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Amy replied to LiL MaMa's discussion 'Insulin Resistance at night?'
"I have a lot of trouble at night as well...before I got on a pump I was regularly taking two to three times as much insulin to bring down my blood sugar over night (assuming I woke up and caught it.) As it is now, I have my highest basal rates…"
Dec 8
Amy replied to May's discussion 'Help me decide between the Ping and Vibe!'
Dec 5
Amy replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Alernate Site Testing?'
"I almost suggested toes... :P"
Oct 31
Amy replied to jessicacarlin1's discussion 'pain with dexcom'
"I put it on the backs of my arms and sometimes I get similar sensations to what you're describing. I always assumed the sensor was just a tad too close to a muscle and I just avoid making the motion that causes the pain for a few seconds and it…"
Oct 31
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Amy
"Amy, Happy Birthday! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday."
Oct 19
Amy replied to diabeticdoll's discussion 'Change of insulin dosage when switching to the pump????'
"Have you tried different infusion sets? When I first started on the pump I was having similar issues with weird absorption through the pump and it turned out the plastic cannula was causing an allergic reaction which was hindering my absorption. I…"
Oct 8
Amy replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Questions about 16 year old son, job, college ....'
"As far as disclosing diabetes goes, I usually just tell people who are directly my supervisors so that I can carry sugar and eat in situations where I normally wouldn't be allowed. I've never used the word "disability" and I try…"
Oct 5
Amy replied to artwoman's discussion 'For the ladies - sugaring leg hair removal'
"Sugaring is a lot like waxing except instead of wax they use warm sugar. I sugar my own legs (when I have the patience) and I've never noticed a blood sugar rise. I'd suggest going for it and just testing before and after to see how you…"
Oct 5
Amy replied to Dave's discussion 'Sugar-free dairy milk?'
"As a barista, I hate all of you and your almond milk cappuccinos. :P"
Sep 5
Amy replied to lh378's discussion 'food scale'
"I have a "Kitrics Nutrition Label Scale" or some such like that. It has a built in list of "common foods" which you look up in a code book and type in the number for it to tell you what's in the food you're eating. I…"
Aug 28
Amy replied to lh378's discussion 'alcohol swabs - glucometer,injection, vials, pens'
"I use alcohol to clean my skin when I'm changing my pump site and when I'm changing my CGM sensor. In my previous 10+ years of injecting, I never once used an alcohol swab before injecting or testing my sugar and was fine."
Aug 14
Amy and Matti are now friends
Aug 4
Amy replied to Matti's discussion 'Blood sugar and insulin discussions from non-diabetics'
"I work in a healthy grocery store AND wear an insulin pump, so everyone asks/has an opinion. I usually smile and nod as long as they aren't being mean. Hell, even if they are being mean I try and let it go. The people who actually work with me…"
Aug 4
Amy replied to Sheila's discussion 'Scary Reactions'
"Sometimes I feel like I'm spilling out of myself and I have to focus very hard to keep myself all together..."
Aug 2
Amy replied to Sheila's discussion 'Scary Reactions'
"I experience time distortion for sure...sometimes, it's the only symptom I have. It's certainly a disorienting experience."
Jul 31
Amy replied to Robyn's discussion 'How many Test Strips do you use in 1 month? Just Curious.'
"1 when I wake up, 1 more before I eat (as it's usually a bit later), 1 two hours after I eat, 1 before exercise, usually 1 more or so during exercise, especially if I have insulin on board or feel wonky, two more meals like the first so thats 4…"
May 23

Profile Information

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?
In my 13+ years with type 1 diabetes, I've never known anyone else who was also diabetic.
Date diagnosed
December 4, 1999
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2, 5/2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping
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At 7:00pm on October 19, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Amy, Happy Birthday! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 6:40am on October 19, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!

At 7:52am on October 19, 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.
Swinging by to say...BEST WISHES AMY!!
Hey, take a couple of minutes and do The Big Big blue Test!!

At 3:54am on October 19, 2013, brokenpole said…

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

At 3:50am on October 19, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Amy. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:41am on October 19, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Amy, 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 4:13am on October 19, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Amy....
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 2:35am on October 19, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 12:23am on October 19, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 1:21pm on August 4, 2012, Doris D said…

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