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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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"I use Levemir and Apidra pens, which I much prefer to vials. I use BD 1/2 marking syringes to remove insulin from both pens. I used to use a pump, which of course is accurate in very small doses; the 1/2 unit syringe is as close to that as I can get."
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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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