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What should I name my pump. I just figured out how to make it say things. Like right now I have it saying "Go Red Sox!!!" on one of the home screens. Also named my basal patterns. Now I just need a pump name. [FONT=Century Gothic][SIZE=3][COLOR=Magenta]Kris[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Lucida Sans Unicode] New Member Type 1 since September 1996, MDI & Symlin What color is your cozmo? I would suggest looking up names that have that color as a part of their meaning. Mine is green and I named it Orin, which means little green one in gaelic. Just a thought! Good luck picking a name. D.D. Family T1 for 72 years, here to help My pump's name is "LuLu". LOL! I remember "Little LuLu" from the comic strips. She was always getting into trouble. LOL! Enough said. D.D. Family T2 since May 2007, started Byetta Jan 2008 Enough said is right. Trying to think of something creative. I like Lloyd's Idea, but dont know if I want my phone number on my pump. I had to change it a few times cause some crazy people got it. Funny, i just looked up the meaning of my pump's name. I have a smoky colored minimed paradigm 722. I named it onyx when I got it. Onyx is said to banish grief and bring fortune to the possessor of it. It's said to also bring recognition of personal strengths. D.D. Family T1 since 2003 , now pumping, MM 522. this is so strange! was about to start a thread about naming pumps and who has a name for theirs. i want ot name my pump too. give it a personality. i had decided on dexter before i got it but its just not a dexter. cant decided on one. will have to come up with one for definite though. D.D. Family Raw Alkaline food ~ diet controlled it hadnt occured to me until you mentioned it here lol! D.D. Family Type 1 since 02/2005, OmniPod I named my old pump Petey when I got it. No Continue reading >>

Nicknames | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Nicknames | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android . Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Mrsrobbieswan Family member Well-Known Member Robbie is gonna kill me for this but his new nickname is Popeye. His new found addiction for spinach is bordering obsessive. What nickname would you give yourself or do you already have one? When I was at University and for quite some time after, my nickname was Pokey toke because of my smoking habits ( long gone now but great fun at the time!) After the past two HbA1c results, Mrs. G. has a nickname for me. She only uses it when I am being a pain in the whatsit and refusing to eat certain foods. She calls me: "Mister four-point-nine percent!" As in, "So your blood sugars are too high to eat that, Mister four-point-nine percent!" I was Hank at skool, my brother, who was there before me was Hamish... and I was Hank's brother for a short time.... Hank. That's SEX MACHINE in case you missed it first time round Mrsrobbieswan Family member Well-Known Member That's SEX MACHINE in case you missed it first time round Robbie is gonna kill me for this but his new nickname is Popeye. His new found addiction for spinach is bordering obsessive. What nickname would you give yourself or do you already have one? I am with Robbie on that one, spinach in everything - soups, salads, omelette, quiche, sandwich (with cheese - my favourite). When I was studying for my first coach certificate, I was known as 'minibus' That's SEX MACHINE in case you missed it first time round Form an orderly queue ladies. He'll be with you as soon as he's checked his Continue reading >>

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This is a secure and safe place for people to bitch, moan, argue, or rejoice (yes, really) about having Type 1 Diabetes. If something has inspired you or enraged you, here's your opportunity to let everyone know. Hi, I have noticed some people calling D by shortened nickname versions like "beeties". For some reason, in my head, I think of it as "Die-of-sweeties". Does anyone else have a nickname? On another topic, I was thinking we should medically change the name to differentiate us from Type 2. What about "Auto-immune pancreatic dysfunction" or APD for short? I like APD- it also stands for Accredited Practicing Dietitian, so one day I could be Kaito, APD, APD!!! I like that a lot :) I like to call Diabetes D (obviously) or Live-abetes which I saw on a Facebook page once. There's also "the big D" or just plain Type 1 - I find that if someone says "are you diabetic" rather than just a plain old "yes" I prefer "yeah, I'm type 1" - no diabetes mentioned at all, it seems to bring the emphasis away from type 2 most of the time, because then people have to think about it a bit more. I'd like to see a day when diabetes is differentiated by its mechanisms - autoimmune and metabolic (as in metabolic syndrome). "It is through the bitterness of disease that we learn the sweetness of health" I don't have a nickname for diabetes, although I gotta admit that "Die of sweeties" is kinda cute. I usually refer to it as "type 1", to avoid the obvious confusion with that other one. Interestingly there was a passionate debate going on in the big Facebook group about the name of type 1. Most people were supporting coming up with a new name, but I don't agree. Ours was the original, described way back in ancient Greece, so as far as I'm concerned I have type 1 diabetes, not PCP or ABC or CI Continue reading >>

Diabetes Slogans & Quotes – Funny & Inspiring

Diabetes Slogans & Quotes – Funny & Inspiring

World Diabetes Day is held on November 14 as the global awareness campaign of the diabetes world. It’s aim is to spread awareness regarding diabetes and its bad effects on health.1 Following are the best collection of Inspiring Diabetes Quotes, Diabetes Slogans and Funny Diabetes Slogans with images. Diabetes: Don’T Sugar Coat It. I Am Waiting For Apple To Come Out With The Ipump. Type-One-Derful!. I’M Not Ill, My Pancreas Is Just Lazy. Never Underestimate The Power Of A Diabetic. I Wear Grey For Someone Who Means The World To Me. Insulin Is Not A Cure – It’S Life Support. One Day I Would Love To Say I Had Diabetes. Diabetes The Silent Killer Which Kills Part By Part Of Our Life. Who’S Your Sugar Daddy? Just A Shotful Of Insulin Helps The Sugar Go Down, Sugar Go Down, Sugar Go Down. My Pancreas Is On Strike. Who’S Your Sugarmomma? I May Look Sweet But I Have A Needle. Together We Can Stop Diabetes. You Are So Sweet, I Just Went Into Diabetic Shock. Damaged People Are Dangerous Because They Know They Can Survive. Sugar? Nah Im Sweet Enough. I Am A Walking Science Experiment. What’S Your Type?. Be Well, Know Your Bgl. Blood Sugar – The World’S Greatest Scapegoat. Help Cure Diabetes; I’M Tired Of Dealing With Pricks. Managing You Diabetes Is Not A Science, It Is An Art. My Pancreas Runs On Aaa Batteries. Sugar, Sugar You Give Me A Rush!. If It Looks Tasty I Can’T Eat It. I’Ve Got A Needle, And I’M Not Afraid To Use It. All Diabetics Are Not Textbook Cases. Duck The Highs, Duck The Lows, Duck The Diabetes. Be Nice To Diabetics, We Deal With Enough Pricks Already. “Diabetes is a disease that’s had a deep impact on my family. My little brother has had type 1 diabetes since he was a baby and I have spent time learning about the disease and tryin Continue reading >>

Diabetic Diets 101

Diabetic Diets 101

Diabetes is an increasingly common disease, affecting about 8 percent of Americans -- and nearly a quarter of all Americans older than age 60 [source: CBS]. It's so common that it has made its way into regional dialects; it's known variously as "sugar," "the sugar" and "sugar diabetes" [source: Patrick]. As those nicknames suggest, diabetes affects the body's ability to process dietary sugar. If untreated, it can lead to numerous complications, including blindness, nerve damage, heart and circulation problems, gangrene and amputation of the feet, kidney failure and early death. The good news is that, in many cases, treatment, which usually involves a combination of diet and medication, can greatly reduce the risk of these complications. There are two types of diabetes. Type I (formerly known as juvenile diabetes) is sometimes called insulin-dependent diabetes. That's because Type I patients have to take insulin, either via regular injections or via an insulin pump. Insulin is the hormone produced by the pancreas that helps the body process sugar. Type I patients don't make enough insulin on their own. Type II diabetes (formerly known as adult-onset diabetes) is almost always a complication of being overweight. Although its causes and treatment are different from those of Type I, its symptoms and complications are highly similar. In type II diabetes, the body stops being able to use its own insulin. Type II patients may take insulin. They must also change their eating habits. The goal of a diabetic diet is twofold: to get the patient to a healthy weight (thereby reducing the physical causes of diabetes as well as many of its complications) and to regulate blood sugar by regulating the intake of the foods that produce it. In this article, we'll look more closely at diabet Continue reading >>

Nick Names | Diabetic Connect

Nick Names | Diabetic Connect

That is a most uncreative nick name to get crowned with. It should have been something like "Sweet stuff" or "Needles" or something fun. That is what nick names are for. Of course it does help to actually like the nick name you are given. At home I am called Flake. That came from a long discussion on how flakey artists are. So my step daughter is called Frosted Flake, and we all laugh about it. I sign my cards to her that way and it is part of what makes our relationship special. Otherwise, a nick name like the one they gave you is just name calling. I would've punched whoever who gave me a diabetic nick name. nothing justifies someone making fun of your health. Sorry to hear that, I thought only kids were that mean. I've had a few nick-names as a kid, right thru my first college degree. That one was the worse, I've been "husky" since Jr high, then after HS, I put about 20 lbs, before going to coollege. I went to MLT school, so after one anatomy class, I was called adipose man (fat man), it hurt but I went along with it. But till this day it bothers me. But there's really nothing I could do. That is not only rude but shows lack of class. The disease is no joke and I agree with MrdCDogg completely. Next time they joke about your condition by referring to you by that name, remind them of your true name and set them back in place lest it continues as a "joke'. Shame on them I dont care if people say Im diabetic but being called Diabetic like its my name would be a little disconcerting. One of my nicknames as a child was Cherry and it stuck. Nicknames are big in the South. No one has given me a nickname based on my D status, atleast not to my face. I dont know wether to laugh or cry that others think D is no big deal and therefore fair game for name-calling :) That's just Continue reading >>

Cholesterol - Diabetes Self-management

Cholesterol - Diabetes Self-management

A waxy substance found in all of the bodys cells. The body uses cholesterol for a number of important functions, such as manufacturing certain hormones. As most people know, however, too much cholesterol in the blood can be damaging to the heart and blood vessels. The liver manufactures most of the bodys cholesterol, but we also get it directly from the foods we eat. Cholesterol travels through the bloodstream in the form of complex molecules called lipoproteins. There are several varieties of lipoproteins, including low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) and high-density lipoproteins (HDLs). LDL cholesterol, nicknamed the bad cholesterol, tends to mix with other substances in the blood and form buildups called plaques on the inner walls of blood vessels. These blood vessels can become hard and narrowed, decreasing blood flow, a condition known as atherosclerosis . Plaques can also break off, form clots, and block key blood vessels, causing heart attacks and strokes . HDLs carry cholesterol away from the arteries to the liver, where it can be removed from the body. This keeps cholesterol from building up inside blood vessels, earning HDL cholesterol the nickname good cholesterol. Doctors use the levels of HDL and LDL cholesterol to help determine a persons risk of heart disease. The more LDL cholesterol and less HDL cholesterol a person has, the greater his risk of developing heart disease. According to the cholesterol guidelines of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), adults with diabetes who have LDL cholesterol levels of 130 mg/dl or greater are at high risk of heart disease, those with levels of 100-129 mg/dl are at borderline risk, and those with levels below 100 mg/dl are at low risk. Men with HDL cholesterol levels under 35 mg/dl are at high risk, those with levels Continue reading >>

36 Catchy Diabetes Slogans

36 Catchy Diabetes Slogans

Depending on the individual patients health issues and related diabetic type, different treatments may be used from pills to insulin, or a combination of both. In 2011, approximately, 83.7% of men and 78.3% of women were treated with diabetes. Some causes are smoking, overweight, physical inactivity, hypertension, and high blood cholesterol. To raise continued awareness to the ill effects of this disease, the following diabetes slogans have become popularized over time. These are meant to encourage your own local campaign to raise awareness. A spoon full of insulin helps the sugar go down. A world free of diabetes is not our dream, it’s our pledge. Be nice to diabetics, we deal with enough pricks already. be well, know your BGL. Blood sugar – the world’s greatest scapegoat. diabetes the silent killer which kills part by part of our life. Diabetes, It’s only a word not a sentence. Diabetes: Don’t sugar coat it. Diabetics are naturally sweet. Duck the highs, duck the lows, duck the diabetes. Finger Prickin’ Good. got insulin? Help cure Diabetes; I’m tired of dealing with pricks. I am waiting for Apple to come out with the iPump. i shoot up when i get high. I wear Grey for someone who means the world to me. I’ve got a needle, and I’m not afraid to use it. I’m not ill, my pancreas is just lazy. Insulin is not a cure – it’s life support. Just a shotful of insulin helps the sugar go down, sugar go down, sugar go down. My pancreas is on strike. My pancreas runs on AAA batteries. Never underestimate the power of a diabetic. One day I would love to say I HAD diabetes. Please don’t sugarcoat it, I’m a diabetic. Someone I love needs a cure. Sugar, sugar you give me a rush! sugar? nah Im sweet enough. Together we can stop diabetes. Tomorrow’s preventio Continue reading >>

"@ Nicknames??..": Diabetes Community - Support Group

These message boards are closed to posting. Please head onover to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the greatconversations taking place: Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open! 1. Head over to this page: 2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu thatclicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easilyfind and sort through posts) Nicknames??..GABBY, B4 I ramble..do you have a nickname for your insulin pump?Years ago a playful senator got caught, after taunting/daring reporters, cheating on a boat neamed Monkey Business! How appropriate. Many of us name our cars, truck, boats and airplanes, sometime with funny sometimes more serious nicknames. When I was ORDERED to use a cane, I eventually decided if I was going to HAVE to depend on one, I would get one that I liked then one day I saw one that fit ME and how I perceive myself. A crystal clear solid bullet-proof glass cane, so I did not hesitate and bought Crystal, my cane. Then along came ankle foot orthotics (sic). Since they were made of steel molded to fit each foot with precision, like a statue, I named the left one Michael and the Right one Angelo, after the famous painter/engineer/sculptor. When my hearing aids came along they became Beethoven?s first and second. My pcp aka Dr Flip Flop got his nickname from one time when he changed his mind or Flip Flopped.Dr NO got his by responding NO a request I made (another doc w/o my saying a word did it soon)Dr ViseGrip (my endo) squeezed my leg so hard I still have a couple small bruises 5 months later.Dr Deaf (last neph) refused to listen/HEAR me, so hence her nickname. (She refused to listen to what I said and now that I dumped her, and her words, my kidney function has improved a little by IGNORING HER words after Continue reading >>

Diabetes Language: What Readers Love And Hate

Diabetes Language: What Readers Love And Hate

Glucose Thingy, Sugar Checker, and Needles Does having a nickname for your gear change your relationship with it? I think we sort of think as Mr. Humalog & Mr. Lantus as friends. Personalizes, and not so medical sounding. Yes, makes an annoying situation comical. A bit of whimsy to lighten the seriousness of an ever-present condition. Calling it Sailor 2.0 brings up dear memories of my stellar dog, and makes me grateful for the technology that has brought me a CGM. Yes. It allows me to laugh about an aspect of managing my disease, which helps me not take myself so seriously and helps others not be afraid of it. Have you coined any other diabetes terms or phrases? Dolphin-ing for when my Dexcom sensor is off and the trend graph is bouncing up and down every 10-15 minutes because its like a dolphin jumping in and out of water. When my sugars are stuck on high, and I bolus a bunch of extra insulin, and it still wont come down, and then when it finally does and comes crashing, I call that flooding myself. Put that in your pump and prime it. I just suffered a low. My grandson always uses the word shaky when he feels low. The use of the word is quite specific and it helps us help him. My husband is Icelandic, and he told me that in Icelandic, diabetes translates as sugar sickness, so sometimes we use that moniker when referring to my type 1. Whats your B.S.? (meaning latest blood sugar #, not the other phrase)? Do you use any diabetes portmanteaus (word combinations)? Continue reading >>

Ron Santo - Wikipedia

Ron Santo - Wikipedia

Ronald Edward Santo (February 25, 1940 December 3, 2010) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) third baseman who played for the Chicago Cubs from 1960 through 1973 and the Chicago White Sox in 1974. [2] [3] In 1990, Santo became a member of the Cubs broadcasting team providing commentary for Cubs games on WGN radio and remained at that position until his death in 2010. [4] In 1999, he was selected to the Cubs All-Century Team. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012. [5] September 29,1974,for theChicago White Sox Santo was raised in Southeast Seattle, attending Franklin High School (Seattle) , and played newly organized youth baseball in the Babe Ruth League. He grew up near Sicks Stadium , home of the Pacific Coast League s Seattle Rainiers , and had summer jobs there as a batboy, groundskeeper and clubhouse attendant, while playing three sports in high school. [6] At age 14 he made the Seattle, Washington All Star Babe Ruth team which advanced to the 1954 Babe Ruth World Series. In a game at then Washington DC Stadium, Dave Tacher (coach) inserted Santo at first base to replace his 15 year old who broke his thumb. In that game Santo hit a grand slam home run over the 354 foot mark in left center field and the Washington All Stars defeated Tennessee. Santo was an All-Star for nine seasons during his 15-year career. He led the National League (NL) in triples one time, in walks four times, and in on-base percentage two times. [2] [7] He batted .300 or more and hit 30 or more home runs four times each, and is the only third baseman in MLB history to post eight consecutive seasons with over 90 runs batted in (RBI) (196370). [2] [7] Santo is second to Mathews in slugging average (.464), and is the third ranking third baseman in walks (1,108), Continue reading >>

Do You Give Nicknames To Your Blood Sugars?

Do You Give Nicknames To Your Blood Sugars?

Do you give nicknames to your blood sugars? Diabetes is getting cured. JDRF, the leading global T1D research organization, is getting closer... but they need donations to continue. Give to JDRF and help 70-130 reach its fundraising goal of $2,500. So far, readers have given $690. Click to increase that number! As a Type 1 diabetic, I see lots and lots and lots of numbers. Not just between 70 and 130, but anywhere from, say, 30to 400. Many numbers I see over and over, and I have developed nicknames for some of them. For example, if I check and have a BG of 182, I think, Hey, its The Turk! You see, there was a movie from 1985 called Turk-182; I never saw it but I used to see the titlein TV listings all the time. Now, years later, 182 mg/dL has becomeThe Turk. ASchool Bus making me angry on atrain to Sarajevo. Another one, thankfully less common, is343. When I was in third grade, my school bus number in Nashville, TN was 343. I dont often get The School Bus these days, but when I do Im not as upset as I would be for some non-descript number say, a personality-less 342 (yuck!). Even when Im low I cant help but do it. A 66 is The Revolver, because my favorite Beatles album, Revolver, was released in 1966. Similarly, 78 is The Shellac, because I have several 78 rpm shellac records from the 1940s and 1950s. I use and recommend Amazon for stuff like diabetes travel gear. Click here to see why. A Revolverin rural Hungary. I know what its like to be low. When I am between 70 and 130 is when I tend to be at my happiest, and so having nicknames for those is easy because my mind is free and light and comes over all creative. When I manage to land exactly on 100Ive achieved anEven Stephenor,depending on my mood, a Bulls Eye. A 104 is The BBQ, because when I lived in Augusta, GA in t Continue reading >>

Royal Family: Nicknames They Have For Each Other | Reader's Digest

Royal Family: Nicknames They Have For Each Other | Reader's Digest

Aside from the supreme power and fortune, the royal family isn't all that different from us common folk. They have family get-togethers, create their own traditions, and make up nicknames for each other. Deadline News/REX/ShutterstockIts hard to imagine Queen Elizabeth II as a little kid, but when she was, she nicknamed herself Tillabet. Definitely a cute, fun name, but maybe to be used on official royal documents. As she grew up, Tillabet became Lilibet, and some of her family and close friends still use the name. Bet you didn't know these little-known facts about Queen Elizabeth either. Tim Rooke/REX/ShutterstockPrince Harry got this sweet nickname from his mother when he was two. Princess Diana got the inspiration for it while they were all vacationing in Australia. This is the touching way Prince Harry and Prince William keep their mother's memory alive . REX/ShutterstockThis isnt just another nickname Prince Harry hasand technically, Harry is a nickname as well. ( This is the prince's real name .) For a while, Spike was his alias. He used to have a Facebook page under the name Spike Wells so he could be in tune with his friends on social media undercover. After four years, he had to delete the account due to a security risk. REX/ShutterstockPrince William also had a nickname to protect his identity as a member of the royal family. When he studied at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, he was known as Steve. As far as we know, he successfully remained undercover as a student, but he is known for regularly breaking this royal rule . REX/ShutterstockBefore she married into the royal family, young Kate Middleton shared a nickname with one of her pet guinea pigs. According to Hello Magazine, there was one called Pip and one called Squeak because my sister was ca Continue reading >>

Nicknames...childhood Or Current

Nicknames...childhood Or Current

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. As a spin off of Dave's name change thread, I thought I would start a thread on nicknames. Funny or cute names that family members or good friends have given you. I'll start off. When I was small, my uncle Bill nicknamed me Cindy Boo-Boo and he still calls me that even though I'm in my 30's. When I was younger, I'll never know why but my dad started calling me Mo-Liza...and now as an adult ONLY my parents get away with calling me Moe and they don't ever call me by my name. Also one I really don't like is Missy. BLECH. Only my extended family gets away with that one! I've carried a nickname from my friends since elementary school and I find it not terribly original but it's "Shorty"...the reason being that: A) my last name is Short (no joke) and I am five feet even...on a good day. This is a problem at times though because some people have NO clue what my real name is and I've had to tell them that it certainly is not Shorty. Ugh. Panda. My husband has started buying me stuffed pandas now.... The kids call me coach (I coached soccer for 8 years and Lacrosse for a year) the name stuck Very close friends, but usually male, call me Jilly Close family have called me Sam - I dunno why, just Sam. well...this is kind of obvious...lorilei, lolly, and oreo...but all my patients call me glory b/c they can't hear too well! kind of cute! Some (very few) old friends used to call me Marijuana on account of my baptismal name or as the church told my mother, my Christian name. The parish priest of the church where my mother wanted me baptized claimed that my given name wasn't Christian enough (despite the fac Continue reading >>

Top 29 Most Annoying Things To Say To People With Diabetes

Top 29 Most Annoying Things To Say To People With Diabetes

Before I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I didn’t know anything about the disease. I might have also said something thoughtless out of pure ignorance. That’s what I try to remind myself when a non-diabetic (or maybe even a diabetic) says something to me about diabetes that is rude, annoying, or even offensive. These comments often stem from a simple lack of knowledge, being misinformed by general media, sometimes thoughtlessness and lack of consideration, and sometimes even fear. While I try to remind myself to be patient with a person’s lack of knowledge around diabetes, and that I believe it’s important that I try to kindly educate and teach those people (so they don’t repeat the same comments to someone else), those comments can still get old, hurt your feelings, make you laugh, and frustrate you to no end. This list is about knowing you’re not alone, and you’re not the only one who has been on the receiving end of these comments. The top 29 most annoying things to say to people with any type of diabetes: My grandma had diabetes. She lost her leg, then she died. (Thank you, that’s inspiring!) You’ll die if you eat sugar, right? You have diabetes? You don’t look that fat. (Gee, thanks….) You take insulin? Oh, you must have the bad kind of diabetes. (Really? What’s the good kind?) Your child has diabetes? Did they get it because you fed them too much candy? Oh my god, you have to take shots every day? I’d die if I had to do that. (Well, I’d die if I didn’t.) Doesn’t that hurt? (Um, yeah, it’s a sharp object going into my body. Duh!) Well, that sounds better than something like leukemia. Oh my god, can you eat that? You can’t eat that! That’s the disease that causes you to lose your legs, right? I heard you can cure that with di Continue reading >>

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