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IOL Lens Removal Surgery

Started by walt Mar 21. 0 Replies

I usually try to answer questions here, but today I have one. I've had diabetes for 45 years now and received a kidney transplant in 2011. I've also had extensive laser surgery for proliferative…Continue

Anyone remember these?

Started by Cora. Last reply by Chris Mar 19. 14 Replies

I've been around for quite a while and started home blood sugar testing when it first became available. Anyone remember the guillotine? No depth adjustment and you got to watch the lancet hit your…Continue

Google embarks on smart contact lenses for diabetics

Started by Jay Lackritz. Last reply by walt Mar 16. 1 Reply

This is pretty cool...Google embarks on smart contact lenses for diabeticsWhat if people with diabetes didn't have to prick their fingers several times a day to conduct blood sugar tests -- but…Continue

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12 on-the-go health tools for your smartphone

Started by Jay Lackritz Aug 5, 2013. 0 Replies

Diabetes Apps12 on-the-go health tools for your smartphone:…Continue

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Comment by walt on March 16, 2014 at 4:48pm

Thanks Jay, I appreciate that. Good luck with your journey as well.

Comment by Jay Lackritz on March 16, 2014 at 3:24pm

Good tip, Walt. Thanks. The book looks great.

And, congrats on your kidney transplant.

Comment by walt on March 16, 2014 at 2:14pm

Just a word to everyone who follows a strict diet and takes a set amount of short acting insulin before meals. Ask your doctor about "carb counting." This is where you determine a ratio of insulin taken to carbs consumed. In other words, if your ratio is 1 to 15, then you would take 1 unit of short acting insulin for every 15 grams  of carbohydrate you consume. It gives you a lot more flexibility and it's pretty easy. Of course, you still have to eat a healthy balance diet and exercise. I discuss this in my book: "Diabetes! A Lifetime of Being Too Sweet."

Comment by walt on March 2, 2014 at 1:40pm

Hi, my name is Walt. I am the author of "DIABETES! A Lifetime of Being Too Sweet." The book is part autobiographical, (I grew up in the inner city next door to a large organized crime family) and part about research, lifestyle, the T1D Study, and hopes for a cure. Garry Tobin MD, Director of the Diabetes Clinic at Barnes Hospital wrote the Foreword. I would love to share my vast experience with diabetes on this forum. I also contribute to the kidney transplant forum as I received one in 2011.

Comment by Jay Lackritz on May 27, 2013 at 1:15pm

In case you have problems with the link for Medicare Diabetic Testing Supplies, try this (the link in the previous message didn't know how to deal with spaces)

Comment by Jay Lackritz on May 26, 2013 at 8:55pm

Just received this document in the mail from Medicare, and thought some may be interested.

It describes the changes to the diabetic testing supplies program that takes effect on July 1, 2013. Since this is only a month away, it is worth reading if you have Medicare and get your supplies delivered to your home.

Medicare’s National Mail-Order Program for Diabetic Testing Supplies

Comment by Reginald Tom Wickett on May 14, 2013 at 12:23am

Hi everyone. I am type 1 diabetic, I take 4 units twice a day of Nova Rapid & 28 units of lantis once a day. Before my liver transplant, I was up to 60 units of Nova rapid & 38 of Lantis. I have it controled & watch what I eat & cheat once & awhile, lol. Hugs to everybody.

Comment by Jay Lackritz on April 10, 2013 at 11:33pm

To anyone who needs information and would like a nice book. Click here: Type 2 Diabetes

Only 6.4MB download

Comment by Mike on March 22, 2013 at 8:46am

I am Mike Van Meter, I was diabetic for 25 years. Was lucky enough to receive a pancreas and cure my diabetes. I lost my lower left leg to it. But I moved on and walk with prosthetic .I was on a insulin pump and did real weii.Have lots to share and have been through alot. I know alot about carbs. and diet and  working out to lower glucose . Will be in touch love web site   Mike

Comment by Cindy on September 30, 2012 at 4:36pm

Jay - It's not so bad, especially if you follow Walter's recommended diet. But there's more good news - there are what's called "free foods." Just spread them out throughout the day otherwise they might raise your blood sugar. Some of them could be used to flavor your celery - vinegar, horseradish, mustard... Oh, I almost forgot "cooking spray!" Unfortunately, these things are actually listed in a book I got on carb counting and meal planning. 


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