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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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Answers from Gary Scheiner

Here are Gary's answers to the questions he did not have time to answer in his last live interview with us, on February 4th.  Enjoy!!  And…

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Site glitches

Hi all, We've been experiencing an unusual number of technological glitches with the TuDiabetes website recently.  Unfortunately this is n…

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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…

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Unexplained highs: Explained

This might not be applicable to you, but my recent experience with extreme, unexplained highs had a pretty counter-intuitive solution. I'm…

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Comparison of the effectiveness of various routes of insulin injection: insulin levels and glucose response in normal subjects

Very interesting... puts some rigorous research data behind my own experiences with IM vs subQ administration. Acid's comment in a differen…

Started by Dave

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Viva Las Vegas!!: Diabetes Unconference March 13-15 2015

There was a flurry of activity about the Diabetes Unconference on FB yesterday so I figured I'd share the event here to chat about it. Are…

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Insurance HELP PLEASE!!!!!

So, I have been using Liberty Medical to get my pump supplies and Dexcom supplies for the last 14 months. My insurance has paid 100%. I've…

Started by PumpGirl

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Prednisone -- I should know better

I have osteoarthritis in my fingers, to the point that my knuckles look like knots of red and points. They hurt from being swollen. I also…

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Got my Freestyle Libre today

I received my Freestyle Libre today. Not easily done because of the controls that Abbot puts in place to ensure you can only buy it in appr…

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I am about to be at my 4 year warranty mark with my insulin pump and today my new doctor mentioned beginning to research which pump I think…

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Reply by Susan Van Abs

Keep waiting for a clear indication that my basal dose has been adjusted too low....

I keep adjusting my basal down, one unit at a time, and as of yet, I haven't seen any increase in BG over extended periods of fasting. At s…

Started by mohe0001

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Open Source Medical Devices - I want to change things.

Hello Everyone, I know that I am new here but I'm going to get right down to it. Let me tell you a story, and then tell you what I plan on…

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