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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…

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Big Brother Watching MY Prescription

I went to my quarterly endo visit yesterday. When George came into the room he said "Big brother is watching." I did not know what he was t…

Started by beechbeard

6 27 minutes ago
Reply by David (dns)

MODY anyone?

Does anyone have the MODY form of diabetes? I know there is a group but it is quite inactive. I saw my PA today and we've come up with a d…

Started by GailD

12 3 hours ago
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Just Talked to Seagator!!!

I finally got through to Reed this evening - his phone was out of service for a couple of days. He was also in the hospital overnight for 2…

Started by Kathy

4 7 hours ago
Reply by Pauly

Thank you, TuD

I just wanted to say thanks to this community for helping turn my diabetes life around. Almost a year ago, I was way out of control, a1c &g…

Started by Dave

6 21 hours ago
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BG Rise on Coffee ... What Else Might Do It?

I went on a weekend jaunt recently - my second trip since dx w/T1, but the first where I was reliant on restaurants. Ordinarily I drink bla…

Started by Eucritta

11 yesterday
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Not A Big, Earth-shaking Question, But I'm Curious What Others Do

Do you have a preferred brand of alcohol swabs? Or do you not care and just grab the least expensive ones available?

Started by David (dns)

33 yesterday
Reply by JohnG

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

9 yesterday
Reply by Dave

Dealing with your Endocrinologist

Started by Beau

17 yesterday
Reply by Terry


I don't know what to make of this. Today I was out and about and stopped at a local cafe for a cappuccino and a bagel with cream cheese and…

Started by Zoe

14 yesterday
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Switching from Humalog to Novolog. .. what can I expect?

My insurance company won't cover Humalog so I'm switching to Novolog. For those of you who have made this switch... what can I expect? Any…

Started by Troy

7 yesterday
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From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

#OpposeAB1893: California Bill that Burdens People with Diabetes on Insulin

A couple of days ago I learned that the California State Assembly is considering AB-1893 Sharps waste, which in (if approved) will mandate that: “Sharps sold to the general public in California shall be sold with a sharps waste container Read on! →

FDA Docket Extended! We Need You.

If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →

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