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Diabetes and liver failure.

Hey there Everyone,   So I was diagnosed type 1 diabetic in late July. and about a month after that, I started getting really bad pains in…

Started by Johnny Crouton

4 Oct 5, 2010
Reply by Leo2

New York Historical Society- Insulin exhibit

Here is a great article and also has a great photo of some old (1923) insulin at exhibit.

Started by MikeyType1

4 Oct 4, 2010
Reply by MikeyType1

Somebody Gets It!

I don't know if this has every happened to you, but if it or something like it has, I'd like to hear about it.   I was hanging out with my…

Started by Terry Keelan

13 Oct 4, 2010
Reply by Elizabeth

Quick-Set Woes...

Has this happened to anyone else?I was doing a change tonight of both my reservoir and my infusion set.  I use 3mL reservoirs and Quick-Set…

Started by Kari

1 Oct 4, 2010
Reply by Anna

Third receiver in 10 months

I started using Dexcom in January and I have had three receivers die since!! Has anyone else had to have receivers replaced? I am very conc…

Started by Jana

0 Oct 4, 2010

having a screaming "I WANT CARBS!!!" moment... what to do???

so... when I'm having a screaming "I WANT CARBS" moment... What do I do? do something/anything to take my mind off it drink water work o…

Started by Tim

24 Oct 4, 2010
Reply by onesaint

I dont have medical insurance as of today........

i thought i had 6 more months to keep my medical card after turning 19.. apparently not! so with that said i thought i had plenty of time t…

Started by Mari&Denny

9 Oct 4, 2010
Reply by Cathy Jacobson

my message for 'd' today

Started by Tim

6 Oct 4, 2010
Reply by Gerri

Potassium Levels

Okay so about 2 months after diagnosis (March) I was diagnosed with low potassium and put on supplements for 2 months. I came off of the po…

Started by LiL MaMa

8 Oct 4, 2010
Reply by LiL MaMa

What did you learn recently

The whole DB thing is about doing, managing, learning, controlling.  So much.  What did you learn today?

Started by Michael Hutch

7 Oct 4, 2010
Reply by KimKat




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