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Friday, July 17, 2015

Peanut butter bread

Sorry for all the crazy recipes lately, but this one has been raved about too so I gotta share it. Hope to cook it this weekend.

Raising Diabetes Awareness

Something has got to change.  We have got to get some sort of policy change to state if any child/teenager/adult/elderly patient is showing any signs of Diabetes, they need to be checking each and EVERY one of them.  It literally takes 5 seconds.  If your doctor refuses to check then go to a drug store and buy a blood glucose meter and a bottle of test strips yourself.  Over the counter you can find some very affordable meters, like the Reli On brand from Wal Mart. 

PLEASE PLEASE commit these things to your memory and share this poster on your Facebook page/group/office bulletin board/anywhere!

You can find this poster here:

Children have got to stop dying from being in DKA, it is so very preventable if it would just get caught sooner.

If you are on facebook and want to help get something done to make a change join: UP Rising Against DKA

Group Description:
There is a growing angst within the world-wide Type 1 Diabetes community to stop delayed and missed diagnoses of T1D, which often leads to diabetic ketoacidosis. In this spirit, UP Rising Against DKA has been created. "UP Rising Against DKA" stands for United Parents Rising Against Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Let's UNITE against the lack of education and complacency that allows unnecessary life-threatening illnesses, permanent handicaps, and even deaths to continue.

DKA defined:
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones.

Diabetic ketoacidosis develops when your body is unable to produce enough insulin. Insulin normally plays a key role in helping sugar (glucose) — a major source of energy for your muscles and other tissues — enter your cells. Without enough insulin, your body begins to break down fat as an alternate fuel. This process produces a buildup of toxic acids in the bloodstream called ketones, eventually leading to diabetic ketoacidosis if untreated.

If you have diabetes or you're at risk of diabetes, learn the warning signs of diabetic ketoacidosis — and know when to seek emergency care.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Blueberry coffee cake

The typeonegrit group has been raving about this recipe, I am buying either the yogurt or sour cream and making this tomorrow.

New discount codes!

I have been emailing pump/cgm accessory companies today to see if I can get any discount codes for the readers of my blog and I have gotten a couple today!

Take a look:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The best lchf french "toast" EVER!

You have got to try this if you miss french toast.  I melt the butter first, i think it gives a better result and then fry it on the stove with butter.  

Dexcom's payment assistance program

I reordered a Dexcom transmitter last Friday because mine is currently 10 months old and it has been acting kind of wierd lately, going out of range a lot more.  So I wanted to get it approved with my insurance and ordered and all that junk. 

They are now offering a 3 month payment plan for any order over $200.00, which is AWESOME since I complained about it every time I had to reorder.  So I am making three payments of 175, one comes out at time of order and the next two in the the proceeding two months. Obviously it is a lot easier to make three payments instead of scraping up 525.00 in one shot.  With T1D you all know just how hard that is to do.

You have to sign a payment contract and give them your credit card information.

I just called to verify what qualifies for the payment plan and they told me any order over $200.00 qualifies for the 3 month payment plan!  How awesome is that?  So if you order three months of sensors and they cost you lets just say 300.00 you can pay 100.00 each month for three months!

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