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Night Checks?

Started by TimmyMac in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by mohe0001 10 minutes ago. 17 Replies

I didn't want to start this in the other tread about the NYT video. I have a feeling this would have brought it off topic. How many people here actually set an alarm to get up and check?My mom used to get up at around 2am and check me, but that was…Continue

Tags: night, sleep, bg, Night checks

Please, Help Me!

Started by Tamra in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by rgcainmd 15 minutes ago. 24 Replies

One would think that taking in a pittance of calories a day would result in rapid and large amounts of weight loss, right? Especially if one is active while not eating much..and what they eat is very healthy. So why have I not been able to lose one…Continue

Tags: pcos, diet, loss, weight

Diabetic Alert Cat?

Started by ccc. in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by meee 1 hour ago. 12 Replies

Even though I'm a dog person, I somehow managed to inherent a cat who decided I was his "person" in college. I inherited this cat before my diabetes diagnoses at 20. About six months after diagnosis, Billy started waking me up when I was having low…Continue

Tags: dac, cat, alert

do you look at total carbs or only net carbs when you calculate insulin dose?

Started by v/prediabetic in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by v/prediabetic 1 hour ago. 12 Replies

I was wondering if calculating total carbs is more important than net carbs.Continue

Tags: total, carbs, net

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A TIGHT Squeeze

Posted by Stoner on February 1, 2015 at 12:07pm 2 Comments

Last night I was reminded of a behavior that my husband and I instilled in our children. When our children were much, much younger, we had taught them that when mom or dad were talking to another adult, and they needed our attention, to simply…


Don't let the fear of the highs and lows, keep you from trying.

Posted by Mekenzie D on January 31, 2015 at 8:48pm 1 Comment

In the end of the day, you have a choice.. You have to choose what is important and what is worth fighting for.. Although I didn't choose diabetes, it chose me. There are some things I have chose, but I have to decide what is worth it and what…


The Wall

Posted by Diabetic Dad on January 31, 2015 at 5:54pm 3 Comments

Have you hit a wall? Is there someone thinking or telling you there is no wall, “it’s all in your head,” “you can beat it,”etc., etc.?

There’s a wall. Maybe you haven’t hit it. Maybe, you’ve found a way through it, around it, or over it.…


It has been one year

Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on January 30, 2015 at 2:00pm 14 Comments

It has been one year

On January 28, 2015 many of us marked the one year anniversary of the passing of…


Shooting Lasers

Posted by Tamra on January 28, 2015 at 6:32pm 4 Comments

*The following is a recounting from memory. Certain details may be inaccurate due to faulty memory or misunderstanding of medical lingo, etc.*

Several months ago I had lens replacement surgery for a cataract that had already…


Short and Sweet

Posted by Lloyd on January 28, 2015 at 12:51pm 6 Comments

New A1c today, 5.9. Under 6 for eight years.
T2 for 21 years, no complications.



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