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Thoughts on Dr Berstein's book?

Started by Kiwikrystie in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Terry 13 minutes ago. 12 Replies

Has anyone read Dr Bernstein's book about his low carb way of living?I have recently read it and am very interested in what he has to say, but it seems like everyone who follows his way of life are older 55+(no offence of course!). I just want to…Continue

How Kids are Told they Have Type 1 - Survey Request

Started by Michele P in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Tim 25 minutes ago. 6 Replies

My name is Michele Palk and I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 3. I am a Master of Psychology student in Toronto, Ontario researching how children are first told they have Type 1 Diabetes. I want to learn how people like doctors,…Continue

Have you gone from pump to MDI and been happy about the change?

Started by Jan in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Scott A 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

If so, I'd love to hear from you.Please share the reasons behind your decision, and why you're happier now. Thanks!Continue

What Kind of Pump Should I Get?

Started by PumpGirl in Insulin Pump Users Forum. Last reply by Christopher 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi Tudiabetes Community!I'm reaching out to your for your comments and insights about what kind of pump I should get next. My Medtronic Paradigm Revel 723's warranty is about to expire so I am researching who to go with next. I also use a Dexcom…Continue

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Two weeks in

Posted by Jen on April 20, 2014 at 10:30pm 5 Comments

I look back at how my diet has changed in the past four months and it has been truly incredible. On December 30th I decided that I was going to quit Diet Coke. I'd tried this several times before without success, but this time I succeeded. I craved it for two months, but now I haven't touched a drop of any pop or carbonated beverage (aside from sparkling water) for nearly four months, and I don't crave it anymore.

Then, at my doctor's advice I cut out all caffeine, even tea (although…

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Medtronic Soft Sensors - My Experience Thus Far

Posted by PumpGirl on April 20, 2014 at 9:11pm 1 Comment

So, I've been using a Medtronic Mini-Link CGM for the past week. My Dexcom G4 will be arriving tomorrow. I wanted to give both products a fair shot before deciding on one.



My experience so far with the Medtronic CGM has worked like this. I received the transmitter kit last Monday. For the most part, setting it up to communicate with the pump is easy. I pulled the sensor out of the package and got ready for insertion. I thought it would be similar to the pain of a pump set injection.… Continue

Baby #2

Posted by Cherise on April 20, 2014 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

Well I'm pregnant with baby #2. I found out back in February. I'm due September 23rd with a baby girl. We've had some issues with my blood glucose levels dropping too low including once my husband coming home to find me completely unconscious. He also stopped it from happening again. He's very good at checking my blood sugar especially in the morning.

Now the insulin resistance has set in really badly. I'm actually fighting with it right now. I may need to try an entire site change on…

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Insulin increased, site changed, doing great!!!

Posted by Ila on April 20, 2014 at 8:03am 1 Comment

Last time I saw the doctor, my Levemir was changed to 18 units. After reading a recommendation to inject in the stomach, I changed from my thighs to my stomach. After about 3 days, I started seeing changes in my fasting BG. After waiting several more days to see if I would have a spike in the evening, I found that I was doing a lot better all day.

In order not to go too low, I have been injecting 1/2 in my stomach and 1/2 in my thigh. I am trying to get in the habit of testing before…

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