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Fun Things To Do While Hospitalized

Started by brboyer in Insulin Pump Users Forum. Last reply by brboyer 27 minutes ago. 6 Replies

How do you make hospital pharmacist's head explode?Ask them what adjustments to make to an insulin pump's setting when you put the patient on a 5% dextrose (840 ml) with 8.4% sodium bicarbonate (160 ml) IV at 150 ml/hr infusion rate.Continue

Post DKA/ Advice needed

Started by Barbara in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes 51 minutes ago. 0 Replies

I have just come home from a 4 day stint in the ICU with a life-threatening case of DKA. I have always had relatively good control, so I am still in shock. They were never able to find out why my insulin had stopped working. No infection was…Continue

Are we just completely ignorant about Type 2?

Started by Dave in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Doug 1 hour ago. 26 Replies

I was thinking about type 2 diabetes and conventional treatment. It really got me wondering: When did glucophage deficiency become a malady? The vast majority of people walk around totally deficient in glucophage, and yet they seem quite…Continue

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Traveling thoughts

Started by jamietaylor424 in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Sam 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi all! I am taking a trip in a few months from Columbus OH to St Kitts, and then from St Kitts to Ft Worth to visit some friends. There is a layover in Miami on the way to St Kitts and on the way to Ft Worth - anyone have any tips on Miami airport…Continue

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Nexplanon and Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by tori112392 on January 25, 2015 at 5:07pm 0 Comments

Hi I was just curious if this had happened to anyone!So two weeks ago I got the nexplanon birth control in my arm, ever since then my blood sugars have been out of control. Like 300-400. I will go to bed at 190 and when I wake up it's in the 300.…

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"Dear Abby" and Diabetes Etiquette

Posted by Tom Goffe on January 25, 2015 at 4:06pm 0 Comments

A writer to "Dear Abby" is squeamish and uncomfortable when a co-worker with diabetes tests their blood glucose.

I'm squeamish and…

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Small Introduction about me [MikFly]: "Mike" Type1 Diabetic diagnosed "summer of being nine"

Posted by MikFly on January 25, 2015 at 1:54pm 1 Comment

Hello fellow Diabetics,

and parents, siblings, family of all types



My History

Diabetic Type1 since 9yrs old. When I got sick of the doctors/nurses injecting me Iinsisted on doing it myself. I'm sure my mom/dad appreciated that… Continue

Secret Identity

Posted by Diabetic Dad on January 25, 2015 at 11:30am 0 Comments

As a fan of comic books and spy thriller novels, I must admit at times I feel as if I have a “secret identity,” or I have another life.



My secret identity: I can go from an independent, self-sufficient individual to a solely and…

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What The Kids Think?

Posted by Diabetic Dad on January 24, 2015 at 4:51pm 2 Comments

We are often told what thoughts and feelings our parents with children who are diabetics think and feel, but I wonder what the children of diabetic parents think, or thought as they grew up?

A complete role reversal where the children…

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Juicing and calculating carbs

Posted by Emily on January 24, 2015 at 8:43am 1 Comment

I'm toying with the idea of buying a Nutribullet RX to start juicing but am hesitant to do so due to all the sugar in the fruits. Has anyone had any experience in calculating carbs/insulin for any recipes? Even w/ 'green smoothies' I'm very… Continue

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    Spare A Rose, Save A Child for Valentines Day

    Here’s a new way to celebrate Valentines Day: Buy a dozen roses, spare the cost of one (about $5) and donate to IDF’s Life for a Child program. By doing this, you will help children in need of life saving insulin. Those of Read on! →

    Diabetes Hands Foundation Announces Interim Executive Director as Manny Hernandez, Co-Founder and President, Steps Down

    Read the Spanish version of the announcement. BERKELEY, CA: January 15, 2015 – Manny Hernandez, President and Co-Founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF), has announced his decision to step down as President of the organization. “Diabetes Hands Foundation has Read on! →

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    DHF TEAM

    Melissa Lee
    (Interim Executive Director, has type 1)
    Manny Hernandez
    (Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

    Emily Coles
    (Head of Communities, has type 1)

    Mila Ferrer
    (EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

    Mike Lawson
    (Head of Experience, has type 1)

    Corinna Cornejo
    (Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

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

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    Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


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    Marie B (has type 1)

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