Friday, January 15, 2010

Diabetesaliciousness Inbox & Endo Appt~

So lots of emails in the Diabetesaliciousness in-box as of late - all important stuff!

We all know about the horrific earthquake in Haiti, but did you know that there are close to 313,000 Haitians with diabetes? Right now, those PWDs (people with Diabetes) need our prayers, and our help!
You can help by simply clicking on the link to Insulin For Life, and make a donation via Pay Pal. All monies raised go directly to cover shipping costs for donated supplies. Manny over at tudiabetes writes about it here.

Zip The Cure: Others bloggers have already written about Monica Oxenreiter, a 15 yr old PWD who's come up with a fantastic idea to raise money for JDRF. Basically, she's looking for volunteers to choose their zipcode and raise $100 for their cure in their zipcode. The money raised for JDRF could be 4.2 million dollars! To learn more about how you can be part of ZipTheCure, click

My friend Wil Dubois from LifeAfterDX, is writing another book, this time it's a manual geared towards Type 3's!
In case your wondering, T3's are folks who love people with diabetes, and Wil is looking for people with diabetes input.
PWDs, what do you wish your type 3's would do (or wouldn't do) regarding your life with diabetes? Do the words "Are you allowed to eat that?" ring a bell?

T3's, what do you wish you'd known at the time of your t1 or t2's diagnoses?
Email Wil and let him know your thoughts!

For those of you in NYC this weekend, why not spend your consumer dollars over at CURE THRIFT ? This weekend is all about BAGS, as in HANDBAGS! Ladies, need I write more?
All money raised goes towards finding a cure. Click
HERE to read about CureThrift & the Handbag Extravaganza!

Weekend for Women Conference hosted by DiabetesSisters and TCOYD will take place on May 22-23, 2010 in Raleigh, North Carolina immediately following the Raleigh Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) Conference!

Sounds like an awesome weekend and I really hope I can attend because how many times do we as women with diabetes get to attend a conference for women with diabetes, hosted by women with diabetes, all about women with diabetes?

Stay tuned as I will be writing about the conference in greater detail in the the next few weeks.

Finally, yesterday I had my Endo appt and it went great.....for the most part. My labs were excellent- totally stellar. Kidneys were awesome, as was my cholesterol's, thyroid, blood pressure, etc! BUT, my a1c was 7.1 .
Initially I was upset because my last a1c had been 6.7. BUT my Endo was positively tickled with the results! "Kelly, you've been under a tremendous amount of stress the past 6 weeks- I fully expected your a1c to be in the mid 8's with all the stress you've been under- CUT YOURSELF SOME SLACK- I'm very pleased!"

So I am taking Dr J's advice and not stressing about the 7.1 - no way no how! and YAY FOR ME!


Penny said...

Yay! for you is right! I think 7.1 is great considering all that you have been through and the stressors. Glad everything else is well too.

Unknown said...

I would love a 7.1 A1c if I'd been through as much as you have lately. You're one strong woman! <3 you!

Zita said...

You're doing great with all you've been handling! My son's A1C went from 6.7 to 8 this time and my endo also helped calm my nerves. She said something to the effect that with the hormones that are starting to rage thru his body as he approaches the teen years, it will make it even more of a challenge, but with our diligence, he'll be o.k. It showed me once again how important the 3 month endo appt much as I dread it (more than my son). We tweaked his morning NPH and are starting to see better numbers again. Thanks for all the other info in your post!