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Big Brother Watching MY Prescription

Started by beechbeard in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes 4 minutes ago. 0 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

Thank you, TuD

Started by Dave in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by smileandnod 11 minutes ago. 1 Reply

I just wanted to say thanks to this community for helping turn my diabetes life around.Almost a year ago, I was way out of control, a1c >11, popping metformin but otherwise ignoring my diabetes. I was depressed, and in addition to other issues,…Continue

Heart Surgery and Low Blood-Sugar

Started by Tiki in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Tiki 13 minutes ago. 5 Replies

several months ago I had triple bypass surgery and have noticed since then that I can no longer "feel" when my blood sugar is getting too low. I am not sure if this is my blood sugar dropping too fast for me to recognize the symptoms, or if I no…Continue

Bad experiences with people since getting my omnipod

Started by Jolleygirl in Insulin Pump Users Forum. Last reply by smileandnod 16 minutes ago. 9 Replies

Ive only been on the pod for about 3 weeks now, and so far a lot of ups and downs. My depression overall is overwhelming. I don't want to show people the pod so i'm always hiding it, which i'm afraid is going to really be a problem now that the…Continue

Tags: depression, embarrassment, security, airport

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14 years ago I witnessed....

Posted by DannyLee on April 23, 2014 at 9:00am 9 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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http://tamragarcia.blogspot.com/2014/04/i-am-living-proof.html

Posted by Tiki on April 22, 2014 at 11:38pm 4 Comments

I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes when I was nine years old. I come from a family of many Type I's. I am told having so many members of the same family that are Type I diabetics is rare. There are five of us, myself, one of my brothers, my father, an aunt, and a cousin. Myself and my brother are the only two still living. My father passed away from a stroke, my aunt from kidney failure, and my cousin from complications of a staph infection, if I remember correctly. The point of this is to…

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28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India

Posted by Riva Greenberg on April 22, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

This past January I spent 18 days in Bangalore, India, along with my husband who joined me, helping at a diabetes clinic for the poor. It all came about because I met an amazing young woman in our community, Erin Little. Erin is living in a small, patient room in the clinic and working tirelessly to get access to affordable health care to India's poor. India has the second highest growth of diabetes in the world and 70% of their population live in villages far from any doctor or…

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Maybe my control isn't as good as I though It was

Posted by Austin Pereira on April 22, 2014 at 11:45am 4 Comments

I know I keep saying this but I really plan on getting this diabetes under "Real" control... looking at my recent summary I still have a bunch of work to do!

Next one will be a big improvement, I have a Dr. appt in a few days, and I'm also going to try to start self adjusting. Got a…

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