• SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2007
    [Sugar] FastTake Part 2
    However, the FastTake meter was calibrated to serum glucose rather than whole blood, so users of meters that were calibrated to whole blood had to make an adjustment in their analysis of blood sugar readings when converting to the FastTake meter. Does anyone have one of these? I used to have one, but when I moved a few years ago, I used that opportunity to throw away a lot of stuff I deemed to be unnecessary junk and clutter.
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: New Dexcom 7 has arrived
    I review new diabetes technology including: blood glucose monitors; continuous glucose monitors; blood sugar meters; diabetes software and living with diabetes. I struggle with my blood sugar, the same as most people with diabetes. Diabetes Technology Blog Tuesday, July 24, 2007 New Dexcom 7 has arrived When I got home last night a surprise was waiting for me. No, not the Harry Potter book -- that was earlier in the weekend.
  • DORKABETIC  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Sugar] Diagnosing Everything.
    He was telling me on the phone he limits his sugar intake most of the time anyway. He takes his tea without sugar these days, as he has for years. He stopped putting sugar in his tea after I was first diagnosed, because I liked iced tea almost as much as he does. I am upbeat on the phone with my dad. He already had enough to worry about, but this summer he's been dealt a triple-blow to his health.
  • DAM DIABETES  |  SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2007
    [Sugar] Argh!! Insurance company!
    I have a service dog named Dixie, who alerts me when my blood sugar is high, low, or dropping. Dam Diabetes Saturday, July 21, 2007 Argh!! Insurance company! I leave on Monday for the BWCA. I am nearly ready. The food pack is almost ready. I have packed all our meals in individual zip lock gallon bags. Each bag includes all the food and condiments needed for the individual meal, as well as a couple paper towels (for clean up) and handi-wipes.
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  SATURDAY, JULY 21, 2007
    [Sugar] Revenge of the SuperBolus
    How can anyone drink alcohol on a regular basis when it screws up the blood sugar so majorly? Yep, its good sugar," I say. Good sugar?" Look at lunch + decide the only thing I want is sugar free punch. Whenever I take a particularly large amount of insulin, it seems that normal bolus ratios don't apply. There are a couple(or more,depending on the dose) of units in there that I have to deduct or bam, after 2 hours I'm low.
  • DORKABETIC  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2007
    [Sugar] Opposite Day!
    So for the past two days, I have enjoyed the incredibly unpleasant sensation of a low blood sugar at least once a day. The only problem is, my blood sugar hasn't been low either of those times. Respectively, they were 176 and 259. Generally, with those numbers, I feel super-tired, super-thirsty, and I'm moderately cranky. Instead, I was feeling shaky and a wee bit lightheaded, not to mention super-hungry. In short, I feel like poo.
  • COUNTRY GIRL DIABETIC  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2007
    [Sugar] A Weird BG Reading & A New Toy!
    I have really been trying to check my blood sugar more often than I used to. I want the records & I want to be more knowledgeable with what I need to do for my overall health. Some days I find it easier than other days. Some days I end up with 10 or more readings. Other days I end up with around 5 or 6. It depends on how busy I get at work, or with whatever I am doing that day. I was trying to
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: FDA Page on Dexcom SEVEN
    I review new diabetes technology including: blood glucose monitors; continuous glucose monitors; blood sugar meters; diabetes software and living with diabetes. I struggle with my blood sugar, the same as most people with diabetes. Diabetes Technology Blog Tuesday, July 17, 2007 FDA Page on Dexcom SEVEN The Food and Drug Administration has published a page with background information about the Dexcom SEVEN approval.
  • DORKABETIC  |  MONDAY, JULY 16, 2007
    [Sugar] "Earn Money From Your Blog!" (or, Eventual Berfday Wishes)
    My blood sugar was 700, I think. Does anybody out there actually use Google AdSense with their blog, and do they find it's worth it? I'm just curious. It looks tempting every time I see that little Sign Up Now button. My pump is buzzing away in my pocket, as if to say, FEEED ME. FEEED ME, Seymour! I am not a fan of the at-work site change, but I woke up a little late this morning, so I didn't have time to do it there. Guess I'll attend to that shortly.
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: Diabetes Attitude
    Diabetics are sweeter Diabetic: Gimme sugar and no one gets hurt! Im not Diabetic, Im sugar-challenged Insulin-powered Diabetic Diabetes, the thinking persons disease (a t-shirt I have) So heres my suggestion. I review new diabetes technology including: blood glucose monitors; continuous glucose monitors; blood sugar meters; diabetes software and living with diabetes. I struggle with my blood sugar, the same as most people with diabetes.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2007
    [Sugar] Summer Holiday
    The evenings will afford me a cocktail (using New Hampshires famed, state-owned discount liquor stores) mixed with Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry juice "drink" (the real stuff is loaded with high-fructose corn syrup, regular fructose, added sugar and other supposedly "healthy" ingredients that schools are now fighting to replace soda machines with.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2007
    [Sugar] Summer Holiday
    The evenings will afford me a cocktail (using New Hampshires famed, state-owned discount liquor stores) mixed with Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry juice "drink" (the real stuff is loaded with high-fructose corn syrup, regular fructose, added sugar and other supposedly "healthy" ingredients that schools are now fighting to replace soda machines with.
  • DAM DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2007
    [Sugar] Getting Ready
    I check my blood sugar every night before we hang our food pack in a tree, just in case I’m low and need to have a quick snack. I have a service dog named Dixie, who alerts me when my blood sugar is high, low, or dropping. Dam Diabetes Thursday, July 12, 2007 Getting Ready I’ve been busy getting ready for my yearly BWCA trip. It is my big vacation. It is the place where I feel the most powerful and grounded.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2007
    [Sugar] Things must be returning to normal.
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. skip to main | skip to sidebar Managing the Sweetness Within Living with type 1 diabetes. Had a great kid after dealing with infertility and a medically intensive pregnancy. Now thinking about the next pregnancy attempt. Whats it like to do all of them right? Its all about managing the sweetness within.
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: Dexcom SEVEN - I've ordered one
    I review new diabetes technology including: blood glucose monitors; continuous glucose monitors; blood sugar meters; diabetes software and living with diabetes. I struggle with my blood sugar, the same as most people with diabetes. Diabetes Technology Blog Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Dexcom SEVEN - Ive ordered one Ive spent a good deal of time over the last week on the phone with the local sales rep from Dexcom.
  • ANNETICS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2007
    [Sugar] My arms are turning into sugar crystals
    How mean for me to put all that sugar in plain sight with no way to get in. Yet again, I somehow failed to deliver the audio bolus for my pump this morning. I swear I pushed the button to confirm the 8 U bolus for my big bowl of oatmeal and a correction for a high. The high BG was, incidentally, caused by an overcorrection of a 4:30-AM 45 mg/dL BG, to which I woke up in a panic, wondering why my Dexcom did not alarm even with a reading of 61.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2007
    [Sugar] I think, therefore I am.
    He doesn't sugar coat anything (no pun intended). going to present some awards. Scott over at Scott's Diabetes Blog has bestowed upon me the "Thinking Blogger Award". Started by ilka yoldas. Don't you just love that name?) Thank you, Scott. I am honored. In turn, I am to award it to 5 bloggers that make me think. I know some of these have already been awarded the honor by someone else, but this is supposed to go to the bloggers who make me think and these guys make me think.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2007
    [Sugar] Proud
    Everything else is just icing on the sugar-free cake. I’ ve been spending a lot of time on tudiabetes lately reading stories of other parents. The parents of kids with type 1 group now has 44 members. While it’s great that the resource is there, it saddens me that these people fit into this group at all. Some parents there have been living this disease through their child for years and then there are some that just learned of their child’s diagnosis less than a month ago.
  • PURPLEHAZE  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2007
    [Sugar] PurpleHaze - Untitled Article
    Then the nurse came back and said to him, "ok honey, let's check your blood sugar". This weekend I went to visit a co-worker who was recovering from knee surgery. He was in the rehab wing of the hospital. We were chatting and looking at cards when a nurse brought his roommate in - a 24 year-old man who'd had a major stroke. I was very uncomfortable with this, representing so much devastation to such a young person.
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: Tom and Ray and my bike ride
    I review new diabetes technology including: blood glucose monitors; continuous glucose monitors; blood sugar meters; diabetes software and living with diabetes. I struggle with my blood sugar, the same as most people with diabetes. Diabetes Technology Blog Sunday, July 08, 2007 Tom and Ray and my bike ride Tom and Ray Magliozzi, those crazy Car Talk guys, were kind enough to send me a photo wishing me good luck in my diabetes bike ride.
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: Handling lows caused by Symlin
    Symlin works by slowing down food processing so that your sugar levels rise more slowly after youve eaten. I finally figured out this tip for fixing low blood sugars that are caused by Symlin. I have been known to try different bottles of sugared coke, maybe they were misslabeled, when my hypos cannot be fixed. Plus, they probably dont have the right type of sugar. And definitely monitor your blood sugars carefully until you get used to it.
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: More about the Dexcom SEVEN
    I review new diabetes technology including: blood glucose monitors; continuous glucose monitors; blood sugar meters; diabetes software and living with diabetes. I struggle with my blood sugar, the same as most people with diabetes. Diabetes Technology Blog Saturday, July 07, 2007 More about the Dexcom SEVEN During this week Ive read more about the new Dexcom SEVEN continuous glucose monitor that was approved back in May.
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: Artificial Pancreas news
    For starters it will never know that Im about to eat cheesecake in half an hour and that is why I want those 5 units right now, even though my blood sugar is normal. Nevermind the fact that youd have to wait for your blood glucose to rise before the sensor told the pump to deliver insulin which would then take at least 20 minutes to act while your blood sugar continued to go up! I struggle with my blood sugar, the same as most people with diabetes.
  • ANNETICS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2007
    [Sugar] IMCDA, the short version
    By the end of the bike, my blood sugar was steady at around 140-150, and the Dexcom was working great. So this is how the short story goes: I woke up race day at 4 AM with high BGs, ate breakfast and got my BG's down somewhat before the race. I thought they were falling but apparently not. I was using my race day basal rate profile, that becomes less and less throughout the day, ending up at 0.05 U/hr.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Vernacular
    Catalina dressing, carrots, etc) - Devil Food -- food that for no reason at all, always shoots your sugar through the roof (why I can't eat popcorn and my wife doesn't eat lots of pizza) - Fatted -- Pizza style effect where the fat absorbed more slowly so high BS occurs hours later -- yes, I know I should get a pump and embrace the fabled "square bolus." - High GPA -- Above 7.0
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Vernacular
    Catalina dressing, carrots, etc) - Devil Food -- food that for no reason at all, always shoots your sugar through the roof (why I can't eat popcorn and my wife doesn't eat lots of pizza) - Fatted -- Pizza style effect where the fat absorbed more slowly so high BS occurs hours later -- yes, I know I should get a pump and embrace the fabled "square bolus." - High GPA -- Above 7.0
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2007
    [Sugar] The Sorenson Project: Roadmap to the Future
    If you have-get sugar in your urine,that can cue you in to get yourself to a doctor + not be ignorant of the situation for the next 20+ years.Maybe a device like this would be worth the $5,000 sticker price to those who ARE at a strong risk for the disease. This article : reminded me of the Scrubs rerun: Fascinating concept,that.
  • DAM DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2007
    [Sugar] A bunch of firsts
    Fortunately it hasnt caused much havoc with my blood sugars. I have a service dog named Dixie, who alerts me when my blood sugar is high, low, or dropping. Dam Diabetes Tuesday, July 3, 2007 A bunch of firsts Dixie and I had a safe journey to and from Atlanta. It was a pretty smooth trip. Dixie did great on her first airplane trip. On the way to Atlanta I sat next to a nice fellow. He was really kind. Helped me get my stuff in the overhead compartment.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2007
    [Sugar] Pumpy the 6th
    And, even though his sugars were a little higher, they didn’t do as bad as they usually do when he has a temp. That was coupled with a sugar of 324. I explained that he was type 1 and that this was wreaking havoc on his sugars. Riley had an endo appointment yesterday. Everything checked out fine. He has gained 2 pounds. His A1C is 7.0. While this is a little higher than last time I’m still pleased with it.
  • ANNETICS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2007
    [Sugar] I did it! (Part 2)
    So here's a brief glossary, in no particular order: BG : blood glucose, or blood sugar. Boluses are generally used for meals and to correct (lower) blood sugar. Insulin causes the blood sugar to leave the blood and go into fat and muscle cells. Was my blood sugar low? Would my blood sugar fall too low? Warning--long, verbose story to follow. Read at your own risk of wasting time!
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2007
    [Sugar] Red, White, and Blue: These Colors Don't Run
    I just want my blood sugars to come back to earth so I can get everything done. -My Noteable Things that happened this week: - I joined TuDiabetes. Finally. I'm probably the only blogger who HASN'T joined, at this point. I'm not much of a social networker but I could get into something like this. I've been high. Really high, 99% of the time. And I don't know why. Infusion set= check, new insulin= check, not sick=check, everything else= check.
  • ANNETICS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2007
    [Sugar] I did it! (Part 1)
    My blood sugar never got low and I confirmed once again that I am in fact diabetic even after 10 hours of continuous exercise. It is now four days after the race and I am finally awake enough to write up my race report. The quick summary is that I survived and finished in 14:42:19, with a swim time of 1:55, bike time of 7:04 and run time of 5:22. The pump worked like a star and the Dexcom even hung on for a good portion of the race. Now for the rest of the story.
  • COUNTRY GIRL DIABETIC  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2007
    [Sugar] The Knoxville Zoo
    My blood sugar on Friday, Saturday A last minute trip was made last weekend. My mother, my baby sister (she's 11), & myself took a trip to Knoxville to the zoo. I hadn't been since I was about 8 and I didn't remember anything about the zoo, other than the gift shop. That would be what an 8 year old would remember. This impromptu trip was a lot of fun, but I was having a few diabetes crazy days.
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2007
    [Sugar] Steel Magnolias- Color me a Reformed PWD
    Happily married people feel the need to stick around for each other, and fellow PWD's understand what said activity does to the blood sugars. I know that that said activity has the potential for overstuffed stomach, extremily high blood sugars, and the instant stamp of Endo dissaproval.(no,I "I'd rather have a little bit of wonderful then a lifetime of nothing special."
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
    [Sugar] Choking back tears
    About three weeks after Riley was diagnosed, he checked his own sugar for the first time. Michael and I have been talking lately about how we need to start getting him back in the habit of checking his sugar himself since he will be checking it once he starts school. He said he was in the kitchen fixing Riley’s breakfast and he told Riley to go get his machine and put it on the couch and he would come in and check his sugar.
  • DAM DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2007
    [Sugar] The summer begins
    I have a service dog named Dixie, who alerts me when my blood sugar is high, low, or dropping. Dam Diabetes Wednesday, June 20, 2007 The summer begins Its been a nice start to the summer. Dixie and I had a couple of days to relax, and then started working at a summer camp for kids with sensory processing problems. Weve been busy commuting back and forth every day for the last seven days. We leave for Atlanta on Sunday and have started to get ready for that trip.
  • ANNETICS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2007
    [Sugar] 8 More Days
    I probably should have taken a little, though, because my blood sugar was a little high (between 160-220) for the rest of the bike ride. My bike is now en route to Coeur d'Alene, thanks to TriBike Transport , a company that drives bikes to various Ironman events around the country. I dropped it off at a local sports shop here after my last long ride before the race next Sunday.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2007
    [Sugar] A Conversation with SmartCells' CEO Todd Zion
    SmartCells basic concept is to encapsulate human insulin nanoparticles in a polymer that would theoretically "detect" a diabetic's glucose levels automatically, and therefore release only the appropriate amounts of insulin at precisely the right time to keep blood sugar levels steady.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2007
    [Sugar] A Conversation with SmartCells' CEO Todd Zion
    SmartCells basic concept is to encapsulate human insulin nanoparticles in a polymer that would theoretically "detect" a diabetic's glucose levels automatically, and therefore release only the appropriate amounts of insulin at precisely the right time to keep blood sugar levels steady.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2007
    [Sugar] The Priorities, They Are A-Changin'
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. skip to main | skip to sidebar Managing the Sweetness Within Living with type 1 diabetes. Had a great kid after dealing with infertility and a medically intensive pregnancy. Now thinking about the next pregnancy attempt. Whats it like to do all of them right? Its all about managing the sweetness within.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2007
    [Sugar] Team Type 1 To Bike Across U.S. Starting Tomorrow
    The only way we can do this is by having good control of our blood sugars. Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Phil Southerland (pictured to the left with his mother, Joanna ) , who in case you didn't know it, bicycled across the U.S. last year to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Team Type 1, founded in 2004, was the dream of two young men with Type 1 diabetes, Phil Southerland (diabetic since 7 months of age) and Joe Eldridge (diabetic since 14 years old).
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2007
    [Sugar] Team Type 1 To Bike Across U.S. Starting Tomorrow
    The only way we can do this is by having good control of our blood sugars. Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Phil Southerland (pictured to the left with his mother, Joanna ) , who in case you didn't know it, bicycled across the U.S. last year to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Team Type 1, founded in 2004, was the dream of two young men with Type 1 diabetes, Phil Southerland (diabetic since 7 months of age) and Joe Eldridge (diabetic since 14 years old).
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2007
    [Sugar] Grass Green: Color My Yard Sale
    If only my blood sugars were as wonderful. yard sale labile blood sugarsThe grass was freshly mowed. The stash of Diet/Regular Mt.Dews stood by the door, throughly chilled and ready for human (and cat? but this isn't mine, adorable photo though) consumption. And the morning 72 mg/dl had been improved upon, by a horribly un-D-friendly Tastycake cupcake. (it it was good,though.)
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007
    [Sugar] The Me (Meme)
    It's a pretty versatile number-bodytemp, blood sugar, room temp wise. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? If I was a celebrity- I'd have to have makeup on, even in jail. How much cash do you have on you? you must be joking. What's a word that rhymes with DOOR? de-jour. As in, some weird French word that I have absolutely no clue what it means. Favorite planet? Mars. I have an ongoing interest in the place my fiance is from.
  • DAM DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2007
    [Sugar] No more pencils, no more books.
    I have a service dog named Dixie, who alerts me when my blood sugar is high, low, or dropping. Dam Diabetes Thursday, June 7, 2007 No more pencils, no more books. We had our first Minnesota OC get together on Sunday. Scott , Amber , Sara , and me. It was fun. We talked and talked about everything. Lows and favorite low foods. Infusion sets and inserters. The finer points of pumps. The carb value of a Burger King chicken tender meal and bread bowls. We laughed. A lot. It was awesome!
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2007
    [Sugar] Sheet White: X Marks the Spot
    I'm so shaky, I'm not convinced my blood sugar has gone up much. Do I feel stupid now, or what- why is it, by the time you get to the ER your blood sugar is normal again.(soon I am tired, so very tired, standing in the Target checkout line. And getting progressevly lower, though I don't believe I'm all that low. Just need a little something to pep me up, get me through checkout, and over to my parent's house for supper. Temp basal is already set on 0.0 for an hour. No Peeps.
  • COUNTRY GIRL DIABETIC  |  MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2007
    [Sugar] Can you eat that?
    Is it the occasional low blood sugar? What is it about diabetes that makes people think we aren't normal? Is it the need to put your health ahead of whatever other insignificant thing might be going on at the moment? Although I haven't had any recent experiences with people thinking I am strange, I have been dealing a whole lot more lately with the "Can you eat that?" thing. It is frustrating.
  • ANNETICS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2007
    [Sugar] 116 miles
    It's not as bad as getting passed by people I just passed while testing my blood sugar on the bike!) This was our last monster weekend, with a 3500 yard swim yesterday morning, followed by a 120-mile bike ride. We started in San Francisco and rode up north into Marin County to the Point Reyes Lighthouse, seen down the stairs in this cell phone camera shot. After riding 58 very hilly miles to get there, I thought I might as well gather some proof that I made it.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2007
    [Sugar] The meeting
    I also stressed that if any of the parents ask, they are not to bring something different for Riley to eat, such as sugar-free candy or sugar-free cake. I didn't explain to her that it usually has about the same amount of carbs as the stuff with sugar. Yesterday, we had a meeting with Riley’s teacher for next year. I just wanted to meet with her and let her know some things about Riley. Basically, I wanted to meet the woman I was going to let care for my child next year.
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2007
    [Sugar] Harsh Pink: Color Me Stupid
    at all) Many of the blood sugars were ok, but when I'd get high, I'd just bolus rather then take the time to check. You live with the consequences of your actions. Always. Especially on holiday weekends) Checked my blood glucose probably 6 times in 3 days(really, really, not like me) ate whenever/wherever everyone else was, took off my pump last night and woke up with a blood glucose of 501(purple ketones for that one) and I would say, wasn't very responsible. (at
  • MEANDERINGS  |  MONDAY, MAY 28, 2007
    [Sugar] Thank You Veterans!
    I spread it out through the whole weekend so hopefully the damage to my blood sugars was minimal. Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has served or is presently serving in the Armed Forces. I'm an Army Brat - and grew up respecting those who protected our country. My thoughts are also with those who have lost family and friends because of war. So, today I spent some time with my dad at the nursing home.
  • THE DIABETIC'S CORNER BOOTH  |  FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2007
    [Sugar] Ah Ha!
    It all makes sense after reading this news story today.CHICAGO — Diabetic children who spent the most time glued to the TV had a tougher time controlling their blood sugar, according to a Norwegian study that illustrates yet another downside of too much television.The findings, based on a study of children with Type 1 diabetes, lend support to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ advice that
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2007
    [Sugar] Week Six Update
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. It reminds me of writing down my blood sugars and eating patterns and carb counts (except I stopped all that diabetic charting awhile back. skip to main | skip to sidebar Managing the Sweetness Within Living with type 1 diabetes. Had a great kid after dealing with infertility and a medically intensive pregnancy. Now thinking about the next pregnancy attempt.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2007
    [Sugar] We're back in business
    Riley’s sugars were surprisingly good. At 12:45 this morning his sugar was in the 300s. His sugars were perfectly fine all through the night. 23: Number of hours Riley went without a pump. 8: Number of shots he got in that time period. 1: Approximate hours of sleep I got last night. 100 bazillion gazillion fafillion: How much money the pump is worth to me. We did well going without the pump for almost a whole day.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2007
    [Sugar] No strings attached
    His overnight sugars were the best they've been in about a week. Riley's sugar was 150 when I checked, not bad considering he'd just eaten breakfast 2 hours before. Yesterday was our typical Sunday. Wake up, go to church, go to Mom's to eat, play a little ball with Riley, head to the beach and watch Riley swim, bath, site change, bed. And, a little basal change in there also because Riley's been running high the last few days.
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007
    [Sugar] The Jamestown Story (Part 2)
    Blood sugar was dropping, so I set a temp basal of 0.0 Part 2-because Sat. was a story unto itself. This is what happened on Sunday. 7:30 AM- After a "Let's-get-DKA-high" breakfast of waffles/syrup, yogurt, 3 glasses of oj(what can I say, I was thirsty) and the subsequent bolusing of 15 U Novolog(not enough), my fiance and I take off for the "Yellow" lot, where we'll catch a bus to Jamestown.
  • DAM DIABETES  |  SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2007
    [Sugar] Doing her job
    I have a service dog named Dixie, who alerts me when my blood sugar is high, low, or dropping. Dam Diabetes Sunday, May 20, 2007 Doing her job 8:28 a.m. A big, black paw hitting my shoulder awakes me. It hits me a few times. I reach out and pet the paw, and close my eyes--trying to get back in my dream. The paw hits again, only this time on my face. I reach out and pet and attempt to coerce the dog to lie down and snuggle. “Come on buddy. I’ll pet you. Lay down.&#
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2007
    [Sugar] Talk me down
    You know, I had many parents tell me in the beginning of this disease that checking sugars and giving insulin would just become second nature. They were right. I wish they weren't. The last few weeks have been a blur of finger pricks, button pushes, and site changes. I test, I bolus, I change sets almost like a robot. I see a 300, I give insulin. I see a 50 and I give fruit snacks. I see a 120 and I smile.
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2007
    [Sugar] 5 Months and Counting
    Two of my coworkers, asked for no sugar ice cream and the supivisor looked around, asked "Anyone else?" Everyone in the department looks at me, waiting for me to announce my request for no sugar ice cream. They get diabetes, and sugar is forever Evil and shots are an excuse to be a bad diabetic, etc. I dreamed last night that my a1c was around 7 (only in my dreams, apparently).
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: Using the KeyNote blood glucose meter
    I review new diabetes technology including: blood glucose monitors; continuous glucose monitors; blood sugar meters; diabetes software and living with diabetes. I struggle with my blood sugar, the same as most people with diabetes. Diabetes Technology Blog Friday, May 18, 2007 Using the KeyNote blood glucose meter Since Amy posted her review of this meter , I thought you might be interested in seeing it in action. So heres a short video of the meter being used to take a reading.
  • MEANDERINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2007
    [Sugar] Tossing & Pizza
    Pizza I really like pizza and wouldn't have known it could do such a job on blood sugars without reading many of the blogs I've become addicted to since my diagnosis 2 years ago. We have been cleaning, shoveling OUT! As an Army Brat who moved many, many times (8 schools, K-12), not much was saved from my or my siblings' lives. There were weight allowances each time we moved and so, mom didn't save much. Regrettably, my husband and I both save too, too much.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2007
    [Sugar] Advertising Health Care Products
    One pet peeve I have is whenever the so-called diabetic patient in test strip commercials or print ads test their blood sugar, they are ALWAYS in the normal range. If someone's blood sugar is always normal, then they aren't diabetic, so why bother showing that in an ad?
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2007
    [Sugar] Advertising Health Care Products
    One pet peeve I have is whenever the so-called diabetic patient in test strip commercials or print ads test their blood sugar, they are ALWAYS in the normal range. If someone's blood sugar is always normal, then they aren't diabetic, so why bother showing that in an ad?
  • DORKABETIC  |  SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2007
    [Sugar] Happy Mothers' Day
    And to my own mom, even though I don't think she'll read this, sorry about all the worry I've ever caused you by eating too much dessert or not writing down enough of my blood sugars. I'm not a mother. Not even close to being a mother.that's years away from now. But I wanted to take a moment today to say Happy Mothers' Day to all the moms of the Diabetes OC. I wish there were d-blogs when I was first diagnosed so my mom could have had more support.
  • COUNTRY GIRL DIABETIC  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2007
    [Sugar] Midnight & 3 AM
    So, I went to bed last night with a wonderful blood sugar reading of 99. I do this because I am usually too out of it to get up and turn on the light to check my blood sugar. I decided this would be the perfect night to do a midnight test and a 3 am test. I set my phone to go off at both of these times, put my glucometer next to my pillow and laid the flashlight next to that. I have found it
  • DAM DIABETES  |  SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2007
    [Sugar] New diagnosis
    Apparently her blood sugar was high. She said no, that the doctor had just told her to keep taking the Metformin, test her blood sugar twice a day, and come back for a follow up appointment in another month. Doesnt that correlate to an average blood sugar of almost 600?! I insisted on seeing an endo, but even he told me I was too worried about nothing (diabetes is "nothing?"), that I shouldnt be testing my blood sugar, and who wouldnt give me *any* medication.
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2007
    [Sugar] A Series of Unfortunate Events
    I knew I'd better get to the phone before I passed out for real so I went to the living room, grabbed my cellphone, called my mom, checked my blood sugar(170- no surprise there) and she called 911 as I wasn't thinking too clearly by then. Wednesday night, 8 pm. Party at my house. All the cool kids were there. My parents. My oldest brother. The rescue squad. The fire department. And various neighbors, trying unsuccessfully NOT to gawk out their windows.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2007
    [Sugar] Hatred
    When Riley’s sugar went from 342 to 36 in an hour and a half today my hatred just bubbled over. I look at how tiny his fingers are when I do a sugar test, and I hate this disease. I see the look of pleading on his face when his sugar is low. Hate is such a strong word. I have never felt as much hatred as I do now. It’s really not in my nature to hate anyone or anything. I might dislike something, but again, hate is a strong word.
  • PURPLEHAZE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2007
    [Sugar] PurpleHaze: Unhappy Today
    After things were cleaned up, he asks how I am and I start crying again, saying my mothers been sick and Im having a hard time dealing with it- and oh, by the way, my sugars have been very high. As such, there is going to be fluctuations and many many variables affecting your blood sugars. PurpleHaze About Me Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Unhappy Today Yesterday I had my AlC appointment, one that Id moved out a few weeks because I knew my numbers had been high.
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: Decoding the Dexcom data format. An update
    I review new diabetes technology including: blood glucose monitors; continuous glucose monitors; blood sugar meters; diabetes software and living with diabetes. I struggle with my blood sugar, the same as most people with diabetes. Diabetes Technology Blog Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Decoding the Dexcom data format. An update Update : (August 19, 2007) Im now using the latest Dexcom, the Dexcom SEVEN.
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2007
    [Sugar] Dreamcatcher
    The brain knows when it needs sugar. Seconds tick, and the latest REM cycle begins, peaks, and dies, in the blink of an eye. It creeps into the dream subtly,stealthily, this overwhelming urge. Not the usual food gorging, because that would signify an impending reaction and the body's subsequent automatic kick-in, pulling one quickly back into the familiar safety of the real world.
  • COUNTRY GIRL DIABETIC  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2007
    [Sugar] Car Accidents.and Blood Sugar Spikes!
    Okay, I just got my car paid off about 7 months ago. It was the best feeling to take that last payment (3 months early!) into the bank and get my title. My car is MINE!!!! I was very much a happy camper. It isn't much, and it isn't the best car in the world, but I own it. And it gets me where I need to go. About a week ago I had new tires put on and the wheels aligned. I also had the oil changed
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: Accuracy of the FreeStyle Navigator
    I review new diabetes technology including: blood glucose monitors; continuous glucose monitors; blood sugar meters; diabetes software and living with diabetes. I struggle with my blood sugar, the same as most people with diabetes. Diabetes Technology Blog Saturday, April 28, 2007 Accuracy of the FreeStyle Navigator The latest issue of Diabetes care has published an article on the accuracy of the FreeStyle Navigator system.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2007
    [Sugar] The never-ending story
    Riley's sugars wouldn't let me. Riley's sugars have been pretty good lately. We can't just take off for a day at the park without first considering what Riley's sugar is and then debate on whether or not to decrease his pump. And, if his sugar is low, well, he gets to consume sugar and sit and watch all the other kids continue to play while he waits for his sugar to come up. I wouldn't log the sugars I did take.
  • DAM DIABETES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007
    [Sugar] Traveling by plane
    I don’t think I would want a monkey pulling at my hand and using sign language to tell me I should test my blood sugar, or screaming at me if I didn’t promptly treat a low. I have a service dog named Dixie, who alerts me when my blood sugar is high, low, or dropping. Dam Diabetes Wednesday, April 25, 2007 Traveling by plane I just found out that I was approved to attend a technology workshop in June that is in Georgia. I was thrilled that I was selected.
  • THE D-LOG CABIN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2007
    [Sugar] Pumpversary '07
    At 6:30 AM, my plumbing system backs up into the shower so I clean up that mess, notify the landlady, call in a personal day + check my blood sugar again(now 265 mg/dl.) Check blood sugar, as I want to know precisely what 2 shots of the big N has done to it. Post appointment blood sugar- 85. Blessed with a gorgous run of 100-130 blood sugars for the rest of the evening.
  • DORKABETIC  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2007
    [Sugar] From the local headlines here in Wilmington.
    Thankfully my adhesive didn't seem nearly as stuck as Kerri's did, and my set and my blood sugar are still hanging in there. I wanted to share this story that was front-page of the Delaware News Journal today. Sometimes a disclosure of your diabetes, even to the youngest of your family members, is all it can take to save your life. Note: to view the story they might ask you for a zip code and a birthdate or something.but I assure you, you won't need to actually register.)
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2007
    [Sugar] A day in the life.
  • DANIEL DOO  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2007
    [Sugar] Update On The Lunch Line
    The first issue was his food choices, such as when he chooses fruits they worry that it is too much natural sugar. RECAP:So if you remember, we were having an issue with the school over the food that Daniel eats at lunch time. The second issue was the amount he chooses. Sometimes he chooses more food than they think he should. This caused them to take food away from him. So they wanted me to
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2007
    [Sugar] Update
    His sugar was still running high last night. He had his lowest sugar of the last few days at 5 o’ clock this morning. I’ll still be getting up a couple of times to test sugars, but I don’t have to check a temp and wake him up to take medicine, and lie there and worry that ketones are invading his little body. Riley is doing better now. He only had to take Ibuprofen twice yesterday for his temperature. Once at 7 AM and then again at 8:30 last night.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007
    [Sugar] Birth Day
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. So fast, that I felt like perhaps I was having a low blood sugar during the section, but Id brought my meter into the operating room, had Mr. L. skip to main | skip to sidebar Managing the Sweetness Within Living with type 1 diabetes. Had a great kid after dealing with infertility and a medically intensive pregnancy. Now thinking about the next pregnancy attempt.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2007
    [Sugar] Sick and Tired
    His sugars had run pretty good all day, about like usual. All they found in his urine was sugar. A virus is what started the whole sugar fiasco in the first place. His sugars hovered in the 220-230 range yesterday, even though I kept correcting them. His sugars stayed in the low to mid 200s and his temp this morning was 101.4. Riley was unusually cranky all day Tuesday. But, he’s four. He’s allowed to have a bad day.
  • COUNTRY GIRL DIABETIC  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2007
    [Sugar] Just another day in paradise
    I checked my blood sugar and bolused, ate breakfast & headed to work. This helps me remember to keep an eye on my post food sugar levels. Yesterday was my day to change my infusion set. I got up, got ready, & took my pump off. The change was no different than normal. I always set my pump to go off 2 hours after I bolus. When my pump went off that morning, I had been swamped all day and was
  • YOUR DIABETES BFF  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2007
    [Sugar] Hang this!
    But, I guess it is the price I will pay to have better blood sugars. Ok Day 2 of the CGM, and it has already gotten on my nerves. Lets start with this morning. The time was 6:50 am after about 15 hits on the snooze. Finally I decided to get my lazy arse outta bed. I went down to the bathroom to do my daily ritual of bathing to get that fresh and clean feeling that lasts all day, when I realized, DAMMITTT… I forgot the stupid bag to put the CGM in to keep it nice and dry.
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2007
    [Sugar] How do I know if my child has diabetes?
    First, the signs and symptoms of Type I diabetes: 1) Increased thirst : When someone has Type 1 diabetes excess sugar builds up in their blood stream. The high level of sugar in the blood pulls water from the body’s tissue, which makes them thirsty. Insulin is the hormone that causes sugar or glucose to enter cells. 5) Blurred vision : A high level of sugar in the blood pulls fluid from all of the body’s tissues, including the lenses of the eyes.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2007
    [Sugar] Pets and Diabetic Owners
    These organizations are as follows: Heaven Scent Paws An organization that provides trained diabetic alert dogs, or provides instruction on dog training so that the dog is able to detect & alert their diabetic partners and support team (parents, spouse, friend, etc) to both low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) & high blood sugar (hyperglycemia).
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2007
    [Sugar] Pets and Diabetic Owners
    These organizations are as follows: Heaven Scent Paws An organization that provides trained diabetic alert dogs, or provides instruction on dog training so that the dog is able to detect & alert their diabetic partners and support team (parents, spouse, friend, etc) to both low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) & high blood sugar (hyperglycemia).
  • COUNTRY GIRL DIABETIC  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007
    [Sugar] Frustrations and high glucose levels
    I got up this morning with a blood sugar of 159. Okay, today has been another sucky diabetes day. Did a correction bolus, changed my pump (it had been 3 days), ate breakfast and bolused for that, and went to work. Two hours later I am 169. Didn't correct for this as there was active insulin still in my system. But at lunch, it was 197. Frustrated, I got my food and boulsed for the food and the
  • DAM DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007
    [Sugar] Questions
    EMRD) As I’ve written before, she alerts me when my blood sugar is high, low, or dropping. I am able to keep my blood sugars in a reasonable range without worrying about running higher to avoid lows. I have a service dog named Dixie, who alerts me when my blood sugar is high, low, or dropping. Dam Diabetes Thursday, April 12, 2007 Questions I got a recent email from someone interested in knowing more about Dixie and her training.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007
    [Sugar] Welcome to the World, Baby L!
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. His post-pregnancy blood sugars, an indication of Moms blood sugars, were in the 60s that day. Mom was thrilled that his blood sugars were normal. Moms blood sugars were in the 80s and 90s throughout the procedure, and she felt relatively good after having a c-section. skip to main | skip to sidebar Managing the Sweetness Within Living with type 1 diabetes.
  • DORKABETIC  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007
    [Sugar] Rainy Thoughts for a Rainy Day
    Sometimes I only test my blood sugar twice a day. Sometimes we all eat candy, overdose on carbs, puzzle over sudden blood sugar fluctuations. (And believe me, plenty of rain here in Delaware. Flash floods all over the place!) In my job, I am often asked how I ended up here. That can mean a lot of different things, such as how did I end up in Delaware even though I was born in Pennsylvania and didn’t go to school here?
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2007
    [Sugar] Because I have a four year old
    I have a four year old that gets very cranky because he feels like crap when his sugar is high. When Katie Couric told me about a “possible new treatment for Type 1 diabetes”, I sat on the edge of my couch wide-eyed with my hand over my mouth. I was in shock. Could this be it? Could this be the cure? But, now, a few days later, I’m just cautiously optimistic. I’ve read blog posts covering this. I’ve read some that seemed hopeful and some that seemed very doubtful.
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: Dexcom STS Software review
    I review new diabetes technology including: blood glucose monitors; continuous glucose monitors; blood sugar meters; diabetes software and living with diabetes. I struggle with my blood sugar, the same as most people with diabetes. Diabetes Technology Blog Tuesday, April 10, 2007 Dexcom STS Software review Warning for those of you who are faint-hearted. This is not good software.
  • MEANDERINGS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007
    [Sugar] Water, water.
    My office celebrated my birthday today with Jell-O Sugar Free Pudding and Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches. While sitting with coffee this morning, before 7 am, I heard water. We thought it was the water system doing its thing but M went to check anyway. Well, no and yes, the water system was doing its thing but the water wasn't going in the drain, it was bouncing all over our utility room. Games are soaked, boxes are soaked, you get the idea.
  • MANAGING THE SWEETNESS WITHIN  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2007
    [Sugar] Erev C-Section
    I’m keeping my blood sugars tight for this? Blood sugars and food intake and insulin, oh my. skip to main | skip to sidebar Managing the Sweetness Within Living with type 1 diabetes. Had a great kid after dealing with infertility and a medically intensive pregnancy. Now thinking about the next pregnancy attempt. Whats it like to do all of them right? Its all about managing the sweetness within.
  • DIABETES TECHNOLOGY BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2007
    [Sugar] Diabetes Technology Blog: Dexcom shower covers
    Sometimes when my blood sugar gets low I get very uncooperative. I review new diabetes technology including: blood glucose monitors; continuous glucose monitors; blood sugar meters; diabetes software and living with diabetes. I struggle with my blood sugar, the same as most people with diabetes.
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2007
    [Sugar] Easter Basket Case: Equal Sues Splenda
    Essentially, Merisant is suing J&J claiming that the claim that "it tastes like sugar because its made from sugar" implies that Splenda is natural, when, in fact, Splenda is no more natural than Equal from a purely scientific standpoint. Splenda entered the market in 2000, touted as a breakthrough because the process used to make it includes sugar. Ads for Splenda carried the line "Made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar" followed by "But it's not sugar."
  • SCOTT'S WEB LOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2007
    [Sugar] Easter Basket Case: Equal Sues Splenda
    Essentially, Merisant is suing J&J claiming that the claim that "it tastes like sugar because its made from sugar" implies that Splenda is natural, when, in fact, Splenda is no more natural than Equal from a purely scientific standpoint. Splenda entered the market in 2000, touted as a breakthrough because the process used to make it includes sugar. Ads for Splenda carried the line "Made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar" followed by "But it's not sugar."
  • MY SON HAS DIABETES  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2007
    [Sugar] Bullets and an interview
    Riley's sugars have continued to be good. I got a neat chart from Kevin (yes, his name is Kevin, not Scott) It's an Excel program where I log Riley's sugars and it has this neat little chart and everything, but I can't figure out how to post it. He doesn't sugar coat anything. First, I want to share a few things with you and then I will get to my interview from George. And, by good, I mean he's had some highs and only a couple of lows, and, neither lasted too long.
  • DAM DIABETES  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2007
    [Sugar] New Deltec
    Blood sugar = 78. I have a service dog named Dixie, who alerts me when my blood sugar is high, low, or dropping. Dam Diabetes Friday, April 6, 2007 New Deltec I got my upgraded, complimentary Deltec pump with new features. I have it up and running and have dabbled into some of the features that my old Deltec didn’t have. hypo manager, disconnect feature, etc.) I like it.
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