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Do test strips go bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BadShoe Apr 30, 2014. 4 Replies

I found a couple of boxes of test strips in the back of my closet a week ago that had an expiration date back in 2013. I figured I would use them but do test strips go bad? It seems like since I have…Continue

Dizziness or Vertigo

Started Dec 16, 2013 0 Replies

Anyone else on here ever experience dizziness or vertigo, possibly balance problems or occasional feeling like you are going to faint? This has been happening to me for about ten years off and on but…Continue

How to know if insulin has gone bad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Dec 2, 2013. 8 Replies

I opened a fresh vial of Lantus last week and ever since then my fasting numbers and numbers that otherwise should have been low have been high. I feel like my background insulin hasn't been working…Continue

Today is the day....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cinderfella Nov 25, 2013. 13 Replies

I'm having a vitrectomy today. Wish me luck people.


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Cinderfella commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"Sorry for your situation. This is a brick, and I can sympathize. If your eye doc won't help you, maybe your GP can support you in a disability claim and take ALL if your diabetic complications into account. I bet when you start adding it all…"
13 hours ago
Cinderfella commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"My eye doctor would not support me in a claim if disability either. He says that he does not advocate that people give up and stop living their lives in any way. That was four years ago that I asked him. I'm still working. I have made my own…"
15 hours ago
Cinderfella replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vision Loss - Vitrectomy - Questions'
"Jen is a wealth of information."
Dec 6, 2014
Cinderfella replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vision Loss - Vitrectomy - Questions'
"Jen is a wealth of information."
Dec 6, 2014
Cinderfella replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vision Loss - Vitrectomy - Questions'
"Hi Ryan. Sorry to hear about all your problems. I have vision problems too so I know your pain. I have had tons of lasering and vitrectomies in both eyes. I currently take shots of Avastin every couple of months to keep things clear. It's no…"
Dec 6, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Tamra's discussion 'Holiday Strategy'
"Oh, I should add that I WILL be having a piece if pumpkin pie. That will be my dinner."
Nov 25, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Tamra's discussion 'Holiday Strategy'
"This year, I plan to drink a huge glass of water before I sit down to eat. I'm not much on mashed potatoes and rolls but I do like stuffing. The turkey and veggies shouldn't cause too much trouble. We eat an early dinner at my house so…"
Nov 25, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Z71Edge's discussion 'Splitting Lantus Doesage...Need Help cuz its not working?'
"I do a split dose of Lantus. I take half in the morning at 7 am and the other half at dinner time, 5 pm-ish. Then I'm on a bit of a sliding scale with my humalog at meal times. As previous poster said it sound like you are experiencing a…"
Nov 1, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Karen's discussion 'I don't like change'
"I'm on BCBS (in Massachusetts). They cover all the stuff I want with no problems at all."
Nov 1, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Dave's discussion 'Thinking of trying Humulin R... Advice?'
"I took R for many years as well. The main thing I remember about it is that you want to take it about a half hour before you eat. With Humalog, I take it just before I sit down at the table. Regular needs a longer lead time before it kicks in. A…"
Oct 29, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Bubbagaga's discussion 'Getting back into the work force'
"I have been T1 for 30 years. I have never told any of my employers about my personal medical history. Eventually, I do usually tell a close coworker if I feel like its something I want to share with them, but I don't make it a rule to tell the…"
Oct 29, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"My sympathies. I have spent the past four years living in an almost perpetual state of gray haze, in both eyes. My eyes will bleed then clear out, bleed then clear out. I have had vitrectomies in both eyes and tons of lasering. It has pretty much…"
Oct 25, 2014
Cinderfella replied to mohe0001's discussion 'How does one lobby?'
"I use Express Scripts for my prescriptions. It couldn't be easier. My Dr's office calls it in for me annually (and, yes, I ask for a little more than I actually need so I have a built-in reserve), I get a 3-month supply four times a year,…"
Oct 18, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Mike's discussion 'Energy and depression'
"I think you need a little tough love right now. You are the only person with the power to change the way things are. You have to motivate yourself to get up, get out, keep moving and keep fighting. We know you are tired. We all are. To take a walk…"
Oct 7, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Mike's discussion 'Energy and depression'
"I suffered a series of terrible falls in 2012 that left me with a broken knee, a broken hip and a broken arm. I was in bed for weeks and on crutches for months. I was not able to walk unaided for almost a year. I spent a lot of time wondering if I…"
Oct 6, 2014
Cinderfella replied to Mary's discussion 'concerts/live music and diabetes'
"I'm usually good for a couple of shows/concerts a year. I do as all the others have suggested. Just test right in your seat. Use your phone light to see if you have to. No one is going to be paying any attention to what you are doing. They will…"
Oct 3, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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to learn and get support
Date diagnosed
June 2, 1986
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At 10:55am on August 20, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
The Chat Room on our home page is open daily. Please join us :)

At 10:06am on August 20, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Cinderfella, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill.

At 5:35pm on July 30, 2014, earthling said…

Hi Cinderfella. I saw your comment about your frustration with the barbaric treatments for retinopathy. I feel the same way. And I seem to be on the same bus to, well, no place I or anyone else would want to go. I don't have much help to offer, only understanding and fellowship. It sucks beyond the telling, and as the stupid disease progresses there's not much anyone can say to make us feel better. I see your A1c is good, as is mine. Makes me feel cheated or like doctors are full of BS. I hope you have affectionate support from omeone close to you. I do and it helps. I know I will have some kind of care even if I go functionally blind. Bleah. Just sorry you have this and you are not alone is all I can say. I hope the treatment you get stops it.

At 4:35pm on November 19, 2013, Marie B said…

hey Cinderfella, just wondering how it went today, whenever you can get back to tell us, so many here have been praying for you, and just thinking good thoughts your way. hugs. I always loved your profile pic with the sewing machine, it's great. love to sew.

At 7:31am on November 4, 2013, Steve D said…

Cindy - Why "Cinderfella"? Whats the meaning? Also, Where is Belmont, MA. I grew up in Raynham, MA, know where that is?

At 1:24pm on August 20, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 10:40am on August 20, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Cinderfella Happy Birthday !!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:24am on August 20, 2013, Marie B said…

Happy Birthday Cinderfella! have a wonderful day.

At 3:13am on August 20, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cinderfella. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 12:34pm on February 28, 2013, Marie B said…

I hope you'll be able to make this event tomorrow with retina specialist Dr Wong

let me know if you have any questions.




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