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food scale

Started by lh378 in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Judith in Portland 56 minutes ago. 7 Replies

What food scale do you use to measure your carbs? What's good, what's bad, what's unnecessary? I figure that this group ought to know what's the most useful and important features for us. Do you bring it with you when you eat out or are at friend's…Continue

Tags: eatsmart, scale, food, diet

What Frustrates You About Diabetes?

Started by 1DebY in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by 1DebY 2 hours ago. 24 Replies

JUST VENTING about things that I find frustrating...some things are laughable and some things are not.Ever have anyone to announce your medical condition to a stranger while you are standing there and can speak for yourself? AND you do not want it…Continue

Tags: Venting, Frustration

How Weird Am I? My 13 Year Honeymoon Continues

Started by Badlands in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Sensorium139 3 hours ago. 15 Replies

I've been lurking here for a few months and it's nice to be here among such knowledgeable people!I'll try to give a brief as possible synopsis of my diabetes history: In 2001, I was diagnosed with diabetes with a fasting blood sugar of 240. It was…Continue

Tags: Seinfeld, pancreas, honeymoon, LADA

when someone has diabetes and neglects it

Started by Negg in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Karen 5 hours ago. 3 Replies

I have recently had a few experiences of good friends who developed Type2 Diabetes and are either in denial or just totally not dealing with it. I think a lot of the problem is doctors -- they just give them some pills and say come back in 3 months…Continue

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Princeton Researchers working on laser device to test blood sugar

Posted by Emmy on August 31, 2014 at 3:51pm 0 Comments

Its about time! They've got a laser device to test blood sugar working, now they need to make it compact and affordable.

We need the government to approve this device and fund it for all diabetics, so we can drop the lancing/test strip routine!…

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Update - total change

Posted by Jen on August 31, 2014 at 9:30am 2 Comments

This year has been crazy. So many ups and downs and changes, in many ways culminating in this summer. This year I've changed jobs, been diagnosed with a major chronic disease, gained another severe food allergy, lost my best friend, had some amazing summer experiences, and graduated with a Master of Arts. In some ways things are the same, in other ways it feels like this year has been a lifetime! And things are not going to be slowing down, at least in the health area. My next major goal…

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Bloodwork Came Back

Posted by jesikabeth on August 30, 2014 at 9:08am 3 Comments

So my blood work came back. My c-peptide is a .84

Now we wait through the weekend until my stuff is submitted on Monday to the insurance company, and then we'll find out about approval. Oy vei!

If it does not get approved, then my doctor will do a peer-to-peer with the insurance company.

Being I am a Cancer patient, they say it may be a bit more of jumping through hoops, but I should get approved.

Waiting is the worst!

24 Hours

Posted by LovetoHike on August 28, 2014 at 7:11pm 6 Comments

What have you done for the past 24 hours? Some people I know have woken up and realized summer was over and their kids had their first day of school today, some other people I know are trying to keep the remainder last few days of summer before college starts back up. However you've spent your last 24 hours I have a question... was it in an ongoing never ending battle with yourself to save your life?

Welcome to a rough 24 hours in the life of a Blessed Diabetic who fights 24/7/365 to…

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