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Tattoo for type 2

Started 22 hours ago 0 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

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


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"I have never heard of this conference. Does it travel around? Nancy"
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Tattoo for type 2

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 this on my left arm. Thanks for your thoughts,NancySee More
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twinchick replied to lh378's discussion 'food scale'
"Interesting video. I think I am comfortable with my 1/2 cup measuring and calculating. Nancy"
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"I have no problem testing at the table,injecting if the meal is appropriate. I don't inject at long as I am polite about it ,I am fine doing it. Nancy"
twinchick replied to Negg's discussion 'when someone has diabetes and neglects it'
"Is there a support group in your area ?maybe visiting might help. I have a friend who is the same way. A1c of 8 or more is acceptable. Nancy"
twinchick replied to Vanessa's discussion 'Lows with Metformin and Novonorm?'
"Are you counting cabs? Following a meal plan? Looking at all this may be helpful. Nancy"
twinchick replied to Kelsie's discussion 'accuracy vs cost'
"Call the meter you like and ask if they have any "specials or coupons" . You will need to buy at a pharmacy. If you can do this ,it can lower your copay. I use the meter I love my Bayer contour USB Next.Nancy"
twinchick replied to Nettie's discussion 'A1C to Blood Glucose Conversion Table'
"I have a sign inside my cupboard door" if my A1c is in range, so is everything else" It helps! Nancy"
twinchick replied to Colorado's discussion 'the stupid case that comes with the meter' in the group Bayer ContourUSB Users
"I agree ,I have a new purple case. I love the color ,bit it is clunky! Nancy"
Aug 26
twinchick replied to Brunetta's discussion 'Grrr... Strips for Medtronic Paired Glucose Meter no Longer covered by my insurance'
"I would contact Bayer to see if they can do anything for you.?? Nancy"
Aug 26
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12pm PT  (2pm CT, 3pm ET, 8pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live eventIn 1976 Laddie Lindahl got married, moved to Minnesota, started her first job, and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  38 years later she is a wife, mother, and grandmother who finds herself becoming a diabetes advocate.  She blogs…See More
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twinchick replied to Nancy beneteai's discussion 'someone annoyed me with something they said'
"It is all about education. I would bring my husband to a diabetes class for new diabetics with you . Have you attended one? Knowledge is power. Attend an Expo or other event if possible. My husband goes to my endo appointment with me. It not only…"
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twinchick replied to LauraLin's discussion 'Nutrition and exercise suggestions'
"Have you seen a physical therapist who could help you determine what you could do? I do water aerobics and have several people with these conditions in my class. Water helps them feel better. Could your husband chop vegetables,have salad greens in…"
Aug 6
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

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THanks for the welcome! I am slowly learning my way around. lots to look at. TC

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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?
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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!!!
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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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