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  • Stress and Glucose Levels

    Stress just seems to be part of our lives now a days. Work, kids, school, family, and just general management of our disease. I am out with my mom right now, she's in Hospice care and at home, so I came out to fill the gaps. It's been good, but man...my levels have been horrible. Things have...

    Gabby
    By GabbyPA 6 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-10 18:21:30 -0600
  • WOW THIS IS ME AT 345 POUNDS

    hey guys hope all are doing ok still working on my goals how about you wow this me at 345 i have come a long way what do you all think are you getting to your goals let me know enjoy your day love you all my bsl was 108 this morning

    msann
    By msann 2 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-11 08:21:55 -0600
  • Mountain Bike Race with diabetes - Video

    I wanted to share this video made by Dave Nevins, a Type 1 diabetic for 40 years and a participant in the Old Pueblo Mountain Bike Race. Dave uses an insulin pump and is also a Medtronic Minimed Amabassador. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ_HeqA4c7g&feature=youtu.be

    Type1Lou
    By Type1Lou 4 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-09 09:44:27 -0600
  • Getting your lab results on time? And delivered as promised? No?

    Hi! My clients often complain to me about how frustrating it can be to get their lab results back from their doctor’s office. Here are some examples: Being promised to hear back on a specific day, and having to call and ask where they are, maybe more than once. Messages may not be...

    Dr Gary
    By Dr GaryCA 25 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-09 18:48:13 -0600
  • Finding a doctor

    Just recently moved and I can't get in to see a doctor for 4 months. Something about only so many new patient appointments. I'm running out of meds. Is there anything I can do, I'm really frustrated. To add to the issue I'm on Medicare and only so many doctors will take it.

    LynnEster
    By LynnEster 1 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-11 10:23:04 -0600
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  • Now there is something that could keep you from pricking fingers.

    Of course it will still have to be approved in the U.S. but I foresee political barriers slowing the process by the companies who make and sell meters and strips. Israeli device banishes finger-pricking for sugar levels in diabetes patients Cnoga says it has created the first commercially...

    WASHED OUT
    By WASHED OUT 5 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-07 20:04:12 -0600
  • Checking your blood glucose number

    I've a question upon which I hope someone can provide an answer.I was told that the best way to take my blood glucose number is to prick my finger with the lancet and then wipe off the first drop with a tissue and the measure using the remaining drop. Does it really make a difference doing it the...

    BB42
    By BB42 9 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-07 17:30:27 -0600
  • Sharing.

    Just passing on a few things. I have a recurrent problem on my foot: Athlete's foot usually under my pinky toes. I mentioned this to the podiatrist a while back and she told me to use mentholatum. I got the cheap version from the Dollar store and it works! I'm not sure if it's the petroleum...

    suecsdy
    By suecsdy 6 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-07 18:18:52 -0600
  • Not sure what I’m doing wrong. Advice?

    So I have been a type 1 diabetic for 18 years and I don’t remember my blood sugar ever being this wonky. I will give an example of a typical day for me Lantus: 32 units before bed Humalog: 1 unit/ 10 carb and 1 unit for every 25 over 150 Morning bg 210 (this has an explanation) Breakfast =...

    Twiddles
    By Twiddles 12 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-11 09:59:21 -0600
  • Just Giving A Smile

    Been g oing through some stuff. Not with me...but with my man. Suffice it to say...12 seizure episodes in 4 months. I'm not sleeping well because don't know when I'm gonna have to call an ambulance yet again. It's friggin scary...but I'm glad that I'm here for him when it happens. In the...

    Young1s
    By Young1s 2 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-07 18:08:02 -0600
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  • High BG after following nutritionists advice

    Good morning. I visited with a nutritionist who suggested foods that are good for T2D. My main problem is with breakfast. She told me that a great breakfast is steel cut oats made with water and a few blueberries. Or, as a second choice, one large shredded wheat with low fat milk and a few...

    SusieS1944
    By SusieS1944 17 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-10 20:38:21 -0600
  • Help need advice

    I'm new to this. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. So I'm not when to take meds. I never eat breakfast sometimes I eat till 1 or 2 o'clock. It's always like damn if I do damn if I don't. If eat blood sugar goes up to the 300,s if I don't eat it goes down to the 80's. I'm a person I don't eat...

    Anonymous
    By Anonymous 6 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-05 10:06:35 -0600
  • I started insulin in May 2017 now Heart failure

    In May 2017 I was put on insulin With in a week I was having problem Racing pounding heart Weight gain Swelling Went thru several insulin’s By aug I had gained 45 lbs Could not walk across the room I went to er and now have CHF It was caused by the insulin’s Dr are like no but if...

    Brieabella
    By Brieabella 2 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-07 08:58:33 -0600
  • Metformin er and diarrhea

    I’ve been on Metformin Er since dec 11th of 2016 and would have occasional diarrhea. Well ever since the day after Thanksgiving I have been having almost daily diarrhea(1-4 times a day). I have kind of gotten away from my diet lately. Any suggestions how I can control it? I have very little to no...

    Mook96
    By Mook96 6 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-10 08:37:13 -0600
  • MEDTRONIC MINIMED CONNECT UPLOADER

    I am looking for a used Minimed Connect Uploader - this would be the bluetooth device that communicates readings from my mini med skin sensor to my iPhone. Its called Minimed Connect Uploader. if you happen to have a working one and want to sell it, please contact me at: CL@Mac-Email.Net...

    Chad954
    By Chad954 0 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-05 16:58:24 -0600
  • Bipolar/Diabetes 2

    I contracted Diabetes from a double whammy from taking abilify then seroquel and both can cause diabetes. It does run in the family as well. I gained 60 pounds as my bipolar meds causes hunger.. I took off 30 lbs last year by swimming every day in our condos inside pool then gained 15 back. ...

    Ginaquilter
    By Ginaquilter 3 Replies Latest Reply 2017-12-10 07:16:59 -0600