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Started by Alyssa in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Brian (bsc) 21 minutes ago. 4 Replies

So in the two years since dx and the idk how many years since I was dx'd with my platelet disorder, I have NEVER had a problem with the way my cuts heal. I should note that I am extremely clumsy and accident prone so I get little knicks abrasions…Continue

New video on T1D in the New York Times

Started by HPNpilot in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by acidrock23 28 minutes ago. 189 Replies

I am wondering what other people think of this video.I am going to withold my opinion for the moment as I'd like to get an independent read from the community....…Continue

Tags: dog, dad, alert, dead-in-bed, NYTimes

Assistance with a G4 battery swap

Started by Bradlees in Continuous Glucose Monitoring Forum. Last reply by jjm335 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

I'm a noob here and in the early stages of trying/researching a battery swap on a Dexcom g4 transmitter. I've got one apart and I'm not sure if things are working. I can't seem to find this simple piece of information out. In device info, what does…Continue

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by Pastelpainter 5 hours ago. 24926 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

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It is all about information and doing it youself.

Posted by runner2002 on February 26, 2015 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

I am a do it yourself kind of person. I am probably a doctors worse nightmare. I like to try new things and I want things to be explained to me so that I know how to do it myself if needed. I often believe I know more than my doctors and…

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I Needed Help – Letting Others Help with Diabetes Self-Care

Posted by Rachel Scott on February 26, 2015 at 1:55pm 2 Comments

Awaken by the horrible sound of the alarm clock. I reach over for my glucometer. As I squeeze my recently poked ring finger my own blood splatters all over my face and the wall in what looked like a scene from some B-rated horror movie. “What a…

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Just when you think you have it all figured out....

Posted by Susan Van Abs on February 26, 2015 at 11:33am 0 Comments

Having type one diabetes is like being in a science class sometimes. WE might have a hypothesis as to why our blood sugars are high or low and then sometimes the hypothesis does not pan out.

Just the other day, I had my usual oatmeal with…

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Frustration at the Pharmacy

Posted by Stephanietype1 on February 26, 2015 at 10:19am 4 Comments

So I moved to this town back in may of 2014 and I don't know if anyone else goes through this if your on a pump but I had the Pharmacy asking me how much Insulin I use and such because my Rx looked odd to them I ALWAYS have my Doctor write Use as…

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The Eyes, Burritos, and CGMs Have It

Posted by Tamra on February 25, 2015 at 4:57pm 1 Comment

This morning I had my second round of laser surgery to get rid of scar tissue that had formed on my artificial lens in my right eye. The original treatment was supposed to be the only one needed but the scar tissue proved to be quite dense and so…

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Farxiga for Type 1

Posted by bDrew on February 25, 2015 at 10:39am 6 Comments

My doctor wants me to try a new drug that was made for Type II diabetics because she has had good results with Type I patients. I wanted to share what happens.

I am a Type I diabetic, diagnosed at the age of 9 in 1993. My control is good,…

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