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    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      Finding the Good in Type 1 Diabetes
      Tonight as I watched Nicholas David sing his soulful rendition of Lean On Me...
      November 20, 2012 at 12:07am
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    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      What Diabetes Awareness Month Means to Me
      From my blog, The Juice Box Diaries. To see the original post (complete...
      November 2, 2012 at 4:59pm
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    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      What's It Really Feel Like to be High?
      This is from my blog The Juice Box Diaries. See the original...
      October 20, 2012 at 5:04pm
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      Hi Veganlro,
      Coming down from a high is not a fun thing to do. During such times, have you thought to take a ketone reading. Clearing raised ketones from the blood takes much longer than bringing glucose levels to a normal setting. Urine testing has a lag time. It is my understanding that there are now two (2) different blood glucose meters which can take blood ketone readings. The bigger question is what can be done to bring blood ketone levels to an acceptable value? Hmmmm. Believe...


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      October 22, 2012 9:27 AM CDT
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      The Sugar - Fitness Struggle Part 2
      Check out the original post here for pictures A few days ago I posted on my...
      October 15, 2012 at 1:07am
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    • veganlro Grad school applications...

      Mood: determined
      October 10, 2012 at 11:57pm
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      How do you measure success?
      In every different category of our lives there’s a different way to...
      September 21, 2012 at 11:30am
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      Hi VeganLro, Keep up the good work. Yes, normal is normal.... on a dryer too! Winston Churchill put it best....Never give up, NEVER give up, NEVER GIVE UP. As always have a great day.
      Dan


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      September 22, 2012 8:41 PM CDT
      Thanks Dan!
      October 10, 2012 11:55 PM CDT
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      Diabetes the Fun Way
      Please check out my music video created to promote diabetes awareness. Learn...
      September 20, 2012 at 9:26pm
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      type2
      The video is wonderful and very creative and I enjoyed it very much.
      Sally


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      September 21, 2012 4:45 PM CDT
      Thanks Sally!
      October 10, 2012 11:54 PM CDT
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      The Sugar - Fitness Struggle
      This post is from my blog, The Juice Box Diaries. There are several pictures...
      October 10, 2012 at 11:53pm
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      type2
      Thank you for sharing and I loved your photos. You definitely have a right and obligation to feel good about yourself. Congratulations.
      Sally


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      October 14, 2012 10:20 PM CDT
      Hi Leanne,
      The true beauty of a women can be seen in her eyes, with an excitement for life and smile on her face and a realization that you have been created in the image of our creator. You are blessed with a special touch and you have it!! Next point. How often during your exercise pattern do you stop and check your blood glucose. Meaning try having set points and time for measuring the values and follow them over time for an ability to change your insulin flow. Hope this helps and as...


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      October 14, 2012 10:24 PM CDT
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      How to Pick Yourself Up
      Low Woes The past 3 days have been a huge low fest for my blood sugar....
      September 12, 2012 at 11:32pm
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      type1
      Going to check out your blog and share with some others!
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      September 16, 2012 8:25 AM CDT
      Hi Veganlro,
      Caught the song very good. Question - saw that you use insulin shots, ? multiple daily ? Have used a insulin pump for some time. Setup three (3) different bolus settings. It is easier to adjust and or stop insulin flow rather than attempting to balance too much insulin with... ?how much food. One is set for a lazy day, one for a "typical day" and one for a very active day. Have rolled through all three on the same day. What it did require at the beginning was taking...


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      September 22, 2012 8:25 PM CDT
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      The Juice Box Diaries
      I just started a new blog called The Juice Box Diaries and I'd love for y'all...
      September 5, 2012 at 4:09pm
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    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      I'm fed up with diabetes misconceptions!
      As I was casually reading through my Twitter feed, I came across a tweet from...
      August 6, 2012 at 3:33pm
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      Hi Veganlro,
      I can appreciate your feelings. The title is bad, however, what about the depth of the article? Did you find the fashion items to be cool? A a guy my pump is in a back pocket. Many people will comment to me that: do you still have a pager? I use the personal moment to throw out some info about diabetes. As always have a great day.
      Dan


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      August 7, 2012 3:52 PM CDT
      I have a problem with being treated as a sick, unhealthy, dying, stupid, diabetic...and that's by the people who "treat" me! The old concept of a diabetic was a frail old lady, or an old man without part of his leg, or a frail kid in a wheel chair. The new concept of a diabetic is a waddling fat person who has brought this on themselves. Unfortunately, all can be accurate, but it is not the whole picture. But I hope I change the minds of the people around me by being frank, but brief, about my...

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      August 12, 2012 12:34 AM CDT
    • veganlro These days are all about tennis and writing!

      Mood: energetic
      July 8, 2012 at 11:28pm
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      Benefits of Early Morning Exercise
      I shared this on my blog Collegeveganista and thought I'd share...
      July 1, 2012 at 10:07pm
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      I understand your point and thanks for your comment. I never said anything about people with type 2 being out of shape or not thin. I believe I was accurate in saying that type 2 does have links to poor diet as being overweight is a common precursor to developing the disease. That doesn't mean everyone with type 2 is in that situation. Sorry if this seems defensive but I have a hard time agreeing with what you said about type 2 being pretty much the same as type 1. In my experience, I'd say they...

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      July 4, 2012 11:30 PM CDT
      type2
      I want to apologize for appearing rude to you. We have very many similiarities of symptoms such as
      Common symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes include:
      •Fatigue, constantly tired: In diabetes, the body is inefficient and sometimes unable to use glucose for fuel. The body switches over to metabolizing fat, partially or completely, as a fuel source. This process requires the body to use more energy. The end result is feeling fatigued or constantly tired.
      •Unexplained weight...


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      July 5, 2012 4:16 AM CDT
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      Diabetes in Words
      Diabetes in Words and Vegan Banana Bread Sandwiches A couple months...
      June 25, 2012 at 3:28pm
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      Hi VeganIro, Thanks for the video and the poems. Very good. Your right about the gun, however, what are the options? Oh it has been 46 years as a type 1. You can do it and stay the course. As always have a great day.
      Patrick


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      June 28, 2012 12:13 PM CDT
      Thanks for the encouragement. Have a great day too :) -Leanne
      June 28, 2012 1:12 PM CDT
    • veganlro Looking for post-graduation jobs is so hard!

      Mood: determined
      June 25, 2012 at 3:33pm
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      Who Says It's a Disease?
      I wrote this post on my blog Collegeveganista and thought I'd share it here...
      June 22, 2012 at 10:52pm
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      June 27, 2012 5:24 PM CDT
      Hi VeganIro, Keep on keeping on and do not get down on yourself. A song in your heart and a smile can do wonders. As always have a great day.
      Patrick


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      June 28, 2012 12:18 PM CDT
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      Shoes! And other things...
      I wrote this post on my blog collegeveganista but thought I'd share...
      April 20, 2012 at 1:16pm
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      type1
      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
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      Post-Cleanse Report
      I wrote this post for my blog Collegeveganista and thought I'd share it here...
      June 17, 2012 at 9:37pm
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    • veganlro posted to chemistlover's forum thread.

      Forum Topic: food addictions
      April 17, 2012 at 5:48pm
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      Getting Back on Track
      Vacations are awesome, but last week’s break unfortunately also turned...
      April 16, 2012 at 11:44am
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    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      What's Normal Anyway?
      I don’t often talk about my blood sugar with my family or friends. If...
      April 5, 2012 at 7:51pm
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    • veganlro Looking for post-graduation jobs is so hard!

      Mood: frustrated
      March 30, 2012 at 2:58pm
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      D for Dummies: Carbohydrates
      Whether or not a person knows what diabetes is, he or she usually knows the...
      March 30, 2012 at 2:56pm
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      type1
      Very interesting piece an I really like the fruitables suggestion. My emergency juice has been pineapple.
      March 30, 2012 8:53 PM CDT
    • veganlro posted to lprowitt's forum thread.

      Forum Topic: grains
      March 27, 2012 at 9:41pm
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      Diagnosis Revisited
      Happy anniversary, or not. Today marks 11 years with type 1 diabetes; not...
      March 26, 2012 at 11:07am
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      March 25, 2012 at 2:49pm
    • veganlro is now friends with secondchances and 1 other person.

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      March 25, 2012 at 2:43pm
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      D for Dummies
      I've started writing a new segment on my blog, collegeveganista to...
      March 21, 2012 at 8:06pm
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      type1
      Great blog and to prove I read it all...cowboy cookies took me down a totally different route. Your blog is not only education for the non-diabetes world, but people with Diabetes can learn too. I think I said it before, but saying it again...I truly enjoy your writing.
      March 22, 2012 9:31 PM CDT
      Thanks!
      March 25, 2012 12:28 PM CDT
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      Be Your Own Advocate
      Last night my friends and I attended my school’s Junior/Senior Formal...
      March 25, 2012 at 12:27pm
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      type1
      As usual, great blog. -With Diabetes, you truly learn how to be your own advocate and realize no one could do it better! :) Great job!
      March 26, 2012 6:35 PM CDT
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      March 16, 2012 at 9:13am
    • veganlro posted a new blog post.

      Oil and Water Don't Mix
      In 12 days, I will officially have had diabetes for more years than not....
      March 16, 2012 at 8:58am
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      type1
      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
      type1
      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