"This is what happened yesterday in the Shuswap , interior of BC : gorgeous 24 C sunny degrees till about 2 pm ...then the rains , thunder,lightening ,hail arrived ...we were warned :) ..then it cleared up again , very mucky , went for a walk and did…"
"Heeehee, I know. I also live in the frozen north (a little west of Sault Ste Marie) so I'm not expecting it to be gorgeous and warm. Last time we were there it poured rain and we had to buy rain gear! So of course we picked the same general…"
"Thanks for clarifying the Lantus!
I'm not sure if Omnipods do loaners... regardless, this trip was put together in a hurry, and I didn't have time to apply for one even if they are available. Basically I got a new job, it starts July 1,…"
"I mentioned a travel loaner pump earlier on in the discussion ...did you apply to take one with you ?? ...that would make your life much easier not having to shop for Lantus /needles I don't think your question was answered ? ...Lantus is…"
"Ruth, I agree with everything you said as far as bringing twice as many supplies as necessary, et. As I mentioned above, I'm looking into this for emergency situations, I'm not planning on "ruining the day's plans by having to…"
"When I travel, especially when I travel out of the country, I always take at least twice as much of everything that I'm going to need for the entire trip. That includes twice as much insulin, twice as many test strips, twice as many reservoirs…"
i'm also a small business owner...the cost of diabetes kills me!! i always think of the nice things i could have but instead i have 3 novolog pens, 1 bottle of lantus and a bunch of needles and test strips...grrr...
Hello! I think we're in the same boat, although I did have higher cholesterol. I was diagnosed in July with a fasting number of 321. I was perhaps 5lb overweight, but that's about it. I Insisted that my doctor send me for the GAD and C-Peptide test as I thought I could be type 1.5. Turns out that I just have really crappy genetics as a young, non-overweight type 2. Six months have passed and I'm doing considerably better. I have also losened up my diet somewhat. My fasting numbers are still the worst and get better as the day goes on. I exercise 6 days a week and that helps, but probably not as much as for someone with some weight to lose. My first doctor put me on glipizide and I freaked when I figured out how it worked. Now on Actos and Januvia + Metformin. Let me know if I can help you!
Hi Barbara, I haven't gotten a c-peptide of GAD tests done yet, but my doc told me regardless of whether I'm T1.5 or T2, for now, the treatment will be taking Metformin, diet and exercise. Which is a bummer, because I do not fit the typical T2 profile so I'm afraid that losing more weight, while good for my self-image, won't do much in terms of making me less insulin resistant. As for exercising, I have been exercising 1 hour a day for 5-6 days a week for the past two months. This too hasn't had much impact on my BG. I'm not even sure if Metformin is all that great either for me because like I wrote below, how can I go above 250 after eating a bowl of rice? Arggggg. This disease is so frustrating.
Barbara, your situation sounds similar to mine. I am diagnosed as T2, I'm 32 years old, my cholesterol & heart rate are all normal, I am not overweight and seriously, I wish I had pounds to lose so that there would be room for improvement. The only thing that points to me being diabetic is that my father has Type 2. Although I am taking Metformin right now, my BG can go up as high as 250 when I eat a bowl of rice. I just read someone's comments about how your BG should never go above 200, and it's very depressing. Sure, exercise helps, but for me, it's that no matter how much I exercise or lose weight, with one carby meal (say two slices of pizza or a piece of pie) and I'll go way over 250 and it'll take me five hours to come back down to "normal" range. I wish there is a cure for diabetes, I really do, I get sad when I think I can never eat fruits or a loaf of bread.
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