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Type 1 Diagnosed Later In Life

Started by Hanna T in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by marky357 10 minutes ago. 28 Replies

I'm newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as a 24 year old. I was wondering how many people are in the same boat.Continue

Tags: adult-onset, slow-onset, lada, type1

Red Alert: Medtronics Abruptly Quits Shipping Supplies to Florida!

Started by Jan in Insulin Pump Users Forum 33 minutes ago. 0 Replies

I placed an order when I was rather low on supplies but was told not to worry, that I would get an emergency shipment last Thursday. On Monday, having almost no supplies left, I called and learned that Medtronic is no longer shipping to Florida…Continue

Pump and Airport Security

Started by Spock in Insulin Pump Users Forum. Last reply by Alyssa 54 minutes ago. 57 Replies

For years, I have requested a "search" to avoid walking through the body mage machine with my pump--Medtronic says no, so I don't. I dawned on me today that I always put my back up pump in my carryon, and it goes through Xray. Had to use it recently…Continue

Tags: tsa, security, airport, pump

Lows and weight gain

Started by Maddie in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Tim 1 hour ago. 9 Replies

So I have read that getting lows can cause weight gain because it forces us to eat sugary foods and drink things like juice that are super high in sugars. My step sister just said that in her class she was told diabetics can have weight fluctuations…Continue

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Gone but for a good reason

Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on October 2, 2014 at 3:30am 6 Comments

Gone but for a good reason

I have decided to stop blogging, greeting new member and celebrating…


Camp Chinnock

Posted by Tiki on October 1, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Not long after I was diagnosed with type I diabetes, my parents sent me and my brother, also a type I, to a diabetic camp called Camp Chinnock. I was both excited and worried to go away for two weeks. This camp, I was told, was just for type I…



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I have learned to accept you and have tried to be one with you.…


The 'Art' of Blood Glucose Management.

Posted by brboyer on September 29, 2014 at 4:12pm 0 Comments

Reading the blog by edenseffort "Nerves AND Exercise - not a good mix" blog. Sort of inspired me to document this.

As I commented there, I love it when we can nail the ART of blood glucose…


Nerves AND exercise – not a good mix…

Posted by edenseffort on September 29, 2014 at 12:16pm 3 Comments

Eden has been back playing her beloved basketball for one week now after her broken thumb..

Last night she attended a girls only clinic (she plays on a boys team) and was one of the older more experienced girls there.

Coach knows…


I'm Crying Right Now

Posted by Tiki on September 29, 2014 at 12:13pm 8 Comments

It is interesting how you can live for so long believing something because a professional told you it was so. Since 2007, I have believed that I had poor circulation in my legs because a doctor diagnosed it as such. Today I found out that the…



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