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FreeStyle CoPilot® Health Management System availability

Hi,   I am using a Freestyle Freedom monitor which I plan to use at its full capability. I this regard, I need to use the associated software otherwise named "CoPilot® Health Management System". However, it appears that this piece of software can not be downloaded here in Canada. The downloading site https://www.abbottdiabetescare.com/adc_dotcom/showCoPilotDownloadForm.do doesn't have the "canada" option in its registration form. I have to mention that I have the necessary USB cable used for downloading the information from the monitor to the PC. Does anybody know how to address this apparent issue? Sincerely

rebus

rebus

 

Diabetes; The Blessings Behind The Challenge

I always say that becoming a Diabetic has been one of my greatest blessings.   Shocked?   Well you need to learn the before and after in order to understand that statement.   Before I became a Diabetic I thought of myself as a “health nut”. I was extremely active, ate a lot of greens and stayed away from high fructose corn syrup.   But   I was the stereotypical dancer who walked around with poor body image and did whatever it took to become and stay skinny.   I binged regularly and then took laxatives to get rid of the food. I exercised on top of the hours of dancing I did and feared every morsel of food I ate.   Then Diabetes happened.   I all of a sudden became aware of my detrimental behavior. Food became the focus of my life and fixing myself was my priority.   I knew bingeing was out of the question, but most importantly I began to take a closer look at my relationship with food. I realized how unhealthy I was living and knew I had make a huge transformation.   This is when my search for a cure began. I went on a rampage search to rid Diabetes from my body. What followed was profound and miraculous.   With each expert and healer I worked with, I learned another aspect of nutrition, food as well as a deeper understanding of myself.   I began to realize I viewed food as my enemy and felt broken each time I ate. I walked around with intense feelings of inadequacy, which is what led to my bingeing.   Once I discovered my inner deamons, I was able to heal them and the bingeing completely stopped. It was replaced with conscious eating habits, an awareness of how the food affects me and a purpose to what I ate and how.   Once I did that my sugars became normal and my weight slid off my body effortlessly.   It started with my mindset. I needed to shift my views of food from my enemy to my healing energy. I needed to shift my view of myself from broken to beautiful and perfect.   when I changed how I looked at things, my whole life began to change. It brought about different behavior,which in turn brought about a different result.   The main thing to remember is understanding why you do what you do. When you understand this, you can begin to choose a different behavior if the first one does not serve you.   Become conscious of your actions and the reasons behind them. Decide if they are serving your life right now and if they don’t then create a new action step. Don’t simply get rid of the negative pattern. You need to replace it with a positive one.   “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Wanye Dyer. I would love your thoughts on my post and website. As a diabetic is what I'm offering helpful? check out. Free Videos on effective ways for Diabetic to lose weight

Eadler

Eadler

 

To Emily84

I was unable to respond to Emily84 "What Next" so am composing a new blog. Anyway, that is great that you want to live, and feel good I wonder what was going on and how you were coping last month when you were doing better? In my mind, staying off the @$@! scale is one key thing- those numbers have way too much power. Were you on a meal plan that would help you maintain a healthy weight? (Also wondering if you also have binging or restricting as part of your problem) Were you more active with work, school. friends? I still wonder if seeing a therapist or nutritionist would help? Could you enlist some concrete help from family? Just some ideas...I really want to support you if I can. I don't want to list my email here, but if there is a way I can get it to you without doing that, I would be happy to do that. I hope you are doing well today. ps a good self-help site for eating disorders is: http://www.somethingfishy.org

LCee

LCee

 

The unmanned

The unmanned Several weeks ago, north face denali Google CEO Eric schmidt was rare in a speech about network - car. Nowadays, Google and automobile really happened. In the official Google blog, 9 company announced that are developing automatic driving a car to prevent traffic accidents and reduce carbon emissions. This technology has been conducted in the road test drive cars, but Google listed at least need eight years of time.Schmidt was in San Francisco, the meeting said: "the invention of the automobile time to precede computer. We should make cars driving, this will be more meaningful.But according to the New York times reported 9, denali jacket Google has long been developed in secret car drive project. This company in his blog officially announced that it has developed car driving technology, automatic and in California highway test, this technology in computer or lab instead. Google engineers north face kids grande seba steen, interpretation, said: "with well-trained operators in the circumstances, we have to drive a car from the mountain city headquarters office, then open before monica again on Hollywood boulevard. This automatic driving along the street was running through the golden gate bridge, then along the Pacific coast highway driving, and even driving around lake tahoe. In short, we be driving the car so far has 14 million miles of mileage, christian laboutin we think this is the first step of robot research."It is reported, current 750 driverless car without manual intervention was driving under the circumstance of automatic Google and 1,000 miles (14 million miles... car trip mileage includes occasional someone driving control section), these include Toyota Prius improved edition, in addition to an audi TT.The use of video camera be driving a car, radar, laser range finder sensor and to understand the surrounding Google in traffic, and their own map navigation. All through the Google data center, data centers around the car can collect information related to the terrain.A car accident happened only Google said, louboutin boots in order to promote drive cars, this company has hired project from "American defense advanced research projects agency (DARPA)" challenge Challenges of some of the best engineers, the challenge is the U.S. government organization of a series of automatic driving competition, these engineers to help Google with crucial gram difficult. Chris urmson is to win the 2007 of Carnegie Mellon university city challenge technical team principals, christian louboutin boots mike Montgomery mei ROM is to win the big challenge in 2005 at Stanford university team software. In addition, the team and Anthony lai million, in his great challenge of developing the DARPA global first automated driving motor, he still had a Toyota prius be modified, so the unmanned cases sent pizza.Google said its drive car project concerns the primary problem of course is safety. Google has been equipped with automatic driving cars, mbt shoes these trained operators will always follow the operator, responsible for monitoring software operating conditions. In all, before the test driver, Google will send driving cars and understanding, then these roads, road markers and traffic signs, etc, thus adding control software to help on-board software grasps surroundings and special place.From the present situation of the test drive cars, Google effect is obvious. To date only happen once accident, but are other rear-end collision. Google said that, at present, the relevant channel die each year the number of road accidents has reached 120 million. Google said, by means of technology to the data will be cut in half. They have to notify the relevant to the local police.CJJ

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The game industry

The game industry Industry calcium chloride executives and analysts said, Zynga attention Crowdstar and other famous game developers, Google is not only to the development of social network as the enterprise, including the news corporation, viacom company seeking new revenue growth media magnate.Network game has been maintained double-digit growth in June, has become the second-largest online activities. This makes more hope in Internet companies started to pay attention to a maximum of several social game manufacturers, one of the most frequently mentioned is Crowdstar and Kabam.Risk Venture investment company ZhangTianMin partneryou Norwest director, cyanamide said: "in fact, every potential buyers are with all social game manufacturer contact." The company has the world's third-largest social investment Playdom game manufacturers.Industry executives said Microsoft could purchase a social game company, in order to strengthen can access the Internet psu on Xbox mainframe platform, And they also may Asia enterprise for America's market share. But social EDB game for a single manufacturer also hopes to reduce dependence on platform. This year, to strengthen the restriction, privacy Facebook users to increase the difficulty of the game result publicly.This may make Playdom acquisition of companies to become more easily. With more than before, Disney group 5.63 billion dollars a Playdom. Last November, EA bought, is expected to Playfish game manufacturer social deal worth $4 billion dollars.Google foray into social game field is many people expected. Microsoft and yahoo and other Internet as Google, the leading enterprises are to establish a social networks, but couldn't find a good point. And a popular social game can put millions of users of the Internet has been built into a community. This will be the first step toward social network.Now, lambda cyhalothrin about 30% of the Facebook users in playing the happy farm "and" the gang war like casual games. These games and video games, the traditional and Internet to other players.These games in a year of creating a "virtual" market value of $16 billion next year, will rise to $21 million. "Virtual" refers to the game of commodities or services sold, such as players can spend 20 dollars LAS at the time of purchase farm, or a tractor with 224 dollars to buy the gang wars 1,000 experience. Market MBT research company Nielsen data display, June, in the United States most like online activities, network game has transcended E-mail, ranked second.Other analysts said the media companies are also seeking acquisitions in mining firms, social game, and a new audience DVD and advertising traditional offset slowing income.Market research institutions, ThinkEquity analysts, Attul (Bagga), said the media companies have seen the creation of TV or movies and content of social game implants.methamidophos Venture investment institutions, Canaan partneryou partner salmon (Maha Ibrahim Ibrahim) said: "unquestioningly rely on advertising and media company suffered a heavy blow. Therefore, to rely on virtual goods and ordering profit model transformation extremely attractive."However, some analysts thought, with the largest manufacturer of a few social games were first acquisitions, next only to have a smaller transaction. Analysts predict Zynga purchase price in 30 million to 50 million dollars, it frustrating. Investors are waiting for its initial public offerings (ipos), but it still needs time. RockYou! And 6waves manufacturers also received attention.Crowdstar Zynga after the users with the latter, but the gap is great. CJJ

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Focus on south China sea

Focus on south China sea We'll see Blue Box from Vietnam FengGuang defense minister QingDa will invite, China state councilor and defense minister, LiangGuangLie delegation will be in this month 10-13 at the first meeting, prevent long expansion of asean is "10 + 8" meeting, in LiangGuangLie will visit, and the U.S. defense secretary Robert gates. China's defense at 6 for asean meeting, positive attitude.Commentator: Fahrenheit for the first 10 + 8 ", "China's defense ministry says, holds that a positive attitude to this region, peace, stability, and prosperity, and because of the relevant countries and national defense, the south China sea issue small-and-middle long again into focus, China's defense officials believe in this occasion, they saw a smooth discussion, but also not proper south prepared.GuanYouFei general affairs department: vice director of office in recently, many multilateral mechanisms among places some incorrect speech, China is doing a response, this time "10 + 8" anti long, enlarged meeting agenda is not an issue, such as the south sea multilateral mechanism of such a discussion is not appropriate, the problems in this conference have similar, if some of the south China sea issue, China will hold your position to respond actively. Interpretation: sac besace en cuir in LiangGuangLie tickets will be in defense of China, national defense policy and regional security claims, have certain bilateral meeting, including Australia, South Korea, Indonesia and Laos, the biggest concern is met on defense, and long gates to maintain that the Chinese military communication is an important respect each other's core interests.We require us respect China's core interests, sac à main mode properly deal with some difficult problems, also attaches great importance to developing and the appointment of regret, this is very short, but we think.Reporter: LiangGuangLie will also visit to Vietnam, on the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations in coincided, bilateral friendly with us in Vietnam, before the intimate behavior sparked many comments. China hopes that this visit to continue enhancing mutual trust, avoid misjudgment and promote cooperation. Resultados fotos. magasin sac a main - in the fields of china-u.s. Relations, military relations is the most fragile, is now one of the lowest level of communication field, the situation has improved, have, because in the last month of prime minister wen jiabao of my New York has confirmed the U.S. defense secretary Robert gates will visit China.At times, namely before, in recent days, because this is in Chinese defense minister LiangGuangLie generals to Hanoi to "10 + 8" of long meeting, U.S. defense secretary Robert gates will attend this meeting, so both parties have arranged, sac à main bandoulière is LiangGuangLie and gates will hold a meeting.This session of Hanoi to hold the u.s.-china talks, and defense minister very interesting, because when we cannot forget, 30 years ago, in the Vietnam war, under the support in China, Vietnam, but now beat America's case is different. political economy is not the same as the talks."10 + 8" focus on the discussion of the national military commanders and cooperation, the south China sea issue is inevitable, sac à main noir so China is ready to safeguard China's national core interests, to express his position, also can communicate with all parties, can communicate with us, also can communicate with Vietnam, also can with some other asean's defense minister, but I want to Vietnam as host, it is quite delicate attitude, on the one hand, we see Vietnam's foreign and defense ministers to invite a Chinese defense minister to visit. On the other hand, the deputy secretary of defense Vietnam recently visited China in Vietnam, said matter-of-factly, never and American alliance. CJJ

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Currency war against

Currency war against Chinese premier nike air rift wen jiabao 6 in Brussels with European council chairman FanLongPei, President of the European commission jointly hosted jose Manuel barroso 13th central leaders. Wen jiabao said, international financial crisis caused by the development of central respectively, and also a severe test &sino-european relations. air shox China actively, attaches great importance to strengthen the coordination and cooperation with the European Union. The most difficult in the world economy, central issued a joint statement, expressed in the firm, ShiJian grams. China embodies in action for the eu's support and confidence. A strong and stable on China for the world, favorable.Wen Suggestions, under the new situation, puma shoes shop central leaders as both the highest-level political dialogue mechanism, will play a better role, overall strategic leading central in different fields and different levels of dialogue and cooperation, promote the overall relationship with China central bilateral relations with the eu member states, promoting coordinated development to solve admitted that China's market economy status, and lifted arms embargo, puma sneakers store two problems to ban china-eu relationship to unblock the further development. Wen jiabao said, puma speedy cat China is willing to eu and joint efforts, promote bilateral trade relations balance, sustainable development, and further improve the investment environment, to strengthen the finance cooperation, deepen cooperation, expand the high-tech, promote cultural exchanges of international financial system reform in progress, climate change, energy security and properly solve issues remain communication and coordination.Wen jiabao, the world all responsible nation, alexander wang boots 2010 don't play trade and currency. Eu hope in renminbi exchange rate remain objective and impartial view and play a positive role.Eu highly China in response to a global economic crisis, the important contributions for China to overcome the crisis of European countries in Europe, says both sides share extensive common interests, and the development of its relationship with China's foreign policy priorities, hoping to meet both leaders of such mechanism, strengthen strategic planning between dialogue and personnel, alexander wang boots on sale and promote mutual understanding, better solve both problems in relation to the cooperation of both sides, more productive. Eu trade and currency war against various forms of protectionism, further expand the economic and trade cooperation and mutual investment, strengthen and China in the international affairs jointly with communication and coordination, international financial crisis, climate change, alexander wang boots sale global challenges, to promote g20 summit actual achievements obtained in Seoul. The Chinese embassy in the second "in" the minister ZouMaHuanJiang 5 competent bilateral relations, etc, the minister of public diplomacy XieFeng transferred Chinese foreign ministry MeiDaSi priests, alexander wang for sale his successor is the Chinese embassy in Kenya DengHongBo ambassador. Thus, the Chinese embassy in the leadership has been completed, the personnel changes in the new "triangle" (ambassador and two minister) has full term.China's ambassador to the couple 5 zhang yesui have also held separate talks held a reception XieFeng farewell, late arrival, welcome to newly DengHongBo. He made two new, husband of all. According to the knowledge, XieFeng back will be transferred MeiDaSi priests, Chinese foreign ministry of beauty is the key work still charge.DengHongBo after China's ambassador to the United Nations environment program resident and Kenya, un-habitat representative, he was in 1999 to 2005 in the Chinese embassy in the work, as China's foreign ministry MeiDaSi vice secretary, has the rich experience of beauty. CJJ

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Hainan rainstorm

Hainan rainstorm This National air max bw Day holiday, 49 years in hainan province, the strongest attacks more rain water, inner city appear such serious situation. According to the latest situation of hainan province PRC quoted SanFangBan preliminary statistics, by 7 at noon, province, city 16 townships 166 victims submerged or trapped, the crops 94.3 thousand hectares, the affected population transfer of 164.8 million, $21.3 million people, death, air max classic 1 and 3 missing were more than 580 houses, direct losses has reached emergency 1.13 billion yuan.According to the national natural disaster relief, national emergency preplans for mitigation committee, the ministry of civil affairs on October 7, 8:45 national level in hainan disaster relief start working, and emergency response to the disaster areas to help develop dispatched relief work.After the disaster, air shoes hainan provincial party committee, the flood-fighting disaster relief work deployment of emergency and disaster mitigation in provincial civil administration office emergency response to start level, working, and sent to the disaster area emergency relief camps and uncertain 50 top 20 million yuan of clothes, value, candles and convenient food to help victims of the basic life difficult to solve. 6, 8 night, nike bw hainan province held flood relief teleconference on the flood control and disaster relief work, then deployment. Hainan TingJu principal and all related to sanya city, such director qionghai report at the meeting.Furthermore hainan province, said lee deputy commissioner of highway, nike requin eastern and western badly damaged 2 highway damage, 2 road, 8 of provincial roads, county were damaged 26. Currently, the western highway to repair the north channel of hainan island. 6 pier railway passenger evacuation of basic later.requin nike QiongHaiShi leadership, said JiaJiZhen, boao town, tan door town is still serious flood emergency situation. The mayor says, sanya yong sanya economic loss of 1 billion yuan.National Day golden week and hainan have many tourists. Hainan provincial governor assistant, LvYouWei LiuZhiYuan director said that at present, visitors to transfer the basic evacuated in wuzhishan mountain BaWangLing, requin tn etc.Hainan water hall, the reserves of 1079 reservoirs added the rain, the capacity of 79% water-holding capacity, 214 reservoirs, 4 reservoir flood risks. Hainan LuoBaoMing tn requin governor at the request of the functional departments and county leadership must take the lead in the first arrived at the scene, security personnel safety first. Recently, to reinforce the traffic trunk lines of repair, set up the villagers live, flooded villages, ensure production power operation, timely report the meteorological information, BuMiao guarantee winter melon dish drainage. LuoBaoMing emphasizes on the reservoir, recently to make a thorough census, the condition for strengthening, prevent hidden base, reservoir burst.According to not complete count, hainan province stranded village has over 700. air rift According to SanFangBan hainan province, the relevant responsible part, rain too centralized county, DingAn magna bloc, qionghai, haikou city, etc, and part of the village submerged condition is very serious, QiongHaiShi six hours of 400 mm, urban rainfall flooded almost entirely.It introduces the continuous rain, hainan NaDuJiang, WanQuanHe, LingShui river rivers appear super cordon water, local government and relevant departments according to the danger of emergency will live in low-lying areas along the river, the masses of safety. Part of the reservoir flood limit water level to the flood has started, the department has been sent to domestic reservoir take 24-hour all-weather monitoring. At present, hainan province of has more than 52 billion cubic meters. CJJ

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Lantus switch

Along with switching to a new regular insulin, now I have switched to using Lantus twice a day instead of once. I am using around 12 units before bed and 12 in the morning. This morning I had a 109, the day before it was 101, the day before that fasting blood sugar was 122. That is a lot better than I was doing. I was waking up around 150 or more a few weeks ago. I worked out hard yesterday with the weights. I was a little afraid I would drop too low and not be able to test since I realized when I got to the gym that I had only one test strip left. Maybe I shouldn't be that paranoid, but I have been taking my meter in with me to the gym just in case and checking before and after I work out. It seems I can drop as much as 80 points due to exercise. It also seems to help me stay more even throughout the day. Plan on going back to gym today to work out with elliptical machine.   JS

jsimms435

jsimms435

 

what next?

In response to previous comments - no i do not want to die. No i do not want to live with complications. No i do not want to put my family and friends through this too.   I want to feel well and be healthy. I do not want to fight every day in the effort to survive. I want to live, be healthy, be able to be the happy go lucky person i i know i can be.   I do not even know how i ended up in this mess. I was doing really well for nearly a month. Taking everything as i was told by the hospital when they told me, testing my sugars. Fighting back at what i felt like i could beat this nightmare.   I saw the diabetes nurse this morning, who decided the metformin wasnt working for me. She has refered me to a counsellor, eatting disorders consultant and clinical a psychologist. She doesnt think im coping as well as i thought i had been. So my failure has been oticed and being passed onto someone new, again. Meanwhile my sugars are still high (not as high as to warrant the hba1c test previously, but high enough im still loosing weight. Another 2.5kilos off in approx 12days.   I do apologise to those who it appears i offended. I needed an outlet of some kind to give the thoughts a way to escape. But i now know this wasnt the way to do this.   If you are struggling with diabulimia, bulimia or diabetes alone, please talk to someone and not keep it too yourself thinking you can do this alone. I cant and im failing at keeping a grip on stuff. Please dont suffer alone. Talk to somebody.   In response to - LCee - im getting help. I have been more honest with everybody in the last month than i have ever been. I want to get healthy. I dont even want to loose anymore weight. I honestly dont. Yeah there are bits im always gonna have issues with but i dont want to be a size zero looypop head. I just dont want to balloon up to how i was before. I cant go back to being the piggy in the middle sister, the one that people use as a coat or handbag holder in public. I just want to be able to feel good about myself. Im terrified that things are only going to fall apart more than they are. Im terrified of hurting or leaving behind my loved ones. It scares me so much that i dont know what to do anymore. I didnt even realise last week until the day after that i had skipped my doses. But when i did, it was like somebody else took over, a day wouldnt hurt would it? I know it can and will kill me unless i get a grip on this and stop it. I was doing so well before.   My family are so worried i feel guilty for having told them, but i couldnt not tell them in the end. Mum came to the hospital with me before and was shocked at how bad it had been, how much i had lied to cover up what i was doing. I have the most amazing boyfriend, also a type one diabetic. Who has been reading this i now know. I was talking to him the other night about things, but i can see in his eyes he cant understand it either. He is fantastic, has control and knows what he is doing. But he has never been huge, or even fat. He hasnt had old men ask if i want a hand with the shopping as i shouldnt be carrying that much in my 'condition'. Meaning pregnant. I have probably done too much damage to even consider kids now, who knows. But when they give up a seat on the bus for you because you have a round tummy... when the truth was i was just fat.   JanB - I do NOT want to die. I need to beat this but being told i should be in a mental hospital... i feel wonderful now, thank you.   I have never been a friend to myself, we have never really gotten on for various reason. I have talked my friend out of suicide and lost a very dear friend to it. So i guess that makes the question of "what would you tell your best friend if she was trying to kill herself?" kind of redundat beyond 'dont - think of those you'll leave behind in misery' a little redundant. I dont want to go anywhere. I WANT to beat his. I just dont know how. Yes my heads rather scrambled today but i hope this all makes sense.   I am testing i am taking the doses as told. I am taking the happy pills. I am avoiding scales where possible to try and counter the obsession with numbers. I am getting help (awaiting appointments from todays results)   I am going to not publish this blog anymore. I dont want to upset people and i dont want people freaking out. To anyone who has read this and especially if you know me, I am Sorry for putting you in the position of knowing about all of this but i want to beat this and get better. Just know that i love those close to me with all my heart, please do not take any balme on yourselves. I couldnt handle that x   I will beat this x

Emily84

Emily84

 

I survived the cruise!

My cruise to Bermuda ended up being a cruise to Florida and Nassau due to Hurrican Earl, but it was all good. I got to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (highly recommended) and do the conga line of shots at Senor Frogs in Nassau (oh how I wish we had video of that) ;-) along with a yard of margaritas one afternoon.   As for the food, yes, I did enjoy all the bacon I wanted at the breakfast buffet (I was in piggy heaven) and the occasional small chocolate croissant. did my share of imbibing some alcohol but did not overdo it either. I came home just 2 pounds heavier which considering all the yummy food available .. well not too bad really. My blood sugars were pretty much in control except for the night we did some pasta, but took care of that with a few laps around the deck. I think I managed to enjoy the vacation without overdoing the sugary desserts and breads (my weakness) that were around 24/7.   The 2 pounds are gone now (along with a bit more) and I am back to my "new" lifestyle eating habits. My advice for a cruise, go out and enjoy it, don't go hog wild (especially on chocolate buffet night) but don't deny yourself either - I got dessert, had a couple of bites to satisfy my curiosity and gave the rest to my non-diabetic husband ;-)

Brucelegs

Brucelegs

 

Hi

This is my first blog on this forum. For the last two weeks or so, I have really been trying harder to get my numbers under better control. I think once I admitted to myself that I am scared to death of going too low, I was able to deal with that fear. I've seen my son, who has Type 1, pass out once and come close to passing out two other times. It makes me afraid that it would happen to me, especially if I was the only adult home at the time.   But, to back up for a second, I have been diagnosed with diabetes Type 2 since September 2001. I am now 43 years old. At first, I was just doing metformin and diet and exercise and that lasted about 6 months. For the last two years or so I have been on insulin. I use Lantus and Humalog and that has recently switched around some also due to my now exercising. We joined the YMCA about a week ago and I have gone about 4 times this last week. I have had more energy this week, but energy has been a problem for years. My last A1C was a 9.8 which is horrible.   Since starting to eat better and exercise, I have stepped down on the Lantus to only 28 units from the high of 38. I have been thinking that perhaps I will change things up to where I am giving half of the Lantus at night and half during the morning. I have been having to get up in the middle of the night and the suggestions was made on this forum that I half it, which I think is a pretty good idea. I hate having to get up in the middle of the night all shaky from being low.   I am hoping if things continue to improve that I will be able to get off the insulin entirely, but not sure if that will happen or not. I have been neglecting taking care of myself for the last four years and focused on my career and everyone else except myself. I am at the heaviest I have ever been which is 216 pounds. When I graduated college I was around 190 and that was a pretty good weight for me. I am certain I would have less of a problem with my diabetes if I get my weight down. I am mainly doing the elliptical machine at the gym or the treadmill, but also doing some weight training.   Anyway, that's my story. Thanks for reading. . .comments welcome.

jsimms435

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Not Surprised :(

I am a 28 year old Native woman. I was diagnosed as pre diabetic on nov 28 2009. I wasnt surprised because i have a family history of diabetes. How i found out was i was ill for 3 weeks with nausea feeling, really tired, i could drink 2 litre pops like nothing usually 2 bottles a day and using the bathroom alot. I left from work one day and ask my boyfriend to take me to emergency. We got to the emerge doors and seen a huge line up i said nevermind lets just go to a walk in clinic. We got to the clinic and it was empty. I let the doctor know that i have been feeling like **** for 3 weeks and that i suspected it was Diabetes almost automatically. The doctor did the urine test and as i suspected he found sugar. he put me on metformin and i made a appointment to see my family doc for asap. My boyfriend and i went to the pharmacy to get the glucose meter and my metformin presciption. I sat there not even really listening to the pharmaist explaining how to use the meter. I didnt even know what to ask about it, my partner did all the question asking. I was taking 1 pill 2x a day. i was so shocked when i first checked my Blood sugar.

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First blog ever? Suprising for a geek like me!

This is my blog! I have a blog, but i dont know what to write in it I think i'll just babble and see how that goes....   I'm 26, diagnosed 4 and a bit years ago on 24th July 2006. I use an insulin pump and for the most part, when I'm paying enough attention to my results my control is good, but i still have the occasional swing or high which usually sends my head to another planet, I space out a lot. When i don't pay attention to it, close attention, it just goes out the window. It's made me realise that information is power, I've spent a lot of time trying to learn the theory's behind diabetes and it's control.   I've had many a battle with hypo's but I've been lucky enough not to need the hospital for one, although it was the main reason for going to the pump. My pump has been a life saver, before my pumping days started my control was completely shot, no predictability, no patterns, random hypo's and random highs, i became "borderline" depressed and retracted myself socially, never wanting to go out or talk to anybody. It's amazing how blood sugars can have such an effect isn't it? I guess when you think about it it makes sense, after-all glucose is the only source of energy for your brain, and if it's not regulated it's bound to cause random emotions and issues with random memory. I did notice (and still do) a big impact on my short term memory. I can forget things in seconds now. I can take my BG and by the time i've turned off the meter and put it away... i've forgotten what it was. Does anyone else do that??   I was amazed how quickly things improve when i started pumping. I almost immediately (within the first week) started seeing patterns in my readings, allowing me to make fine adjustments to my basal rates, slowly flattening out the base glucose level. It's not perfect even now, but it's more controllable. Many days spent starving myself and testing once every hour for data to analyse which i could use to adjust my basal rates...   On the pump you notice changes in needs very quickly, it's amazes me and just goes to show Diabetes is always changing, it will always be a challenge that each one of us around here face everyday. Sometimes it feels like a relentless chore that just never ends, in a way i suppose it is. The human body is an amazing thing when you consider everything it does automatically, just taking over the control of insulin when that auto-pilot breaks is enough, I can't imagine what life would be like if we had to manage everything our own body take's care of on it's own by ourselves.       Merry Christmas (or Easter x) everybody!

Stuboy

Stuboy

 

results day - well i went.... surely thats good? then it all went down hill.

After the whoha of whether or not to get my results i went. My sister didnt give me a choice.   Weight - 57.5kg (loss of 3.5kg since 3weeks ago) HBA1c - 14.6 (was expected but scared the beegeezers out of me i was so high for 8months) Creatine (umol) - 81 (within normal) Cholesterol (mmol) 4.37 - within normal   kidneys etc all ok just about. So really i was ok. The metformin side effects were still playing up making me sick alot. So they reduced that right down on the friday.   Monday i woke up at 19.9mmol and it kept climbing to 28.3 - resulting in hospitalisation. Sodium levels very low also or so they said. They put me on the insulin pump thingy to reduce glucose levels. I was well behaved and didnt kick up a stink about the fluids and more insulin going in.   I was weighed at the diabetes centre two days after and i had put on 2.5 lbs even though i was being sick after every meal with modified metformin.   I weighed myself again after this about four days afterwards and i have gained another 3lbs. How is this fair?? i take the meds as advised and all i do is throw up after most meals even after reducing my carb intake to less than 100g a day, eatting smaller meals and yet i put on weight?!   I havent had the best of head spaces as i call it since then, each day seems to be a fight between exhaustion and staring at the meds wondering - is it really worth it? I know i cant do this on my own but nobody seems to really understand. Being high is addictive, i almost miss the feeling (i dont mean the constant if i dont drink i am gonna die or the needing the loo every 15mins on the dot). I miss the not needing to be obsessive about eveything i consider eating, injecting or testing.   I know the last day or so i have missed one or two doses, but i didnt realise until tonight, how is that possible not to realise i have drank loads?? although my glucose level isnt too high right now... I know my mum is so worried about me and so i should be but i cant get fat again. i just cant do it. My stomach has not been slim at all since diagnosis (16 years ago) and although i lost over 6.5 stone i still look more pregnant than my sister who actually is pregnant. It makes me want to be sick anytime i see it. No idea how my boyfriend doesnt throw up either although i try to conceal my flab wherever possible.   I just dont know what to do. Sometimes it feels the little devil on my shoulder dresses like the angel and i believe everything piece or trash that comes out of her mouth. What am i meant to do?   If you are struggling with diabulimia, please get help - tell somebody. Dont fight this alone.

Emily84

Emily84

 

Children inheriting diabetes and what they eat - Can it cause diabetes.

So my husband found out at around 40 years old that he has Type 2 diabetes. He was about 75 pounds overweight and never worked out. His tryglycerides were terrible, high blood pressure - classic issues for being over weight. Now 8 years later he's lost 65 pounds and is totally off his diabetes meds. He really watches what he eats and has his sugars under control. And exercises on a pretty regular basis.   We now have an almost 2 year old son. My husband is so concerned that he'll get diabetes that he wants me to totally cut out sugars and is really becoming annoying about it. I have tried to do some research on this and tried to explain things to my husband, but so far it hasn't helped. I teach my son good eating habits. He eats a good meal, and between meals has a snack of crackers or fruit - not a bunch of sweets. Occasionally I'll let him have something sweet, but not very often. When that does happen my husband has a fit. Please give me your opinions on this. Here's what I understand - My LO still has a chance of getting diabetes because it's hereditary, and has a more likely chance of getting it over 40 and if he's obese. Am I missing something here? I can't see totally restricting a child from sugar, because once he gets it, he wont be able to control himself - not that a 2 year old can control himself anyway - haha.   Thanks for your input.

betsyz72

betsyz72

 

I Am A Prisoner In MY Own House

Anita and I have been married for 46 years. I was a diabetic for 19 years before we were married in 1964. She was only 20 then, and knew nothing about diabetes. I rarely had insulin reactions back then. There was very little known about diabetes care. The monitors for measuring blood sugar levels were not available until the mid 1980s, and there was almost no useful advise given by my doctors. When I became more educated about diabetes, and had a doctor who knew a lot about diabetes, I started using tight control. Along with that control came many insulin reactions (hypos). When the hypos started in the early 1970s Anita was very good about it. She did a great job!!! I praised her every time she brought me out of a hypo.   Anita devoted most of her time to our two sons. Many years later the boys were in high school, and they demanded very little of her time. She was a stay-at-home mom, and had a lot of time on her hands. Later on, the boys went off to college, and I was the center of her attention. She became a chronic worrier about so many things, including my hypos, which were not so frequent at that time. She would feed me glucose tablets when hypos occurred at night.   Fast forward to the new century. Anita is an extremely nervous person, especially concerning my diabetes, even though I have very good control now. She wants me to test every 2 hours, including nights, and once every hour when we are out traveling, shopping, etc. Every time I turn over at night she wakes me up and wants to know if I'm OK. I love her to pieces but she drives me crazy!!! She worries needlessly about my diabetes, even during the daytime.   Anita started to become overprotective after the kids left home. They have been gone for 18 years now. They live in NC and GA and we are in NY. We only see them twice per year. My wife heaps all her mothering on me. I have realized that for some time now, but there is nothing we can do about it. Our marriage is wonderful, and I understand she cannot help being this way. Is it possible to be loved too much? HA!   I started training on my insulin pump in May of 2007. Anita attended all the training sessions with me. She actually said that she thought that I would do much better, and she would not have to worry so much. It was a dream come true to hear her say that! The very next night after she said those words, I had a rather bad hypo. It was the first one since Jan. 5 of that year. She still seemed rather optimistic though. I was encouraged about pumping, and her optimism. I have not had any hypos that required her help since July, 2007. So why is she still worrying as much as ever??? I still have to test every two hours, and nothing has changed, despite the fact that my control is very, very good with no hypos that require her help. Her worrisome ways will never end. I am convinced of that.   After retiring I wanted to travel and see more of our country and Canada. The UK and other European countries were places that really interested me. Anita hates travel and loves staying at home. She even hates flying to Atlanta to see our kids and grandkids but she loves the visit once we get there. I want to travel alone, and am very confident that I would be perfectly safe in doing so. Anita says she will not allow this! If I go, she will go with me, even though she does not want to do so. Enjoying a vacation with her tagging along would be impossible. She would not enjoy it, and we would both be miserable. Staying at home seems to be the only option. This situation is so very frustrating!   I can tolerate Anita mothering me, and worrying about me, but I want to travel. I worked hard for 34 years and we have a nice savings that would permit the travel. The only feasible solution seems to be my running away from home. I would stay away for a few weeks and call her three or four times per day. She would probably, eventually, forgive me. She would be at home with her three cats, where she wants to be. She would be very angry but she would understand, or would she? This escape has occupied my mind for several years. So why don't I do it? My love for Anita is so strong that I cannot do this to her. She would worry so much, and lose sleep at night.   What would you do if you had this problem? It is not fair to me if I stay at home to make her happy, and it is not fair to her for me to take her along, or run away on these dream vacations. We are getting older, and something has to be done about this, but what?   We are currently planning a trip to England in 2011. Will it actually happen? I wonder. We have planned trips like this before, but they never happened. Something always comes up, and the trip is canceled.

Richard157

Richard157

 

Just received a pump!

I have just started using a pump. I am a type 2 but act like a type 1. I am also over 65 and on medicare. Does anyone know of a insurance company that handles diabetic drugs like insulin on Plan "D" the prescription drug plan for oldies!.

sailorlady

sailorlady

 

Diabetes Awareness

Hi everyone, I'm a freelance writer, I've started writing exculsively for diabetes awareness because I have a family history, my blog is @ Discuss Diabetes Blog, I would like for everyone to take a look and let me know what you all think, I would appreciate any comments and insight. Thank you.

melhawk982

melhawk982

 

Mobile view

I think you're right Peter, that mobile web use is hardy vital tech. However, I've been finding lots of use for the web on the go, now that it's such a fast and seamless experience. And, using it as a tethered modem for my notebook is brilliant and much cheaper than a dedicated wireless modem.   Tony, that would be appreciated. It's definitely usable, but a slightly simpler format would make it easier.

Subby

Subby

 

How can I lower my A1c?!

My current A1c is 7.6. It has been in the sevens for at least a year. I exercise about 4 days a week for 30 minutes or longer. I measure my food when possible. Check my bgs anywhere from 6 to 10 times a day. I'm on an insulin pump and have been since 2005. I need some help! I want to get in the sixes soon! Any suggestions?

Teeterbone

Teeterbone

 

results day - to go or not?

Well today is the day i find out how much damage i have done to my body. I really dont know if i want to know. I dont know if that makes sense to anyone else out there but the Diabulimia has been going on so long that i would have to be bloody lucky to get away with having done no major damage to my body.   I already have the neuropathy, chest pains, hair falling out in clumps, and cold extremities just to list a few. How is going to the clinic to be told that X Y and Z arent working properly going to help? I have been doing so well, only missed one dose of meds in the last few weeks. I want to beat this, whats more i need to beat this.   :confused:To go or not to go, that is the question.

Emily84

Emily84

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