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Apps to track diet, blood sugar, etc.

Started by Ila. Last reply by GRBernard 6 hours ago. 6 Replies

Have you found any apps for the iPad that will track diet, meds, efc? I want one that. An also scan bar codes. I have the Atkins app and love it for diet tracking. It scans bar codes, but of course…Continue

Too FEW carbs at a meal?

Started by Summer P. Horton. Last reply by Yvonne Mar 26. 7 Replies

I was diagnosed fairly recently and am still verrrry much just learning. I'm counting carbs per meal/snack, at least until I'm able to take a diabetes education class and see if they tell me…Continue

Lipitor and Diabetes

Started by iceberg. Last reply by Seagal Mar 24. 11 Replies

Hi there. I've just read and heard about all the possible problems with taking Lipitor. I was diagnosed with Type 2 some 4 years ago and at that time did not have any problems with cholestrol. My…Continue

Social Media and the Type 2 experience

Started by Christalyn. Last reply by David (dns) Mar 1. 18 Replies

I have been to several conference in the past weeks that were about the impact of social media. I was the only blogger that I met that was doing advocacy for a chronic disease. Met lots of mommy…Continue

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Comment by Linda G on April 5, 2014 at 7:55am

Sorry to hear about your mother.....and lets move on this page, keeping civil...ALL of us.

Comment by Christalyn on April 5, 2014 at 7:25am

I got a message last night my mother might be on her death bed. I am not sure how I feel about this. She was evil to me so I don't have the normal feeling a person should have. just not sure.

Comment by Christalyn on April 5, 2014 at 7:24am

Well tell that to Dawnnikki who was confused and misunderstood. An when will we get to read about this AMAZING life story. I am very curious.

Comment by Linda G on April 4, 2014 at 2:54pm

Were you confused Christalyn?
It'll all turn out....don't worry. One step at a time.

Comment by Christalyn on April 4, 2014 at 2:28pm

nothing else from the peanut gallery about the NBC news item?????? I will guess there isn't anymore CONFUSION.

Comment by Christalyn on April 3, 2014 at 7:57am

@ Linda G...Believe me I know this. I just got through my own depressed period starting from the holidays. I was on medications too. At some point I knew I had to see a doctor to get the help that I needed.

Comment by Linda G on April 3, 2014 at 4:06am

Ahhh....if not being depressed were that easy. It's an arduous task, getting out of's a process, and has nothing to do with not loving yourself. However, when you ARE depressed, you don't care much about yourself.

Comment by Christalyn on April 3, 2014 at 1:16am

Some diabetics need to learn to not be depressed and love themselves more....

Comment by Christalyn on April 3, 2014 at 1:14am

Wow all the wonderful information and wrote and only one person wants to focus on the insignificance of the lab band. Byetta is a weight lose drug that T2 and T1 use. So I am sure it is considered a multi functional device no matter what the original intention. Amazing.....

Comment by Christalyn on April 3, 2014 at 1:11am

I think you have misunderstood me and the news segment. Are you sure you were watching the same show. I can't see why you are answering in this manner if you actually saw the show.

Doctors have proved several years ago that if you go through some type of gut bypass surgery you will loose weight. Again I add NOTHING NEW. Actually it makes sense, gut bypass surgery is basically making you vomit all your food so little of it actually gets absorbed. In other words, don't eat you will loose weight. AGAIN NOT A NEW CONCEPT. I am not sure where the misunderstanding is. I prefer to be blunt and not flower things for folks. If you don't eat food you will not be insulin resistant because there is nothing in your gut to metabolize and start the process. Again not a new concept and commonly used in training athletes. If you take insulin as a T1 or T2 you will gain weight unless you have your diabetes under control or exercise. That is the nature of insulin. Do your research.

What is so wonderful about getting your gut cut as a first resort? Then who do you think they are going to let have this surgery first. All the folks that are depressed and morbidly obese. Where did it say in the news segment that the surgery was for people with multi health issues and T2? It didn't. They are trying to mass market it and this will become the next big thing.

Am not sure what is confusing about changing your habits and trying to do things naturally. I don't see why this could not be included as apart of the study. I wouldn't be surprised if exercise/diet control if they yielded the same result as going to gut your gut chopped up. I just see this as potential abuse. I see this as another way people will ostracize T2's as a lazy person's disease and we should all go get our guts chopped up. If you want to loose weight on insulin you need to find something that can help you monitor your amazing glucose levels. Fact is when you have high glucose levels you don't loose weight. Then to take insulin to lower them compounds the situation a little.. Amazing...

Yes share your AMAZING I may find inspiration from another T2 diabetic taking insulin such as I am.


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