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My son is a newly diagnosed T1D , and he likes using the insulin syringe than the pens. What's the safest way to dispose his used syringes ?
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I recently had to start using insulin and I'm not sure how to properly dispose of the used pens.
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I have never had any alcohol before (I am a minor). But I am wondering, how exactly does alcohol affect blood glucose? Alcohol itself, not just sugary alcoholic beverages.
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Does anyone know how old the youngest person was who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes? Also how old the youngest kid was who recieved an insulin pump? Pumpgirl 03
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Ive been on the pump for almost eight years. Im running out of spots..i hit scar tissue almost every change. Any suggestions? I have a heavier mid-riff since being on the pump so putting it there isnt an option. Im uncomfortable enough i...
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I have recently been diagnosed with type 1 and lately i have been experiencing problems when it comes to intercourse is this normal and what can i do?
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Need to know about major Diabetes issues symtoms
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As diabetics why is it so important that we take care of our feet?
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I have been a type 1 diabetic now for 17 yrs. For the most part I would say I am under good control. However, I have been addicted to speed (meth) for 10 yrs now. (using on a daily basis) Whenever I have tried to stop using, my bloo...
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I read an answer to a question about joining the military as a diabetic and the answer was a resounding NO. However I was wondering if diabetics would be accepted as non-combat positions. Example: Could I join the military and go through...
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As a diabetic, what could cause foul smelling urine? (meds? high sugar? too much fat/protein? infection?)
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If you have /had a CGM, how long did your transmitter (grey piece) and receiver last before you had to get new one (or it gave incorrect readings?)
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I got the Abbott Freestyle Libre CGM from Germany. I read that its pretty good. I somehow didnt like it. But, maybe somebody else might find it usefull. If you are interested message me and I can send you the Monitor and sensor...
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Hi for all thoes people with hi a1c it is ok just make sure you take care of it if left untreated diabetes can lead to serious health problems I know I'm One of those people with hi a1c it was 11.6 but I got help and now taking care of i...
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Does anyone know a formula for amount of Lantus needed for a basal dose vs how many units fast-acting you take per carb? I have major swings. Yesterday was told by a nurse that the Lantus I take is really low compared to amount of Huma...
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I am starting the evaluation period for neurostimulation for the neuropathy in my arms. Anyone done this before? I have been struggling with neuropathy for 18 years, 21 years diagnosed type 1 and it has all been controlled with medicin...
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We are looking for feedback on a diabetes app and would love to hear your opinion. We'll be conducting 45-1hr phone calls and as a thank you for your time, we would love to give you a $25 Amazon card. All of your personal information and...
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We are looking for feedback on a diabetes app and would love to hear your opinion. We'll be conducting 45-1hr phone calls and as a thank you for your time, we would love to give you a $25 Amazon card. All of your personal information and...
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I was diagnosed for having type 1 diabetes last week and I need a way to help myself picture the needle better so I can almost look forward to taking insulin. Please help if you understand.
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Hi. I was wondering if there's is some free app for carbohydrates counting? I was never good at that. Thank you.
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