Newly Diagnosed Forum and Discussions

  • 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
  • Discouraged!

    So I have been following my diet, and taking my insulin (lantus 20 units at bedtime), but my numbers are still ranging from 250 to 300 on average. My insurance won't kick in for another 3 weeks, so I can't afford to go to my doctor until then. Does anyone have any advice how to get my numbers...

    By vgarrison 24 Replies Latest Reply 2008-11-28 18:31:40 -0600
  • Take Back the Control

    I have learned through experiences with my mom, who was diagnosed and treated for depression 2 years before someone else diagnosed her with diabetes, and by that time no oral medications would help her, Her diet was way out of control, because she ate for depression, when it was actually the...

    By 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-27 06:24:20 -0500
  • newsletters - gathering info 2+2=5

    Are there any newsletters that actually come in the mail so that you can gather information and have it at hand when you need it, cos' I am still having such a problem making sense of it all. I need as much info as possible and right in front of me. Thanks for listening.

    By 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-29 09:10:52 -0500
  • Breeze 2 Meter

    I see a lot of meters being tried and compared to others, but not much about this particular one, I believe Bayer puts it out and it is made by Ascensia; not sure if that is all right, But does anyone know any pros or cons about this one.I would appreciate knowing if I am not using a reputable...

    By 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-27 03:45:31 -0500
  • artificial sweeteners

    I do not understand how these can be useful; It seems to me there has to be something bad in them if they are a replacement for sugar. Other than making your food and drink sweet for you, do they do any harm? Cos' I think reintroducing the taste of sugar alone can be harmful.

    By 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-25 00:40:31 -0500
  • Need Help

    Ok .... I'm a new to this stuff. I joined a few months ago,but I have been in denile I guess.... I use Actos and splenda, butt lately I have been feeling tired and sluggish, all I want to do is take naps, I wake up in the morning and I feel as bad as when I went to bed.... I have been...

    mike g
    By mike g 15 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-26 05:19:18 -0500
  • High protien in urine

    I was diagnosed with type 2 about 2 months ago. I am doing my best with the news and making changes each day. Today I got a call from the doc and she told me I have too much protien in my urine and added Enalapril to the Janumet I am taking. I am 49 years old and kind of freaked out about the...

    By msfemme 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-25 04:50:36 -0500