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Started this discussion. Last reply by MapleSugar Jun 6, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi!I think that it would be convenient for me to add a link to , or to some similar…Continue

Replying to Welcome Messages?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Manny Hernandez Aug 29, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi!I'm very new here.I thought that it would be good to answer the welcome messages which many members sent me when I signed up, but I can't figure out how to do it without answering each message…Continue


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MapleSugar commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
""The FDA warning only says that heart attack or stroke occurred in their study group at a rate of 1-2%. It does not say that anti-VEGF causes heart attack or stroke." I'm sorry, but even Genentech doesn't seem to be making that…"
Feb 9
MapleSugar commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Diabetics With Eye Problems'
"missrobbie, Just a few days ago I had to make a similar decision, although it did not concern a diabetes drug. I agree with Amanda, you will eventually have to make your own decision. Find a friend or a friend of a friend who knows how to both…"
Feb 9
MapleSugar replied to MikeMack's discussion 'Where Is TUAnalyze'
"Thanks for the reference. I was also looking for TuAnalyze, just because it helps if I see my results in graph format, and most general plotting programs are too complicated for me. Just a side note: One moral of this story is that one should NEVER…"
Jul 8, 2014
MapleSugar replied to MarinaTheBetes's discussion 'On the topic of burnout'
"Praise to the Creator, I guess I'm not there yet. I have started binging occasionally lately, but I don't think that it's a specific phenomenon that needs a name; it's just hard to be strict about any life-changing habit for a…"
Jul 7, 2014
MapleSugar replied to MarinaTheBetes's discussion 'On the topic of burnout'
"What is "burnout"? Thanks. M."
Jul 6, 2014
MapleSugar replied to SPRITE'S MOM's discussion 'Is there a software program to help with the stacking issue, tracking IOB? Reminders?' in the group Needle Diabetics
"Hi! What does "stacking insulin" mean? Thanks.M."
Jul 17, 2013
MapleSugar commented on JDavid's group 'Needle Diabetics'
"Hi! About how long should it take for me to get my Hemoglobin A1c results? Thanks.M."
Jul 17, 2013
MapleSugar replied to Kyle M's discussion 'Burning upon injection???' in the group Needle Diabetics
"Hi! One of the pieces of VERY useful advice I got here when I myself was new at pig-sticking was that the Lantus (and other insulins) is more likely to sting if the needle, and especially the insulin, is not at body temperature. Even warm room…"
Jul 2, 2013
MapleSugar replied to ckurpiewski's discussion 'Go straight to insulin?'
""Lantus/ Levemir are supposed to be much less peaky which, in turn, makes it easier to figure stuff out, without random events clobbering you all the time." HI! I've been using Lantus+NovoRapid in pens for about a year or two or three…"
May 20, 2013
MapleSugar replied to ckurpiewski's discussion 'Go straight to insulin?'
"Hi! My situation isn't exactly like yours - I'm male, among other things - but I think that I could usefully add my opinion. First of all, taking my realistic fears of long-term serious glycemic damage into account, I would not want to…"
May 7, 2013
Baby Tee replied to MapleSugar's discussion 'Two questions' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"1. PDR = Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (typically info is given for Proliferative Retinopathy, but when it is blamed on diabetes, then they add the D. Twinchick did a great job discussing it already. (I remember when PDR was Physicians Desk…"
Apr 30, 2013
twinchick replied to MapleSugar's discussion 'Two questions' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"ope this helps. nancy What are the stages of diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy has four stages: Mild Nonproliferative Retinopathy. At this earliest stage, microaneurysms occur. They are small areas of balloon-like swelling in the…"
Apr 27, 2013
David (dns) replied to MapleSugar's discussion 'Two questions' in the group Diabetics With Eye Problems
"I'll let someone else answer #1, but the answer to #2 is emphatically YES."
Apr 23, 2013
MapleSugar added a discussion to the group Diabetics With Eye Problems

Two questions

Hi!I was diagnosed with Type 2 about two years ago, I guess, and I've had one diabetes-focused ophthalmic examination since then. She found no retinopathy, "senile cataracts" at a stage which I understood that I was supposed to ignore for the moment, and some kind of asymmetry in (or between) the optic nerves which I also decided to ignore for the nonce.My questions are:1. What is the PDR which everyone here discusses? The DR is easy enough, but what is the P?2. Will keeping my blood glucose…See More
Apr 23, 2013
Sandy replied to MapleSugar's discussion 'Needles Bending' in the group Needle Diabetics
"Maple sugar I had the same issue when I first started. After awhile I realized I was very slightly moving the needle. I now go straight in and out. It could be a flick of your wrist to make the needle stay straight. Just practise makes perfect."
Feb 24, 2013
MapleSugar replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Any advise for teen sad about his D?'
"This isn't quite advice, but a remark on my limited experience with young people (early twenties) with type I. I met the first two long before I was diagnosed, and the third before I was on insulin. 1. A pretty, cheerful young lady who gave the…"
Feb 1, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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Mainly information, but also moral support from more experienced sufferers.
Type of treatment/devices you use

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At 4:04am on November 21, 2011, Linda G said…

Morning MapleSugar ....
Hope you were not offended by my query.....I ask this of most on their birthdays. Touching base is all. I have a bday coming up, and I too prefer to just let it scroll by ;)
Be well.....linda

At 5:33pm on November 20, 2011, Linda G said…

Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY MapleSugar.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?

At 8:38am on November 20, 2011, brokenpole said…

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

At 6:52am on November 20, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 9:05pm on September 11, 2011, Emmy said…

As a type 2 on insulin, you might be interested in joining this group:

At 7:33pm on August 28, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home MapleSugar.....
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 10:23am on August 28, 2011, catlover said…
Hi MapleSugar- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 6:35pm on August 27, 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 1:37pm on August 27, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very cring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 12:08pm on August 27, 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.



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