BarbraW
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  • Marquette, MI
  • United States
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meh_mtl replied to BarbraW's discussion 'NovoRapid/Lantus/Levemine in Quebec?' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Joey is correct about Quebec."
Jul 15, 2013
nel replied to BarbraW's discussion 'Looking for Canadian diabetics - what's needed to buy insulin in Ontario and Quebec?'
"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…"
Jun 18, 2013
BarbraW replied to BarbraW's discussion 'Looking for Canadian diabetics - what's needed to buy insulin in Ontario and Quebec?'
"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…"
Jun 17, 2013
nel replied to BarbraW's discussion 'Looking for Canadian diabetics - what's needed to buy insulin in Ontario and Quebec?'
"All I have to add : ...Have Fun in Canada !!!...you may want to check out weather reports ..."
Jun 17, 2013
BarbraW replied to BarbraW's discussion 'Looking for Canadian diabetics - what's needed to buy insulin in Ontario and Quebec?'
"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,…"
Jun 17, 2013
nel replied to BarbraW's discussion 'Looking for Canadian diabetics - what's needed to buy insulin in Ontario and Quebec?'
"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…"
Jun 17, 2013
BarbraW replied to BarbraW's discussion 'Looking for Canadian diabetics - what's needed to buy insulin in Ontario and Quebec?'
"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…"
Jun 17, 2013
Ruth replied to BarbraW's discussion 'Looking for Canadian diabetics - what's needed to buy insulin in Ontario and Quebec?'
"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…"
Jun 16, 2013

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Date diagnosed
November 20, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 6:14am on April 14, 2009, Amanda said…
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...
At 10:39am on January 21, 2009, Gerri said…
The message software is confusing! Sometimes there's no reply button & that messes up the order of who's saying what to who:)
At 4:53am on January 4, 2009, Jason said…
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!
At 3:37pm on December 29, 2008, Kat said…
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.
At 10:04am on December 29, 2008, Mike Campana said…
Welcome Barbra!!!
At 7:17pm on December 26, 2008, Kat said…
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.
At 2:55am on December 24, 2008, christina said…
Hi Barbra, welcome to TuDiabetes
At 2:49am on December 24, 2008, Brigitte said…
hello and welcome to TuDiabetes. it's great you joined the community. Bienvenue and merry Christmas!
 
 
 

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