Friday, November 30, 2007


Well while you guys were finishing up NaNo's and NaBlo's, which I congratulate you on! I was off to Central PA for my grandparent's 55th wedding anniversary. For those who asked. Teaberry is a light pink ice cream, that I would describe as a cross between strawberry and spearmint (heavy on the spearmint though). I know it sounds kind of gross, but it is 10 times delicious. You can wikipedia it and you will get a result for the gum, which tastes vaguely like the ice cream. Off to bake splenda cookies or something for tomorrow's "Friends Thanksgiving". I will be sure to take pictures! I leave you with the last remaining meme of NaBloPoMo...

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I don't think perfect happiness is something that exists for more than just moments. But when those moments happen there is an amazing feeling. Like when my Nana grabs my hand before we leave to go home, and says "I love it when you come, it makes me feel young again", or when I have phone karaoke with my friend Kelly, or when I hear my best friend Reshma's voice on my voicemail after we haven't talked in weeks. Those are moments of perfect happiness.

2. What is your greatest fear?
Loss of someone I love.

3. Which living person do you most admire?
I admire my sister. She has been through almost every "family thing" that I have, she has a chronic illness that killed our aunt, she had rough patches in high school and college, and now she is in law school. I also know that she would do almost anything for me. I can't even explain how amazing I think she is.

4. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Deplore. Wow, nothing. I dislike that I am not always able to be open minded.

5. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Dishonesty. Hands down, I need you to be honest.

6. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
The only virtue I know is patience (that's horrible I know). I don't think it's overrated exactly, but sometimes there are things that can not wait.

7. On what occasion do you lie?
I would not say there is a planned occasion. I am probably one of the most honest, some would say brutally honest people ever. If the time calls I have been known to tell a lie though.

8. What do you dislike most about your appearance?
Teeth, waiting on braces because savings money had to be used for many other things in life.

9. What is your greatest regret?
I have 3, but I will just say one of them. I regret that 2 years ago I was not able to communicate with someone who I cared about a lot, and instead pushed them away. It resulted in the end of our friendship, and I still miss this person.

10. What or who is the greatest love of your life?
I haven't found him/it.

11. Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I could dance. I don't mean like have rhythm. I mean like ballet or ballroom with ease.

12. What is your current state of mind?

13. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I'm not going to say diabetes because it doesn't really bother me. I over analyze EVERYTHING, so that is what I want to change.

14. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I don't think I have done anything that spectacular. I think just being alive is awesome enough.

15. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
I don't want to come back.

16. What is your most treasured possession?
My pictures. So I guess that means my computer because that is where they all are. Or my claddagh ring, it was my mom's. I don't think the stone in it is even real, but I love the connection to my mom (she gave it to me and we share the same birthstone) and the general significance it has.

17. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Wanting to die, been there and I don't ever want to go back.

18. Where would you like to live?
A farm with horses and loads of dogs, but close enough to my family that I could see them if I just wanted to drive to them at anytime.

19. What is your most marked characteristic?
Loyalty or dependability.

20. Who are your favorite writers?
I just like to read I don't care who writes it.

21. Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Harry Potter, purely because I feel like it.

22. Who are your heroes in real life?
People who work to their success, and I'm not just talking about success as in money.

23. What is it that you most dislike?
People who feel entitled.

24. What is your motto?
I don't think I have one. I should work on that.

25. Favorite Journey?
Haven't been on it yet.

26. What do you value most in your friends?
Honesty. Humor.

27. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Okay & whatever. You would have to hear me say "okay" to know why it's overused.

28. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
I have no clue, sorry.

29. What is your greatest extravagance?
Craft things, I have a room of almost anything you can think of and I also have a lot of shoes.

30. If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
I wish that I didn't have the father I have. I don't like the way his life has shaped the other members of the family.

31. What is your favorite occupation?
I've never had a job. In truth I would love to be a professional bum. By this I mean someone who just does whatever, whenever, however, and money is not something that leads them.

32. What is the quality you most like in a woman?

33. What is the quality you most like in a man?

I can't put my finger on the word for it. But I appreciate when a man/boy whatever, can listen to me and respond intelligently with honestly. I really just like it when men/boys do not think badly of me for being a girl/woman who speaks her mind and can be extremely opinionated.

34. How would you like to die?
Not very old. It's just because I think it would be horrible to not be independent anymore, watch all of your friends die first, and have your family take care of you.

35. If you could chose what to come back as, what would it be?

A dog, but only to a nice family. I think my dogs have the life.

By the way, I went back 5 pages on the Diabetes Daily Headlines to read everyone's posts. I didn't leave any comments, but I will try to slowly make my way around when I get the chance.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Can't Resist a Meme

My sister got to name me if I was a girl and she picked the main character of her favorite book at the time, "The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs". I was supposed to be named Elliot if I was a boy, it's my dad's middle name.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? The Thursday before Thanksgiving. Argument with my mom.

3. Do you like your handwriting? My cursive, not my print. My print looks like a left handed 5 year old wrote it.


5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? No, but I have dogs and they count as my kids. So Massimo, 8 and Finnegan, 1.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Probably not at first. I am stand offish and tend to like to observe others instead of talking to them. But if I gave "me" enough time I would realize that I am actually a pretty good person to be friends with (in my own opinion).

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? I'm fluent in it, seriously, check out my facebook groups.

8. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes.


10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Uhh I like yogurt burst cheerios, but I don't really eat cereal and when I do I don't use milk.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? I don't really wear a lot of shoes with laces, but when I do I leave them tied.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Physically? no. Mentally? Sometimes. Emotionally? It depends.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Mint Chocolate Chip, and when it's available Teaberry (it's a central PA thing).

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Hair, eyes are a close second.

15. RED OR PINK? Pink.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? So many things. Procrastination is probably one of the biggest things though.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? I don't really know any one who has died. So the living person that I miss on a daily basis is my sister.

18. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Black sweat pants, invisible shoes no socks. (I'm a diabetic rebel!)


21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? That whirring sound my computer makes when it's been on for along time.


23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Anything baking in the oven.


25. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Uhhh I don't really like sports. I guess college basketball would be the one I will actually watch though.

26. HAIR COLOR? Right now black, it's naturally dark brown though.

27. EYE COLOR? Dark Brown.

28 .Do you wear contacts? Nope, no glasses either.

29.FAVORITE FOOD? Veal parmigiana, but really anything covered in cheese....

30. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? I like a twist, so happyish that ends up leaving you a little confused...



33. SUMMER OR WINTER? SUMMER! I love our pool.


35. FAVORITE DESSERT? Pumpkin Pie. Seriously I love that stuff, I even had it instead of a birthday cake one year.

36. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? I don't have one...touch pad laptop thinger.

37. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT? Dancing with the Stars

38. FAVORITE SOUND? Laughter.

39. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? I have no clue.


41. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Um... I do a good George Bush impersonation.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Big Happenings

Well last night I signed up for the JDRF Walk in DC on May 4th, 2008. This will be my first diabetes walk ever. Now I guess I have to start collecting money and recruiting members for my team. The only problem is about half of the people I would ask have no idea I have diabetes. Crazy, I know, but it just never comes up and I am not into that whole "Hello my name is Jillian and I have Type 1 Diabetes". I prefer to keep the diabetes details to a minimum when it comes to my peers. I have always been this way and I am not sure why. I am not ashamed to be a diabetic. I just hate having to explain to others. It's just something I find too personal to tell people who I don't exactly know very well. I'll figure it out. Maybe this Saturday when my group of friends has our own "Thanksgiving" dinner, I'll disclose the D. Oh, the team name is "The J. Walkers" and the motto I plan to put on the t-shirt is "To fight Type 1 Diabetes, we’re breaking all the rules!" (Get it? Perfectly cheesy, I know!)

On to the next topic. Today I started amping up my efforts with my school work. I have been struggling with motivation. I don't know if I mentioned this, but I am basically a year behind in school. So the classes I am working on, except for math are sophomore classes. The
decision to leave traditional school all has to do with anxiety, depression, family issues, and of course diabetes. But I am behind because while the school system tried to figure out a plan for me, I was left in limbo. I had a few school appointed tutors float in and out, but I was not in a place (mentally) for them to be of help. Plus half of them could not teach the subjects I was taking. So basically I got screwed over by the school system. As a result I had a full school year off, while things got figured out. While my friends are struggling through their junior year, I am at home procrastinating. So I am kicking my butt into high gear to catch up, to hopefully "graduate" with them. Today I got organized and started to think of a schedule, but in between I did stuff like this (drawing on my syllabus)
and listened to the Dixie Chicks.
I need to get focused!!!!

Today is also my 1 Month Pump-a-versary

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Today is Thanksgiving. A day that I am sure most diabetics either loathe or just let go and eat, but let's not talk about that. I want to share what I did for my Thanksgiving.

This morning I woke up at 6 AM, earlier than I have woken up in a while. I showered, dressed, and got on with my plans. Double checked my purse for all of my D supplies, printed out the Secret Santa names and wish list, ate breakfast, changed my shoes 3 times, the usual holiday prep. Around 8 AM we hit the road, with my mom asking her signature "Does everyone have the essentials?" before we left the driveway. This is a question always directed at me, and I was ready with my kit in my bag and my pump at my hip. So we were off, and after an hour we were at a rest stop and I got behind the wheel. Before I even turned the key, I check my blood sugar. 95, a little lower than I would like to drive at, I ate 15 carbs and my leg of the journey began. This lasted for about 45 minutes, because even though I ate before driving as I drove through the country roads of Lancaster I felt hot and less focused.
(Amish Horse & Buggy)

I told my mom I needed to pull over as soon as possible, so thankfully within 5 minutes we found a gas station. I checked in at 67, there was a driver switch and Swedish fish for me. After I was back into range I turned on my boy band playlist and the whole family rocked out to my lover's former band.
When we arrived, we were greeted with open arms from cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. We watched 2 parades on TV with the horrible lip syncing, and then it was game time.
(Packers v. Lions, my sister is a huge Packers fan.)

At 1PM we sat down to dinner. Stuffing, mash potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetable medley, maple sugar brussel sprouts, rolls and turkey is the only thing with no carbs!

After the tryptophan kicked in I plopped into a chair and cuddled up for a 2 hour nap. When I woke up, the wind was blowing outside and it was time for pie! After eating enough pie to feed a small country, it was almost time to go. My little cousin Cara and I began our Secret Santa rounds. I am training her to take over as manager of the wish list and making the little name tags to put in the basket.

Then we headed home, and arrived in time to have a nice dinner of last night's leftover roast beef.

I just want to say that this year, I am definitely most thankful for all of you and the support that you have given me on my road towards better control. Happy Thanksgiving to all my virtual blessings out there!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Diabetes 365 Update.

Day 27 - User Error

Day 28 - Bubbles, Bubbles...

Day 29 - Light Day
Diabetes 365 - Day 29 A Light Day

Day 30 - The Baggie
Diabetes 365 - Day 30 The Baggie

Day 31 - The Best Laid Plans
Diabetes 365 - Day 31 The Best Laid Plans

Day 32 - Public Enemy # 1
Diabetes 365 - Day 32 Public Enemy # 1

Day 33 - The Craft Lair
Diabetes 365 - Day 33 The Craft Lair

Day 34 - Happy Birthday
Diabetes 365 - Day 34 Happy Birthday.

Day 35 - All Clear
Diabetes 365 - Day 35 All Clear

Day 36 - MVA MAB
Diabetes 365 - Day 36 MVA MAB

Day 37 -Moments
Diabetes 365 - Day 37 Moments.

Day 38 - Basic Black
Diabetes 365 - Day 38 Basic Black


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Triple Tag You're It.

So I have been tagged 3 times by Cara, Colleen, & Pearlsa. (As far as I know)
I hope that doesn't mean I have to do 21 facts or tag 21 people, seeing as everyone I frequently read has been tagged!

The Rules:
1. Link to the person’s blog who tagged you.
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. List seven random and/or weird facts about yourself.
4. Tag seven random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by posting a comment on their blog.

1) Justin Timberlake is the love of my life. Yeah I know you're thinking, "well duh isn't he every 16 year old's dream guy?" No! I was in love with him before he brought SexyBack. I was in love with him when he was wearing white tank tops and had bleach blonde curly hair. I could go on and on...

2) A lot of people think that my sister and I are twins or the same person. Funny thing is, we are 7 years apart in age, I'm taller, and we don't really look that similar (well at least that's what we think).

3) Purple is my favorite color and sometimes I tend to go over board with it. My room has purple walls, a purple rug, purple bedding, and a purple chair. I have also almost always had a purple backpack for school.

4) I have an obsession with Boston accents. Let's just say the movie The Departed was like heaven for me, minus all the cursing and people being murdered.

5) My dream car is a Mini Cooper. It could be the fact that I love the movie The Italian Job, which features one of my favorite boys from Boston, Marky Mark!

6) I love going to the dentist. I think it's fun and entertaining.

7) I have dyed my hair at least 5 times in the last year. I have gone to red, to lighter brown which turned out orange from the red, to redish brown, to dark brown, to black. My natural color is actually dark brown.

Here are my tags. I picked these by looking for people who didn't already have a comment that tagged them. So I hope I haven't double tagged anyone.
Allison (Tales of a Twentysomething)
Elise (My sister, I couldn't think of anyone else.)

A Bonus 8th fact) My mom is from Central Pennsylvania, so a lot of the words I say have a skewed Central PA way about them. I also have the ability to adapt to talking like I am from Central PA if I am around my mom's family for too long. Some of my weird words are: mam and melk, or for normal people mom and milk.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Pumping at a Party.

The party Saturday was pretty good. It was for one of my best friends, Kelly's 17th birthday. She will actually be turning 17 tomorrow. Like I said it freaks me out that I have a friend who is 17! For some reason I still feel like I am in 8th grade. Kelly came to pick me up a little before 5 o'clock. Then she drove us back to her house, which is less than a mile away, to let me see the decorations and to alleviate those hour before the party jitters. I should mention that I haven't seen her since I started pumping. She didn't notice for almost half an hour. When she spotted it, she asked "what's the deal with that?". I explained to her that it was an insulin pump, and instead of taking a bunch of shots every day this would replace 2 of those long acting shots as it "pumped" tiny "shots" of insulin every 3 minutes and then every time I wanted to eat I just punch in a few numbers and it gives the right amount for the food. Kelly is not very mechanical and isn't all that knowledgeable my diabetes care, so I tried to make it simple. You may be wondering why I have best friend who doesn't know a lot about my diabetes. It's just because Kelly is not the type of person where diabetes is going to matter to her. She knows enough about it; how to tell if I'm low, check my sugar, she has seen me take shots etc. I think she was just disappointed that she can no longer jokingly pretend that I do drugs. She also commented that I just looked like a lady at the mall "countin' my steps on her lunch hour".
This is dress I wore:
I'm not sure if you can see it, but there was belt around the waist and it is also a wrap dress. So I ran the pump tubing from my site (on my abdomen) through the interior slit, across the front, to the exterior slit. Then I clipped my little buddy Orin on to the belt on the same side of the exterior slit and we were ready to party! (I hope that all makes sense.)With the pump at my side and close to the slit, I was able to not have a lot of tubing exposed. It was also easy to access to bolus for dinner & cake, as well as enter blood sugars, and make corrections. I topped out the night at 187, which I didn't think was that bad considering all the hooplah.

I haven't posted my Diabetes 365 pictures in awhile. I'll be back tomorrow with those. In the meantime why don't you check out the pool, there are now over 800 pictures.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Email the Doctor & A Party!

Hat tip to Bernard. If you would like to email the misinforming Dr. Robert Rizza who I spotlighted in yesterday's post. Please feel free to send your feelings to him at rizzaDOTrobertATmayoDOTedu. Who knows, maybe if we all do this they will edit the horrible video or just take it down. Then there will be one less video to add to the world's confusion when it comes to the word Diabetes. I've decided that this will be my tactic from now on. Spot a diabetes error. Point it out to the blogosphere and I will be writing letters to the offenders. So feel free to join me if you ever have the time. What can it hurt? Nothing. What could it change? Everything.

Tonight, I will be celebrating my best friend's 17th birthday! It makes me feel really old. I know I am only 16 and I am complaining about getting old. Maybe the right word is SCARY. It feels like just yesterday we were carpooling to middle school. Now she can drive, and I am about to get my license. By this time next year we will probably both be thinking about where to go for college. It freaks me out. Oh and this will be the first party that Orin and I will attend wearing a dress. Let's just hope I don't have an experience like Kerri.

Friday, November 16, 2007

I can NOT believe this...

First, this morning I watch a relatively good interview with Dr. Tim Johnson & his wife on Good Morning America, about her Type 1 Diabetes. She was diagnosed when she was in her 30's, a poster adult for LADA. It was pretty much factually accurate, she showed her pump, tested her blood sugar on the air, they talked about a cure, hypoglycemia, etc.
I was thinking alright, go GMA!

Then I went to checked out the website after the show like they direct you to do.
I stumbled upon ABC's On Call + Diabetes.

And this is the part where I hop onto my soapbox.
So I looked around, and found this, which pissed me off. So according to this guy diabetes is caused by diet. Wow, I didn't know that doctor, so you are telling me that when I was 5 I was not following the right diet and I ended up skeleton skinny and this caused my (type 1) diabetes? Please, can you just say Type 2 before diabetes. It's an extra 2 syllables, I'm sure it won't kill you and all your other medical professional friends! I get the fact that Type 2 is the more prevalent disease, but that doesn't mean you can put us all under that same big blue "diabetes" umbrella. Also, some Type 2's are not even overweight!!! I could go on for days...
Now I will step off my soapbox.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

From my sister on WDD

This is something my sister emailed me yesterday. She asked if I would post it today. So here it is:

Being the good sister that I am/try to be, I was reading Jillian’s blog today and clicked on a few of the other blogs she has links for. I came across an article mentioning Inspired By Diabetes and I thought to myself, maybe I should write something about how Jillian’s diabetes has affected me. So here goes.

These are things I remember about when Jillian was initially diagnosed with Type 1 (I was turning 12 in 2 weeks):

- How scared I was when the school nurse buzzed my classroom and told me to come to the office for early dismissal

- The look of dread on my parents’ faces when Jillian and I met them in the hall

- Going to the dietician and learning about carbs and practicing putting air into insulin vials and drawing it into syringes

- Getting fat because I tried to be supportive and ate everything Jillian was eating for breakfast: eggs, toast, juice, milk, cereal

- Trying diet soda and hating it

These are things I don’t remember about that time:

- My 12th birthday

- Christmas that year

There are things I’ll never forget:

- Jillian screaming while my parents held her down in order to give her her shots. That look of fear was just too much.

- Feeling horrible when I had to help hold her down

- How proud I was of Jillian when she started to give herself her shots

- How proud I am of Jillian for taking control and deciding to choose an insulin pump

- How special it made me feel to be included in her process of researching and choosing which pump to go with (I guess that’s what big sisters are for though)

Now for something I don’t like talking about very much. I used to be very jealous of Jillian. In my eyes, my parents were so consumed with taking care of her, that they didn’t have time for me. It was a lonely time for me. Probably the first time I ever felt depressed. Many times I wished it was me that was the diabetic not her. I wish I could say it was an altruistic thought—that I wanted to spare her from the pain and protect her. But it wasn’t. I wanted someone to pay attention to me, to go out of his or her way for me, to forget everything else for me.

I could never be a diabetic. I pass out almost every time I have my blood drawn. I hate pricking my finger, the few times I’ve actually done it. It hurts sooooooo much. Also, diet soda is gross. (For those of you who don’t know, while I didn’t get my “wish” for Type I, I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus at age 15, all though it is not the same.). But really, the point I’m trying to make is that diabetes touches more than just the person receiving the diagnosis—it touches siblings, parents, friends, and lovers. On this World Diabetes Day, I’d like to say to my sister and to all diabetics (Type I’s especially) that I’m so proud of you. For dealing with everything you go though in your daily lives with diabetes. You are not alone, you are not the only ones who are aware, and there are others who are just as ready for a cure.


I don't exactly know how I feel about all the hoopla today. On one hand I am excited and happy, that the UN is recognizing what today is, and I know that is a huge deal. But then the pessimistic side of me wonders, if the focus on Diabetes in Children and Adolescents is really going to be enough. Is one day focusing on that theme going to be enough, with all the confusion out there about the types of diabetes? I know I'm lucky to be able to have certain access to technology to help me control this disease. But I don't want to control it, I want it to go away. Not just for me, but for the countless kids all over the world who have been diagnosed, those who are yet to be, and those who might never be and will not be treated. I don't want this day to pass by and then have the month end, and where will we be? Still waiting for a cure. I don't really know if this is a "Happy" World Diabetes Day. I would be happier if there were no such thing as diabetes and then we wouldn't need one stinking day of the year to be heard. In my world everyday is a World Diabetes Day, and until there is a cure it will remain that way. The day is young, and I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I don’t know how to explain it.

But I’ll try. Last night I got into verbal argument with both of my parents, separately. (There goes my perfect teenager image.) The first time it was because I overheard my father talking about “the way I talk to adults” and that he isn’t having it anymore. So I flipped out, because this is a line he uses all too frequently. There is an extremely long back story to why I flipped out, involving the fact that my father is bi-polar. As a result he wasn’t involved much in my childhood, although he has always lived in our house. Because of his emotional unavailability and an incident that occurred 2 years ago, our relationship (or lack thereof) is very volatile and there is an admitted lack of respect that goes both ways. So anyway I said a lot of admittedly disrespectful things, but I was angry and I could not help it. So he ended up leaving the house. I then said more admittedly to her. It all ended badly and is yet to be resolved. I don’t even know why I am telling anyone about this. It is just that today I had one of those days where everything felt completely wrong, and I didn’t have any way of fixing things. I could cry about it, but I couldn’t talk to anyone. I told my sister but that was just worse, because she is studying for law school exams and the last thing she needs is for me to burden her with this.

Then to top it off, for some reason because of my Diabetes 365 picture today and the responses I got from it. I got upset. I felt like all of my diabetic life I was short changed. I had diabetes for all 11 years of my life in traditional school. I only had 3 weeks in school without it. But guess what I never had? A 504 plan or anything like it. My parents never even knew about them until my sister got sick when I was 7, and still I never had one. No one ever told us they would be appropriate for a child with diabetes. Not a doctor, not a school nurse, not a guidance counselor. Thankfully I never needed anything special for my diabetes while in school. Yes, the trips to the nurses office where tedious and I thought there had to be a better way. But what did we know? We asked for change and still no one told us what exactly we needed to do. No one ever gave my parents the guide for diabetes and school (does it exist?). This got me thinking. How many kids out there have any type of disability that could require special adjustments or protocol while in school, but their parents are under informed or are told that nothing is available to help? I’m upset about this, and it doesn’t even matter for more me anymore. I no longer attend traditional school. I’m upset that little me went to school every day with diabetes and something could have been different. But I am more upset that there are probably a lot of kids out there like me who are not being helped. I have no idea where I am going with this like I said it’s just one of those days…

Lots o' Links

Tomorrow, November 14th, 2007 is World Diabetes Day.
If you haven't already done it, add a campaign banner to your blog or website.

Also go check out Diabetes Mine for more information about this survey.
So give your opinion and support diabetes technology.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the TuDiabetes "Word In Your Hand" Video.
You might just see a few familiar hands and faces.

Find more videos like this on Tu Diabetes - A Community for People Touched by Diabetes

And finally, the 3rd Annual Diabetes O.C. Awards are upon us.
Now it is time for the nomination process.
For the link to vote check out Allison's lastest post.
Don't forget to drop her a comment to thank her for all of her hardwork!

Back tomorrow for the big day!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Picture Time! Diabetes 365 Days 23-26

Day 23 - Lows

Diabetes 365 - Day 23 Lows

Day 24 - Making Connections

Diabetes 365 - Day 24 Making Connections

Day 25 - The Remains

Diabetes 365 - Day 25 The Remains

Day 26 - Awareness

Diabetes 365 - Day 26 Awareness

I don't have one for today yet...

To see other contributers check out the Diabetes 365 Pool

Friday, November 9, 2007

D-Blog Day!

I am not exactly sure where to go with this post. So I have decided to just say Thank You! To everyone who has supported me through all of my diabetes woes over the past few months. You have seen me through my dedicated work to lower my A1c, my quest to begin pumping, and now my successful transition to pumping. Your support and kind words have meant a lot. I came to this community looking for something, what that something was I am not really sure. Answers, support, understanding maybe? Whatever I was looking for I have definitely found it here. I find comfort in the written words of those who live this life everyday. A life that none of us chose, but we survive and even triumph. So here's to you D-Bloggers!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

From their lips to your ears.

Oh Halle! Why???

And now The View is getting in on the action...I won't knock them for at least saying something about Diabetes Awareness Month. But way to add to the confusion Babs and company, it can be corrected? News to me Babs! They didn't even say anything about Type 1 Diabetes.

PS. I broke the YouTube rules so they might get deleted at some point. I would love to see what your reaction is after not only reading Halle's words, but hearing her say them. Plus what do you think about the View? Yay or Nay?

Monday, November 5, 2007

Top Chef.

I remember Kerri posted about voting former Top Chef contestant Sam Talbot as the Glad America's Steamiest Chef. Well guess what!? He won! so that's $30,000 to JDRF, thanks to everyone who voted and the Glad company who donated the money on his behalf! Just a quick bit of information I thought I should share.

Diabetes 365 - Days 19 - 22

I owe you some pictures:

Day 19

Day 20

Day 21
Day 22

Friday, November 2, 2007

Perez has it right!

Okay so we all know that Halle Berry has cured her Type 1 Diabetes. But Perez Hilton has proven her wrong! Leave it to a Celebrity gossip blogger to set the facts straight, well sort of. The funny thing is people are trying to say that the media misinterpreted her words. Not true at all, she said something very similar to this on Bravo's Inside the Actor's Studio.

By the way it's my 1 week Pump-iversary.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Diabetes 365 Days 16 -18

Playing a little catch up!

Day 16 - Everywhere I Go

Day 17 - Fishy Lows
Day 18 - Difficult Food

For the descriptions check out the Diabetes 365 Flickr Group.