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Do You Wonder How Accurate Your Home Meter Is?

Do You Wonder How Accurate Your Home Meter Is?

Today I had an opportunity to compare my current meter (Accu-Chek Guide that I have been using for about 2 years now) to a venous blood draw at the Lab.

Because I was getting some fasting tests done after a 12 hour Fast I knew that in the hour between me testing at home and letting the Vampires suck it out of my arm the difference should not be significant.

So I tested my blood like normal at 6:28 AM - first thing I do after crawling out of bed in the morning and then I had a blood draw done… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Wow you have a variety I do have some that I have never used and I have several spares brand new still in the box same as what I am using now the Freestyle Insulinx incase the ones I`m using quits or… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

Nash

Nash

i have recently been diagnosed with Nash. I know nothing about it. What i need to do to keep it from getting. What should I eat and avoid eating. Please help ty

What Is The Link For Type 1 Diabetics On Here

What Is The Link For Type 1 Diabetics On Here

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thank you so much for responding to my question, it was for my daughter who is type 1.

posted 5 days ago

Foot Ulcer Not Healing

Foot Ulcer Not Healing

I have a foot ulcer in January , went to hospital and had it cut out to repair, it has been 5 months and this hole in my foot is not healing, please advise and I am in South Africa?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

something i use for wound healing is colodial Silver you get it in a cream and spray ect. I only use this on all my wounds even sunburn. Try this and let me know if this is working for you

posted 3 days ago

Will You Take 10 Mins To Fill Out A T2D Self Care Community Survey?

Will You Take 10 Mins To Fill Out A T2D Self Care Community Survey?

I was diagnosed with T2D in 2017 and I did everything that the doctor said. I tracked my sleep, I tracked what I ate, I tracked my workout, went through a nutritional transformation and I became efficient. Lately I have realized that the only other place that is as efficient as the expected life of a type two diabetic …is… a prison. I feel I am officially, efficiently imprisoned. Every 3rd person in this world is going to be expected to lead an efficiently imprisoned life. I am at a critical… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thank you. It'll be great if I could get some more responses.

posted 10 days ago

Taking Dococyline

Taking Dococyline

I will be on Dococycline for the rest of my life. I keep getting huge drops in my blood sugar. I take no other diabetes medicines. Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions .
Thanks

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Unfortunately my insurance doesn't cover that. I just keep checking my blood sugar.

posted 12 days ago

Does Type 2 Increase Your Risk Of Developing Pancreatic Cancer?

Does Type 2 Increase Your Risk Of Developing Pancreatic Cancer?

I saw an ad from the Canadian Cancer Society reminding people who have stayed mostly cooped up for the past 2 years to get into their Doctors and get a check-up.

During the pandemic the diagnosed rates of Cancer dropped to historic lows. Not because people weren't getting it but rather because they were not getting checked and ultimately diagnosed so the worry is some will be later stage when it is caught and their odds of a decent outcome may be lost.

Anyhow, they noted that in 2022 they… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

@A DiabetesTeam Member,that a great target.Am in favour of getting off as many meds as possible.

posted 7 days ago

Potential Secondary Conditions Resulting From Diabetes

Potential Secondary Conditions Resulting From Diabetes

Good Day All,

Saw a similar question and answer about 3 months ago. Thought I'd revisit the the question again. I'm still young (turning 30 this year). I am extremely active (running ultra's), not overweight and follow a basic but healthy diet. Been Diabetic (type 2) for 5 years now and it appears that during this time, new conditions keep on manifesting. Would like to find out from members if they maybe experienced similar secondary conditions as below:

1. Sensitive nose (that tends to… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

5 fever
answer - we r diabetic so we easily caught if our diabetes level high so very easily we take any infection so that's y we need to take extra precautions. but it's nt mean we r very soft it's… read more

posted 14 days ago

If You Invite Non Diabetic Friends Over For Dinner What Would You Make?

If You Invite Non Diabetic Friends Over For Dinner What Would You Make?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Lean fresh meat, chicken, lots of fresh dark green veg for iron, other veg for vitamins n minerals, starch in moderation,fresh oily fish, lowest sugar fruit, diabetics can eat anything they like but… read more

edited, originally posted 14 days ago

What Are Some Of The Tests Used For Management Of Type 2?

What Are Some Of The Tests Used For Management Of Type 2?

Over the past few days a few of us have been in a discussion about C-Peptide and anti-body tests and some may be wondering what the heck we are going on about.

So I'll try and give the 10 Cent explanation about some of the tests that can be used particularly if our diabetes gets a little out of hand or doesn't exactly react the "expected" way when the Doc is treating according to the guidelines that work for "most".

First we have the A1C test - I'm sure each one of us has had at least one of… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I order c-peptide tests in the states through labs where i do not need a dr's script and pay for it myself. It cost $69.00 for a test here in Maryland.

posted 14 days ago
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