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Queer Diabetics

have you ever had to come out as a diabetic? ever had an endocrinologist get awkward when you mention you're queer? this group is for diabetics who also identify as lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans, queer, and/or questioning.
Aug 31, 2014
MichaelA replied to Elyssia 's discussion 'Frustrated once again with workout lows' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"Hi there! A good read is "Diabetic Athlete's Handbook" by Sheri Colberg-you can buy it on amazon.com. Are you able to get a CGM, like the G4 by Dexcom? That really helps! Also, how long are your workouts and how intense are they? In…"
Aug 31, 2014
MichaelA replied to Jane's discussion 'Low carb and racing' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"Hi there. I run, swim and weight lift. I'm T1 and on Tandem T:slim insulin pump. I can't even imagine 50g of carbs a day; I range about 150 and have very low body fat. I found this youtube about meal-planning and found it super…"
Jul 9, 2014
MichaelA replied to Bailey's discussion 'CGM benefits sports?' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"I had the Dexcom G4 for a year and didn't use it until the past three weeks. I swim, run and lift weights. The CGM IS GREAT to see the trend of where your BG is going and really recommend using it. It's also great for seeing what is going…"
Jul 5, 2014
Nyadach commented on MichaelA's blog post 'Contour vs Contour NEXT test strips'
"When I put my first order in for Next strips the I got the old ones also. Box is the same colour and design also but for the small Next hidden next to the Contour name. But my local pharmacy now knows so keeps them in stock for me. Contour Link Next…"
Apr 6, 2014
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Apr 6, 2014
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Apr 6, 2014
shoshana27 commented on MichaelA's blog post 'Contour vs Contour NEXT test strips'
"contour next & contour next link are 2 different meters"
Apr 5, 2014
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Apr 5, 2014
Brunetta commented on MichaelA's blog post 'Contour vs Contour NEXT test strips'
"Lois,I get my Contour next strips from my local CVS and have not had a problem getting them filled correctly.The Medtronic glucometer that came with my 530 g pump is called a Medtronic/Bayer Contour Next LINK, I am sure there are other variants of…"
Apr 5, 2014
shoshana27 commented on MichaelA's blog post 'Contour vs Contour NEXT test strips'
Apr 5, 2014
rick (aka: #blankieboy) commented on MichaelA's blog post 'Contour vs Contour NEXT test strips'
"Dear Bayer: When you develop a new test strip please make it so Meidcare will cover the darn strips. I would love to use these three meters I have here in Diacrap drawer. Just saying."
Apr 5, 2014
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"welcome to this lovely place we call family"
Apr 5, 2014
Judith in Portland commented on MichaelA's blog post 'Contour vs Contour NEXT test strips'
"LOL---sorry. I named my meter The Leech......I also get confused by these changes, though....."
Apr 4, 2014
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Apr 4, 2014
MichaelA commented on MichaelA's blog post 'Contour vs Contour NEXT test strips'
"Tell me about it! And apparently they differ by country too-so when I was on vacation in Mexico I bought Contour strips and they didn't work. Took a while to hunt around to find the ones that did! :-/"
Apr 4, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Join discussions and share experiences
Date diagnosed
April 20, 2011
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping
Tell us more about you (optional)
I was initially diagnosed four years ago as type 2 diabetic and last year was re-diagnosed as type 1. Most of this past year I treated with shots but two months ago I went onto the Animas Ping and love it!

MichaelA's Blog

Contour vs Contour NEXT test strips

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 2:20pm 11 Comments

Dear Bayer-
When you decide to develop another glucose meter with test strips, please DO NOT name it Contour. Name it something entirely different so I don't waste my day returning my Contour strips for Contour NEXT strips! Contrary to what you may think, many pharmacists don't know the difference!! :-P

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At 12:47am on April 5, 2014, shoshana27 said…

welcome to this lovely place we call family

At 8:01am on July 24, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
Here's a link to help you get to know more about us: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 5:28am on July 22, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS, the FORUMS, and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 4:15pm on July 21, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home MAImodova....
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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"College Students with Diabetes" & "Young Adults with Diabetes".
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 3:47pm on July 21, 2012, 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.




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