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Anyone know if Oxycodone and/or Valium impact insulin absorption?

Started by Chris in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Brian (bsc) 58 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Hi all,I recently hurt my back and while I don't usually take meds to manage pain, I opted in this time and am taking both Oxycodone and Valium (and ibuprofen). I've noticed that I've had pretty useless boluses since taking hte meds. Every now and…Continue

New Islet Encapsulation Program

Started by Richard157 in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Mike Ratrie 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

I am inspired by this new program and that it is funded by JDRF. It sounds very promising!!…Continue

New Pump Insight

Started by ALG in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Clare 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

Hi. New to this site. Came upon it searching for info on pumps. Does anyone have any advice or opinions to share? I currently have MiniMed Paradigm. Due for upgrade. I'm between Omnipod and MiniMed 530G with Enlite. I have a demo Omnipod now and it…Continue

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Medical ID Bracelets (or other jewellery)

Started by Crystal in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by GeekDaddy 4 hours ago. 14 Replies

My question today is about medical id jewellery... When I was first diagnosed 25 years ago I had a medic alert bracelet but I admit I haven't worn one in over 20 years. Partly b/c I figured my pump would identify me pretty easily.However, my endo…Continue

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A very nice surprise

Posted by Lloyd on October 30, 2014 at 8:30am 1 Comment

My A1c's have been good for a long time, but this year they have been going in the wrong direction. 5.4, then 5.6, then 5.8. I've been preparing myself for news that my test results are no longer in the non-diabetic range (4.7 tp 5.8 at the lab I…

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Halloween Memories

Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on October 30, 2014 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Halloween Memories



I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 17 so as a child I did not have conflicts about candy. By the time I…

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Chasity

Posted by TheDiabetesHero on October 29, 2014 at 12:25pm 0 Comments

I was diagnosed at the age of 5 . I have struggled and fought…

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A Good Doctor

Posted by Tamra on October 29, 2014 at 10:31am 0 Comments

I'm increasingly glad that I ended up with my current primary doctor. He is not perfect, no doctor is, but he meets all my criteria for a good doctor. He listens to me when I talk to him. He takes all my health conditions into consideration when…

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Important advocacy for diabetes care

Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on October 28, 2014 at 2:30pm 5 Comments

Important advocacy for diabetes care

I will be joining several people on October 29, 2014 using twitter to…

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The Fault in Our Stars.. Diabetes perspective.

Posted by Sara_Louise on October 26, 2014 at 3:03pm 3 Comments

I like every other teenage girl on the planet have a great love for romantic movies. TFIOS is one the greatest love stories on the planet. Hazel bumped into Gus by pure accident almost running him into a door! This would soon become one of the…

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