Chaya
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Chaya's Discussions

Apidra vs Novolog?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) Apr 5, 2013. 6 Replies

So my certified diabetes educator gave me a sample pen of apidra. I have been using novolog, and she says they are the same. Fast acting, to be taken with meals. I am nervous to take a different…Continue

Levemir vs Lantus

Started this discussion. Last reply by christy Mar 8, 2013. 1 Reply

What is the difference? My understanding is that their long action is caused by different ingredients. I have only tried Lantus. I read some people say it causes weight gain, which I don't need! I am…Continue

Tired all the time!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chaya Feb 23, 2013. 21 Replies

So my story is I am probably type 2, though have been told type one also. Diagnosed age 21. I am now almost 37. In the past year I did a low glycemic raw month, and lost 20 lbs. I greatly reduced my…Continue

What to do with old meters??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mishi Jan 20, 2013. 5 Replies

So I have maybe 5 old meters. Can anyone suggest what to do with them? I don't like to throw something in the trash if it can be reused. My insurance keeps changing which meter is covered, and then I…Continue

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Linda G left a comment for Chaya
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
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"Chaya, 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."
Feb 1
Thas and Chaya are now friends
Nov 8, 2013
Chaya updated their profile
Nov 8, 2013
Chaya replied to Dave Davis's discussion 'Friends who offer "cures" for Diabetes'
"when someone catches me eating something, they also happen to be eating, and ask me "are you supposed to be eating that?" ahhhh, I want to say, "are YOU supposed to be eating it?" just because your not diabetic, doesn't give…"
Sep 9, 2013
Chaya and Vegan Aurora are now friends
Sep 9, 2013
Chaya replied to Dave Davis's discussion 'Friends who offer "cures" for Diabetes'
"I was just saying how frustrated I am when people tell me what I should do to fix my diabetes. I know they are trying to help, and being concerned. But it comes across all wrong. I feel like these people are saying that I dont know anything and they…"
Sep 9, 2013
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Sep 9, 2013
David (dns) replied to Chaya's discussion 'Apidra vs Novolog?'
"Everyone's physiology responds in an individual way, so it just depends on the individual. For me, Novolog and Apidra are about equally effective, but Apidra starts sooner, peaks faster, and has a shorter tail. But that's just me. Others…"
Apr 5, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Chaya's discussion 'Apidra vs Novolog?'
"I like pens, they are more convenient, especially when I travel. If I have to carry around supplies for 5 days, I need a big bag of syringes. Also, both vials and pens of Novolog (like most insulins) expire in 28 days once opened. Unless you use a…"
Apr 4, 2013
Chaya commented on jessica's group 'Oh! BABY!!!'
"I am 37 years old and been diabetic for 16 years now. I worry about my meds, and my biological clock. I am told that my hemoglobin a1c needs to be better than 6.8 before I even consider pregnancy. Some of my meds are not safe with pregnancy, I also…"
Apr 4, 2013
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Apr 3, 2013
Terry replied to Chaya's discussion 'Apidra vs Novolog?'
"I've used both Novolog and Apidra and for me their respective onset, peak, and duration did not vary enough for me to even notice. If I was on MDI, pens would be more convenient than drawing every dose out of the vial. It's easier and more…"
Apr 3, 2013
Mocha replied to Chaya's discussion 'Apidra vs Novolog?'
"You can leave pens and vials out, both for 28 days in moderate temperatures like you're doing. It's in the pamphlets and on the websites. So you are correct and fine. CDEs and docs tend to get lots of samples and hand them out for people…"
Apr 3, 2013
Chaya commented on sparrowrose's group 'Veganbetics'
"Anyone read Dr Fuhrman? I tried a low glycemic raw diet for one month, but found it hard to maintain. Being vegan sounds easy in comparison. I am not 100% vegan yet, curious how changing diet/lifestyles has improved your blood sugars and energy?!"
Apr 3, 2013
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
I don't know what type of diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
information and community
Date diagnosed
January 5, 1997
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 8:25am on February 1, 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 CHAYA!!
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

At 3:01am on February 1, 2014, rick phillips said…

Chaya, 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 2:40pm on March 9, 2013, Relentless-a-matic said…

"I am working with a CDE, and want to tweak my insulin before going back to mostly raw"<--- Its always good to have input from others to see how they are coping with their particular diabetic struggle. (in its entirity; the whole who, when, where,how, and why). Be interesting to know how your bglucose control works with your Certified Diabetic Educator. Its all in the numbers, as far as we are concerned. We took a version of the raw path. Others take a path/version of the Robert Bernstein method and get in the 5% club. The way it worked with us, is my partner was arguing some points when they had the mandatory meeting with the CDE at the hospital. We personally knew a nurse (before they moved) and talked to her,) who was vegan before the CDE came.

At 9:10pm on March 8, 2013, Relentless-a-matic said…

" It was intense, lost 20 lbs. in about a month. Have since gained it back"<---Since we are LADA*, low glycemic index was for blood sugar control , and weight loss was a side effect of it being vegan. Weight loss helps with the complications** , but its a welcome secondary priority. The main goal was the A1C, and getting in (or at the very least, near) the 5% club. *feel connected to both worlds: have the same antibodies and insulin resistance of T2 diabetics but also insulin dependent autoimmune disease T1. **explained in post "Relentless-a-matic added a discussion to the group Raw Food Diabetics
One Year on Raw Food, started the day out of hospital".

At 9:02pm on March 8, 2013, Relentless-a-matic said…

"Have not been able to maintain it 100%"<-- :) . That is fine. Even the woman who made/filmed "Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw" went on and off raw after her thirty days Well, thanks for your response, and its good to hear about your efforts. We kind of think of it as a fight: daily, minute by minute fight but ultimately as a journey down a type of highway trying to get from one point to another. If we get off the highway, its about getting back on path. Plus, we have a cheat; another person to make the food so we stay on track. As I suspect you know, its a crazy non-diabetic world out there. G. Cousens often calls it a culture of death. (one of the ways we like how he express our general culture that the other doctors and authors stay away from (but hey, it seems true to us.) Raw: nice, and preferred but low glycemic index was the must. Vegan was also a must. Listened to Gabriel Cousens at the same time as Neil Bernard. Mr peachy, a T2 tudiabetes diabetic also clued us onto Joel Furhman. G. Cousens' book can stand up to any of the other diabetic books we have read.

At 7:44am on February 1, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 4:32am on February 1, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHAYA!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
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At 1:33am on February 1, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 3:09pm on February 1, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Chaya...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the whole year!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 10:26am on February 1, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

 
 
 

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