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New video on T1D in the New York Times

Started by HPNpilot in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Sam 13 minutes ago. 160 Replies

I am wondering what other people think of this video.I am going to withold my opinion for the moment as I'd like to get an independent read from the community....…Continue

Tags: dog, dad, alert, dead-in-bed, NYTimes

If you could write your own Rx's, would you visit your doctor?

Started by Terry in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by sdkate 21 minutes ago. 113 Replies

I've been at this diabetes business for 31 years now. I've mostly visited an endocrinologist four times each year. The appointments lasted anywhere from 15-45 minutes. The doc would review my numbers and make suggestions about my insulin program.…Continue

Tags: quarterly, visit, rx, endo

I started on Afrezza last night . . .

Started by mikep in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Sam 22 minutes ago. 64 Replies

and I'm here to share my experience with it as, from what I've been told, I'm one of the early users of it. I will do my best to document as much data as possible - good and bad. There will be trial and error and lots of experiments. Happy to answer…Continue

Tags: treatment, mannkind, afrezza

Any type 1s taking INVOKANA?

Started by Playthebanjo in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna 42 minutes ago. 78 Replies

Hi are there any T1s taking INVOKANA in addition to their insulin?

Tags: type1, invokana

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I Needed Help – Letting Others Help with Diabetes Self-Care

Posted by Rachel Scott on February 26, 2015 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

Awaken by the horrible sound of the alarm clock. I reach over for my glucometer. As I squeeze my recently poked ring finger my own blood splatters all over my face and the wall in what looked like a scene from some B-rated horror movie. “What a…

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Just when you think you have it all figured out....

Posted by Susan Van Abs on February 26, 2015 at 11:33am 0 Comments

Having type one diabetes is like being in a science class sometimes. WE might have a hypothesis as to why our blood sugars are high or low and then sometimes the hypothesis does not pan out.

Just the other day, I had my usual oatmeal with…

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Frustration at the Pharmacy

Posted by Stephanietype1 on February 26, 2015 at 10:19am 2 Comments

So I moved to this town back in may of 2014 and I don't know if anyone else goes through this if your on a pump but I had the Pharmacy asking me how much Insulin I use and such because my Rx looked odd to them I ALWAYS have my Doctor write Use as…

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The Eyes, Burritos, and CGMs Have It

Posted by Tamra on February 25, 2015 at 4:57pm 1 Comment

This morning I had my second round of laser surgery to get rid of scar tissue that had formed on my artificial lens in my right eye. The original treatment was supposed to be the only one needed but the scar tissue proved to be quite dense and so…

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Farxiga for Type 1

Posted by bDrew on February 25, 2015 at 10:39am 6 Comments

My doctor wants me to try a new drug that was made for Type II diabetics because she has had good results with Type I patients. I wanted to share what happens.

I am a Type I diabetic, diagnosed at the age of 9 in 1993. My control is good,…

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An Interview With A Type 1

Posted by Tamra on February 24, 2015 at 1:54pm 4 Comments

The following are actual questions and comments I have been asked/given over the years, and the replies I have given.

Q1. Are you going to die?

A1. Everyone dies. Diabetes is no longer a terminal disease. If you don't take proper…

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