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Floaters anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jag1 Jan 13, 2014. 16 Replies

So I just got my first eye exam as a diabetic and I am happy to say I only have the beginning of cataracts and am developing nearsightedness again( I had lasix surgery 10 years ago). I was really…Continue

Do you ever just break down?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen May 30, 2013. 24 Replies

I did today. I had a low this morning before breakfast after injecting two units and having my coffee I waited too long to eat my yogurt. Idiot move but it was a crazy morning. Then had no energy for…Continue

Crossfit... Have you tried it? What does your BG do during and after?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Molly Nov 5, 2012. 6 Replies

Tried Crossfit for the first time today. I was looking forward to seeing what my numbers were going to do, but of course my CGM sensor quit 10 min into the warm up. I was 129 prior to warm up and 147…Continue

Do you drink diet soda? Coffee? Wine? How much? How does it affect your BG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Aug 4, 2012. 37 Replies

I'm finding that my BG is more unstable this summer. I've attributed it to the heat, hormones, the end of my honeymoon, wierd sleep patterns, and caffeine, etc. I have found it easier to grab a diet…Continue


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Molly replied to Kokos's discussion 'My first summer - what does heat do to you?'
"You are not alone! I am also higher in the summer and lower in the winter. I also spike after exercise in the heat but drop in the cold. It's amazing how we all differ. I'm probably dehydrated more often. Can't seem to keep up with…"
Jun 12, 2014
Molly replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'Pass the Butter - Turns out Saturated Fat is Fine!'
"This could help me. I miss cream in my coffee the most. I'll be happy to give up the rest, slight exaggeration really. But I could manage. I forgot to mention mayo as a culprit here too. I eat a lot of veggies dipped in homemade ranch and as a…"
Mar 31, 2014
Molly replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'Pass the Butter - Turns out Saturated Fat is Fine!'
"I haven't had any cheese, cream, butter, or my favorite salami for almost a week. It stinks. Thinking more about statins and researching articles about the new guidelines and also the new drugs out there that are protein based and…"
Mar 30, 2014
Molly replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'Pass the Butter - Turns out Saturated Fat is Fine!'
"I have never used margarine, ugh. I think it tastes terrible. I like butter and I was putting cream in my coffee a couple times a day too, but I just had my endo tell me that my cholesterol is high for a diabetic and my bad cholesterol is her…"
Mar 30, 2014
Molly replied to Pulli's discussion 'Diabetes as a force for good'
"It helps me stay on track with diet and exercise. I have to make it a priority so I do. I was healthy before I was diagnosed, but would easily put others needs before mine. My workout was the first to get put on the back burner. Not so anymore. My…"
Mar 9, 2014
Molly and Red-Sox-Rich are now friends
Feb 13, 2014
Molly replied to Melitta's discussion 'rapid onset Type 1 diabetes in adults'
"I too was misdiagnosed as a type 2 at age 45, previously so healthy I didn't even have a GP. I had recently lost 20 pounds over a couple of months, but had started a crazy work out program. I was tired a lot and thirsty, but thought it was from…"
Feb 12, 2014
Molly replied to Kaycee's discussion 'Insurance loss'
"Not sure where you live but you should be able to qualify for some assistance for health insurance through one of the obamacare marketplaces."
Feb 5, 2014
Molly replied to Karen's discussion 'I guess low is not that low.'
"I have a CGM and am able to see where I am trending. It allows me to sit on a 70+ that is flat. I have never had a low lower than 42 and this is what works for me. We have forums to express ourselves and what works for each of us."
Jan 16, 2014
Molly replied to Megan's discussion 'Lost, tired, confused'
"You certainly have a lot on your plate. Give yourself a pat on the back for having good control while you do. After the baby is born you will be sleep deprived and this can wreak havoc on your BG and MS issues. Get lots of sleep when you can!! Ask…"
Jan 16, 2014
Molly replied to Karen's discussion 'I guess low is not that low.'
"For me, it just depends on what time of day it is or what I plan on doing in the next few minutes, etc. If I'm about to drive somewhere, or exercise, or work in the yard, I will treat. If I'm about to read a good book on the couch or watch…"
Jan 16, 2014
Jen replied to Molly's discussion 'Floaters anyone?'
"They already can replace the vitreous fluid, but it involves major eye surgery."
Jan 12, 2014
Sam replied to Molly's discussion 'Floaters anyone?'
"How long does it generally take to settle out of your field of vision? My super annoying one has been there since summer and its still dead center"
Jan 12, 2014
Timothy replied to Molly's discussion 'Floaters anyone?'
"I started noticing floaters around 35. We bought a new house with a nice view and I noticed what I thought was a hair in front of my eye while looking at the sky. I went to my doc and I was diagnosed with floaters. The eventually settle to the…"
Jan 12, 2014
Brunetta replied to Molly's discussion 'Floaters anyone?'
"I have had very small floaters, barely noticeable, since I was in my 20's. They have not gotten worse and my opthamologist, who examines me every year, reports that I have great eyes no retinopathy nor diabetic eye disease, says not to worry…"
Jan 12, 2014
meee replied to Molly's discussion 'Floaters anyone?'
"When I was in dka, I was seeing flashing lights and then my vision went totally blurry when they put me on insulin and and my bg started to normalize. So far nothing has shown up in eye exams in the retina, although it took about 3 months for my…"
Jan 12, 2014

Profile Information

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?
more info, relate to others
Date diagnosed
December 27, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
14 12/21/2011, 5.9 in Feb? March,5.7 Feb 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, CGM
Tell us more about you (optional)
I'm an active 45 year old mother of two who was extremely surprised to become Type one just a few months ago. I am on insulin and learning about life with this disease.

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At 4:05pm on May 31, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo on being a featured member Molly ♥

At 10:34am on April 11, 2012, Josh F said…

Well, the good news is this. getting T1 so late is a blessing. Your complications won't happen until technology will have them all figured out, T1 will be cured, or you will be too old to care...or you just won't get them. Lol

;-) Morbid I know, but there is a silver lining to everything in a weird way. Thanks for the kind words btw.

At 6:06pm on February 11, 2012, Donna H said…

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

At 10:15am on February 11, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Molly- Welcome to TuD. We are glad to have you join the community. I am sure you have many questions about D. We are here to inform you and offer our support.

At 7:45pm on February 10, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Molly...Dec.'s diagnosis is still very fresh, how's it all going?
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:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 8:51am on February 9, 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.

At 8:20am on February 9, 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!!!




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