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Low dose Insulin challenges and low carb diets

Started by lh378 in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Trudy 1 hour ago. 17 Replies

I would like to eat low carb because the laws of small numbers make sense. (Although, the dietitian, and even the CDE would both like for me to eat more carbs. If I eat the way I like to, I would use 1/2 unit to 1.5 unit Novolog for about 10 to…Continue

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food scale

Started by lh378 in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Zoe 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

What food scale do you use to measure your carbs? What's good, what's bad, what's unnecessary? I figure that this group ought to know what's the most useful and important features for us. Do you bring it with you when you eat out or are at friend's…Continue

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Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both

Started by Trev in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by JohnG 2 hours ago. 76 Replies

I am flip flopping on Pumping or using MDI to manage my diabetes. I can argue for both.Pump: Mentally better, once it is set right.MDI: Mentally easier get it going.I explain it on my blog…Continue

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New to diabetes and frustrated

Started by Lil~Bit in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Marie B 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

First, THANK YOU for this site!Next, I am leaving for the holiday weekend so if I do not respond to posts right away, it's because I am on our scooter headed to Wolverine Michigan for a much needed get-away with the hubby!Finally, a bit about…Continue

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24 Hours

Posted by LovetoHike on August 28, 2014 at 7:11pm 0 Comments

What have you done for the past 24 hours? Some people I know have woken up and realized summer was over and their kids had their first day of school today, some other people I know are trying to keep the remainder last few days of summer before college starts back up. However you've spent your last 24 hours I have a question... was it in an ongoing never ending battle with yourself to save your life?

Welcome to a rough 24 hours in the life of a Blessed Diabetic who fights 24/7/365 to…

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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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    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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