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  • Medtronic Guardian Sensor Scar

    I have been using the newer Medtronic 670g AutoMode pump and it is amazing. Anyone have any advice of how to avoid scaring from the Guardian sensor. After a few days it feels itchy but after the 7th day it has dug into my skin leaving a severe outline of the sensor on my body (ouch!). HELP!

    By Diabetesforever1418 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-06-22 09:30:26 -0500
  • Need Help Calculating My Insulin Dose

    I was diagnosed as Type 2 non-insulin dependent over 25 years ago. Through those years I have had times that I was very on track with my management and times I was off track. Recently, my team of physicians has decided that with all my diagnoses taken into consideration and the current state of...

    Karen Regina
    By Karen Regina 1 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-18 16:42:50 -0500
  • Secondary conditions with type 2

    I'm still struggling with a depressive episode that's keeping me from working out today. I just can't see myself doing my 5 miles crying the whole time. I wonder if there's anyone out there in the whole wide world that goes through the same thing. I'm heartbroken over some serious trauma...

    By Sugarlumpie 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-15 11:34:12 -0500
  • Numbers

    So im not diabetic but my doctor said she wanted me to check my blood sugar for a day because of something im not sure i ate some egos and fries (i know great meal) and i went to 70 i was confused then i check after a nap i was 60 i ate another small meal a hour later i was 180 is that normal (i...

    By RandomlyAccepted 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-24 08:50:42 -0500
    Tags: blood sugar
  • Sudden bruising at injection sites

    I’ve been using Lantus pens for over a year and very rarely got bruises at my injection sites. In the past couple of weeks, i’ve been getting bruises. I change the injection sites on my belly each day. I have a very big belly so there's lots of room. Has anyone else encountered sudden changes?...

    By Anonymous 2 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-27 18:38:58 -0500
  • low sugars

    Hello. I've been a type one for 43yrs now. I had a 4.4 A1C a little while ago. I have hypoglycemia unawareness. Ever since I read the dangers of higher than normal sugars ruining your little capillaries. I've kept my sugars as far from abnormally high, no matter the cost. I've had about 40...

    By perfectsugar 12 Replies Latest Reply 2018-06-02 08:12:52 -0500
  • Need all the help I can get.

    I am 35 years old and I am a type 2 Diabetic. I have been a diabetic for almost 4 years and I have not been taking care of myself like I should have. People all around me are dying of diabetes. I am not 100% serious about my health. I have a family that I need to live for and I am not ready to...

    By Amanda36 6 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-15 13:44:40 -0500
  • Lowering AIC

    Hello all, Rebar Ralph here, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 5 years ago... I'm sure I already know the answer, but need some help and motivation from others I guess. when diagnosed I thought "No Freagin way" im strong healthy and a Marine no way.. I am a food lover like most of us....

    Rebar Ralph
    By Rebar Ralph 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-11 18:32:37 -0500
  • May is Healthy Vision Month

    Hey everyone, Did you know that May is Healthy Vision Month? (https://nei.nih.gov/hvm/about_hvm) As most people know, diabetes puts eyes at risk. So I decided to take the opportunity to explore eye health in relation to diabetes. There is a great piece here on Diabetic Connect by a CDE I...

    Chris Clement
    By Chris Clement 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-15 18:05:12 -0500
  • Early morning "Jack in the Box" Syndrome

    I know this is not a real syndrome, it is what I call it. Is anyone else experiencing or has experienced waking up at odd hours? I wake up thirsty, with a headache, and feel like I am emptying a bladder the size of the Pacific Ocean. I check my sugar, only to find it slightly elevated, or...

    By Greymoon 7 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-15 18:45:49 -0500
  • Managing diabetes with pregnancy

    Hi all, I am a type 1 diabetic & thyroid patient since last 5 years from India. I am now pregnant & want to keep a baby. I want to know what precautions & diet i should follow to keep my thyroid & diabetes in check. I am taking Neo mercazole 25mg & insulin 3 times before meal....

    By sunitapatel 1 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-10 16:14:25 -0500
  • Newly Diagnosed - Meal Ideas?

    Hi, I was diagnosed two weeks ago with diabetes. I have been researching recipes and most of them I have found are ones of items I have never even heard of. I am trying to find some solutions that take normal ingredients. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Saddie Lynn
    By Saddie Lynn 5 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-09 13:01:53 -0500
  • Getting my Health Back on Track

    My doctor took me off my Metformin and Glipizide and put me on Levmir and Victoza. I can tell a difference. In just a few days my sugar level has went from 450 to 180. Which 180 is still high but it is better than almost 500.. I am working out and eating healthy and drinking tons of water. My...

    By Amanda36 2 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-10 10:17:37 -0500
  • New at this

    Hi I’ve very new to this and trying to figure it out and wondering if anyone else is Feeling this way . Well over a month ago I got put on metfromin 3 weeks in couldn’t handle it stomach feeling like crap everyday so the doc changed me to glipizid witch is a lot better my a1c at the start of this...

    By Dogwoo 1 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-11 08:50:01 -0500
  • I need help.

    So i’ve had diabetes for about 8 years. Lately i have been doing terrible with managing it. For the passes 2 years my A1C has been HIGH! Like over 10.0 high! My problem is i will just eat eat eat, and take no medicine. And if i do decide to take my insulin at the time, I won’t even check my...

    By ItsTayTayyy 2 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-09 12:45:25 -0500
  • what's allowed here?

    I have been placed in FB jail for an inappropriate post, but I don't know which rule I broke. SO, as a pre-amble, I wanted to check on what's allowed on this kind of community? Do people offer suggestions when someone has a concern? Can you trade diabetic supplies? Can we post pictures of...

    By poof1999 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-16 19:35:07 -0500
    Tags: new member