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Started by Catvet in LADA (Type 1.5) Diabetes Forum 1 minute ago. 0 Replies

Hi all, for those of you following my story, I am likely early LADA, ant GAD antibodies but I am 15 weeks pregnant and that pushes me into diabetes land.I recently started Levimir, which helps but I also asked for short acting insulin. My doctor…Continue

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Started by AlexanderB in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by AlexanderB 1 hour ago. 14 Replies

Hi! I'm so glad I found this place! I was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes this past week. I was put on Metformin/Glipizide pill (500mg/twice a day) and Lipitor. My initial reading on Monday morning was 359 and my reading this morning was 201. I…Continue

Tags: glipizide, lipitor, metformin, eyes, fuzzy

I just recived the new (Genteel) lancing device

Started by JohnG in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Sandy 1 hour ago. 10 Replies

I the hopes of finding a more comfortable way to gain meter samples I'm trying this new device. So fare my likes are slightly ahead of my dislikes. It has been painless up to this point (excluding the price). Drawing samples from just about anywhere…Continue

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Suffering from scleredema diabeticorum (Buschke's disease)?

Started by Christopher Boyer in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

I have just recently been diagnosed with scleredema diabeticorum (Buschke's disease). It's a painful skin irritation on my neck and shoulders, and comes from glucose build-up over the years within the collagen in my skin.Yes, my sugar's haven't been…Continue

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Type-1 and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Posted by joshualevy on October 24, 2014 at 7:10pm 2 Comments

A reader of this blog asked me what I knew about the relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Type-1 Diabetes.  I didn't know anything, but over the last few weeks, I've been looking through the research.  There is not a…

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Vitamin and Mineral Supplements

Posted by Tamra on October 23, 2014 at 7:26pm 2 Comments

This is purely my own experience and opinion.

There are arguments out there that claim taking vitamin and mineral supplements does nothing to help improve health. That they are a waste of money, and in some cases can be harmful. Some state…

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Reflecting...and celebrating, With a little guilt.

Posted by Dan P on October 23, 2014 at 5:30pm 9 Comments

So, today was my 6 month endo appt. No big deal, right? Well today while talking to her, I was overwhelmed by so many emotions. Pride. Joy. Luck. Amazement. And guilt. Why guilt? Ill get to that.

I dont really blog much, but wanted to…

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Achy Breaky Chest

Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on October 23, 2014 at 3:00pm 4 Comments

Achy Breaky Chest

Well it’s over. I mean it’s not completely over, but most of the way. The hard part at least is done; I am…

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My gallbladder related stuff is unfortunately not over

Posted by Sensorium139 on October 22, 2014 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

I thought it'd all be over when I got it removed and the stones removed from my bile ducts/stents put in

Unfortunately , I still have a biliary stricture, meaning my biliary ducts are narrowed. I had my 3rd ERCP today with HIGH HOPES that…

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A corner of my desk

Posted by Olivia on October 21, 2014 at 11:32pm 4 Comments

People say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. It's probably actually a person's desk.…

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