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  • Hot Topic: Are we considered disabled?

    I've been filling out job applications and one page comes up where they want you to list your disabilities. One of the things you can mark off is being diabetic. Wether or not you want to mark down any can off illness at all is not my point. Is being diabetic a disability at all?

    By Kittiebitty 12 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-14 14:15:11 -0600
  • Drinks

    Hey everyone, I am looking for drinks that i can drink that will not upset my blood sugar as much. I have weened myself off of soda just recently. I drink water a lot. But that is getting old and any tea that i drink has normally is loaded with tea to kill the bitter taste. I am not a coffee...

    By Krezlar37 9 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-16 07:29:47 -0600
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  • Wine Anyone?

    I have often wondered if wine would be OK for Type 2 diabetics. It is supposed to good for health if you have a glass daily but is it recommended if you have blood glucose issues? Are there some low sugar wines?

    By Renee777 8 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-09 06:11:09 -0600
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  • Once More with Feelings !

    It seems as if I have a few weeks of peace, then I'm due for storm clouds to take away my peace. About almost 2 weeks ago I had a freak accident that broke my collar bone. The driver of the little transit, bus , that I take for trips, released my walker brakes and went to release the ramp to...

    By calayx 14 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-09 22:44:56 -0600
  • Does a whack on the head = Higher blood Sugar Levels?

    This last monday mornng, after my run, I went grocery shopping. Took the shopping bags from the back of the car which has a lifting tailgate. I slammed it closed as usual - but - a car horn honked behind me - startling me. I must have moved forward towards the car - because I smashed that...

    By Consueloj 4 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-07 18:46:18 -0600
  • Happy New Year!

    What are your resolutions?

    By Chrizzzzzzz 3 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-04 12:14:48 -0600
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  • Happy New Year Peeps

    I want to wish all of you fine wonderful people Happy New Year. I hope you find 2017 a lot more enjoyable and successful in your personal endeavors. Keep going you can do it. I am doing it. Ive lost 5 pounds in 2 weeks. It was a total surprise when I went to see my gp for another issue. ...

    By Paulsue 5 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-04 21:43:43 -0600
  • Blessings to You All-from My Heart

    No matter how you want to label it, I hope that your time with family and friends is a blessing to you and those around you. It is nice to have days set aside to just be with those we love, sharing in what is meaningful to us. It might be traditional or unconventional, but when it's done in love...

    By GabbyPA 35 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-18 16:58:30 -0600
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  • garbage in garbage out

    This saying is really true for the way we eat and certainly for the way we think. This coming new year I am going to make it a focus to keep scrolling past political stories that bash either side. It's beyond destructive to me. I have already just 10 days ago given up the secret of eating...

    By Paulsue 8 Replies Latest Reply 2016-12-28 21:38:54 -0600
  • Happy Holidays!

    Just wanted to wish everyone a joyous and healthy holiday season. Thank you for all your kind words and advice this past year, and for putting me on the path to success in regards to my diabetes. I also wanted to share a recipe I've tried recently -- a tasty LCHF treat for the holidays....

    By Beckett 6 Replies Latest Reply 2016-12-24 14:21:22 -0600
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  • bladder control issues

    i was diagnosed with mixed urinary incontinence in Dec 2003 after having gone through some urodynamic testing. slight stress incontinence with an overactive bladder. I have always dealt with bladder control issues since I was very young. It was suspected that I was at least borderline diabetic...

    By Maintanenceman1 1 Replies Latest Reply 2016-12-26 20:00:20 -0600
  • Help anyone had Whipple sugary total pancreas &spleen removal

    Any and all information thoughts, suggestions, opinions about dealing with being a type 1 diabetic ans life after having a sugary called (Whipple) Total remoral of the pancreas spleen. I had the Whipple sugary October 2012 and to this day i haven't meet or talked to anyone else that has. I'm...

    By scott1969000 1 Replies Latest Reply 2016-12-21 11:31:59 -0600
  • Diverticulitis

    Went to urgent care today and was diagnosed with diverticulitis. I'm feeling pretty crummy now but thankful that it was diagnosed. The NP said we caught it early - if this is what it feels like when it's been caught early I cringe to think of what a worse condition feels like. I'm reading online...

    By Phi314 7 Replies Latest Reply 2016-12-15 12:09:11 -0600
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  • Overactive Immune System

    It seems my body has an overactive Immune System. Ever since I got diabetes other things with my immune system have gone beserk. -new allergies to random things like food and medicine popped up - diabetes type 1 - random hives linked to nothing - random swollen lips linked to...

    By Kittiebitty 8 Replies Latest Reply 2016-12-11 09:55:59 -0600
  • Neuropathy

    Does anyone have any tips for improving neuropathy? I feel like the neuropathy in my fingers is getting worse. Are there any exercises to do for it? This morning and the last few days, it seems to take longer to get consistent feeling back. Yes, I will be asking my Dr Monday. One more item...

    By suecsdy 36 Replies Latest Reply 2016-12-11 07:34:58 -0600
  • The Wonders of Psyllium Husk Powder

    To increase my fiber since I don't eat grains anymore, I started taking phyllium husk. I just pop a few capsules a day with my breakfast and off I go. I have a seed cracker recipe that calls for this and I always used chia seeds instead (because that was what I had on hand) but when I tried it...

    By GabbyPA 28 Replies Latest Reply 2017-01-16 06:27:01 -0600