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BMJ Article on Fat vs Carbs and Heart Disease Risk

Started by Super_sally in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Super_sally 14 minutes ago. 2 Replies

http://m.openheart.bmj.com/content/1/1/e000032.fullIn summary, the original data recommending low fat diet was flawed. They reported on study comparing 12% carb vs low fat diet and…Continue

Can you get thin without having to eat low carb?

Started by Shark in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by acidrock23 29 minutes ago. 3 Replies

So I want to know what is the best route to get results:Eating a healthy balanced low carb diet approx. 60ish carbs a day (including a little fruit and starchy veggies like carrots) or an extremely low car diet about 20-30ish carbs a day (only…Continue

Quick fall on the ice Monday; BROKEN ANKLE...Advice Please...

Started by Brunetta in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Brunetta 1 hour ago. 100 Replies

First (and /final) Facts: Ohio winters can begin early, and persist in length, variability and severity. Though it was 56 today, four days ago it was 25, gloomy icy. I took an unfortunate tumble on the front sidewalk of my home. I badly Twisted my…Continue

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Well I tried it - infusion site in left boob

Started by artwoman in Insulin Pump Users Forum. Last reply by shelby76 1 hour ago. 83 Replies

I think it was here at TuDiabetes that I read about some other women trying it. I wanted to give the usual places a rest - so I went for it. Easy-Peasy. I used the comfort-detach which has a really short 90 degree metal cannula. So it doesn't go in…Continue

Tags: breast, site, pump

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FDA approves once a week diabetes injection: Could you take the drug?

Posted by nc929 on April 15, 2014 at 7:33pm 0 Comments

This story is originally published at EmaxHealth and written by Kathleen Blanchard.


The FDA has announced approval of the type 2 diabetes drug Tanzeum that can helps millions of people with the disease. The injection is a once a week treatment manufactured by the drug company GlaxoSmithKline,…


What I have learned (Blog number 199 of 200)

Posted by rick phillips on April 15, 2014 at 6:00am 6 Comments

What I have learned (Blog number 199 of 200)

Last year about this time, I was contemplating what could I do that was big, might be meaningful and could be useful? I decided to write 200 Blogs in one calendar year and place them on the TUDiabetes site. So on April 29, 2013 I posted a blog titled “Introducing Rick”. Its first line went like this

“I doubt anyone will want to read this or any other post I put here. I mean…


Are Chromium Supplements Beneficial If You Have Type 2 Diabetes?

Posted by nc929 on April 14, 2014 at 7:35pm 0 Comments

The results of two reviews of the effect of chromium supplements in people with type 2 diabetes have provided strikingly different results. Since this mineral has been viewed as a natural treatment option for diabetes for many years, it’s time to take stock of the conflicting information.

Chromium is a mineral that has been shown to boost the activity of insulin, according to the National…


May be allergic to insulin

Posted by MyTime56 on April 14, 2014 at 5:52pm 0 Comments

Hi. I have been reading with interest your blogs about being allergic to insulin. I am a type 1 diabetic...diagnosed at 35. I have been on a pump (most recently MiniMed REvel) for close to 10 years. I first started having problems with the CGM...getting irritation and the occasional boil at the insertion site. My endo would relentlessly urge me to use the CGM so that I could better control my overnight GB's. I told him that I would often get irritation at the site and that I was not willing…



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