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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'
"Another question..... Can insulin or any other diabetic medication influence hair coloring?.... I went in to the beauty salon to have my hair colored light brown blondish. I don't look like the picture any more. When she was washing the…"
Nov 9
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"Help Help!! Last night I work (2nd shift)I had severe leg cramps. I was walking and suddenly my big toe on my right foot just constricted into a bent position. I fell down and could not get the muscle to relax for 15 mins. I pulled on the toe but…"
Oct 31
Christalyn posted a status
"Lets start promoting November as Diabetes Awareness Month! #dsma #diabetes #Type2"
Oct 23
zebragrl and Christalyn are now friends
Oct 15
Christalyn commented on amy mercer's group 'Diabetes and Women'
"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…"
Jul 13
Christalyn commented on Christalyn's group 'Power to the People- Black Diabetics'
"Hello People! As people of African American descent we have our own set of issues when it comes to dealing with diabetes. Let your voice and your experience inspire people that are working through the same struggle as you!!!"
Jul 13
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"I read on another blog that a person said they didn't have "real" diabetes but had strong insulin resistance. Some how I think this is bad information. How can you have one without the other and it not be diabetes? They said their…"
Jun 11
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May 21
Linda G left a comment for Christalyn
"Aww Christalyn....I'm so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing and of your pain. I'm horrid how such a sad event will sometimes pit family members against one another. Did your mom have a lawyer or executor to handle the will? If…"
May 20
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"I have talked about my mother several times on this site... my mother passed away this past Saturday... I can't say that I am terribly said about her passing. I am more anger about the treatment I have received from my sister and some family…"
May 20
Christalyn commented on Natalie ._c-'s group 'Type 2'
"Does anybody remember an article (or 2) about the pancreas of a TYPE 2 is functioning at 50% or less at the time of diagnosis? I remember reading this some where. I had a person tell me that most Type 2's are more insulin resistant as oppose to…"
May 13
Paula replied to Christalyn's discussion 'Social Media and the Type 2 experience' in the group Type 2
"1) how has social media affected you? It has been a little helpful. I get to vent! 2) how do you use social media in respect to your diabetes (ie, support, information, meet friend, chat, etc) The private chat is very helpful to make me feel that I…"
May 12
Paula liked Christalyn's discussion Social Media and the Type 2 experience
May 12
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

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What are you going to do for awareness in November?

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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 6:27am on May 21, 2014, wendy said…
At 2:27pm on May 20, 2014, Linda G said…

Aww Christalyn....I'm so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing and of your pain. I'm horrid how such a sad event will sometimes pit family members against one another. Did your mom have a lawyer or executor to handle the will? If it's on paper and signed by your mom, it isn't contestable. I'm keeping you in prayer sweetie....this magnitude of stress is something no one should be asked to endure, especially not at this time.
Baskets of hugs and blessings dear Christalyn....linda ♥

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




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