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Type 2 or LADA?

Started by jesikabeth in LADA (Type 1.5) Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Brian (bsc) 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

Is it possible to have 'insulin resistance' as a LADA? I was originally diagnosed as 'pre-diabetic' with insulin resistance when my fasting blood glucose was 120.Over the last 10 years my diabetes has become completely unmanageable, my A1C over 10…Continue

Ensuring a Successful Hospital Stay

Started by Diabetes News and Interest in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Kathy 9 hours ago. 2 Replies

Betsy CarlisleIn the past, it was considered acceptable for people with diabetes to have high blood glucose levels during a hospital stay. Fear of causing low…Continue

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Let's Get Pumped

Posted by jesikabeth on July 28, 2014 at 1:01am 2 Comments

So, today I am dropping off the insulin pump paperwork with my diabetes doc, and they are going to give the paperwork to their rep to get insurance coverage with different companies. So we'll see where it goes. I'm leaning towards the Ping, hoping it will be covered *fingers crossed*

Defective pods

Posted by richard meltzer on July 27, 2014 at 5:23pm 0 Comments

I began using the pods when they first came out and went through the typical issues wen a pod alarmed.

When the smaller ones came out, I was also fearful of more alarms after reading how many of the users suffered with those issues. I was fortunate, until now, not to have suffered a string of alarms. Suddenly, in the past 2 weeks, I have had 5 fail from one box and still have 3 left.

I tried a new shipment and the first pod alarmed during priming.

Different times- middle of…


Allergy to Humalog

Posted by rahul_boston on July 27, 2014 at 5:24am 8 Comments

Just couple of days ago I started with 1 unit of Humalog.
What I have observed is headaches and extreme thirst throughout the day after about 3-4 hours of taking insulin.

Does it go away after using homolog for certain time ( week, month)?
Should I ask my endo to switch to Novolog?

Highly appreciate any response on this.


My diabetes diagnose story part 3

Posted by merna1999ms on July 26, 2014 at 1:59pm 0 Comments

I was transfered to the hospital in cairo, it was alot better to be honest i liked it there to be honest, there was a garden the food there was good , i was given the flexpens i use now and we had something like group therapy where we were educated how to deal with diabetes type 1, i didn't get any more needles i stayed there for about 3 weeks and headed home all my family members visited me and bought me presents, presents was the best part, my classmates and teachers were all sweet and…



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