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Cortisone shots

Started this discussion. Last reply by bcsurvivor2006 Nov 29, 2011. 10 Replies

Has anyone else been adversely affected by a cortisone shot? I had a shot in my spine (for large herniated disc) on Nov. 11 and my blood sugar is still out of whack. Not used to this. I'm very…Continue


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Sweet Lady replied to Alycat's discussion 'Worth it to switch?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I am so happy to hear these comments because my minimed pump expired Dec. 30, it is cracked, and I'm due for something new. The minimed rep is ordering a pump with enlite for me and honestly I'm a little afraid about the learning curve.…"
Jan 12, 2014
Sweet Lady replied to Lizzy's Mom's discussion 'When People Tell You About the "Latest Cure" For Type 1 . . .'
"I'm so impressed by your love and compassion, and not only to your daughter. The world needs more people like you. Thanks for sharing! I am inspired."
May 13, 2013
Sweet Lady commented on AngelaC's blog post 'Thankful for...'
"This is a great post, Angela! You sound like a very positive person. Is it possible for you to post the recipe for the crustless pumpkin pie? It sounds great! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!"
Nov 22, 2012
Sweet Lady liked KML's blog post Happy Thanksgiving to all my D Friends!
Nov 22, 2012
Sweet Lady liked Black Llama's blog post Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 22, 2012
Sweet Lady commented on Shayla's blog post 'Things looking up'
"I used to notice that, too, when I was a young diabetic. The majority of diabetics are T2. Old age is the great equalizer when you are diabetic. :-)"
Nov 8, 2012
Sweet Lady 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.'
"Current A1C is 5.7 and I've had Type 1 for 46 years."
Nov 1, 2012
Sweet Lady commented on Donald H. Jones's blog post 'The Evolution Of The Diabetic Industry'
"I enjoyed this story and agree with you about the medical industry. Unfortunately, when medical care is driven by economics, cures get left out of the picture. Like you, Steve R., I was diagnosed in 1966 and only later learned that my life would be…"
Sep 2, 2012
Sweet Lady replied to Unknown Diabetic's discussion 'High BG?'
"Fast food is so terrible for carb counting. Lots of fat and large-size servings. I usually get a Jr. Roast Beef which has a smaller bun. It's those wonderfully wicked curly fries that send up my glucose... I limit those to 3-4 times a year just…"
Sep 2, 2012
Sweet Lady liked Judith's discussion What Paul Ryan Thinks of Me……
Aug 18, 2012
Sweet Lady commented on Erin's blog post 'Oh all the years!'
"Congratulations on your little one! You will do just fine. Just keep believing!"
Aug 18, 2012
Sweet Lady replied to sarah's discussion 'Best tasting glucose tabs'
"I hate glucose tablets and only use them if desperate. I buy tiny boxes of raisins. They are perfect for bringing up a low, good for you, and not so tasty that you over-do."
Aug 18, 2012
Sweet Lady liked Kelsey's discussion Update.(:
Aug 11, 2012
Sweet Lady replied to otter's discussion 'Extended High BG - no explaination'
"So sorry you're having this problem. I'm sure it will pass. You're right not to over-do with insulin because that can hurt you permanently. I'd give it another day or 2 and then call your doctor if you're still having high…"
Aug 11, 2012
Sweet Lady shared The Diabetes Hero Squad's video on Facebook
Jul 28, 2012
Sweet Lady commented on The Diabetes Hero Squad's video

"Diabetes is..." A spoken word video poem

"Wow...tears in my eyes. So true! My whole life right there."
Jul 28, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Education and support
Date diagnosed
January 12, 1966
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I'm in pretty good shape after all these years!

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Success in lowering HbA1c

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 12:48pm 6 Comments

So excited to share with everyone the news! Just returned from my doctor with a HbA1c of 5.7 for the first time in years! Been working hard to get it below 6. It's usually 6.2 to 6.8. Tiny meals and snacks eaten every few hours sure did help. Limited starch and meats, sticking to veggies and fiber. Lost over 20 pounds since last September. Hello new clothes! The only bad news--increased tingling in my arms and hands. Oh well, at least it's not painful yet.

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At 7:08pm on March 1, 2012, Kathy said…

Wow sister - 1966? Yeah that's a LONG time. I'm glad you're in good shape. 1974 for me.
Thanks so much for the nice comment on my post and for sharing my joy. I'm still going well, fingers crossed.
TD is simply a wonderful place, with something for everybody. Glad you found us!

At 4:30pm on November 16, 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 7:09pm on November 15, 2011, Linda G said…

Thank you....I'm delighted to be a friend ♥

At 4:47pm on November 15, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home Sweet Lady.....
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 as well.
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 2:50pm on November 15, 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.

At 12:11pm on November 15, 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.

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