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Bacon Pot Pie with Cheddar Bay Biscuit Crust

Bacon Pot Pie with Cheddar Bay Biscuit Crust

Bacon Pot Pie Filling:

4 cups of vegetable stock

1 cup of chicken stock

2 cups of mixed vegetables (corn, peas, carrots, green beans)

4 celery stalks diced

2 potatoes, peeled and cubed

As much bacon as you see fit, already cooked and broken or cut into about 1" pieces. Probably about 2 pounds.

1 tablespoon of butter

1 teaspoon of salt

1/8 teaspoon of pepper

1/4 teaspoon of paprika

1/4…

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Added by Dan P on April 7, 2014 at 11:56am — 3 Comments

The Known Facts About Diabetes

WARNING: This blog is rated "S" for heavy use of sarcasm and irony. This material may offend some readers. Parental discretion is strongly advised.

Here are the principal established facts about diabetes.

1. Diabetes is not the major public health issue that zealots would have us believe it is. Heart disease, kidney disease, and blindness are far more serious problems.

2.…

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Added by David (dns) on April 7, 2014 at 10:00am — 15 Comments

New York Times April 5, 2014

New York Times April 5, 2014

(Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills)

 

Yesterday I got a little hot under the collar when I…

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Added by rick phillips on April 7, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Reflections on Low Carb Living Since 2007

The day I was diagnosed with T2 at age 57, I leapt to my feet in my doc's office with a resounding "NO" and scared the beejesus out of my poor PCP. She actually backed up a few steps as if she was being assaulted, which in terms of my tone, she was, poor thing.

Eight months before, during a pre-hysterectomy check-up, I was told I was "pre-diabetic" (I no longer believe there IS such a thing—one is diabetic or not) and instructed to do the damn DASH diet. Which I did with a religious…

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Added by Judith in Portland on April 6, 2014 at 11:00pm — 19 Comments

The money is in treatment, not a cure=there will never be a cure?

I am not a conspiracy theorist, but it is just basic logic. If a cure was to be found, then that would spell billions in lost profits to companies that manufacture diabetic supplies. So what incentive is there for a cure to be found?

For better or for worse, money makes the world go around. I am looking forward to any kind of response that would make sense as to why a cure would actually be found.

Added by danmdphd on April 5, 2014 at 3:04pm — 9 Comments

Contour vs Contour NEXT test strips

Dear Bayer-
When you decide to develop another glucose meter with test strips, please DO NOT name it Contour. Name it something entirely different so I don't waste my day returning my Contour strips for Contour NEXT strips! Contrary to what you may think, many pharmacists don't know the difference!! :-P

Added by MichaelA on April 4, 2014 at 2:20pm — 11 Comments

How I Keep My Dexcom on SO LONG video and a Type Tank Review

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Every runner has to figure out where to hold everything… Car keys, fuel, water, ipod, money,etc…

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As if I didn’t have enough stuff to stash, BAM then I get…

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Added by LearningPatience on April 4, 2014 at 2:07pm — 2 Comments

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

I have been involved in questions and have given some answers lately about what is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)? This board of course is dedicated to Diabetes and we do not often reserve space or engage in the discussion of associated auto immune diseases and that is fair. We are after all a diabetes site, not a support…

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Added by rick phillips on April 3, 2014 at 4:07am — 11 Comments

Diabetic Dumping

I think I might have this. Not sure though online research diagnoses. So my questions are has anyone on here been diagnosed with Diabetic Dumping? What kind of tests do they do for it? What kind of symptoms did you have? What kind of tratment were you put on? And please tell me u feel better now????

Added by FionaT1 on April 3, 2014 at 1:00am — 6 Comments

No pattern here

No pattern here

 

Two weeks ago I met with my CDE, and we were of course discussing my blood sugar log. Yes for other reasons I have been keeping a detailed log of blood sugars and insulin dosed. She had two weeks of data, though she could have had 6 weeks if she wanted it. She did not.

 

She wanted to look at Basal and Bolus…

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Added by rick phillips on April 2, 2014 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Giraffe Sneezes

Last week I had an Endo appointment. I have been chasing a low around for the past month and getting really frustrated about it. My endo decided to tackle it head first by changing all of my insulin to carb ratios, my sensitivity factor and all except 1 of my basal rates. So the past 3 mornings I have eaten the same exact breakfast I bolused for the 30 carbs: the first I was high 2 hours after breakfast, the second morning (yup, you probably guessed it) LOW 2 hours after, this morning 96…

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Added by bagpipegirl on April 1, 2014 at 6:27pm — 2 Comments

My type one is killing me in more than one way

Its killing me. Before I was a diabetic i had such an immense desire for success. Now i just dont care about much anymore, i really dont. I dont know what else to say. Be strong? See a shrink? I've done both to no avail. I feel hopeless and the only things i want to do are lay around all day and make sure my bg isn't high. I wana kill myself sometime from frustration. I am at my wits end. I always told myself i would never resort to hard drugs, but as time goes on they seem more and more… Continue

Added by danmdphd on April 1, 2014 at 1:01pm — 14 Comments

My Diabetes Confession

There’s a saying: the barber with the worst looking hair gives the best haircuts. Presumably, since he can’t cut his own hair, he must go to the next best barber in town. I have no idea where that saying came from. And given that I haven’t been to a barber in years (one look at my photo and you’ll understand why), I have no way to verify it. But it does make sense.

Maybe the same can be said for blood sugar control. I think …

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Added by Gary Scheiner MS, CDE on April 1, 2014 at 11:14am — 12 Comments

April Fool

April Fool

It is April 1st and in my home town it might as well have been a national holiday. One year the local paper printed its front page in reverse image. Another year it reported the permanent closing of US 31 to make a 150 wide walking path. One year it reported the name of the paper had changed from the Kokomo Tribune to the Kokomo Caller, they would henceforth call…

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Added by rick phillips on April 1, 2014 at 6:29am — 2 Comments

Scared to be a diabetic dad

Scared to put a child through this. Sometimes its not a good day, sometimes I’m at the Doctors and on the end of horror evaluation. ‘I’ve been p***ing like crazy and up all night.’ ‘It’s probably just nerve damage caused by diabetes,’ she replies. Turns out to be too much Diet-Coke irritating my innards.

Smack goes my toes off the doorstop around Christmas (no I was not drunk). First Nurse tells me, 'The one beside the big one that does not bend, that one is broken and has fused…

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Added by Paul Cathcart on April 1, 2014 at 3:09am — No Comments

Low, Low, Low

Been dealing with a pretty low, low, tonight. I'm now at 52 and am having trouble getting above that. In about 2 hours the Dawn Phenomenon will kick in and I'm sure I will be through the roof. Just a few more days until I get my CGM. Looking forward to it!!! I"m sure I will sleep better knowing it will alarm when I am on that downward spiral.

Added by PumpGirl on March 31, 2014 at 9:47pm — No Comments

A Drop of Blood

A Drop of Blood

 

What can be discerned from a drop of blood? Apparently a lot more and a lot quicker than any of us ever thought. While you may never hear of Elizabeth Holmes, you may someday, in the very near future, utilize the technology that she devised and is now distributing.

 

But before we get to Elizabeth Holmes it…

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Added by rick phillips on March 31, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Hello!

Hi Everyone! I'm new to TuDiabetes. Just over a year ago, at the age of 34 I was diagnosed with LADA - Type 1.5 Diabetes. I was originally misdiagnosed as Type 2. That happens a lot, I guess, when it comes to people like us. I started my insulin pump about 3 months after diagnosis and will start my CGM this week! I'm very excited to have better control! :-)I'lll keep everyone posted and let you know how the CGM process goes! So excited!

Added by PumpGirl on March 30, 2014 at 6:25pm — 5 Comments

Eating carbless to control Type 1

Say there,

I have been a type 1 for 55 years now and are now eating a carbless diet to lower my insulin and reduce my number of daily injections.

Originally, I was taking 15 units Lantus in the morning and then 6-7 units of Humalog before each meal. I have been eating carbless now for 8 weeks and no longer take Humalog injections before meals. I do keep it around should I go above 200.

My diet consists of lots of vegetables, beans, meat, nuts, flax/fiber, eggs, and…

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Added by RAM on March 30, 2014 at 2:51pm — 9 Comments

Highway driving and lows

I have been on insulin for only nine months and am still trying to figure things out. I have developed bad anxiety when I need to drive on a major highway at high speeds with the thought of having a low and then having an accident. I drive locally with no problem but have pretty much stopped driving far and fast. I never had this problem before the insulin and I need to get control of this. Does anyone have the same concerns or any suggestions to calm my anxieties.

Added by Bubbagaga on March 30, 2014 at 9:16am — 7 Comments

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