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Bees Detect Diabetes!

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Here is one of the oddest stories I have ever read:…Continue

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Medicare Changes in Mail Order Testing Supplies

Started this discussion. Last reply by jims Jul 29, 2013. 3 Replies

If you are a senior on Medicare, be sure to check out this article:…Continue

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Carrying Frios

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trudy Jun 17, 2013. 19 Replies

What is the best way to carry Frios? I have new unused ones, but don't know whether to put them in my purse, pocket, or some other way.Continue

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Type II Genome Study

Started Apr 26, 2012 0 Replies has a fascinating story today about how Dr. Snyder has studied his own genome, watching himself develop Type II Diabetes. I found this…Continue


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Trudy liked Melitta's blog post Latent Autoimmune Diabetes Myths: Separating Fiction from Fact (The Patient-Centered Perspective)
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LADA Diabetics

Do you have Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults? Need support in having this type of Diabetes. Do not understand much about it? Join us as we discuss, support and learn more about LADA!See More
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Trudy commented on Phishery's group 'Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group'
"I have Pernicious Anemia, which totally destroys your Hcl and enzymes. The only way that I can digest a meal is to take Hcl-enzyme pills. I would think that taking them without needing them could lead to acid reflux. As for probiotics--I have celiac…"
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meee replied to Trudy's discussion 'Bees Detect Diabetes!'
"Very interesting! I kind of creeps me out though due to having recently been swarmed by wasps but fortunately not stung at all. That would be amazing if they could detect that and cancer and other diseases in the early phases."
Trudy replied to Trudy's discussion 'Bees Detect Diabetes!'
"Hi meee. All I know is what I read in the article, but I suppose that bees' sense of smell is so strong that they can in fact smell very small amounts of acetone. That is suggested in this paragraph: "...they can smell 10 million times…"
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meee replied to Trudy's discussion 'Bees Detect Diabetes!'
"Wow... isn't it kind of late to be diagnosing though since by the time you have acetone breath you are in dka? Or is that present before that point? I would think blood sticks make more sense."
Trudy commented on edenseffort's blog post 'Fingers Crossed .. We both need this..'
"What a beautiful post. Best luck to Eden as she takes on this new responsibility."
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Trudy replied to lh378's discussion 'early satiety/bloating/stomach distention'
"Hi ih378. Sorry, I can't answer your question. Maybe your doctor will help on this; if not, maybe he could be persuaded to refer you to a gastroenterologist. Reading further in your post, maybe you need a new doctor! One who values your trying…"
Aug 14
Trudy replied to lh378's discussion 'early satiety/bloating/stomach distention'
"Well, we're all individual. I find I must avoid all gluten including avoiding cross-contamination. I must avoid soy protein. As for corn, I can handle a bit of cornstarch, but not much. Now as for lactose, it's all bound up with gluten. If…"
Aug 13
Trudy replied to lh378's discussion 'early satiety/bloating/stomach distention'
"Hi lh378. There is an inexpensive blood test for Celiac Disease, which is an autoimmune disease. The treatment for Celiac is to avoid all gluten. I have Celiac and also a sensitivity to soy and corn."
Aug 13
Trudy commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'Poppa why do you drink coffee?'
"Hi Rick. I have a decadent morning latte, which includes not only 8 oz. of strong coffee but a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream. (Carbs, I know, but that's likely to be my only dessert for the day.) Anyway, substitute chocolate ice cream,…"
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As Summer Ends...

As Summer Ends...I watched the Hummers, heard Warbling Vireos. Diabetes stays.My daily chores never change: test and shoot and count my carbs.Two young Hummingbirds search my garden for nectar. Costa Rica calls!Don't leave--wait for the hostas! Summer's end is so abrupt.See More
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How To Spot A Meth Lab

"Yep, that Lab's a Meth all right."
Aug 10
Trudy commented on Jen's blog post 'Free time, what's that?'
"Thanks, Jen, I'm pretty sure that is the medication I read about. It would really help."
Aug 9

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Gluten Free

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 9:00am 2 Comments

If you have Celiac Disease, you have probably already read that the new FDA rule goes into effect today:

I made this comment on another site:

"The AP article in my newspaper says, "The standard will ensure that companies can't label products 'gluten-free' if they are cross-contaminated from other products made in the same manufacturing facility".



My Favorite Things, Fifth Annual #DBlog Week

Posted on May 18, 2014 at 4:30am 0 Comments

As we wrap up another Diabetes DBlog Week, let’s share a few of our favorite things from the week. This can be anything from a #DBlogWeek post you loved, a fantastic new-to-you blog you found, a picture someone included in a post that spoke to you, or comment left on your blog that made you smile. Anything you liked is worth sharing!

DBlog Week is my favorite week of the year on the DOC. The participation of Tudiabetes on Poetry day this year was an added bonus. I'll be…


Mantras and More (DBlog)

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 4:30am 0 Comments

Bad Days, Brain Fog... (DBlog)

Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day. Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day. Is there something positive you tell yourself? Are there mantras that you fall back on to get you through? Is there something specific you do when your mood needs a boost? Maybe we've done that and we can help others do it too? (Thanks to Meri of Our Diabetic Life for suggesting this…


My Stuff (DBlog)

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 4:00am 5 Comments

My Stuff (DBlog)

Wildcard Day: "Write a short story personifying a diabetes tool you use on a daily basis. A meter, syringe, pump, pill, etc. Give it a personality and a name and let it speak through you. What would it be happy about, upset about, mad about? "

I am a DMB (Diabetes Messenger Bag) and my name is Stuff. I have special powers: I can mind-meld with Mom's computer, and I'm on the same wavelength as HPP (Hot Pink Paperclip), who lives on Word. He winks and…


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At 8:34am on July 26, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Trudy, I finally was delivered one Novolog vial and some syringes. I got your package and will use the tips on the pens that I have left. Thank goodness I have a reserve. I am so stressed out by this new health care. I didn't think anyone could be that disorganized or make that many serious mistakes. I am still here though and I am thankful for that. It is all that matters.
I am heading down to the pool for some R & R. It was cloudy but now the sky has cleared up and the weather is perfect for swimming. I feel like fall is in the air a little because our weather cooled off.
My garden is really going nuts. Some tomatoes were ripe, a whole bowl of cherries. It was delicious. My parsley grew back after someone chowed down on it. I went out and found just stems. Chris spent this morning cutting the grass and weeding and watering.
How is your weekend going? I hope that everyone at your house is doing well. Pet the puppies. Ellen

At 4:24pm on July 21, 2014, Kathy said…

Hey Trudy. I watched part of the Lincoln Center concert today and it was fabulous. Will do the rest tomorrow. I had forgotten how much I liked Dar Williams....

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At 5:44pm on July 14, 2014, GinaY said…

Trudy, you give me strength.
Love you, Gina




From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

Diabetes Among Hispanics: We’re not all the same

US Hispanics are often portrayed in the press as a single, monolithic group. But anyone who has spent any time in San Francisco’s Mission District or the Bronx can tell you, we’re not all the same. Now we’re finding out Read on! →

Diabetes entre los hispanos: no somos todos iguales

Traducido por Mila Ferrer.    A menudo los Hispanos en Estados Unidos son retratados en la prensa como un solo grupo, monolítico. Pero cualquiera que haya pasado algún tiempo en el  Mission District de San Francisco o el Bronx se Read on! →

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