Category Archives: type 1

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.






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



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


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 (, a social network for people touched by Diabetes which originated in March 2007, as well as through its sister Spanish language social network, (

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, 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 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, 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:
· If you prefer, update your status on Facebook or your preferred social network, linking back to:

“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.


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


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.

5 years with diabetes: More than just number

5 years ago today,   I developed a yeast infection that I couldn’t get rid of.   I scheduled an appointment with my NP.  I walked into the exam room hoping to get relief from the itchy feeling I had but instead I walked out with something I didn’t expect…I walked out with diabetes.  The first person I called was my mom, couldn’t call my husband because he was in Iraq.  I cried.   I read all the information I could from the internet.  I asked questions.  I gained knowledge for a disease I was clueless about.  I counted carbs and maintained my blood sugar. 5 years later,  I am still going strong. 

I am blessed- I haven’t been in the hospital due to diabetes.  I am blessed, I have a supportive husband who made the lifestyle change with me.  He holds my hand,  sits through some of my frustrated times and tells me when I maybe too high or too low.    I refuse to let diabetes steal my JOY.  I refuse to let diabetes take over my body.  If I have to give up cakes, pie’s or ice cream to live a long life with diabetes I will.  But If I was to ever developed complications, at least I can say I tried.

Diabetes has been a blessing in my life.  I am still new at it but it doesn’t matter how long someone has been living with diabetes, it’s not an easy task for anyone at any stage in the game.  I have met a lot of interesting people,  gained friendships  and formed bonds with people who understand diabetes.  I’ve heard their stories and have a new found respect for them.  They are no longer just my friends with diabetes, they are my brother’s and sister’s.   

I don’t look at diabetes as a curse.  I don’t hate diabetes.  I show it love, I embrace it.  I was taught “If you can’t fix it, why complain about it?” I stopped complaining about it along time ago.  I want to take what I’ve learned about diabetes and living with it to a whole different level.  I want to educate the world one person at a time.  If I can change 1 person’s evil thoughts about diabetes, that means I’ve done my job.  I am more than just a number.   I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. I am a person living with diabetes. 

I am blessed and thankful to lived 5 years with diabetes.   I pray for many more years to come.


Be Blessed


I hate testing at………

I am laying in bed, PDM (meter) on my night stand, should be my motivation to test before bed, right? Wrong!
I have an issue. I hate testing my bg’s before bed. I would rather lay down, watch T.V. and fall asleep–like any other American! I know I’m not any other American, I have Diabetes. Not testing at night means I’m willing to accept the consquences of waking up with a HIGH fasting blood sugar, I did it last night— I’m not willing to accept another HIGH fasting number (130). I am trying to get better control. So, I am going to roll over test my bg’s and bolus if needed.

Got my PDM in hand…5-4-3-2-1! Oh my 191…10 piece chicken nugget meal w/ side salad made me that high…

*WTFudge Cake*

I’m glad I followed my first thought and rebuked my “none” diabetic thoughts.

Be Blessed
Blogged via iPhone

Vlog: Meet-up with Ninjabetic, ScottieJ and Jaimie H.

This weekend was amazing as you see by the V to The L-O-G above, I had a chance to meet a couple of D-blog Powerhouses, Ninjabetic aka George and Scott (diabetes daily) and Jaimie H. OMG! it was amazing.  We talked about our families, iphones, our families, life and diabetes.  Let’s just say that my theory is true.  I don’t consider the people I interact on line just internet people,  I consider them my friends.  Diabetes can be challenging but in the end it has allowed me to meet people from all walks of life.  Pricking, carb counting, insulin can get little old. The friendship’s are worth it.  Diabetic bonding is good for the soul.  Meeting people who face the same struggles you face everyday…PRICELESS!

George (ninjabetic) and I at Mimi’s Cafe



George and ScottieJ


Jaimie, Scottie and George


Scottie, Me and George


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What’s going on w/ Biggest Loser, Poetry and more

Food log?

I pretty much gave up on my food log . The other day Andrea sent me a cool food log, exercise book and much more.  I’m actually pretty pumped about the book. It’s cute and it fits in my purse:) Thank you Andrea…YOU ROCK!  The next log book is on me.  I am going to attempt logging food again! hahaha I’m going to try not to give up!  Andrea don’t leave me hanging:)

No Sugar Added Poetry Contest is hosting a poetry constest about diabetes. Please check it out and submit a poem (you have to be a member).  All poems must be PG-13.

  Biggest Loser “D” Style 

Landileigh created The “Biggest Loser “D” style a few weeks ago.  If you are a diabetic and trying to get ideal’s on how to shed the pounds but you don’t want to do it alone? You should check out her website, follow the weekly challenges and cheer on the contestants.  I’m a cheerleader and I can’t see to see what the out come will be.

Diabetic OC

@Ginacap (twitter) is looking for submission’s for the Diabetic OC’s featured blogger for the month of March.  If you are interested you can DM her on twitter or can visit the Diabetic OC website for more information.


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Diabetes on my mind

It doesn’t matter where I am or what I’m doing I can always spark a convo about diabetes. It’s cool to see people talk about diabetes. How diabetes affects them and their family. I’ve heard alot of great success stories. I’ve read alot of horror stories but recently I was able to hear Jane’s story from her sister. I have thought about Jane everday since last Saturday. I couldn’t shake her or get her off my mind. I know things happen for a reason… I decided to share Jane’s (fake name) story with you.

Jane is in her early 40’s. Not overweight, has Type 2 diabetes and it’s completely uncontrolled. She is on insulin. She just started watching whatching she eats a few months ago. Jane has severe diabetic neuropathy. It’s so severe that one day she went to get a pedicure done she didn’t realize her shoe fell off until she looked down at the ground. She cries every night because she is in so much pain from the neuropathy. Janes blood sugar readings hit over 500 any given day. Due to high blood sugar readings, she has been in and out of the hospital. Her body has a fruity odor and doesn’t have a clue about her diabetes. Jane’s doctor’s have pretty much given up on her. She is depressed about life and calls her sister telling her she wished God would take her life.

I wanted to cry but I couldn’t. I listened, responded and prayed! I prayed for Jane, her family and every single person who is living with Diabetes. I pray for our strength to continue to fight, educate and communicate our healthcare needs to the World.

Diabetes isn’t Cancer but it can take your life away in an instant if you let it. I know there are millions who didn’t have a chance to fight. There are millions who didn’t have the technology we have today but it has to get better. Let’s not let the World forget we have a pump, insulin and oral medication to keep us going—it’s a short term fix.
If we settle for the short term fix we will never reach the long term fix.

Diabetes is what it is but it will become what we make it.

Help “Us” by signing the petition at

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