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  1. New Member Introductions
    I am new to the forum and was asked to introduce myself. I am 67 and have type 2 diabetes. My doctor has asked me to start taking blood sugar readings. He (rather his assistant has given me "training" on the meter). I have been spectacularly unsuccessful at doing so for two reasons. When I go...
  2. Diabetes Complications
    I was researching the detrimental effects of high blood sugar last night. And the fact that it causes damage to your brain is clear to me. But I couldn't find any unbiased information on the extent of the damage. Or at what levels the damage starts to take place. Could somebody please give me...
  3. Diabetes
    Can a diabetic donate blood? I usually have had extreme sugar readings like up to 500 but since I lost 25 pounds and cut down on my food intake my readings get as low as 60. I signed up to give blood tomorrow at work. Is it safe for me too? I feel like since my readings are down so low I should...
  4. Diabetes Complications
    Hello, my name is Brandon and I am a 19-year old college student. I have had diabetes for 11 years and have had minimal problems with it. Recently, I have been feeling incredibly strange lately. My blood sugars have been low and then high. However, whenever I feel high, like within the low...
  5. Diabetes Symptoms
    I went to take my drug test for my new job. When they did my urine sample I was told I had blood in my urine. He said I needed to see a doctor and have a complete test of my urine. Do you think it has anything to do with my diabetes. I learned that my family has a heredity disease of their...
  6. Diabetes Treatment
    OK, I am fairly new to this, but for some weird reason, when I prick my fingers, only a teeny tiny drop of blood comes out, not even enough for the freestyle freedom meter to read (requires the least amount of blood out of any meter on the market). sometimes I prick it and nothing at all comes...
  7. Diabetes Symptoms
    Ok I am a little confused about my problem. I have been having these symptoms on and off for quite a while now (maybe 2 years) Can anyone help me with this....... Symptoms are: Hands shaking Feel weak and the need to eat Feel confused weak/poor erections quite a bit, occasionaly they are fine...
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