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Does it get better?

Hello to anyone reading, On 6/5/2013 at around 7:00am in the morning I was diagnosed with Diabetes. Since that day I have experiened every…

Started by Chuck Banks

4 Jun 24, 2013
Reply by Cinderfella

April 26, 2013

A week before, I had a routine check-up with my doctor. She asked if I worked out, yes. Asked if I ate healthy, yes. Asked if I drank enoug…

Started by Sara

6 Jun 24, 2013
Reply by Sara

The big picture

After all the support, and medical attention there is something else. Being an individual with good morals and a hardworker i can't help bu…

Started by Chuck Banks

22 Jun 13, 2013
Reply by acidrock23


I woke up, jumped in my new Honda Accord Coupe that any 27 male would love to able to own. I drove to my parking lot hopped on the train an…

Started by Chuck Banks

36 Jun 12, 2013
Reply by julez_79

First day back at work

Feel nervous, avoiding the questions etc...Overwhelming

Started by Chuck Banks

7 Jun 11, 2013
Reply by Ren


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




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