National Dance Day

July 26th!!

Celebrate it with TuDiabetes in 3 easy steps:

1. Learn one of the simple T2 Dance Crew routines (middle of the page)

2. Record yourself doing it!

3. Updload it to the TuDiabetes video section with the tag "NDD"

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Animas Ping/Medicare? (don't want to count my eggs before they hatch)

Started by jesikabeth in Insulin Pump Users Forum 10 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone! I am in the process of trying to get a pump. I will be dropping off my paperwork with my diabetes center so their rep can get insurance coverage. I am currently looking at the Ping (first option) and Omnipod (second option) and was…Continue

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unhulled hemp as a grain

Started by Sam F in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Gerri 1 hour ago. 5 Replies

Hey yall -Just wanted to let you know I found you can eat hemp as a grain, and unhulled hemp is very affordable (sort of like quinoa).Traditionally roast it like buckwheat or kasha and serve as a rice. I'm amazed by this food. You can eat bowls of…Continue

New T1 therapy with no shots, no testing, no carb counting goes to phase 1 trials

Started by Dan P in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by pancreaswanted 3 hours ago. 12 Replies

Saw this on diabetesmine and wanted to share. I dont know much about this therapy but just a little bit of reading it certainly looks interesting!We’re making big strides towards a band-aid sized device implanted under the skin of people with…Continue

FDA Approval of Afrezza inhaled quick -acting insulin

Started by Suhen in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Kathyann 6 hours ago. 4 Replies

I had an appointment with my endocrinologist who told me that if I ever got tired of using an insulin pump, I could use the new inhaled human insulin(it is actually powder) that is ingested orally by Unit. I looked it up for the manufacturer ManKind…Continue

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My diabetes diagnose story

Posted by merna1999ms on July 25, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Hey to everyone who is currently reading this blog, this is my type 1 diagnose story.

I was 10 years old in the beginning of fifth grade so propably in the month of october when I was diagnosed, I was considered to be a chubby kid, i used to eat a lot of sweets I could eat a whole pack of sweets and chocolates alone, which lead to the exhaustion of my pancreas and eventually it to stop and i had a flu or something a short time before i was diagnosed which maybe was the virus to attack…


Diabetes and Me

Posted by jesikabeth on July 25, 2014 at 7:34am 2 Comments

I had been diagnosed with insulin resistance since 2005, I was 25 years old. I was in recovery from a long battle with Anorexia and Bulimia, and my mother who is a nurse realized my breath was smelling 'sweet'. I went to an endo, who did a 2 hour blood glucose test on me, and voila insulin resistance. I was put on 500mg of metformin a day and sent away with instructions to come back every 3 months for something called an A1c. And, of course, to eat right (yea, thanks for that... everyone at…


Calm before the rollercoaster

Posted by Jen on July 25, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

My blood sugars were amazing while I was away at a week-long workshop! I brought all my own food due to allergies; the only thing I ate from the cafeteria was some fruit and some plain salad. Despite that I still had two days where I felt awful. I'm not sure what the cause of that was, but my blood sugars were great. The highest I went was, I think, 11.4 or something and I had no lows aside from a handful of readings in the high 3s.

The weird part is that the minute I got home the…


More Doctor Pinball

Posted by Tiki on July 24, 2014 at 10:18am 2 Comments

Had another follow-up appointment for the infected abscess on my leg. I really am getting fed up with my doctor's office. I rarely get to see my actual doctor and every time I go in, I am seeing a new doctor and have to reexplain everything that's going on.

So, after explaining to this doctor about what's been going on with this abscess over the past three weeks, she examined it and agreed that it probably started from a bug bite. "I've seen this exact thing before, it started from a…



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