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Dan DeMann

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A little taste of success...
My A-1-C dropped from 12.1 to 7.8 in a little over a month and a half

<does a little bit of a happy dance>


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Diabetes medication may aid weight loss!!!
Daily shots of a drug developed for Type 2 diabetes helped overweight patients lose an average of more than 12 pounds in about a year, a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.
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Including the ‪#‎patient‬ in the ‪#‎healthcare‬ ‪#‎team‬ could improve medication-taking http://medivizor.com/blog/2015/06/30/taking-medications/
Why compliance and adherence don't describe taking medications? Here are 9 reasons.
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Dan DeMann

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I was recently diagnosed with Diabetes...

I'm not sure what that even means (for me). I'm in the dark for the most part. I know my sugars are too high, and my diet has gone thru a drastic change.
When I was diagnosed, I think my sugars were at 580. The dr. Said he couldn't believe I hadn't keeled over yet. Since then.... I've been on Metformin and glucatrol (?). After two weeks, i stopped the glucatrol and conrinued on with the Metformin (1 morning - 1 night time).
Honestly, I have no idea what this does for me (other than the obvious blood sugar drop). Is this a long term maintenance? Will it lose it effect over time? Am I at a precursor to injectable insulin?
I feel like I'm just winging this... living off grilled chicken and salads (consisting of lettuce, cucumber and pickles with a vinegrette dressing).
I have some cholesterol/triglyceride issues as well.
I feel like I need one of those self help books... DIABETIC for Dummies books.
I heard about diabetes coaches and educators, maybe that's the ticket.
The worst part is no longer knowing or understanding what my body is telling me. If I stand up too fast and feel dizzy, I'm always wondering if my blood sugar is low. If I break the slightest sweat, i wonder if I'm bottoming out.
I'm a lifelong athlete... I'm afraid to push myself.
The other night, I was afraid to fall asleep because I felt funny.
<laughs>
I don't know if this is as much about asking questions as much as it is about venting.

Sorry if I'm rambling.

P.S.

I considered driving to the emergency room and drinking a 12 pack of Dr.PEPPER... it's gonna be a long hard road. 
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I found this book to be extremely helpful when I first converted.

http://www.amazon.com/The-First-Year-Essential-Diagnosed/dp/1569242658
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A "Smart Insulin Patch" to make checking Diabetes easier...
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iGlucose

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‪#‎MondayMotivation‬
This is such a simple, but applicable adage from one of the 20th century’s most brilliant men.
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I am thinking of starting my own diabetic education blog. I am amazed at all the information I have learned in the book " PUMPIN INSULIN". I have been on the pump since 2004, but no doctor or educator ever mentioned things like:
1. Lowering your sugar is much faster by turning down your basal to 80 % and then BOLUS. Called a SUPER BOLUS.

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GOOD balance between Symlin® and insulin doses keeps rises in post-meal readings minimal while causing few lows. In many Type 1s, an injection of only 15 or 30 micrograms taken two or three times a day before meals is needed to do this. Symlin® is usually taken just before meals that contain at least 250 calories or 30 grams of carbohydrate. If a dose is missed”

Excerpt From: John Walsh, PA & Ruth Roberts, MA. “Pumping Insulin.” Torrey Pines Press, 2012-09-12. iBooks.
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Check out this book on the iBooks Store: https://itun.es/us/9h88H.l

I did not even know about SYMLIN

3.“Add extra fiber like psyllium (sugar-free Metamucil) or guar gum to a meal to reduce its glycemic index. A tablespoon or two of psyllium added to cold cereals can dramatically lower post-meal readings.”

Excerpt From: John Walsh, PA & Ruth Roberts, MA. “Pumping Insulin.” Torrey Pines Press, 2012-09-12. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

Check out this book on the iBooks Store: https://itun.es/us/9h88H.l
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Connecting those with #Diabetes. Helping to Empower, Connect, Support and Educate through Social Media. This community is open to all, regardless of type, age, gender, race, religion, favorite book, sports team or music! :-) *PLEASE -NO COMMERCIAL POSTS. Posts to blogs or other material which are deemed to be primarily commercial in nature, or written in order to solicit business will be removed by the moderators. Continued abuse may result in being banned from the community. Other than that, HAVE FUN, and please post under the appropriate topic area.* This page has been created by Mike Young. (AKA) *elGringoinspain* - Diabetes in Spain. You can find me on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115904760086120014493 You can find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elgringospain On Twitter: https://twitter.com/elgringoinspain
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Tamra Garcia

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I write a blog about my life with type 1 diabetes and related complications. Please check me out, and if you like my blog please share it with others.  Also, I love to read other diabetes blogs, so if you write one let me know about it.  Thanks!
A blog about my life with type 1 diabetes and related complications.
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Linda Tewes
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Australian scientists believe they have identified an enzyme that causes dysfunction in the three major diabetes players: the pancreas, the liver and muscle. Known as ...
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Linda Tewes
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Another option for managing your diabetes data.
Curious about the diabetes toolkit that Lukas uses to manage his diabetes? Get the details about what he uses and why from Lukas himself!
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Cathy Thomas Hess examined a number of lab tests and values that can help the clinician accurately manage a patient with a pressure ulcer.
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Sugary drinks kill 184,000 a year through #diabetes !!
Scientists issue new warning after worldwide study reveals the death toll caused by the drinks
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Paul Cathcart

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#Diabetes is NOT a #bluecircle Diabetes is Blood RED. http://www.pngwd.com/readerreviews.html  
Simply brilliant. No truer account of life with diabetes. ***** T1 Honesty ***** As the parent of a Type 1D, ****
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Medivizor

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How do you feel about words like "compliance" and "adherence"? What do you think of the language of medication taking? Join the conversation!
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Did you know? #diabetes #exercise  
Try quick workouts: These tips will help you ease back into exercise and find a workout plan that works for you.
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alex marshall

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Hey Guys, just a few things that needed to be added to last weeks post that I thought where equally important :)
http://lwtod.blogspot.co.uk/
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Mac T

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Can i trust all published advice?
Keeping your blood glucose in check can be a pain in the proverbial, especially when you remember some things can affect your blood glucose that are absolutely beyond your control. We’ve narrowed down 8 of the most surprising causes blood sugar changes. #8 Sleep (Dawn Phenomenon) The dawn phenomenon isn’t quite as fun or interesting as …
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