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    dLife employees want to better understand what it means to live with diabetes. We want to experience what it takes to manage this disease day to day. The only way to understand what you go through is to walk a mile in your shoes. So for one week, from March 8th - March 14th, dLife employees will be following the regimen of someone living with diabetes. We will be monitoring our blood sugar, watching our diet and exercise, and — for some — taking insulin, all in an effort to better relate to you, our members.

    Check back here to follow our progress and to see how we are doing sticking to a diabetes self-care regimen. We hope to gain insights into living with diabetes from this experience that will help us to better serve you all!

    Recent Messages

      Day 7

      (2 replies)

      Last Post By: monicadennis

      Oh it was a lively little conversation indeed, Jo. But we all got a lot out of it, maybe more than expected, and it'll be interesting to see how this rolls over into what we do every day for the site and other projects.... more

      The Bright Side of Diabetes??

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      Last Post By: monicadennis

      Wow, Jo. Knowing me and my temperment, if I had experienced that I would have been angry on top of all the rest of that because something was messing with my schedule. I can just imagine how many emotions you are all wrestling with on a regular basis... more

      Day 6

      (6 replies)

      Last Post By: Jo

      LOL. I so enjoyed the laughs today. You all are hilarious. lol. I wish there was a darn "like" button on here... but consider all your posts "liked".... more

      Day 1

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      Last Post By: monicadennis

      We welcome your lurking, Jo! :-) And for sure there's even more talking going on inhouse that hasn't been said here. It's frustrating, for sure, and you can believe we ALL (those of us without diabetes, that is) have a new or renewed appreciation for... more

      Day 5

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      Last Post By: adamk72

      So of course my wife and parents got a kick out of pestering me about testing and taking my medications. I can only imagine how hard it must be for family when the regimen is real - I have a real renewed understanding of how lucky we are to not conf... more

Group Updates

    • After the Diabetes...
      The great dLife Gets Diabetes test is over and what is the result...for me?...
      March 15, 2012 at 2:52pm
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    • monicadennis posted to Erin's forum thread on the dLife Gets Diabetes group.

      Forum Topic: Day 7
      March 15, 2012 at 11:47am
    • monicadennis posted to matthewc's forum thread on the dLife Gets Diabetes group.

      March 15, 2012 at 11:44am
    • type2

      Jo posted to Erin's forum thread on the dLife Gets Diabetes group.

      Forum Topic: Day 7
      March 14, 2012 at 6:06pm
    • Erin posted to their forum thread on the dLife Gets Diabetes group.

      Forum Topic: Day 7
      March 14, 2012 at 9:45am
    • Erin created a new forum thread on the dLife Gets Diabetes group.

      Forum Topic: Day 7
      March 14, 2012 at 9:45am
    • type1

      LC added a comment to Erin's blog post on the dLife Gets Diabetes group.

      Falling off the wagon
      So like everything else I started out with great ambition. Tested 6 times a...
      March 14, 2012 at 12:21am
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      type2
      type2
      Oh well... you already know you can do it if backed into a corner. :-) And you already know "what it's like". Ya... the CDE made me do one of those saline injections too, when I first started taking insulin. Ouch is right!!! Those test strips can be an issue for sure. I don't have any trouble at all thinking up "experiments" to do. Lol. But I try to stick to the neccessities... for obvious reasons. Good job, though. Thanks for sharing it with us. :-)
      March 13, 2012 3:13 PM CDT
      type1
      type1
      I never had saline shots, went straight into getting insulin -but I was in the hospital. I never thought that I could give myself a shot, needless to say I became a pro. :) But I'm on the pump now and when I have to use a syringe, I cringe -I do it when I have to, but it sure is tough.
      March 14, 2012 12:21 AM CDT
    • Erin added a comment to their blog post on the dLife Gets Diabetes group.

      Soda Experiment
      Yesterday was my first day following a diabetes regimen for dLife Gets...
      March 13, 2012 at 4:23pm
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      Hi LC and Jo. Thanks for reading my post and leaving comments! As I've continued to test I've noticed that I seem to run pretty low in general. I don't know if it's because of exercise, or because I was eating too few carbs, or if I tend to test more often when I start to feel low. I wish I had enough test strips to test before and after every single meal this week to get a more accurate picture, but this has definitely been an interesting (and eye-opening!) experiment.
      March 13, 2012 4:23 PM CDT
      Hi Jo, Erin, LC,
      Interesting experiment here...
      I think it important to remember that 68 or 70 mg/dl is not "low" blood glucose. Experts believe that a normal blood glucose reading w/o any insulin resistance is about 70, so I wouldn't get too concerned about readings in this range, in fact I'd be delighted.
      Erin, your comment about the need for treatment below 70 is correct only if you are taking oral meds (especially the sulfonylureas) or insulin. W/o drug interference, we all...


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      March 27, 2012 11:15 AM CDT
    • type2

      Jo posted to Erin's forum thread on the dLife Gets Diabetes group.

      Forum Topic: Day 6
      March 13, 2012 at 3:54pm
    • type2

      Jo posted to matthewc's forum thread on the dLife Gets Diabetes group.

      March 13, 2012 at 3:46pm

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