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The impact a prolonged period of high blood sugar has

I was proud of myself after keeping my blood sugar in really tight control for the past couple of months. But then something happened. This…

Started by Ashley Boyd in Type 1 Diabetes Forum

4 Aug 12, 2009
Reply by MichelleStu

Asking for carb menu - no, I'm not on a diet

Okay, my rant for the day! There are times I absolutely hate asking for carb menus. Last night I got that "oh, darling, you don't have to w…

Started by Candice Carr in Insulin Pump Users Forum

7 Aug 12, 2009
Reply by Candice Carr

US State Laws regarding Diabetes Coverage Providing Diabetes Health Coverage: State Laws & Programs A policymaker and consumer…

Started by MelissaBL in Diabetes News Forum

5 Aug 12, 2009
Reply by MelissaBL

Surgery and diabetes

I tore my rotator cuff when I fell the other day and I'm looking at having to have surgery to correct it. I meet with my surgeon tomorrow m…

Started by Elizabeth in Type 1 Diabetes Forum

5 Aug 12, 2009
Reply by Kristin

hockey puck pump thing under the skin from the early days of pumping..

A few weeks ago someone posted a link to a newscast from the 70's or 80's. I cannot find it.. but I wanted to show it to a friend.. Help!

Started by Wendy M in Insulin Pump Users Forum

4 Aug 12, 2009
Reply by MelissaM

Holy Schnikees!!!! Some GOOD T1 news!!

Serious Complication Rate in Type 1 Diabetes Is Lower Than Reported Historically Just to be clear, I don't think this means we can start…

Started by Scott in Type 1 Diabetes Forum

15 Aug 12, 2009
Reply by Lorraine

To refrigerate or NOT to refrigerate?

I was told by the nurse at my PCP's office to keep my Lantus pens and Hummalog pens refrigerated at all times; however, the package inserts…

Started by Kristy in Type 1 Diabetes Forum

46 Aug 12, 2009
Reply by Stuart

And yet another thing I am confused about......

This has been my first week counting carbs. After a horrific start, I think I get it, we'll find out at my "test" tomorrow....I have to tak…

Started by Cathy Jacobson in Type 2 Diabetes Forum

18 Aug 12, 2009
Reply by Gerri

Bolus and Basal

I have looked for this information but maybe I need to look for it in better ways because I'm sure it's there somewhere on the forums or el…

Started by John Smith in Insulin Pump Users Forum

5 Aug 12, 2009
Reply by Alessandro

Does your MD differentiate between T1.5 and LADA?

I was reading a handbook (I work in a medical library) and it stated outright that LADA is autoimmune, only, and 1.5 is autoimmune with ins…

Started by Linda Fox in LADA (Type 1.5) Diabetes Forum

34 Aug 12, 2009
Reply by Linda Fox




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