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Stocking up for Lows

Started this discussion. Last reply by angivan Nov 3. 6 Replies

Made my annual post-Halloween pilgrimage to get supplies for lows. I like Smarties because they work well and are made in an allergen-free facility, so I don't have to worry about my food allergies.A…Continue

My smile for the day….

Started Jul 14 0 Replies

Here's another unintentional D-joke that I wanted to share:I was listening to some music when my daughter walked in and seemed very interested in who was singing. (Which, despite being cheesy, was…Continue

The occasional D-related smile

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda G Jan 20. 3 Replies

As we usually spend so much time stressing and complaining about our diabetes, I thought I'd pass this along:My little one commented this evening, "You know what your pancreas would sing? If it could…Continue

(Stopping and) Restarting Metformin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Dec 15, 2013. 3 Replies

Decided to experiment with dropping my metformin about 1.5 weeks ago. (Endo had said as a LADA, I may or may not need it.) I've already noticed my I:C ratios changing quite a bit and have needed to…Continue


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roodgirl replied to Gina's discussion 'Type 1 and shortness of breath?'
"There's all kinds of non-d medical things that could cause shortness of breath, but in my case, it turned out to be severe anemia. Have you had your iron or ferritin levels checked? (And yeah, it does drive one crazy trying to figure out…"
Nov 12
roodgirl replied to LilliD's discussion 'Low Carb Smoothie Ideas?'
"I don't have an exact recipe, just guidelines. But my suggestions would be to add greens and seeds or nuts to your fruit to make things both lower carb and higher fat. The taste of the greens are overpowered by the taste of the fruit, so you…"
Nov 9
angivan replied to roodgirl's discussion 'Stocking up for Lows'
"I'm a Skittles gal myself, since I find that they take a long time to chew, which gives the juices time to seep in through my mouth and it gives me a head start! That's cool about the Smarties and allergens, didn't realize that. So…"
Nov 3
Mimikins replied to roodgirl's discussion 'Stocking up for Lows'
"I went hypo shopping on Saturday. Unfortunately, my grocery store was already clearing out all the Halloween candy for Christmas stuff (Why!?!??!), so I only got away with two big bags of skittles and three bags of Starburst candy corn. At least the…"
Nov 3
Lorraine replied to roodgirl's discussion 'Stocking up for Lows'
"Nerds, Nerds and more Nerds. That's Caleb's favorite. Those little boxes are the perfect carb size for him as well."
Nov 3
Mike replied to roodgirl's discussion 'Stocking up for Lows'
"I like Mike Ikes or whatever they are called for mine (used to use skittles but got tired of them)."
Nov 1
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Nov 1
Jen replied to roodgirl's discussion 'Stocking up for Lows'
"This is a good idea. I'll see if I can find any in the stores today. :)"
Nov 1
Brian (bsc) replied to roodgirl's discussion 'Stocking up for Lows'
"The only day that even comes close to November 1 for smartie and sweet tart shopping is the day after valentines day. I'm going to run out to the store right now."
Nov 1
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Stocking up for Lows

Made my annual post-Halloween pilgrimage to get supplies for lows. I like Smarties because they work well and are made in an allergen-free facility, so I don't have to worry about my food allergies.A bag of 170 rolls of Smarties - $2.24! With a expiration date of 2017. Guess I'm set for a while.My kids may love Halloween. I enjoy the day after. How about you?See More
Nov 1
roodgirl replied to Catvet's discussion 'Insulin'
"Are you just doing the levemir once a day? Many find it helpful to split it into two doses - either in half, or perhaps a slightly higher nighttime dose if dawn phenomenon is involved. I'm just asking because you mentioned your basal running…"
Oct 25
roodgirl replied to Spock's discussion 'Retinopathy Replay'
"At least you know what you're dealing with and also know what to do about it. But it doesn't make it any less scary. There's nothing I can do for you except to send a virtual hug your way."
Oct 25
roodgirl replied to Alex 's discussion 'Smoothies for Breakfast'
"I tend to add more seeds than that, as the fat slows the spike down and keeps BG more even. (I use hemp seed, as flax's taste is strong.) And you could easily get away with using more greens and less fruit. The smoothie will still taste sweet."
Oct 22
roodgirl replied to Hanna T's discussion 'Questions about the honeymoon'
"Everybody's experience is different. In my case, I was able to manage well without insulin for a little more than a year. Eventually I noticed that it was taking way more work with diet and exercise to keep reasonable numbers, and my A1C was…"
Oct 20
Brian (bsc) and roodgirl are now friends
Oct 12
roodgirl replied to Spock's discussion 'Afraid right now'
"Did you cook the dinner or did somebody else? If it was somebody else's recipe, there my be something different like the fat content throwing your absorption off. Especially when people seem to bring their most decadent items to holiday…"
Sep 26

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
learning and community
Date diagnosed
January 19, 2010
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 6:19pm on May 12, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

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

At 5:55pm on May 12, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER roodgirl!!

At 5:20pm on November 9, 2012, nel said…

Hi roodgirl from across the Line .How are you ?
Are you willing to play the Big Blue Test from present till November 14 , World Diabetes Day. Only 6 more days to go - we can do this!!
We have people participating with injuries, people who can only do 5 minutes of exercise due to their health, and people doing heavy, strenuous exercise. This year there is no set time that you have to exercise to log your results.
Please encourage your families, friends, co-workers, etc. to log their exercise as well No fingerstick needed.My Hubby joins me during my daily walks , so we count 2 tests .
Where else can you donate $5 to needy D organizations without taking a penny out of pocket?
I really want to see it happen. Let's get there soon!

Thanks for your participation and post the times you " move ";)
Here a bit more information ,if you don't know what the Big BLue Test is...: If 20,000 tests are logged before November 14th, $100,000 will be donated to diabetes-related nonprofits. Last number I noticed is over 13000 .Up to Go .I hope I made it clear !The website helpful ??? Thank you again and be well !Keep on " loggen "..cheerio

At 9:10am on April 27, 2012, catlover said…

Hi roodgirl- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 3:26pm on April 26, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home roodgirl....
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, 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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 2:14pm on April 26, 2012, 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 12:47pm on April 26, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 12:31pm on April 26, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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