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Job Requirements

I was in an interview for a job at my place of employment and I was asked if my insulin pump would be a factor in being able to do the job.…

Started by Jeff Persch

1 May 16, 2008
Reply by Katie I.

can you be diabetic and still have tests come out neg?

Hi everyone...I was wondering if anyone could help me out ....first my daughter was dxd w/type 1, almost 1yr ago......but over the past yea…

Started by Tara

5 May 14, 2008
Reply by Tara

It's Better to give than to recieve. Share your Hearts with all of us.

Here's some shared thought 's of love on this day of thanks. Even thou I awake knowing I have to control my blood sugar in my heart, I'am t…

Started by Santa

5 May 9, 2008
Reply by Santa

New to the site!

Hello everyone. I am new to this site. I am 22 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes about 7 months ago. I was sick for about a…

Started by Rachel

8 May 8, 2008
Reply by Adam

How do they know which type you are?

As the title states. When diagnosed with diabetes, how do the hospital determine which type of diabetes you have? Is there a possibility th…

Started by KIMU

28 May 8, 2008
Reply by Flo

Looking for a little guidance...(this is a long one...sorry)

I'm relatively newly diagnosed (this just past August), at first they thought because of heredity it was type two, but blood work came back…

Started by Meg

14 May 4, 2008
Reply by Meg

Strange Readings

Hello folks I have a question. My glucose reading was 98 before lunch and my reading four hours after was 145. The problem is I only had on…

Started by David

5 Apr 30, 2008
Reply by Linda

New A1c/ Average Blood Glucose calculator

I was trying to use the new formula that links A1c to average blood glucose and could not find an online calculator so I wrote one myself.…

Started by Jenny

6 Apr 24, 2008
Reply by Jenny

hypoglycemia unawareness -- is it possible if you're new?

Ok, now this is probably just me getting stressed over nothing, but is it possible to have hypoglycemia unawareness if you're a new (honeym…

Started by Laura Strudwick

12 Apr 23, 2008
Reply by Denise Bevard

newby with a lot to learn

My 24 yr old son walked into a walk in clinic last Saturday with a blood sugar level of 1202 and H1C (?) at 14.2. That is not a misprint. A…

Started by pat m

15 Apr 21, 2008
Reply by elaine peterson




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