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Diabetic Teen Mistaken for Drunk

Started Oct 13, 2013 0 Replies

This was in the local news in my area today: STOCKTON, CA - A Stockton mother claims school officials mistook her daughter's diabetic emergency as a symptom of drug and alcohol abuse.Lincoln High…Continue

More misinformation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Baby Tee Aug 30, 2013. 3 Replies

The online version of my local paper had an article today titled: "To avoid Type 2 diabetes, choose whole fruit over fruit juice."The article referenced Harvard researchers, claiming they said that…Continue

No confidence in medical care

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nell Jun 3, 2013. 2 Replies

I am 66, a T2, with medical care at Kaiser. As I have written here before, when I was first diagnosed there 6 years ago, I had an infected toe. They cut it off. My first A1c was 9.1. Three months…Continue

Walgreens True2Go

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cosumne Jan Sep 7, 2012. 8 Replies

I'm going on vacation soon and when I saw Walgreen's little True2Go meter I thought, that looks like it would be easy to take along. So I bought one, along with 100 strips. The meter is very small…Continue


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Cosumne Jan replied to Dee's discussion 'Difficulty with protein?'
"I'm lucky to live about 35 miles from a small, custom meat processor that sells packaged products. One thing they make is beef jerky. They don't use sugar to flavor it, it's very low carb, and is about $19 a pound. You might check for…"
15 hours ago
Cosumne Jan replied to Thurkman's discussion 'Where to start? Simple Menu?'
"Whenever I need to get a grip and start over, I go the extreme. I don't eat anything at all for the first day, but I do test my blood sugar maybe 5 times to see what's going on. For the next week I'll add one or two things a day, but…"
15 hours ago
Cosumne Jan replied to jesikabeth's discussion 'Carb Question and Losing Weight?'
"Never more than 20 carbs a day. It's hard to do that, not because I crave carbs, but because there are hidden carbs in lots of things. Some people don't count the carbs in lettuce, for example. If you're diabetic, you can't just…"
Cosumne Jan replied to jesikabeth's discussion 'How am I GAINING weight?'
"I had the same problem. My blood sugar had been fairly stable for 7 yrs of T2, I did not stray from my 1500 calorie diet (less than 50 carbs a day). But I started gaining weight. I did the gym for a year and that put on more pounds (not muscle). By…"
Cosumne Jan replied to Deborah's discussion 'blood work BEFORE the check-up'
"That sounds like a weird plan. If the doctor didn't want to know ahead of time, I would. What are you going to talk about? The weather?"
Cosumne Jan replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion 'Dairy Milk, Soy Milk or Almond Milk ?'
"A custard with unsweetened Almond/Coconut milk is quite nice."
Jun 27
Cosumne Jan replied to Lilli D's discussion 'What is normal BG while sleeping?'
"Why did the term "Muggles" cross my mind just then?"
Jun 10
Cosumne Jan replied to MarinaTheBetes's discussion 'diabetes and emotional trauma'
"Even though I've had some serious problems with my feet and legs over the past 7 years, I don't see my Type 2 diabetes as having a negative influence on my life. I dug in and read everything I could find, have experimented with diet…"
Jun 10
Cosumne Jan replied to Kathleen's discussion 'LCHF help!'
"I just took my A1C down from 5.6 to 5.1 with less than 20g carb per day for 45 days.I haven't had milk for 7 years, I get a quart of nonsweetened almond milk once in a while, it's only about 2g of carb per cup, so that isn't much if…"
Jun 2
Cosumne Jan replied to Jen's discussion 'Curious ...'
"I have really severe neuropathy (even though my A1Cs have been below 5.6 for more than 7 years). I was in a wheelchair for a while. I can sorta shuffle around these days, but it's not the kind of walking you do for exercise, and my feet have…"
Jun 1
Cosumne Jan replied to Jen's discussion 'Curious ...'
"I was doing this, except I also do very low carb (less than 30g/day). But my weight and blood sugar kept creeping up, even on a careful 1200 calories a day. That sucks. So, for 45 days I did <500 calories and <20g carb a day. I wanted to see…"
May 29
Cosumne Jan replied to Gabriella's discussion 'What are your bad diabetic habits?'
"The worst diabetic habit I've picked up is not being diplomatic (or just keeping my mouth shut) when I see another T2 heading down what I consider to be the wrong path."
May 27
Cosumne Jan replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Are you awesome at counting carbs?'
"I eat less than 30g of carb a day. I am great at counting small amounts, but there's nothing in the foods shown that I would even think to eat."
May 7
Cosumne Jan replied to Misty's discussion 'Question about Type 1 vs Type 2'
"This is very interesting. Even on a very low carb diet for the past 7 years, I started to experience higher blood sugar. My morning readings were scarcely ever below 100, and during the day they stayed between 110 and 140. In an effort to pinpoint…"
Apr 25
Cosumne Jan replied to David (dns)'s discussion 'Not A Big, Earth-shaking Question, But I'm Curious What Others Do'
"Oh yeah, alcohol swabs. They gave me some 7 years ago when I was diagnosed. I used some the first month or so (I only do finger pricks) and then put them away somewhere. I guess I should see if I can find them."
Apr 24
Cosumne Jan replied to Debbie Anderson's discussion 'Struggling with losing weight and my type 2.'
"Well, that's interesting. I've never heard of that before. It totally goes against my personal experience, but I guess One Size Does NOT Fit All with this disease."
Apr 18

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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Date diagnosed
February 1, 2007
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.6, 1-10-2014
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Diet and Exercise

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At 1:36pm on March 20, 2014, 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 5:28am on March 20, 2014, Marie B said…

Jan, Happy Birthday! Glad you're here with us. hope you have a really nice day today.

At 1:12am on March 20, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Cosumne Jan, 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 5:46pm on September 5, 2013, Linda G said…

You are a FEATURED MEMBER!!! BRAVA Cosumne Jan!!

At 5:54pm on September 2, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Cosumne Jan congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 1:37pm on March 20, 2013, Linda G said…

Isn't that funny how the pic. of the girl and the birds worked out to the best!! You should post photos of your hatch-lings :)
be well,

At 7:06am on March 20, 2013, Linda G said…

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 9:25am on August 31, 2012, Linda G said…

You're a featured member!!! BRAVO!!

At 9:45am on March 20, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Jan...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 5:15am on March 20, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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




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