"I think "handicapped" is such a loaded word. (Perhaps Jen will speak to that when she logs into the thread.) Many of us, rightfully so, want to assert our independence and abilities to live a normal life (and thus not be…"
"Just to clarify when I was referring to "rights" under the ADA I was referring to things like "reasonable accommodations" that have to be provided by employers, not financial benefits.
I think all of this very much varies by…"
"I think it matters in what way you are using the term handicap. I don't consider myself a handicapped person and feel I can do anything anyone else can do. (But then, so do some people with handicaps!). However, in the U.S. Diabetes is covered…"
"I think what Christopher and I are saying, Steve, is that if you are eating fairly high amounts of carbs or even moderate amounts, lowering that intake will help with weight loss. (In addition it means less insulin needed which also helps.)"
"I think if he is sneaking food and not bolusing for it, that would drive up his blood sugar high enough and if there were no corrections, it would stay high long enough to cause ketones. I guess, that is, in effect, the same as not getting insulin."
"I've always had a hard time maintaining my weight and I am older than you and a woman, so it just gets harder. I find it works best if I keep my carbs as low as reasonable - less carbs = less insulin = less weight. I also differ from most…"
"We are all different, lh378. Some people eat 30 carbs a day, some 45 carbs a meal, which is still significantly less than the "typical American diet". We each find our own way and what works for us and while we want to share our…"
"We are indeed all different, th378. I would only use 15 carbs if my blood sugar continued dropping or wouldn't come up. I take 2 glucose tablets (8 grams) for a moderate low (50s or 60s) and 3 for anything below that (12 grams). The first…"
"I think they are better at phone than online communication in general. I have had all good experiences when I've called but when I order from the online website it sometimes gets stalled and I have to follow up with a phonecall. I would go…"
"Oh, now I understand better, that it "mimics" hypoglycemia and the solution is protein, not carbs. I've heard of fibro fog, and other conditions that have cognitive issues, like CFS which my good friend died of and HepC as well. I…"
"Kind of ironic, don't you think, that the same doctors who introduce insulin as a "threat" or "punishment" if you are not "good". (Can we say infantalizing?) are surprised when their patients are reluctant to start…"
"Thanks for sharing about this, Judith; you are right, I was completely unaware of the other sx of fibromyalgia you mention. So are you talking basically about low blood sugars if you don't eat on a regular basis? And do low carb snacks help…"
Thanks anyway.I have started a discussion about the play button not working and so far have received no replies.I was composing my own tunes for the reminders which I use all the time.I get so tired of Mary Had A Little Lamb.If you know what I mean?
Hi Zoe I was just reading some of the posts online about EZ ManagerMax.My Ezmanager max3.06 does not work my custom composer.When I hit the play button the tune doesnot play.I called Animas and they told me they would send the 3.07 version.What is the difference between the two.I just hope the 3.07 version works better.
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Zoe, My comment was not directed at you; if I didn't make that clear, please let me say it now and remove all doubt. I do have to say, however, that I think you are wasting your energy trying to reason with someone who won't be reasoned with, and who simply will not hear what you say. You're attempting to move an immovable object.
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