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Pumps to shots

Started by Jennifer in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Dave 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

Thanks to Mr. President I can not afford my insulin pump! Its is going to cost over $500 dollars for my pods. Which means 4 shots a day. Has anyone went back on shots after being on a pump?Continue

Good endo in Richmond or Fredericksburg (VA)?

Started by Paul in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

Anybody know a good doc for a type 1 in Richmond, VA or Fredericksburg? I'm out in the boonies, the Northern Neck of Virginia, and it's hard to find good specialists. Any ideas greatly appreciated.Thanks!PaulContinue

Flying with an insulin pump

Started by LiL MaMa in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by 90Duck 1 hour ago. 6 Replies

Please share with me your experience has been flying with an insulin pump. What about airport security, bringing supplies, did your blood sugars cooperate while in flight, etc. I'm flying for the first time as a diabetic to Disney world in four…Continue

Newest Meter -- Accu-Chek Aviva Expert

Started by Kate in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Kate 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

New meter marketed by Accu-Chek has a built-in insulin calculator for those who take MDIs.https://www.accu-chek.com/microsites/aviva-expert/features.html(originally posted…Continue

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When will this all end

Posted by Stemwinder (Gary) on July 28, 2014 at 4:20pm 2 Comments

This has not been a banner year for me so far. It started in January with a trip to my PCP for bad neck and shoulder pain. It wasn't long before I ended up in surgery for a rupture cervical disc and soon after that shoulder surgery for a damaged rotator cuff, damaged cartridge and a case of frozen shoulder. I was just released by the shoulder doctor last Wednesday. During this time I was also diagnosed with Meniere's Disease.

Like I said I was released by the orthopedic doctor on…


Queens and Kings of Carb Counting Share Their Secrets

Posted by Emily Coles on July 28, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

From the Integrated Diabetes services Blog

The results are in. Apparently, there is universal interest in the topic, because we received hundreds of entries in our carb counting contest from people as far away as Eastern Europe and Australia. We all think we’re “experts” after years of label reading and WAG counting, but our three winners really showed their expertise and scored high…


And Here's The News I've Dreaded

Posted by Tiki on July 28, 2014 at 1:33pm 0 Comments

Had another post-op appointment to follow up on my third eye surgery. I knew it was bad news by the look on the doctor's face after he examined me. He looked so heartbroken, as if it was he who was being told he'll never see again.

OK, well, it wasn't THAT bad...

As usual, when he first walked in and we had our greetings, he asked if my vision had improved since two weeks ago. I told him it hadn't, that it was like trying to look through frosted glass, just all gray. He…


There is a Little Sadist in Every Doctor...Except Mine

Posted by Tiki on July 28, 2014 at 1:09pm 0 Comments

I originally posted this to my blog (TamraGarcia.blogspot.com) on Feb 25, 2014.

February 25, 2014 was round two of operation: Save Tiki's Eyesight. The week before, I had surgery on my right eye to clean up the mess made by years of damage from Diabetic Retinopathy. Today I went in for a check-up and laser surgery.

The original idea was to come in, check-up, and if all was well, go ahead and do laser surgery on both eyes. However, as soon as the doctor walked in and saw my…



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