Hoping folks here can help with a question about glucogen versus glucagon, brought up by an experience today when I went to get prescriptions. Is there a significant difference between glucogen and…Continue
"Hi Rick, and thanks for posting about an issue that few will dare broach unless to defend exclusionary behavior and principles. I believe nearly everyone on TuD can speak to the unfairness and pain of the stigma diabetes carries.
Just one point of…"
"Juliez, can you link the bruising to a newer supply of needles? Is it possible that (i) the needle isn't changed often enough or (ii) the needles are not as sharp as they should be? It seems like my bruising is worse if the needle is dull.…"
"Glucagon is the name of the hormone in the needle. As far as I know, GlucaGen is a brand name (of Novo Nordisk, I think). I would think they should have the same shelf life of about a year; maybe the pharmacy had just had the kit lying on the shelf…"
Hoping folks here can help with a question about glucogen versus glucagon, brought up by an experience today when I went to get prescriptions. Is there a significant difference between glucogen and glucagon, and is it enough that one has a [much] shorter shelf life than the other?I had to replace a glucagon kit purchased in January 2011 that expired in May 2012. My endo called in a glucogen prescription Friday, which I went to pick up today. I asked the pharmacy tech if I could see the kit…See More
"Judith... thank you for sharing your experiences with us here. I enjoy reading about them immensely, and would like to message you asking for dialogue as I wander the maze of my father's recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer -- not just about…"
Hello from the Shire the Sun is shinning although there are some dark clouds about birds are chirping away in the apple tree and our cat smudge is eating her breakfast then she will clean herself and go and find a comfy place to sleep all day,I hope you are keeping well best wishes twiddlemthumbs
Hi Muragaki! I am sorry for your loss, three funerals in three months is a lot. I am trying to wreak havoc where ever I can. I have been okay. Just trying to deal with the loss of my grandmum. Keep doing damage. Live life to its fullest. Be well my friend.
Friend...Are you okay? Is there communication? I am holding you and yours close in my heart. Has anything changed in terms of offering support? Another payday next week so we can make another small donation----same place? Or have you found one more effective lately. My husband is an emergency manager and we are very aware of how Fluid these situations are!....Hope you are caring for yourself so you can stay strong.....
Thanks for your comments. We are a diverse community with diverse opinions. People should speak their mind, I like that. I don't care about being called wrong. I have been wrong. People should weigh in on matters. What is good about have a large community, is that our discussions can reveal the truth even when individual opinions differ greatly. It is the "wisdom of crowds." I never take things personally, and I always try to remind myself that someone who disagrees with something I say may turn out to be a good friend in the future.
Hi, thanks 4 the poll. I found it quite reassuring, especially as I suffer with mental health probs and feel down post of the time. I am glad I am not the only one. My mental health problems extends to an almost complete denial of my T2 diabetes. I no longer take my medication and my blood glucose is permanently in the 20s - reading taken now 22.4. I have 4 young kids with special needs: aspergers, ADHD, behavioural problems and autism!!
I took the poll and answered yes. In reality, would I do it, probably not. I am so glad there is a forum like this here.x
Hi Muragaki, thanks for add too! And she isn't from China, but her mother is! It's funny that most of the Asian people i meet while out with her automatically know she's 1/2 Chinese without seeing her mother too, but it does earn me some suspicious looks from time to time. Even had a lady grab her by the arm to try to "find her parents" when i was standing right there. Oy! I think Sky learned a few choice words that day, heh.
Thanks for the friend request. I haven't consciously dropped anyone, but one person, that I can think of... so I know you must not have been on my friend's list yet. No problem on me answering. This is a horrible situation that warps and bogs down the mind... and affects families in terribly scarring ways... And it leads people to want to make judgments and lay blame. You see it even now in the Arizona killings tragedy -- people wanting to lay blame everywhere... To everyone and anyone who might have remotely contributed... It's the nature of human beings, especially when it is something soooo poorly understood.
Above is a photo of Diabetes Hands Foundation’s own Manny Hernandez with the stars of the Diabetes Co-Stars Video, “Strength in Numbers.” In case you haven’t heard the news yet, there is a new video making it’s way through the … Continue Reading
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading