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New glucose testing and insulin dosing coming?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Oct 9, 2014. 4 Replies

I met a longtime Type 1 diabetic today. He's been battling the disease from birth for a total of 55 years. He was recently informed of a new oral system of checking glucose and administering…Continue

Tags: technology, non-invasive, meter, testing, glucose

Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trudy Feb 14, 2014. 4 Replies

Just wanted to express that sentiment and hope everyone enjoys this special day. We're lucky to be born into this time where there are effective medications and knowledge to combat this disease. I…Continue

Green coffee bean extract?

Started this discussion. Last reply by 2tall63 Jun 1, 2013. 2 Replies

Have any members tried using green coffee bean extract? Dr Oz touts it as an appetite suppressant amongst other attributes. Costco just started carrying a standardized version. Just wanted to see if…Continue

Frozen right shoulder returning.

Started this discussion. Last reply by 2tall63 May 25, 2013. 3 Replies

Well,it's been a painfree five yrs since my shoulder was released in surgery 2008. However,in the last three weeks I've felt it returning. Hopefully,head off a refreeze with pt. I'm going to get in…Continue

 

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Mari left a comment for 2tall63
"Hi! I hope you have a very happy birthday!!"
Jan 15
2tall63 replied to Realsis77's discussion 'Lantus in Am or Pm which is the best time to inject????' in the group LANTUS® Or Humalog Users
"Personally,I inject right before bed which in my case is 9:00 pm generally. I tried splitting the dose but no improvement. Lantus works well for me along with 2000mg of metformin. I had terrible highs and lows with Glipizide and even Byetta failed…"
Nov 26, 2014
Tim replied to 2tall63's discussion 'New glucose testing and insulin dosing coming?'
"The docs have been telling me a "cure is 5 years away" since my diagnosis 33 years ago too. The businessmen certainly start off thinking that oral or inhaled insulin will be the best thing ever, but so far the market is very very limited…"
Oct 9, 2014
Marie B replied to 2tall63's discussion 'New glucose testing and insulin dosing coming?'
"I haven't heard of the "licking" meter, but please join us this afternoon for a live event with the founders of a company working on non invasive blood glucose…"
Oct 9, 2014
Jen replied to 2tall63's discussion 'New glucose testing and insulin dosing coming?'
"I haven't heard of this. Not sure I'd want to lick anything... What would be really useful would be a device worn like a retainer that could automatically count all the carbs in the food you ate!"
Oct 9, 2014
JohnG replied to 2tall63's discussion 'New glucose testing and insulin dosing coming?'
"I thought we would have our own tricorders by now, licking a test strip...I can see all kinds of flaws in that dream."
Oct 9, 2014
2tall63 posted a discussion

New glucose testing and insulin dosing coming?

I met a longtime Type 1 diabetic today. He's been battling the disease from birth for a total of 55 years. He was recently informed of a new oral system of checking glucose and administering insulin. Checking sugar would employ licking a test strip and administering insulin would be similar using a similar oral device.His Kaiser endocrinologist told him this at his last appt.Were the 70's too good to this guy or has anyone else heard of this emerging technology? If true,it would certainly…See More
Oct 8, 2014
2tall63 replied to 2tall63's discussion 'Lantus w/Glipizide anyone?' in the group LANTUS® Or Humalog Users
"Glad you caught it and are taking something that agrees with you and your body. I wonder if apple slices topped w/peanut butter before bed would help some?"
Sep 2, 2014
Jimi replied to 2tall63's discussion 'Lantus w/Glipizide anyone?' in the group LANTUS® Or Humalog Users
"Lantus 50 and Glimepiride 8mg I get low BG in the mornings it also depends on what I have for dinner. No more metformin for me as it is destroying my kidneys."
Sep 2, 2014
2tall63 replied to Yvonne C.'s discussion 'What is your current Lantus dosage?' in the group LANTUS® Or Humalog Users
"People with lower Lantus units seem to use another form of insulin or glipizide/similar. I split my dosage for a time but got tired of poking myself an additional time."
Aug 26, 2014
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2tall63 replied to Yvonne C.'s discussion 'What is your current Lantus dosage?' in the group LANTUS® Or Humalog Users
"Still 34 units here each night and 2500 mg of metformin spread out throughout the day. Doc took me of glipizide a year ago. I would be 400+ and 45 two hrs later. With Lantus,I'm always under 120 in the morning now. I have gained 10# on Lantus…"
Jul 27, 2014
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Mar 11, 2014
2tall63 replied to Heather's discussion 'Treatment Frustration'
"Agree w/Christopher. Insulin is what the body's calling for. The injections are painless with a dab of sting from Lantus. I tried many of the pancreas stimulators and Byetta. I experienced awful lows on all of them. I've experienced some…"
Mar 4, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Frame of reference
Date diagnosed
January 15, 2000
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.5%
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots

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Lantus is working.

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 12:17pm 3 Comments

After dealing with Type II for 13 yrs using pills,Byetta and other means to trick the body,for the last two days I've begun using Lantus. Giving the body what it needs seems to be the way to go at this pt.Stellar results so far. Morning reading was 113 which I haven't seen in yrs. I did get down to 69 at 2:00AM but remedied that with some glucose tablets.

Tonight before bedtime,I'll chug a Glucerna shake that should get me through the night. Glypizide XL is gone now and all I'm taking…

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Byetta is working for me!

Posted on August 11, 2012 at 7:48am 0 Comments

After experiencing dawn phenomenon readings averaging 160 forever,I finally talked my doctor into letting me try Byetta. I started July 27th and after experiencing mild headaches and jitteriness for the 1st two weeks,everything has settled in.Zero lows and morning readings of maybe 110 now. Readings after healthy,moderate carb meals are 160 or so,two hrs after which they drop quickly. I've discontinued Januvia,and take 10 mg.Glipizide XL in the morning along with 2500 mg.of Metformin spread…

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At 10:49am on January 15, 2015, Mari said…

Hi! I hope you have a very happy birthday!!

At 4:14am on January 15, 2015, Linda G said…

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From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2tall63!!
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The following event is happening today, on Home page!
Please join :)

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At 4:33am on January 15, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES 2tall!!
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At 12:38am on January 15, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

2Tall63, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:07am on January 15, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2tall63...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 2:21am on January 15, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 12:43am on January 15, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,2tall63. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 9:33am on August 1, 2012, Linda G said…

Wow 2tall....what a journey!! Very frustrating to say the least.
What do you think/want the next step should be/to be??
Time to chat with your endo.
Best wishes,
linda

At 2:16am on August 1, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 1:41pm on July 31, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS, the FORUMS, and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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