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New Job and Diabetes talk

Started this discussion. Last reply by FHS Jun 13, 2012. 19 Replies

I just got a new job, a nursing co-op at a hospital. When I was going through my health and drug screening I had to answer questions like what meds I was on. Obviously the nurse doing my screening…Continue

 

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Stress commented on Abbie_K's blog post 'New attempts to correct lows'
"Yes, my endo recommended that also"
Jun 26, 2012
shoshana27 commented on Abbie_K's blog post 'New attempts to correct lows'
"WHEN VERY LOW I USE GLUCOSE TABS...THEY WORK INSTANTLY...I ALWAYS CARRY THEM WITH ME & I HAVE THEM AROUND THE HOUSE"
Jun 26, 2012
dzinermom1 commented on Abbie_K's blog post 'Diet Pop for toooo looooong'
"That is as bad as ordering coffee with sweetener and getting to the bottom of the cup and finding un-melted sugar crystals. When you point it out to the clerk you get a shrug and a "would you like another"?!"
Jun 25, 2012
dzinermom1 commented on Abbie_K's blog post 'New attempts to correct lows'
"I was told the same thing by a dietician back about nine years ago. I find it only works if it is at the start of the low. It does take longer to work and you tend to panic and over eat. It would be the only thing I would go to if I had nothing else…"
Jun 25, 2012
acidrock23 commented on Abbie_K's blog post 'New attempts to correct lows'
"Well Holger/ anti-milk posse, part of the deal is to manage the situations so that most of my lows will go away with a more moderate amount of carbs, like a glass of skim milk. I'm also terying to stick to around 30-40% carbs dietwise. The 5-10…"
Jun 25, 2012
Scott Wilkins commented on Abbie_K's blog post 'New attempts to correct lows'
"@Chris Miller, actually I don't think skim milk will work well at all. The fat is what provides many of the carbs in milk, so skim milk would work even less. Great thinking though."
Jun 25, 2012
Chris Miller commented on Abbie_K's blog post 'New attempts to correct lows'
"Years ago when I lived alone, my fridge and cupboards were bare. I woke up with a low and rushed to find SOMETHING. I had no glucose tabs, no juice. The best I could come up with was yogurt. I knew it would take awhile to take effect, but it worked.…"
Jun 25, 2012
Holger Schmeken commented on Abbie_K's blog post 'New attempts to correct lows'
"Milk is much slower than glucose tabs. I think every healthy person that is preaching milk should be punished with two units of insulin. Then they will learn the difference between a low that is reverting in 20min and a low that is reverting in…"
Jun 25, 2012
Unknown Diabetic commented on Abbie_K's blog post 'New attempts to correct lows'
"Gourmet jelly beans is my favorite. No milk for me do to I dislike the taste."
Jun 25, 2012
Brunetta commented on Abbie_K's blog post 'New attempts to correct lows'
"U R A hoot, Acid. Milk, for milder/moderate lows, work for me, if I ever have any in the fridge. Me loves the skittles.lol God bless,Brunetta"
Jun 25, 2012
acidrock23 commented on Abbie_K's blog post 'New attempts to correct lows'
"I like that too, like 8-10G of carbs seems to work ok, if you can wait the 15-20-25 minutes for it to work? It seems like once it works I'm fine but it's not as satisfying from the "munchies" perspective as eating a giant bag of…"
Jun 24, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
June 6, 2002
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7.6
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Pump
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Metronic
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I am currently a Senior at the University of Cincinnati where I am working towards my nursing degree. I am actively involved with Camp Korelitz, a diabetes camp for children during the summer.

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New attempts to correct lows

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 6:17pm 13 Comments

I am in my 4th and final year of nursing school. Recently, there has been a change in the way my teachers and books have been teaching about treating low blood sugars. Now they are preaching to give patients a glass of milk when they are low. They claim the pasteurized sugars, protein, and fat will allow the sugar to level off more consistently. This was news to me! So I am going to be my own experiment. I just had a bs of 61 and drank one glass of milk. I am interested in these…

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Diet Pop for toooo looooong

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 11:08am 16 Comments

I have just realized that I can no longer tell the difference in regular and diet pop anymore!! As I am "celebrating" my 10 years with diabetes, I hardly ever drink regular anymore (except during lows). One of my worse fears.... A diet fountain drink is really filled with regular pop and all its glorious fast acting carbohydrates. I wouldn't be able to tell until my sugar is flying high with no known cause. Do restaurants know how important that simple mindless task is?! Probably not. They…

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Letter Campaign year 2

Posted on June 4, 2012 at 4:53pm 1 Comment

My friend and I make a walk team for the Newport JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. This is our second year. Last year I wrote letters to family and friends and had a great response. This year I want to do the same but I am stuck on what to write about... do I write the same type of information that I did last year? I wrote about how diabetes affects me and my life, how I handle the disease everyday, and about my life in general. I feel like I should switch things up. Would it be too corny to write…

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At 10:14am on August 7, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES ABBIE!!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
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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 every day!
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At 1:19am on August 7, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Abbie_K happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 10:23pm on August 7, 2012, Linda G said…

At 3:35am on August 7, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:36am on August 7, 2012, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 6:26pm on June 4, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Abbie....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:23pm on June 4, 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 8:56am on June 4, 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!!!

At 8:56am on June 4, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
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