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DiabeticIzMe moves to Diabetes Daily

Hello! I wanted to let all of my friends know DiabeticIzMe will be moving to Diabetes Daily.   I hope you all will join me over at DiabetesDaily.com.

Be Blessed

Cherise


Slow and Steady

Slow and Steady-Chasing 6.0

A couple of weekends ago, I went to the lab to have my A1C, C-peptide, Vitamin D and Thyroid levels checked.  I was excited. I wanted to see what my A1C and C-peptide levels were.  I always tell myself my A1C is going to be higher than what it is, so if it’s high I want be disappointed–it’s a mind game I play with myself, it works for me. 

  I am scheduled to see Wes (NP-Endo) on Thursday, I couldn’t help myself.  I called the office,  asked the young lady if my lab results came in.  Guess what?! My A1C is 6.2! I’m moving slow and steady to 6.0! I am breaking away from the mental block I was given a few years ago! I’m not going to lie. I needed to know what the standard was and is, but I realize my body has changed, not on oral medication anymore and pancreas isn’t working like it use too.  If I maintain 6.2 for the next 3 months I am satisfied. If I can move it down to 6.1 I will be even more satisfied.  I am learning with diabetes you have to take baby steps, bolus correctly, adjust insulin, maintain a low carb way of life, exercise–I see progress. I want to be honest with you–I do have days where I wonder 205, how did I get that number? Stress kills, it’s terrible for diabetic’s.  I vent, correct, pray that it comes day and I let go.

I am the turtle and diabetes is the hare.

hare_turtle

Diabetes may get the best of at times, I’m damn sure it’s not going to get the best of me all the time.

 

Be Blessed

Cherise


The Importance of Meet-up’s

Repeat from TuDiabetes

Sara, Me, Jaimie, George and Niya

Last weekend myself and Jaimie planned a meet-up for the TuDiabetes Long Beach, CA area. I am glad we planned the meet-up. I the chance to see Rebecca and meet Arturo. I see Jaimie all the time. When it comes to anything diabetes related you’ll pretty much see the two of us together.

Rebka and I

Please bare with me, I was going to blog about the meet-up over at my personal blog– I decided to come back home (TuDiabetes) to share why diabetes meet-up’s are important to me and a lot of other people in the diabetes online community.

George (ninjabetic), Me and Scott K. Johnson

Chatting with someone or responding to someone online is a learning experience and powerful thing. I am not knocking online communities by any means–sometimes it’s great to sit with and conversate with someone who understands you. It’s awesome to compare notes, learn about someone else’s story and lifestyle. Meet-up’s brings us closer together, bonds unlike any other–it doesn’t matter what type of diabetes you have.

Manny, Me, Santi and Niya

Have you ever met, sat with or talked to someone with diabetes other than someone over the computer? If not, you do not know what your missing.

Jaimie, Jenny and Me

I promise if you take the time out of your busy schedule to attend 1 meet-up, I promise you it will be well worth it. Once you attend your first meet-up, you’ll never look at diabetes the same. You never know who will inspire you and who you’ll inspire.

Rebka, Arturo, Ally

Diabetes is becoming a global epidemic. We have to start meet-up’s, raise our voice and getting the word out. Diabetes Community Rock’s online but what about the people who are touched diabetes that doesn’t have internet access? I challenge YOU to start a meet-up in your area. So, what if no one shows. I promise the more you talk about it, the more people will show up. Bill Gates didn’t get rich overnight. If the Susan G. Komen foundation can make a difference in the world, by spreading awareness….So can YOU and I.

If you need any help planning meet-ups. Let me know.

Let’s work together! Let’s spread the word…1 meet-up, 1 voice, 1 computer, 1 community, 1 town, 1 city, 1 state and 1 country at a time. We can do it!!!

Be Blessed

Cherise

If I miss spelled words or my grammer is off. I am not sorry! I am speaking from my heart Sara, Me, Jaimie, George and Niya

Last weekend myself and Jaimie planned a meet-up for the TuDiabetes Long Beach, CA area. I am glad we planned the meet-up. I the chance to see Rebecca and meet Arturo. I see Jaimie all the time. When it comes to anything diabetes related you’ll pretty much see the two of us together.

Rebka and I

Please bare with me, I was going to blog about the meet-up over at my personal blog– I decided to come back home (TuDiabetes) to share why diabetes meet-up’s are important to me and a lot of other people in the diabetes online community.

George (ninjabetic), Me and Scott K. Johnson

Chatting with someone or responding to someone online is a learning experience and powerful thing. I am not knocking online communities by any means–sometimes it’s great to sit with and converse with someone who understands you. It’s awesome to compare notes, learn about someone else’s story and lifestyle. Meet-up’s brings us closer together, bonds unlike any other–it doesn’t matter what type of diabetes you have.

Manny, Me, Santi and Niya

Have you ever met, sat with or talked to someone with diabetes other than someone over the computer? If not, you do not know what your missing.

Jaimie, Jenny and Me

I promise if you take the time out of your busy schedule to attend 1 meet-up, I promise you it will be well worth it. Once you attend your first meet-up, you’ll never look at diabetes the same. You never know who will inspire you and who you’ll inspire.

Rebka, Arturo, Ally

Diabetes is becoming a global epidemic. We have to start meet-up’s, raise our voice and getting the word out. Diabetes Community Rock’s on-line but what about the people who are touched diabetes that doesn’t have inter net access? I challenge YOU to start a meet-up in your area. So, what if no one shows. I promise the more you talk about it, the more people will show up. Bill Gates didn’t get rich overnight. If the Susan G. Komen foundation can make a difference in the world, by spreading awareness….So can YOU and I.

If you need any help planning meet-ups. Let me know.

Let’s work together! Let’s spread the word…1 meet-up, 1 voice, 1 computer, 1 community, 1 town, 1 city, 1 state and 1 country at a time. We can do it!!!

Be Blessed

Cherise

If I miss spelled words or my grammar is off. I am not sorry! I am speaking from my heart


For the love of sugar

  One day I tweeted…”I need a t-shirt to wear– something diabetes.” Jenny replied..”I can make something for you.”    I was excited, a little nervous because I didn’t know Jenny was an artist.  Her twitter profile reads as follow…”53, Dog lover, T1 diabetic using insulin pump and CGM. Musician and MacGeek.”  Heck, I met her in person.  Jenny never mentioned she was an artist.  

Jenny sent me an e-mail the other day with a pic of the t-shirt.  I couldn’t wait until I could actually see the t-shirt in person. 

Today I went to the mailbox,  my t-shirt arrived.   I had an idea of what the shirt would look like via e-mail but to see it in person was awesome!   Jenny actually drew the PDM to the Pod and she included the main menu to the PDM.

 

tshirt

 

 Now, I have a “one of a kind” diabetes shirt to wear:)  Thank you Jenny.  You ROCK! 

 

Be Blessed

Cherise

Btw-  “For the love of sugar” is a phrase I say when someone rubs me the wrong way.


Support World Diabetes Day via Twitter

Saturday morning. I decided to drive to Idyllwild, CA.  It’s a beautiful place but I did not enjoy the drive.  Idyllwild is about 5,000 feet above the rest of CA.  OMG! I thought I was going to drive off the cliff a few times. When I finally made it to Idyllwild.   I checked to see what was going on in twitter world. 

Tweet by @askmanny Support Diabetes, add a #twibbon to your avatar now! – http://twibbon.com/join/Diabetes-3

Omg! I have been waiting on a twibbon to add to my avatar and it’s finally here.  I hit the link and field in the required fields.  wdd1

I love seeing the World Diabetes Day Circle when I open up twitter:)   Do you tweet? If so, Have you added WDD circle to your avatar?

Be Blessed

Cherise


My First Insulin Injection

I will never forget the day I found out I was pregnant with my daughter.  insulininjectI went to the ER because I was experiencing pain in the lower part of my abdomen.  The ER doc asked me a few questions.  I let him know I was a diabetic and so fourth.  He said, “Ok, I want to run a few labs.” He ran the labs and guess what I found out I was pregnant on April Fools day!   I scheduled an appointment with my NP, she scheduled a STAT appointment for me to see an OBGYN.    I couldn’t get into see the OBGYN soon enough. So, I saw my endo.  He took me off of glipizide and started me on NPH ASAP.  OK, I have never used insulin before. I have Type 1.5/LADA and my original treatment was oral medications.  OH, I’ll be ok. I can do this.  I walked out of my Endo’s office pumped up.

Later that evening, I cooked dinner.  I went into the ice box, grabbed my insulin,  went into my bedroom (step-daughter watching).  I filled the syringe up. I placed the syringe to my stomach.  I couldn’t do it.  I kept saying out loud “Cherise, You can do this.  It’s for the your baby.” guess, what I couldn’t do it.  I cried.  I didn’t have an orange to practice on.  I had to practice on my stomach; the real thing. I knew I wouldn’t hurt my baby but the thought of taking a needle to my stomach, made my heart sink.

   30 minutes later, still standing in front of the mirror with the needle in my hand and no injection.  I called Scott into the bedroom.  He said, “Baby, You can do it.” he took his hand and wrapped it around mine. “On the count of 3, we are going to inject your stomach with insulin.  1…2…!” the syringe went in.  I was so proud of myself and of my hubby.  After my first insulin injection, it was downhill from there. 

37 weeks Pregnant and up to 4 shot’s a day. 

 

prego

 I read a post titled “Reveling in our Independence Day”written by Zita.  She is a T-3 (support system) for her son who was dx’d with diabetes 7 years ago.  The post was great and it brought me to tears! You have to check it out! her blog post inspired me to blog about my first insulin injection.  Zita– keep up the good work! Your an awesome MOM.

Be Blessed

Cherise