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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.

Members: 1231
Latest Activity: Mar 22

Diabetes Forum

Ectopic pregnancy

Started by Stephanie. Last reply by BSP Mar 17. 2 Replies

Menopause and Dong Quai

Started by Christine Feb 2. 0 Replies

high blood sugars and the first trimester

Started by Stephanie. Last reply by Diabetes to Go Jan 20. 9 Replies

Insulin and periods

Started by Adele. Last reply by Tavia V. Dec 23, 2014. 4 Replies

Night time menopause highs

Started by Christine. Last reply by Chris Nov 2, 2014. 8 Replies


Started by Stephanie. Last reply by Linda G Oct 30, 2014. 4 Replies

Wait gain but better a1c

Started by Hummingbird. Last reply by Hummingbird Oct 29, 2014. 2 Replies

Wait gain but better a1c

Started by Hummingbird Oct 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Ovarian Cyst Removal and T1D

Started by Errie. Last reply by Carolyn A. Oct 18, 2014. 1 Reply

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

Started by Gayle Kodimer Mckenna. Last reply by Stephanie Sep 15, 2014. 28 Replies

I don't know what to do anymore....

Started by Elizabeth. Last reply by Robyn Aug 8, 2014. 10 Replies

Type 1 diabetes and IBS

Started by Lynn. Last reply by janetiscute Jul 20, 2014. 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, 2014. 33 Replies

Basal rates before period

Started by Melissa M.. Last reply by t1musicmommy Jul 12, 2014. 15 Replies

Side effects from steroid shots

Started by t1diabetic24 Mar 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Tubal ligation

Started by Sagwabetes. Last reply by SugarFreeE Jan 30, 2014. 4 Replies

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Comment by dawn on January 21, 2015 at 1:11pm

Comment by Chaya on January 21, 2015 at 11:46am

I am 6 months pregnant and most likely a type 2 diabetic, have been for 20 years. I take 2 types of Insulin, and Metformin. I have still not gotten my numbers controlled, and find it frustrating to be still struggling with my blood sugars this far into the pregnancy. I am an older mom too, Im 38, first child! It is exciting and scary, multiplied by the diabetes. I am hoping there are people out there who have advice,stories of their pregnancies, and support. Thanks

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 ?


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Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


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Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

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Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


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