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Extra Time, Use it Wisely - Meter Accuracy

More Time! FDA has extended the comment period for glucose system guidance to May 7.  If you have commented, Thank You!   If you have not,…

Started by BadShoeLatest Reply

Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times

Todays Sunday Times has a first page article on the exploding cost of treating chronic diseases focusing on T1 and T2 diabetes. It is full…

Started by still_young_at_heartLatest Reply

Starvation Diet, 1915

Starvation Diet, 1915 This article was published six years prior to the discovery of insulin. The link below describes a doctor's method of…

Started by Richard157Latest Reply

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Anyone else concerned about this piece of proposed California legislation? (AB-1893 - Sharps waste) We are preparing a letter opposing the language, and questioning the validity…

Started by Manny Hernandez

1 5 minutes ago
Reply by Tim

A1C test kits to purchase for home use

I have not been able to find a home test kit anywhere! I used to get one at my pharmacy (Bayer) but they no longer sell them. Tried several…

Started by spirit7

4 3 hours ago
Reply by Shawnmarie

Inaccurate blood glucose readings while sick?

I know it is normal do have higher BGs when sick, but is it expected for glucometers to be less accurate when under medication or sick? I'v…

Started by bort269

9 6 hours ago
Reply by Shawnmarie

Racing/Competing and fighting high's

Hi guys! Its been a while! Im hoping some of you can offer some advice. Lately i have been having trouble with highs during races (triathlo…

Started by timmy

1 8 hours ago
Reply by Unknown Diabetic

Need a perspective from someone else in kidney failure.

My husbands kidneys have failed. He has been on dyalisis for 2 months. I just need a different perspective, because he is driving me nuts.…

Started by Jen

18 15 hours ago
Reply by Judith in Portland

Starvation Diet, 1915

Starvation Diet, 1915 This article was published six years prior to the discovery of insulin. The link below describes a doctor's method of…

Started by Richard157

45 16 hours ago
Reply by Cosumne Jan

Not sure if its Neuropathy or RLS

My endo seems to think that its not neuropathy, but my MD. put me on Gabapentin anyway. I don't know, it only bothers me at night when I'm…

Started by Austin Pereira

2 17 hours ago
Reply by Cosumne Jan

How fast should Novolog be

How fast should a fast acting insulin like Novolog be. For me Novolog takes more than an 90 min to act. So when doing carb counting, I have…

Started by Sharif Munshi

7 yesterday
Reply by meee

Quick fall on the ice Monday; BROKEN ANKLE...Advice Please...

First (and /final) Facts: Ohio winters can begin early, and persist in length, variability and severity. Though it was 56 today, four days…

Started by Brunetta

107 yesterday
Reply by meee

Burning at least 50+ a day

Hello my friends I'm type 1 for 25 years and I think I am experiencing a complication . As of the last month all I do is burp ( yes burp).…

Started by Jennifer

1 on Thursday
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From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

FDA Docket Extended! We Need You.

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An Open Letter from @AskManny, @DiabetesHF to @NYTRosenthal, @NYTimes

Dear Ms. Rosenthal: I am a person living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 30. I am also the President and co-Founder of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at connecting and mobilizing the diabetes community. Seeing Read on! →

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