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Foreign language

Started this discussion. Last reply by sdkate Mar 23. 2 Replies

I have to admit that as a student of foreign languages both in college and HS, I failed. Since I needed it for graduation and certification, they allowed me a "sliding scale" grade and I got it....IF…Continue

Tags: diabetes, of, terminology

Diabetes and traveling

Started this discussion. Last reply by kdkuhnert on Thursday. 10 Replies

I will be traveling to TX from SD in the next month. I've not traveled far since I've been on insulin injections (lantus and humalog) I am not driving husband (also a diabetic) will be doing the…Continue

Tags: diabetes, with, traveling

Humalog question

Started this discussion. Last reply by CatLady06 Mar 23. 1 Reply

I have been taking humalog on a sliding scale according to my BS readings for about two years. Yes, it works. I also take janumet 1000 mg 2/day and lantus in the evening. I start taking the humalog…Continue

Tags: regularly, humalog, Using

Making Lantus a two dose med

Started this discussion. Last reply by mohe0001 Mar 7. 6 Replies

I've been reading a lot about people who make their Lantus evening injection in to two injections, one in AM and one in PM. Splitting the total amount in two and thus getting more control. I am on…Continue

Tags: injections, Lantus, dividing


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sdkate replied to John's discussion 'I'm New To This Site With a Question.'
"I know nothing about Victoza, in fact am going to talk to my PA about it this appt. BUT what I wanted to suggest is about exercise. I have two horrible knees that should be replaced, but can't afford it even with insurance. I can ride a…"
Linny replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"I test in public but discreetly. I don't empty my contents on the table. Just as snooze who might have to take a pill before they eat, I also need to complete an action before I eat. Honestly, I don't care what other people think but I…"
kdkuhnert replied to sdkate's discussion 'Diabetes and traveling'
"You can put all your insulin in a small plastic container(rubbermake) in the cooler so it stays dry and cool."
phoenixbound replied to sdkate's discussion 'Diabetes and traveling'
"I put all insulins in the cooler. It won't freeze in a cooler that uses ice as a coolant. Dry ice is a no-no, of course. Seeing as my insulin sits out for up to a month or way more, at home, I don't worry a whole lot when traveling. All I…"
Mar 25
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"This has been a great conversation. If I haven't learned anything else I learned that people with diabetes are not ashamed or afraid of it usually. If you are a private person about anything, you test and medicate yourself in private....just…"
Mar 25
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'Diabetes and traveling'
"I have those cooler things for the cooler, and sure can get ice, but what do you do with your unopened insulin then? Thanks for pointing that out,"
Mar 25
phoenixbound replied to sdkate's discussion 'Diabetes and traveling'
"WARNING. Do not expect hotel fridges to be a safe place for insulin. They OFTEN will drop well below freezing."
Mar 25
Michelle replied to sdkate's discussion 'Diabetes and traveling'
"Hotel fridges can freeze,so I don't put my insulin in there. The cooler is a good idea."
Mar 25
kdkuhnert replied to sdkate's discussion 'Diabetes and traveling'
"I do quite a bit of traveling,and I wear a pump with CGM. It's impotrant to have pleanty of healty snacks and drinks with you. I also try to stop to take a short walk and test every couple hours. I usually take an extra 2-3 days worth of…"
Mar 25
RunZebraRun replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"OOPS, sorry! I just realized this in under Type 2! All I could think was I would never leave my house or likely end up dead if I did test in public."
Mar 25
Dave replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"Nothing wrong, or worthy of criticism in anything you wrote!"
Mar 25
imnamor95 replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"I don't know, I am just private about my testing and injecting. Blood isn't something I "want" to see, mine or anyone else's. I test, at my desk but prefer, when noone is around. Everyone knows I am diabetic not ashamed…"
Mar 25
sdkate replied to Elena's discussion 'Pedicure, yay or nay?'
"I have been getting pedicures for about a year now, once every other month. If nothing else it's a treat I give myself. I can't do the clipping and cutting, and it's so relaxing to have someone else do it for me, and they'll…"
Mar 24
Dave replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"I used to test and inject in public with aplomb. However, I do have to admit that having a CGM and pump increased the "feeling like a normal person" index substantially when eating out."
Mar 24
CatLady06 replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"I am new at this and felt at first like a spotlight was on me when I tested in public for the first time. Now I am quite comfortable with it (and more efficient at the process!) and also inject pretty much where ever I need to do so. Sometimes I use…"
Mar 24
Vanessa replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"I test and inject in public if nessacary. I am on a pump so injecting is kinda a thing of the past, but if I had to inject in public, I would do it. Yeah, I feel like everyones eyes are on me (or is that my imagination), but I have to do it, and…"
Mar 24

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It will be all right soon --- ***spoiler***

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

Someone please define the word "soon" for me.I guess I don't know what it means, except not just now. To be very honest, this is not going to be an upper for anyone, but a way for me, hopefully to put my massive feelings down, and send them off into space...but then I don't hold out much hope for that happening either.

Life is sucky right now. Being 61, on disability and medicaid is for this…


Just a thought

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 8:24am 1 Comment

I just picked up my new diabetes alert bracelet. I got lucky and got a 2 for 1 special, so now my husband has one too. :) Then I got to thinking, this one is like a watch band with a two inch ID like band on the front, It opens up and has two stickers for me "This person is a diabetic, check card wallet for info" and "This person has severe allergies check wallet for info". On these cards is all the important info…


My friends are driving me nuts

Posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:30pm 6 Comments

.When I was diagnosed 13 years ago, I did NOTHING about it for two years. Don't ask why changed my mind, I just did. I've had several friends who have ignored their diagnosis, recently, and it drives me crazy. I have given them the name of the BEST CDE we have in the area, they have either made appts and then done nothing, or skipped out, wasting his time. I see their health even this early going down…


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At 7:52am on March 6, 2014, Lloyd said…

Hello SDKate,
I'm Lloyd, your almost neighbor. I live in Twin Brooks, just outside of Milbank, I'm T2 for 20 years, pumping for 7 years.


At 7:09pm on September 27, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…
It is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thanks for being my new cool friend
At 2:36pm on August 14, 2013, Linda G said…


At 5:47am on August 13, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Kate, I also have severe depression. I have found that something my therapist told me does work. She said, keep in the back of your mind, it will go away. I have found that so comforting. Yeah, the fog will lift. It is just a matter of time, so I have learned to laugh, because, in the end I will win. That seems to help me, because every time I have overcome its devastating effects. So my motto, hah try you might depression, I will win.

At 6:37pm on August 12, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

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

At 7:10pm on December 27, 2012, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabets Sdkate!

At 7:08pm on December 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 10:10am on December 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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