Newly Diagnosed Forum and Discussions

  • Is diabetes curable?

    I have friends that say once you have diabetes you will die with diabetes. I also have friends that say that they used to have diabetes but with diet and exercise they don't have diabetes anymore. Will my condition get worse? Will I one day have to take insulan? Will I one day have kidney...

    By debbie 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-12-07 23:06:19 -0600
  • Chylomicronemia Syndrome

    anyone know about this condition any info would be great cause my docs. cant seem to figure out why i keep having pancretitus attacks had 22 in just over 4 years whats really crazy is that i hear of people having just 1 and die so im sure counting my blessings right now we just cant seem to get...

    By bucky 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-20 13:03:56 -0500
  • Endocrinologist

    I was told by my family practioner, when I was diagnosed as type 1 this past June, that if everyone that has diabetes in our area wanted to see an endocrinologist they would not be able too. He was almost right, the earliest appointment I could see one is not until Oct 21. My regular doctor has...

    By FiveKids 17 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-28 11:05:48 -0500
  • Need Suggestions FAST for Affordable Health Care

    My husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and started treatment last month. I have been caring for him, almost in every way. I even have to remind him to test, and take his nighttime pills. Morning meds I put out with my own. Anyway, my illness has taken a turn quicker than I expected...

    By 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-10 11:35:07 -0500
  • Diabetes is not an Excuse

    Meeting other diabetics as I have been of late, I found it interesting that some use the diease as an excuse to NOT do things. I know we have to be cautious about things we do and know where our sugar levels are before, during and after we do them, but sometimes I feel like it is a ticket to get...

    By GabbyPA 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-06 05:11:53 -0500
  • Wouldn't it be nice? IF:

    You know, I really like this site and take from it all I can; But, wouldn't it be nice to find a local person in your own area, to whom you could talk to openly, or is there in an emercy when time does not allow you to do a search on web. Also maybe someone who you could shop with, who could...

    By 23 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-17 06:58:37 -0500
  • How a tiny Miracle, Saved my life...(to Sis Love Mom)


    By Jlynn 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-09 07:59:20 -0500
  • Diabetes and winter

    I am just wondering if there are things that us diabetics have to do differently in the winter time. Most of you know that I am very new to this, and I want to make sure that my first winter isn't going to hurt me in any way. 
 I have noticed that I am getting colder easier now, and I...

    By vgarrison 75 Replies Latest Reply 2012-01-27 03:10:49 -0600
  • Needles

    I cant seem to spell syrange right so I put needles...hehe Ok so here is my question...what do most people use to take their insulin. I got the Walgreens brand, but this is the first that I have tried. I am sure there are better out there, so was wondering on opinions. I did go to the...

    By vgarrison 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-05 03:11:38 -0500
  • Stubborn Hubby

    My hubby is newly diagnosed. I am trying so hard to make sure he gets what he needs and doesn't get what he can't have. He thinks it's ok to only test once a day. How often you any of you test through out the day?

    By Mktngurl 31 Replies Latest Reply 2008-11-29 13:20:59 -0600

    Hi is there anyone out there who knows about a meter,where u don't have 2 stick your finger!!! (fingers are crying from pain)PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!

    trell - 22619
    By trell - 22619 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-03 04:24:26 -0500
  • Alcohol and diabetes can be dangerous

    I went on line worried about the new girl who posted I Had a Drink, and I wanted to find out more about it, and while I found this news article, I also found that you can get a diabetic newsletter sent to your email address. It's a good site, with all kinds of interesting...

    By 16 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-19 10:12:03 -0500
  • How to deal with ignorant people?

    I know I am still really new to this site and this disease, and I know I don't know everything, but ignorant poeple make me mad!! Last night one of my husbands friends told me that if I would just lose weight I'd be fine (I am kinda big, I weight 245). He told my husband I'm just lazy!! I...

    By vgarrison 20 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-01 06:16:14 -0500
  • Denial/Attitude with Others

    I don't know if it is right for me to say, but I feel if you are on this site you want to help yourself or a loved one. Now, a lot of people are probably still in denial; especially when you never saw the diagnosis coming and were not ready to deal with diabetes for the rest of your life, BUT, I...

    By 13 Replies Latest Reply 2008-11-23 08:19:49 -0600
  • Newly Diagnosed...3 YEARS AGO!!!

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this site and I thank God I found it. I ended up in the hospital in June of 2005 with a BG reading of 700. I drove myself to my doctor's office and I work in a hospital. No, I’m not a nurse, I'm clerical. I knew something was wrong with me but I've always been so...

    Reene - 23252
    By Reene - 23252 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-28 06:35:18 -0500
  • help if you can

    I was diagnosed with diabetes in may of this year, already had my gall-bladder out,just wanted to know how fast some of these problems start.just wanted to get ready for some of these problems

    Dave - 23416
    By Dave - 23416 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-30 03:46:40 -0500