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Hi, I'm Suzanne and I've been officially pre-diabetic for a little over 3 months. A1C was 5.8 in February and 5.7 at the end of May. I've b…

Started by Cacomistle

19 Jun 9, 2013
Reply by Cacomistle

Local bought testing meter. What is the easiest meter to purchase testing strips for at a big box store

I am still very new to this whole life style change. What testing meter for BG is the easiest to buy supplies for on the fly. I am business…

Started by boyordy

9 Jun 9, 2013
Reply by boyordy

226 you say?

Yes...226 (12.5 mmol).. I think when I go to the drs again and again raise my concerns about my bg and I get a "I'm not that concerned with…

Started by Alicia

28 Jun 6, 2013
Reply by nel

It's been 2 months since I was diagnosed....

In mid April, my A1C was 14.5 and BG was in the high 400's. Now, my morning BG readings are between 95-150. I had blood work for a differen…

Started by BeatriceC

3 Jun 4, 2013
Reply by guitarnut

Bayer Contour USB testing high

So I have not been prescribed a BG meter yet but I bought one because I wanted to test and see what food were affecting me. My original bot…

Started by boyordy

4 Jun 1, 2013
Reply by guitarnut

X-ray effect on insulin

Do the X-rays from the X-ray machine that carry on luggage goes through in the airport damage insulin?

Started by Tracy

3 May 25, 2013
Reply by jrtpup

Calculating factors and ratios

Am I the only one here who didn't get any help during the D education in calculating all that important stuff? I got answer that since I am…

Started by Tabacblond

43 May 19, 2013
Reply by acidrock23

Things the endo & nurse didn't tell me

I just found out from the pharmacist that both my insulin pens (Humalog and Lantus) expire after a month and that I should throw them out a…

Started by BeatriceC

10 May 15, 2013
Reply by meee

Newly Dx LADA

Hi all This my first post..yeahhhh me. Finally figured out how to.I have chatted once..still trying to figure that out. Lol Well anyway her…

Started by Lotus

9 May 15, 2013
Reply by Lotus

What is the "honeymoon" period? And a question

I was diagnosed April 8, so it has only been a month. My BG has gone from 450-500 to 100-110. I take 3 units of Humalog before meals and I…

Started by BeatriceC

9 May 10, 2013
Reply by Stemwinder (Gary)




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