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Inflammation and complications

I am a long time reader here (I've found amazing hope and resources through so many discussions). I came across this article (by Ginger Vie…

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Consensus Conference on glucose monitoring, patient input needed!

Update on this post, made September 30, 2014:  read the document that came out of the Consensus Conference, where community comments below…

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Looking for programming help for the Big Blue Test

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Type 1 Diagnosed Later In Life

I'm newly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as a 24 year old. I was wondering how many people are in the same boat.

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Cheap prescription supplies online?

Hi all, I have been in the USA a couple of years now. Back home in Britain we have the NHS so it's been hard learning about the private hea…

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studying abroad

Hi,I'm an electrical engineering student and I intend to participate on a government program that allows college students to go study abroa…

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Hi, I was diagnosed as a T2 in 2005. I will be 60 in November. A couple of months ago, I began taking Lantus and Novalog. Prior to that, my…

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Artificial Sweeteners can cause Pre-diabetes / worsen diabetes

Saw this article today about artificial sweeteners. The mechanism of them causing blood sugar control is their impact on gut bacteria - cau…

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Do You Hide Your Diabetes?

For many years after my diagnosis in 1945, I did not know another diabetic. I mentioned my disease to a couple of friends when I was a teen…

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What is your Dexcom sensor record?

So I've been using the Dexcom since Jan. 2010, and I just beat my record for wearing a sensor. I started using the sensor August 31, and in…

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ups and downs

"I have a friend that was diagnosed with type 2 last year. Now this week he is in the hospital with hypoglycemia? does this happen often? ."

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Inflammation and complications

I am a long time reader here (I've found amazing hope and resources through so many discussions). I came across this article (by Ginger Vie…

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Dexcom adhesion issues

I just had my first wasted sensor :( for some reason I am having adhesion issues (even my infusion set is acting up). I am going on a littl…

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Where are you Medicare? The elephant was not in the room

  This was the question burning in people’s mind and passionately talked about yesterday and today at the General Sessions of the AACE/ACE Consensus Conference on Glucose Monitoring, an event to bring together in Washington, DC all relevant stakeholders to Read on! →

#MedicareCoverCGM Panel Discussion

If you follow the diabetes online community, you know that #MedicareCoverCGM is a big deal. We have continued to raise awareness on #MedicareCoverCGM because we believe that ALL people living with diabetes should have access to continuous glucose monitors (CGM). With Read on! →

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