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All Discussions Tagged 'diabetes' (657)

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What's scarier: low blood sugar or high blood sugar?

When I say "low blood sugar" I mean a severe hypo, like below 60 mg/dl (and in my case, 40 mg/dl and even 30 mg/dl!). And when I say "high…

Started by Alicia

28 42 minutes ago
Reply by krisa

What's a good diet to lose 10 pounds fast?

So...my friend who was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes says her doctor thinks she could stand to lose 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms); he…

Started by Alicia

3 Apr 11
Reply by Arshag

When do you tell your date you have diabetes?

When I first met my current boyfriend (wow, I say "current" like there's ever going to be another one!), I didn't think he needed to know I…

Started by Alicia

13 Apr 9
Reply by Dave

Is it rude to test your blood sugar in public?

I never had to test my blood sugar as frequently as now (I get lows quite often these days). There was a time I was so predictable, I didn'…

Started by Alicia

35 Apr 9
Reply by Alicia

Best / safest headache medicine for diabetics?

I don't get headaches often, but when I do, they can hang on for several days. I get them right around my period and used to take regular s…

Started by Alicia

4 Apr 9
Reply by Sportster

How did being diagnosed with diabetes make you feel?

I was diagnosed when I was very young, so I didn't really understand about things like complications and premature death; I was worried I w…

Started by Alicia

17 Apr 9
Reply by Carro

What do you eat when your blood sugar is low?

I've been eating those God-awful chalky (but life-saving!) glucose tablets for years now, and they do a good job, but I'm getting sick of t…

Started by Alicia

5 Apr 8
Reply by xring

How do you get rid of scar tissue?

After many years of giving myself multiple daily injections, my body is beginning to look like a big scar! My skin isn't as soft and supple…

Started by Alicia

2 Apr 8
Reply by Alicia

What do you do about hypoglycemia unawareness?

I know I don't have hypoglycemia unawareness, so it hasn't come to that (yet). But, I'm a little nervous. I've had type 1 diabetes for many…

Started by Alicia

12 Apr 7
Reply by phoenixbound

What does nerve damage feel like?

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a kid and would sometimes lie to my parents about what I ate at school or at friends' homes. (I kno…

Started by Alicia

23 Apr 7
Reply by Alicia




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