Anyone here as frustrated as I am with labels being incorrect? Like sweet and low and all those other sweetener packets say sugar free and yet they have some form of sugar in them? Diet lipton tea…Continue
Happy New Year! Yes, I know I am late. I haven't been on for a while and am hoping to become more of a regular.
My goal this year is to get back on track and become a better diabetic?
I have a few issues? questions?
First being, diabetes burnout. I am definately there. Don't want to eat because food is the enemy. Don't want to test because I'm afraid of what the meter is going to tell me. When my numbers are bad I always blame myself.
I am still…
Am I the only one concerned with the current testing "guidelines"?
This is what I'm being told.
Those on diabetes medication get one test strip per day some are only given one per week.
Those taking insulin should test 3x per day.
Yet, when you read booklets and are being "coached" by your diabetes nurse or educator and even the commercials, they are all saying to test often.
I am a type 1 on insulin for 17 years and now on the pump. I was told to test before…
can't get my meter or pump to download info onto my computer. Just noticed it's not compatible with windows 8. But I could swear I've gotten it to download before. To be honest, I've only had success downloading twice even with my older computer which I know was compatible. Anyone else having problems with this? Any advice? I'm horrible at writing down my numbers and being able to make sense of my notes when it's time for a doctor visit. I'm so frustrated.
Ok, so tomorrow I'm having the Essure procedure done.
Normally it's an office procedure, but my docs office doesn't have the facilities to do that just yet.
So... I'm going into the hopsital to have it done and will be asleep.
They know I'm a pumper and all, but I'm nervous.
Anyone on the pump and have surgery?
Also, I'm quite depressed about the American Diabetes Association and Medicare (who's guidelines my insurance has decided to…Continue