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Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by kuze 8 minutes ago. 23958 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

insulin, weight gain and diabulimia

Started by Gabrielle in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Brian (bsc) 11 minutes ago. 25 Replies

For many years my diabetes was completely out of hand. My blood sugars were way too high and totally out of control. I felt like I was on a crazy roller coaster ride that never stopped. Until I found something I could control, my weight. There were…Continue

Tags: insulin, weight, disorder, eating, diabulimia

Protective tape not staying on

Started by Matthew Myers in Insulin Pump Users Forum. Last reply by Rick 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

I am on the Minimed Paradigm, and the protective tape that you put on over the sensor and transmitter keeps coming off very easily. I know that it's probably from the heat and humidity, but I was wondering if anyone has an idea to keep the tape on…Continue

Tags: tape, sensor, paradigm, minimed, Medtronic

Repeated Hypoglycemia May Not Cause Brain Damage

Started by Richard157 in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Richard157 2 hours ago. 4 Replies

A recent study asserts that ".... the brains of type 1 diabetic patients who suffer repeated episodes of hypoglycemia actually adapt in a positive manner. The results of the study, published in the May2014 issue of the Journal of Diabetes…Continue

Tags: damage, seizure, brain, low, hypo

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Packing list: Shoes? check. Jacket? check. Extra pods? uh oh....

Posted by Anna-Kate on July 13, 2014 at 10:48am 1 Comment

This is the story of the time I forgot extra pods when I went camping.

My family and I were about half way to Mammoth Lakes, California, cruising around the Mohave desert in our suburban. I was probably only about 10 years old at the time, when suddenly, it hit us. My dad started whispering quickly to my mom, and they both went, "Ooh no!" All this was getting me pretty nervous. "What is it?!" I asked, started to get a little freaked out, "What's wrong?!" My parents then told me we had…


Somtimes it Wears You Down

Posted by Tiki on July 13, 2014 at 9:53am 1 Comment

Type I Diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, coronary artery disease, acid reflux, frozen shoulder syndrome, staph infection, poor leg circulation. these are the health issues I deal with daily. Usually I take it all in stride and find some release by talking it out via this blog and Facebook. But sometimes the constant pain and the constant "time for more medicine", the constant vigilance, and constant doctors visits to only be told I need yet more treatment and/or surgery, and the constant…


Friends For Life 2014 in Orlando was a blast!!!

Posted by Sandy on July 12, 2014 at 7:58pm 1 Comment

The first word that comes to mind is, Wow!!!! This past week in Orlando at Friends For Life (FFL) was more amazing than I ever could have imagined!!!! I knew I would meet some amazing people but I wasn't sure I'd get to meet the first D bloggers I found after diagnosis and my D idols, Kerri Sparling and Scott Johnson!!!! They are just as down to earth and amazing as their blogs suggest!!! I found their blogs when I first came home from the hospital after my pancreatectomy and was told my…


to be a sibling....

Posted by amira colene rose on July 12, 2014 at 6:26pm 2 Comments

ok... so.

i see that all siblings fight. its true, me and my brother fight all the time...but what i realize is that sometimes with another sibling in the house (especially younger ones) it can be a little overwhelming to the sibling to see the diabetic sibling getting ALL the attention. when a kid is first diagnosed, the parents tend to worry a lot and want everything to be in order and under perfect control. and the parents start to focus on that most of the time and work...so they…



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