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Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman Sep 17. 1 Reply

Good evening, alerting to you : S. 2689, Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014. Introduced by Maine Senior Senator Susan Collins R, the bill has been assigned to committee. I was sent this by a type 1…Continue

Tattoo for type 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leah Sep 6. 5 Replies

I am thinking of getting a tattoo for my "type 2 D " . I have a couple of concerns:How do you know someone is certified? clean? ETC.Will I heal well.Do dermatologist do medical tattoos??I would put…Continue

Summer ice cream and carb intake

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eucritta Jul 20. 4 Replies

Summer is here! Yes,Iam happy about that. I count my carbs ,but then am offered an ice cream cone or chips. Sometimes I can't say no. My last A1c was 7.3. I feel like I sabotage myself. I take my…Continue

Are insulin pumps accessible

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen Jan 26. 11 Replies

A friend has asked me if a totally blind person can use an insulin pump. Does anyone know. Thanks,Nancy

Tags: disability, pump, accessible, blind


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October 29, 2014 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
3:30pm PT (5:30pm CT, 6:30pm ET)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live event3:30 PT Heather Kanastab presents Sick Day PlanHeather studied Nutrition and Dietetics at Syracuse University and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Diabetes Education and Management at Teachers College, Columbia University. She…See More
twinchick replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'Online Blood Glucose Tracking Tools: Reviewing 7 options'
"I use an iPad any suggestions for that? I am a type 2, visually impaired. Nancy"
Oct 18
twinchick replied to BWV565's discussion 'A Tale of Two Wearable Devices: the Misfit Shine and Fitbit Zip'
"I am intrigued by fit bit but am concerning about hacking into my mobile device. Nancy"
Oct 16
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"Do you have thyroid issues? nancy"
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"Thank you to all who keep things going!! Nancy"
Oct 16
twinchick replied to Jennifer's discussion 'Swimming and Feeling Low' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"I test at the 1/2 ,have fast acting glucose,continue. I am a type 2. Would a few sips of juice get him through without a low? Nancy"
Oct 8
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Athletic Diabetics

For all you athletes with diabetes (or wannabe athletes!) - a place to exchange workout tips and encouragement.
Oct 8
artwoman replied to twinchick's discussion 'Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014'
"Thank you for updating"
Sep 17
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Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014

Good evening, alerting to you : S. 2689, Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014. Introduced by Maine Senior Senator Susan Collins R, the bill has been assigned to committee. I was sent this by a type 1 friend. Nancy
Sep 17
Leah replied to twinchick's discussion 'Tattoo for type 2'
"I have a tattoo, unrelated to my diabetes. I chose my studio based off of yelp reviews and my friends' experience. It hurt but it was so worth it! Dermatologists don't do tattoos, tattoos are art not medicine!!! I healed just fine, follow…"
Sep 6
twinchick replied to ZF's discussion 'Bloodsugar'
"Welcome you can get support her so ask questions,give some of your numbers so we understand what you are talking about. Nancy"
Sep 5
acidrock23 replied to twinchick's discussion 'Tattoo for type 2'
"I don't think that it hurts as much as tickles although the one I got recently was more painful, the guy was working really fast, maybe that made a difference? The inking is pretty dark too. I think that if your A1C is ok, you should be fine.…"
Sep 4
twinchick replied to twinchick's discussion 'Tattoo for type 2'
"Thank you. Nancy"
Sep 4
marky357 replied to twinchick's discussion 'Tattoo for type 2'
"tattoos and diabetics are none issues. get the ink, it will hurt. put some A&D ointment on it. it will heal. enjoy. I got a tat as a diabetic and there wasn't any adverse effects. i was in the chair for about 2 hours and everything was…"
Sep 4
twinchick replied to twinchick's discussion 'Tattoo for type 2'
"I guess no one has had a tattoo?? Thanks,Nancy"
Sep 4
twinchick replied to acidrock23's discussion 'Viva Las Vegas!!: Diabetes Unconference March 13-15 2015'
"I have never heard of this conference. Does it travel around? Nancy"
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At 11:54am on September 30, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home twinchick....
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 a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 6:36am on September 30, 2012, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 4:06pm on September 29, 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 1:45pm on September 29, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!! Please enjoy it here with us!!!
here'a a link to get u on ur way with us
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At 6:51am on September 29, 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! A dear friend of mine used to live in Dover Foxcroft her husband was Ralph Dow she was Louine Dow. She passed away last week at age 87. Been there many times. You will love this site. Reed




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