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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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twinchick replied to Jessica05's discussion 'Good resource for someone with Type 2 diabetes?'
"The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed [Gretchen Becker, Allison B. Goldfine] on I love this book. Nancy"
Dec 10
twinchick replied to Adele's discussion 'Diabetes identification braceletes'
"I wear a silicon band I'd bracelet purchased on line. They come in different colors and logos like type 1 or just diabetic. I wear it all the time. Makes a fashion statement but keeps me safe. Many people wear bands supporting causes I…"
Dec 10
twinchick commented on shahpuri's blog post 'No Title'
"Ask to see a pediatric endocrinologist if this is of luck. Nancy"
Dec 8
twinchick replied to sdkate's discussion 'I'm flaking away'
"I live in Maine ,not near the coast. I love gold bond lotions, my husband uses selsin blue shampoo for his hair issue. I would also mention your issue to your doctor because diabetes can predispose you to skin conditions such as excema. Nancy"
Dec 7
twinchick replied to ryryguy392's discussion 'Vision Loss - Vitrectomy - Questions'
"Jen gave an excellent response. Learning school to be able to do things makes life easier. I have the same disease Jen has ROP. Do you have a prodigy meter that you can test with? See your CDE to get assistance in dosing your insulin. Good luck, I…"
Dec 6
twinchick replied to Tamra's discussion 'Holiday Strategy'
"I count my carbs as usual.I eat turkey,little gravy, 1/3 cup stuffing ,green beans, and squash. I eat,then walk and play with the dog outside. After our 1 pm meal I space a piece of sugar free cheese cake with graham cracker crust. In between I eat…"
Nov 25
twinchick commented on Cara's blog post 'Worst luck ever?'
"This is an opthamologist emergency call. Nothing to allow to wait. Best of luck.Nancy"
Nov 23
twinchick is attending Emily Coles's event

Live interview with Gary Scheiner, CDE "Things we're thankful for" at TuDiabetes homepage

November 25, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1pm PT4pm ET9pm 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 camps;…See More
Nov 22
twinchick replied to Mike Jarboe's discussion 'Invokana for Type 2...questions'
"I am excited to hear how things are going,I will start this tomorrow,100 mg. I am looking to reduce my numbers ,any weight loss is a bonus. Nancy"
Nov 19
twinchick replied to Richard157's discussion 'I Cannot Do The Big Blue Test'
"I enter mine without signing in. Works fine. Nancy"
Nov 16
twinchick replied to 1DebY's discussion 'THANKSGIVING YUMMIES!!'
"I enjoy the turkey and low carb vegetables. I may eat a small amount of pie,diet soda, then go out and play with the dog for exercise. Plus help clean up. It can be a tough day some years. Nancy"
Nov 14
twinchick replied to Vancouversailor's discussion 'Managing type 2 without meds or insulin'
"Amazing story! Nancy"
Nov 7
twinchick replied to Georgia boy's discussion 'I'm cured'
"Great posting.i am leaving my Endo PA for a C D E. We just are not a good fit. I am not happy with an a1c of 7.3 for 2 years. I have been a type 2 for 20 years. I felt guilty. But after reading this I need to do what is right for me! Thank you for…"
Nov 7
lh378 replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
""In 2012, researchers published a study showing that postmenopausal women who took part in the Women’s Health Initiative were much more likely to develop diabetes if they took statins, and diabetes itself increases the risk of heart…"
Nov 6
PatientX replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"this is an interesting article on women and statins. I stopped taking them because of all the side effects. I started reading as much on the side effects because of all the bad issues that I had. I started to run into articles about the limited data…"
Nov 5
lh378 replied to twinchick's discussion 'Statins'
"I've read similar links between A1C and heart disease, as well as high triglycerides and link with CVD. Doctors have a protocol whereby they claim that because of diabetes, they must be more conservative with PWD and prescribe statins even if…"
Nov 5

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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".
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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,
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
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We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
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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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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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