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White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices

Started by Christel in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Zoe 10 minutes ago. 33 Replies

This we can ALL get involved with... It only takes a moment to sign your name and help us all - Type 1, Type 2, Type EVERYONE...Please share this on your FB page, in emails with your friends in family... this can make a difference!…Continue

Tags: x-ray, scanner, security, airport, TSA

Cause of Type I and Type II The Same

Started by Tiki in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by swisschocolate 12 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Anybody hear about this yet? Thoughts?ArticleContinue

Confused and Frustrated... High post-meal BG

Started by Ashlynne4 in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Ashlynne4 12 minutes ago. 23 Replies

Hi,I’m Ashley. I’m new here. I was diagnosed with T1D just 2.5 years ago when I was 23 years old.I’ve maintained fairly good control ever since then…until recently.My post meal blood sugars have been outrageous. My eating habits have remained the…Continue

Tags: post-meal, post-prandial, highs, control, type1

Vote for Miss Idaho for People's Choice in Miss America

Started by Marie B in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by swisschocolate 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho in the 2014 Miss America would like us to vote for her as the People's Choice. You may know of her from the #ShowMeYourPump campaign, as she proudly wore her insulin pump "out" in the swimsuit part of the Miss Idaho…Continue

Tags: type1, pump, proud, Idaho, #showmeyourpump

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Why does Mo’ Ne Davis matter

Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on August 21, 2014 at 5:00am 1 Comment

Why does Mo’ Ne Davis matter

And why she matters to diabetics



So have you heard about the girl named Mo’ Ne Davis who is a 13 year old pitching phenomenon playing in the Little League World Series? She is the first Little Leaguer (boy or girl) to appear on the…

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What's the Point?

Posted by Tiki on August 21, 2014 at 3:06am 0 Comments

August 20th is always a difficult day to get through. This day is my dad's birthday, he would have been 75 this year. My dad's death had a hugely negative impact on me, not just because I lost my father whom I love so much, but also because he died from complications of a disease we both shared.

To be eleven years old and watch your dad die from a stroke right before your eyes is bad enough. To know that it was his type I diabetes, a disease you have as well, that lead to it...well…

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Diabetes and The Body Politic…What does it mean?....

Posted by Judith in Portland on August 20, 2014 at 10:23pm 1 Comment

Okay. The hard ones, the immediate ones first:

What does it mean here in the USA that a day arrived where I could honestly sigh in relief that—"whew, whatever else that has occurred that is horrible, at least none of our law enforcement officers beheaded anyone today." ?....

As a child of the 60s with emotional wounds from losses on both sides of those barricades (med-evac pilot lover lost in 'Nam/brain damaged protestor from a police billy club at the Dem…

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Had. my. surgery

Posted by Sensorium139 on August 20, 2014 at 9:39pm 1 Comment

So far, not too bad recovery wise. I thought i couldn't breathe after anesthesia, but fine now. I had to fight for lantus as my current nurse refused based on lows in the morning, despite easy correction and great numbers all day. Had to beg a doctor for 5 units, won then. They also refused to do an insulin to carb ratio, only sliding scale. Hospitals are the worst.

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    From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

    Diabetes Among Hispanics: We’re not all the same

    US Hispanics are often portrayed in the press as a single, monolithic group. But anyone who has spent any time in San Francisco’s Mission District or the Bronx can tell you, we’re not all the same. Now we’re finding out Read on! →

    Diabetes entre los hispanos: no somos todos iguales

    Traducido por Mila Ferrer.    A menudo los Hispanos en Estados Unidos son retratados en la prensa como un solo grupo, monolítico. Pero cualquiera que haya pasado algún tiempo en el  Mission District de San Francisco o el Bronx se Read on! →

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