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Latest Activity

jbowler replied to Linny's discussion 'Making my own decisions' in the group OmniPod Users
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Jim replied to dino's discussion 'Word Association Game'
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Judith in Portland replied to CatLady06's discussion 'My cats have helped me through this' in the group Pets and People
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Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by Jim 26 minutes ago. 26005 Replies

Very simple, just post ONE WORD that is somehow associated with the previous word. Easy right?(Diabetes related words welcome but not necessary!!)OK...first word: sugarContinue

I started on Afrezza last night . . .

Started by mikep in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by phoenixbound 1 hour ago. 893 Replies

and I'm here to share my experience with it as, from what I've been told, I'm one of the early users of it. I will do my best to document as much data as possible - good and bad. There will be trial and error and lots of experiments. Happy to answer…Continue

Tags: $MNKD, treatment, mannkind, afrezza

Group content we're taking with us to the new site

Started by Emily Coles in TuDiabetes News. Last reply by Judith in Portland 4 hours ago. 23 Replies

These are the groups whose content is coming with us to the new TuDiabetes site, and will appear in appropriate forum categories.  They were chosen for a variety of reasons, including size of membership, how active they are, and how unique and/or…Continue

Tags: Diabetes Hands Foundation, group, WordPress, Discourse, TuDiabetes

Here's one for the memory hole

Started by Terry in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

39-hour span, 2-hour gapI haven't used any Afrezza…Continue

Tags: Insulin Pump, Dexcom G4, CGM, Post-Afrezza

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Oh, Blood Thinner, I Am Happy To Say Goodbye

Posted by Tamra on April 16, 2015 at 9:00pm 10 Comments

*The following is my own personal experience and story. I do not claim professional knowledge of any drug listed below. For professional, scientific, and medical information, please seek out the companies that make the drugs, and/or your…


The Overlooked Treatment for Diabetes

Posted by Tamra on April 14, 2015 at 3:39pm 9 Comments

One big thing I have encountered over and over this past year since I have made a huge effort to get in touch with the diabetes community is the fact that although there are tons of medical treatments, diet suggestions, exercise routines,…


Least Favorite Site

Posted by FaithKathryn on April 13, 2015 at 6:16pm 3 Comments

I have my pancreas on the back of my hip currently and I HATE it. Gosh.

It doesn't bother me when I sleep which is good, but dang I can't sit in a freaking chair comfortably! I've snagged it more on clothing than I do when…


victoza is the best glp 1 . It is better than byetta and the once a week one

Posted by Joel Steinberg on April 12, 2015 at 9:32am 2 Comments

This is the conclusion from the study. My personal experience confirms this. liraglutue is Victoza

The phase III studies that have compared GLP-1 RA agents head-to-head have…


One Month of CGMing

Posted by Tamra on April 11, 2015 at 10:43pm 7 Comments

It has been over one month now that I have been using a CGM (continuous glucose monitor). I am forever grateful for this technology; it is a most useful tool.

In one month I have made note of several pros and only one con.…


Yet Another Diagnosis

Posted by Tamra on April 7, 2015 at 4:40pm 0 Comments

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). I have suspected that I have it ever since I learned about it on a television show. This was back in 2007 or so. A woman was discussing her symptoms and how doctor's couldn't figure out what was wrong with her.…



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