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    The Diabetic Diet

    There is no such thing as a "Diabetic Diet." I've lost 30 pounds in about 6-7 months simply by making a few shifts to my former ways of eating and I will share some of my success tips in this discussion; however, your mileage may vary. I am not a dietician but I do know that what...
    RAYT721 RAYT721 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    In May of 2011 I was diagnosed with type 2

    diabetes. It was a tremendous shock to my system. I cloud only think of my father who was diabetic in his senior years then needed insulin because his pancreas stopped working. And in the last month of his life his kidneys had shut down and needed dialysis on a daily basis. My...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 2, 2014

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    My diabetes is winning the battle.

    I have always had trouble with keeping my sugar low enough but until recently I had never experienced my sugar levels crashing. My doctor had added a medication and since then my sugar occasionally crashes in the evening and I recently started experiencing tingling and numbness...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    November Is National Diabetes Month

    Here are some Real Facts About Diabetes Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes. Another 79 million adults in the United States have pre-diabetes, a condition that increases their chances of developing type 2 diabetes. If left undiagnosed or untreated, diabetes can...
    RoseWoods765 RoseWoods765 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    DON'T Hate It's Not Healthy

    Life is way too short to hate or regret, so keeping love in your heart will keep the hate away and doing from the heart will keep you from regrets. so please take care
    mrsbody mrsbody 36-40, F 1 Response May 14, 2009

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    Had it since I was about 4

    or 5. I'm considering getting a medic alert tattoo, I figure I'll have this disease forever, and it could look cool.
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I Hate Having Diabetes

    Last summer, right after my husband came home from Iraq, I got cellulitis in my right leg that abscessed badly.  I was going to the doc every day to have it lanced and drained for almost a week.  In the course of all this, they did blood work.  My regular doc was...
    SerenitySeeker SerenitySeeker 41-45, F 22 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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    I Almost Died From a Diabetic Coma

    I almost died from a diabetic coma with a blood glucose level of 1337 (more than 1200 points above normal). But somehow I lived to tell about it. I credit my recovery to God, my mother, and my daughter Cynthia. I was able to use my 30 years of experience...
    engineer1337 engineer1337 51-55, M 18 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    I Have The E-book "the 30 Day Cure For Diabetes" To Share, Anyone Interested?

    I followed the advice in the book, and changed my dietand lost 12 Kgs.I have the e-Book "The 30 day cure for diabetes" to share, anyone interested?donorina
    donorina donorina 61-65, M 34 Responses May 21, 2012

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    It Will Kill Me

    This disease is a death sentence. It makes me sad to think of myself as dying but in actuality I am. This disease ravaged the body of my Mother until her dying last breath. Certainly times have changed and there are great improvements to this god forsaken curse I have received...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 16 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    Path of the Brittle Type 1: Gran Mal Seizures

    You may or may not know that seizures can happen when your sugars are close to rock bottom. Symptoms of low sugars have changed for me over the years, but when I was young, and on a volatile insulin combination by necessity, they were harder to recognize and act on. Add to this...
    FluidMind FluidMind 31-35, M 34 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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    I am 13 years old with diabetes

    because I eat to much candy...and now I'm so scarred I DONT EAT AT ALL!! 😭😞 but when ever I do eat I feel like Puking!!! Because I'm so full!! 😔What should I do? 😔😔😔
    dancer1girl123k dancer1girl123k 13-15, F Mar 15, 2014

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    I'm 18 years old and in October of 2012 I was

    told I had diabetes. But I'm good with it as long as it doesn't mess with Track and Field and weight lifting
    spence96 spence96 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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    Hi :) For about 3 years ago I got Diabetes 1 :(

    I was just before my birthday, when I turned 12 years. Now, I'm almost 15 :) Send me a message if you are on my age and also have Diabetes :)
    LonelyGirl99 LonelyGirl99 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    I've been having a terrible time trying to get

    my sugars under control. I've been trying low carb and to an extent it works if I'm strict, but still need meds. My problem is I'm not always strict. Sooooooo, I broke down got back on my treadmill, I did about 20 minutes, walking/jogging just over .8 of a mile. 2 hours...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    I Have Trouble Remembering .....

    I have Diabetes and have for so many years. I have finally gotten my A1c's down to a good number,(5.9 YAY) consistently for the last couple of years. But my problem is I take Byetta Injections twice a day. I have a really hard time remembering to do it on time. I also have...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2012

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    I have diabetes. I can't test my sugar

    because I can't afford the stuff to test it with. I haven't token my meds in 5 months. I had surgery Monday so they checked it then and it was 213 without me eating in 12 hours.
    timberland1972 timberland1972 41-45 3 Responses Jun 4

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    Is Yoga a Cure-All for Diabetes?

    Find here... http://www.doyouyoga.com/is-yoga-a-cure-all-for-diabetes-34954/
    DelightedRaj DelightedRaj 31-35, M Jun 12

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    Please Take A Moment To Read This

    I am a 16 year old high school student and my sister is a type one diabetic. The NZ government is changing funding schemes tomonitors and test strips also meaning she will lose her pump because we will not be able to financially support it ourselves. Im trying to start a campaign...
    Shouting Shouting 18-21, F Mar 2, 2012

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    Pasta, Back On The Table Yaaaaaaaa

    At the last diabetes class, one of the attendees had some Pasta made by Dreamfields. Total carbs 41, 36 fiber and protected carbs, 5 digestible.  What does all that mean, for 1/2 inch wad precooked means you are only getting 5 carbs.  Stuff tastes like regular pasta, and at 5...
    coloco coloco 61-65, M Oct 26, 2013

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    Struggling With Diabetes Any Advice Would Help

    Earlier this yr I went to the doctors to try and help me have a baby it was then discovered that I have type 2 diabetes with my sugar level being a 586 of course I had no idea what that meant but I knew it couldnt be good when the lady that checked my level walked off with a...
    mrstaylor11 mrstaylor11 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    How I Becoame Diabetic

         I think it’s very important to understand how I became diabetic. First the excuse. I have also been suffering from hypothyroidism, which means I need to take a thyroid hormone every day, and I was. When you have this condition you also need blood...
    kmils kmils 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    First and foremost, I do not have diabetes.

    I am an imposter but, with Halloween coming up tomorrow I have a question: what kind of candies/delicious things are safe for diabetic children? I was just going to Google it but the thought of the links horrified me and then I was going to bing! it but **** bing! I don't want...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 30, 2014

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    Psychology: Injections

    I've been insulin dependent for over 20 years now. I went through variations in syringe types, insulin types, and even delivery systems. For those who remember the brief period of the Presi-Jet, I endured the 2 weeks of pain from 1 backside delivery through that system. It's now...
    FluidMind FluidMind 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 24, 2007

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    I just found out on Tuesday.

    It runs in my family and now it has caught up to me.
    justbob45 justbob45 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 20, 2014

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    Scared to Pieces...

    I'm 29.5 weeks pregnant with my second child and I went for a routine one hours glucose test my results where so high that I don't have to take a three hour test I have to start insulin , right away... I'm shocked and scared! with my first child I had Gestational diabetes but was...
    msbhaven msbhaven 22-25, F 30 Responses Sep 13, 2007

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    I have been a Type 1 Diabetic

    for 33 years now and on many occasions I have been told about Cures & Causes but yesterday while buying Blood Sugar Test Strips at a Local Chain I was told that I have Diabetes because of Abortions, I said to the Women Preaching to me that being that I'm a Man & never had an...
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I have type 1 diabetes

    and I was diagnosed at age 5, I almost died and no one knew what to do but I was saved just in time.. I was all pale and lifeless but never stopped fighting.
    KayKay90210 KayKay90210 16-17, F Jan 7, 2014

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    Maybe its just me. Today I am sick ( diabetic 2

    ) and all. My husband still decides to go to work instead of taking day off to take care of me
    jcain739 jcain739 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    Type 1 - We Wish You Would Go Away

    Hi , My daughter got diagnosed with this when she was 4 years old.  The classic symptoms......drinking anything she could get her hands on, peeing lots and weight loss.  One night I was giving her a bath and  could count all of her ribs and vertebrae!!!!  I...
    pinkcandylee123 pinkcandylee123 31-35, F 1 Response May 12, 2010

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    Myth #1: Diabetes is not a serious disease.

    More people die each year from diabetes than breast cancer and AIDS combined. Diabetes is serious, but it can be controlled.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 4 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    Vitamin D Found To Have Efficacy Against Diabetes

    http://www.swansonvitamins.com/health-library/articles/blood-sugar-support/study-says-vitamin-d-may-slash-diabetes-risk.html?SoureCode=INTHIR432 Study Says Vitamin D May Slash Diabetes Risk September 2011 Increased intakes of vitamin D are associated with a 13% reduction in the...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    My name is Garrett and I am 23 years old.

    I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 12. Every day since then insulin and needles have been an integral part of my life. It's hard. God, it is hard. I pretend it's not for my little brothers. I am the eldest of four boys (20, 15, and 10). I do this in the hopes of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 26, 2014

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    Diabetes has become my friend.

    Rather than hate it I enjoy the challenge of keeping my blood sugars and A1C in good control. I love food and especially fast food. I am overweight now, but my diabetes keeps me eating healthy otherwise I would be in the morbid obese category if I could eat freely. I have...
    blessed1777 blessed1777 41-45, F Jan 15, 2014

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    Very Hard

    i found out that i am a diabetic about 5 years ago.  It is very hard. But i have kept off about 35 pounds.  Still need now to get into shape but i dont want to do it alone.  Need other people to do it with.
    tiredofbeingalone tiredofbeingalone 46-50 1 Response May 30, 2008

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    i dont actually have diabetes

    but this girl in my grade does and me and alot of other people are minda worried. ifk if its bad or not but she takes alot of insulin, she also drinks alot of mountain dew kickstarter and diet mountain dew. is that good for skmekne who has diabetes?
    Donpi Donpi 22-25, T 1 Response Feb 24

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    Fighting Again

    I was diagnosed in April 2002 with type 2 diabetes. I started out on pills, diet and excersize. At first i did great.  I decided to try the all meat diet and then i got really sick. At the time i was a Catholic and i ended up in the hospital. I didn't realize how sick i was till...
    moonstar312 moonstar312 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 29, 2011

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    Part of my right leg has gone numb.

    No feeling. So I called 3 Doc, all are giving me the run around. Like go call this Doc. :( so I'll just wait for the leg to fall off. What good are Doc's if their not going to help ya....
    danh57 danh57 56-60, M Mar 28, 2014

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    Byetta Before You Dump It........

    I have just seen an FDA warning about Byetta causing Pancreatitis in 30 reported cases. So far, no deaths…but do I want to be the first? Byetta works great for controlling my type 2 diabetes. Made as a synthetic version of the Gila Monster’s saliva, it assists in the way...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 20, 2012

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    I found out in June of this year.

    It has been the hardest thing I have ever had to face and conquer. So far I have been able to stave off meds. I radically changed my diet as my doctor suggested, and I have avoided most sweets. The hardest thing has been the artificial sweeteners, especially my coffee! I...
    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    I just spoke with a musician Friend

    who has worked with Bret Michaels and was concerned with Bret's multiple heath problems over the last 4 years (He is now having Kidney Surgery), I told him from what I have scene from Celeb App. he didn't eat on a schedule & Drank a Great deal of alcohol, at more than one point...
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M Nov 11, 2014

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    Sometimes people ask me about it.

    ..so if you wanna know ask whatever
    Batmanuniverse123456 Batmanuniverse123456 18-21, M Aug 14, 2014

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    Sometimes I push myself too hard trying to be

    the mom I think I would be if I weren't diabetic. My daughter is 5 and just wants to play with me,and even though she doesn't know it, I would love to play with her too. She's growing so fast and someday she won't be 5 anymore. I just squeeze in as much as possible on the good...
    hernameisME hernameisME 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I Lost My Buns For A Bag Of Potato Chips

    I got hungry, the only place to get something to eat was a Loaf & Jug. I have only been dealing with this two days so I am still pretty inexperienced.I go in, they have a couple of hot dogs, buns, buns have carbs like 45, that would put me at 90, I could get one bun for two hot...
    coloco coloco 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 14, 2013

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    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2014

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    I have had Diabetes for 3 years now,

    and so I decide to get a Dexcom G4. I started using the Dexcom yesterday and I had a few questions about it... Please Help me! 1) Is it normal to be sore in your back the day after you injected into your abdomen? It hurts when I pick stuff up, is that normal? 2) How long is...
    Strong22 Strong22 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2014

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