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Migration update: IMPORTANT DATES

Hey all, We're in the home stretch of our great migration to a brand new home (see the initial announcement of this move)!!  Starting now,…

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Scholarships to diabetes conferences!!

Diabetes Hands Foundation is happy and excited to offer scholarships to diabetes conferences as a part of the Diabetes Advocates program. W…

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week: February 24 - March 2

The goal of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week in the US is to put a spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders and to improve p…

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I started on Afrezza last night . . .

and I'm here to share my experience with it as, from what I've been told, I'm one of the early users of it. I will do my best to document a…

Started by mikep

816 17 minutes ago
Reply by Denise

Never say "impossible"

This is yesterday. I don't know if I can do it again - but I didn't think I could ever have a 24-hour period as good as this. So who knows?…

Started by Jen

34 1 hour ago
Reply by Lilli

Taking the plunge with Afrezza

First meal with Afrezza. Ate 3 halibut tacos made with "carb balance" tortillas. These, in my experience are fairly slow digesting carbs. A…

Started by Sam

100 1 hour ago
Reply by Dave

Hiking: How do you manage your bg during moderate hikes?

Hello Everyone, I went on a 5 mile hike Sunday and had some bg issues, normally I walk around 1-3 miles a few x per week where I live and i…

Started by meee

6 3 hours ago
Reply by YogaO

Upcoming Ulnar elbow nerve surgery - personal experiences with transposition vs epicondylectomy

I am going to be having decompression ulnar nerve surgery and I know there is several types of surgeries ranging from a simple decompressio…

Started by Krztina

1 15 hours ago
Reply by brboyer

Saw Abbotts Freestyle Neo for US in CVS today. What a cruel joke

Abbotts Freestyle Neo is avalible in the US.. Saw it on the shelf at CVS.. The epaper display looks nice but whats the point of it... just…

Started by Jake

8 20 hours ago
Reply by phoenixbound

TuD seems less friendly these days

In recent weeks, it feels like the forum has become more snarky and much less friendly than it used to be. I suppose all things evolve over…

Started by Shadow

48 20 hours ago
Reply by Diabetic Dad

How treatments are labeled, and how we PWD *really* use them

Much discussion of late has been around this topic. Some of it a bit contentious. Yet, pondering it, I realized that pretty much only pills…

Started by Dave

24 21 hours ago
Reply by MarkR

Bolusing for protein?

I am not eating low carb but am wondering about this for when I have meals that are purely protein and fat (like this morning I had ham and…

Started by Jen

4 23 hours ago
Reply by Kerralyne Anglin

Diabetes Online Summit with Brian Mowll, anyone else attending?

Looks like a good selection of speakers. It's online and free to listen to each thing daily. They take down today's stuff within 48 hours.…

Started by Dave Davis

19 23 hours ago
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