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  1. Members Blood Sugar Readings
    Got my results back for a Home HbA1c testing kit from Droplet Health and it was 9.3%. The test only cost $25. I was a bit surprised that it was in single digits as I expected it to be more like a 12 or 13%. I will probably have a new one done when I visited my doctor on Jan 2nd 2018 when I...
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    New Member Introductions
    I am a 68 year old diabetic from NYC, recently retired on Medicare + a Medicare supplemental plan, diagnosed with Type 1 over 30 years ago. Have been (happily) using a pump for ca. 10 years. I was a member of the forum some time ago and recently "revived" my membership. My A1C's have been...
  3. Diabetes Complications
    If not, here's why you should: Sleep apnea check a must in Diabetes, Hypertension It's wrong to assume that you do not have sleep apnea if you don't snore (or don't THINK you snore) or if you are thin or female. With diabetes, there's a high likelihood you may have sleep apnea, and if left...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello, have been a type 1 diabetic for over 30 years this June. Fortunate so far in that I have no complications. Became a type 1 at age 41 which I know is unusual. Have used a Medijector vision A needlefree syringe for most of those years. I test every 2 hours during the day. This is...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I am still digesting the fact that I have a reason to be here, but doing my research and trying not to get down. My question to the group is that since I am constantly hungry and trying to eat the "right" foods" when is the best time to test my blood? There is never 2 hours after a meal...
  6. Diabetes
    So I got my new ReliOn meter and accessories today and was all excited to try it out (I'm a gadget freak, what can I say :rolleyes: ?) Unfortunately, my hands tend to shake due to a (non-serious, just annoying) condition called benign essential tremor. I can't seem to get enough blood on the...
  7. Diabetes Symptoms
    I just wanted to know do any of you out there have away to keep my fingers from being so sore from testing? Thanks for any ideas. My fingers get sore because I have to test twice a day. I often test more when I am feeling bad that day.:confused:
  8. Diabetes
    I have to test multiple times a day now I am on insulin. I find it hurts to prick my ring and baby fingers but the other three are ok. So I use them predominantly. I do it around the nail edges as directed. What fingers do you other diabetics use? Do you find that if you re-test with another...
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