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.

  • Changing website.

    Well, I just saw the notification about the evolving website. I hope to see some of you there, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. Thank you all for all the support and advice you have given me over the last several years. I don't know if I could have done it without y'all.

    By suecsdy 11 Replies Latest Reply 2019-02-07 21:25:05 -0600
  • Website Not Responding

    10/13/2018 Is anyone experiencing technical difficulties using this website? I'm finding it difficult for me to edit my profile and to leave comments or to respond to comments. This website is truly in deed in need for an update and an upgrade.

    By Sagitarian66 1 Replies Latest Reply 2018-10-18 09:02:36 -0500
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  • Diabetes and Arthritis

    I was at my doctors office yesterday concerning my lower back. Going over the MRI results, I was told, I have a collapsed disc, a bulging disc located in L-4 thru S-1. There are also small growths which are pressing on the spinal canal causing me to lose feeling in the lower waist and legs,...

    By Greymoon 7 Replies Latest Reply 2018-10-29 13:41:09 -0500
  • Arthritis

    Saw the hand specialist today. He was really nice. They took xrays of my hands and of course, they're full of arthritis. And mild carpal tunnel, which I was hoping to avoid. My hands have been really hurting lately so yesterday I had cortisone shots in both hands. Did you know that you can...

    By suecsdy 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-11-15 19:49:26 -0600
  • My 20 Minute Workout

    The twenty minutes a day that I have spent working out my financial problems have paid off. I highly recommend it to everyone. By focusing on one topic every day, I immediately began to put hundreds of wasted dollars back into my budget to accomplish more important goals. I'm not talking about...

    By RAYT721 15 Replies Latest Reply 2018-12-18 21:19:06 -0600
  • Feel like kicking someone in the behind!

    We bought our house in 2012. It was a gift from my dad. The house was newly renovated and looked pristine. Everything freshly painted, new carpet very nice. We talked to the guy who sold it to us and he seemed to be honest and friendly. Fast forward to now. The duct work in the garage is...

    By MrsCDogg 7 Replies Latest Reply 2018-12-18 21:10:10 -0600

    hey administration have you ever thought about adding mobile app to this site

    By msann 1 Replies Latest Reply 2018-09-06 18:09:02 -0500
  • Mobile App

    Does Diabetic Connect have a mobile app for iphone?

    By GloWorm12 5 Replies Latest Reply 2018-09-06 18:23:04 -0500
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  • Keto diet

    Has anyone every been on the Keto diet and have you had success?

    By Anonymous 11 Replies Latest Reply 2018-09-20 19:00:56 -0500
  • 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 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-08-21 23:20:36 -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 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-10-01 13:02:28 -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