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  • Diabetes and Oral Health

    Many of us know we need to brush our teeth and floss. But there can be more needed in the case of a diabetic. Taking care of your teeth and keeping things like gingivitis at bay it really important as we can tend to loose our teeth even as we try to take care of them. Here are some things...

    Gabby
    By GabbyPA 0 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-25 10:30:29 -0500
  • 4 year diaversary

    Happy 4 year diaversary to me and in two weeks I will be in Hawaii celebrating my 25 year wedding anniversary with my best friend. Been tough lately as you all know D is always changing and keeping us on our toes. This too I will overcome as I always do.

    kimfing
    By kimfing 2 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-25 09:42:51 -0500
  • the silver lining ...

    ... it's there. it has to be. it's what keeps me going 10 years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes ... no worries, I got this 6 years ago I lost all sight in one eye ... hey, that's why I had two, right? 4 years ago I had a stroke ... I survived which was a win 3 years ago I developed...

    haoleboy
    By haoleboy 7 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-25 09:52:19 -0500
  • 911 Was Busy

    I have had the worse March I have ever had in my entire life. My doctor gave me a new medication. It caused dizziness so after the second day of being dizzy, I stopped taking it. The dizziness got progressively worse and I fell because of it. Next I started having some chest pain but thought it...

    Just Joyce
    By Just Joyce 13 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-24 21:19:25 -0500
  • Managing blood sugar...need advice

    I have been diabetic for a year now. Recently my blood sugar is high. I wake up and it is 200 to 350. What can I do in the morning to lower it? Is it safe to drive to the gym and go for a walk? Do I dare eat something when it is this high?

    WendyS71
    By WendyS71 2 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-24 06:52:50 -0500
  • Should we reduce the frequency of retinopathy screenings?

    I just finished reading an article by Medscape that highlighted research that proposed reducing the frequency of retinopathy screenings from once every year to once every two years for those patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes that do not show signs of retinopathy upon initial examination....

    abbeysue
    By abbeysueCA 7 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-24 10:40:53 -0500
  • New Meter

    OK, so my insurance forced me to start using a different meter. I am now using a Bayer Contour Next meter. find, over the time I have been using it...this meter shows ower numbers than my od One Touch Verio did. What I want to know is...is this meter inaccurate on a low end...or was my...

    Kalisiin
    By Kalisiin 7 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-22 21:13:03 -0500
  • Newly Diagnosed and not thrilled

    I have yet to have a "definitive diagnosis" from a doctor (can't even get in to see a doctor for another two weeks yet), but I have seen a NP and had my labs done. I knew what was going on before I even had the test done. First, some basics: Had no symptoms until I had a cold that lasted 7...

    TexasChemist
    By TexasChemist 3 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-25 10:21:32 -0500
  • Smoothies

    I was told by my diabetic dietitian that making, and drinking fruit smoothies especially with any type of fruit juice is off limits. One should I stick with this advice and never drink smoothies again because it will raise my BG to high, or is an occasional smoothie okay to have. Any suggestion...

    nckhan
    By nckhan 7 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-22 21:49:41 -0500
  • Visually impaired career ideas

    Last year was a rough year. I got really I'll while pregnant and lost our baby. While pregnant, my eyes got really bad but not much could be done due to being pregnant. Because they couldn't treat with injections, I ended up losing all sight in one of my eyes. I'm finally feeling ready to get...

    Anonymous
    By Anonymous 8 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-25 10:13:39 -0500
  • type 1 diabetes problems.

    Hey everyone! I have had diabetes for 10 years but i am still having a problem with it, my a1c is so high & i always have a problem checking my sugar everyday and the 3-4 times a day. does anyone have any advice for me? thanks(:

    Tiffany81013
    By Tiffany81013 3 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-25 10:15:52 -0500
  • Berberine update

    2 months ago I started taking berberine. the first month I took 500 mg 2x daily and for the past month 900 mg 2x daily. I started taking it because I had reduced my metformin from 500 ms twice a day to just once daily. my A1c which had been 5.4 rose to 5.7 after that change so I decided to try...

    haoleboy
    By haoleboy 3 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-18 16:30:13 -0500
  • Two sizes too small!!

    None of us here wants to have diabetes. But after six months post-DX, I have had some positives come from it. I eat better and I exercise more and consistently; both of these equate to overall better health. My a1c was down significantly at three months. My skin has cleared up. I have more...

    BAZININJA
    By BAZININJA 5 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-20 21:57:02 -0500
  • Insulin

    When should one start insulin? At what reading should one start?

    LRD
    By LRD 11 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-21 17:21:44 -0500
  • Blessed Easter and Passover

    Enjoy the blessings of these days- eat real eggs. Forget the Cadbury eggs, Peeps chicks and chocolate bunnies. They only give a momentary pleasure that raises your BG. We all know this but a reminder. Use the day to enjoy your family and try to have some fun.

    Luis65
    By Luis65 3 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-21 20:21:19 -0500
  • A1C

    hey guys where your a1c let me know mine 8.4 trying to get them to 8 happy easter to all enjoy your day love you all

    msann
    By msann 11 Replies Latest Reply 2017-04-18 21:10:15 -0500