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Insulin Math

I use Humalog U-100. The vial is supposed to contain 1,000 units in it. My pump reservoir holds up to 300 units at a time. That means I sho…

Started by Pavlos in Type 1 Diabetes Forum

6 Jan 21, 2010
Reply by Sarah

the cost of having diabetes

my husband and both have type 2 diabetes and we have no drug programs to help get what we need to stay healthy I have more health problems…

Started by Debbie Laycock in Diabetes Treatment, Cure

14 Jan 21, 2010
Reply by Debbie Laycock

Anyone Type 1 taking Lipitor for preventing hardening of arteries?

When i first became diagnosed my doctor started me on Lipitor 10 mg and Lisinopril 2.5mg for preventativee measures. I was 21 yr old female…

Started by Kyndal in Type 1 Diabetes Forum

10 Jan 21, 2010
Reply by Kyndal

Type 1 and excercise is a pain at times!!!

OK...So yesterday i was going to go for a 6 mile run. Before I went I checked my blood glucose and it was 112. So I ate a 30 gram carb snac…

Started by Ryan in Type 1 Diabetes Forum

31 Jan 21, 2010
Reply by Xanthasun

Type-1 and breast-feeding

I have a friend who had gestational diabetes which subsequently turned out to be LADA. She's breast-feeding her baby. The concern is about…

Started by John Smith in Type 1 Diabetes Forum

15 Jan 21, 2010
Reply by Cason

Symptom of low blood sugar

I have had type 1 for 33 years. Recently I have been experiencing an odd symptom of low BS. After the low begins, the last couple lows I ha…

Started by John Manning in Type 1 Diabetes Forum

14 Jan 21, 2010
Reply by Scott

Emergency Preparedness

I just read a short piece on disaster preparedness. Any diabetic that went through hurricanes Katrina of Rita probably has the subject clos…

Started by Joe in Type 1 Diabetes Forum

0 Jan 21, 2010

Basal Rates

How many basal rates do you have in your pump?I have 8.Is it bad when you have too many?

Started by Dee Meloche in Insulin Pump Users Forum

8 Jan 21, 2010
Reply by Dee Meloche

IV Prep makes my son itch

We've been pumping about a month, and my son complains that the area around the site itches. I think it's because the IV prep dries him out…

Started by Jennifer Sandberg in Insulin Pump Users Forum

13 Jan 21, 2010
Reply by June English

Medtronic Pump Issues

Hi all, haven't been on here in a while. I' ve been having some issues with my insulin pump lately. I usually put the site in my stomach, l…

Started by Danielle in Insulin Pump Users Forum

15 Jan 21, 2010
Reply by June English




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