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  • 2 days ago

    How does A1C work?

    While in the hospital last fall I was diagnosed with diabetes. At the time of my admission they said my A1C was 12.7. In Nov. at my Dr visit my A1C was down to 6.3 with blood sugar levels consistent around 170. At my last Dr appointment in early March my A1C was still at 6.2 with blood sugar consistently around 120. How does this work?
  • 6 days ago

    DiabSistant - A New Kind of Diabetes Diary Application

    Hello everyone, please check out my diabetes application! Comments and feedback are welcome. I was diagnosed with diabetes last year and I still find it hard to keep track of my condition on a daily basis. Successful management needs routine and order. I have taken a look at diabetes applications and found them slow and hard to use. I have designed a logging application to track my 4 most vital values (blood sugar, insulin, carb intake, and exercise) and log them as fast as possible. I also created....
  • 6 days ago

    DiaSpider

    Hello. My name is Mark. My child has diabetes. And I would like to share with you one thing that helps me and my son cope with the daily injections of insulin. This is a diaspider. This is an assistant nozzle for the painless administration of insulin. It attracts the attention of my son and at the same time distracts him from pain. With its help, also less bruises began to remain from injections. He became an indispensable assistant for my son and for me !!!
  • 16 days ago

    New Treatment for Type 1 diabetes

    I’ve been a type 1 diabetic x8yrs. now due to having gallstones blocking my bile duct and destroying my pancreas. Was put in a medical induced coma and giving very low odds of surviving an acute pancreatitis. Woke up a month later from the coma a type 1 diabetic. My C-Peptide is 0.6 and I take Novalin 6 units at meals and 6 units Levimir at bedtime daily. I’ve gotten a gastric bypass x 3 years ago to keep my weight down w/ controlled BS between 100-170. My AIC is 6.3... never been higher. My issue....
  • 16 days ago

    Question about diabetes tracking apps

    Is there an app that stores the info on your phone (or desktop), instead of the cloud...I do not trust the cloud, and, am not crazy about the vendor making money off of my information. Some years ago, Glooko used to charge for the app, and the info was stored on the phone, not in the cloud. Now the app is free (because they are making money off your information), and the info is stored in the cloud.
  • 16 days ago

    Ease of side effects from metformin

    What are ways to help with frequent bowel movements while taking metformin for pre-diabetic?
  • Consumer and Provider Costs

    Healthcare is one of the most controversial challenges that the federal and state government has been embarking on. They are plagued with providing accessibility to healthcare for all at an affordable price while ensuring costs are lower. At some point in life, most Americans can agree that they know what it feels like to not have health insurance; to wait until the simple home remedies do nothing to the ailing body before being propelled to the emergency room, which at that point, the bill would....
  • 30 days ago

    Effect of coronavirus on an 80 year old

    I am an 80 year old woman with Type 2 diabetes. I have had my annual flu shot as well as both kinds of pneumonia shots. If I should catch the coronavirus, because of my age will I definitely die?
  • 1 month ago

    Diabetes

    I have been taking my metformin on/off what, how is affecting my body?
  • 1 month ago

    Atkins Net Carbs: True or False

    My husband is diabetic. His endocrinologist calks him a Type 1.5 because his Father and Grandfather were diabetic, so, while onset wasn't until he was an adult (Type 2), his diabetes is due to a bad gene (Type 1). I have researched Sugar Alcohols, which seem better than sugar substitutes; however, foods containing sugar alcohols always have high carbs. Atkins diet says net carbs formula of total carbs - fiber - sugar alcohols = net carbs should be used instead of total carbs. Is this true or....