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    We Don't Treat That

    Started by lotsofshots in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Sensorium139 3 minutes ago. 105 Replies

    I went to the doctor today and after a two hour appointment I was told that I was not going to be given a prescription for Insulin. Yikes. It was because I was Type 1. "We don't treat that. You need a consult to an Endo. How about Septemeber?" Run…Continue

    RE: coverage of CGM's

    Started by artwoman in Type 1 Diabetes Forum 5 minutes ago. 0 Replies

    Now hopefully, I can attach the article, but in a nutshell it said that 75% of healthcare spending on diabetes is related to treatment for the longterm complications - something like,Oh I don't recall exactly, but something like $130 billion in…Continue

    Why is no medical establishment or any pump company doing a sanity check on the data they are getting?

    Started by Yerachmiel Altman in Diabetes Treatment, Cure. Last reply by Dave 10 minutes ago. 2 Replies

    Why is no medical establishment or any pump company doing a sanity check on the data they are getting?No doctor even questions if someone is CORRECTLY calibrating a sensor, if they are using the current blood sugar reading to calculate a meal bolus,…Continue

    Tags: Type, 1, Meter, Sensor, Pump

    Pump Vacation Anxiety

    Started by Bree in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Mike Ratrie 2 hours ago. 11 Replies

    Hello Everyone,I have been on a pump for 16 years, since I was 13 years old and was at my endo today and she recommended a pump vacation. Well, she recommended I try MDI - as it wasn't available when I went on a pump all those years ago. I will be…Continue

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    Sanity Check

    Posted by Yerachmiel Altman on July 22, 2014 at 9:19am 0 Comments

    Why is no medical establishment or any pump company doing a sanity check on the data they are getting?

    No doctor even questions if someone is CORRECTLY calibrating a sensor, if they are using the current blood sugar reading to calculate a meal bolus, etc....

    1. I do NOT believe the pump/sensor/meter combo is anywhere near "good enough" to make a decision about someone's care, I am ONLY suggesting that something which would upload all available data, do a "sanity check" on it…


    Posted by dgzee on July 22, 2014 at 8:05am 0 Comments

    This is my first blog post here at Tudiabetes.com.

    For the last few months, I've been fortunate to enjoy the assistance of a close friend in complying with the daily drudgery of monitoring my sugar levels. He lives in California, I in Illinois and at least a couple of times a day he BlackBerry messages and tells me to check my blood sugar or message back where I am.

    Yes, I see some of you there in the back row smirking and raising your eyebrows. Lol. Perhaps not everyone… Continue

    Diabetic attack

    Posted by merna1999ms on July 22, 2014 at 6:15am 0 Comments

    So guys this is like a lyrics parody about diabetes of the song heart attack by DeMI LOVATO if you know her, so here are the lyrics:

    "Diabetes Attack"

    Eating my snacks all up

    ‘Cause I don’t wanna feel low

    If I ever did that

    I think I’d never have my blood sugar low

    Never put my diabetes out on the line

    Never said "Yes" to the right snack

    Always had trouble eating what I want

    But when it comes to you, I’m never good enough

    When I don’t…


    The Straw, Best Invention Ever!

    Posted by Tiki on July 21, 2014 at 8:40am 0 Comments

    I originally posted this to my Blogger account (TamraGarcia.blogspot.com) on Feb 20, 2014.

    On February 18th I had the first of , hopefully, only three eye surgeries. These surgeries are meant to help clean up and prevent more damage from Diabetic Retinopathy.

    It all started many years ago, about seventeen years, I think. I was young and had good health insurance, but I was wild and didn't care about taking care of my health. I went in for a routine yearly eye exam and was told…



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