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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 replied to Nik's discussion 'Blood Donations'
"I was told I could never donate blood and so I never have. I was told that about 25 years ago. Maybe the rules have changed since then."
Sep 7
Cinderfella replied to audge's discussion 'Trying out a better way of eating'
"After 20 years of trying to eat spaghetti and failing hopelessly, I finally decided to give up carbs. That was about six years ago. It has made a huge difference in my life. I truly think I'd be dead now if I didn't do it"
Sep 7
Cinderfella replied to jeanettephx's discussion 'Diabetic retinopathy laser surgery'
"I do not get headaches after lasering The pain stops as soon as the laser stops. It's an extremely stressful situation though. Maybe your headaches are stress related. Randy, you say you were almost completely blind for one year. Are things…"
Sep 2
Cinderfella replied to jnick303's discussion 'Just started Humalog and...'
"I would say too many carbs to begin with. If I ate a meal like that, I'd be kicking myself in the rear for it for two days. The burger on a bun is bad enough. Skip the fries. You don't need them. See a nutritionist to learn how to eat.…"
Aug 30
Cinderfella replied to Richard's discussion 'Diabetic Wife and Pregnancy'
"Your story sounds a little like mine. Twenty-four years ago, I was pregnant with a boy who ended up being stillborn at about 36 weeks. I never got any definitive answer as to why he was lost. I got pregnant again within four months with a girl.…"
Aug 30
Cinderfella commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"Thank you ladies for coming forward with your stories. I had a whole lengthy response typed up several hours ago to this post but it seems to be lost in cyber space. Maybe it will show up, maybe it won't. Anyway, I'm sorry we all have to…"
Aug 27
Cinderfella commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"My central vision is actually pretty good except that I have developed cataracts from all the work I have had done. I have had focal lasering too for some macular edema that has been sufficiently treated. My doctor says my left eye is fairly stable…"
Aug 27
Cinderfella commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"Thank you Dr Wong. Feel free to add your 2 cents any time. I would be open to any other thoughts you have on this situation. Thank you."
Aug 27
Cinderfella commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"Hi Lisa C. My doctor treats all retina situations not just diabetic retinopathy. He is hailed as the best in my area. I don't lnow if there is anyone who solely takes care of diabetic patients around here. I know my doctor has kept a lot of…"
Aug 27
Cinderfella replied to Elizabeth's discussion 'Those who have had laser for PDR' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"Does anyone know how Elizabeth made out?"
Aug 26
Cinderfella commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"More eye bleeds tonight. I am so sick of this. I have had vitrectomies in both eyes, multiple rounds of lasering, dozens of eye injections. Still the bleeds keep coming. I feel like I'm the only person that this is happening to at such an out…"
Aug 26
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Cinderfella
"Cinderfella, Happy Birthday!! I hope your day and coming year are overflowing with happiness and goodwill."
Aug 20
Cinderfella commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"I have had double vision before, especially after having blood in my eye. If you weren't able to see well out of your clouded eye, then you might be experiencing double vision because your eye becomes lazy while it was not able to see. Your…"
Aug 15
Vikki liked Cinderfella's discussion What to expect during vitrectomy recovery
Aug 11
Cinderfella replied to sdkate's discussion 'Fasting readings, when and how soon?'
"An adrenalin situation such as a dog fight will spike your blood sugar no matter what time of day it is. As for the fasting readings, I do mine before I even get out of bed. I keep all my stuff at my bedside during the overnight. So before I put one…"
Aug 10
Cinderfella replied to John11's discussion 'Confused'
"I want to also add that in both our cases (yours and mine) it was the flu that triggered it. Our own immune systems attacked the insulin producing beta cells. Once they're gone, they're gone."
Aug 8

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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!
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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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