Type1 for 30 Plus Years

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Type1 for 30 Plus Years

For those who've had Type 1 diabetes for a long time. I don't really care how long. Just long.

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Latest Activity: Dec 11

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Sorry Honey...

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Stuart Dec 11. 32 Replies

Had a little "challenge" this week, which suffice to say I won't go into detail about. It was bad, really, really bad (sic. diabetic stuff) by any possible measure.My question for you my peers....…Continue

Tags: sorry, advice, counsel, experience, lover

50y.o. (almost) now what ...

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Fred Goldberg Dec 10. 9 Replies

Nearing fifty "soon", what kind of changes were necessary for YOU, re: dosages and so forth.How much did you need to tweak the carb counting? How much did you have to change/alter what you used to…Continue

Tags: percentage, anticipated-changes, anticipate, anticipated, formula

Blood sugar "stuck" despite comping with insulin

Started by Ms Ashua. Last reply by Fred Goldberg Dec 10. 8 Replies

Hi everyone,I am t1 x 50 years and in relatively good health, no significant issues at this time. I am new to pumping., OmniPod for about 6 weeks.My question is not specific to the pump. I noticed…Continue

You Did Not Take Good Care Of Yourself???

Started by Richard157. Last reply by artwoman Oct 17. 27 Replies

Those of us who have been type 1 for a very long time have probably dealt with a lot of ignorance from people giving us bad advice. Has anyone ever told you that "You Did Not Take Care Of Yourself"?…Continue

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Comment by Annie on December 10, 2014 at 2:02pm

I do a 200% temp basal and extra blood testing whenever I have to take steroids!

Comment by skorkysmom on December 9, 2014 at 7:12pm

Thanks, Trouble, I am testing about every 3 hours and so far so good. I hate having highs like this, but the pump does a great job of getting it down quickly. And, I have taken a few injections to help! Thanks again!

Comment by skorkysmom on December 9, 2014 at 7:09pm

Comment by Trouble on December 8, 2014 at 7:01pm

Depending on which steroid is used I need to at least double my insulin up to as much as 5x as much. You will just need to check bs very often. If you are using the Dexcom don't rely on it so much during the next 7-14 days, depending on how long the effects of the shot last. Good luck.

Comment by skorkysmom on December 8, 2014 at 6:37pm

Hi to my over 30 plus year co-pumpers..I have a situation and am not sure what to do so I thought I would ask those who may have experienced..I had a shot of cortisone this afternoon in my thumb which is very arthritic. I've had these injections before, but not for maybe 10 years, so I am not sure how much to increase my my boluses for highs, which just started, 373! I doubled what my Animas Ping EzBG said. Does anyone have any advice?

Comment by Emily Coles on November 10, 2014 at 12:30pm

Hey all.  In case you didn't see, we are having a live-streamed presentation on the TuDiabetes home page tomorrow about promising research toward a cure for T1D.  Please join us, and bring questions!

http://www.tudiabetes.org/events/live-interview-joshua-levy-map-to-...

Comment by Robert Yancey on September 9, 2014 at 6:41pm
Hi Rene, sorry it took so long for me to reply. Yes the 530g is the one that shuts itself off. It is the reason I switched and got it. Ironically,I never use it for that feature. I will probably use it again once I get the alarms dialed in a little better.
As far as the Dexcom goes, be careful with using it more than a week. When I used it,I would regularly get two quality weeks out of it. You will get that too, but maybe not at first.when it starts to go bad you will get question marks and missed readings.
How is it going for you?
Comment by Rene on September 9, 2014 at 12:54pm

Hi All; I just put my first Dexcom sensor on and it was a job. Getting the sensor snap in almost defeated me. Now we wait and see.
Is there a software program that works on Mac? Dexcom doesn't seem to like Mac. Anyone else have this problem?

Comment by artwoman on September 7, 2014 at 11:03am

I think you are asking about charging the battery in the transmitter. If that's your question, no. It isn't rechargeable. It lasts anywhere from the 6 months according to Dexcom to about 18 months for me. The receiver of course, is plugged in to recharge. Since I pay out of pocket for my CGM, I aim for three weeks out of each sensor. I click on stop sensor. Wait about 5 minutes (I I 'spose I am thinking I am tricking the system into believing it takes me 5 minutes to insert a new sensor - but how would it know!?!?!) Then I click on start sensor, go through the 2 hours set up and I'm good to go for another week. I use Skin Tac adhesive when I insert the sensor so that it stays put.

Comment by Rene on September 7, 2014 at 10:47am

Thank you. I will go to Dexcom users I'm just more comfortable here. Is it necessary to charge the battery pack after a week in order to make it last longer? I hope that is understandable.

 

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