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Hello Everyone! I wanted to ask some questions about carbs and fruit. Yesterday I had a large pear for lunch. Looking up the carbs in my book, it says there are 33 carbs for a large pear. I am on a pump so I used the bolus wizard to calculate my…Continue
My son and I go round and round on this issue! How much post meal spike is ok? He is 22 with a history of 3 major hypo seizures (one life flight, one glucagon, one ER) Therefore, he has an overwhelming fear of lows that controls all his decisions.…Continue
The prior Medtronic GCM sensors could be used up to about 18 days with good accuracy. I have the new 530g with the enlite sensor. I would be interested in how long they can be reset by simply using the "new sensor" start, reusing the glucose sensor.…Continue
Hi! I have been a diabetic for the last two years and I am ready for a pump. I cheer and do gymnastics. I am 13 I can't decide between the omni pod or the ping ideas?Continue
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I Have Type 1 diabetes,recently on Tricare insurance.
Which paid for all my medications making it as little as 14 dollars for 2 bottles of Novolog. I was recently cut off my dads insurance because I turned 21.Ive called the insurance and there's ABOSOLUTELY nothing I can do (Obama has only extended it to 28 if your in school in which im not in school).SO I HAVE ONE BOTTLE OF NOVOLOG LEFT THAT WILL MAYBE LAST ME 2 WEEKS...I HAVE NO INSURANCE,WHICH NOVOLOG IS OVER 200 $ FOR 1 BOTLE WITH…
What has helped you find comfort in living with diabetes? Read how Cynthia Jones found local support after her type 2 diabetes diagnosis in our latest Discuss Diabetes post.
I was at a conference late last week and my blood sugars were great! Average of 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dl), which is great considering I was travelling for 12 hours each way and crossing time zones. (I live on the west coast of Canada, the conference was on the east coast of the U.S.) Also, the fact that I hardly ate probably helped ... I was just too busy to eat, and/or slept in and missed breakfast, and/or the foods were all pure carbs, and/or my plate was taken away before I was done eating…Continue
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2011 during my 23rd year of teaching in NYC's public school system. I intended to quit immediately, however, at the request of my principal, I decided to stay until the end of that school year. During those four months, I secured a Health Coach and Personal Trainer. As a result, I lost 25 pounds and looked and felt so much better. The following month after my retirement from teaching, I began an online course in nutrition. By the end of that…Continue
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