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  • Quick Poll: Ever avoid checking your blood? Or getting a medical test?

    Who wants bad news? I sure don’t. What about you? It’s only human nature to avoid bad news. So let’s start here: If you sometimes have the urge go into avoidance mode when it comes to your health, you’re in good company. That is, you’re right there with the rest of us. Recently on...

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    By Dr GaryCA 34 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-22 15:09:46 -0500
  • Pump Therapy

    I have been diabetic for 8 years and just began using the pump. It's so different! I started the Medtronic 530G. I'm curious about other users experiences or tips about getting started. What are you using for therapy? I've been using it for four months now. Thanks for your input!

    By Emckee 21 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-22 15:51:42 -0500
  • Will I always feel this hungry!!!

    Hello all, Today is 2 weeks that I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes... Since then I have begun to eat very healthy .. I'm counting carbs, I'm eating foods with lots fiber, and protein...I'm also eating lots of fruits and veggies... I've lost 9 pounds so far but I am chronically hungry! I...

    By yvaz012 32 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-21 23:24:54 -0500
  • November 3, 2014 LIVE with the FDA

    http://diatribe.org/issues/70/new-now-next/FDA-survey "On November 3, the FDA will host an unprecedented discussion between the diabetes community and its senior agency leadership (both drugs and devices). The event will be live webcasted from 1 - 4 pm, and will include a panel of people with...

    By GabbyPA 7 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-20 12:53:13 -0500
  • type 2 d/m testing

    10/19/14 How to discipline myself to start testing more frequently? Although I don't make time to test my type 2 diabetes regularly. My diabetic nurse and my (PCP) Primary Care Physician is very proud of my progress I have managed to bring my A1C levels from a 9.9 in January 2014 down to...

    By oink66 12 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-21 12:04:47 -0500
  • Caused type 2 diabetes

    Does anyone else feel that they caused their type 2 diabetes? I don't tell people anymore because I feel I get judged. I don't know how many times I have been told that if I would have eaten better and exercised more I would not be in this situation. Actually, that is far from the truth. I have...

    By Anonymous 14 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-22 13:48:22 -0500
  • levamir vs lantus! new to the site.

    hey guys. is 5:08 sm I just stumbled across this site. I broke a vial of lantus the other day. so inbetween now and going to my pharmacy my friend gave me a couple of levamir pens. I was familiar with it. but I wanted to make sure it was the same. googled quick slow acting ok I can take this in...

    By type1diabetic 9 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-22 09:02:14 -0500
  • Web MD Slideshow: Surprising Sources of Hidden Sugar

    This posted to my yahoo inbox today and I thought that this would be important for the inexperienced PWDs (persons with diabetes) among us, as well as those of us who are more seasoned yet may need a refresher. So without further ado ~...

    By jayabee52 71 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-16 18:33:14 -0500
  • hi everybody

    hi everybody, sorry it has been so long since i have been on. i have been dealing with family being in and out of the hospital. i think if i was not able to come on here and express my problems and concerns i would go totally crazy. i will try not to stay away so long next time. the doctors have...

    By chetsgirl 6 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-22 02:58:12 -0500
  • Test results diet

    I went to Docter Friday and got my test results my a1c was 6.9 I was shocked because all my sugar was really high last two weeks been good some day high but mostly great numbers! My cholesteal went down to 150 my bad one was elevated my triclicites were high 200 don't know if my sugar ok then...

    By rolly123 9 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-21 19:26:42 -0500
  • $5 Could Tell if You Are Type 1

    I found this to be so great. Sometimes Doctors guess that a patient is type 2 just because of age. When you are an adult and end up with type 1 it's almost like they see you with 3 heads. OR on the other hand, if you have a child that you cannot figure out what is wrong. This simple test can be...

    By GabbyPA 3 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-20 12:56:01 -0500
  • special request

    i am turning to all of you awesome people on this site. I am asking for prayers and/or good thoughts for my aunt/god mother and her family. She was dx with cancer of the esophagus yesterday. They are putting in a shunt so she can start chemo on Monday in hopes of shrinking the mass so they can...

    By kimfing 17 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-22 15:19:52 -0500
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  • Halloween Candy Carb counts

    Here's a list from the ADA about the carbs in many popular Halloween Candy treats: http://www.diabetes.org/assets/pdfs/living/candy-carbohydrate-count.pdf We don't live in a vacuum and it helps to know how many carbs are in various treats before or if we indulge. Hope you find it useful!

    By Type1Lou 1 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-22 15:42:30 -0500
  • Wirelessly Connect to Your Phone App

    For those of you who are on the savvy side of technology here is a way to go wireless. Medtronic is working on a way to bluetooth yourself to your CGM app. http://diatribe.org/issues/70/new-now-next/medtronic-guardian-mobile "Medtronic demoed its in-development Guardian Mobile system, which...

    By GabbyPA 2 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-20 12:54:29 -0500
  • What to Eat?

    I often find myself having a normal blood sugar (about 85) around the next meal time. However, I won't be hungry and I know my BG is dropping. I know I have to eat. Any suggestions on what foods are great if you are dropping, need to eat, and are not hungry?

    By wrightkid40 4 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-20 09:17:13 -0500
  • Did I have low blood sugar or was it something else?

    I wasn't really sure where to go to ask this, I just googled "blood sugar forum" and this was the first thing that popped up. I recently got a lingual frenectomy and it hurts to move my tongue, so I can only eat liquids and stuff. 2 days in a row I ate a 3.5-4 cup container of ice cream that...

    By Anonymous 6 Replies Latest Reply 2014-10-22 10:33:16 -0500
    Tags: blood sugar