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Bees Detect Diabetes!

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Aug 18. 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 commented on Deborah brown's blog post 'who is you hero?'
"My hero is my husband, who saved my life so many times when I was trying to control diabetes, and instead had life-threatening lows. Those really low hypos rarely happen now--I've managed to learn something over the years! My son and daughter…"
11 hours ago
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"Hi Trudy, Our leaves are not changing yet. It is still hot, so like summer. Once in a while we get a cool day. I like the change in light though. It is very pretty now coming through the window at sunset, just a little different. I am sorry to hear…"
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"Hi Ellen. Thanks for the pretty graphics of the Hummer, the pumpkin & golden flower. I hope things are going well for you and the furkids. We're having fall color, the Sassafras trees are beautiful, but the Oaks are still green. I've…"
19 hours ago
Trudy replied to Hanna T's discussion 'Type 1 Diagnosed Later In Life'
"Hi Hanna. I had a lot of symptoms that I blamed on my RA medications, liking passing out every day at about 3:00 PM. Finally, at 63 years old, I was diagnosed with Type 2. Soon I was taking insulin, since oral meds. just made me sick. Years later my…"
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Trudy replied to Tiki's discussion 'Double Dose'
"Good news indeed! Thanks for alerting us, John."
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Trudy commented on rick the "Blogabetic"'s blog post 'McGregor Park'
""I was reminded that woods in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois are truly fantastic. ... and I felt right at home both on the prairie and in the woods." Rick, I think we're living parallel lives! Here in Northwest Ohio, I live near…"
Trudy replied to karen's discussion 'Changes of color and light and making the best of it all.'
"Hi Karen, as Christopher said, this is a beautiful post. Our yard is colorful as fall progresses and our Oak trees turn; right now the Sassafras trees are lovely. We have so much shade with our trees that all we can grow is a few herbs--chives,…"
Trudy commented on Judith in Portland's blog post 'Weepy Old Women'
"Thanks for writing this blog, Judith; I'm sure it wasn't easy. At almost 84 y.o., I try not to dwell on my reasons for grief, but the loss of family, friends and pets, are all at the top of my list. Also, as you discussed, the regret for…"
Trudy commented on jpulizzi's blog post 'Eating in moderation... Does this work for anyone?'
"Well, I think I actually eat in moderation. Granted, I don't bring home food with gluten in them--that means a lot of good stuff that I don't bring home (I have Celiac.) Baked stuff that is gluten-free is expensive--very expensive--not…"
Trudy replied to Tiki's discussion 'Double Dose'
"Marie, I don't think Timesulin is available in the U.S. I'd love to have one for each of my two pens."
Trudy replied to Judith in Portland's discussion 'Meet Doufus, the Newest Diabetic in the House.....' in the group Pets and People
"Hi Judith. I'm so sorry that Doufus' health has failed. Never forget that both you and Doufus were so very lucky to have him live with you."
Sep 23
Trudy commented on IrishDancer's blog post 'Does anyone have a service dog?'
"I commented here earlier, but it seems to have disappeared. I suggested looking at this group for useful info:"
Sep 22
Trudy commented on Travis Grubbs's group 'Pets and People'
"I'm so sorry, Doris. The old ones are so darn sweet. Best wishes to you and yours."
Sep 15
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Trudy replied to Kate's discussion 'Can Antibodies tests be initially negative and months/years later be positive for LADA?'
"I go to my local Health Food store for my probiotic capsules, which they keep refrigerated. Once purchased, they need to continue to be refrigerated. While they are relatively expensive, they are worth it to me. The capsule I use is by Nature's…"
Sep 12
Trudy replied to artwoman's discussion 'Ads for Diabetes products and meds'
"Hi artwoman, please go ahead and express your frustrations here on TuD. I'm always happy and relieved to find that I'm not the only one similarly annoyed."
Sep 10
Trudy commented on Jen's blog post 'A1c'
"I've made this recipe, or something close to it: There is a also a tapioca bread by Against the Grain, available at Whole Foods (already baked!), that is similar. However, there are an…"
Sep 10
Trudy commented on Jen's blog post 'A1c'
"Hi Jen. I googled "gluten free bread recipes" and got some possibilities--maybe. Anyway, googling might help you find something, if in fact you haven't already tried."
Sep 10

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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 2:50pm on October 1, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Trudy, Our leaves are not changing yet. It is still hot, so like summer. Once in a while we get a cool day. I like the change in light though. It is very pretty now coming through the window at sunset, just a little different.
I am sorry to hear about your leg. Does it hurt? I hope by the time you read this the swelling is gone. I have had swelling before and it is worrisome. The animals are good. They are very healthy, these two. Zen is constantly checking on me and tickling me with her whiskers. She is so cute. Ammi comes up now and then and when his tail gets near the bed Zen watches it go by, they are so funny together. She goes downstairs in the morning and sits on the back of the chair and hisses if necessary. They are so funny, especially Zen.

At 2:37pm on September 30, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 10:33am on September 7, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Trudy, It is good to hear from you. I am so thrilled with my blood glucose. I have been taking my readings a lot even at night and after eating and they are really in range for the first time since I had all those hospitalizations when they were constantly in the 300 range. They took so many different blood tests and all of them came out well. I have the celiac one in a few days and I don't think that I have it because I don't have diarrhea at all.
I have been sleeping a lot from the morphine and don't eat that much, mostly Glucerna and soft food. I am holding my weight though. I am much better than I was.
I think it makes sense for you to enjoy your food and work around your conditions. I guess that you are all healed up from your fall. How is the poison ivy? I guess that in the colder months it is not a problem. I have not been walking much. I hope you have a lovely autumn season. It has cooled off hear and we are looking forward to the changing leaves.

At 2:30pm on September 5, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Trudy. I hope that you had a nice Labor Day weekend. I have been sick for a while but am now taking some medication that is helping with my gall bladder and my pain. I went to the endocrinologist today and found out that a ton of blood tests that they took all were normal and that my A1C went down a whole point in one month. Once I got the gall bladder problems under control I have been offered to try the pump. I am looking forward to that. After a rocky start with the insulin mix everything is going fine with the new endocrinologist at the VA. They are taking one more blood test for Celiac disease. Can you tell me what your symptoms before you were diagnosed. I know fatigue and muscle pain was mentioned.
How are the puppies doing. I hope the health problems have calmed down since the last time we talked. Has it cooled off for you yet. Here it is hot and holding. Take care. Thanks for coming to my page. Ellen

At 4:55pm on September 2, 2014, Bambi said…

Looking forward to our friendship. Animal soul mates. Have a great evening.




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