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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi. My name is Bob Smits and I'm a 68 year old type 2 diabetic who's been on insulin for the past 6 years. I'm on a low carb diet (trying to stick to about 30 grams /day and I use 30/70 humulin insulin twice a day 120 units in the morning before breakfast and 75 units before supper. I check my...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm 52 years old and live in New Hampshire. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in early 2016. I currently take Metformin XR. Last year in July I was diagnosed with a cholesterol granuloma benign cyst in my skull near my temporal lobe that required surgery. While I was in the hospital they...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm a type 1 diabetic. I live in India currently. I will travel to the US soon to work. My stay will be long probably a couple of years. This is my first time to US. I've a few questions that I'm looking answers for: 1. Is there any limit on the amount of insulin that I will carry with me...
  4. New Member Introductions
    I just realized I was supposed to put a post in this area first. I have had mild diabetes, and with Metformin and Januvia. my sugar level stayed around 6.9 (oct 2014). I got checked on July 19, 2015, and my reading was 11.0. My doctor put me on insulin right away. Did not tell me to monitor...
  5. New Member Introductions
    So, I'm on my last Novolog pen and the soonest I can refill is this Thursday and I have no idea what time...If I run out of insulin before then what should I do? Would I last a day or two without insulin and then immediately treating the hyper when I get more? Any advice? I'm really concerned...
  6. Diabetes Treatment
    Would like to know why my Dr. tells me that I will gain weight if I switch to Insulin. I would rather be on Insulin + metformin instead of the Janumet XR 50/1000mg x 2 each morning. He tells me that I will gain weight, is that really true? Will I be able to eat LCHF & keep the 60 lbs I lost...
  7. New Member Introductions
    hi, my name is Billy, I'm posting here on behalf of my mother. Neither of us have diabetes, but her best friends daughter does. The child is about eleven years old. My mothers knowledge of diabetes is limited but she is worried about how her friend treats the insulin injections. The friend was...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi All, I am a T1 diabetic since 20 years now. I have 2 daughters and wife and we live together in Mumbai. Obviously you all are more interested to discuss diabetes/health here, so let me jump straight to the point. And though I have had my share of bad times managing my disease/disorder but...
  9. Diabetes
    Hi! This will be my third thread since I was diagnosed. I am now officially "slow onset type 1" diabetic, since I've tested positive for one of the autoantibodies (although my c-peptide was in low-normal still, also my insulin production still in nowmal range). Since my diagnosis (it's been...
  10. Diabetes Treatment
    So I saw my Dr. yesterday. The Janumet was working, but still needed something else. I asked for basal insulin (levemir) + metformin. Answer was "do you want to gain weight"? Me: No, of corse not, I thought that the metformin would offset the weight gain aspect of insulin. Well the answer...
  11. Diabetes Forum Lounge
    Since I am type 2 diabetic, I monitor diet, keep a healthy weight, & use metforman with an A1c of 5.7. Recently, my 10 year old step-grandson was diagnosed Type 1. Because I am diabetic I worry over the choices his parents have made. Since I did not have the Type 1 honeymoon phase or use...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hi All... I just joined this forum this morning, (5/13/14) for my wife. I have recently retired in order to provide the 24/7 care which she needs due to Occipital Vascular Dementia, a Stroke, Diabetes II, and Malignant Hypertension all diagnosed in July 2013. Her doctor asked me to...
  13. New Member Introductions
    I've successfully fought the big D for years with diet etc. I kind of forgot I even had it. Was told I didn't need to tear anymore. Doc wouldn't prescribe strips. It was a false sense of security. I was in an actUte state of denial. I had tried a lot of medications in the past (orals and humalog...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! I am a 26 year old female and recently (almost 2 years ago) diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I went into complete shock and did really well controlling my blood sugars for the first year. I brought my A1c down from 12% to 5.6% in the first few months. I'm still doing ok, but maybe...
  15. Diabetes Medication and Supplies
    Hello everyone, I have one more noob question and I should be all set for a while - Despite my internet searches, I can't seem to find an answer to this curiosity: If I take my insulin at 10pm to lower my bedtime sugars, are there any food restrictions? Can I eat a snack at 10p? can I eat...
  16. Diabetes Medication and Supplies
    Hi there, I am new to this forum and to diabetes treatment beyond diet and exercise. I have had pre diabetes since 2002 (probably my whole life but that was when it was noticed). My husband and I are planning on starting a family and my endocrinologist put me on insulin to get my sugars down...
  17. Diabetes Complications
    I am recently going through a rough patch and need some help figuring out what to do next. I recently moved and my doctor moved. I don't have a car and I need to change doctors so I can get a doctor's prescription to get insulin I have no insurance either. I'm running low on my insulin and need...
  18. Diabetes
    Hi, I am fairly new here and I am sure this has been discussed before, but I have been told a couple of times that I will never be able to lose weight while taking insulin. This is not true is it? I take 12 units of Levermiere in the morning and 30 units of Novalin N at bedtime and a no more...
  19. Diabetes
    hello my first post! im going on a 10 day camping trip with about 6 of my friends to the boundary waters! i was diagnosed like 3 months ago with type 1 and im going on this trip in august and i need help with what to use to keep everything cold for 10days?! i need to keep insulin pens and...
  20. Diabetes Treatment
    Hello everyone, I am a type 1 diabetic, diagnosed in January 2012. And I am in a desperate need of an advice as of now. I use injection pens with the Actrapid (fast - 3 time a day) and Levemir (slow - once a day). I have been managing the disease pretty well from what I can say (avg of 126)...
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