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Anna replied to RhondaB's discussion 'Any Type 1's here that have had gastric sleeve surgery?'
"Yeah, my diabetes is type-2 like as well. (I moved to a new city and got a new endocrinologist. He insisted that I must have type 2, even though I told him I'd been diagnosed at age 8, with sugars at 1900, and about 20 pounds underweight. He…"
May 23
Anna replied to Bridget's discussion 'Student Teaching!' in the group College Students with Diabetes (and people who work in stressful careers)
"Hi, Bridget. I've taught middle and high schoolers, as well as undergraduates. And I have major issues with lows. What really helps me is my Dexcom, which alerts me if my sugars get low, so I don't have to pull out my meter and test while…"
May 23
Anna replied to RhondaB's discussion 'Any Type 1's here that have had gastric sleeve surgery?'
"Hi, Rhonda: I'm a type 1 (diagnosed at age 8 in 1993). I had uncontrolled hypothyroidism for 4 years and gained 250 pounds in about 2 years. And it's been impossible for me to take the weight off, no matter what I try. So I went to my…"
May 19
Anna commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"First, I would say that, when you start a new sensor, it tends to be more inaccurate for the first day or so; I think it needs to adjust or something. Second, one point isn't that far off. Have you ever test your sugars with your meter a bunch…"
Mar 25
Anna commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Then I'm pretty well stumped. It's possible you have a bad batch of sensors. I've found that Dexcom tech support is really good and really helpful. You can call them any time, and they will try to help you. At the very least, you can…"
Mar 25
Anna commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I don't suppose you take tylenol?"
Mar 25
Anna commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Oh, also, Dishers, they will send you a replacement receiver. Once you get it, there will be a fedex envelope and label for you to send the old one back, so you can keep the old one until you get the replacement."
Mar 25
Anna commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Hi, Dishers: I know some people complain about inaccuracy with the Dexcom, but there are a lot of us who have almost perfect accuracy (especially early on, when your transmitter is new - after a few months, it becomes slightly less accurate). I…"
Mar 25

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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?
Place to connect with other diabetics
Date diagnosed
February 8, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
I brought it up to 5.2! Go me!
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

A1C

So I go to the doctor's office yesterday and get my hbA1C checked. Since it only takes about 10 minutes to get the results, I sit in the waiting area for them. I guess the lab guy didn't know I was diabetic, because he comes out and says, "It's 4.8. That's normal. You don't need to worry. You're not diabetic." He gives me an encouraging smile, as if I'm really lucky because this means I don't have diabetes. And I want to bang my head against the wall. (My doctor won't let me get a pump till I take my A1C up to 5.5.)

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Struggling with highs

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 11:11am 8 Comments

I'm too lazy to actually, you know, blog. But I feel the need to write about this, so I'm going to put it up here.



Ever since diagnosis, I've had a huge (HUGE!) problem with high blood sugars. I get anxious and panicky and overinject myself with insulin. This causes all sorts of problems.



I got a Dexcom a couple of weeks ago and, maybe because of that or maybe because I'm really bored at work, I decided to try to work on this. So I wake up this morning at 95 (yay!). But my… Continue

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At 11:31pm on October 23, 2011, Jag1 said…
Anna, if you're using two bottles of Humalog a month, that's about 66 units per day. That sounds way too high for a young girl (sorry but 20's is young to me). I take a lot less insulin than that per day and I'm a 6'5" T1 male. But it also makes me wonder whether you are taking enough basal insulin (Lantus or Levemir) - I certainly hope you're not taking only Humalog? Taking too little basal insulin can lead to bouncing blood sugars like you've reported in some of your earlier posts.

Let me know if you are still getting wildly erratic blood sugars, since I was able to greatly improve my blood sugar stability - and it involved taking more basal insulin, much less bolus insulin, and less insulin overall (I was being over-medicated, which surprisingly gave me both high and low blood sugars). I can explain how I figured out what was going on for me if you're interested.
At 12:51pm on March 22, 2011, nel said…
fewer lows for you now ?? I learned something !! : I did not know Dexcom was a stand alone gadget...I had the notion , that one requires a pump
Yes, some of the TU D members are VERY, VERY knowledgeable ( sp ?) and willing to share !!
I recently received the Veo pump( Revel in the US ) , upgrade from 522 MM and with everything else going on : bottom line : more work ...I will hang in ...just like YOU ...hugs.
At 8:13am on March 20, 2011, nel said…
Anna, I see you are back and a Dexcom user !! Hang in gal ; pump next !!??
...all the best from BC, Canada
At 10:32am on August 25, 2010, nel said…
Hi Anna ,

Miss seeing you here at Tu ...what's up with you in beautiful Alaska ??
Hope you are OK ..
At 3:28pm on July 14, 2010, Mike Ratrie said…
Anna, saw your post on JuJu's blog, "Lost".

YMMV with the emphasis on MAY, but I would be highly suspicious of thinking you are "fine" after so many low BG episodes. The losses may be minor, but they do accumulate over time. Be careful out there!

Fair Winds,
Mike
At 9:07am on May 26, 2010, nel said…
Anna ,

Maybe you and I can play the game , if you feel comfortable enough ? Trying it for about 3 months ? I am not set up with Skype , so possibly here on TU will have to do for now . Would exchanging e-mail addresses work ? You will get a bit of a sense about me ,if you visit my page . I am not a professional person and I will do my utmost to make it work ...I will learn as well !!
I read, that you have done/are doing " Danny" s homework ..well really it is YOURS :-) ...small steps at the time .
Till next time.
At 12:20pm on May 24, 2010, nel said…
Anna , firstly , how have you been ?? secondly I am following up on your last discussion , where you expressed having a mentor may just work for you ...did anything come out of this ??...let us know via here or in your discussion , OK ?
At 4:59pm on May 12, 2010, Miss Miss said…
hope Thursday will be better.
At 3:40pm on May 12, 2010, Miss Miss said…
Anna hope you are doing well today.
At 9:49pm on May 11, 2010, Miss Miss said…
Yes I did immediately wanted to stop overinjecting after my incident. That is when I knew that I had to get the much needed help that I got even when I really did not want to but at the same time di want it.
 
 
 

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