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Food Scales-What has your experience been?

Started this discussion. Last reply by still_young_at_heart Oct 1, 2012. 16 Replies

Hello!I would like to find out whether it is worth buying a food scale. Do you use one? How often do you use it?What kind do you have?What kinds of items do you use it for?I am pregnant for the first…Continue

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November 20, 2014 from 2pm to 3pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording!Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Biology from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Registered (and Licensed) Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Trainer on most makes/models of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems. She is an active member of the American…See More
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bethany replied to Roop's discussion 'Were you induced?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I was induced at 38 weeks after an ultrasound measured my son big...they were estimating somewhere around the 9lb 8oz mark. We went in on a Friday night. They used cervedil as a "ripener" (I hate that term). I was already 70% effaced prior…"
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Sharon Fung replied to Roop's discussion 'Were you induced?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I was induced at 40 weeks and ended up with a c-section. Not impressed! Early induction does run a higher risk of c-section. I'm not quick to defy drs but this is my second pregnancy only 16 months after my first delivery and my Dr won't…"
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TheQueenFIVE replied to Roop's discussion 'Were you induced?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I was induced at 37 weeks and 5 days... I was scheduled to be induced at 38 weeks but at my ultrasound a few days before, He wouldnt move... while I was on the table... alll 30 minutes of me being on the table, my little boo would not move...…"
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KCCO replied to Roop's discussion 'Were you induced?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"WHERE IS THE "LIKE" BUTTON FOR YOUR COMMENT?? I'm applauding over here. For the life of me, I can't figure out why doc's always want to induce T1's. I have had a relative and a friend who were both induced (not diabetic…"
Mar 5, 2013
Desdemona replied to Roop's discussion 'Were you induced?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Totally natural to be nervous. You will do fine! I was induced at 37 weeks since I was already 2cm dilated and the baby was gaining some hefty weight in the last two weeks. 18 hours later, an emergency C-section took place (which seems to be the…"
Feb 8, 2013
Kate replied to Roop's discussion 'Were you induced?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"the "ripening" process is either via insertion (not as bad as it sounds) overnight or orally during the day."
Feb 5, 2013
Kate replied to Roop's discussion 'Were you induced?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I was induced at 37 weeks after an amnio. Went to the hospital at 8:30 pm. They started the induction with cervadil for the first 12 hours. Got to 2 cm. They broke my water and my body kicked in immediately. I transitioned in 45 minutes and he was…"
Feb 5, 2013
Lauren replied to Roop's discussion 'Were you induced?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Nope, I was not induced. I went into labor when I was at 38 weeks 6 days, and my son was born naturally at 39 weeks. My doctors were talking induction from 38 weeks on, and they were using very scary language like "stillbirth" with me too.…"
Jan 28, 2013
Maismommy replied to Roop's discussion 'Were you induced?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Oh and I wore my pump for both births x"
Jan 28, 2013
Maismommy replied to Roop's discussion 'Were you induced?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I have been induced both times at 38 weeks. My waters broke on the day with both of them. My first I went into labour without being induced but still ended up with a section as I got stuck T 8 cm and my second I had the pessary which fell out and…"
Jan 28, 2013
Roop added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!

Were you induced?

Hey Moms & Moms-to-be, just wondering how common induction is with Diabetic moms? I'm a T1 for 19 years, it's my first pregnancy, I'm currently 33 weeks and my OB decided weeks ago that she wants to induce me at 38 weeks. She said for some reason waiting longer than that has a higher risk of stillbirth. I just learned that induction is a LONG process when starting from scratch (meaning the body not being ready naturally-water not breaking yet or cervix being ready or anything).So, I just…See More
Jan 27, 2013
Roop replied to eireowen09's discussion 'Insulin Resistance Getting Crazy?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I'm 33 weeks now & around your time my diabetes nurse encouraged me to change things in between appointments and contact her if needed. She told me that every 2-3 days I might be seeing changes and she was so right. I say, you know your…"
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Roop replied to Ashley's discussion 'Did you use you pump when in labor??' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi, I'm currently 32 weeks pregnant with my first munchkin, and just last week at my appt with my Endo/Diabetes Nurse/Nutritionist, they briefly introduced my options of staying on my pump during delivery or having the staff manage me through…"
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Roop replied to Dkinsey's discussion 'What should your A1C levels be when you are thinking of getting pregnant?' in the group Diabetes and Women
"Hi, I'm currently pregnant (32 weeks) and they say 6.5% or under."
Jan 22, 2013

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Posted on August 27, 2012 at 9:29pm 14 Comments

Reading through a few blogs and discussion threads today for essentially the first time, I have come to realize how late I am in entering the diabetes community. I have had T1 for 19 years, but have essentially been living 'alone' with diabetes for all these years. I have just wanted to fit-in and be as 'normal' as everyone around me. I have only had the goal of surviving the high & low blood sugars of each day. I am so ashamed right now that my A1C's all these years have been pretty…


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At 6:29am on August 30, 2012, shoshana27 said…


At 9:40am on August 10, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better:
At 12:37pm on August 6, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Roop - Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 12:30pm on August 6, 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 11:12am on August 6, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 9:03am on August 6, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home Roop...fellow Ontarian!
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 and take a look at the Canada Embassy page as well, by going to the headings in the aqua coloured box in the upper left hand of the home page. Click on "DHF Grassroots". Once you're in scroll down, click on "Canada embassy", and voilà! The house in the photo is where Dr. Frederick Banting lived and had his medical practice in London, Ontario, Canada...before going to the University of Toronto to work on diabetes research, and ultimately the discovery of Insulin.
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 8:12am on August 6, 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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