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I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by SS Sep 23, 2013. 19 Replies

I test my sugar way too much, i know that already - when my doctors see my meter they think it's broken. I was living by myself last year and had a surprise sugar low with nothing in the house and…Continue

Type 1 Needs Exercise Advice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Jul 2, 2013. 5 Replies

After a lot of work I finally seem to have all my levels right, I know my ratios and have got it under control ( mostly ) But I've started gym again and everything is thrown off.Does anyone have any…Continue

CGM or no CGM & Which is the best ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by smileandnod Apr 29, 2013. 15 Replies

HiI am a type 1 diabetic for 10 years now. I am intrigued by the idea of CGMs but also seems like a lot of hassle. Yes or no and which is the best one ??Continue

High Sugars & Thinking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wren Dec 6, 2012. 6 Replies

Finally my sugars are stabilising :) After going on DAFNE I understand so much so much better !! But I've had about 3 months of bad control and high and very high numbers. I feel like its affected my…Continue

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Linda G left a comment for Char8833
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rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Char8833
"Char, 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."
Mar 9
Kristi replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"That is true Dave. I have started using less test strips since I got my Dexcom. I have Hypo-unawareness so it has woken me up many nights when I had bad lows of 30 or even once a 22. I honestly don't think I could live without my Dexcom."
Sep 23, 2013
FHS replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"Yeah, I have a prescription for 300 strips a month but it's not uncommon for me to run out before I can refill from my prescription. Every few months, I'll have to purchase strips out of pocket. I absolutely need to know what my entire BG…"
Sep 23, 2013
Dave replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"Once you've got basal control dialed in, trust your body. If you don't do anything BG disruptive (take in carbs or burn them significantly) while in fasting state, there's no need to test again once you've measured that fasting…"
Sep 23, 2013
Dave replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"Mike, I'm starting to think you only tell us (other discussions) you were a fat lazy out of control D at one time just to make the rest of us feel better :-) :-)"
Sep 23, 2013
Dave replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"On a more serious note, testing every 30-60 minutes during waking hours (I assume you sleep, Char :-)) is on 15-30 strips a day. Let's split the difference for my purpose here and call it 23. That's 690 strips a month. Depending on the…"
Sep 23, 2013
LiL MaMa replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"Maybe its every 4-5 but its often! LOVE MY DEX!"
Sep 23, 2013
Dave replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"Hey, Lil MaMa, what's the trick to get your G4 to take a reading every 3 minutes? :-)"
Sep 23, 2013
Char8833 replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"if you sleep for 10 hours though 14 is every hour. How much does everyone test when they work out ? I'm going to try test every hours then around meals. I really want a CGM and feel like that will help with the worry as my main concern is…"
Sep 23, 2013
acidrock23 replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"LOL, I don't like to say "too much" either! Every 1/2 hour might be although 12 is every two hours, with some bonus tests thrown in..."
Sep 23, 2013
acidrock23 replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"I did a lot of testing twice before and after workouts to confirm that things were sitting flat, rather than going up or down. Now, I do a test like a couple hours before and then again before I "blast off" but a lot of that is because…"
Sep 23, 2013
pancreaswanted replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"i agree with most posters in that its easy to test a lot (not saying "too much"). i try to keep most variables down to a mínimum (iob, carbs)so that i kind of know where i am bg wise. i exercise a lot so do test a lot more around…"
Sep 23, 2013
Scott A replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"Can you afford a CGM? I've got a Dexcom 4 and getting 2 weeks out of a sensor is pretty easy."
Sep 22, 2013
meee replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"I was like that at first, but I have toned it down a lot, I don't think I was testing quite that much all the time though. I think it was the initial fear of not knowing what is going on and the learning curve. I still have times when I test a…"
Sep 22, 2013
Sam replied to Char8833's discussion 'I test WAY TOO MUCH am I the only one ?'
"I think you and I have quite a bit in common, although It appears I'm still in the honeymoon period, or possibly have something other than typical type 1... So I'm wondering how much benefit you perceive from testing that much as opposed…"
Sep 22, 2013

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Coeliac, The Other Other Related Condition

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 1:52pm 4 Comments

I have had diabetes for over 10 years now and as we all know it's pretty tough going. It has it's ups and it's down, but in general I manage. Keep the calm happy exterior us diabetics often have and lead positive lives anyway. The show must go on !!!!

But lately the show has been more like The Producers than Cats. I've been slow, I've been sluggish, but hey it must be the diabetes. I've been tired, I've been losing weight ,but hey diabetes has its complications. I've been chronically…

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At 6:11am on March 9, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES CHAR!!
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At 1:06am on March 9, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Char, 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 6:22am on March 9, 2013, brokenpole said…

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

At 2:21am on March 9, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Char8833. I wish for you a most wonderful day,
ENJOY!!!

At 3:53pm on December 5, 2012, jeffojeda said…

Thanks for accepting my friend request Char8833. Hope this finds you well. How go your numbers?

At 9:44am on October 14, 2012, Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill said…

Thanks Char, how're getting on

At 12:20pm on September 24, 2012, JohnG said…

After My children moved out of the nest I was ready for some time off. But on the day I was diagnosed I had a young bride and two little baby's, there was no way for me to have good BG control, it was all about work and the kids, soccer games, baseball, taking my daughter to swim practices for 4 years at 5am 6 days a week even in the summer. My son started playing ball at 6 and still plays on a city league team today he is 31 now...It was all worth it.

"life just equals less than perfect BG" and I have survived it without any serious complications up to this point but I have also never just ignored my BG.

At 8:16am on August 2, 2012, Linda G said…

Hi there Char!!! You're not only a new member...but you're a FEATURED member!!! BRAVO!!

At 1:53pm on August 1, 2012, Marie B said…

hey Char, welcome! please join this group
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/irishdiabetics

and if you don't go to bed early, join us for the chat Friday afternoon, sometimes we get members from your neck of the woods. let me know if you have any questions

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