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This is Linda Wong ;-) She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1988 (almost 27 years ago). Linda has an EXTREMELY active lifestyle fit for a #BigBlueTest champion! Every week Linda does Zumba, tap dancing, body combat/kickboxing, a hip hop…

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Hello!

Started by AlexanderB in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Melitta 22 minutes ago. 26 Replies

Hi! I'm so glad I found this place! I was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes this past week. I was put on Metformin/Glipizide pill (500mg/twice a day) and Lipitor. My initial reading on Monday morning was 359 and my reading this morning was 201. I…Continue

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Snap Strong and Simple Challenge

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Hey Insulin Pump Users,The good people at Asante Solutions - maker of the Snap pump - just started a program called "Snap Strong…Continue

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do you need to calculate protein and fat grams in addition to carbs?

Started by v/prediabetic in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by v/prediabetic 45 minutes ago. 10 Replies

I originally thought PWD only had to count carbs, and if they are taking insulin, know their insulin to carb ratio. But reading through this site, i often see people saying that protein and fat with raise blood sugar too. So do you have to count…Continue

Solara Medical

Started by Adam Kaye in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by v/prediabetic 1 hour ago. 6 Replies

I just had a HORRIFIC experience with Solara as the distributor for my Dexcom G4, and I just wanted to post to make sure everyone's aware of their lazy and unfriendly business practices. Here's the letter I sent to them:It is not often that I take…Continue

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Map of Autoimmune Diseases in association with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by Holger Schmeken on October 31, 2014 at 12:00pm 2 Comments

The Nature Magazine published an article called 'Genetic and epigenetic fine mapping of causal autoimmune disease variants'. In this research…

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First week of school with diabetes

Posted by Jennifer on October 31, 2014 at 8:03am 2 Comments

Brennan was diagnosed on October 21st. with diabetes. We have kept him home from school to get the pattern down and for him to get use to the finger pricks and shots. He went back to school on Monday. Since he is only in kindergarten this has…

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A very nice surprise

Posted by Lloyd on October 30, 2014 at 8:30am 3 Comments

My A1c's have been good for a long time, but this year they have been going in the wrong direction. 5.4, then 5.6, then 5.8. I've been preparing myself for news that my test results are no longer in the non-diabetic range (4.7 tp 5.8 at the lab I…

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Halloween Memories

Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on October 30, 2014 at 3:00am 3 Comments

Halloween Memories



I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 17 so as a child I did not have conflicts about candy. By the time I…

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Chasity

Posted by TheDiabetesHero on October 29, 2014 at 12:25pm 0 Comments

I was diagnosed at the age of 5 . I have struggled and fought…

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A Good Doctor

Posted by Tamra on October 29, 2014 at 10:31am 0 Comments

I'm increasingly glad that I ended up with my current primary doctor. He is not perfect, no doctor is, but he meets all my criteria for a good doctor. He listens to me when I talk to him. He takes all my health conditions into consideration when…

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