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Seeking Opinions about Using Humalog, Novolog, or Apidra in the Pump

Started by catendo in Insulin Pump Users Forum. Last reply by catendo 2 hours ago. 12 Replies

Hi there,I'm diagnosed with type 1, but I've been using Humulin-R in my pump (the U-500 strength) for the past four years. I suppose you could say I had "double diabetes" until I had bariatric surgery two weeks ago as I had significant resistance to…Continue

Ice Cream for PWD

Started by Sam Iam in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Sam Iam 3 hours ago. 7 Replies

I stumbled upon this video, recently:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U6Jh6NAtzQI've started using the same method, except I use heavy cream instead of half and half. I skip the sugar and…Continue

Tags: low, carb, Brian, recipe, cream

Research on Fat Shaming

Started by AngelaC in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Sam 3 hours ago. 15 Replies

Several years ago, a friend of mine walked into the new Hollister's that had opened up near the kiosks where we worked. She was definitely not the typical Hollister customer, being in her late 20s, not exactly experimental in her fashion choices,…Continue

Tags: shaming, shame, fat

Ads for Diabetes products and meds

Started by artwoman in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Timbeak48 5 hours ago. 78 Replies

Am I the only one who gets frustrated by these ads? Every ad shows overweight people. That kind of advertising just perpetuates the myth out there that being overweight causes diabetes, ergo all people with diabetes must be overweight. As a fit type…Continue

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Diggin' the Insulin Pump!

Posted by jesikabeth on September 15, 2014 at 1:17am 0 Comments

So I've been pumping with my first pump (the Animas Ping) since late afternoon on Friday, making today day #4.

I have to say I'm diggin' the insulin pump! Since hooking up, my blood sugars have been more or less perfect, minus a few (not…


How to bring down post meal BG #s

Posted by rahul_boston on September 14, 2014 at 7:47pm 0 Comments

Hi Folks,

I hope you find it interesting/helpful.

I have been taking Humalog insulin since last 1 month. I have been avoiding exercise during this time as it may bring my numbers too low. Prior to insulin I used to go to gym or walk…


Naked Showers + 10k= Awesome Weekend

Posted by bagpipegirl on September 14, 2014 at 5:08pm 2 Comments

This weekend rocked :-) Not only did I get a naked shower on Saturday. Yes, a naked shower, you know that magical time when your sensor and site need to be changed on the same day.... I also ran in my first 10k, not only did I not spike during…


He Did Not Just Say More Surgery!

Posted by Tiki on September 12, 2014 at 3:34pm 2 Comments

It's pretty consistent that I have at least one doctor appointment per week these days. That's how it is when you go so long with type I diabetes and no insurance. When you finally get insurance again, you spend all your time fixing everything…


The Balancing Act

Posted by Tiki on September 12, 2014 at 3:02pm 0 Comments

One would think that since I've been a diabetic for so very long that I would find no trouble in the balancing act that is daily living with this condition. Wrong. Allow me to elaborate:

1. Although I was taught from a young age how to eat…


Why must it be difficult?

Posted by TimmyMac on September 11, 2014 at 8:03pm 8 Comments

I've been trying now for 2 WEEKS to get my Novolog prescription filled. I think my adventure is finally coming to an end, but I'm going to put it online for everyone to see.

This all started when I switched insurance companies. The plan is…



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