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At 9:51am on March 19, 2012, Kathy said…

Hey Sweet Marie. I'm going to buy a mew ped in a few minute. I simply cannot be without it. I have a spreadsheet of my daily steps.
I never set the stride length, but did discover that I put in a ton more steps to do mile on the treadmill than to do a mile on the street. I think because I'm walking faster.
Anyway, what you're supposed to do is mark a starting place and walk ten steps and mark a finish place. Measure the total distance and divide it by 10 and that's your stride.
At the store at my clinic you can buy one for $60 that comes with software and a cable to load result into a computer. Then you can print graph and chart etc. That is too much for me, and too expensive.
I have decided to not sew the curtains. I already have decorative rods, so an going to get some long bright scarves at our global market and drape them, bohemian style. I'll take a pic when they're done.
But I am also going to Joanne's today to get a disappearing pencil. I make tshirts with Bob Dylan graphics and sometimes they come out crooked so I've got to put in some gridlines. I just remembered that I didn't revere the one I printed last night and if I'd used it the letters would have been backwards. Duh......Beter get a new ink cartridge too.

At 7:28pm on March 18, 2012, BennyL said…

Thanks Marie. I guess when I signed up I thought the whole page was OmniPod users and discovered it's not. I'm fine communicating with other pumpers but the majority of my posts will likely be questions for OmniPod users.

At 4:33pm on March 18, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Marie. It was a gorgeous day here. Sat put to get some sun. Russ's blood pressure is right on without BP medicines. I wonder if they will let him stay off it? Gorgeous day here. We all sat on the deck to get some sun. Russ has pt and nurse tomorrow, I have the dentist Tues.Then Wed I am re-installed as Leader of Tops. Russ has his cell phone so screwed up he cannot hear anyone...I hear them not know what is going Much fun here at SEAGATE.
What kind of a day did you and Ed have? Were your Teadings good? I hope so. I bet it was nice around the Lake. I think Winter is over. Have a good night. My best to Ed. HUFS.Reed

At 10:47am on March 18, 2012, Brunetta said…

Marie- B, Daddy is out of ICU and we are taking one day at a time....He is weak one day and interacts and smiles the next..Thanks for your concern.. Keep us in prayer. God Bless you , sis!!!

At 6:03am on March 18, 2012, gopu said…

thanks guys

At 2:24pm on March 17, 2012, micabob said…

thanks Marie,
I used to work in sussex county, just diagnosed a week ago and still on the emotional roller-cosater and not really good at computers so I hope you get this :)


At 12:39pm on March 17, 2012, Doris D said…

I'm not the surest on the different types of tomatoes either. I know that my family always liked the beef ones I really don't know any more about what they are called or anything like that. It's just what my family has (and friends of the family) grown for years.

I hope their vacation went better than mine. On the 1st day b/f we left out I got up with a 411 bs. So I bolus and stuff right???? The rest of the day it kept falling low. Got to my b-i-l's I kept checking it. (never got above 50) and was trying my best to be discreat about it, eating this & that to get it higher. Soooo we're all settig around in the livingroom and here the last time I checked my bs it was 46 so I started drinkingsome "real" coke to bring it up (still being quiet about the falling bs's) my b-i-l's girlfriend looks at me & ask "are u ok???" U look white and cold. (sign of going low for me. My husband starts acting like God. Dothis , do that. (Ugh I've done it all day SHUT UP!!) She's freaking out & so is my b-i-l along with my hubby. Gosh was so glad to get it up FINALLY & go to sleep!!!

At 7:06am on March 17, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY ST, PATRICK'S DAY,Marie and ed. Did yuu have a good night. Idid. BG 102. Russ much better doing his exercises. Blood pressure back to normal. A nurse is supposed to come today. I wonder if she remembers it is Saturday. Tonight we are driving to Ormond Beach for dinner at STONEWOOD. Tom is kind of nervous he has to do the Readings tomorrow at Mass at the Cathedral. He will do ok. I am glad you did some fabric shopping. Do you ever do clothes? I cannot even sew a button I am all thumbs. Have a good day. Walk around the lake. Give Ed my best. Going grocery shopping. HUGS,POPS

At 6:43pm on March 16, 2012, mztiny said…

Not yet. More tests next week. At least I feel good about this endo office. The P.A. spent 2 hours with me, as I have both thyroid and diabetic issues, and she was very supportive. Will see the doc next week for first time. Kind of a strange way of doing things, but I'm not going to question. Thanks for asking!

At 8:48am on March 16, 2012, Doris D said…

See I usually give K a REAL HARD time about his gambeling and I felt soooooo bad when the tequlia started talking and there I was gambeling like crazy. WE couldn't afford it either oh well lesson learned! LOL! He told me that if he had done that I would have thrown his clothes out and told him to go live somewhere else. Well True I would have. But it was me this time sooo my clothes was going to stay in the house!!! LOL!

Have fun today! I'll probably start the CT welcomes back up sometime today.

At 6:22am on March 16, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Good Morning,Marie. Florence Nightingale on duty making syure Russ does what he is supposted to. His BP 132.78 so that is going up. Much better than 89/36. Tom made a chart of morning pills noon pills night pills. Next 2 events the growth I think that is done with a laser scope. Then on 3/22 he sees about the blocked artery. My BG 108. I hope things are better with you paddle aroud the lake singing Moonlight Bay. How did your bread come out? Fish tonight. I gave Tom a list of a few things to pick up on his way over. Does Ed qualify for that extended unemployment benefit? I got my taxes have to pay $500 more even though I pay estimated taxes. Have a good day and hope your readings stay good. BIKE WEEK here what a racket. My best to Ed. Hugs,Reed

At 1:46pm on March 15, 2012, Doris D said…

Oh yeah forgot to tell u on the day we left out I got up with a 411 bs. Adjusted it right , gave the bolus and all right??? An hour later I was down to 33 and that lasted (the lows) for 2 days while we were gone. SHEZ!!!!!

At 1:37pm on March 15, 2012, Doris D said…

It soooo sucked!!! OK we ride in the car for almost 8 or 9 hours SOLID!! (gort to the point I DIDN'T like my husband after we wsent 1/2 way through AKS. FINALLY got there right??? For the next 3 days was more or less STUCK in my b-i-l's house (b/c nether my husband or I knew ANYTHING about where we we at . OMG Did I forget to say that we went to Tunica last night and I walked into the casino and won right off the bat 200 and then put it all and 200 more into the slots and came back broke??????? Yep leave it to me to do something stupid like that (+ the alachol I drank (tequluia) disdn't help my judgement ONE BIT!!! LOL! Fun though!!!!!!

At 12:10pm on March 15, 2012, Doris D said…

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, How u doing???????? Yep I'm back LOL!!!! ( doing an old fashion Rerun there with the heys. LOL) Things here been nice??? LOL!

At 5:29am on March 15, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Good Morning,Marie. All three of us slept like logs. All this very tiring. Just took Russ's BP 102/60 going up. My BG 102. This morning,Russ goes to the urologist to check on that growth on his adrenal gland. I hope he says leave it alone. Or if something has to be done it can be done with a scope. Did you have a good night? I hope so. I hope yur readings are not all over the place. Tom has to go home today as he has evaluations to write and annual reports. My very best to Ed. Take good care of yourself. I care. HUGS,Reed

At 8:28pm on March 14, 2012, Robyn said…

Thank You Marie!! I am just amazed how clear my eye is!! 18 months with clots, etc and than clear. Thank you for all of your support and kindness, you helped me down that long, dark road. Love ya.

At 2:23pm on March 14, 2012, SophiaKate said…

Thank you so much for the warm welcome! I am loving this site. I live in a very isolated place, with no other diabetics, and I'm just now seeing how many different ideas and sources of information there are out there!

It's so cool that you make your own bread-- I've always wanted to try but didn't really know how to go about it. And yessssss yesyesyes i would LOVE that link, the only vegan things i know how to make are vegan cupcakes :)

At 8:53am on March 14, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Hello Marie. He had Coumadan test still high doctor will call me. He just about can walk. He has no energy. His Blood Pressure 83/51. I called doctor. He saud stop BP medicine until it gets back to normal. The urologist called him wants to see him tomorrow re MRI and the growth on the adrenal gland. Tom staying over to take him. Sorry to be loading on you with all this news. I said wouldn't you like to go to Rehab to get help for a few days? NO NO. So I plod on. HUGS,Reed

At 7:00am on March 14, 2012, Shannon said…

Good morning - thank you for the welcome! You asked if I'd used emla cream .. I haven't, although it has been recently suggested to me. It's not so much that it "hurts" - it's just a mind game. (Ok yea it does hurt a bit .. but it's over as soon as it goes in) ;) Thanks again! Hope to "see you around"!

At 6:29am on March 14, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Good Morning,Marie. In the hospital yesterday Russell looked great. Home no energy dragging it is his legs. I hope the physical therapists will help. His Coumadan was 3,6 should be 2.2. In the hospital they musc have been giving him too much. He goes to the PCP this morning to get re-tested. After Tom has to go home as his annual reports are due. My BG 104, How are you doing? Did you get through the night ok? I hope your readings are good,. It sounded like a very pretty ride to your Guild meeting. Give my best to Ed. You both are in my thoughts and prayers. HUGS,Reed



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