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New diabetic

Started by madison in New to Diabetes?. Last reply by niccolo 14 minutes ago. 138 Replies

I just found out I have diabetes. I had to go to the doctor for a girl problem, she took some blood tests and said I might have diabetes. She had me come back the next morning for more tests, they took so many blood vials I wondered if I had any…Continue

Tags: diagnosis, dx, diabetic, new

Travelling to Europe with insulin pump

Started by Chris in Insulin Pump Users Forum. Last reply by niccolo 27 minutes ago. 1 Reply

I have been to medtronic website to see what I need in preparation for my trip to Europe. This is my first trip ever to Europe and my first experience traveling out of country with an insulin pump. I've traveled by plane before but no longer than 5…Continue

Update On My Diabetes...

Started by Sey in New to Diabetes?. Last reply by JustLookin 1 hour ago. 61 Replies

Thought I would give an update as to my case. Short Summary: 33 year old Family Medicine physician Diagnosed in June 2014 with HgbA1c of 6.0 and Impaired Glucose Tolerance (with basically no Phase-I insulin response.. sugars go up to 200 with around…Continue

Tags: Endrocrinologist, MODY, Intolerance, Glucose, Diabetes

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by flipper 3 hours ago. 24827 Replies

Very simple, just post ONE WORD that is somehow associated with the previous word. Easy right?(Diabetes related words welcome but not necessary!!)OK...first word: sugarContinue

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Good News!

Posted by Shayla on January 25, 2015 at 9:14pm 0 Comments

So I'm kinda bad at keeping up with this! (sigh) life just gets in the way sometimes. Anyways, good news...I FINALLY got a dexcom cgm!!!!! yay! :)

I was talking to my CDE about how I have a lot of trouble with affording a cgm and one of…

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Nexplanon and Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by tori112392 on January 25, 2015 at 5:07pm 0 Comments

Hi I was just curious if this had happened to anyone!So two weeks ago I got the nexplanon birth control in my arm, ever since then my blood sugars have been out of control. Like 300-400. I will go to bed at 190 and when I wake up it's in the 300.…

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"Dear Abby" and Diabetes Etiquette

Posted by Tom Goffe on January 25, 2015 at 4:06pm 0 Comments

A writer to "Dear Abby" is squeamish and uncomfortable when a co-worker with diabetes tests their blood glucose.

I'm squeamish and…

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Small Introduction about me [MikFly]: "Mike" Type1 Diabetic diagnosed "summer of being nine"

Posted by MikFly on January 25, 2015 at 1:54pm 1 Comment

Hello fellow Diabetics,

and parents, siblings, family of all types



My History

Diabetic Type1 since 9yrs old. When I got sick of the doctors/nurses injecting me Iinsisted on doing it myself. I'm sure my mom/dad appreciated that… Continue

Secret Identity

Posted by Diabetic Dad on January 25, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

As a fan of comic books and spy thriller novels, I must admit at times I feel as if I have a “secret identity,” or I have another life.



My secret identity: I can go from an independent, self-sufficient individual to a solely and…

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What The Kids Think?

Posted by Diabetic Dad on January 24, 2015 at 4:51pm 2 Comments

We are often told what thoughts and feelings our parents with children who are diabetics think and feel, but I wonder what the children of diabetic parents think, or thought as they grew up?

A complete role reversal where the children…

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    Spare A Rose, Save A Child for Valentines Day

    Here’s a new way to celebrate Valentines Day: Buy a dozen roses, spare the cost of one (about $5) and donate to IDF’s Life for a Child program. By doing this, you will help children in need of life saving insulin. Those of Read on! →

    Diabetes Hands Foundation Announces Interim Executive Director as Manny Hernandez, Co-Founder and President, Steps Down

    Read the Spanish version of the announcement. BERKELEY, CA: January 15, 2015 – Manny Hernandez, President and Co-Founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF), has announced his decision to step down as President of the organization. “Diabetes Hands Foundation has Read on! →

    Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

    DHF TEAM

    Melissa Lee
    (Interim Executive Director, has type 1)
    Manny Hernandez
    (Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

    Emily Coles
    (Head of Communities, has type 1)

    Mila Ferrer
    (EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

    Mike Lawson
    (Head of Experience, has type 1)

    Corinna Cornejo
    (Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

    Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

    DHF VOLUNTEERS


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    Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


    Administrators

    Lorraine (mother of type 1)
    Marie B (has type 1)

    DanP (has Type 1)

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