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BriannaM replied to Nettie's discussion 'To Change Insulins or Not To Change Insulins, this is the question'
"I've used apidra, humalog and novolog with NPH and haven't had any problem. I usually use Levemir in the day because it doesn't drop my sugar, but use NPH at night for dawn phenomenon."
Sep 4, 2014
BriannaM commented on rahul_boston's blog post 'Allergy to Humalog'
"I switched from Lantus to Levemir. Instead of doing the one injection a day, I have to do 2 because it doesn't seem to last in my system as long. I generally use novolog for my short acting, but have tried humalog and apidra in the past. I…"
Jul 27, 2014
BriannaM replied to Diabetes News and Interest's discussion 'Novo Nordisk Introduces New Insulin Device to US market'
"I've spoken to my office's drug rep. about this. Apparently all the pens are switching to the flextouch in about October or November and they will no longer be making the other pens. I've tried one and it does make it more convenient…"
Jul 27, 2014
BriannaM commented on rahul_boston's blog post 'Allergy to Humalog'
"I'm curious as to why your doc. tested you for the GAD antibodies. I know that's usually not a normal action given the lower a1c, fbg, etc., but good for them in doing so. I can't really comment about humalog, but I can't take…"
Jul 27, 2014
BriannaM replied to jenndaloop's discussion 'Scar tissue prevention techniques?'
"You don't want to rub an injection site right after because it will make you absorb the insulin faster. A lot of people have recommended Vitamin E to me in the past, but some of the over the counter stretch mark creams seem to help. Hope this…"
Jun 14, 2014
BriannaM commented on Riva Greenberg's blog post '28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India'
"I work in a doctor's office in South Carolina and there are still a lot of patients here that don't have access to insulin because it costs so much. A lot of insurance companies are requiring prior authorizations for testing supplies, oral…"
Jun 3, 2014
BriannaM commented on lotsofshots's blog post 'Highway to Hell'
"It's good to see you back and hope you feel much better soon!"
May 7, 2014
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Apr 26, 2014
Linda G left a comment for BriannaM
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ From morning till night May your BIRTHDAY be bright And nicer than ever before! BEST WISHES BRIANNA!! ♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫"
Apr 26, 2014
rick (aka: #blankieboy) left a comment for BriannaM
"BriannaM, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday."
Apr 26, 2014
BriannaM replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'Pass the Butter - Turns out Saturated Fat is Fine!'
"I have to say that I don't agree with the normal "fat restriction" diets out there. If it worked, wouldn't people get healthier? I mean how long have they been pushing the low fat, low cholesterol diets? The rate of heart attack…"
Mar 30, 2014
BriannaM commented on Stephanie Hills's blog post 'What insulin syringes will be better to buy and where? BD seems to be very expensive. Help!'
"I also use ReliOn syringes and really like them. I haven't found them to be any different than BD besides the price. They also make their own brand of pen needles which are quite a bit cheaper then BD and novofine."
Jul 5, 2013
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May 9, 2013
BriannaM commented on midwatchcowboy's blog post 'And down it comes'
"Wonderful! I've been a type 1 for almost 18 years now and work at an endocrinology office. Watching people like you improve so much just makes my day. I realize how much work it takes to have an A1c even close to what doctor's want."
May 3, 2013
BriannaM left a comment for rick (aka: #blankieboy)
"Thank-you for the birthday wishes!"
Apr 26, 2013
rick (aka: #blankieboy) left a comment for BriannaM
"Brianna, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
Apr 26, 2013

Profile Information

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?
Better Control
Date diagnosed
November 19, 1995
Type of treatment/devices you use

BriannaM's Blog

a1c and employers

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 7:02pm 9 Comments

I have a legal question to send out. I've been uninsured for 3 yrs. plus going to college. I finished school not long ago and am going for my first job. I have been asked to bring in my latest a1c result (definitely less than optimal because of being uninsured) and doctor's notes. Does anyone know if a less than wonderful a1c can allow the workplace to not hire me?

No Insurance and Work Approval

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 9:58am 5 Comments

I'm trying to get approved by my new companies physician and he wants a recent a1c, my other labs and doctor's office notes. Problem is is that I'm not insured and have limited time to be seen. I'm on a waiting list for a low cost clinic in my area, but it won't be in time. Any suggestions on what to do?


Posted on November 24, 2012 at 2:39pm 0 Comments

I've officially been a diabetic for 17 years now, more than my younger siblings have been alive. No complications even though I haven't always taken great care of myself. Hope to add a few more decades...

Our Unseen Disease

Posted on November 3, 2012 at 5:50pm 6 Comments

This basically turned into a rant, but I hope someone enjoys.

“The Unseen Disease”

We live with a disease that does have a name, but many people just want to ignore it. Maybe it reminds them of a lost family member or reminds them that good health is not always a guarantee, that we humans are human. It does not show on the outside, except once in a great while, and oftentimes even our families forget or never know what it’s truly like. The media occasionally mentions us, but…


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At 6:55am on April 26, 2014, wendy said…
At 5:53am on April 26, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your BIRTHDAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!

At 3:28am on April 26, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

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

At 5:28am on April 26, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Brianna, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 1:18am on April 26, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 2:14pm on July 20, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo Erin!! You're featured on the "Members" page!!

At 5:17am on May 9, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

thanks so much for your thoughts, ouch i always say i know how you feel! obviously i dont so i need to work on my responses! his overall control is good it is more the worrying what others think and he gets in a funk just about everytime he changes his pump site, but i think we are both doing the best we can and a little space is probably warranted i tend to hover! thanks again brianna, i read you went for you med. assitanting degree, are you working yet, best of luck! amy

At 8:52am on May 8, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

Hi brianna, welcome to tu i think you will really benefit from joining the group. i read your comment to laura about growing up with diabetes and having the attitude that no one else could relate to what you were dealing with. my son feels that way and as much as i try to support him he has his down days ( a fair share of really good day where diabetes in under control and not in the forefront so to speak) but when he is down he says i cant relate and nothing i say seems to work, i know i need to step back and let him grow dealing with his own issues ( he is 13) but it is trying as a parent to see him sad. any words of wisdom from the other side of teen hood with diabetes. it sounds like you are doing well. i love your birds! are they love birds? wishing you well, amy

At 2:30pm on April 26, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Brianna...luv your page ♥
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 3:37am on April 26, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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




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