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Heart Surgery and Low Blood-Sugar

Started by Tiki in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by JohnG 2 minutes ago. 4 Replies

several months ago I had triple bypass surgery and have noticed since then that I can no longer "feel" when my blood sugar is getting too low. I am not sure if this is my blood sugar dropping too fast for me to recognize the symptoms, or if I no…Continue

Not A Big, Earth-shaking Question, But I'm Curious What Others Do

Started by David (dns) in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Tim 6 minutes ago. 25 Replies

Do you have a preferred brand of alcohol swabs? Or do you not care and just grab the least expensive ones available?Continue

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by Linda G 37 minutes ago. 23539 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

Patterns in animas pump

Started by skrugman in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by jjm335 45 minutes ago. 1 Reply

I cant figure out how to add a new pattern in my Animas vibe pump. Can someone advise? Thank you much!Continue

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Posted by Tiki on April 22, 2014 at 11:38pm 2 Comments

I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes when I was nine years old. I come from a family of many Type I's. I am told having so many members of the same family that are Type I diabetics is rare. There are five of us, myself, one of my brothers, my father, an aunt, and a cousin. Myself and my brother are the only two still living. My father passed away from a stroke, my aunt from kidney failure, and my cousin from complications of a staph infection, if I remember correctly. The point of this is to…


28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India

Posted by Riva Greenberg on April 22, 2014 at 3:46pm 0 Comments

This past January I spent 18 days in Bangalore, India, along with my husband who joined me, helping at a diabetes clinic for the poor. It all came about because I met an amazing young woman in our community, Erin Little. Erin is living in a small, patient room in the clinic and working tirelessly to get access to affordable health care to India's poor. India has the second highest growth of diabetes in the world and 70% of their population live in villages far from any doctor or…


Maybe my control isn't as good as I though It was

Posted by Austin Pereira on April 22, 2014 at 11:45am 4 Comments

I know I keep saying this but I really plan on getting this diabetes under "Real" control... looking at my recent summary I still have a bunch of work to do!

Next one will be a big improvement, I have a Dr. appt in a few days, and I'm also going to try to start self adjusting. Got a…


Do You know that guy?

Posted by rick phillips on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am 16 Comments

Do You know that guy?

Last week I had encounters with two people (both offline don’t get paranoid) that were so frustrating. They approach you with a question or an issue about diabetes and when they ask you give your best answer. But that answer is not what they want to hear or they have already made up their mind. It drives me nuts. Really if you…



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