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Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman Sep 17, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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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twinchick replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"Something jumped out at me " having highs and lows in a typical day" how do you treat your lows, why are you having them? Exercise? Or not eating? Could increasing your food intake to treat lows be having an impact on your weight? just a…"
Feb 22
twinchick replied to Jacklo322's discussion 'Weekly traveler.... What and where to eat?'
"Many restaurants can provide carb information on line.I carry a carb count book so I know nutritional information before I eat. Nancy"
Feb 15
twinchick commented on Mekenzie D's blog post 'Not how I saw this going...'
"Sending sympathy, sorry for your loss. I fully understand the loss."
Jan 1
Dave replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"I'll do a bit of resarch tomorrow to find supporting studies.For now, please just accept my naked assertion: The causal relationship is between high cholesterol levels and the accumulation of cholesterol plaques in the endothelium of blood…"
Dec 29, 2014
Dave replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"Of course we should be skeptical, Terry.However, it is equally valid to ask: Are we to assume such poor character of people absent any direct evidence? I'm 52. I'm COO of a small tech company at the moment. Through my career in high tech,…"
Dec 29, 2014
Dave replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"My father is a (retired) internist. I find your assertions incredibly insulting. Further, as one who has know many doctors, personally, my entire life, I can say with absolute certainty and authority that you have grossly unfair and inaccurate…"
Dec 29, 2014
Dave replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"I am curious: On what basis do you judge the advertising and marketing efforts of Quaker Oats and General Foods virtuous and truthful, while that of the Pharmaceutical companies nefarious and deceptive? I'm asking this sincerely and without any…"
Dec 29, 2014
lh378 replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"These are excellent viewpoints. The correlations made by reviewing statistics is exactly that. I have yet to see an explanation as to how and why taking the statins necessarily reduces the patient's likelihood of CVD. If one observes cancer…"
Dec 29, 2014
Brian (bsc) replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"Actually this approach is also used in trials to not only weed out side effects but also weed out "non-responders." While such trials can still determine the statistical significance of the effectiveness it may destroy any ability to…"
Dec 29, 2014
Terry replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"Another study abuse that happens is study participants start out at pre-screening stage while taking the drugs before the first day of the study. Those that experience any side-effects do not actually enter the study period that is reported on. This…"
Dec 28, 2014
Vancouversailor replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"Terry I agree that there is good reason to question claims made by medical professional and ask for studies that back their assertions. And I strongly suspect that when someone like the head of cardiology at a large hospital talks about irrefutable…"
Dec 28, 2014
twinchick replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Corrdinating family eating'
"The question I ask is does she exercise at all? This does a lot to reduce cholesterol in many. Some people do make higher amounts of cholesterol and diet may not work well for them. Nancy"
Dec 28, 2014
Terry replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"Vancouversailor - I agree that my argument does not logically prove that there is no causal relationship between high cholesterol and heart disease. The burden of proof in this situation rests with Big Pharma. But, I've yet to read the study…"
Dec 28, 2014
Nell replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"To jbowler re your link to a study that you indicate supports a statins/peripheral neuropathy association. I am not sure you noted correlation vs cause but, each time I see a single study cited, I take a look at its methods and conclusions. The link…"
Dec 28, 2014
Brian (bsc) replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"I tend to agree with Terry. In the end numbers don't lie. Crazy amounts of money have been spent trying to prove that cholesterol causes CVD and it just isn't there. I had bad reactions to statins. Given the poor scientific support and…"
Dec 28, 2014
Vancouversailor replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"Saying that there is no causual effect of high cholesterol on heart attacks because not everyone who has a heart attack has high cholesterol is like saying that cigarettes don't cause lung cancer because some people who didn't smoke get…"
Dec 28, 2014

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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.
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Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
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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!!!
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