Type 1 Diabetes Forum and Discussions

  • starting school

    My son was just evaluated by the IU20 program and was told they couldn't help. River will be 5 in dec. but i'm not sure about school. He has never been more than a few feet away from me for more than an hour. please send some advice about school and diabetes!!!!!!

    river's momma
    By river's momma 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-03 17:24:15 -0500
  • Infections and the High Sugars..

    "DARN it ALL" A year ago I started showing the signs of Neuropathy,mind and body;vertigo nausea feel and hand (etc).I was Taking off work to get it all under control,and came just as the numbers seemed to go down they rose even high and I got sicker.I Found out I had a Staph infection...and was...

    By Jlynn 13 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-17 04:09:56 -0500
  • Worried about my Dad

    My dad seems to be getting sicker everyday. He even says it himself. Its like he is giving up. He was rushed to the hosptial last weekend. He is losing blood, he had to have three units of blood,this is like the fourth time in the past eighteen months. They have done testing But they don't know...

    By sunflowers413 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-12 13:01:57 -0500
  • no insurance

    what is the best way to get strips and insulin w/o ins??????

    william crago
    By william crago 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-11 04:41:01 -0500
  • Diabetic Assistance Dog Volunteers

    Hello everyone, I am the Program Director of a nonprofit (Eyes Ears Nose and Paws) that trains Diabetic Assistance Dogs who alert their handlers when blood sugars move outside of target ranges. We train the dogs using scent detection (in other words, the dogs use their noses). I am in need...

    By deb@eenp 13 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-27 13:38:04 -0500
  • repairing skin cells

    I have a question that occured to me this morning. Since skin cells can repair themselves if you have a cut or scratch, why can't beta cells repair themselves? Is it not the same genetic principle? Carol

    By Carol11 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-08 05:37:13 -0500
  • T1 and Metformin?

    Hi there! Any other type I's have experience using Metformin? My doctor just suggested that I start it to help with insulin resistance and weight loss. I hear it's rough on your stomach.... Thanks! -Corinne

    By CMeli1027 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-12 11:18:16 -0500
  • Support

    Does anyone know of a support group in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma area? Even though my son was diagnosed almost 4 years ago, I am still not handling it very well. Thank you!!!!

    Frustrated mom
    By Frustrated mom 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-02 05:06:28 -0500
  • carb intake

    Does anyone know the daily recommended number of carb gram intake? I think I am taking in way too many.

    By jmcgibb 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-11-08 10:17:30 -0600
  • Neuropathy

    I am a 39 yr old diabetic who has severe neuropathy in my feet and hands. I take Lyrica 75mg at night only because it makes me so dizzy I can't function during the day. I had carpal tunnel surgery on one hand, but it was a complete failure. I also keep getting these neuromas on the bottom of...

    Angie - 14113
    By Angie - 14113 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-19 03:45:53 -0500
  • Ketones with no high blood sugar

    hello everyone, My son is a new diabatic. Just stumbled across this site. Was wondering if it is possible to have large ketones without a high blood sugar? can anyone help Thanks

    By nelsonsmommy 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-20 11:07:39 -0500
  • DiaTribe Contest-chance to win test strips

    Hello everyone. I just received an e-mail from D-Life with a contest info:Sign up for diaTribe between August 3rd and August 31st and you could win a year's supply of test strips You have a chance of winning a grand prize of one year's worth of OneTouch Ultra test strips (based on about 5...

    By Rita 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-15 13:30:09 -0500
  • A1Cs, blood testing and Type 1 Diabetes

    Despite having diabetes for over 14 years now, I've never had an A1C below a 7. I've never had one over an 8 (that I know of), but I've learned (sadly, only within the last couple of years) that an A1C below a 7 or 6 is desired. I've gone to the insulin pump and I test pretty frequently.....

    Melissa Dawn
    By Melissa Dawn 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-12 13:19:11 -0500
  • Stress-less Diabetes ?

    My sugar was 120 Sat. morning I took my Novolog like always and ate some cereal for breakfast. Then we got the call... my sister who just had a baby 8months ago and is 22 was rushed to the ER and needs her gallbladder removed. My sugar jumped up to 300. I am not a hysterical person nor...

    By ssmile 12 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-16 09:22:32 -0500
  • To lower blood sugars

    Has anyone heard of or used Apple Cider Vinigar to lower blood sugars?

    Frustrated mom
    By Frustrated mom 10 Replies Latest Reply 2011-05-17 06:15:39 -0500
  • Hospitalized

    My son was hospitalized recently due to his live being swollen, and he was in a lot of pain..the Dr. has ran blood work, none has come back yet, but he thinks that he may have Hepititis. He is type 1 diabetic, has anyone ever had this, or know of any one that has? We are not sure what kind of...

    Frustrated mom
    By Frustrated mom 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-04 02:37:33 -0500