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    My Diabetes Story

    I'm Lee Ann, a community moderator here at dLife. I was diagnosed when I was in kindergarten in 1978. Diabetes has been a very bumpy road for me. I've lived with depression since I was a teenager, but for most of that time, it's been managed. I also had an eating disorder from my teens into my early 30's, but I've been recovered for 5 years now.

    These days, I wear a pump and CGM, I count carbs, and exercise is a work in progress. I write a diabetes blog called, The Butter Compartment, and do advocacy work, especially related to diabetes-specific mental health issues. I'm an art therapist, so I'm always looking for innovative ways to use art to help diabetics and raise awareness about diabetes. Off-line, I have a private practice providing art therapy and psychotherapy to people affected by diabetes, and I'm Adjunct Professor of Art Therapy at Holy Family University.

    I live with my husband, Jason, and our reptilian ‘children’. I'm an artist, and I like other creative activities like cooking, gardening, photography, and writing, and I love to travel.

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      leeannthill posted a new blog post.

      Hand surgery update
      It's been a month since I had surgery for carpal tunnel and trigger...
      April 24, 2012 at 10:22pm
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      Wishing you a speedy and full recovery! — Julia
      August 16, 2012 9:12 AM CDT
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      I need some help i have a 3 1/2 yr old son who has mitochondrial disorder they aren't sure what type it is BUT at age 3 he was positive for diabetes is is where he keeps bad sugar and loses the good sugar, and who knows what's next
      September 5, 2012 9:25 AM CDT
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      leeannthill I've been running myself ragged lately, and I don't anticipate a break anytime soon...

      Mood: tired
      April 24, 2012 at 10:14pm
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      leeannthill added a comment to kathymalleck's blog post.

      Today the Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitor
      Today may be the last day in 62 years that I will shoot mysel.  Today...
      April 24, 2012 at 10:12pm
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      Thank you for your encouragement Leeann. The "helper" has not been installed yet, waiting for them to call back to set up a time to come over here and show me how.
      April 25, 2012 12:43 PM CDT
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      I still consider myself a newbie, but I was put on the pump after year 1. My current a1c is 6.2. I have an excellent Endocrinologist -he's heaven sent. :) I'm so happy that he suggested pump therapy so quick - I love it. It was an adjustment in the beginning, keep something close for lows as your body adjust. In the back of my mind, I am afraid of shots now. :) When I have to go that route, it takes me aback a bit. I think you will love your new sidekick. :)
      April 25, 2012 9:43 PM CDT
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      leeannthill added a comment to henrysfive's blog post.

      limited income
      how do you survive when your on a limit income and can't afford the food you...
      April 23, 2012 at 11:11am
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      I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling to the financial burden of diabetes. I don't know where you live, but would it be possible to grow some veggies? If you don't have a yard, I know there are ways to grow veggies in containers even if all you have is a patio or very limited space. It might not be a continual source of produce throughout the year, but it could be a few more veggies than you'd have otherwise. Depending on the set-up, it's also a way to get some physical activity, it could...

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      April 23, 2012 11:11 AM CDT
      thank you all for your advise, I am tryin to get a vegtable plot in our small community but it has to go thru city council
      April 23, 2012 9:16 PM CDT
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      leeannthill added a comment to veganlro's blog post.

      Shoes! And other things...
      I wrote this post on my blog collegeveganista but thought I'd share...
      April 23, 2012 at 10:49am
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      Congrats on teh poem! Are they trying to publish another book of poetry? I wrote the intro for the first book which is a beautiful collection of poems. I'll have to check out the poems being submitted now.
      We always learned to always wear shoes at my camp too, and it's stuck with me. I rarely walk around my own house barefoot, and I'm very particular about buying practical footwear, partly because of diabetes, and partly because I have some other issues with my feet. Thankfully, I'm...


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      April 23, 2012 10:49 AM CDT
      I know it's been a couple months since you both commented but I seriously haven't checked back until now (life got busy!). Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!
      June 17, 2012 9:39 PM CDT
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      leeannthill posted a new blog post.

      More Complicated Than They Told Me
      I've had carpal tunnel in both hands for about a year and a half.  I've...
      March 28, 2012 at 10:34am
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      I hope this won't effect your work as an artist and an art therapist. Do you have a proper keyboard? That can help alot. I hope you can still walk your service dog or your husband probably helps you with that. When you are doing better I hope you can tell us how well has the dog's training is doing and has it helped you in emergency. I always look for blogs from you but sorry that it is from these circumstances. I love your attitude very much and I do know these littler complications can...

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      March 28, 2012 11:46 AM CDT
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      I had surgery for trigger finger in November of last year -my surgeon was PERFECT. He told me that I could return to work the following day, but I gave it a few days. I was swollen for a few week -but overall I was happy that I did it. It was my middle finger and my incision is along one of the lines in the palm of my hand. If you didn't know I had the surgery, you wouldn't notice any signs of it.
      Hope you heeling goes as smooth as mine!


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      March 28, 2012 11:50 PM CDT
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      leeannthill I got surgery for carpal tunnel and trigger finger, and look forward to full use of my hand again!

      Mood: relieved
      March 24, 2012 at 7:22am
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      leeannthill added a comment to veganlro's blog post.

      Oil and Water Don't Mix
      In 12 days, I will officially have had diabetes for more years than not....
      March 20, 2012 at 7:45am
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      Hi Veganlro,
      To sum it up for me, it's just not worth it. I'm well within the drinking range limit, I was never a real drinker anyway -and right now, I figure it's just not worth the risk. If you can't have fun and enjoy your friends without a drink, someone in the crowd wasn't any fun anyway ;).
      I really enjoyed your writing an hope to see a lot more. Make the most of your last year of college -you will never have years like your college year again, speaking from experience. ;)


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      March 17, 2012 6:10 AM CDT
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      I had a really hard time in my teens and 20's, partly because I also thought I'd be cured, and as the years started to add up and I wasn't cured, I was very resentful and angry. I think it's wonderful that you're moving to the "next stage" and working towards accepting diabetes. I've had it for 33 years, and accepting it has been the most freeing thing I even did. Your post made me think you might appreciate a blog post I wrote recently: ...

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      March 20, 2012 7:45 AM CDT
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      leeannthill My husband is planning a big dinner with all of my friends for my birthday next week!

      Mood: loved
      February 21, 2012 at 9:53pm
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      leeannthill added a comment to Leah's blog post.

      BIG NEWS!
      Good morning everyone!  I have some exciting and surprising news to...
      February 21, 2012 at 9:41pm
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      Congratulation to your brother and new addition to the family. :)
      February 13, 2012 6:33 PM CST
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      Congratulations to your brother and his fiancee, and that's so exciting for your whole family!
      February 21, 2012 9:41 PM CST
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      leeannthill added a comment to LC's blog post.

      Low blood sugar triggers
      Do you have any foods that triggers low blood sugars?  I know in recent...
      February 7, 2012 at 9:21am
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      Hi,
      I wrote a nice long reply last night and of course it did not save. :) That's my issue, the combination of the Oatmeal and my medicine. My job is pretty sedentary -so I don't see that contributing. The Oatmeal has 34 carbs and 10 grams of fiber, I add a granola pack that has 24 carbs and a pack of raisins (and I don't count carbs of fiber for those). So if my b/s is 90, carbs add up to 58 and I subtract 10 -I have 48 carbs, my carb ratio is 1/5...so I have a bolus of 8.8 and a basal...


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      February 7, 2012 2:10 PM CST
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      Okay, I see the need to alter my diet and my medicine. I had a low today after going a week without Oatmeal. Again, it was at lunch time...all the way down to 53. I think I need to be mindful of my mid-morning snack. I have to make sure that I get something in.
      February 10, 2012 4:34 PM CST
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      leeannthill added a comment to kathymalleck's blog post.

      The advantages of "just a little walking time"
      Took a 26 minute walk before lunch because my test was 199.  After the...
      February 2, 2012 at 11:41pm
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      Even a little bit of exercise can make a difference in BG and how we feel! It's not just good for the body though - fresh air does wonders for the mind and soul :)
      February 2, 2012 11:41 PM CST
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      Today However has been a different story. My Thursday Grocery Shopping and Valentine Card Purchasing has been interrupted with 3 un-drivingable lows requiring 2 4 zo. Juicy Juices and some cheddar crackers with the 2nd Juicy Juice.
      All this from 11:15 am to 3:33pm that's too long to be out doing a simple task like grocery shopping and card purchasing especially since I took less nonlog this morning and last night made sure the Lantus was exactly what it should be (knowing i'd be out and...


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      February 2, 2012 11:54 PM CST
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      leeannthill added a comment to copperhairpin's blog post.

      Feel a need to talk about it...
      A few days ago it came to a head about my feelings about my control of my...
      February 2, 2012 at 11:35pm
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      I think only you can really say if you're experiencing burnout or not. I don't think having one bad day necessarily means burnout, but maybe it's a sign that you need some extra support, whatever that might be for you. I have days when I lose my patience and feel really frustrated, like the things I do to manage my diabetes don't make a difference, but that passes. You have to decide if this was just a down day, or if it's a sign of something more... but I think getting extra support is never a...

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      February 2, 2012 11:35 PM CST
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      Thank you Leeann. I did some soul searching and realize that it isn't burn out I felt that day. It is hard to manage a severe mental illness AND diabetes at times. I had a "sick" day and it overwhelmed me. Sometimes things get distorted and a bit irrational and my obession with diabetes got the best of me. I told my sweetheart about my feelings and thoughts and he reminds me that we are all doing our best when it comes to glucose control. I am doing my best for sure and the numbers are lower...

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      February 3, 2012 11:38 AM CST
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      leeannthill added a comment to sandi7755's blog post.

      Hello, I am new here. My name is Sandi
      Jan. 20TH, my husband Tom and I were married 39 years.  We have 2...
      February 2, 2012 at 11:28pm
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      I hope you will check in with us with an update about you and your husband. We have all, in our own personal ways, tried to help. I never thought if you needed help to follow through what we offered by yourself. I hope that maybe you can find someone help you through these steps if you and your husband feel not capable of doing them by yourself. I know sometimes even trying to do them can be overwhelming. Maybe your adult children can help you in that way. I am so glad that you have children and...

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      February 4, 2012 9:39 AM CST
      I lost my job 11 yrs ago at the age of 44. After two yrs of searching, my husband was diagnosed with kidney disease stage 3, now the late stages of 4, I stopped looking to care for him, now he is also sight impaired. But the first thing I did was apply for food stamps and asked advice on help with our diabetes. We both have type 2 diabetes. After that we went to the county hospital to see what they might be able help us with.
      Also if you neuropathy, Social Security, I have been told, won’t...


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      February 6, 2012 4:49 AM CST
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      leeannthill 2012 got off to a rotten start, so I'm hoping the good stuff starts now.

      Mood: hopeful
      February 2, 2012 at 11:23pm
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      leeannthill 2012 got off to a rotten start, so I'm hoping the good stuff start now.

      Mood: hopeful
      February 2, 2012 at 11:23pm
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      leeannthill Between the brief stomach virus, and the neverending cold, I am so tired of being sick!

      Mood: sick
      January 16, 2012 at 9:53pm
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      leeannthill My dad had bypass surgery 2 days ago, so it's been a rough week. He's doing well, so just hoping for a smooth recovery now.

      Mood: stressed
      January 6, 2012 at 9:34am
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      leeannthill added a comment to copperhairpin's blog post.

      I have been in a comtemplative mood
      I was outside and I sit in our gazebo alot.  That is where I do some of...
      January 6, 2012 at 9:33am
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      It can be good to look at the bigger picture when you start feeling discouraged. I'm glad you found some comfort in doing that. I have a sad anniversary next week, so I relate to how challenging that is. Take care and find some peace as those days pass.
      January 6, 2012 9:33 AM CST
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      Thank you so much Leanne. I am sorry that you too have a sad life event coming up too. I know we will get through them but I guess it happens to all human beings eventually. I worry that I sound full of self pity at times. That is part of being human sometimes too I suppose. But human feelings have to be faced head on to get over to the other side to cope. I know that I will try to celebrate the lives that I miss and over my anger that they are gone. They are sorely missed but they taught me one...

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      January 6, 2012 9:59 AM CST
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      leeannthill added a comment to Nancy's blog post.

      No Pump here
      No, I'm not on a pump, too much math for me, our son type one also had one...
      January 6, 2012 at 9:18am
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      I love my pump, and I know most people with them do, but I also know a few people who decided it wasn't for them. There are disadvantages of the pump for me - having it attached to me, the cost of supplies, pump emergencies, like running out of insulin - but the advantages of better BG management are worth more to me than not having to deal with those things. As for running out of insulin, it just requires a little extra planning and preparation to manage that without it causing problems - I...

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      January 6, 2012 9:18 AM CST
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      leeannthill posted a new blog post.

      A 2012 Wish for All
      What I wish most for people with diabetes and their families is...
      December 31, 2011 at 11:52am
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      Hi Leeannthill,
      One thought to followup on your comments. Yesterday is history and it will still play out the same. Now tommorrow is in the future and will continue to be a mystery. So, what is left. The present. Let us all take the time to open this gift of today and move forward with great hopes and dreams. As always have a great day.
      Dan
      PS your puppy is an example of being in the momment.


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      December 31, 2011 3:43 PM CST
      First of all I hope your Father is recovering well. I am new here and can't seem to get my blood sugars under control. I had a terrible year which led to depressed bingeing. I am hoping your words of encouragement not only can help me but others get in control of their diabetes.
      January 12, 2012 11:28 AM CST
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      leeannthill added a comment to dgrl25yrs' blog post.

      All Labs are good!
      Wow I could barely believe my eyes when my lab results came in.  My A1c...
      December 30, 2011 at 10:37am
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      It's great to see that you had good lab results - that's always a relief! I struggle with depression too, especially during the fall and winter, so I know every bit of hope counts :)
      Happy New Year!


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      December 30, 2011 10:37 AM CST
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      Thank you and you are added to my friends list and I would love to hear from you on my profile page and in the community blogs. I know my mate struggles more with complications than I do but yours is also his so I have a special understanding of them. You and I share coping with depression and I can relate to that too. Let us sip a taste of sparkling cider and celebrate the beginning of a new year!!
      Sally


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      December 30, 2011 12:40 PM CST
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      leeannthill Looking forward to a great 2012!

      Mood: hopeful
      December 29, 2011 at 10:22am
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      leeannthill added a comment to Richard's blog post.

      After Christmas survival
      Merry after Christmas to all.   My wife and I hosted 17 people for...
      December 29, 2011 at 10:20am
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      Holiday gatherings can be rough on BG's. Glad you were able to get it stabilized quickly though. I need to make my exercise less hit or miss, and more regular myself. Good luck to you with that, and Happy New Year!
      December 29, 2011 10:20 AM CST
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      leeannthill added a comment to lookedjewel's blog post.

      a1c check up
      Well, I went to the doctors the other day to find out the results of my a1c....
      December 29, 2011 at 10:17am
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      Thanks Sally :-)
      LDL is the bad cholesterol level. He said it didn't go up much but it did go up some. It's still in the normal range, but the high end of normal and he wants it lower due to my T2.
      Hopefully I will be on here more often but life gets too hectic and I sometimes forget, lol.
      Take care Sally and Happy New Year!!! Be safe and drive carefully!!!


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      December 28, 2011 9:53 PM CST
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      Don't be discouraged! I would also guess that the shift change probably had a lot to do with the bump in your a1c. You are still doing great, and there will always be lab result changes in both directions due to circumstances that we can't always control. Continue to take care of yourself, and those numbers are sure to even out where you and your doctor want them to be. Congrats on the continued weight loss too - that's very impressive!
      December 29, 2011 10:17 AM CST
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      leeannthill Merry Christmas!

      Mood: jolly
      December 24, 2011 at 10:24am
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      leeannthill posted a new blog post.

      Merry Christmas!
      This month has been CRAZY!  Spent the first week in Florida on vacation...
      December 24, 2011 at 10:20am
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      I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. No plans just my wife and I enjoying the day.
      December 25, 2011 9:36 AM CST
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      I hope that your Christmas has been wonderful. We celebrated on Christmas Eve for my sisters could share the holiday with us. It was wonderful!! Today my Hal and I are having a warm, comfortable Christmas today doing nothing at all and we have put the "I shoulds" out the window for today. It is a peaceful day beyond belief. Ate too much, as I knew I would and now working my bg numbers back again. THere are three days a year that we will gather together and feast so I will just accept that and...

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      December 25, 2011 3:26 PM CST
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      leeannthill MY BG's have been so wonky lately! Low most of the morning, now I'm 300 and feel blah.

      Mood: annoyed
      December 15, 2011 at 5:48pm
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      leeannthill is now friends with Robert and 4 other people.

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      December 15, 2011 at 5:47pm
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      leeannthill added a comment to Thomas' blog post.

      Type 2 Diabetes, Exercise, Food and Insulin.
      Type 2 Diabetes, Exercise, Food and Insulin. Today is great day for...
      December 5, 2011 at 6:02pm
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      So glad to hear that you're back to exercising, Tom and that the biking had such a great effect on your blood sugar. Whoo-hoo!
      December 6, 2011 7:47 AM CST
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      Looks like I missed a blog -I'll have to come back and check after Zumba :) Yep, exercising too. I didn't know that you were on insulin now. With your diet, exercise and insulin...you should be just fine! I'll be back to check on you.
      December 6, 2011 5:55 PM CST
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      leeannthill added a comment to Thomas' blog post.

      Carb Counting Warning
      Today with dinner I was going to have goya Negro beens.  The can said...
      December 5, 2011 at 5:52pm
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      also there was no more room in the can for any more liquid or beans. I still don't know what is causing it.
      December 3, 2011 9:42 AM CST
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      I highly recommend getting a nutrition scale. They sell them at amazon or if you want to check them out in person, places like Bed, Bath & Beyond. I've been using one since I started using an insulin pump, for over 7 years, and can't imagine not using one now. When I've compared using measuring cups with weighing, measuring cups are always inaccurate, no matter what kind it is, which has to do with the inherent inexactness of using measuring cups, not the measuring cup itself. As a bonus, you...

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      December 5, 2011 5:52 PM CST
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      leeannthill Returned from vacation last night, and now I need a vacation to recover from my vacation!

      Mood: tired
      December 5, 2011 at 5:31pm
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      leeannthill Returned from vacation last night, and now I need a vacation to recover fro my vacation!

      Mood: tired
      December 5, 2011 at 5:31pm
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      leeannthill posted a new blog post.

      Meet Lucy, the Diabetic Service Dog In-Training
      I'm excited to introduce everyone to Lucy, my diabetic alert dog...
      November 21, 2011 at 1:43pm
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      So cute. Where do you start looking into getting one? Would much rather be warned by a warm and loving being when having a low then the often missed alarms from medronic glucose sensor when it is working.
      December 23, 2011 10:22 PM CST
      Also live in Philly, would love to meet her.
      December 23, 2011 10:23 PM CST
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      leeannthill uploaded a new photo.

      November 21, 2011 at 1:30pm
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      leeannthill Looking forward to Thanksgiving, seeing family, and vacationing with my husband!

      Mood: thankful
      November 21, 2011 at 1:20pm
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      leeannthill added a comment to Thomas' blog post.

      Diabetic Educator Does Not Know How To Use Isulin Pen?
      My diabetes educator needs to be retrained in using insulin...
      November 18, 2011 at 9:29am
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      Thank you Leeann, I actually have a doctor friend that is trying to get me into what she says is a very well known diabetic clinic in China Town. I think my diabetes educator lol.. sorry but I had to laugh at calling her that. but I think I should go back their and point out what she did wrong -not for her but for other diabetics. I think I will make my next exercise walk to china town and drop her off a little note that she needs to be retraining in using insulin. I think I need to at least try...

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      November 18, 2011 9:49 AM CST
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      LOL, I'm thanking her too -glad you showed you what she was all about before you spent a lot of money and time seeing her. That's a pet peeve of mine also and the less it seem like they know, the more I ask. It's not meant to be mean, but subconciously(sp?)I always feel like it's my responsiblity to educate them when they are like that. I have to leave them with something to ponder for the next patient because they would not see me again. Also because Diabetes is SO important to me now, I have...

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      November 18, 2011 8:13 PM CST
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      leeannthill added a comment to lprowitt's blog post.

      Something is rotten in the state of Dietary Advice
      Sorry, it's time for another diet rant. Found on US News and World Report's...
      November 18, 2011 at 8:59am
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      No, you're not crazy. You've just bought into the mistaken notion that magazines, TV and other media, including the "News" is anything other than entertainment.
      You've made a mild complaint and a confession of confusion, here's a REAL rant:
      After 15,000+ years, homosapiens is still version 1.0. The diet dejour is version what - 500? 5000? Doctors who didn't know what caused diabetes 40 years ago, promised a cure would be found within 10 years. Doctors who today still don't know are...


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      December 2, 2011 1:34 PM CST
      I saw this, too. If you're crazy then I am, too!
      I can tell you that if I ate that sample breakfast, I would be off kilter with my numbers all day, especially if I started out anything higher than normal.
      I'm type 2 and started on insulin and a pump within the last year. I need to lose about 150 lbs but would be thrilled to lose the fist 50.
      I just don't get it. I try and try to lose weight. When I do, I gain it back. I see the endo next week, and I hate the thought of stepping...


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      January 10, 2012 4:38 PM CST
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      leeannthill posted a new blog post.

      Nose for Lows
      I've had a lot of serious low BG's over the last few years requiring...
      November 18, 2011 at 8:44am
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      Hi Leeann,
      First, I am coming from the postion of experience with our family dog. I was on a multiple daily injection pattern and our two children were becoming tweens. Simple put, when were we (me) going to eat so that I could plan for my shots. A complete failure. So, some fourteen year ago, I switched to a insulin infusion pump. At the sam time we added a member to the family, Maggie Mae. simple put she would jump on the bed and start licking me to wake me from my low blood sugar levels....


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      November 20, 2011 9:41 AM CST
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      Hi Leeann:
      The serious lows blood sugars are so scary. I have experienced many of them also over the years. I wish you luck with your new intervention and hope you will share the experiences with us!!


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      November 20, 2011 3:48 PM CST
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      leeannthill My diabetic alert dog in-training arrives tomorrow!

      Mood: excited
      November 18, 2011 at 8:17am
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      leeannthill added a comment to michaelarmy20's blog post.

      Fight Diabetes
      When I was first diagnosed with Diabetes it sucked, I was 19, scared and had...
      November 18, 2011 at 8:12am
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      That's impressive that you found a way to stay in the service. I've known several people over the years who have wanted to pursue certain careers - military, firefighting, etc. - that discourage or don't allow people with diabetes to join. I'm glad you were able to continue being in the Army.
      November 18, 2011 8:12 AM CST
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      leeannthill Getting the World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange organized! Have you signed up yet?

      Mood: busy
      October 27, 2011 at 7:57am
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      leeannthill added a comment to rachelw's blog post.

      Hi there!!
      Hi there!!!! It's been ages since i've been around - just popping in every...
      October 18, 2011 at 9:28am
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      Rachel,
      Glad to hear your numbers went down.It's been quite awhile since I've been on this site also.
      Keep up the good work.
      Steve


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      October 12, 2011 8:48 PM CDT
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      Glad to hear things are going well for you, Rachel! I hope your appointment with the dietitian is helpful. Let us know how it goes :)
      October 18, 2011 9:28 AM CDT
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      leeannthill I know it's only Tuesday, but I have a fun, busy weekend ahead that I'm so excited for!

      Mood: excited
      October 18, 2011 at 9:22am
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      leeannthill posted a new blog post.

      Please Join the World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange!
      I love doing projects that mobilize and connect the Diabetes Online...
      October 7, 2011 at 12:27pm
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      leeannthill Working to get people signed up for the World Diabetes Day Postcard Exchange, and hoping for lots more!

      Mood: optimistic
      October 7, 2011 at 11:09am
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      leeannthill This month has been crazy... it's been great, but I'm beat.

      Mood: tired
      September 23, 2011 at 6:04pm
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      leeannthill added a comment to Kristee's blog post.

      Enjoying This Time
      Here lately I've been enjoying my time that I have regained from my other job...
      September 23, 2011 at 6:02pm
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      Glad to hear you're taking time for yourself, Kristy. Hope your back feels better.
      September 23, 2011 1:07 PM CDT
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      I hope your back feels better soon, and you're able to start exercising again. Enjoy the time with your parents!
      September 23, 2011 6:02 PM CDT
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      leeannthill I'm participating in a live mural project this weekend in NYC in conjunction with the UN's NCD Summit! What a great way to raise diabetes awareness!

      Mood: excited
      September 14, 2011 at 2:52pm
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      leeannthill What a week! Diabetes Art Day, workshops to lead, a class to start teaching, and a paper to finish writing...

      Mood: busy
      August 30, 2011 at 10:54am
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