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Dexcom transmitter life.

Started by Joe in Continuous Glucose Monitoring Forum. Last reply by rick phillips 50 minutes ago. 7 Replies

Is it a big secret that the Dexcom G4 transmitter is only guaranteed for 6 months? Mine has a dead battery after 11 months. On the Seven system I never had to replace a transmitter in 6 years. Tech support told me that the battery goes dead quicker…Continue

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by Pastelpainter 1 hour ago. 23505 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

When to make a fuss?

Started by CQJ in LADA (Type 1.5) Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Lilli D 4 hours ago. 74 Replies

I don't know if I have LADA or something else diabetes. I had reactive hypoglycemia for years growing up (actually diagnosed when I was in college) and I had gestational diabetes 3 times (12 years ago, 9 years ago, and 7 years ago) and used insulin…Continue

Pump to injections / Keto diet & CrossFit

Started by Kiwikrystie in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Jag1 4 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hi all,This is my first post on tudiabetes!I wanted to get some feedback on a few different topics, hence my 'jam packed' subject heading LOL.Alright, so I have been using an insulin pump up until about 1 month ago. I was on the pump for 18 months…Continue

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Good news for me

Posted by Lloyd on April 17, 2014 at 11:54am 1 Comment

This is off topic, but good news I would like to share with friends. First, the background. In 1970 I injured my right shoulder. In 1980 I had Bristow surgery on it, where they shorten all the ligaments and do other things that restrict your motion, all with the purpose of keeping your shoulder from frequent dislocation.

That has been completely successful, but I now have osteoarthritis in that shoulder. I have been taking celebrex for years, and before that vioxx (now withdrawn from…

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New here! Thanks for all the welcomes!

Posted by kamap on April 16, 2014 at 6:51pm 2 Comments

Newly diagnosed diabetic. Scared, confused, but determined to beat this. My mother died from this horrible disease, but I am determined not to.
A bit about me, divorced mom of one grown daughter. I have three furbabies at home, my cats, Chaos, Jack and Sparta. They are fun and can be brats too. I live in AZ. I work in the medical insurance billing industry. Here to find friendsand learn together.

My Dawn Phenomenon

Posted by Austin Pereira on April 16, 2014 at 6:30pm 8 Comments

Its not everyday that I wake up high, but its most days. I was at 101 today, which is about as perfect as anyone could get. But my meter is right there telling me that my 2 week before breakfast average is 242. I felt pretty good today though! It usually takes me until noon to get out of a funk.

I've tried cutting out carbs before bed, which is pretty hard at dinner time. With my hectic schedule sometimes I don't eat dinner until close to 8pm. I also have Celiac disease, and what that…

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The Ultimate Passover Seder

Posted by diabeticmaven on April 16, 2014 at 1:34pm 4 Comments

My husband and I were invited to my friend Sid’s home for the first Passover seder this year. I know Sid from standup comedy. Actually we are the only two jews that I know of doing standup in our area. Sid always wears a keepah (yarmulkah), so it’s not a secret that he’s Orthodox.

The seder began around 8:30 p.m.– after Sid attended services. There were 22 people sitting at a very long table. There were 7 children under 18 and the rest older. Sid has five children. They were all very…

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