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  • Leaving on a Jet Plane

    Just in case anyone wonders about my abscence from the site, I will be leaving Las Vegas later this morning and flying to Tx to meet my new Lady love for the first time in the "real" world. I will be back on 08/28. It will be my first time using the dialysis travelling service on Wed. It will...

    By jayabee52 72 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-30 20:43:39 -0500
    Tags: off topic
  • Looking back on summer… had any fun lately? If not, it’s about time!

    Having fun yet? I’m sure you’ve been asked that question before, maybe when you’re in the middle of an especially difficult time. It’s usually meant as a joke, but with a message behind it: Life hasn’t been all that easy in awhile. You might even ask yourself the same question when you...

    Dr Gary
    By Dr GaryCA 35 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-31 19:06:36 -0500
  • Sleep With a Sleep Number Bed

    Getting a good night's sleep is not always easy for us. I know I get hot, then I toss and turn, then of course I have at least one trip to the bathroom a night. It's always something. Until now. Our mattress was due for replacement and on a whim we decided to try out a Sleep Number Bed. We...

    By GabbyPA 18 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-29 16:38:47 -0500
  • Hypoglycemia

    I'm pretty new to all this and have not had too many issues with hypoglycemia. Actually, the two previous episodes were both on a Tuesday because I was over scheduled and did not take time to eat correctly (or at all). I reviewed my schedule and deleted quite a few things so I would make sure to...

    By debcox 4 Replies Latest Reply 2014-09-01 05:36:29 -0500
  • angels in this world

    just when you think your financial situation couldn't get any worse, an angel:-)comes along and give you a bit of a better outlook on life. We were at walmart picking up a few essentials and my husband was talking to the person in front of us. They were talking about how we are both pwd (plural)....

    By kimfing 8 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-30 21:45:31 -0500
  • living an exceptional life

    I get really tired of diabetics (and others dealing with chronic illnesses) complaining of not being able to live a normal life. What is normal? Well according to Webster ... nor·mal adjective \ˈnȯr-məl\ : usual or ordinary : not strange : mentally and physically healthy Okay I am...

    By haoleboy 4 Replies Latest Reply 2014-09-01 08:19:51 -0500
  • Exercise is not Optional: Your Life Depends on It!

    I try not to use the title of the articles I find, but this one I couldn't change. This is a great article on how our whole body needs exercise, not just our glucose or weight....

    By GabbyPA 41 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-31 07:01:23 -0500
  • A1C

    I am so happy!! On April 21, I entered the hospital with over 50 pulmonary embolius and new onset of diabetes. My sugar was 259 and they did an A1C that was 9.0.. As of yesterday, I am 44 pounds down. My sugar is 81 and my A1C is 6.0. Yeah.. So, I am going to continue what I am doing and do...

    By SeaBeagle 9 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-31 09:00:15 -0500
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  • New beginning

    Hi everyone I just had great news my a1c went up but not much, I mean I thought it would be 9 or 10 way my sugar was! But it was 7.9 it good right! I just got back from Ditian and boy what I thought about insulin I was taking was wrong I thought it covered my food but lantus only cover when I...

    By rolly123 15 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-30 22:27:46 -0500
  • Turning around

    Well I know I haven't posted in awhile so here goes the update. I have seen my doctor and my results were terrible. My A1c was in the 14 range and my other tests were not so peachy either. I have realized that I hit a pretty big wall and hard too. I was lower than low. But now I am doing a...

    By Bittershweet 13 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-30 20:52:05 -0500
  • Exercise

    Good morning. I haven't seen any discussions on exercise and wanted to see how exercise effects your diabetes. I was diagnosed with diabetes in May of this year and personally was very angry. Mostly with myself because I was prediabetic for years and did nothing to change so I should not have...

    By debcox 22 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-31 08:54:32 -0500
  • disgusted

    Hi! I haven't been here in eons! So much going on it isn't funny. Medically and personally. I had one of those lovely cardiac stress tests with the dye (think i am glowing in the dark now) and it came back with and i quote "ischemic change in inf leads" what the heck! so i will be going to see...

    By sueoue 5 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-30 06:54:24 -0500
  • Traveling

    I have a trip coming up where I have to travel from AZ to Florida (flying) and then the following week from AZ to CA. How does one travel with insulin, if it needs to be refrigerated? Is it allowed through security? Do I need a note from my doctor? If I was driving versus flying, how do you...

    By debcox 9 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-28 09:54:54 -0500
  • Beating Diabetes

    When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in January, my blood sugar was 347 and my A1c was 11.7. In April my blood sugar readings were in the 90s and my A1c was 5.9. My latest blood sugar readings are in the 80s and 90s and my A1c is 5.0. I cut out the regular Coke, sweet tea and sunny D along...

    By H8havingDiabetes 5 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-30 06:56:47 -0500

    I am doing this because of James Baker, MY JOURNEY Started 10 years ago when i found out i had diabetes, at first I asked why me then i found out that it runs in my family . My father and bother both have it it skipped all my sisters i'm the oldest and my brother is the youngest,,,,,so I...

    By deewoelling 21 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-27 18:02:24 -0500
  • Diabetes Complications

    Ok, so in December my sugar kept staying above 200, I thought it was diet issues even though I wasn't that bad. Then in January blood turned up in my urine, no just a lot of blood. I was sent to a urologist who diagnosed a stone in the urita (sp) CT scan, kidney scan..ultra sounds.. blah blah...

    Harlan Genes
    By Harlan Genes 2 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-31 15:02:01 -0500