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.

  • 7 weeks Post Op

    As the title says, I am now 7 weeks out from my hernia repair and panniculectomy. I feel great!. I'm walking with very little pain and I have energy. I did have a little speed bump with the partial blockage, but it resolved quickly and didn't set me back much at all. I feel like I'm taller! ...

    By suecsdy 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-08-09 11:07:35 -0500
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  • Stress Relief in Pictures

    Lots of us have underlying stresses that eat at us daily. There are a lot of ways to deal with it, but I have found that just relaxing with an inkpen and paper has been doing wonders for me. I draw my stress away. So if that is your thing too, and maybe you want to have a little bit of a...

    By GabbyPA 1 Replies Latest Reply 2018-08-09 11:12:03 -0500
  • An eventful weekend (not good)

    Wednesday I saw my primary care dr and got a shingles dx. Thursday I had a follow up with the general surgeon and was feeling good, still having a little nausea from what I thought was post surgery meds. As I finished my day, I was feeling progressively worse and just wanted to go home and...

    By suecsdy 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-07-15 11:33:07 -0500
  • Get your shinles vaccine

    Yes, I did get mine, in 2015. today I made an acute care appt with the dr because of a painful, burning sensation on my side which seems to be getting worse instead of better and also feels like it's trying to spread around to my back, I actually saw the PA, but she said it sound like a classic...

    By suecsdy 7 Replies Latest Reply 2018-07-17 13:22:37 -0500
  • Diabetic cookbook

    Has anyone else ordered the free slow cooker cookbook? I put in for over a month ago and have received nothing? Well, with the exception of my e-mail being slammed with all kinds of offers, which is really annoying. Just curious. Bright Blessings to all.

    By Greymoon 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-07-08 23:39:38 -0500
  • We Lost One of Our Members 6-8-18

    For those of you who have been around for a long time you might recall Joan Popolo. She was one of our members for many years. I have kept in touch with her on a personal level and am sad to say that she died June 8th due to complications from a knee surgery she had last week. I spoke with her on...

    By GabbyPA 8 Replies Latest Reply 2018-07-08 07:45:49 -0500
  • World Bicycle Day

    There is a day set aside for everything it seems, but this one is a good one. Sadly, I just found out today, but it's world bicycle day! Many of us use bikes to help control our diabetes and this is a day to revel in what you love to do. Here is a little article with some additional links:...

    By GabbyPA 2 Replies Latest Reply 2018-06-05 03:13:07 -0500
  • Discussions with Doctor

    On my last visit to the Doctor, I was a little bit more than underwhelmed. We sit and have discussions on how things are going. I made mention of beginning to have troubles with my fingers, hands, wrists. I am losing feeling in my fingertips, which has extended now down into my half my palms. I...

    By Greymoon 10 Replies Latest Reply 2018-06-11 12:35:48 -0500
  • having an issue with losing weight

    I am having an issue losing weight even on a low carb low fat diet. Can someone give me some suggestions. I recently lost a dear friend due to Congestive Heart Failure and complications from his Diabetes. Can anyone give me some suggestions.

    By jackie01570 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-26 08:29:43 -0500
  • Thyroid meds.

    I recently started seeing an Endocrinologist for an issue other than diabetes. For years, I had hypothyroidism and didn't know, so of course did not get treatment. When the diabetes was uncovered so also was the thyroid problem. I currently take 125 mg of levo daily. Lately, I had been...

    By suecsdy 5 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-19 13:47:27 -0500
  • Early morning "Jack in the Box" Syndrome

    I know this is not a real syndrome, it is what I call it. Is anyone else experiencing or has experienced waking up at odd hours? I wake up thirsty, with a headache, and feel like I am emptying a bladder the size of the Pacific Ocean. I check my sugar, only to find it slightly elevated, or...

    By Greymoon 7 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-15 18:45:49 -0500
  • Diabetic shoes, yea or nay?

    Since I was dx'd, I have only gotten one pair of diabetic shoes. They were comfortable, and being sneaker type, durable. But are they really worth the cost? I went to Wal Mart, and got a pair of tennis shoes, and a set of inserts, total cost $68. I went and got a pair of diabetic shoes, waited a...

    By Greymoon 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-04-26 14:46:31 -0500
  • Diets!! Carbs, no carbs, glutens, no glutens!! What's a body to do?

    When I first was dx'd with diabetes, I was over weight. O.K., I was the same weight as a baby Water Buffalo. I was in a sedentary lifestyle, very little exercise, eating processed foods and foods high in fats and cholesterol, (think King Henry the VIII and a turkey leg in each hand.) I sat down...

    By Greymoon 5 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-04 09:24:07 -0500
  • Ready to just give it up.

    Back in September my A1C was 7.2. My diet and my workout routines have not changed. On Friday I found out that I have dropped 23 lbs since Jan. Doc & myself are both thrilled! I just got my results from the blood work today. How is it that nothing I'm doing has changed, I've dropped weight...

    Not understanding
    By Not understanding 10 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-08 09:37:11 -0500
  • Gut health

    I started taking a probiotics last week in an effort to get the right kind of gut bacteria balance. Unfortunately, I'm also taking an antibiotic, which can destroy the good bacteria that I need. I guess this might take a little longer.

    By suecsdy 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-04-27 10:23:00 -0500
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  • Set Yourself Up for Success

    It is amazing how just changing a routine or the placement of things will help with getting things done more often or accomplished with higher success. Having self discipline has never been one of my strong points. I struggle with knowing things are around me that I should be doing but don't...

    By GabbyPA 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-03 01:04:00 -0500