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How Is E1?

How Is E1?

posted 5 hours ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

Hello everyone I have enjoyed a lovely nights sleep and I love the sunny Monday morning here today at Maroochdore on the Pacific Ocean East Coast of Australia and I am feeling quite well today too
Ju… read more

posted 16 minutes ago

I Have Such Sugar Cravings. Crave It So Bad. I Can't Seem To Control It

I Have Such Sugar Cravings. Crave It So Bad. I Can't Seem To Control It

posted 7 hours ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

Also, chances are the cravings you have are a "crutch" of some sort. I found that to be true when I quit smoking. In addition to the physical addiction, I discovered that I relied on a cigarette to… read more

posted 4 hours ago

Why Is My A1C At 6.5 But My Blood Sugars Are Real High Sometimes?

Why Is My A1C At 6.5 But My Blood Sugars Are Real High Sometimes?

posted 17 hours ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

Then that makes sense. If you have just started the Humulin it may take a bit of tweaking to finalize how many units you will need.

posted 5 hours ago

Anyone Using The Libre 3 Yet

Anyone Using The Libre 3 Yet

posted 1 day ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

Not even on the market in Canada yet but it's advertised as "smaller" then the Libra1 and 2 sensors and a little more accurate - otherwise the same function as the "2".

There was supposed to be a… read more

posted 1 day ago

Does Clozapine Cause Diabetes

Does Clozapine Cause Diabetes

posted 1 day ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

Looked that one up and the research determined:

Clozapine use was not significantly associated with developing diabetes

The conclusion was drawn from looking at all the studies conducted.

You can… read more

posted 24 hours ago

Why Are Diabetes Drugs So Expensive?

Why Are Diabetes Drugs So Expensive?

The answer is, they actually aren't.

What is incredibly expensive is the "latest/greatest/newest" drugs.

Until 20 years ago you had two choices - Insulin or Sulfonylurea's (and Metformin except in the US which kept it out of their market until they could figure a way to patent some versions of what had been a "generic" for decades).

Today you have dozens of choices but they are expensive.

Just like everything else that has evolved in our society we don't want to spend the time to prepare… read more

posted 1 day ago (edited)
A DiabetesTeam Member

Thanks, u sure know what you r talking about. Like that.

posted 8 hours ago

What Do You Think Of Those Consultants And Other Professionals Who State Your Chronic Condition (such As Diabetes) Is “progressive”?

What Do You Think Of Those Consultants And Other Professionals Who State Your Chronic Condition (such As Diabetes) Is “progressive”?

I might accept it if they said that my condition *might* be progressive. Can you imagine how some/many diabetics feel when told their condition was progressive? Many may have thought what’s the point and not bother to manage their condition because quite simply the professionals held out no hope.

I remember when I was diagnosed with Cervical Myelopathy the neurologist told me that in two years I’d be in a wheelchair. That was back in 2002 and I walk at least three times a walk and go on long… read more

posted 2 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member. What a horrible oncologist! Sometimes I think the hospitals hope we have the decency to die quickly so beds can be freed up for them to make more money. Cynical? Maybe but I… read more

posted 2 days ago

Can Anyone Assist Me With An Issue I Have On My Accu-Chek Meter?

Can Anyone Assist Me With An Issue I Have On My Accu-Chek Meter?

I keep getting an E-3 error. Initially I thought it was the batteries. Changed the batteries but the issue persisted. I eventually got a new unit but I am still getting these errors. My random glucose is normal as I recently had an HBa1C test. Am I doing something wrong?

posted 3 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

Can also be due to faulty test strip.Do a repeat,as you say, with bigger blood drop.If problem persists report it to people supplying your strips- often issue replacements so you don't lose out

posted 2 days ago

Neuropathy And Supplements

Neuropathy And Supplements

Has anyone had any success with reducing the symptoms of Neuropathy using Supplements?

I am thinking Vit B-12, Fish oil,Acetyl-L-carnitin,Alpha-lipoic acid, Curcumin

thanks

posted 3 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

I take 600 mgs of alpha lipoic acid each night. Borage oil 2000 mgs (for the GLA) each night, and benfotiamine 600 mgs am and 600 pm. If I keep my sugars under control, I no longer have an issue with… read more

posted 3 days ago

How Does This Happen?

How Does This Happen?

Everyone here lives in a well developed country with decent medical systems in place.

So how is it that a Type 2 that has been dealing with the disease for about 6 years, who has seen multiple doctors and is now seeing yet another for a (known) Diabetic Complication (Frozen Shoulder) that they have NO CLUE what a Carb is?

I spent an hour today talking to this individual in person. I was asked if I would spend a bit of time with them to give some "basic information".

They were diagnosed 6… read more

posted 3 days ago
A DiabetesTeam Member

Amen.

Diabetes UK has a lot of really good helpful information. Go to their site to learn more.

posted 2 days ago
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