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Statins and rising BG

Started this discussion. Last reply by sweetpotater Oct 4, 2011. 24 Replies

Is there a Mac-compatible glucometer?

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sweetpotater replied to Karen's discussion 'I want one'
"I emailed the company in October to find out when we might be able to get it in the US. Here's what they said: "Our intention is to make our next generation sensing technology available globally. We look forward to initiating clinical…"
Dec 19, 2014
sweetpotater replied to MarinaTheBetes's discussion 'On the topic of burnout'
">>>"I try to be careful about what willpower-demanding activities I let into my life" This is a very wise approach. I have depression as well as T2, and have learned over the years to be pretty judicious in allocating my available…"
Jul 7, 2014
sweetpotater replied to MarinaTheBetes's discussion 'On the topic of burnout'
"Wow – I haven't been on TuDiabetes for a long time, but saw this topic in my email and had to drop in. I love what you've written, and have come to the same view of my D as an issue of energy conversion. And the quote from Rumi made…"
Jul 7, 2014
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Aug 18, 2012
sweetpotater replied to Rye's discussion 'Need a slap to the face' in the group Diabetics with Depression
"Lots of good ideas here. Hard as it is to accept (and I say this from my own recent experience of thinking/feeling exactly what you just posted) – even if I *DO* have a hard@ss person in my life, it's still up to ME to respond to the…"
Aug 18, 2012
jims replied to sweetpotater's discussion 'Suddenly rising FBG ... feeling stressed & scared'
"Folks: Please ignore my prior two posts as I had made a mistake in my posting causing a deleteof part of my response. I made matters worse by attempting to post. Here is what I wanted to say and humble apologies for all teh mistakes and…"
Dec 7, 2011
jims replied to sweetpotater's discussion 'Suddenly rising FBG ... feeling stressed & scared'
"In process of editing/correcting I see a major part dropped that was as follows: As the liver ages and increases the leakage and the pancreas drops the basil insulin, the leakage gets to the point that the fat/skeletal muscle cells get filled to the…"
Dec 7, 2011
jims replied to sweetpotater's discussion 'Suddenly rising FBG ... feeling stressed & scared'
"Excellent advice from emmy. One needs one's Doctor on the job to approve any meds change. One of the tragedy's is that we are not told whole story how body sets fasting BG levels when no glucose from gut/over. This is a waltz between liver…"
Dec 7, 2011

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My amazing journey with the 'beetis

Posted on September 20, 2008 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

You can read the whole story of my "diabetic journey" as it unfolds, at my personal blog. There's a lot of other unrelated stuff there too so if you want to read only the diabetes-related posts, use the search box at the top left – just type in "diabetes" and they'll all come up. Except the first two entries, which are here: Day 1: Diagnosis, and Day 2: Controlled… Continue

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At 6:30pm on October 30, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
At 12:17pm on September 17, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
Hope you can make it to the meet & greet in San Francisco next Tuesday:
At 6:12pm on August 12, 2009, Twixcookie said…
I love your picture. Have you ever seen the books by Joost Elffers? He has pictures of vegetables that look like animals.
One book is Baby Food, How Are You Peeling, One Lonely Seahorse, and he has some other big books on foods looking like things!
At 6:54pm on March 10, 2009, Linda G said…

I am part of the Welcome Committee and was just checking in on you to make sure you are aware of all that TuDiabetes has to offer. We would love to hear from you so here is a helpful link where you can read about all the things you can do in the community.


I look forward to hearing from you again soon.
At 10:41pm on October 24, 2008, Gerri said…
Thanks for your comments. I actually toned down what I wanted to say because I didn't want to risk offending anyone. Agree with you 100%! Corporate welfare is the rule of the day & has been for decades. But, if anyone dares suggest that children shouldn't go to bed hungry & that there will always be people who need help & they should receive help, than people grab their wallets & scream socialism. Socialism is not a dirty word to me:) We've got deep rooted hypocrisy in our country.

Trickle down--ha!
At 5:40pm on September 18, 2008, Big Al said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, sweetpotater. Good to have you in the TuDiabetes family.
At 5:17am on May 13, 2008, Scott Strumello said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, sweetpotater! Glad you discovered this community and decided to join us.



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