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Comment by Richard157 on February 6, 2012 at 3:14pm

Good post, Brett!! My problem is that my insurance no longer covers my Dex. I bought a new Dex, the whole package, and one box of sensors. that is all I can afford for this year. I will use the sensors on trips and at times when I know my BG will be the most difficult to control.

You are correct about having to "make adjustments on the fly". I had no data or devices available to make adjustments 1945-1985.

Comment by aliceclones on February 6, 2012 at 3:10pm

Just out of curiosity, for those of you who have no luck any of the 3 mentioned insulins, have any of you tried the mixes? My girls principle was able to drop her A1C by a full point when she started a 70/30 mix. Just wondering.

Comment by Brett on February 6, 2012 at 2:46pm

We have to remember - diabetes management is an ART, not a SCIENCE. We can do the same thing over and over and get different results. We have to be able to make adjustments on the fly and be ready for anything. We have to get up off the floor (literally) and brush ourselves off and get back to work. Stuff is going to happen if we like it or not. We can't beat ourselves up about those times when stuff happens - we have to deal with it and move on. We have to WIN. And quitters never win. This disease is not going to defeat us! And now, with the Dex, we finally have a WEAPON to use against it.

That my spin on it, for what it's worth.

Comment by Brett on February 6, 2012 at 2:36pm

Yeah, it can be tough. It's pretty much the whole reason I got the Dex. I now have the weirdest basal schedules ever because of what I've learned. I remember many years ago (too many to mention), it would take literally DAYS to work down from a somogyi effect - but now it's only a few hours. I couldn't do it without the Dex.

Real nice A1C you have there - I'm a little envious.

Comment by lisa c on February 6, 2012 at 2:23pm

if we try too hard to understand, leads too much stress. ...just do the best you can do in the moment and let it go! take in all ths great knowledge from others and support of our Tu friends....makes it easier for sure.

my doc lways says....Youre doing great! My A1Cs are 6.5 on average and I feel like I am not doing great at all. we are often harder on ourselves than we need to be given its such an in exact science..

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Comment by daricel on February 6, 2012 at 2:10pm

And of course, it depends on how your day went at work also... One thing the Dexcome does is tell me when I need to calm down

Comment by metheniac on February 6, 2012 at 2:08pm

I know what you mean Doug. My lows go into the 40's and 50's and are scary. Sometimes I will eat the EXACT same meal two days in a row, take the same amount of insulin, and have very different effects! So yes, you must look at other aspects besides food, insulin etc. My doc keeps telling me that it often has to do with where your numbers have been over the past few days. I must have a tiny brain also LOL.

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Comment by daricel on February 6, 2012 at 1:58pm

I get the fat thing... Unfortunately low fat diet for a long period of time didn't help either... I think I'm just wierd LOL

 

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