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Hi All,

I'm new to this forum. I was searching for free biohazard labels to place on my containers (I use laundry detergent bottles). A doctor gave me a phone number to get them about four years ago and now, I've lost the info and cannot find the doctor.

Anyway, glad to be here and am hoping to learn some new things. I'm currently taking Metformin and a long-acting insulin as well as a once a week, non-insulin injectable. Trying hard to change my diet and work out a little every day so I can get off some of these meds.

I hate the finger sticks even more than insulin injections, so when my insurance started paying for the continuous glucose monitor (I use Freestyle Libre), I was beyond thrilled. Literally changed the game for me!

Wishing all of you the best in your health journeys!
 

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Hi treybum2, welcome to the forum.

Would it be legal where you are to print one from your computer and just tape it to your sharps bottle? Maybe a local free clinic might be able to help acquire a few labels.

Sounds like your goal is similar to mine. Manage BG with diet, exercise, and a minimum of meds. I would work to get off of them, with the latter being the first to go. If i had to have meds, it would be the metformin and insulin. I've found that eating a very low carb diet has helped me more than anything. What are you having success with in controlling your BG?

As far as hating sticks, I think we all have that in common. Some are more tolerable to it than others. I've found it to be less painful by poking the sides of my fingers more so than out on the very tips, less nerves to poke.
 
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Hello, treybum2! Welcome!

I like mbuster's suggestion of contacting a free clinic. Your own medical clinic may be of help, too. I found some free labels on the Internet, too, from sites that didn't trip my bad-script and malware detectors, by doing a Web search for the phrase

where can I get free biohazard labels? sharps
 

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Hi treybum2, welcome to the forum.

Would it be legal where you are to print one from your computer and just tape it to your sharps bottle? Maybe a local free clinic might be able to help acquire a few labels.

Sounds like your goal is similar to mine. Manage BG with diet, exercise, and a minimum of meds. I would work to get off of them, with the latter being the first to go. If i had to have meds, it would be the metformin and insulin. I've found that eating a very low carb diet has helped me more than anything. What are you having success with in controlling your BG?

As far as hating sticks, I think we all have that in common. Some are more tolerable to it than others. I've found it to be less painful by poking the sides of my fingers more so than out on the very tips, less nerves to poke.
Thanks for the welcome and tips! I've actually found that, in addition to eating fewer carbs, eating less meat appears to help my BG numbers--not sure why. I read about the Kempner study and decided to reduce animal product consumption.
 

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Thanks for the welcome and tips! I've actually found that, in addition to eating fewer carbs, eating less meat appears to help my BG numbers--not sure why. I read about the Kempner study and decided to reduce animal product consumption.
Well, we've got to do what we've got to do to take care of ourselves. We are, after all, our own best health advocates. Make sure you supplement B-12, the best food source is meat, which you are reducing. That type of diet didn't agree with my BG, but we are all different. Wishing you good luck with it.
 
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