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What Frustrates You About Diabetes?

Started by 1DebY in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by cschaub 16 minutes ago. 8 Replies

JUST VENTING about things that I find frustrating...some things are laughable and some things are not.Ever have anyone to announce your medical condition to a stranger while you are standing there and can speak for yourself? AND you do not want it…Continue

Tags: Venting, Frustration

Victoza (liraglutide) for obesity: thoughts on weight management, diabetes, and quality of life

Started by Manny Hernandez in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Kris Gainsforth 20 minutes ago. 7 Replies

Victoza (liraglutide) is a once-daily injection that is currently approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.Right now, Victoza comes in a dose of up to 1.8 mg. On September…Continue

Tags: Novo Nordisk, FDA, obesity, victoza

Just started Humalog and...

Started by jnick303 in Type 2 Diabetes Forum 21 minutes ago. 0 Replies

I just started Humalog two days ago. When I follow the chart I was given by the doctor it does nothing to lower my blood sugar. Example: Last night i Had a Cheeseburger on rye bread and sweet potato fries. My sugar was 101 right before I ate. I took…Continue

Tags: insulin, Humalog

pump or mdi for better weight control

Started by tonilynn20 in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

I switched from a pump to shots about two months ago and have gained 12 pounds. Is the pump better at keeping weight off? Is it the Lantus? I am loving my pump break and don't want to go back to it just yet. I am not having many lows and my sugars…Continue

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Yelling Fire in crowded Theater

Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on August 28, 2014 at 5:00am 2 Comments

Yelling Fire in crowded Theater



What is free speech and how does it apply in this community? Free speech is of course a protected right by the First Amendment of the Constitution of United States of America. The First Amendment reads as follows:



“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or…

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An apology...

Posted by Manny Hernandez on August 27, 2014 at 4:40pm 9 Comments

I owe the community a clarification and an apology, in particular to those that participated in our Live Interview about the Medicare Coverage for CGM that took place yesterday.

As I wrote on this blog entry, Diabetes Hands Foundation (the nonprofit…

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What's up with advocacy at Diabetes Hands Foundation?

Posted by Manny Hernandez on August 27, 2014 at 4:22pm 5 Comments

At Diabetes Hands Foundation (the nonprofit I was fortunate to co-found back in 2008, which drives TuDiabetes among other programs) diabetes advocacy has become an increasingly important part of our work over time. Since 2013, these efforts took us down a path that resulted in a roadmap with three core components:

1) Building up a database of Active Diabetes Advocates:

A robust database with…

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    From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

    Diabetes Among Hispanics: We’re not all the same

    US Hispanics are often portrayed in the press as a single, monolithic group. But anyone who has spent any time in San Francisco’s Mission District or the Bronx can tell you, we’re not all the same. Now we’re finding out Read on! →

    Diabetes entre los hispanos: no somos todos iguales

    Traducido por Mila Ferrer.    A menudo los Hispanos en Estados Unidos son retratados en la prensa como un solo grupo, monolítico. Pero cualquiera que haya pasado algún tiempo en el  Mission District de San Francisco o el Bronx se Read on! →

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    Manny Hernandez
    (Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

    Emily Coles
    (Head of Communities, has type 1)

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    Mike Lawson
    (Head of Experience, has type 1)

    Corinna Cornejo
    (Development Manager, has type 2)

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


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    Lorraine (mother of type 1)
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