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self regulated BS after pregnancy

type 2, what happens after getting pregnant that the body returns back to normal, BS and BP returned to normal levels

Started by dj

1 Feb 12, 2012
Reply by Emmy

Yeast Infections

Hi all, I know us diabetics are prone to yeast infections but I seem to be getting them every month right before my period and it's really…

Started by Amanda

12 Feb 12, 2012
Reply by Emmy

Dating with diabetes

I was just recently diagnosed with type 1 in Jan and at the time I was in a relationship and he was great about everything. Since then we h…

Started by Nikki K

12 Feb 8, 2012
Reply by Nyxks

birth control pills and blood sugar

I'm 49 and T2. After 4 years on a continous low-dose pill, I went off the pill recently. Within a day, my average bg readings decreased by…

Started by Deborah

4 Feb 3, 2012
Reply by Ginger Vieira

diagnosed as an adult (20 years and up...)

For those of you who were diagnosed as an adult, what was your biggest frustration? did you feel like you had to relearn the basics of eati…

Started by amy mercer

33 Jan 26, 2012
Reply by amy


I wanted to start a forum for us who love chocolate. I love relating to people, and I love chocolate. Maybe I can combine these two things.…

Started by Valerie

1 Jan 4, 2012
Reply by naz

Keeping it all together

Hi ladies! Looking for some best practices from seasoned do you keep it all together? BS logs to send to the dr, food (do y…

Started by Tosh05

9 Dec 22, 2011
Reply by naz

Wedding Bells

What did you do to prepare for The Big Day? How did you disguise your pump? Or, if like me you do MDI, did you carry a syringe and bottle o…

Started by amy mercer

14 Dec 4, 2011
Reply by Heather

Crazy blood sugar fluctuations during period?

How do you deal with crazy blood sugar fluctuations before/during your period? During my period, my blood sugar always fluctuates like craz…

Started by Sarah

1 Nov 7, 2011
Reply by latvianchick

Mood swings

I have a lot of different health conditions so its hard for me to work out what is connected to what. Quite a few years ago now I develope…

Started by taniaaust1

4 Nov 7, 2011
Reply by Sam I am




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