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which insulin to purchase

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Apr 1, 2012. 9 Replies

I am type 2and insulin dependent. I am also between insurance. I was told that insurance wont start for me till MAY!!!!! So i have to pick which insulin to purchase at full price. Icant afford both…Continue

What should we expect from clinics after a diabetes diagnosis?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Mar 13, 2012. 56 Replies

What kind of care should people expect after being diagnosed at a clinic, urgent care or emergency room?During the diabetic screening, I heard several stories where people had gone to one a medical…Continue

The Diabetologist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christalyn Feb 23, 2012. 6 Replies

Has anybody heard of the term Diabetologist? Is this an out dated term?Continue

Have you heard of EECP? Is it good for Diabetics?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Feb 16, 2012. 13 Replies

I am sponsoring a Diabetic Screening at a local mall here in LA, CA. A person contacted me about a new therapy that has helped diabetics. When I spoke to the gentleman he told me about a piece of…Continue


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Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"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."
Apr 5
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"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."
Apr 5
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"nothing else from the peanut gallery about the NBC news item?????? I will guess there isn't anymore CONFUSION."
Apr 4
Christalyn and Ila are now friends
Apr 3
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"@ 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."
Apr 3
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"Some diabetics need to learn to not be depressed and love themselves more...."
Apr 3
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"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…"
Apr 3
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"Dawnnikki98 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…"
Apr 3
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"@dawnnikki98 .... I AM NOT CONFUSED... THAT REPORT IS NOT A NEW CONCEPT. It is not amazing when you look at the theory. Eat less food or vomit then you will have less BG levels. This is what has been preached since the beginning... this practice has…"
Apr 2
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"I was so disgusted by the news report on NBC news about Type 2 diabetes. I would love to have a letter writing campaign about to NBC news. Basically they were stating that Gastric Bypass was the best option to "Reverse Diabetes." In the…"
Apr 1
Christalyn posted a status
"I was so disgusted by the NBC news report on "reversing diabetes" last night."
Apr 1
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"I just wanted to let some folks know that I will be having surgery for a semi nondiabetic aliment. I am not scared but it will be life altering in some respects. It wasn't a snap decision. I felt it was time to end my struggle with this..."
Mar 31
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"No more tingle or needles I am fine."
Mar 22
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"@Stemwinder (Gary) I am making a luke warm effort to curb my eating. I don't think I am an overeater. I do "graze" alot. I don't eat candy and cake very often. Recently I am always sleepy at any time of day. This does concern me."
Mar 22
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"No stroke I am still alive!!! I am actually having a hard time lowering my BS levels. I normally bwn 300-400. I know this is bad. This is causing me to be very sluggish and sleepy most of the time. I am thinking about asking my DR. for byetta again.…"
Mar 19
Christalyn commented on Dinesh's blog post 'Type-2: Think it's your fault?'
"Thank you for the article. It is always a good reminder how Type 2 is inherited. You have alot of Type 1 diabetes as well as non diabetics that believe all the hype when it comes to Type 2 diabetes. So thank you again."
Mar 19

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I have been thinking about asking this question for a while now. It is important that we do our share in spreading education. With…

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At 4:52pm on March 11, 2012, Brunetta said…

Yes I did say something this time!! How are you n\dooing .. I love how much you are working to educate and help the diabetic community, Christalyn. You are such a rare jewel!!

God bless,

At 4:50pm on March 11, 2012, Brunetta said…

At 3:26pm on March 11, 2012, TrueTheory said…

Hope your well today. I friend requested you so I can send you a message about the Strong On Insulin Group meeting this Thursday.

At 8:04pm on February 8, 2012, Chaplain ET said…

Sorry to have been so long to reply to your message! As for your comment about me being so dapper in my uniform, I used to say people (in the service) used to say, "Hi Colonel," to my back, and, "Hi Chaplain," to my front! Approaching me from my back they'd see my Lieutenant Colonel's silver leaves, and from the front, they'd see my chaplain's cross! I'd answer to both... Chaplain ET.

At 10:37am on January 10, 2012, Rye said…

Let me know when you have more details....I grew up in that area so its no big deal.


At 9:27am on January 9, 2012, Rye said…

Hi Christalyn,

How are things? Hope you had good holidays....Talk to you soon!


At 9:45am on December 24, 2011, Patricia said…

Happy Holidays! Hope you are enjoying the season w/ family and friends...and healthy as always!

At 11:06am on November 22, 2011, Osob said…

Hey Christalyn,
How are you dear friend?
I pray all is well with you.
Me and Nura are doing good and just wanted to check up on you.
lots of love

At 5:42pm on August 20, 2011, Osob said…
Hey Christalyn,
Hope all is well with you and the big d.
Just wanted to update u on baby news it seems like u will be an aunt
earlier then thought. lol
Doctors have informed us in 2 weeks time we will know all the details but the baby
is larger then they would like it to be. So baby gonna be greeting us sooner then we had
At 4:41pm on July 7, 2011, FightDiabetes said…
Hi How are you doing?



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