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Itching/Peeling Hands and Diabetes

Started this discussion. Last reply by MyBustedPancreas Nov 24, 2012. 7 Replies

Every winter since I have been diagnosed with type 1, my hands would get rough, the palms start to peel completly, and would occasionally get red splotchy raised welts on them that itch like crazy.…Continue

Diabetes Supplies at Work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Sep 12, 2012. 29 Replies

I work at a school, and I have always kept extra supplies in my desk drawer. This included an extra meter, glucose tabs, and humalog and lantus as well as a bag of syringes and glucagon. THis summer…Continue

Surgery and Type 1...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stress Aug 9, 2012. 16 Replies

I'm undergoing surgery for the first time within a week, and am wondering what people have done for surgeries before? I have an insulin pump and sensor, and would like to stay connected to both. Do I…Continue

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Mar 4
Sarah Truex replied to ebeauchea's discussion 'Multiwave bolus for coffee?'
"A endo just explained this to me! Coffee is a stimulant down to the cellular level, causing spikes even if drank black. She started me on two units every cup I drink and it had worked wonders. Hope it helps!"
Mar 4
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Tandem T:Slim Users

New insulin pump from Tandem, the T:Slim touch screen insulin pump. Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for…See More
Aug 8, 2013
Kat1997 replied to Sarah Truex's discussion 'DAD Discrimination' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"I wish Mn would do something about dog abusers. we have a neighbor that has a service dog that has had to be retrained 3 times cause of her husband abusing him. nothing ever happens, he belongs in prison for animal cruelty."
Dec 20, 2012
Sarah Truex replied to cassidy smith's discussion 'Please help me out! it takes 2 seconds! im a type 1, doing a homework assignment that involves statistics.'
"Type 1: 17 years, A1C 6.7"
Nov 24, 2012
Sarah Truex replied to denise102206's discussion 'Corrections'
"correct with the meal, check an hour, 2, then thre after the meal again. Start doing that after a few meals and see if you can find a pattern with where you spike post meal, and adujst your bolusing acordingly - be it longer before eating, or…"
Nov 24, 2012
Kathy replied to Sarah Truex's discussion 'Itching/Peeling Hands and Diabetes'
"I agree with using socks and/or gloves at night after you apply the lotion."
Nov 24, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Sarah Truex's discussion 'Itching/Peeling Hands and Diabetes'
"Those of use blessed with D also have much higher rates of Psoriasis. It might be worth skipping the regular MD and seeing a dermatologist. That being said, normally, people have trouble with dry hands, peeling skin and other irritations in the…"
Nov 24, 2012
JohnG replied to Sarah Truex's discussion 'Itching/Peeling Hands and Diabetes'
"Yep sounds familiar....nope your not alone...;-) I have a world class collection of creams, and lotions that I have purchased in hopes of a cure for dry skin. Hands dry up in the winter, feet dry up in the summer. I know it's OCD.. but some…"
Nov 24, 2012
garidan replied to Sarah Truex's discussion 'Itching/Peeling Hands and Diabetes'
"Did you checked your blood test about vitamins and magnesium ? Diabetes is related to vitamin D deficiences, and i think it causes skin problems too. Check , you could try anyway to simple get vitamin D integrators, it doesn't hurt."
Nov 23, 2012
nel replied to Sarah Truex's discussion 'Itching/Peeling Hands and Diabetes'
"I believe dry skin goes hand in hand ( so to speak ) with diabetes ...my heels need stuff too ; I use unscented cold cream with 20 % Urea . The product I purchase at the Pharmacy is made by Urist Cosmetics Inc , Richmond , BC, Canada ...( my…"
Nov 23, 2012
acidrock23 replied to Sarah Truex's discussion 'Itching/Peeling Hands and Diabetes'
"I had quite a few years of diabetes without this but have noticed some dry spots recently that are hard to get rid of. I've been using Aquaphor, the stuff the tattoo guys recommended, and that seems to help."
Nov 23, 2012
Sarah Truex posted a discussion

Itching/Peeling Hands and Diabetes

Every winter since I have been diagnosed with type 1, my hands would get rough, the palms start to peel completly, and would occasionally get red splotchy raised welts on them that itch like crazy. No MDs that I have seen have given any insight. Am I the only one with this? Is it related to the diabetes?See More
Nov 23, 2012
PaulaO replied to Sarah Truex's discussion 'DAD Discrimination' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"Do a Google search on the SD laws in your state. Many states have additional laws that provide even more rights and actually help. Like, some states have laws that add punishment if someone harms a service dog."
Nov 13, 2012
Sarah Truex replied to Sarah Truex's discussion 'DAD Discrimination' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"I'm in Vermont."
Nov 13, 2012
PaulaO replied to Sarah Truex's discussion 'DAD Discrimination' in the group Diabetes Alert Dogs
"And another. And I realized later that I got the state wrong. Why did I think Myrtle Beach was in Florida? Duh. http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/03/restaurant_employee_who_denied.html What state do you live in, by the way?"
Nov 12, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
December 27, 1994
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.9
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Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Tandem T:Slim

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A wonderful caring site. WELCOME!!!

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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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