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Lantus solostar reactions?

I have been trying to send this post and it keeps disappearing on me. So here I go again: I have been T2 diabetic for 9 yrs and a month ago…

Started by Ro

5 Jun 12, 2008
Reply by Ro

Bubbles in my Insulin Pen

Hey, Im new to diabetes and taking shots for treatment and noticed there eventually gets bubbles in the insulin cartridge of the pen. I tri…

Started by Marcus Lamparty

6 Jun 12, 2008
Reply by Sweeter Cherise

Did I just really do that--IKES!!!!

so what did I do..well while multi-tasking while on the phone at work, testing my blood and trying to give a correction bolus of .5u..I did…

Started by Denise Bevard

4 Jun 6, 2008
Reply by Karen

In the United Kingdom - not keen on bs testing...?

Blood sugar testing seems to be frowned upon by my doctor and the clinic nurse here and in general it seems in the U.K. Yet pharmacies sell…

Started by Cathrynn

29 Jun 5, 2008
Reply by Linda G

Newly Diagnosed

Hello all, I'm confused about this whole ordeal. If the Doctor would have told me I had high blood pressure (not that this diagnosis is any…

Started by Durrenda E. Mayfield

11 Jun 5, 2008
Reply by Bob @ joy of diabetes

Would you believe it?

A friend of mine has an elderly father with complex health issues. He's recently lost a lot of weight and had his BG tested by the doctor o…

Started by Hana Rous

10 Jun 4, 2008
Reply by Hana Rous


how many sugar grams should we have in one meal? I don't know if anyone has ever told me.

Started by kathleen thornton

18 Jun 2, 2008
Reply by Curlzzz2002

Former (Really Former) CBC & EPJ Staff

I was searching for photographs of former CBC staff member Lisa Kenney and came upon this webiste. Dierdre Madden, how are you! Who from th…

Started by Lisa Reavill Wheeler & Rick Wheeler

4 Jun 2, 2008
Reply by Robin Siedman

Hb1Ac does not match your meter reading?

If your recent Hb1Ac test reading comes higher than your meter reading than chances are your post meal 3 and 4 and 5 hours number are much…

Started by A

1 May 29, 2008
Reply by Kristin

New here -- an introduction and of course questions.

Hi, I'm Julie, and I am a brand spanking new Type 2. I have had GD with 3 pregnancies, was diagnosed as prediabetic before last pregnancy,…

Started by Glassjules

1 May 29, 2008
Reply by Doris D




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