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Stomach pains or gas after taking Levemir shot?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerri Feb 20, 2012. 9 Replies

I don't know what happened today. This morning took Metformin ER @ 8. I usually don't eat with it as it says because it never bothers my stomach and surely not like this.Not long after that I did my…Continue

Confessions of a Carboholic!

Started this discussion. Last reply by ShalHillGA Jan 6, 2012. 29 Replies

I just starting counting my carbs yesterday. Phew!! It's killing me already. I did a low carb diet WAY back b4 I had any health problems.....maybe in my 20's? I did 60 carbs a day and I now have NO…Continue

I'm new here.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pam Nov 20, 2012. 28 Replies

Hi everyone. I will try to make this short which is a major feat for me!! lol I was diagnosed with Diabetes in 1991 I believe, high blood also at the same time. I think it was the job I had started…Continue


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"Hi Pam, Thanks for you comments on my post. I knew when I posted it it would hit a lot of T'2 in the face. I hoped it would make a person take a hard look at what they are doing. The most challenging part for me was the food part. I learned…"
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"Hi Gary, such a "honest" and "face it" post!! Almost every one of the points is/was me to a tee!!! I've been through all of those and am still in some. I do have some very legitimate reasons for not doing better BUT I do…"
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"Hi to everyone who responded to this post. It was made quite a long time ago. :P But I thank you just the same. Since this post I've lost my precious Hannah 2 days b4 my birthday in May. :( I do have 3 kitties again tho. I rescued Cami from…"
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STILL having muscle cramping in my back!! :(

Posted on March 11, 2012 at 10:32am 9 Comments

Hi everyone....I wasn't sure exactly where to post this so I'm just doing it as a blog post.

I have been dealing with back pain (muscle cramping) since Feb 2nd!!! Last night was bad again.

I switched myself off of Levemir to Humalog Mix which I'm sure my doctor loved, but I HAD to try something or lose my mind!! It's still the same. I even went to Urgent care and they xrayed my back and it showed some arthritis in my spine between my shoulder blades but this is NOT…


Ready to give up!! :(

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 9:43am 16 Comments

First of all I'd like to say that I very possibly got off on the wrong foot here. I am a very shy person until I get to know someone and then I tend to say things that are taken the wrong I've been told all of my life..."it's not 'what' you say but how you say if I've offended anyone here I'm very sorry. Plz forgive me. Then if I feel overwhelmed I tend to disappear which I know I've done also. I have anxiety/depression and PTSD....right now the depression is RAGING, my…



Posted on February 1, 2012 at 5:01pm 2 Comments

I called the drs. office today and talked to the lady who deals with the pre-approval's and things like that and she called my ins. co. and because I had an allergic reaction to Lantus and the Humalog Mix isn't working.....they approved for me to get my Levemir for ONE more year.....don't know why they don't just approve it for good, who knows....but at least the Levemir was HELPING me and bsl's weren't in the 2 and 300's!!!! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Thank you Jesus!!! Just popped in…


Rough time!

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 1:45pm 10 Comments

Medicare decided they weren't going to pay for my Levemir anymore and I had barely gotten started on it and was doing better. Bsl's were coming down very well as long as I behaved myself and I was/am trying very hard. Counting carbs and all. The letter said that my doctor could call Medicare and appeal their decision...but he never had anyone do it. He put me on Humalog Mix 75/25. I'm up to 45 units x 2 now and it is NOT working!! I'm hardly eating anything and certainly…


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At 7:12pm on January 31, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Hi Pam, Thanks for you comments on my post. I knew when I posted it it would hit a lot of T'2 in the face. I hoped it would make a person take a hard look at what they are doing.

The most challenging part for me was the food part. I learned that for me the most important thing was to watch the carbs and not worry about the fat so much. Counting carbs taught me what was okay for me. I was Ok as long as I could have some of the not so lean foods.

At 3:21pm on February 22, 2012, Gerri said…

So sorry about your back. Debilitating:( I soak in a hot tub with a lot of Epsom salts for hip pain. Hope you're feeling better soon!

At 7:39pm on February 16, 2012, Robyn said…

Thank you for the comments regarding my pictures...very sweet. Hope all is well. xo

At 6:34pm on January 5, 2012, angelic 1 said…

Hi Pam! Glad you are part of this growing family. Talk to you soon. Enjoy the friendships!

At 6:50pm on January 2, 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 10:03am on January 2, 2012, catlover said…

Love the new pics you added of your kitties !

At 12:52pm on January 1, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Pam- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here. I see you are a cat lover too. All cat lovers should hang together. Happy New Year !

At 9:57am on December 31, 2011, Marie B said…

hello Pam, welcome to the community! you might enjoy this group

At 8:33am on December 31, 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:

At 6:56am on December 31, 2011, brokenpole said…

Pam, do a search on this site and see if you can find a group in your area that meets close to you. Just click on the groups tab at the top of the page. There are groups for each type of diabetes and if you scroll down there are regional lists where states and areas have groups and most meet some where.

In the mean time all of us here will be honored to be your friends and help you through this. Although most of my problems are more from the sports I played as a young man and not listening to doctors advice, I am still having some effects from D.

I was on oral meds and forced the issue with my doctor to go on insulin. The oral meds would not control my BG levels. Insulin has been a God send to me. I am on lantus now but have been on many others including U500.

So vent when you need to. There will be someone here who feels like you do or has. Just remember above all else...YOU CAN DO IT!!.




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