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T1D and Cardio Vascular Disease paper for the science nerds

Started by Kevin H in Type 1 Diabetes Forum 16 minutes ago. 0 Replies

The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association published a paper discussing(in very technical detail) the lack of specific CVD (Cardio Vascular Disease) information specifically targeting T1 Diabetics.…Continue

Blood sugar and insulin discussions from non-diabetics

Started by Matti in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Pumped 17 minutes ago. 47 Replies

I've noticed that it really irritates me when people without diabetes talk about sugar spikes and insulin as if they are experts. Does anyone else feel this way? I know it comes from the fact that us PWDs deal with these things on a daily, even…Continue

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Cause of Type I and Type II The Same

Started by Tiki in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Jen 34 minutes ago. 16 Replies

Anybody hear about this yet? Thoughts?ArticleContinue

What to wear?

Started by Alyssa in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by 2hobbit1 35 minutes ago. 1 Reply

So I know this topic has probably been posted many many times already, but it doesn't hurt to bring it up again as trends are constantly changing.What are peoples' favorite accessories for wearing pumps with dresses and skirts? I have been on the…Continue

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A Moment Frozen

Posted by Stoner on August 21, 2014 at 4:08pm 0 Comments

You know those moments in life that freeze, and it seems like everyone in the room is frozen but you. Time just shuts down, and you are stuck in slow motion. I have had that experience a couple of times. Most of them involve a traumatic injury. But this did not, and frankly shocked me.

My husband really does not say much about me being diabetic. In fact, I thought he really didn't even seem to understand much about it all. Which was fine by me.  But this has all started to change when…


Protect Yourself at the Hospital!

Posted by Emmy on August 21, 2014 at 3:03pm 0 Comments

Next time you're in the hospital, make sure you do your own insulin injections and that you keep your pen in your room, and label the body of the pen, NOT the cap.

Thousands of hospital patients were exposed to HIV, Hep and other blood bourne diseases by nursing staff switching the CAPS of the pens, and using the pen on more than one patient.…


Bad news at the opthalmologist

Posted by Kathyann on August 21, 2014 at 12:54pm 0 Comments

I missed my appointment last year while I was fighting thyroid cancer. I had noticed in the past few months my left eye was blurry but thought I just needed new glasses. Apparently my left eye has a lot of edema near the retina. The three possible reasons they gave me were: diabetic retinopathy (and that was the best diagnosis), macular pucker (scarring) , and choroidal hemangioma (benign tumor). Now I have to wait to see the retina specialist but the opthalmologist said I will be having…


I'm home now

Posted by Sensorium139 on August 21, 2014 at 11:14am 0 Comments

After a frustrating night at the hospital I'm home. 

Hopefully I can inject insulin into my tummy when I actually need it, right now I really don't as I'm hardly eating. I"m covered in iodine and bruises and I'm still in a ton of pain. 

I've went through way too much for a 23 year old since Saturday. 


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