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The Flu Bug Has Taken Me Down. How Do You Manage Your Diabetes When You Are Sick? What Should Diabetics Be Aware Of When Ill?
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Please share your sick day plan.

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When I'm unwell I have to be stricter with what I eat

Should A T2 Get The Flu Shot
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Have had flu jabs for the last 8 plus years.Mixed reactions but mostly positive. Last time was offered pneumonia shot for first time. Also given shingles jab too.Don't know if I believe they help but… read more

Is There A Watch That Takes Your Blood Sugars 24hr A Day?
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a friend of mine told me theres a watch that checked your blood sugars 24 hours a day. i was wondering if this was true and where i could get one.

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There was high hopes for a product called the Gluco-Watch but it had trouble in trials. There are continuous glucose monitors made by Dexcom and Medtronic. These use a sensor under the skin that… read more

So Any Reactions To Any Of The Vaccines?
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So A few local friends that are diabetics have felt flu like symptoms after the first shot of Moderna...
I have a big project that I cannot be feeling ill for this weekend for work...

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They will never tell you the truth . Like when it started all the Doctor's office Closed and they stayed home and my Diabetic Doctor will be opening at the end of June. Your nothing but a Deli ticket… read more

Is It Advisable That Diabetics Have Flu Injection Now
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Being diabetic and a Asthma sufferer is flu injection good to get

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Depends on your opinion of them...in the past i have taken them and got sick afterward so for me i say no...but the dr is always pushing them

Metformin
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I used to take 2 metformin twice a day but the doctor has stopped it because I have chronic kidney disease. I have had erratic levels since stopping the pills my nurse is going to put me on insulin twice a day I’m very apprehensive about this can you kind people tell me what I should expect & what I can do to help myself thank you ann

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There are lots of drugs on the market that have a warning about kidney disease. It means your Dr should take it under advisement when prescribing those drugs and monitor you carefully while you are… read more

Is Covid Causing A Spike In Type 2's?
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Shifting gears a little today from my normal (tips) to post up some excerpts from an article I was reading this morning that may mean our little group here might start to balloon in the next few months.

There had been some early data suggesting that Covid may result in higher Type 2 diagnosis since the disease attacks the pancreas, but now almost two years into the mess there has been some time for some solid analysis - so here is a bit

Research at Harvard Medical School found that of 551… read more

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I believe that Covid is the reason I have diabetes. It was 6 months after having Covid that I was diagnosed. I looked back in my records and there was not even a sign of elevated blood sugar. I have… read more

As A Canadian Diabetic Should You Get Your 4th Covid Dose "now" Or Wait For The New Formula?
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Bit of a public service announcement for the Canuck's in the group.

I posed the question to both my family doctor (yesterday) and my Pharmacist earlier this afternoon (who I give far more weight to then any Doc - after all a Pharmacist is an "expert" in medication of all types).

If you have been following the news we are getting conflicting views from Health Canada, Chief Medical Officers from the various provinces and even the Regional Health officials.

I asked specifically as a Diabetic… read more

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Nan22 We have had 4 doses too. We also both had covid in April; not sure where it came from. The doctor said it was almost like another shot. Have a good day.

How Is Your Day? What Could You Have Done Differently?
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Hello Judy 😀💖, it's Monday night 11pm and I'm writing on Christmas cards to send out in the morning before work. I mailed yours through the post office on Saturday because you're not in America but… read more

Pill Vs Injection
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I've always been needle phobic and my doc now wants me to inject Ozempict. I can barely cope getting a flu shot or something like that. I practically need to take sedation if I have to give blood samples. I just don't know how I'm going to do this.

He told me that an ozempik pill is coming out but no one has any experience with it. I'm driving myself crazy trying to decide between injections which will make me faint and a pill nobody has taken. Its crazy I know, but if you've never injected… read more

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In Ontario, we are so blessed by not having to pay out of pocket
Im so happy being a Senior!.