Category Archives: diabetic community

#D-RapBattle

I still can’t believe I am going to do this. I am a shy person:)

George (ninjabetic) and Ig&me1

Short and to the point: Wednesday night, George (@ninjabetic) challanged me to a freestyle rap battle. Oh, NO! HE DIDN’T….It’s on! The first ever #d-rapbattle will be held July 31, 2009, 7:30 PST. The #D-rapbattle will be brought to you live via Tokbox.com. You have to watch twitter for the invite. If you decide to watch/listen to the #d-rapbattle, PLEASE make sure your have your headset/earphones on. I am excited…hahaha I’ll see you there.

Be Blessed

Cherise

Ninjabetic aka G-money bka G! Dang dude you have way tooo many nicknames. Lol…Gangsta G is fitting for this post. Don’t you think?

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Diabetic Meet-up in Long Beach, CA

I don’t know about you but I enjoy talking to other PWD’s about life and of course diabetes.  If you are in the Southern California area you are invited to hangout and  have lunch with other PWD’s (person with diabetes).

   

Meet-up Information

Where: Chili’s–  

30 Shoreline Drive West

Long Beach, CA

(Long Beach Convention Center)

When: Saturday, July 25

Time: 1pm-3pm

 

Hope you can make it.  If not, Stay tuned for more Southern California Diabetic meet-up’s.

 

Be Blessed

Cherise

 


Click, Click, Click 14k times

July 14, 2009 ate 4pm EST–14,000 People with Diabetes Test Their Blood Sugar at the same time! I was part of the massive lancing device “clicking” and meter’s beeping.  I never have an issue testing my bg’s, but this time it had a meaning….I tested my bg’s with my brother’s and sister’s around the world who have diabetes.  I was sitting at work, watching all of the tweets.  The count down began.  The DOC (Diabetic online community) was showing their support on twitter by tweeing #14kPWD.  Manny would tweet and the rest of the community would retweet.   I decided to record my experience. I was in the bathroom when I recorded the video, lol by any means necessary:)

 

here are a few tweets I captured with my iphone.

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It was amazing! Twitter was filled with #14kPWD and Tudiabetes was flooded with reading’s from around the world.  Who would’ve ever thought…1 sugachine, 1 lancet, 1 lancing device and 1 test strip would bring unity to the diabetic community….:)    What were your thoughts when you tested your blood sugar and posted the information? lol, maybe I’m being a little TOO emotional !?!?!

Be Blessed

Cherise


Please poke your finger 4 a good cause!

The other day I receieved an e-mail from Manny (President of DHF. Co-founder of TuDiabetes and EstuDiabetes) I wanted to share this e-mail with you all.

14,000 People With Diabetes Test Their Blood Sugar at the Same Time

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BERKELEY, CA: July 8, 2009 – July 14, at 4:00 pm ET, 14,000 people worldwide will test their blood sugar simultaneously and share their results online through TuDiabetes.com (www.tudiabetes.com), a social network for people touched by Diabetes which originated in March 2007, as well as through its sister Spanish language social network, EsTuDiabetes.com (www.estudiabetes.com).

The idea for the test-in came from Kelly Rawlings, someone who has lived with type 1 diabetes for 35 years. Kelly is one of the nearly 10,000 members at TuDiabetes.com, which has been called the “Myspace on Insulin” and a “Facebook for Diabetes.”

“People with diabetes have to test their blood sugar as part of their daily routine: it’s like drinking water or brushing your teeth,” said Manny Hernandez, co-founder of TuDiabetes.com and a person with diabetes himself. “When Kelly mentioned having a collective test-in, I thought it would be a great way for thousands of us to connect and raise awareness about diabetes.”

Currently, more than 250 million people are afflicted with diabetes. In the month of July, TuDiabetes will pass 10,000 registered members, and EsTuDiabetes.com, the sister social network about diabetes in Spanish, passed 4,000 registered members touched by diabetes from Mexico, Spain, Venezuela, Argentina, the US and other countries. In both communities, initiatives to raise diabetes awareness are the primary focus, making the combined 14,000-member milestone yet another opportunity to shed light on this chronic condition.

Participating in this initiative to raise diabetes awareness is easy:
· If you are a member of TuDiabetes or EsTuDiabetes, click on the home page banner and share your reading.
·If you have a Twitter account, post your reading on Twitter (use the #14KPWD hashtag) and link back to: http://14kPWD.org.
· If you prefer, update your status on Facebook or your preferred social network, linking back to: http://14kPWD.org.

“We hope to see most readings posted at 4 pm ET on July 14. If you are a few minutes late, however, or are able to post your blood sugar reading earlier or later that day, it’s OK,” said Hernandez. “What really matters is that you test your blood sugar regularly. If you don’t have diabetes, just tell someone who does to test and share on July 14.”

Please!!!! add July 14, 2009 4pm EST to your calender, Iphone, Mobile device or PDA.

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Who: _________(your name)

When: July 14, 2009 4pm EST, 3pm Central, 1pm Pacific

Where: home, bathroom, work, lunch, car (don’t wreck) school, pool– wherever you maybe during this time

What: Test your blood sugar

Why: Awareness

Will you POKE your finger for a good cause? I know I will.

Be Blessed

Cherise

BTW, don’t forget yo wash your hands for “accurate” bg (blood glucose) reading. This is a B.Y.O.M (bring your own meter), B.Y.O.T. (bring your own test strips), B.Y.O.L (bring you own lancing device) event.


Got Diabetes? Top 10 reasons to use Twitter

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PerPCMag.com: Twitter is a Web site and service that lets users send short text messagesup to 140 characters in length from their cellphones to a group of people. Launched in 2006, Twitter (www.twitter.com) was designed to keep friends and colleagues informed about one’s daily activities.

It’s not a secret, I am a huge fan of twitter and sending tweets. I know there are a lot of people who refuse to use twitter but if you are a PWD, you may want to think about joining twitter. I decided to list why you may want to rethink using twitter your a PWD or family member of a PWD.

Top 10 reasons:

1. There are ton’s of PWD’s/family member’s on twitter! no matter what type you have, you can find someone to relate too.

2. Wouldn’t it be nice to get to know the author of blog’s you read? There are a a lot of diabetic blogger’s who tweet.

3. Not having a good blood sugar day, No one to talk too? Tweet it someone will respond.

4. If you want to know the number of carbs in a meal or certain food.

5. Your husband, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister or friend just don’t understand Diabetes.

6. Want to keep track of the latest and greatest news or have news to share.

7. If you needs a quick response to all things diabetes. Remember twitter doesn’t replace your Endo or Doctor.

8. Keep track of JDRF, Tudiabetes , Diabetic OC and more.

9. There is always a PWD on twitter! You are never alone.

10. Laughing is great therapy. People say things you don’t expect them too.

The reason’t I listed above are why I use twitter. I look at twitter as fun, spontaneous and great conversation. I love the HUGE support system….

If you are interested in joining Twitterbetic’s visit TuDiabetes.com. TuD has a group just for people who tweet and their usernames. I hope you all had a great weekend.

Be Blessed

Cherise


I’m getting along fine with diabetes

I’m a little curious…Are you and the “D” getting along? My current A1C is 6.3! I am very happy with it. I actually couldn’t believe it. It was 6.9 prior to my last apppintment. So, I’ve made some adjustments in my life to better my relationship with the “D”. The first thing I did was lower the amount of carbs I eat. I know low carb doesn’t work for everyone, it works for me. I have been able to mantain great bg’s (average 100). The next thing I did was increase my exercise. Woot! Exercise is great for all diabetic’s not matter whay type you have. The problem with exercise is trying to adjust, I could either be too high or too low. Patience is the key. Fix it and tweek it. It takes time but you can do it. I would rather be around with the “D”, rather than 6ft deep due to complications.

I am not looking for perfection. I want to see steady numbers without deprieveing myself. Diabetes is a pain but it’s not the hardest thing to deal with. I make sacrifices to live a healthy, long life.

Be Blessed
Cherise
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Diabetes Awareness: Do you live in NY?

If you are in the NY area and would like to spread diabetes awareness, please see below. 

Manny (TuDiabetes)-

On Tuesday, June 2nd, the CBS Early Show will air a segment mentioning the Diabetes Handprint. It will be an outdoor plaza/audience segment where the show’s weatherman, Dave Price, will mention the Diabetes Handprint during one of their weather breaks before commercial breaks. He will also mention how to participate.

The folks at the Diabetes Handprint project have asked us if we can help with the turnout. They need at least 50 audience members to support the project that morning (without that, the segment won’t happen) to be in the crowd outside on the plaza.

Things to be aware of:
* You would need to arrive at the CBS outdoor plaza (59th and 5th) at 7:15 a.m. and stay until 8:53 a.m.
* Family members and friends are welcome, but preferably no young children.
* Once the show is over, if you want, you could get a tour of the CBS studios.
* The Diabetes Handprint people will be giving out some t-shirts, hats, etc. and you may asked to wear one.
* They will have markers handy so you can write your word on your hand and show it with your arm raised when the camera pans to the audience.
* They may give out some signs and you could be asked to hold one up in the crowd or you can bring your homemade signs (and your word in your hand) to show.

If you are interested in participating, please RSVP by clicking on the “Will Attend” circle to the right.

Please spread the word and support Diabetes Awareness.

 

Be Blessed

Cherise