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Managing type 2 without meds or insulin

Started by Vancouversailor in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Sugar2 1 hour ago. 27 Replies

I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 at the end of March of 1998 which makes it 16 years, 8 months and 2 weeks that I've been living with this health condition. I remember all the naysayers I encountered when I announced that I was determined to…Continue

Tags: index, exercise, glycemic, diet, treatment

Invokana for Type 2...questions

Started by Mike Jarboe in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Sugar2 1 hour ago. 32 Replies

Hi..I am 60 and have had Type 2 for 20 years. Over the past year or so, my blood sugar has been raging despite a pretty complete drug regimen that includes 65 units of Levemir at night, 25 units of Novolog with meals and 1500 mg of Metformin…Continue

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My biggest insulin pen fear!

Started by Adele in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by brboyer 2 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hey all, I'm a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic aged 17, meaning that i still go to school. My biggest fear is giving myself an insulin shot at my locker and someone rushing past me and pushing into me causing the needle to puncture something deep!…Continue

Affordable Healthcare coverage anyone?

Started by barbraann in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by sdkate 2 hours ago. 16 Replies

Is anyone here enrolled in one of the health coverages currently to choose from on the healthcare.gov site? Husband WAS planning on retiring from GM until he was told health coverage would cost $1100 a month plus $5000 deductible.I'm T1 and am on an…Continue

Tags: omnipod, dexcom, healthcare, t1

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Worst luck ever?

Posted by Cara on November 21, 2014 at 7:41pm 0 Comments

So I've had bleeds in my left eye, right? The last one I had was disappearing. Evidently it was being reabsorbed, so nothing needed to be done with it. Well last night I was sick. I puked, had the chills, all that lovely stuff. No big deal,…

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INSURANCE SCARE QUESTION

Posted by Kary Noguerat on November 21, 2014 at 7:34pm 0 Comments

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Well I just happened to purchase insurance and I never imagined how exceptionally expensive it is to have DT1, my question to all is what kind of insurance would you reccomend, I mean with the doctor visits and medications… Continue

Kaiser Insurance - Wait list for getting child on Pump?

Posted by tommy on November 21, 2014 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

Hi, my son was diagnosed Type 1 this last summer at 10 years old. Fast forward some months and we are thinking he should be on a pump. I mentioned this to our clinic that we work with and I am told there is a wait list of kids who are wanting to…

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My Medicare Nightmare

Posted by Lloyd on November 21, 2014 at 10:43am 43 Comments

I go on medicare next July. Despite the fact that I will have been pumping for more than 8 years, as things now stand I won't be able to pump on medicare. If you are type 2, then you must have a c-peptide no more than 110% of the minimum that the…

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How to treat a low?

Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on November 21, 2014 at 6:30am 9 Comments

How to treat a low?

So I am writing this at 2 AM on Friday morning since I am awake due to a low. Of course I went to bed high and…

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Life Lessons Learned From Being Diseased

Posted by Tamra on November 20, 2014 at 11:12pm 2 Comments

First, don't give me any flack about the title. I know many diabetics refuse to be labeled as "diseased". I personally don't care how I am labeled; diseased, conditioned, chronic-ed, mellitused, special, unique, insulin challenged, defective...…

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