Monthly Archives: December 2012

Have you ever had a diabetic seizure?

I’ve been diabetic for 42 years.  I left home for college at 17.  I haven’t owned a glucagon shot since then.  I see a lot of people post blogs, videos, tweets, about having a glucagon shot in their diabetes bag, … Continue reading

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Are You A Diabetic Cyborg?

There are a lot of us in the diabetic online community (#doc) that refer to ourselves as “cyborg pumpers”, or “diabetic cyborgs”.  We all know what we’re referring to, but for those who don’t, I’ll try to explain.  You see, I … Continue reading

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Waiting on Diabetes

Inigo Montoya: But, I promise I will not kill you until you reach the top. Man in Black: That’s VERY comforting, but I’m afraid you’ll just have to wait. Inigo Montoya: I hate waiting. I could give you my word … Continue reading

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What Causes Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

Diabetic ketoacidosis.  Diabetics everywhere know this term, . . . I hope.  What is diabetic ketoacidosis?  How is it different than ketosis? I’ll start by explaining ketosis, and try to keep the sciencey (Yes it’s a word.  It’s MY word.) … Continue reading

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Hypoglycemia Symptoms With Normal Blood Sugars

Have you ever had hypoglycemia symptoms, but when you check your blood sugar, you’re completely normal?  So then you wait 20 minutes, check again, and you’re blood sugar hasn’t changed.  Yet you still feel hypoglycemic?  It’s kind of a phantom … Continue reading

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Dehydration and Diabetes

Do you know that dehydration and diabetes go hand in hand?  Did you know that if you have diabetes and a high blood sugar, it can cause dehydration, which causes a high blood sugar AND temporary insulin resistance, causing an … Continue reading

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