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so confused...

Welp we got all but 1 test back. They are as follows... HBA1c 6.9 urine 500mg +2 glucose C-peptide fasting 1.18 lab said normal is 0.8-3.1…

Started by momof4rugratz

77 Oct 8, 2013
Reply by momof4rugratz

3 Month Anniversary as a Diagnosed Diabetic

Hello everyone, I'm not a regular poster, I usually join chat and discuss all sorts of things with the same great group of people who usual…

Started by Chuck Banks

4 Sep 7, 2013
Reply by Deborah

I MAY have diabetes? Could use some insight..Pretty desperate

Hello, I just joined this site in hopes of maybe getting some help or answers to some questions I have..I have quite a few but really it co…

Started by Ray1001

24 Aug 30, 2013
Reply by homesteader

Diagnosed by noon, dying for a cheeseburger by 3

So, this morning (as of July 19th), I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I'm a 19 year old college kid whose parents are in the military.…

Started by Mike West

8 Aug 21, 2013
Reply by Deborah

Metformin vs Glipizide

I've just become a member and I see alot of discussions about Metformin. My doctor put me on glipizide 2.5 mg. when diet didn't work to get…

Started by Kristy S

8 Aug 8, 2013
Reply by Glennwood Smith

newly diagnosed and scared sh**less!

I am a 38 year old mother of 3. have two boys 10 and 12 and 3 year old daughter. i am 5'4 and weigh 108 pounds. my normal blood pressure is…

Started by stephanie

89 Jul 26, 2013
Reply by Sarah

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…

Started by NewT1Brotha

66 Jul 24, 2013
Reply by acidrock23

Recetas en Español para gente con Diabetes

OK, mi gente... a sacar las recetas del baul!!! Aqui les va un buen link de la Asociacion Americana de la Diabetes. Estoy seguro que hay e…

Started by Manny Hernandez

7 Jul 23, 2013
Reply by Norma Coello- Plum

Starving Kid

Hello Everyone..... My name is Amanda and my son , Jake, (8) was diagnosed this past Monday with T1D.... Needless to say I am extremely ove…

Started by Jake's mom

12 Jul 22, 2013
Reply by Jake's mom


OK. I know what A1C is, and I know what BG's are. But what are bolos? A few people mentioned those. I am not sure I spelled it right. Thank…

Started by BeatriceC

11 Jul 21, 2013
Reply by David (dns)




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