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Carb to insulin ratio

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clare Sep 30, 2012. 10 Replies

Hi All,My first post! I'm wondering if my carb to insulin ratios seem insanely low to anyone else. I am 5'7", 155 lbs, and moderately active, and my ratios vary from 1:6 to 1:7.5. Low, no? I know…Continue

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Alex replied to Amanda's discussion 'Newly Pregnant (long)' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi Amanda. First- congratulations! And second, phew! That is a lot to deal with. I'm not currently pregnant with diabetes, but I just had a baby 2.5 months ago, so it hasn't been long. I will just say that a) I know of lots of people who…"
Dec 1, 2014
Alex replied to rlev430's discussion 'First Pregnancy and scared about blood sugars' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Congratulations! The first thing to say is that babies are remarkably resilient. You don't have to be perfect to have a healthy baby. And it seems like you're already doing very well. 5.7 is great! You are going to have highs and lows--…"
Jul 22, 2014
Alex replied to Hayley's discussion 'Type 1 and Labor' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi there. Have you talked to your doctor about who will be managing your diabetes while you're in labor? If so, apologies for some unnecessary advice. Since it's so important to keep your BG in a very narrow range while you're in…"
Jul 7, 2014
Alex replied to Hayley's discussion 'Insulin Pump During Natural Childbirth' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Thanks for that, Lauren! I actually just discussed all this with my doctor, so it's useful to hear other people's experiences."
Jun 24, 2014
Alex replied to Hayley's discussion 'Insulin Pump During Natural Childbirth' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I think there are a couple of things to consider here. The first is that yes, it is in many ways ways better to have your pump on during labor. That's what I plan to do, and it's what several of my T1 friends who have given birth in the…"
Jun 19, 2014
KCCO replied to Alex's discussion 'Lows During Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I want to say that babies blood sugars run lower anyways {this is based on highly scientific evidence from "that article I read that time" but I was a little shocked to read it} so maybe that's why doctors aren't as worried about…"
May 28, 2014
Diabetes to Go replied to Alex's discussion 'Lows During Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Congrats Atina! It's tough during the first trimester, balancing lows and avoiding highs. I hope you find it a little better during the second trimester! Wishing you a very good pregnancy! Melissa Shannon"
Mar 30, 2014
atina hankin replied to Alex's discussion 'Lows During Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I am 7 weeks pregnant and experiencing lows too. Idk if they are as bad as highs but I try not to get either.Hope all is well."
Mar 30, 2014
Diabetes to Go replied to Alex's discussion 'Lows During Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Haha, It's so true..I loved being able to eat Twizzlers galore... I hadn't done that in years! Enjoy it:) Melissa Shannon"
Mar 28, 2014
Ems M replied to Alex's discussion 'Lows During Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Yeah, I'm enjoying pasta for the first time in ages! I hope it all goes well for you. Like you, my hba1c is checked monthly. It also seems to be running about 6. I'm at the diabetic ANC fortnightly. I've started growing now and fine I…"
Mar 28, 2014
Alex replied to mcfc1987's discussion 'Detecting diabetes in Babies' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I don't know if being a second generation T1 makes a difference. It's an interesting question! Probably? I think you're probably right that there aren't a whole lot of generations to study, especially since T1 women used to be…"
Mar 28, 2014
Alex replied to Alex's discussion 'Lows During Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Thank you! The upside, I would say, of running low is that I can eat things I normally can't and my BG is completely fine. I never though pregnancy would allow me to eat white flour with impunity, but for a few weeks, at least, it has. Thanks,…"
Mar 28, 2014
Alex replied to Alex's discussion 'Lows During Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"That sounds so scary! I'm having my A1c checked pretty much monthly right now, so hopefully we will catch anything like that. My last one was 6, so I don't seem to be running too low, overall. So sorry about your experience."
Mar 28, 2014
Diabetes to Go replied to Alex's discussion 'Lows During Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi Alex, It's tough isn't it? Great job though...And it won't be long until you're in a better place, where the hypoglycemia is less frequent. Right now your body is literally using all of your resources to build a baby...AMAZING…"
Mar 20, 2014
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Mar 11, 2014
JenJen777 replied to Alex's discussion 'Lows During Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"If you are running anemic at all, let yourself run higher, you'll get falsely higher readings as the meter tries to compensate. If you're on any meds(even Tylenol), watch out, have more frequent A1Cs and compare your meter to lab check as…"
Mar 10, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Education and support
Date diagnosed
August 15, 1988
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0, February 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
MiniMed Paradigm

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At 4:24am on February 5, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Alex, 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 4:19am on February 5, 2014, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.

At 10:18am on March 25, 2013, Hanneke van Proosdij said…

Hi Alex,

Yes I met the lady who runs the TD1 women's group this past Saturday at the TCOYD conference in Santa Clara. I go to the Diabetes Sisters PODS meetings in Novato, which meets once a month. Do you know about them?

At 8:46am on February 5, 2013, brokenpole said…

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

At 5:22am on February 5, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 4:30am on February 5, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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!

At 5:38am on July 13, 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 2:04pm on July 12, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Alex!!
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people, and parents of children with diabetes, such as....
"College Students with Diabetes" & "Young Adults with Diabetes"
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:37pm on July 12, 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.
Here's a link to help you get to know more about us:

At 1:25pm on July 12, 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.




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