been here for 7 days and they wont let me eat anything cause my Enzymes are High so this really sucks =(
Thanks for writtin me tho

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