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    Word Association Game

    Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by flipper 4 minutes ago. 23554 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

    Free Items

    Started by PumpGirl in Free, unused, non-expired, non-prescription diabetes supplies. Last reply by PumpGirl 9 minutes ago. 10 Replies

    Hi everyone! I have few extra supplies on hand that might be able to help someone out. Please let me know if you are interested in any of the following!Accuchek Aviva MeterApproximately 1000 lancets1 Box of Ketone StripsContinue

    spouse/family minimizing T2

    Started by Nancy beneteai in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Nancy beneteai 34 minutes ago. 60 Replies

    Hello Just wondered if anyone has had troubles with their spouse/family minimizing your T2 Diabetes? My husband some what acts as though it's nothing to be concerned with. He frowned at me when I got a medic alert bracelet. I also have hypertension…Continue

    Tags: control, acceptance, type2, support, family

    Big Brother Watching MY Prescription

    Started by beechbeard in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Mike Ratrie 1 hour ago. 11 Replies

    I went to my quarterly endo visit yesterday. When George came into the room he said "Big brother is watching." I did not know what he was talking about until he showed me a form and inquiry from the Feds listing all of my prescriptions and where I…Continue

    Tags: prescriptions, medications, T1, government

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    Bell's palsy

    Posted by Bubbagaga on April 24, 2014 at 6:08pm 1 Comment

    Sunday morning started to feel a numbness in the lower lip. Didn't think much about it until the next morning when the numbness spread to the entire right side of my face. A little bit of panic set in so I called my doctors who told me to go to the hospital. Three days later and after many many tests I was informed that I had the garden variety of Bell's palsy. The usual treatment are steroids, but since I am a type 1, I was told that steroids raise blood sugars and it wasn't the route to take.… Continue

    problems with injecting :(

    Posted by hollipop133 on April 24, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

    Recently every time I do my injection in my leg, I get a red bump that gets itchy ! Was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this and how to stop it from happening?!?!? :(

    Denial: A Diabetic Issue

    Posted by rick phillips on April 24, 2014 at 7:00am 2 Comments

    Denial: A Diabetic Issue

    Have you noticed the number of posts, questions, comments, or observations that start with the words “I was in denial”? I lived a good deal of my life in diabetic denial so I understand the reasons we do it, well at least my reasons. But what I don’t understand is why denial isn’t one of the first and most basic issues the health care industry…


    Weight Shift

    Posted by Stress on April 24, 2014 at 5:56am 0 Comments

    I had my quarterly Endo visit this week and overall everything went very well (latest A1C = 6.2). I had written down a couple of questions for her and one was concerning my weight gain over the past few months and why my pants don't button so easy anymore. She proceeded to tell me that my weight has not changed at all in the past 4 years! She said that my weight has "shifted"! I hate when that happens. So I guess it's back to planking and situps to un-shift it!


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