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 How to bring fasting blood sugar level to normal?
I got my fasting blood glucose tested and the reading was 113.Am I diebetic? If yes, what precautions should I take to bring down the fasting blood glucose level? I am 45 years of age, height 178 cms ...

 I have a corn on my toe what can i do to remove it?
I have started wearing these shoes to work and out of no were a corn has developed on my second toe. Is there anything i can do or even try to eradicate this problem. Or once you have developed a ...

 13, just diagnosed type 1 diabetic...?
and was wondering what other type 1 diabetics insulin ratios are? mine is 1:10. I was also wondering what you do/dont do to help keep blood sugars under control? and when u have to check your sugar. I...

 What happens if you stop taking medications for your diabetes?
so my gf's mom has diabetes...she's had it for years now..but also...she stopped taking her medications a few years back as well...and she also smokes...and drink [alcohol] i wanna kno what ...

 Risk of Diabetes?
Some time ago, I ate my lunch at work, including a little snack. I had to go get off from work that afternoon for a doctor's checkup. I had all of the tests, including the urine test. I found ...

 Could someone tell me what the restrictions are to a career in medicine when I have diabetes? Cheers?
I have type 1 diabetes (insulin treated) and am looking at starting a course in medicine at university. I know that I cannot be a surgeon, but is there a more detailed outline as to what fields I can ...

 I have type II diabetes, and when I first test it in the morning it is?
120, a few hours later after I have eaten it is 215, and I watch what I eat, so what can be the cause of it going up that high....

 What amout of insulin would you say is normal to take on a daily basis?
I am a type 1 Diabetic, I take Toronto regular insulin 15units each time I eat. If I dont work out I notice it goes a little high. I would therefore increase the amount. I then get a headache. What ...

 Does too much sugar hurt/ kill you? why?
Problem, inquiry question like assesment but i can't find the answer in the internet, need answers, links and ideas!

Thx for you coop....

 Where can I find info on foods that you can eat if you have diabetes, and high blood pressure?
My father in law was diagnosed with diabetes, he also has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I would like to know where I can find info on healthy foods that he can eat or cook for himself.

 Just under two hours after eating is a blood glucose reading of 161high?

Additional Details
(If it matters, the test was after shredded beef tacos and diluted oj.)...

 Is my diabetes back for good?
Had gestational diabetes during my pregnancy, my little boy is now 3 months this week, and now my sugars are beginning to soar again, even though straight after birth, they returned to normal. Was ...

 Diabetic diagnosed mistake by doctors.?
I was told in 2000 that I was a type two diabetic. So for the last 8 years and 3 doctors later I have been treated with type 2 pills. 8 years uncontrolled later my doctors finally give up and send ...

 What are some ways to lower blood sugar?
My fiance' is diabetic and his blood sugar has been off the charts lately (It was 500+ the other night when he took a test) . I am truly scared of what can happen if he can not get this under ...

 My leg feels really numbed up like my blood/circulation. Please help me!?
Ok, for those people that read my other questions I ask if I had diabetes and said stuff like leg/arm been numb and tingling. Now it is my leg. Do I like have diabetes or poor circulation? Lately I ...

 Fasting blood glucose level 111 at the lab, but less with home meter?
Hi, I have a teenage son who is 15 years old. Overall in great health. Recently his doctor ordered some blood test for him as a routine phyical. His fasting sugar level was 106. I know it suppose ...

 Normal blood sugar glucose?

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I am diabetic going on vacation, how do I keep my insulin cold?
I am going on vacation soon & I will be flying,I need to take a few vials of my insulin with me as I am diabetic. I need to keep it cool what can I use for that? I have to take it on the plane with me.

im not sure one of my diabetic doctors gave me this lunch/purse looking bag its pink dark blue & white & inside of it its sliver & it keeps my insulin cold when i go sumewhere

Room temperature for a day of travel is OK. Just don't let it get hot.

My husband was told insulin didn't have to be kept cold that it would go bad in 28 days regardless, was this wrong??

Michael C
Buy a small insulated lunch bag and a few of those small, clear freezer mates.

Debra S
I found some websites with items that you can use to keep the insulin cold.
If you are flying, let the airlines know. They can help you.

Put it in either a small cooler or put it in your backpack between two bags of ice. That should do it holmes just be real and think about it. I hope i helped you

place it in a cooler with cold packs.

The vial you are currently using will be fine. The extra vials should be kept cold.

This is what I did on my last vacation:

I took a small insulated lunch bag on the plane. My insulin was inside the bag, along with a few snacks. I used cold packs to keep the insulin cold. When I got to my destination, I put my insulin into the hotel room fridge. When I was ready to come back home, I refroze the cold packs for the trip home.

I didn't have any problems except for the security people tell me I couldn't take my water bottle through the checkpoint. Okay...fine...I drank the water while in line and put the empty bottle into the bag. Once I got through the line, I refilled it at a water fountain. They didn't say a thing about my 2 fruitcups, 1 granola bar, 1 pack of snack crackers, 2 tubes of glucose gel and 1 roll of LifeSavers.

Make sure you have proper identification and keep the vials in the boxes that have the prescription labels on them. You can take your needles and lancets on the plane, along with your meter. My advice is to get one of those insulated lunch bags that have several compartments. That way, you can keep everything in one bag and have it easy to get to.

Have a nice trip.


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