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Alernate Site Testing?

Started by TimmyMac in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Dan P 15 minutes ago. 4 Replies

I was in my chemistry lab yesterday and spilled some silver nitrate on my hands. Because of this, my hands are chemically stained for the next week or so. The stuff is fairly reactive so I would rather not poke it into my bloodstream. I'm looking…Continue

Hello!

Started by AlexanderB in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by AlexanderB 38 minutes ago. 25 Replies

Hi! I'm so glad I found this place! I was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes this past week. I was put on Metformin/Glipizide pill (500mg/twice a day) and Lipitor. My initial reading on Monday morning was 359 and my reading this morning was 201. I…Continue

Tags: glipizide, lipitor, metformin, eyes, fuzzy

Pump Protocal at TSA Screening--what do you do?

Started by Spock in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by jbowler 47 minutes ago. 30 Replies

So pump users, what do you do?I have been traveling a lot for work, and will not go through the new security machines. MiniMed told me that if I did, my warranty is void. I called to ask. But the TSA folks kept at me about how "Pump users walk…Continue

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do you need to calculate protein and fat grams in addition to carbs?

Started by v/prediabetic in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by angivan 1 hour ago. 9 Replies

I originally thought PWD only had to count carbs, and if they are taking insulin, know their insulin to carb ratio. But reading through this site, i often see people saying that protein and fat with raise blood sugar too. So do you have to count…Continue

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Map of Autoimmune Diseases in association with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by Holger Schmeken on October 31, 2014 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

The Nature Magazine published an article called 'Genetic and epigenetic fine mapping of causal autoimmune disease variants'. In this research…

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First week of school with diabetes

Posted by Jennifer on October 31, 2014 at 8:03am 1 Comment

Brennan was diagnosed on October 21st. with diabetes. We have kept him home from school to get the pattern down and for him to get use to the finger pricks and shots. He went back to school on Monday. Since he is only in kindergarten this has…

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A very nice surprise

Posted by Lloyd on October 30, 2014 at 8:30am 3 Comments

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 3 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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