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Diabetes, Testing and Insulin with dyscalcula!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen Jun 1, 2011. 2 Replies

I am sure that there are others out there with the problem of dyscalucla (numerical dyslexia) and I wonder how others cope with having to write down times, dates, test results, etc, and having to…Continue

Adorn Handbags - where do you put the promotional code to get your discount?

Started Jan 25, 2011 0 Replies

I am trying to order an Adorn bag - on line, and I wonder if anyone could tell me where on the Adorn order page I should put the promotional code, Tu Diabetes?This is rather urgent as I only have a…Continue

San Francisco Diabetes Supplies

Started this discussion. Last reply by pinkyspurse Feb 14, 2011. 3 Replies

I am currently in Berkeley, San Francisco and am interested to see what supplies are available over here. Anyone near here who could tell me where the best places to go see? Many thanks in advance.

Diabetes and travel insurance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Type1 With Fun! Dec 16, 2010. 2 Replies

Sorry for so many questions but I am like a dry sponge for information having found this site.I am travelling to the USA (if my sister will still let me - she does not want me there if I suffer a…Continue

 

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Alycat replied to latvianchick's discussion 'Prejudices from non-diabetics and diabetics alike!' in the group Emotional Support
"This was posted a long time ago, but it made me think of a friend I have who used to have a diabetic girlfriend. He ALWAYS complained to me how her blood sugars were all over the place and how I seemed much better in control. Meanwhile, I have no…"
Jan 7
latvianchick replied to Dolores's discussion 'Whats the most annoying comment you've ever gotten about diabetes?'
"Me too! Went from 11 stones to 6! It took me 4 years to get back to 9 and now I am under 8 again!"
Mar 17, 2013
latvianchick replied to dino's discussion 'Are you the chosen one? ... Type 1, that is.'
"Me too! My mther and sister both get fed up with me having to test frequently and do not seem to understand, however hard I try to explain that eating the right things and with regularity is vital for good control (which I do not have, I am brittle…"
Mar 17, 2013
latvianchick replied to Dolores's discussion 'Whats the most annoying comment you've ever gotten about diabetes?'
"I do not know if you lost weight before diagnosis, but I was severely underweight (having lost and lost and lost) when I was finally diagnosed. So weight is not always something to do with developing diabetes. My doctor, despite me presenting for 10…"
Mar 17, 2013
latvianchick replied to Dolores's discussion 'Whats the most annoying comment you've ever gotten about diabetes?'
"I was on a flight from San Francisco to UK last week. Had a hypo at about 4am and pressed the call bell - took 10 minutes for someone to respond. Woman attendant who came (in passing, not as response to bell) was a bit dimwitted and asked if I had…"
Mar 4, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" replied to latvianchick's discussion 'Prejudices from non-diabetics and diabetics alike!' in the group Emotional Support
"I do not have a good overall answer to this issue.However, when someone tells me no I tend to get angry. Real angry about such things. Given all of this nonsense, I would smile (or tell the blind person, thatis fine i dont need your help to see SF,…"
Feb 14, 2013
1eyednurseguy replied to latvianchick's discussion 'Prejudices from non-diabetics and diabetics alike!' in the group Emotional Support
"I get the stuff by proxy. My daughter is the T1 and when I test her at a soccer game I get a new parent/grandparent to the team that asks what I was doing. I tell them she is type 1 diabetic and they say "REALLY! She doesnt LOOK diabetic."…"
Feb 14, 2013
latvianchick replied to Michelle's discussion 'Nhs funding for continuous glucose monitoring systems' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"What is a mini harpoon?"
Jan 26, 2013
Nyadach replied to latvianchick's discussion 'Travelling to San Francisco from UK - adjusting to time difference' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"Did this trip, although I guess I took the easy approach and kept on UK time :P Worked wonders though and wasn't a problem. I actually was quiet fortunate on the flight out though, was on American Airlines who I must admit where fantastic for…"
Jan 25, 2013
Linda G left a comment for latvianchick
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY latvianchick!! Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hey, why don't you come join us…"
Jan 10, 2013
latvianchick replied to Michelle's discussion 'Nhs funding for continuous glucose monitoring systems' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"I have just received notice from the Northampton Hospital to say that I can have a CGM for 1 week only to see what is going on with my very erratic levels. We put the request in ub January 2011! Only just come. Apparently they have funding for two…"
Jan 3, 2013
latvianchick replied to StefB's discussion 'How often do you change your lancet?'
"me too! I think it is better than leaving a trail of bloody tissues!"
Jul 1, 2012
La replied to latvianchick's discussion 'Travelling to San Francisco from UK - adjusting to time difference' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"ooo... sounds fun. I myself went to Barbados not long ago which has the same or similar time difference. I slept when I wanted to and my sugars tended to be raised a little bit although I put this down to the heat. Dont worry about changing too…"
Jun 27, 2012
La replied to latvianchick's discussion 'How do I break it to my mother?' in the group United Kingdom Diabetics
"Becoming diabetic is scary thing for people in the know. Being a 14 year old type one, and being diagnosed only two and a half years ago (new years day 2010) my brother showed the signs and he denied having it yet eventually we got him to do a test…"
Jun 27, 2012
David B. replied to latvianchick's discussion 'Prejudices from non-diabetics and diabetics alike!' in the group Emotional Support
"You all have provided examples of why the serenity prayer is so desparately needed.…"
Jun 26, 2012
latvianchick replied to Stuart's discussion '9 units AIR .... should I be afraid?!' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"I do not think there is a problem there since the pens do not have air in it. I have often forgotten to prime my pens (I use cartridges in an autopen) and have never had a problem with it."
Mar 13, 2012

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To learn more about diabetes and control, how to deal with people's prejudices!
Date diagnosed
April 22, 2004
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
10.2
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Shots

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At 7:30pm on January 10, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY latvianchick!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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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At 3:58am on January 10, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,latvianchick. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:46am on February 24, 2012, Rachael M said…

Cool! I am type 1 as well, for 11 years. Sorry to hear that you are unstable, I'm not the greatest either. I hope you can find support and information here :)

At 11:37pm on February 23, 2012, Rachael M said…

Hey! I'm from California, born and raised in the outskirts of Los Angeles.

At 12:37pm on November 29, 2011, Gunta said…

Paldies! Pēc dažām dienām braukšu uz Diabēta kongresu Dubaijā. Tur siltāk nekā Latvijā. :).

At 8:51am on September 25, 2011, MelissaBL said…
Yes, apparently we are having some problems with Nutshell. I'll be posting a notice about it today. Sorry for your difficulties!
At 11:01pm on July 31, 2011, Peetie said…
Hi Latvianchick: I've been thinking about your discussion on the UK group. There is a group on here called "Geeks with Diabetes". They seem to love a tech challenge. I wonder if you posted your incompatability problem there if they could figure out a way that you could somehow get a free download or upgrade so you could get your computer to read the meter. Hope you are well. Joanne
At 12:01pm on May 5, 2011, pinkyspurse said…
I took my family to the First Southern Baptist church while we were on vacation in Las Vegas. We also passed out a bunch of gospel tracts to people while we were there. It was a family-oriented trip, so we avoided the sinful strip shows and most of the other spiritually bad influences there.
At 10:06am on April 27, 2011, Carsten said…
Hi latvianchick,sorry that i answer so late @ whitch school is she ? i don´t now her

From Carsten ^^
At 11:16am on April 25, 2011, Jan said…
I live in California.

Shall I assume that you're originally from Latvia? When did you move to the UK?
 
 
 

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