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glucose strip recycling?

Started this discussion. Last reply by M Dec 1, 2012. 1 Reply

eating pattern impact?

Started this discussion. Last reply by acidrock23 Mar 12, 2011. 2 Replies

which is worse - or better?

Started this discussion. Last reply by LiL MaMa Feb 27, 2011. 3 Replies


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M replied to Peter's discussion 'glucose strip recycling?'
" "test strip recycling model borders on being a black market. He buys strips for pennies on the dollar from people who don’t need them, and…"
Dec 1, 2012
Peter posted a discussion

glucose strip recycling?

I'm suddenly seeing ads for glucose test strip recycling. Has anyone tried it and what was your experience? Any concerns about scams or anything? What is in them that makes it profitable anyway? Thanks all.peterSee More
Dec 1, 2012
Peter replied to Bobbie1000's discussion 'Just getting started' in the group Cycling Diabetics
"Take a look at the Electra Townie. Great, sturdy confort bike for roads."
May 31, 2012
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Oct 1, 2011
Peter replied to AngelaC's discussion 'France, Germany Pull Actos'
"My new endo brought this up, saying she thought it was not a big worry, but that there is a new study going on now, and that if I want to get off it some alternatives are Januvia, Onglyza or Tradjenta. She even wrote them down for me. I'm off…"
Sep 30, 2011
Peter replied to Asma's discussion 'What's your favourite glucose meter, why?'
"I am looking too. I liked my Freestyle lite but my pharmacy made me change to OneTouch Ultra 2. I have not been able to get a cable for it at all. I'm concerned about my future health coverage - for awhile i was out of pocket for strips - so…"
May 4, 2011
Peter replied to Jake's discussion 'Found at my local Target. Up and Up BG meter powered by Wavesense' in the group WaveSense Users
"Just found this today. they are $8. or so and the strips are about 32-35 cents each (50 ct is cheaper per ea?). I am thinking of replacing the onetouch ultra when i exhaust the strips i have, for that price."
May 2, 2011
Peter joined Manny Hernandez's group

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For users of WaveSense Keynote, Presto and Jazz glucose meters.
May 2, 2011
Peter replied to Emily F's discussion 'DKA... how much do you know?'
"This is the first useful info I've been able to find. I've felt like crap the last 3 days, achy, nauseous, very tired and hard to concentrate and my BG is elevated but not high like the article. the symptoms seem spot on though and only a…"
Apr 28, 2011
Peter replied to Trev's discussion 'What is your forbidden food Item?'
"Jasmine Rice Pizza Mexican food French Bread are the worst, and i miss the most. I don't have much of a sweet tooth. the way I work them in is by having them en route to strenuous exercise. best surprise - Popcorn doesn't seem to spike me…"
Mar 30, 2011
acidrock23 replied to Peter's discussion 'eating pattern impact?'
"I haven't obseved that veggies will cut off a spike. I think it's hard to evaluate things like this very precisely b/c there are so many variables? Are you more or less fitfit than ride#1, was the ride different (faster,slower, hillier),…"
Mar 12, 2011
laurenc873 replied to Peter's discussion 'eating pattern impact?'
"Did you go high a few hours later after you were at 80? One time, I ate fries while snowboarding thinking they would get burned off but then I went high about 5 hours later. Fries= lots of fat, which = a delayed spike! If I am exercising, I usually…"
Mar 12, 2011
Peter posted a discussion

eating pattern impact?

Further testing is needed but maybe some of you have done it.Last night on our way to have a bike ride we stopped and had a burger and fries. on the way there, I had a salad and a knudsen's veggie juice. Pick-Quick is a local place using good quality foods and fresh-cut potatoes, etc, but I still expected a spike. so after 1/2 hr of getting to the trail and 25 minutes of biking the test was in the 90's. I had a snack, and after another half hour of biking back I was in the 80's.My question is…See More
Mar 12, 2011
Peter replied to Larry K.'s discussion 'Eating'
"when I go "off-plan" it's for savory foods. The ones I miss the most are french bread, pasta and rice. So now I work them in by having them just before strenuous exercise because if not, I will be doing strenuous exercise after i test…"
Mar 12, 2011
Peter joined srfitzger's group

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Mar 5, 2011
LiL MaMa replied to Peter's discussion 'which is worse - or better?'
"I am very new to insulin, only about 4 weeks in and I too have noticed that if I go to bed under 120 then I just stay level all night long but if I go to bed over 130 I will drop about 20 points overnight...very weird.."
Feb 27, 2011

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At 9:32am on February 15, 2009, Michelle said…
Hi Peter, I saw your post to the forum about your dr appt experience and see we live in the same state. I'm up in Seattle and was diagnosed in late January. On your profile, you don't state an A1C number. Did they not run that test? It has to be run in a laboratory, at least from my newby knowledge. But it gives a number that tells a lot about the state of your diabetes. Again, I'm a BIG newby, but gettign that number will help.

I too want to learn more about my pancreas and have just asked my doc to run the peptide and GAD antibody tests so we have that info. I think knowing as much as we can, about what our, as I like to think about it, where our baseline is, at this moment, then I feel fueled to act in the ways I can, to influence my outcome, such as being strict with my eating habits, creating a diet I can follow and getting MORE exercise.

Let us know what happens next and I hope you have a more positive experience with the next medical professional.

At 11:44pm on February 13, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Welcome to tudiabetes, Peter. Here you will find alot going on as I have for over a year now lots of friends and support. Good to have you here. Patti
At 12:38pm on February 9, 2009, Jeffrey said…
Peter, here is giving you a warm and friendly welcome to This is a very neat site/blog that we all use to help and support each other. I hope to see you and your participation often. Please feel free to join any of our Groups and Forums. If I can be of any assistance please feel free to ask. Again, welcome aboard!!
At 1:11am on February 9, 2009, Holger Schmeken said…
Willkommen to TuDiabetes, Peter!
At 6:23pm on February 7, 2009, Marie B said…
hey, Peter, we do have a Geeks group here that I think is pretty active. I'm an old systems analyst myself here from the Cobol and Fortran days. I've found amazing people here.
At 12:15pm on February 7, 2009, Cynthia F. said…
welcome to TuDiabetes!



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