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I started on Afrezza last night . . .

Started by mikep in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by mikep 2 minutes ago. 288 Replies

and I'm here to share my experience with it as, from what I've been told, I'm one of the early users of it. I will do my best to document as much data as possible - good and bad. There will be trial and error and lots of experiments. Happy to answer…Continue

Tags: treatment, mannkind, afrezza

Antibody Negative Type 1

Started by Tamra in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes 16 minutes ago. 0 Replies

So my endo told me today that I am antibody negative. This was kind of just in passing as we were discussing other things, so I didn't ask what that might mean.When I got home I looked up antibody negative type 1 and all I could find for certain is…Continue

Tender knots at infusion sites

Started by Dave in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Dave 49 minutes ago. 16 Replies

Pumping is working well for me, I'm not having absorption problems, good predictable control. I'm an omnipod user.However, most of the time when I remove a finished pod the infusion site is a bit swollen, tender, and a little itchy. It's not…Continue

Telling the Endo to Back Off

Started by curlysarah in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by shoshana27 53 minutes ago. 3 Replies

This morning I came upon this blog post on my Twitter account. After reading this, it brought tears to my eyes. This lady said everything I have been trying to tell my endo(s) for years.…Continue

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Part of the 3%

Posted by Tamra on March 6, 2015 at 3:11pm 0 Comments

Today has been beautiful all around. I had to wake up early to get to an endocrinologist appointment. Getting up early wasn't altogether fun, but everything since then has been roses.

I had a few minutes before I had to run out the door so…

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Their 3% Chances still doesn't give me peace of mind

Posted by Stephanietype1 on March 6, 2015 at 9:53am 1 Comment

My Children each have a 3% Chance of Developing Type 1 Down the road because my Husband does not have Diabetes on his side at all but even though I know that it still makes me want to get them tested I just feel like if I know I can put my fears…

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6 year anniversary celebration

Posted by Fraser on March 6, 2015 at 9:44am 1 Comment

I was diagnosed T2 in 2009 with BS over 300 and an A1c of 12.0

I am happy to be able to report that I have been off meds for four years, diet and exercise only, with a consistent A1c of 6.0!

Thanks to my family and friends, doctors and… Continue

To bend, but not to break?

Posted by Cara on March 5, 2015 at 9:57pm 1 Comment

I've had some retinopathy in my left eye for a bit now, not too long, but more than a year. Laser treatments had worked until I got sick last year and threw up so hard that I must have ripped some more of those little suckers loose again. Long,…

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D puts me in my place. But only for today.

Posted by Dan P on March 5, 2015 at 9:00pm 5 Comments

Today I read a blog on another site about a woman with T1 for 27 years, and her terrible experience with her endo. The issue was, in the middle of her appt, she felt drastically low, and tested. She was 177, and her endo rolled her eyes. She…

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I Have a CGM!

Posted by Tamra on March 5, 2015 at 10:09am 3 Comments

On February tenth I started a little journey that I had been wanting to do for a long time but hadn't the means until now. I saw an endocrinologist (actually it was the endo's diabetes educator I saw) for the first time in, geez, almost eight…

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