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Depressed on Thanksgiving

Do you ever feel depressed on Thanksgiving? This year is my first diabetic thanksgiving and I'm not feeling entirely enthusiastic about wat…

Started by NyJonesy26/Ken

15 Nov 28, 2009
Reply by rainbowgoddess

Help! Ketones!

I woke up at 300 and since I am née to this pumping thing and trying to follow all the rules I was given I checked for ketones which I woul…

Started by Emily

16 Nov 27, 2009
Reply by Dave    _

Severe Leg Cramps

I recently had an episode of SEVERE leg cramps (full legs) that ended me in the ER. Cramps are not new to me, but this was way over the top…

Started by Clairene Hinrichs

21 Nov 27, 2009
Reply by Billy Williamson

This moved me.


Started by etta amy

11 Nov 27, 2009
Reply by etta amy

bad reaction at 3am.

Walked into the kitchen at 3am. My reading was 42. Did remember eating a blueberry muffin and couple of swallows of eggnog from the carton.…

Started by Sidney Partridge smile

8 Nov 26, 2009
Reply by Leo2

What is your funny story?

Last month I sat down with a group of people at a restuarant for lunch. When the food arrived I was intensly staring at the food tapping my…

Started by DARGIRL

8 Nov 26, 2009
Reply by Sam Ebert


Lois is back in the hospital, with MRSA infection in one foot and the other is infected as well. She is awaiting a second opinion on the po…

Started by Robyn

268 Nov 26, 2009
Reply by David B.

Looking for cool pictures

I'm doing a display at a health fare and I would like to find some neat pictures of diabetes that i can put on display. If anyone has any o…

Started by Billy Williamson

7 Nov 26, 2009
Reply by Carrie J

Can anybody recommend a good shoe or sneaker to wear?

I have been looking for a good shoe and or sneaker to wear that make my feet comfortable. I was wondering if anybody out there might have a…

Started by Bruce

10 Nov 26, 2009
Reply by Bruce

Diabetes game.

I don't know if there is even one out there, but I was just playing a game on facebook and it got me thinking. What if there was a game gea…

Started by MelissaM

10 Nov 25, 2009
Reply by Rudy Barroso




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