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Please answer me quickly......a little nervous

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stemwinder (Gary) on Saturday. 7 Replies

Need a quick answer.....I'm just learning to inject Lantus....and tonight as the needle went in I moved and the needle bent....now I have a red line where the needle went, I am thinking, and it's…Continue

Tags: injection, burning, burn, lantus

Fasting readings, when and how soon?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Roy Aug 13. 12 Replies

I suppose I should know the answer to this question, but I'm unsure, so I"ll ask the experts .... you. I was told when I started Lantus a week ago to increase it 1 unit each morning that my FBS was…Continue

Tags: the, day, of, readings, first

In public or Not?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nettie on Wednesday. 53 Replies

I shared on another post about watching a man, empty his man-bag of his testing supplies and there infront of a restaurant filled with people test his sugars before he ate. I know this man uses a pen…Continue

Tags: shots, inject, bg, testing, public

Obtaining help for medications-- orals and insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Jul 27. 1 Reply

For whatever the reason about two months ago, I found myself without my Medicaid and income. Since I was on disability, just turned 62, in South Dakota, you are done. I was told I was too young for…Continue

Tags: help, medication, finances

 

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Nettie replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"I test and take insulin from a syringe in public if I need to. Why should I care what anyone thinks? I have noticed that some co-workers will treat me differently after they see me take insulin. It's as if they think I'm taking illegal…"
Wednesday
Michael O replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"Having been in the closet with my D for a very long time...including to myself, it was so freeing to start testing myself and injecting in public. It's about being responsible and no longer hiding from myself OR from anybody else. I'm out…"
Sunday
1DebY replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"I guess I am more comfortable not being exposed to those who judge what is on my plate with my condition. Exposing that, exposes the judgement of others and those know it all types that would scream if I ate an apple (lol)."
Sunday
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to sdkate's discussion 'Please answer me quickly......a little nervous'
"There is no average unit amount, It can be very small with some type 1's and can be extremely high with some t2s. Or it can be anywhere in between. You really don't want to leave your insulin in the car summer or winter. Insulin does not…"
Saturday
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'Please answer me quickly......a little nervous'
"Thanks so much folks, I do appreciate your support. Had a nurse friend look at it this AM and she said it looked okay, but to make sure that when I put the needle in to sit up straight (or stand) and no bending or moving. Haven't looked to…"
Saturday
Christopher replied to sdkate's discussion 'Please answer me quickly......a little nervous'
"No big deal. Happened to me once."
Saturday
Kathyann replied to sdkate's discussion 'Please answer me quickly......a little nervous'
"I think you're fine. Try not to worry."
Saturday
Marie B replied to sdkate's discussion 'Please answer me quickly......a little nervous'
Saturday
Donna H replied to sdkate's discussion 'Please answer me quickly......a little nervous'
"This really sounds like no big deal. We stick ourselves to many times for so many reasons (injections, infusions, testing) things happen sometimes. It sounds to me that the bent needle scarped a bit and made a bit of a jagged and larger hole. So…"
Aug 23
Sam replied to sdkate's discussion 'Please answer me quickly......a little nervous'
"I wouldn't think its a big deal... The needle was still sterile... Probably made the hole a little jagged by bending, might be sore, might bruise... I suspect you'll survive it;)"
Aug 22
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Please answer me quickly......a little nervous

Need a quick answer.....I'm just learning to inject Lantus....and tonight as the needle went in I moved and the needle bent....now I have a red line where the needle went, I am thinking, and it's burning like crazy. Please tell me this is no big deal, and I can go to bed. OR tell me it is a big deal...and I should call someone.See More
Aug 22
clau replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"Hi! I test in public, when used to need injections I went to the bathroom, only when I had the pens I did it in public, mostly in my waist, now I have the pump so no problems, just some questions from people that with pleasure I answer (what is…"
Aug 21
rick the "Blogabetic" replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"I test, inject and pump in public. Hey its only blood for goodness sakes. OK well some folks might be bothered. I do it discretely as possible, but really it is not like I do ahh well never mind. I just am not embarrassed. I test, inject and pump…"
Aug 21
Hummingbird replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"I test and inject in public . No way do I want to use a bathroom full of germs. I put everything on my lap or in my bag and work from there. I try to pick my spot at the table so I can be as discreet as possible. Everyone I usually go out with is…"
Aug 20
sdkate replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"AMEN!!!!"
Aug 19
cbaer replied to sdkate's discussion 'In public or Not?'
"I test and inject whenever and wherever I am. I have never been ashamed or worried what others think. I am early 40's and was diagnosed when I was 1. I hear stories of my mom dropping my pants bend me over her knee and inject in resturants and…"
Aug 19

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My husband has also been diagnosed with T2
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I am married to a newly diagnosed II diabetic, also. We have two adult sons, and a dil. I love beagles, so we have two, one of whom is diabetic. I swim, knit, do papercrafts, read and write, I love to share and learn information to share with others.

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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…

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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…

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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.

-Lloyd

At 7:09pm on September 27, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" 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…

YOU are a FEATURED MEMBER....CONGRATULATIONS sdkate!!

At 5:47am on August 13, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" 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 the "Blogabetic" 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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