Christalyn
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the new levemir pen

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trudy Feb 22. 9 Replies

I recently got a new prescription for levemir. It was different than the old pen design. The drum where you would "push" the plunger to deliver a dose is now internal. So no more having this screw…Continue

Tags: diabetic, hcsm, type2, t2, insulinresistance

I will not apologize for my behavior!

Started this discussion. Last reply by pancreaswanted Dec 18, 2014. 49 Replies

Today I had the pleasure of meeting a group of people to chat about social media networking and such. In this group, was a man claiming to be a Natural doctor with business cards. Not a "DO" or an…Continue

Kamala the Ugandan Giant

Started Nov 23, 2014 0 Replies

Some of you old time WWF wrestling fans may remember Kamala the Ugandan Giant. He has fallen on hard times and has a few videos and articles out about his life. He was diagnosed as a diabetic in…Continue

Tags: WWF, wrestling, Kamala, diabetes, 2

which insulin to purchase

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Apr 1, 2012. 9 Replies

I am type 2and insulin dependent. I am also between insurance. I was told that insurance wont start for me till MAY!!!!! So i have to pick which insulin to purchase at full price. Icant afford both…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Susan Van Abs commented on Christalyn's blog post 'FitBit health applications'
"Steps and calories burned counts for something!!! And might explain a low. I think it will get better as people use they devices more and more."
15 hours ago
Susan Van Abs commented on Christalyn's blog post 'FitBit health applications'
"Diasend will let you upload Fitbit data and certain meters. Check them out by Googling it. I am thinking about getting a FitBit just so I can have my pump, Dexcom, meter and activity in one location!"
Monday
Kathy commented on Christalyn's blog post 'FitBit health applications'
"I've had a fitbit for 3 years and also love it. Totally. I don't know anything about syncing db #'s. Also, I have dropped it in the toilet twice, LOL."
Feb 23
Judith in Portland liked Christalyn's blog post FitBit health applications
Feb 22
Trudy replied to Christalyn's discussion 'the new levemir pen'
"Hi Christalyn. Once a pen is behaving too badly, the easiest thing to do is to remove the insulin from it with a syringe. In fact, that's the only way I remove insulin from my 2 pens, Levemir and Apidra. It's always accurate."
Feb 22
Christalyn posted a blog post

FitBit health applications

A friend sold me her fitbit flex health tracker.I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS.I love the fact that tracks so many different vial stats and is very flexible. I was wondering if anybody has tried to track or monitor their glucose results and or insulin injections with it. Do you know of an application that will sync the fitbit with your glucose monitor. I want something that will specifically work with fitbit.It also monitors the quality of sleep which I found to be extremely helpful to me since I…See More
Feb 22
Christalyn replied to Christalyn's discussion 'the new levemir pen'
"Let truth be told. I don't like this "new" pen and I hope they get rid of it. I have had to do multiple pricking to deliver dosages because it got stuck."
Feb 22
Christalyn replied to 1DebY's discussion 'Weight Gain w/ Insulin'
"You have to remember that you are doing a job that is normally automated and would fix itself when changes happen. This is being done by YOU manually now. Of course its frustrating. But don't beat yourself over it. Just keep doing the best you…"
Feb 22
Jen replied to Christalyn's discussion 'the new levemir pen'
"Ah, well that's good that they click when dialling up! Though I agree, I like being able to count down when the dose is being delivered to confirm that it's the right amount, too."
Feb 21
Shadow replied to Christalyn's discussion 'the new levemir pen'
"They still click when you dial in the dose so you can count the units by that, but they don't click when you deliver it."
Feb 21
Jen replied to Christalyn's discussion 'the new levemir pen'
"This new pen doesn't click with each unit? Ugh. I hope Canada sticks with the old pens. The fact that it doesn't click would make the pens inaccessible to people with visual impairments - and insulin pens are about the only diabetes…"
Feb 21
Benjamin McLaughlin replied to Christalyn's discussion 'the new levemir pen'
"Does anyone have Novolog flex touch? I just got my first batch of levemir flextouch. I only take 16 units per shot, but I do like the new feel."
Feb 21
Christalyn replied to Christalyn's discussion 'the new levemir pen'
"These pens are crap! They get stuck and don't deliver a proper dosage. I will start bringing them back to the pharmacy and get a new set."
Feb 19
drrps3 replied to Christalyn's discussion 'the new levemir pen'
"I've been using this new Flextouch pen for about a month now. I prefer the older Flexpen. First of all, this new pen is bulkier. I don't like that. Also, with the older Flexpen, I liked that it clicked with dosage so I knew by sound of…"
Feb 19
Brian (bsc) replied to Christalyn's discussion 'the new levemir pen'
"As of last Sept 30th of 2014 Novo Nordisk discontinued the Flexpen and it has been superseded by the "Flextouch." I renewed my prescription in October and thought I would get the new pens but I didn't. I'll be interested in…"
Jan 13
Christalyn posted a discussion

the new levemir pen

I recently got a new prescription for levemir. It was different than the old pen design. The drum where you would "push" the plunger to deliver a dose is now internal. So no more having this screw out about 2 inches if needed. It rotates on the inside of the drum.Has anybody had any issues with this new design? I had to go back to the pharmacy with 2 of my pens because the it would not rotate and deliver the dose. We tried new needles and different unused sites of inject. No avail.Any…See More
Jan 13

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November 14, 2007
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FitBit health applications

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 9:10am 4 Comments

A friend sold me her fitbit flex health tracker.

I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS.

I love the fact that tracks so many different vial stats and is very flexible. I was wondering if anybody has tried to track or monitor their glucose results and or insulin injections with it. Do you know of an application that will sync the fitbit with your glucose monitor. I want something that will specifically…

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What are you going to do for awareness in November?

Posted on October 28, 2010 at 7:11pm 0 Comments

I have been thinking about asking this question for a while now. It is important that we do our share in spreading education. With…
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At 5:15pm on January 7, 2015, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Christalyn congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:15am on December 19, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Christalyn!

At 6:27am on May 21, 2014, wendy said…
At 2:27pm on May 20, 2014, Linda G said…

Aww Christalyn....I'm so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing and of your pain. I'm horrid how such a sad event will sometimes pit family members against one another. Did your mom have a lawyer or executor to handle the will? If it's on paper and signed by your mom, it isn't contestable. I'm keeping you in prayer sweetie....this magnitude of stress is something no one should be asked to endure, especially not at this time.
Baskets of hugs and blessings dear Christalyn....linda ♥

At 4:52pm on March 11, 2012, Brunetta said…

Yes I did say something this time!! How are you n\dooing .. I love how much you are working to educate and help the diabetic community, Christalyn. You are such a rare jewel!!

God bless,
Brunetta

At 4:50pm on March 11, 2012, Brunetta said…

At 3:26pm on March 11, 2012, TrueTheory said…

Hope your well today. I friend requested you so I can send you a message about the Strong On Insulin Group meeting this Thursday.

At 8:04pm on February 8, 2012, Chaplain ET said…

Sorry to have been so long to reply to your message! As for your comment about me being so dapper in my uniform, I used to say people (in the service) used to say, "Hi Colonel," to my back, and, "Hi Chaplain," to my front! Approaching me from my back they'd see my Lieutenant Colonel's silver leaves, and from the front, they'd see my chaplain's cross! I'd answer to both... Chaplain ET.

At 10:37am on January 10, 2012, Rye said…

Let me know when you have more details....I grew up in that area so its no big deal.

Rye

At 9:27am on January 9, 2012, Rye said…

Hi Christalyn,

How are things? Hope you had good holidays....Talk to you soon!

Rye

 
 
 

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