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You know youre a diabetic when.....

lets make a list of "you know your a diabetic when you "! example. You know your a diabetic when you freak out when your friend eats a ca…

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A free eBook to help you on your 1st year with diabetes

  Will Dubois is a Diabetes Author, Educator and Advocate and a diabetes patient himself. He dedicates his life to help people with diabet…

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No Words to Speak and Nothing to Say... I'm a T1 Diabetic.

I'm a newly dx'd T1 who as a professional communicator can find no words to express how I feel. It's been a little over a month since being…

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New to Diabetes...

Hi All, I'm new here. Was looking for a support group and found this place. This is a little difficult for me because I'm actually a 33 yea…

Started by Sey

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Looking for some info

Well to start off i'm a 18 yr old dairy farmer/ diesel mechanic. I'm 6'2 and weigh 165 lbs so i;m a healthy weight. Diabetes and very bad h…

Started by Brady

31 Dec 12
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Normal People Snacks

Had a baby shower for co-worker yesterday, THOUGHT I was being good and bypassed the cupcakes and cake and went for the rice krispie treat.…

Started by Freida

28 Oct 26
Reply by Zoe

Just received a new diagnosis

At this mornings doctor appt I asked my Dr. what my insulin levels were and he said 9 months ago it was 2.6 and since my numbers have becom…

Started by LiL MaMa

290 Oct 14
Reply by Gerry Bliss

getting rid of bubbles in syringes - small dose

Is there a good video that demonstrates how to get rid of bubbles from insulin syringes? (especially for low doses - I only use 1 to 1.5 un…

Started by lh378

7 Oct 3
Reply by acidrock23

Should I be concerned?

Hi, I am new here and I am looking for some advice concerning my current health issues. I am not diagnosed with any blood sugar conditions…

Started by Amyrose

15 Sep 12
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You know youre a diabetic when.....

lets make a list of "you know your a diabetic when you "! example. You know your a diabetic when you freak out when your friend eats a ca…

Started by Kenny!

1351 Sep 11
Reply by Ortiz233

Cut carbs, losing weight, but BGs rising? What's wrong with this picture?

All - I've got questions, and I know you've got the answers, or at least can point me in the right direction. I'm still on my low-carb diet…

Started by Kate

29 Sep 5
Reply by Lil~Bit

insulin injections

I am new to insulin injections using Lantus Solostar and Novolog Pen. My doses are low (about 3 units Lantus, 1 to 3 units Novolog). I have…

Started by lh378

21 Aug 15
Reply by Leah

gastroparesis - mild case, possible neuropathy

Does anyone know whether mild cases of gastroparesis and neuropathy are reversible? I suspect gastroparesis because my post meal blood suga…

Started by lh378

6 Aug 14
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