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New diabetic

Started by madison in New to Diabetes?. Last reply by Dave 1 minute ago. 170 Replies

I just found out I have diabetes. I had to go to the doctor for a girl problem, she took some blood tests and said I might have diabetes. She had me come back the next morning for more tests, they took so many blood vials I wondered if I had any…Continue

Tags: diagnosis, dx, diabetic, new

Open Source Medical Devices - I want to change things.

Started by hodginsa in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Terry 20 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Hello Everyone,I know that I am new here but I'm going to get right down to it. Let me tell you a story, and then tell you what I plan on doing. I'm a 26 year old type 1 who was diagnosed about 5 years ago. I managed to recognize the symptoms before…Continue

Tags: diy, make, cgm, monitor, maker

How much do you think mindset contributes towards diabetes management?

Started by Cayla in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Terry 59 minutes ago. 5 Replies

I was just curious what others insight on this is.I think that this is a topic often times overlooked. I personally think that mindset is EVERYTHING when it comes to diabetes management. I think a positive mindset is key to successfully managing…Continue

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Started by Sam in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by mohe0001 2 hours ago. 31 Replies

I've mentioned this idea several times. Now I'm going to put my money where my mouth is. I am no longer going to depend on my insurance for test strips. They only cover a brand that I don't care for, and their co-pay is only slightly less than I can…Continue

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Shooting Lasers

Posted by Tamra on January 28, 2015 at 6:32pm 4 Comments

*The following is a recounting from memory. Certain details may be inaccurate due to faulty memory or misunderstanding of medical lingo, etc.*

Several months ago I had lens replacement surgery for a cataract that had already…

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Short and Sweet

Posted by Lloyd on January 28, 2015 at 12:51pm 4 Comments

New A1c today, 5.9. Under 6 for eight years.
T2 for 21 years, no complications.

-Lloyd

Who Do You See When We Go To The Doctor

Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on January 28, 2015 at 3:30am 10 Comments

Who Do You See When We Go To The Doctor

Wow, I am so darn busy all of a sudden. Does anyone else get this…

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David Allen Russu

Posted by Tamra on January 26, 2015 at 7:14pm 6 Comments

David Allen Russu was my father. He was also a type 1 diabetic, pastor, teacher, lifeguard, realtor, and so much more. He was a downright superhero. He managed to have a successful marriage that never lost it's love but only managed to grow…

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Moving my blog posts

Posted by Emmy on January 26, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Because of the upcoming changes to TuDiabetes, I am in the process of moving all my blog posts to my blog at http://therockinmyshoe.blogspot.ca/

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Good News!

Posted by Shayla on January 25, 2015 at 9:14pm 2 Comments

So I'm kinda bad at keeping up with this! (sigh) life just gets in the way sometimes. Anyways, good news...I FINALLY got a dexcom cgm!!!!! yay! :)

I was talking to my CDE about how I have a lot of trouble with affording a cgm and one of…

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