Still here

Yesterday, I started working on my first homework assignment. I am now a part time college student; along with everything else I have on my plate.

I’m going to continue blogging:) I enjoy it too much to stop. I’m trying to stay cool and calm! I’m actually a little nervous, but I’ll be ok–just have to break the ice, get use to studying again and writing papers.

Be Blessed
Cherise
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Diabetic Prayer by My Type 3

Sunday, Niya and I were sitting at the table–“Did you say your prayer?”—She said, “Mom, here is my diabetic prayer.” Niya is amazing! I can’t believe how much she studies me. It’s touching! I hope you all enjoy!

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


Twitter Monday: Diabetes Daily, D-rap battle results and more

There was so many different things happening over this past week on twitter.  I am going to try to cover them all. 

#blamediabetes

George (@ninjabetic) wrote a blog titled “Blame Diabetes” !   The post was great.  If you haven’t read it, please do. blamedTo sum it all up…PWD’s (people with diabetes) and Type 3 diabetic’s often blame themselves for every thing diabetes related.  I can’t blame diabetes for everything but  for anything diabetes related why not?  George created a twitter hashtag #blamediabetes.  If you are having a bad diabetes day–tweet it, don’t hold it in.  Please use #blamediabetes hashtag.   I hope to see diabetes trend one day, wouldn’t you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diabetes Daily-August 2009 monthly challenge

ddchallengeWould you like to exercise but can’t seem to find the time to do it? Do you want to exercise but can’t find a cheering squad or a workout buddy? Trying to figure out a way to lower your blood glucose eadings?  Diabetes Daily-August 2009 challenge maybe the thing for you.  David ( co-founder of diabetesdaily.com)wants to encourage everyone to get out and exercise for 30 minutes a day, 4 times a week.  I don’t know about you–I need shed a few pounds and tighten up my abs.  Why not share your experience with other people on twitter by tweeting whatever exercise you did w/ hashtag #ddchallenge.  I promise you’ll have a cheering squad in twitterville!  I am going to participate, are you?

 

 

 

 

D-rapbattle

I would like to personally thank everyone who attended the d-rapbattle via tokbox on Friday.  Even though George (ninjabetic) murdered me.  I had a ball. I promise you, I’ll win the dance off.  If you would like to see my dancing moves check out Sara’s “Beat it” post.  I promise if your having a bad day, it’ll make you laugh.

 

Have a great week!

Be Blessed

Cherise

 


#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?


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.


OmniPod and PDM=Failure

Usually, if my pod is on my hip I try to restrain from doing any exercises that requires me to lay on my hip. I decided to test my Pod. I did the side leg lefts and a few other exercises. When the class ended, I touched my pod and it was still intact. I was stoked. I made it through class without the pod falling off. After all, I was told the Omnipod is durable and should stay on during exercises.

On my way home I felt a burning sensation, I knew something wasn’t right. I checked my bg, 79. Yes! Good to go. I bolused for dinner. I ate dinner. I was about to jump in the shower. I noticed the adhesive to the Pod was coming up. I tried fixing the adhesive, I couldn’t get it to lay down–that’s odd.. in between the adhesive I noticed the cannula came out. WTH?!? No alarm!!! I grabbed the Omnipod manual. I went to chapter 10 of the manual, no mention of an alarm for the cannula/pod.

pod

I called Insulet. I spoke to a very nice CSR. I told her the situation. She said it’s odd the PDM or the POD didn’t alarm. I asked if the POD/PDM should alarm. She said she knows it alarms for an occlussion. I told her it was odd it didn’t alarm when the cannula came out. Plus, there isn’t any mention of an alarm for the cannula in the manual. What if I didn’t take a shower?!? I wouldn’t have noticed it. She said she was sorry, didn’t understand why the Pod/PDM didn’t alarm. she would send me out another Pod. She asked, “The site you put your pod–is it muscle, lean or fat.” I busted out laughing. What does that have to do with the Pod/PDM not alarming?!? She said she has to ask the questions. I told her not to worry about sending me another Pod. I had to change my Pod tonight. I told her thank you. The call ended.

Do you use Omnipod System or Traditional Pump. Does your PDM or Pump alarm when your infusion set disconnect’s?

Ps- I really LOVE my pod. I just think it should alarm if it disconnects.

Be Blessed

Cherise