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Ads for Diabetes products and meds

Started by artwoman in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by artwoman 55 minutes ago. 76 Replies

Am I the only one who gets frustrated by these ads? Every ad shows overweight people. That kind of advertising just perpetuates the myth out there that being overweight causes diabetes, ergo all people with diabetes must be overweight. As a fit type…Continue

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by Linda G 1 hour ago. 24256 Replies

Very simple, just post ONE WORD that is somehow associated with the previous word. Easy right?(Diabetes related words welcome but not necessary!!)OK...first word: sugarContinue

South American Food

Started by Rob Roy in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Diabetic Dad 2 hours ago. 15 Replies

I'm going to South America to study for an extended period. But I'm trying to loose weight! Taco Bell type food doesn't particularly appeal to me, although some of the food is okay.As a T1, any suggestions on a diet down there? I will have access to…Continue

Tags: Spanish, diet, food, America, South

Research on Fat Shaming

Started by AngelaC in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by funkynassau 2 hours ago. 14 Replies

Several years ago, a friend of mine walked into the new Hollister's that had opened up near the kiosks where we worked. She was definitely not the typical Hollister customer, being in her late 20s, not exactly experimental in her fashion choices,…Continue

Tags: shaming, shame, fat

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How to bring down post meal BG #s

Posted by rahul_boston on September 14, 2014 at 7:47pm 0 Comments

Hi Folks,

I hope you find it interesting/helpful.

I have been taking Humalog insulin since last 1 month. I have been avoiding exercise during this time as it may bring my numbers too low. Prior to insulin I used to go to gym or walk…


Naked Showers + 10k= Awesome Weekend

Posted by bagpipegirl on September 14, 2014 at 5:08pm 1 Comment

This weekend rocked :-) Not only did I get a naked shower on Saturday. Yes, a naked shower, you know that magical time when your sensor and site need to be changed on the same day.... I also ran in my first 10k, not only did I not spike during…


He Did Not Just Say More Surgery!

Posted by Tiki on September 12, 2014 at 3:34pm 2 Comments

It's pretty consistent that I have at least one doctor appointment per week these days. That's how it is when you go so long with type I diabetes and no insurance. When you finally get insurance again, you spend all your time fixing everything…


The Balancing Act

Posted by Tiki on September 12, 2014 at 3:02pm 0 Comments

One would think that since I've been a diabetic for so very long that I would find no trouble in the balancing act that is daily living with this condition. Wrong. Allow me to elaborate:

1. Although I was taught from a young age how to eat…


Why must it be difficult?

Posted by TimmyMac on September 11, 2014 at 8:03pm 8 Comments

I've been trying now for 2 WEEKS to get my Novolog prescription filled. I think my adventure is finally coming to an end, but I'm going to put it online for everyone to see.

This all started when I switched insurance companies. The plan is…


I'm officially pumping!

Posted by jesikabeth on September 11, 2014 at 2:19pm 2 Comments

I got my pump in the mail the day before yesterday and had my training today. My brain is on diabetes overload right now, but had to write and say I'm OFFICIALLY pumping! Been pumping for an hour and a half, and so far I love it. Of course, we'll…



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