Type 1 Diabetes Forum and Discussions

  • 14-day average success

    Many of you will recall my dad (John Crowley) mentioning a while back that he had challenged me to bring my 14 day average down to 150, with a reward in store if I met that goal. At first I was very diligent and I got my average all the way down to about 160. Then I broke my nose playing...

    By diabeticmidfielder 16 Replies Latest Reply 2010-05-24 23:34:46 -0500
  • Any runners out there?

    I'm T1 and I do injections. I've signed up to run a half marathon in August. Have any of you run this distance (or further) before? I'm wondering how to keep my blood sugars in check while I'm running. Do you carry a tester? How often do you check your blood sugar? My guess is that because of my...

    By aubreyoni 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-25 04:52:36 -0500
  • Of Low Blood Sugar and Nightime

    After talking to a friend with diabetes recently, I have been thinking about dropping low during the night and how scary that can be. I'm lucky enough to wake up, without exception, whenever I drop below 55 or 60. Has anyone had serious issues with dropping low during the night and what do...

    By diabeticmidfielder 23 Replies Latest Reply 2017-11-14 20:46:25 -0600

    ON MY BLOG www.diabetestalkfest.com/blog I am officially dubbing July 1 as CGMS DENIAL DAY. Me, along with many others are sick of being denied coverage for the CGMS. Join me on July 1 to raise our voices as a community. If you have been denied coverage for the CGMS by your insurance...

    By Ginacaps 14 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-29 01:49:23 -0500
  • Anyone out there own a disetronic d-tron?

    My husband got a new pump and I find myself with extra supplies that I can't return. Free to anyone. First come first serve. Leave a comment or send me a message.

    By BrookeT 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-20 08:09:32 -0500
  • Trying to get pregnant

    HELP!!!! I am looking for information about T1 and pregnancy. I called ADA and they sent me a bunch of stuff but only 2 things that were of any help. Does anyone know where I can get a lot of info?

    By optimalirish 22 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-19 16:13:21 -0500
  • Bolus Insulin Shots

    I have noticed that other diabetics on insulin mention that they are able to adjust their bolus insulin amount based on the carbs in what they eat. My doctor has me using Novolog in the following format: 6 units at Breakfast 4 units at Lunch 6 units at Supper He never mentioned anything...

    By BarryE 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-17 09:26:59 -0500
  • can't stop loosing weight!

    i have type 1 diabeties. i was wondering if anyone knows away for me to gain weight? i am loosing way too much weight and cant seem to stop i am downt to about 100 pounds. i cant afford to keep loosing this weight! i look like walking bones! can someone please help me/ thanks

    By luv2tan 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-14 04:43:12 -0500
  • Complication from Insulin Reaction?...

    Hi Everyone, I wanted to ask if anybody knew if there could be possible side effects or complications from a "prolonged" insulin reaction...My husband had one last night and we're not sure if it lasted several hours, the usual shaking didn't happen, it was quite different from previous reactions....

    By Spiderchicky 12 Replies Latest Reply 2009-03-13 20:38:34 -0500
  • New Member Saying Hello

    Being new to diabetic connect, I wanted to introduce myself and say hello to everyone. For the past few years I have been dealing with health issues that I did not think would be related to having diabetes. Just like many people, I had a fear of doctors & hospitals. I realized something was wrong...

    By BarryE 22 Replies Latest Reply 2013-08-16 22:47:04 -0500
  • Diabetes & Arthritis,

    The CDC says that at least 50% of people with diabetes also have arthritis; that is in comparison to 27% of all adults. This is based on a the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a nationwide, randomized telephone survey in which participants answered questions about their...

    By jupton1 39 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-08 13:03:27 -0500
  • 3 Year Old Grandson & stomach pains

    My grandson was diagnosed in August and despite rigorous watching, testing, etc. his sugar is still up and down which is scary. However, the thing that concerns me the most is now whenever he has just eaten he cries with stomach pains. Is this normal in type 1? Because he's so young it's hard...

    By Tdh 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-21 18:08:24 -0500
  • Eyes

    quick question: I have had some bleeding behind my eyes in the past. Had laser and all was fine. Currently there was slight bleeding behind right eye. I noticed my eyes are somwhat redder than usual, but I did just start a new job. Could this mean there is bleeding going on, or just be irritation?

    By junabelle 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-19 06:29:49 -0500
  • Cramping in Feet and Legs during Sleep

    Has anyone ever experienced cramping in their feet or legs even going up the inner thigh while trying to sleep at night? I've been prescribed Flexeril and Neurontin, but nothing helps relieve it. I have bought over-the-counter leg cramp tablets which contain mostly quinine, but it only seems to...

    By catalinaclair 38 Replies Latest Reply 2009-03-09 20:35:56 -0500
  • me

    i am now liveing with my boyfriend now and he has no clue about typ 1 but he will sit thier and tell me that he now a lot about it he will try to tell me how to run it

    nicole w
    By nicole w 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-21 07:57:35 -0500
  • Partners of Diabetics?

    How about your spouse? Or your boyfriend or girlfriend? Have you ever had a chance to really dig into their experience with your diabetes? I run a section on my website called "The Diabetic Partner Follies" that might be very eye-opening. Please visit......

    Amy Tenderich
    By Amy Tenderich 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-05-27 06:29:33 -0500