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Can I sell my deceased cat's new insulin & new needles?

We have brand-new, unused needles and a new, unopened Lantus insulin vial that we had bought for our cat, but our cat passed away late last month. We can't seem to figure out if it's legal to resell these prescription items. Is it? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Jun 23, 2014 - 15 answers

Any problems with changing brands of blood glucose meters?

I'm a person with diabetes and I have my blood glucose data going back for more than a year. If I change blood glucose meters now will I still have a basis for comparison with my old data? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Dec 12, 2013 - 7 answers

Baby Shower Baking! Complication: Gestational Diabetes!

I'm providing the cake (??????) for a good friend's baby shower on Sunday, which I'm very happy to do. The complication is that I just found out that the mother-to-be was recently diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I don't know anything about how to bake for people diabetes in general or gestational diabetes specifically, and I don't have time to do a ton of research before I have to start baking whatever it is I'm baking. Panicking a little! HELP! [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Nov 8, 2013 - 16 answers

Eye see what you did there

I recently discovered that I have diabetic retinopathy. I have been a diabetic for the last fifteen years or so and have feared this moment since my initial diagnosis. Several recent changes to my vision have caused me problems and I am trying to learn to cope with this new development. (Apologies in advance for the flurry of snowflakes inside) [more inside]
posted by BrianJ on Sep 17, 2013 - 12 answers

Time Travel With An Insulin Pump

My wife, who has had an insulin pump for almost 18 years, has somehow never traveled more than one time zone with it. Next week she has 5 day business trip to the West Coast, and we live on the East Coast. Any diabetic MeFi's have experience crossing 3 time zones with a pump? [more inside]
posted by COD on Feb 17, 2013 - 7 answers

What should a doctor's note say so that I can acheive my morbid obesity fitness goal?

Obese and diabetic is no way to go through life son, so I want/need/have to exercise. Problem: Most entities (exercise programs, gyms, trainers) want a doctor's note from me to prove I won't drop fucking dead while attempting to exercise. I want to get a note (one singular note) from my doctor that will allow me to participate in as many different exercise programs as possible. What should the note say? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Sep 27, 2012 - 27 answers

Lowcarb diets for diabetes control?

High-fat low-carb diets for diabetics? [more inside]
posted by zennish on May 27, 2012 - 18 answers

e coli ESBL+ urinary infection

After multiple knee surgeries, my mom was just diagnosed with e coli ESBL+ infection. [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Apr 12, 2012 - 6 answers

School me, please, for I am ignorant.

I am a nutritional newbie - I never took any classes on the subject, I'm a lifelong selective eater, and what little I know has been memorized, mostly in the last two months. I'm in need of some specific schooling on my current peculiar weight-loss situation. [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Mar 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Safe, simple recipes for diabetics.

I need safe, simple recipes for a friend who has just discovered she is diabetic. [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Dec 20, 2011 - 16 answers

Flying While Diabetic

Beyond knowing what the TSA says here, what should I know about domestic air travel and diabetes? [more inside]
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese on Dec 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Curse you, diabetes. Stop cockblocking food!

Suggestions for healthy weight-gain-friendly foods/recipes? [more inside]
posted by zennish on Oct 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Because I don't have enough problems as it is...

I am going in for a doctor's appointment tomorrow, where it's likely I'll be told I have diabetes (or pre-diabetes, or diabetes caused by medications, or something like that.) What questions should I be asking? [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Sep 26, 2011 - 14 answers

HELP, with diabetic diet.

I need clever ideas to help someone with diabetes make better food choices. This person is supposed to be on a low carb diet. Catches: Obviously i can not force them to eat any certain thing. or deprive of food.
posted by misformiche on Jul 19, 2011 - 21 answers

Looking for NPR show

I'm looking for an NPR segment or show that aired in the last year or so. In this story, the issues of diabetes and obesity on Native American reservations were discussed. [more inside]
posted by anansi on Jun 5, 2011 - 5 answers

I'm peeing a LOT and drinking a ton of water. All blood work has come back normal. So what could it be, besides diabetes?

I'm peeing a LOT and drinking a ton of water. All blood work has come back normal. So what could it be, besides diabetes? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on May 29, 2011 - 44 answers

Do any French diabetics use grams/dL rather than mg/dL?

French diabetics, what units do you use for your BG? [more inside]
posted by dmd on May 11, 2011 - 3 answers

The Road to RAGBRAI

Suggestions for a RAGBRAI newbie? Mid-forties male, experienced bicycle rider, working on getting into shape for the ride. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Should I be this mad at a social worker's allegations?

Am I wrong to be furious about allegations made by a social worker? [more inside]
posted by Ninevolt on Jan 30, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I get my insulin filled in a foreign country?

Oh, hive mind. I am very soon going to go join my boyfriend in Macau, China for an indefinite amount of time. I am an insulin-dependent diabetic. I am quitting my job and therefore, losing my insurance... is this going to cause problems? [more inside]
posted by the_royal_we on Jul 2, 2010 - 24 answers

Effective glucose monitoring for an elderly diabetic

Wearable glucose monitors? Do they exist and if so, are they worth it? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on May 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Tattoo N00b

[TattooFilter] I've finally decided to lose my tattoo cherry, and have a pretty good idea of what I want, but specific questions remain. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 27, 2010 - 25 answers

Diabetes Disability - who pays?

I have a friend (living in the U.S. Southeast) who is not working due to type 1 diabetes. He was recently working the assembly line for a major Japanese automobile manufacturer before diabetes forced him to stop working and now he's on some kind of disability for the rest of his life. Does his employer write his disability checks or the Social Security system or is this unknowable without asking him probing questions?
posted by loosemouth on Mar 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Financial crisis in the family, what can we do?

My mom was diagnosed earlier this year with diabetes, and thats where things started getting really bad. The insurance we have won't cover anything she's needed for it. [more inside]
posted by jrdnbaade on Dec 4, 2009 - 33 answers

Does Pterocarpus marsupium work?

I recently heard that Pterocarpus marsupium extract can be beneficial for those of us with high blood sugar. Have you tried it yourself? Has it been helpful? Have you seen results? Any side effects?
posted by RajahKing on Nov 6, 2009 - 1 answer

How do I care for a cat with diabetes?

How do I best care for a cat with diabetes? [more inside]
posted by dbgrady on Sep 25, 2009 - 15 answers

Best science-based resources to help me understand pre-diabetes?

Help me understand pre-diabetes. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Sep 19, 2009 - 11 answers

Why does hypoglycemic sweat stink so bad?

I am a type 1 [insulin-dependent] diabetic, and sometimes at night, when I haven't eaten enough to cover the insulin I took that evening, I 'bottom out': my blood sugar goes down very low and I wake up bathed in sweat and must go searching for orange juice. My question is about this: The nighttime sweat from low blood sugar just... stinks. It is powerfully rank sweat, as though I had not washed in many days. My partner agreed, he has noticed that it is different from any other sweat I sweat. "You NEVER smell like that any other time. It's a low blood sugar thing." Yet only at night! I also become clothes-soakingly sweaty if low blood sugar happens during the day, BUT it seems 'normal', the same as when I exercise. Can anyone tell me why this might be? Why is the night-time hypoglycemic sweat so incredibly smelly? [more inside]
posted by st looney up the cream bun and jam on Aug 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Might Metafilter Mitigate My Metformin Misery?

So there is this lovely drug called Metformin that I take to help control the ole blood sugar and it works a treat. However, it seems to be leaving me with a constant low grade stomach ache and very very frequent Diarrhea. My Doctor and I have experimented with lowering the dose but it does not seem to make much difference. This is a known side-effect of the drug, but I am reluctant to start changing things and risking introduction of new side-effects or lose some of the effectiveness of my current cocktail since it does a good job of keeping the numbers where they should be.

Has anyone out there experienced this issue and found a way to help minimize the side effect? (besides taking it with food, which I do)
posted by Lord Widebottom on Jun 10, 2009 - 11 answers

The Eyes Have It.

Why do diabetics intermittently get little swaths of redness at the outside corners of the eye? [more inside]
posted by BrotherCaine on Aug 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Tell me a story about diabetic retinopathy laser surgery.

I've been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. I'm AskMe'ing for first- or second-hand accounts of the outcome of laser surgery. [more inside]
posted by deborah on Jun 29, 2006 - 4 answers

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