Off Topic Forum and Discussions

We might have diabetes, but that certainly isn't the only thing in our lives. Join in our off-topic discussions about our lives and interests. Share humor, inspiration, and random bits of information.

  • Diabetes and Adoption

    This topic had never crossed my mind before, but this article popped up and I had to check it out.. While being diabetic is not an automatic disqualifyer for someone wishing to adopt, it is a major factor in some agencies and countries. There are some creative solutions to the obstacles in the...

    Gabby
    By GabbyPA 0 Replies Latest Reply 2017-02-22 05:48:45 -0600
  • Ready to reduce carbs again - thoughts appreciated

    I'm ready to reduce carbs again, but, for the sake of my digestive system, I think I need to make the transition slowly. No shock treatment! What are your thoughts on this? Good plan? And here's an interesting twist to this return: my husband wants to try reducing his carb intake too! This is...

    Phi314
    By Phi314 10 Replies Latest Reply 2017-02-15 18:22:03 -0600
  • Sleep apnea test.

    I got the results of the sleep study I did last September. I've been diagnosed with sleep apnea and the machine is on it's way. I'm a little depressed over this. Not thrilled about the alien bedtime gear. Hardly slept at all last night. Don't want to schedule the hernia repair til I'm...

    suecsdy
    By suecsdy 21 Replies Latest Reply 2017-02-13 19:34:01 -0600
  • Burnt out, in need of emotional support!

    I work full time doing a high stress job and I'm on my feet close to 8 hours a day. I don't have time to take my 2 short breaks because my job has deadlines that need to be made pretty much every hour. I only get a 30 min lunch and sometimes I'm too exhausted to even eat, so sometimes I opt for a...

    Bmarie08
    By Bmarie08 18 Replies Latest Reply 2017-02-02 15:14:02 -0600
  • Epsom Salt Bath

    I have long soaked my feet in Epsom salts and enjoy it. I came across a "recipe" for an Epsom salt bath and gave it a whirl last night. I had Epsom salts, cayenne pepper, olive oil and lemongrass essential oil. I enjoyed the bath, had a chance to sweat a little bit and the oil made my skin so...

    Gabby
    By GabbyPA 18 Replies Latest Reply 2017-02-01 14:59:43 -0600
  • How Do You Care for a Dog With Diabetes?

    Dogs are wonderful. I have always had one in my home and can't imagine life without them. I have been alerted to a low by a friend's dog, and my own often know when I am not feeling my best. But do I know how to see when my pup is not on point? I had never really thought about it much. I found...

    Gabby
    By GabbyPA 5 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-25 21:50:47 -0600
  • Infections and blood sugars

    I recently had carpal tunnel release surgery and my incision got infected. Since then my blood sugars have been really high and the doctor has raised my insulin intake and I have been on antibiotics. Does anyone else have these issues.

    websterladyj01570
    By websterladyj01570 6 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-25 21:56:58 -0600
  • Hot Topic: Are we considered disabled?

    I've been filling out job applications and one page comes up where they want you to list your disabilities. One of the things you can mark off is being diabetic. Wether or not you want to mark down any can off illness at all is not my point. Is being diabetic a disability at all?

    Kittiebitty
    By Kittiebitty 12 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-14 14:15:11 -0600
  • Drinks

    Hey everyone, I am looking for drinks that i can drink that will not upset my blood sugar as much. I have weened myself off of soda just recently. I drink water a lot. But that is getting old and any tea that i drink has normally is loaded with tea to kill the bitter taste. I am not a coffee...

    Krezlar37
    By Krezlar37 9 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-16 07:29:47 -0600
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  • Wine Anyone?

    I have often wondered if wine would be OK for Type 2 diabetics. It is supposed to good for health if you have a glass daily but is it recommended if you have blood glucose issues? Are there some low sugar wines?

    Renee777
    By Renee777 8 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-09 06:11:09 -0600
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  • Once More with Feelings !

    It seems as if I have a few weeks of peace, then I'm due for storm clouds to take away my peace. About almost 2 weeks ago I had a freak accident that broke my collar bone. The driver of the little transit, bus , that I take for trips, released my walker brakes and went to release the ramp to...

    calayx
    By calayx 14 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-09 22:44:56 -0600
  • Does a whack on the head = Higher blood Sugar Levels?

    This last monday mornng, after my run, I went grocery shopping. Took the shopping bags from the back of the car which has a lifting tailgate. I slammed it closed as usual - but - a car horn honked behind me - startling me. I must have moved forward towards the car - because I smashed that...

    Consueloj
    By Consueloj 4 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-07 18:46:18 -0600
  • Happy New Year!

    What are your resolutions?

    Chrizzzzzzz
    By Chrizzzzzzz 3 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-04 12:14:48 -0600
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  • Happy New Year Peeps

    I want to wish all of you fine wonderful people Happy New Year. I hope you find 2017 a lot more enjoyable and successful in your personal endeavors. Keep going you can do it. I am doing it. Ive lost 5 pounds in 2 weeks. It was a total surprise when I went to see my gp for another issue. ...

    Paulsue
    By Paulsue 5 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-04 21:43:43 -0600
  • Blessings to You All-from My Heart

    No matter how you want to label it, I hope that your time with family and friends is a blessing to you and those around you. It is nice to have days set aside to just be with those we love, sharing in what is meaningful to us. It might be traditional or unconventional, but when it's done in love...

    Gabby
    By GabbyPA 35 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-18 16:58:30 -0600
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  • garbage in garbage out

    This saying is really true for the way we eat and certainly for the way we think. This coming new year I am going to make it a focus to keep scrolling past political stories that bash either side. It's beyond destructive to me. I have already just 10 days ago given up the secret of eating...

    Paulsue
    By Paulsue 8 Replies Latest Reply 2016-12-28 21:38:54 -0600