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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

Lantus pen question

Started this discussion. Last reply by KrabbyKelly Nov 23, 2013. 5 Replies

My insurance does not cover pen needles. Can I use another brand of pen needles? I am using BD presently. thanks,Nancy


Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Nov 30, 2013. 19 Replies

From what I am reading it is being suggested in the new guidelines that all diabetics should take a statin. I am not on one. I am concerned about side effects. Do you take a statin? How do you do?…Continue

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Eucritta replied to twinchick's discussion 'Summer ice cream and carb intake'
"I've also found this to be true. I indulge in an occasional scoop of full-fat coffee ice-cream, and find it's not difficult to bolus for adequately if I include it with a meal. Same thing with chips - about 15 chips run 15-20 carbs, which…"
Jul 20
Christopher replied to twinchick's discussion 'Summer ice cream and carb intake'
"Hi Nancy: I follow a pretty strict low-carb diet but also allow the occasional indulgences in order not to create "taboo foods" and an overwhelming craving for them. Ice cream is one of them. I have found that I can bolus quite accurately…"
Jul 20
Zoe replied to twinchick's discussion 'Summer ice cream and carb intake'
"You might want to try telling all the people in your network that you don't eat those things and ask them nicely not to offer it to you. Not only would this prevent people from offering but since they would then all know that you don't eat…"
Jul 13
funkynassau replied to twinchick's discussion 'Summer ice cream and carb intake'
"I've learned to say no when offered food I can't eat, like ice cream or chips. I really wish there were more sugar free options for ice cream where I live...but there aren't."
Jul 13
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Summer ice cream and carb intake

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 meds,test,exercise but seem to add 20 or so carbs a day. Any suggestions of bow to get my mînd back into better control.Nancy
Jul 13
twinchick replied to sdkate's discussion 'Looking for ideas and resources'
"It is all about advocacy for ourselves. Nancy"
Jul 9
twinchick replied to sdkate's discussion 'What's in your bag?'
"I carry a meter,pills in a old test stip bottle as I only take 1 pill at lunch. Glucose tabs are always with me. I have a shoulder bag ," fanny pack ", and a back pack. Depending what are where I am going. Have you asked your DR. Or do you…"
Jul 8
twinchick replied to sdkate's discussion 'Looking for ideas and resources'
"Have you talked with your agency on aging. Or elder legal services. I think most states have these as free services. I am sorry our complex medical system are giving you so much stress. Best of luck. Nancy"
Jul 6
twinchick commented on Gb's blog post 'Weight loss - what else is new?'
"So you have 35 pounds to get out of the obese range,you qualify for gastric by pass? Your post is interesting. Some of my food can be emotional related if I go off my plan. Thanks,Nancy"
Jun 6
twinchick replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"I test 5 times a day, I am a type 2 on insulin. Nancy"
May 23
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Live interview with Gary Scheiner, CDE at TuDiabetes homepage

May 28, 2014 at 12pm to July 3, 2014 at 1pm
9-10am PT12-1pm ET5-6pm GMT Bring your toughest diabetes questions!!  Gary is up for a challenge.Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and continuous glucose monitor user and trainer, and Masters-level exercise physiologist.  He serves on the advisory boards of several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Exercise & Sports Association, American Diabetes Association, and Setebaid diabetes…See More
May 20
twinchick replied to Spock's discussion 'Gotta Share....'
"Baking bread is very therapeutic , we used to own a bakery. Once I got diagnosed I said I just can't make 5 dozen cinnamon buns 3x a week. ,lol. Nancy"
Apr 19
twinchick replied to GailD's discussion 'Oh no.... No more popcorn!'
"Ok,once in a while small bag of chips, nuts, But I love celery cut in bite size pieces with salt. That is my to go to. Nancy"
Apr 14
twinchick replied to Carolpa's discussion 'New Kid Here'
"Welcome Carol. I have had type 2 more than 20 years,exercise is very important to me. I eat oatmeal every morning. 30 carbs breakfast, lunch& supper. 15 snacks. Welcome again. Nancy"
Apr 4
twinchick replied to Linda's discussion 'Metforman Makes Me Sick Sick Sick'
"Trenia , we all react differently to medication and how it affects us. The other thing about metformin is if you eat a high fat diet it will give you GI Distress. Watch your schedule of meals,snacks, and yes exercise.Nancy"
Mar 30
twinchick replied to Nancy beneteai's discussion 'spouse/family minimizing T2'
"I think education is a very important step when a partner has diabetes. My husband sat next to me while I took a class for 4 hours. He tested his blood sugar, he is not a type2. I have had this for 22 years. He is there. Now , I had young teens when…"
Mar 28

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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.
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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 :)
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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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