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Don commented on JoeW's blog post 'Glucose Tabs on Food Stamps'
"I buy bags of smarties at Target."
Aug 22, 2013
Mom of a Winner commented on JoeW's blog post 'Glucose Tabs on Food Stamps'
"Imagine that. Not bad idea for people who may need to get it that way."
Aug 21, 2013
Gerri commented on JoeW's blog post 'Glucose Tabs on Food Stamps'
"Cheaper alternatives to over priced glucose tabs that are also smaller & easier to carry with you. Lifesavers, Smarties,, jelly beans, Skittles."
Aug 20, 2013
JoeW posted a blog post

Glucose Tabs on Food Stamps

It turns out that in at Walmart in Massachusetts, glucose tabs qualify as food items paid for by the EBT food stamp program. Walmart charges about $3.98 vs $5.30 at CVS for 50.See More
Aug 20, 2013
Jag1 commented on JoeW's blog post 'Spazzing on the Gold Star'
"AFAIK, these are called seizures - involuntary muscle movements from low BG. Some people, I think, pass out before seizing, others seize first. Good you had what you needed to treat it. I think we all learn the hard way to make sure we ALWAYS carry…"
Jan 25, 2013
Linda G commented on JoeW's blog post 'Spazzing on the Gold Star'
"Oh man Joe....totally freaky! I've had LOW lows (27 the lowest)...and have had severe cramps in legs, that nearly caused me to pass out...but they were attributed to low potassium!! Life....always keeps you hopping!!"
Jan 25, 2013
JoeW commented on JoeW's blog post 'Spazzing on the Gold Star'
"And, Linda, yes, the spasms are a symptom I get when BG gets *really* low, like 40-45. I had diabetes about 30 years and never experienced it. But when the doctors started urging stricter control and changing to newer faster insulins, I started…"
Jan 25, 2013
JoeW commented on JoeW's blog post 'Spazzing on the Gold Star'
"I forgot to also thank brokenpole and Donna H about the birthday. Cary, great to hear that someone's in the same general area. In fact, when I worked in Southborough and Marlborough, I drove through Northborough to get there. I'm sure…"
Jan 25, 2013
Linda G commented on JoeW's blog post 'Spazzing on the Gold Star'
"Joe....first of all, thank you very much for your kind comment :) 2) I have been there with a super low. Was driving at the time...and darn it, I was fine when I got IN the car! This one time, had the car in park, and my head on the steering wheel.…"
Jan 25, 2013
CaryJ commented on JoeW's blog post 'Spazzing on the Gold Star'
"Hi Joe, My son and I are very familiar with Gold Star Blvd. He had a fender bender there a few years ago, and he still hates to drive in that area. How heartless that nobody stopped to help you. I have stopped for a couple of people in Worcester…"
Jan 25, 2013
JoeW posted a blog post

Spazzing on the Gold Star

Hello all and thanks to Linda G for the birthday wishes. I haven't checked in for a while, even though I get the occasional email from tudiabetes. I've been OK, but today had an experience. I was out on the bus, went to a grocery store, and before I checked out, thought I should get some cookies as I felt a low BG coming on. I munched a few cookies and then wanted to cross the busy Gold Star Blvd in Worcester. I saw lots of gaps in traffic I could have darted through, but the low BG had me…See More
Jan 24, 2013
Linda G left a comment for JoeW
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! (You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK) Have a GREAT "ME" DAY…"
Jan 3, 2013
Linda G left a comment for JoeW
"Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Joe.... Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Jan 3, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for JoeW
"Happy Birthday, JoeW!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Jan 3, 2012
Donna H left a comment for JoeW
"Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community."
Dec 4, 2011
Doris D left a comment for JoeW
"WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers…"
Dec 4, 2011

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Glucose Tabs on Food Stamps

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 8:44pm 3 Comments

It turns out that in at Walmart in Massachusetts, glucose tabs qualify as food items paid for by the EBT food stamp program. Walmart charges about $3.98 vs $5.30 at CVS for 50.

Spazzing on the Gold Star

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 5:37pm 7 Comments

Hello all and thanks to Linda G for the birthday wishes. I haven't checked in for a while, even though I get the occasional email from tudiabetes.

I've been OK, but today had an experience. I was out on the bus, went to a grocery store, and before I checked out, thought I should get some cookies as I felt a low BG coming on. I munched a few cookies and then wanted to cross the busy Gold Star Blvd in Worcester. I saw lots of gaps in traffic I could have darted through, but the low BG had…

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At 10:42am on January 3, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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!
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At 6:32am on January 3, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Joe....
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 6:30am on January 3, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:53am on January 3, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, JoeW!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 7:03pm on December 4, 2011, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 1:42pm on December 4, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 6:53pm on December 3, 2011, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 1:11pm on December 3, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home Joe....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 12:13pm on December 3, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!

At 11:43am on December 3, 2011, Marie B said…

hello Joe, welcome to the community! here's a page with lots of info about us

http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

let me know if you have any questions.

 
 
 

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