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Situations and Questions needed!

I'm doing a workshop with a group of teens and i need some questions and/or sitatuations. what will happen is each teen will get a card wit…

Started by Brandi

1 Jan 24, 2011
Reply by LaGuitariste

Experience with Kaiser Permanente and diabetes

We're considering switching over to Kaiser Permanente for our insurance policy but I would like to ask anyone who is currently on a Kaiser…

Started by Manny Hernandez

18 Jan 24, 2011
Reply by Melitta

Jack Lalanne "The Father of Fitness" passed away!

Gosh I am sure if you are in the US you probably remember this guy! Before Taebo, jane fonda, jazzercise, jackie warner or jillian michea…

Started by Christalyn

8 Jan 24, 2011
Reply by Christalyn

COBRA Expert needed!!!

I am having so much difficulty with my old company and the COBRA administrators they hire. My old company hired a new administrator and di…

Started by Christalyn

6 Jan 24, 2011
Reply by Christalyn

bolus or no bolus?

i'm a T1 on MDI (lantus/humalog) and i run into the following situation a lot: i check my blood sugar before eating and am somewhere b/w 7…

Started by ultravires

3 Jan 24, 2011
Reply by Brian (bsc)

When to check your post prandial

I know to check my bg 2 hours after a meal. But what about about a meal that is low in carbs but high in fat and protein? When should you e…

Started by LiL MaMa

6 Jan 24, 2011
Reply by Brigitte

Tight Control?

Last night around 9:00PM I got out my Levemir pen and prepared for my biggest shot of basal for the day. Suddenly the dogs began to bark. T…

Started by Trudy

36 Jan 23, 2011
Reply by LaGuitariste

Anyone out there like me?

I have an odd story and wanted to see if there were others who have been through this.  I was diagnosed with a genetic condition called con…

Started by Andie

4 Jan 23, 2011
Reply by Andie

FDA says BG tests may be inaccurate in these cases

Did you guys see this link? The FDA says these can cause false highs and lows. I thought it was odd that they said that "Squeezing fingert…

Started by Baby Tee

14 Jan 23, 2011
Reply by Type1Gal

Flu shot? Really necessary or just a precaution?

At 12:01pm on Jan. 17, 2011, Lisey said…Thank you all for your kind words.  Still in shock that my son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes…

Started by Lisey

62 Jan 23, 2011
Reply by AngelaC




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