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Do test strips go bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BadShoe Apr 30. 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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Latest Activity

Cinderfella commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"I am so frustrated tonight. Still dealing with on-going eye bleeds in my right eye, even after having a vitrectomy and lasering back in November. The doctor says I need even more lasering. I will not have ANY peripheral vision left in either eye…"
6 hours ago
Cinderfella replied to rick the "Blogabetic"'s discussion 'Favorite 4th foods to Bolus for?'
"Hey Zoe, I don't really eat like that either. Would love to be able to but can't. At the holiday party I went to today, I had a tiny bit of pasta salad on a huge bed of lettuce, four dry shrimp and two pieces of cheese. It was tasty and…"
Jul 4
Cinderfella replied to rick the "Blogabetic"'s discussion 'Favorite 4th foods to Bolus for?'
"Baked beans, country-style ribs, cole slaw, corn on the cob, cream cheese cherry pie, YUM!! To process a meal like that I'd probably have to double my short and long term dose and then check BS every hour and correct as needed for eight hours.…"
Jul 4
Cinderfella replied to Amanda211's discussion 'No Carb Count Available!'
"I think it's perfectly within reason to call ahead and see if you can speak to the chef. Explain your situation and see if he can come up with some items that you can eat. Ask for the sauces ad dressings to be served on the side. Or you can…"
Jun 7
Cinderfella replied to Ree's discussion 'Work and Diabetes'
"Spock offers up good information too."
Jun 3
Cinderfella replied to michele0130's discussion 'Blindness and pain' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"I'd get a second opinion on the detached retina before I did anything like that. I only know one person with a glass eye. He lost his eye in some kind of accident and not to diabetes. He functions quite well with it. I knew him for a while…"
May 14
BadShoe replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'Do test strips go bad?'
"I understand that once opened they can oxidize, which is the chemistry the rely on. Not sure how that impact unopened strips. Here sia bit on how they work: The blood mixes with and hydrates the dry reagent, producing an enzymatic reaction that…"
Apr 30
Cinderfella replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'Do test strips go bad?'
"Ok. Thanks. I'll check them against a box I know is fresh."
Apr 30
BadShoe replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'Do test strips go bad?'
"Yeah what Tim said."
Apr 30
Tim replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'Do test strips go bad?'
"Yes they can go bad. Storage in high temperatures or humid conditions can make it worse. If you doubt your strips or meter, compare with known good strips or meter (possibly different brands). "Control solution" is also out there but…"
Apr 30
Cinderfella posted a discussion

Do test strips go bad?

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 used these I have gotten some pretty wide ranges of BS readings that don't seem right. Just curious if anyone else has seen this happen. I use the One Touch strips and meter.See More
Apr 30
Cinderfella replied to Marypat's discussion 'Does the medical team at your local ER know how to care for Type 1 patients?'
"Any time I have ever gone to the hospital, for any reason (emergency or planned visit), I have informed the staff immediately upon arrival that I will manage my own blood sugar. It's never been a problem. I usually ask for a couple of pieces…"
Apr 14
Cinderfella replied to Marie B's discussion 'Get Well Seagator - Reed has Broken his Hip'
"I broke my hip a year and a half ago after falling in the parking lot of my work. It was a long recovery but I managed to get through it. You will too. Best of luck with your recovery."
Apr 12
Cinderfella replied to bac3996's discussion 'Humana Medicare'
"This may be of no help at all., But im going to throw it out anyway. I can easily take 8 injections a day. My basic regime is 6 shots a day of both long and short acting insulins. If I have to correct a couple of times, there's the 8. I reuse…"
Mar 19
Cinderfella replied to Nicole's discussion 'what does 'real bad' mean?!'
"I've a T2 tell me that they had diabetes too but not as bad as me. It's hard when you have a life you are trying to live and people are saying dumb things like that."
Mar 13
Cinderfella replied to CatTutt's discussion 'Is anyone looking for a buddy?'
"You will find lots of buddies here. Feel free to post your questions. You will get many answers and lots of encouragement. We all help each other."
Mar 11

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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 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.

At 1:36pm on January 22, 2013, Linda G said…

You are a featured member!!! BRAVA Cinderfella!!

At 9:21am on August 20, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Cinderfella...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!

At 6:12am on August 20, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Cinderfella. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!




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