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Does the medical team at your local ER know how to care for Type 1 patients?

Started by Marypat in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Christopher 4 minutes ago. 25 Replies

My PCP sent me to the emergency room last week. I was wondering how other ERs care for Type 1 patients - especially when the apparent reason for the ER visit is not related to diabetes. Do they test BG? How often? Do you get water? Does anyone…Continue

Tags: care, room, emergency, pumpers, Insulin

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by JaninaWalker 11 minutes ago. 23524 Replies

Very simple, just post ONE WORD that is somehow associated with the previous word. Easy right?(Diabetes related words welcome but not necessary!!)OK...first word: sugarContinue

How fast should Novolog be

Started by Sharif Munshi in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Christopher 21 minutes ago. 8 Replies

How fast should a fast acting insulin like Novolog be. For me Novolog takes more than an 90 min to act. So when doing carb counting, I have to take it atleast one hour before I eat, which is not practical for me. I thought fast acting should be…Continue

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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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NEED ADVICE!! changing insulin pump from animas to accu-chek

Posted by Sara_Louise on April 18, 2014 at 3:04pm 8 Comments

hi all, i was wondering how to change insulin pumps. animas pump seemed right at the time but now, 4 years later, i regret not choosing accu-chek combo. they say i can only change if i have a medical reason but i really want to change!! for practicality reasons, the accu-chek system really would work better for me. i chose animas at the time because i done alot of swimming but no longer do. its getting me down and i really regret not choosing the accu-chek system. its so much more discreet…

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How I keep track. *Useful tools

Posted by Austin Pereira on April 18, 2014 at 12:30pm 5 Comments

Of all the things I have to do on a daily basis, now I have to add more things to the list; Checking my BG 8 times a day now, taking oral medications 3 times a day. Remembering to bolus before my meal, not right after. Remembering Dr. appointments etc.

On top of running a business and trying to keep sanity in my family, sometimes things get left out and keeping track is always a challenge. Fortunately I have a few tools that I like to use to keep me sane.

Number one;…

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Tragic Tale

Posted by rick phillips on April 18, 2014 at 5:30am 5 Comments

Tragic Tale



Last evening April 17, 2014, two officers were killed in a middle class neighborhood of Indianapolis. The two officers shared a particular life event that is common in the world. They were at one time married. I suppose the facts are really not necessary in a case like this. The police officers both veterans of the Indianapolis Police Department (IMPD) met on the…

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