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Confused and Frustrated... High post-meal BG

Started by Ashlynne4 in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by meee 34 minutes ago. 28 Replies

Hi,I’m Ashley. I’m new here. I was diagnosed with T1D just 2.5 years ago when I was 23 years old.I’ve maintained fairly good control ever since then…until recently.My post meal blood sugars have been outrageous. My eating habits have remained the…Continue

Tags: post-meal, post-prandial, highs, control, type1

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by kuze 1 hour ago. 24168 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

In public or Not?

Started by sdkate in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by clau 1 hour ago. 50 Replies

I shared on another post about watching a man, empty his man-bag of his testing supplies and there infront of a restaurant filled with people test his sugars before he ate. I know this man uses a pen for his insulin, so his numbers must have been…Continue

Tags: shots, inject, bg, testing, public

White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices

Started by Christel in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Pumped 2 hours ago. 44 Replies

This we can ALL get involved with... It only takes a moment to sign your name and help us all - Type 1, Type 2, Type EVERYONE...Please share this on your FB page, in emails with your friends in family... this can make a difference!…Continue

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First steps...

Posted by Cara on August 21, 2014 at 5:11pm 2 Comments

I e-mailed an EMS instructor from a local college with my question (about whether a type 1 diabetic could be a paramedic) and he actually got back to me very quickly. I'm going to post his response here, just in case anyone else might be wondering.

"To my knowledge there are no state regulatory rules against or limiting a person to become an EMT or paramedic if they have any type of illness. As long as you have a driver's license and can pass the courses and exams, you can work in…

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A Moment Frozen

Posted by Stoner on August 21, 2014 at 4:08pm 1 Comment

You know those moments in life that freeze, and it seems like everyone in the room is frozen but you. Time just shuts down, and you are stuck in slow motion. I have had that experience a couple of times. Most of them involve a traumatic injury. But this did not, and frankly shocked me.

My husband really does not say much about me being diabetic. In fact, I thought he really didn't even seem to understand much about it all. Which was fine by me.  But this has all started to change when…

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Protect Yourself at the Hospital!

Posted by Emmy on August 21, 2014 at 3:03pm 0 Comments

Next time you're in the hospital, make sure you do your own insulin injections and that you keep your pen in your room, and label the body of the pen, NOT the cap.

Thousands of hospital patients were exposed to HIV, Hep and other blood bourne diseases by nursing staff switching the CAPS of the pens, and using the pen on more than one patient.…

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Bad news at the opthalmologist

Posted by Kathyann on August 21, 2014 at 12:54pm 2 Comments

I missed my appointment last year while I was fighting thyroid cancer. I had noticed in the past few months my left eye was blurry but thought I just needed new glasses. Apparently my left eye has a lot of edema near the retina. The three possible reasons they gave me were: diabetic retinopathy (and that was the best diagnosis), macular pucker (scarring) , and choroidal hemangioma (benign tumor). Now I have to wait to see the retina specialist but the opthalmologist said I will be having…

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    Diabetes Among Hispanics: We’re not all the same

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