Diabetes and Women

A group for women living with diabetes who want to share stories and ask questions about women's health issues: pregnancy, infertility, menustration etc.etc.

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Insulin and periods

Started by Adele. Last reply by Adele on Monday. 3 Replies

Night time menopause highs

Started by Christine. Last reply by Chris Nov 2. 8 Replies


Started by Stephanie. Last reply by Linda G Oct 30. 4 Replies

Wait gain but better a1c

Started by Hummingbird. Last reply by Hummingbird Oct 29. 2 Replies

Wait gain but better a1c

Started by Hummingbird Oct 29. 0 Replies

Ovarian Cyst Removal and T1D

Started by Errie. Last reply by Carolyn A. Oct 18. 1 Reply

FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!

Started by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna. Last reply by Stephanie Sep 15. 28 Replies

Type 1 diabetes and IBS

Started by Lynn. Last reply by janetiscute Jul 20. 8 Replies

Higher sugars or insulin resistance the week before your cycle?

Started by Sharon (Sneetch by the Beach). Last reply by Robyn Jul 18. 33 Replies

Basal rates before period

Started by Melissa M.. Last reply by t1musicmommy Jul 12. 15 Replies

Side effects from steroid shots

Started by t1diabetic24 Mar 11. 0 Replies

Tubal ligation

Started by Sagwabetes. Last reply by SugarFreeE Jan 30. 4 Replies

Type 1 and the mini pill?

Started by Sara~ Type 1. Last reply by BSP Dec 22, 2013. 3 Replies

PCOS Survey - Participants Needed!

Started by Hannah Tan. Last reply by Marie B Nov 27, 2013. 4 Replies

Unpredictable Blood Sugars and birth control pill

Started by VikkiToria. Last reply by clwitruk Oct 28, 2013. 4 Replies

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Comment by Christine on September 28, 2014 at 6:21pm
Since stretch marks are a form of scar tissue I would say avoid them if you can. It doesn't take much to interfere with insulin absorption.
Comment by Cat on September 28, 2014 at 6:00pm
Hello ladies can anybody tell me if I should stay away from my stretch marks on my lower belly for infusion sites?
Comment by Christalyn on July 13, 2014 at 10:42pm

Hello folks back again with the same issue. Evidently last year at the same time I was having this issue! YEAST INFECTION!!!!
I am having infections that come and go. I will be the first to admit my levels have been on the high side due to alot of unneeded stress and eating. I have found a source for non-prescription diflucan that I am willing to share if you email me only. I don't know what to do next....

Comment by Sammy on September 15, 2013 at 7:09pm

Hi Everyone!
I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm new to this site and I'm still finding my way around it! :)
Anyway my name is Sam, I'm 24 and from Melbourne, Australia. I've had T1D for 9 years and am on an insulin pump.
Feel free to add me! I'm excited to meet others who can understand what its like living with diabetes. :)

Comment by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna on August 27, 2013 at 10:29pm

I'm going to the conference! It's amazing! I went 2 years ago when it was held in San Diego. I highly recommend it! Here's a better link:

Comment by Melitta on August 27, 2013 at 7:07pm

Just wanted to let all you D-gals know about the upcoming San Francisco DiabetesSisters event October 4-6. The topic and speaker lineup looks amazing! Wish I could attend, but I'll be on vacation.

Comment by Marie B on August 12, 2013 at 1:52pm

Mel, the best place here to post about pregnancy is in this group

please join it, and look around the discussions there, you might find answers already posted.

Comment by Type1Mel on August 12, 2013 at 1:36pm

I am new to this site, but was wondering any type 1 Diabetics that are pregnant ?

Comment by earthling on June 30, 2013 at 12:24pm

Hi Christalyn. I too had intractable yeast, for many years. I became allergic to the topical treatments and diflucan worked, but I didn't want to keep asking for it. There is an organic extract you can get in health stores, or probably online, called "GSE" made by Nutribiotic. GSE stands for Grapefruit Seed Extract. As you can imagine, it is bitter as can be. I use the liquid form, putting about 15 drops of the stuff into each of my 2 evening beers (any juice that can hide the bitterness , or water if chugged would do. In beer you can't taste it at all.) GSE is super fungicidal and keeps my body free of excess yeast. I think it might be hard on good gut flora as well, so I also take a high potency probiotic daily. Walgreens sells one with 20 odd billion organisms per pill and that works great for me. I have used this strategy for over 20 years now successfully. Hope this is of some use to you. Yeast infections are just horrible, I know!!

Comment by Christalyn on June 26, 2013 at 11:54pm

From experience, I need diflucan! Nothing from the drug store works. I have spent the money and only found relief with diflucan. I have been eating yogurt I can't say if it helps or not. I have found a way to get the diflucan without a prescription now so I won't have to go to the doctor.


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