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Allergies, Med School, and Diabetes--Bad Combination!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melitta on Thursday. 2 Replies

Hi, everyone. It's been a while since I posted--mostly because I started med school in August and a lot of the time before that was spent preparing (and all the time after that has been spent…Continue

Long Car Ride

Started this discussion. Last reply by guitarnut May 16. 25 Replies

So my family and I are taking a fairly long (8-10 hour) road trip this weekend. Plans for food involve carbs, carbs, and more carbs. Meals involve even more carbs (probably ice cream), since there's…Continue

The Catch-22

Started this discussion. Last reply by guitarnut May 4. 2 Replies

It's moments like this that I really hate diabetes.I'm not sure if it's because Metformin messed up my digestive system (even though I haven't taken it since ~October), but if I don't eat solid carbs…Continue

Increased Low Awareness

Started this discussion. Last reply by guitarnut May 1. 9 Replies

I know I've been gone a really long time (school, family, lack of sleep--it all catches up eventually). I've mostly been good--the Cycloset seems to be working well, I haven't lost a single ounce,…Continue

 

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Melitta replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Allergies, Med School, and Diabetes--Bad Combination!'
"Hi Guitarnut: Well, I don't know much about allergies, but I do want to give you a HUGE CONGRATS on starting med school!!! Awesome!"
Thursday
Jen replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Allergies, Med School, and Diabetes--Bad Combination!'
"I don't have any advice except to say I hate diabetes and allergies and especially the combination of both. It complicates everything so much. I just got my A1c done and found it has risen to 7.9 because I'm finding it impossible to eat…"
Wednesday
guitarnut replied to Nik's discussion 'Blood Donations'
"I've heard that A1c does decrease from blood donation--at least for a few weeks. Apparently when your body makes tons of new red cells they dilute the population of cells that already exists and your A1c therefore appears lower. You can always…"
Wednesday
guitarnut posted a discussion

Allergies, Med School, and Diabetes--Bad Combination!

Hi, everyone. It's been a while since I posted--mostly because I started med school in August and a lot of the time before that was spent preparing (and all the time after that has been spent studying). I check in every now and then and snoop quietly (just in case you were wondering).I guess I'm posting now just to vent. My blood sugars have been not great lately, even on days when I exercise (though that's been helping somewhat). My fastings are even edging perilously close to 100 (I know, it…See More
Sep 3
Sam replied to guitarnut's discussion 'MCAT Accommodations'
"Forgot about this post-- hard to believe it was over a year ago. How'd the MCATS go?"
Jul 29
kylehappy replied to guitarnut's discussion 'MCAT Accommodations'
"Hello, I recently joined this forum to share my two cents on this matter...I'm taking the MCAT in about a week and had a similar situation, in which I missed the required 30-60 window to request accommodations, and I did not want to move my…"
Jul 29
guitarnut replied to meee's discussion 'Latex Allergy to Band Aids?'
"Though I'm not allergic to latex, I react to the adhesive in Band-Aids. I also react to rubber gloves if I wear them for too long, and surgical masks--all of this regardless of whether they're latex-free or not. (Actually, latex-free seems…"
Jun 18
guitarnut replied to Gabriella's discussion 'What are your bad diabetic habits?'
"1. Never changing my lancet (though I still insist that this isn't bad as far as bad habits go) 2. Using the same 3 fingers for testing 3. Eating carbs when they're more convenient than other foods that need to be packed and/or prepared"
May 27
guitarnut replied to Anne S's discussion 'my pump by my side....smells like...sweat. Any suggestions?'
"Sweat smells because of the bacteria that grow there. The reason why sweat, say, on your arms doesn't smell like B.O. is because bacteria tend to like warm, moist, dark places. That's what makes B.O. smell, not the sweat itself. Before you…"
May 27
guitarnut replied to Mike Campana's discussion 'Elite Fitness, Whole Foods, Low Blood Sugars and Crashes'
"What if you set up a helmet as a modified drinking hat? (Sorry, I don't know what they're called, but they have a place to put soda cans and straws attached so you can drink without touching anything.) You can fill it with watered down…"
May 27
guitarnut replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'The Dumb (And Sometimes Funny) Things People Say to Diabetics'
"I recently told a story that involved nearly making my best friend throw up from tasting my diet soda (it didn't taste diet to me and she can't handle artificial sweeteners). My audience was very quick to jump to the "Are you a…"
May 24
guitarnut replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'The Dumb (And Sometimes Funny) Things People Say to Diabetics'
"Actually, the Cycloset makes me completely dependent on coffee, since it makes me extremely tired. (Though it also makes me need to eat carbs with every dose--completely counterintuitive for a diabetic.) And honestly, if anything was going to keep…"
May 24
guitarnut replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'The Dumb (And Sometimes Funny) Things People Say to Diabetics'
"Last summer I had an argument with someone about whether dehydrated cane juice is sugar. I tried to explain that sugar comes from cane juice, and that dehydrated cane juice is therefore sugar. Her answer? "Maybe if you're a…"
May 22
guitarnut replied to Marelize's discussion 'Diabetes yes, but I am not a Diabetic!!'
"I personally don't mind the label "diabetic." For one thing, I think there's power in identification. Yes, it's a label, but I'm also female, Jewish, pre-med, and lots of other things. I don't have a problem with…"
May 22
guitarnut replied to Jennifer's discussion 'Another negative experience visiting the endroconologist'
"I don't know why I didn't suggest this--please get a new endo. There's nothing good about an endo who makes you feel bad."
May 21
guitarnut replied to Jennifer's discussion 'Another negative experience visiting the endroconologist'
"I'm very sorry your endocrinologist upset you. A lot of docs don't realize how insensitive it is to constantly remind us what being diabetic means for our bodies. Though it's true the average T1 has the same risk of heart attack as a…"
May 20

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At 4:36am on November 7, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a FEATURED MEMBER!! BRAVA Guitamut!!

At 6:31pm on November 4, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Guitarnut, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 6:52pm on August 5, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Congrats on making the Featured Members List. Please click on this VIDEO LINK. I realize that the song doesn’t quite fit but you will get the idea. .

At 5:45pm on August 5, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Guitarnut congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 9:30am on August 5, 2013, Linda G said…

Look who's a FEATURED MEMBER!!!! BRAVA GUITARNUT!

At 1:41pm on March 12, 2013, Linda G said…

CONGRATULATIONS on being a FEATURED MEMBER guitarnut!!

At 6:41pm on January 23, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Guitarnut!

At 12:19am on January 21, 2013, 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 8:13pm on January 20, 2013, jrtpup said…

Welcome to the TuD family! Stop in the chat room (bottom of the main page) some time and say hi. Glad you found us ;)

At 8:08pm on January 20, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home guitarnut!!
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,
click on "all groups". 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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"College Students with Diabetes" & "Type 2 Teens!!! (includes young adults with Type 2)"
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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