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Thank You, 100s of tudiabetes Posters (and a question or two)

Started by zzyzx in New to Diabetes?. Last reply by zzyzx 4 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Maybe this should be a blog not a discussion--I'm very much a newbie.As for most of you, the DX was a shock. I didn't know what the glucose levels were supposed to be, so I initially thought maybe 363 mg/dl was within normal variability. Uh...no. It…Continue

Tags: diagnosis, antibodies, type2, type1.5, LADA

Just Talked to Seagator!!!

Started by Kathy in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Pauly 6 minutes ago. 4 Replies

I finally got through to Reed this evening - his phone was out of service for a couple of days. He was also in the hospital overnight for 2 blood transfusions, but feels much better because of them. He sounded quite lively and sharp. The fracture…Continue

Type 1 and Gallbladder issues

Started by KimK in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by roodgirl 58 minutes ago. 2 Replies

I have had type 1 for over 30 years, and I have recently been having Gallbladder issues. (I use a pump) I have also had quite a bit of recent trouble keeping my BG down. Are these related? It seems that my basal rate and my bolus amounts are not…Continue

Tags: gallbladder

Big Brother Watching MY Prescription

Started by beechbeard in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by beechbeard 1 hour ago. 4 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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Denial: A Diabetic Issue

Posted by rick phillips on April 24, 2014 at 7:00am 0 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!


Posted by l8dybug65 on April 23, 2014 at 8:53pm 2 Comments

I guess I relied on my doctor and wasn't proactive enough. I thought when I had my fasting tests done, they would call me if something was wrong, they never called so I thought everything was OK.
Well, this is my punishment for trying to get healthy I guess. I am eating better, exercising and lost 43 lbs so far. I was told I have gallstones because I lost weight. What a vicious cycle. I was trying to get better not worse. But I made it worse somehow.

14 years ago I witnessed....

Posted by DannyLee on April 23, 2014 at 9:00am 11 Comments

Good morning People Living With Diabetes!... or is it, Good morning People that are Diabetic? I witnessed an elderly woman cyber punch a young man on a Diabetes message board about 14 years ago about the correct terminology (right hand in the air). No joke.

Thought I'd update everyone here at TU that knows me from a few years ago... IM ALIVE! yippee! Nothing worse than a member just dropping off the face of the earth. I am still on top of my Diabetes game (Rocky music plays), never…



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