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Success and meeting our needs can happen

Started this discussion. Last reply by BadMoonT2 Apr 10. 2 Replies

This is going to be a totally different post that I usually do; I am the person who is (what I call) whining about not getting what I want or the problems with the system. NOT TODAY!!! I met with my…Continue

Tags: met, needs, your, Getting

Recovery from Low Blood sugars

Started this discussion. Last reply by swisschocolate Mar 29. 2 Replies

Having experienced many lows in the last 16 years, I'd like some feedback on an experience I had this week. I am a type 2; controlled by oral meds, and humalog; exercise and diet. I take the time to…Continue

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Need some ideas or resources

Started this discussion. Last reply by jims Mar 12. 1 Reply

I know there are others like me in this boat, so I'm hoping there are those who can give me some ideas; and others also. My husband is 65 diagnosed last year with T2 on Metformin and Lovastatin. I am…Continue

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Have you shared?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Coles Feb 10. 2 Replies

We all garnish and learn so much from sites like this one, and this site in particular. I live in a rural area, where obviously we aren't going to get the top 1/3 of the graduating class in docs,…Continue

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BadMoonT2 replied to sdkate's discussion 'Success and meeting our needs can happen'
"If there's one thing I've learned here on tuD it's that we have to educate ourselves and be our own advocate, otherwise we are at the mercy of medical professionals who sometimes don't understand our disease or it's…"
Apr 10
Dave replied to sdkate's discussion 'Success and meeting our needs can happen'
"WOOHOO!!! "
Apr 9
sdkate replied to Megan S's discussion 'Lows on Metformin only'
"I have one question or many, why are you on the computer with that kind of reading? Crashing is not a fun thing to do, passing out is not a good health move. So I hope that you mean you got something to eat and then got on the computer, Have you…"
Apr 9
sdkate replied to Debbie Anderson's discussion 'Struggling with losing weight and my type 2.'
"Debbie, it is very confusing when opinions and information contradict themselves, and then the docs do the same. You do have to decide what works for you. I learned well into this journey that the number of carbs I was eating wasn't…"
Apr 9
sdkate posted a discussion

Success and meeting our needs can happen

This is going to be a totally different post that I usually do; I am the person who is (what I call) whining about not getting what I want or the problems with the system. NOT TODAY!!! I met with my CDE and nutritionist yesterday, our main focus was Lantus and what it could do for me. For over 6 months I have been begging to be taken off Janumet and amaryl I just wasnt feeling physically well or having energy. Reasons for not doing it were many, from don't mess with success, to consistency, to…See More
Apr 9
sdkate replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"Without counting rechecking when I have highs or lows, approximately 120 strips. But it's usually closer to 150 ---- not near what my insurance allows ---- they think once a day is enough,,It's rather funny because the caseworker that…"
Apr 9
sdkate replied to Nancy beneteai's discussion 'spouse/family minimizing T2'
"My husband didn't take it very seriously in the first place either. Then his mother told us she was diabetic, it was a little (and I mean a little) more serious. When I was just learning and thought all carbs were out, I'd sneak some in,…"
Apr 1
swisschocolate replied to sdkate's discussion 'Recovery from Low Blood sugars'
"Could be her liver finally kicked in, before the soda… Just an idea, if she is T2 like you, she might have a pretty good working glucagon in her own body and some drugs prevented that, but liver could finally kick in…"
Mar 29
Julie Ann h replied to sdkate's discussion 'Recovery from Low Blood sugars'
"I have no idea how that is possible either. Fortunately, and what a relief, you received a message that her sugars were in a non-life-threatening range after what must have been a very alarming phone call for you to receive! You handled the…"
Mar 28
sdkate posted a discussion

Recovery from Low Blood sugars

Having experienced many lows in the last 16 years, I'd like some feedback on an experience I had this week. I am a type 2; controlled by oral meds, and humalog; exercise and diet. I take the time to get educated, ask the questions, and learn and practice as much as I can for controlling my diabetes. For this reason, I will have friends who are type 2's ask questions about their care, reminding them I am not a dr, CDE or even a nurse, I give them what works for me. A friend called and said she…See More
Mar 28
sdkate commented on sdkate's blog post 'I know all the reasons I should do something, and I feel all the reasons that I know the answer is NO'
"My meter will test from samples from my arm, but then I look like a mainline drug user.....gave that up. Really looking for something better, May have to give your system a try, Lia"
Mar 26
Ila commented on sdkate's blog post 'I know all the reasons I should do something, and I feel all the reasons that I know the answer is NO'
"Yeas ago someone posted how they kept track of which fingers they used when. The left hand is. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and the right hand is Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Sunday is both hands. Don't use the little fingers and thumbs…"
Mar 25
sdkate commented on sdkate's blog post 'I know all the reasons I should do something, and I feel all the reasons that I know the answer is NO'
"I know I need to check Bs' four times a day. But, my fingers look like a pin cushion, and the numbers are either nearly the same, or not what I want to see. I know I shouldn't be eating some of the things I do, but, I've lost 100 lbs…"
Mar 25
Ila commented on sdkate's blog post 'I know all the reasons I should do something, and I feel all the reasons that I know the answer is NO'
"That sounds like me sometimes. I know what I need to do and how to do it, but I just don't want to. I've found the best way to combat it is just want you did, post here. Just recognizing and letting others who have the same problems know…"
Mar 25
Pastelpainter commented on sdkate's blog post 'I know all the reasons I should do something, and I feel all the reasons that I know the answer is NO'
"Why? Come on, you can do this, you really can. One little thing at a time to start and then get real determined. Hugs, Maureen"
Mar 25
Stoner commented on sdkate's blog post 'I know all the reasons I should do something, and I feel all the reasons that I know the answer is NO'
"That is one deep sentence!"
Mar 24

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
If you chose "other" above, please tell us who that is.
My husband has also been diagnosed with T2
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
information, shared experiences, support and encouragement
Date diagnosed
September 10, 1999
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.3
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise
Tell us more about you (optional)
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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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 phillips 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 phillips 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 phillips 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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