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rapid onset Type 1 diabetes in adults

Started by Melitta in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Melitta 2 hours ago. 190 Replies

Hi: As many of you know, I write a lot of blogs on misdiagnosis of adult-onset Type 1 diabetes (adults with new-onset T1D who are misdiagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes, based on age not etiology).…Continue

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Type 1 and we're planning to have a baby!

Started by LovetoHike in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Nikki G 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hi Ladies,I'm a Type 1 on an insulin pump and my husband and I are wanting to start a sweet little family of our own. I'm going through all the medical necessities to make sure I'm healthy (proper A1C and the like) and I know it will be quite…Continue

Tags: baby, pregnancy, type1

Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?

Started by Santiago Jimenez in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Judith in Portland 4 hours ago. 30 Replies

Which one would you recommend better? I drink between 3 - 4 glasses every day and would like to make the healthiest choice.Continue

Tags: milk, almond, soy, dairy

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by Linda G 4 hours ago. 24034 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

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The Straw, Best Invention Ever!

Posted by Tiki on July 21, 2014 at 8:40am 0 Comments

I originally posted this to my Blogger account (TamraGarcia.blogspot.com) on Feb 20, 2014.

On February 18th I had the first of , hopefully, only three eye surgeries. These surgeries are meant to help clean up and prevent more damage from Diabetic Retinopathy.

It all started many years ago, about seventeen years, I think. I was young and had good health insurance, but I was wild and didn't care about taking care of my health. I went in for a routine yearly eye exam and was told…

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My first run in with the Affordable Care Act!

Posted by halford on July 20, 2014 at 5:18am 7 Comments

In June I got my prescribed 10 test strips per day which equals 300/month. I'm a type 1 diabetic and I test my blood sugar 8-12 times per day because I'm active (I run marathons) and I drive a company car and do NOT want to go low and get in a car accident. So to protect my employer from liability I perform multiple blood sugar checks.

On July 19th I find out that I am now limited to 6 test strips per day! Because of the ACA!! My pharmacist and I are getting a medical pre…

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NEW TO THIS FORUM, TUTORIAL PLEASE

Posted by Berniedettie on July 19, 2014 at 3:06pm 6 Comments

DEAR COMMUNITY:

ALREADY, THANKS TO ALL WHOM COMMENTED ON MY INTRODUCTORY EMAIL, I AM TOUCHED. NOT SURE HOW YET TO MANEUVER AROUND THIS AWESOME WEBSITE, BUT I AM CONFIDENT SOMEONE WILL STEP FORWARD. WOW WHAT A BLESSING, TO HAVE FOUND YOU GUYS!! JUST BY ME RANDOMLY SEARCHING FOR SOME CONSOLATION FOR MY DEAR FRIEND. LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING THE WOMEN'S SUPPORT CONFERENCE ON JULY 23 @ 6:30 PM. I TRULY HOPE TO RUB A LOT OF MY POSITIVE ENERGY OFF ON EVERYONE. MAINLY BECAUSE SINCE MY…

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Phish

Posted by zzyzx on July 19, 2014 at 12:55pm 3 Comments

Last night I saw Phish in Chicago. The venue was great--they played a small outdoor stadium on a peninsula in the lake on the site of the former Meigs Field, with the downtown skyline visible behind the stage. It was my first rock'n'roll show with good glycemic control (Well...since whenever the D started: '07 or '08.). I like to dance extensively at these showz--well, maybe some would say 'spastically twitch'. All I can say after last night is: WOW! Just...WOW! Who would have thought that…

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