okay, fellow diabetics, i’m desperate right now and I’m hoping one of you could help me.
My right foot foot appears to be a little swollen, around where the big toe connects to the foot. I was wondering if any of you had has this problem before and if so, what should I do?
I am in agony right now, I’m not sure if it’s diabetes related or related to my familys history of Arthritis so if any of you could help that would be great, if you can’t please reblog to see if others can.
So guys, its getting to valentines day again and I was wondering if you guys would be interested in me making the valentines day cards i did again, like last year.
If so, do any of you have any ideas of what i can put in them?
Just tried something out for the first time, and am very impressed.
Filled my sharps bin, and forgot to get a new one (bad Charley!) but have taken to using a pringles tube, and cutting a little slit in the plastic lid, so I can just push the sharps gently into the tube. Might decorate the tube! Haha.
A friend has been talking to me about ‘type 4’ diabetes, anyone know anything? :)
My reply: argonkitten
Re: Friends eating your glucose tabs- IF they don't get the message by your simply asking and explaining, "these are for emergencies." THEN try bringing your friend with you to buy some replacements, and ask them to pick up the tab. They may be shocked, and may not necessarily pick up the bill, but they may get the message that they are for emergencies- not for candy snackage, because those tabs are expensive! Worked for me... Good Luck.
That’s actually an interesting thing I would have never thought of. I may use this myself if any of my friends want some of mine one day!
To the anon asking about how to stop her friend asking for glucose tabs, tell her to buy her own!!
Tell your friend to go buy her own glucose tabs! You can get a jar of like fifty for a few bucks at the drugstore. Or start charging her for them. Seriously, she can buy her own without taking yours. That's a dick move on her part. :/
I use glucose tablets for lows instead of food or whatever, and a friend of mine keeps jokingly-ish trying to take them/ask for them because she thinks they taste like candy. How do I ask her to stop without sounding whiny and stuff? By the way, I love your blog! You admins are sooo nice (:
Thank you so much for the compliment! :)
Have you tried to explain to her that the glucose tabs are for emergencies only? If you haven’t tried that, maybe that will help a little bit. I have always explained to my friends that a glucose tab is like a condensed round pixy stick and should be used if I have low blood sugar and if I am conscious (I also have glucagon in case of a low where I pass put).
Does anyone else have any other ideas for this anon?
when you lower your carb intake your body goes into ketos mode. your body is burning fat instead of carbs so you pee out ketones and you lose weight a lot faster. i went on a ketos diet before too. as long as your blood sugar is in range, nothing bad will happen if youre peeing out ketones!
So I have started the slimfast diet so I have been taking in less carbs and calories. I replace two of my meals with the slimfast drink wich has 25 carbs so I still get to take insulin. But for some reason I keep on getting ketone but my blood sugars are fine! better then they were before i started my diet!! I get rid of the ketones one day but there back a day or two later. is there something im doing wrong or any advice on how to keep them away? I drink so much stuff trying to flush them out but nothing!! anything helps!
I’m not 100% on this, but aren’t the slim fast meal replacements only supposed to replace 1 meal a day? What I would do is talk to your doctor.
Does anyone have suggestions?