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Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....

Hi all, My son has been doing pretty good with his D lately but a few issues are weighing on my mind. He started his first job at a grocery…

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Get Your Frakking Flu Shot

I've been a Type 1 for a little over 5 years. I've got my flu shot every year... But this year the flu (or some God-awful virus) got me bef…

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CA bill to label sugary sodas, says sugar consumption leads to diabetes

State Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and the California Medical Assn. said the legislation is necessary because research links sugary drink c…

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insulin to carb ratio

Just out of curiosity, what is everyone's insulin to carb ratio? I inject 1 unit of insulin for every 5 grams of carbs

Started by Raven Hughes

31 13 minutes ago
Reply by Mia

MCAT snacks

Hi everyone! New to the group-I'm a premed undergrad and gearing up to take the MCAT in a little over a month. Wondering if anyone here ha…

Started by Colleen

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Infusion Sites on Pump

I was just reading a post about a pumper taking a pump vacation due to poor absorption, scar tissue from pump. So, those who have been pump…

Started by Sarah

2 3 hours ago
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Diabetes and pot?

I've been really enjoying starting discussions on here, this is really nice :) I figured, since it's legal in a few places now and people a…

Started by Raven Hughes

8 10 hours ago
Reply by Mr. PinCushion

New video on T1D in the New York Times

I am wondering what other people think of this video. I am going to withold my opinion for the moment as I'd like to get an independent rea…

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healthy snack ideas?

Does anyone have any low carb easy snack ideas? What do you buy at the store when you want snack foods? I've been munching on granola latel…

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15 yesterday
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Anyone from Washington?

Hey everyone :) any of you from good ol Washington state? I don't know many other diabetics here. (Go Hawks) ;)

Started by Raven Hughes

16 yesterday
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Inhaled insulin for sale in USA by prescription

It's available. What will the cgm graph look like? Let's say bolus wizard says to take 4 units to correct a high. Inhale and within 20 minu…

Started by Aaron

79 yesterday
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Cortisone Shots While T1D

I have rheumatoid arthritis as well as T1D, and while it's better now than it's ever been it's nonetheless still aggressive. Lately one elb…

Started by Eucritta

18 yesterday
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Getting it off my chest

My son's dx was extremely difficult for me. To say I didn't take it well is an understatement. I have wanted to write a book about it for a…

Started by Jennifer

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