Christina
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Naughty cat and glucose meter

Started this discussion. Last reply by carb101 May 29, 2010. 13 Replies

Advantage to having the D

Started this discussion. Last reply by ravinder Aug 11, 2009. 2 Replies

 

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Stuart replied to Christina's discussion 'Why is Walgreens selling Contour USB for $9.99??!?!'
"Hello Christina: You might consider using any of the other slots of/for information which the software program allows for one of those pieces of information. I've not read the manual yet, nor hooked mine up. Interesting... But thanks for the…"
Jan 5, 2011
Christina replied to Christina's discussion 'Why is Walgreens selling Contour USB for $9.99??!?!'
"Thank you all for your input. I went and got two of them, one for regular use and the other as a back up. I am enjoying the software for tracking your numbers. Now if they would invent a way to let you enter how many carbs you are eating and how…"
Jan 5, 2011
Kari replied to Christina's discussion 'Why is Walgreens selling Contour USB for $9.99??!?!'
"Walgreens does the same with the OneTouch UltraMini all the time. Plus meter companies will just give them away free if you ask for one anyway. They make their money from the strips, and want you to get the meter so you're forced to use their…"
Jan 4, 2011
Big Al replied to Christina's discussion 'Why is Walgreens selling Contour USB for $9.99??!?!'
"CVS has the meter for the same price plus a 20% off coupon, which makes it only $8 plus shipping if you order it online.  Store availability would save the shipping if you are close by to one.  I figure it wouldn't hurt to try."
Dec 20, 2010
Tom T replied to Christina's discussion 'Why is Walgreens selling Contour USB for $9.99??!?!'
"Meter companies love to give meters away because they make the most money from their strips.  They can sometimes be stingy with the 'higher end' meters but they'll do it when they think it will encourage people to switch over.…"
Dec 20, 2010
The Diabetic Welfare Queen replied to Christina's discussion 'Why is Walgreens selling Contour USB for $9.99??!?!'
"It's not a clearance sale.  It's just a sale.  Even Bayer is giving them away for free right now, on their site.  This is often what happens with some new, fancy meters... They skyrocket, and once they get popular, they…"
Dec 20, 2010
Jacky replied to Christina's discussion 'Why is Walgreens selling Contour USB for $9.99??!?!'
"I don't know, but have you signed up for the bayer simple saver card? My co pay for this test strip is going to go to the highest tier this year, I'm curious how much the card will help."
Dec 20, 2010
Christina posted a discussion

Why is Walgreens selling Contour USB for $9.99??!?!

I was in Walgreens yesterday for something absolutley unrelated to D and saw this while I was wandering around the store. I had to do a double take and then got skeptical that it was marked wrong. But the details checked out. I use the regular Contour so I have a load of strips that are compatible. Thought I would pick it up "just in case" it was really a good deal. I just didnt want another meter laying around, unused.…See More
Dec 20, 2010
Christina replied to Christalyn's discussion 'What food(s) do you have an ADDICTION TO??'
"Peanut Butter M&M's."
Jun 30, 2010
Christina replied to carb101's discussion 'It's HOT out there, and it's affecting your insulin, your meds, your test strips'
"I've been on insulin for just over a year and half now. I'm in southern NM and we are having temps over 100. Summer arrived early this year and caught me off guard!!! Last week I "fried" my first vial of insulin. I usually leave…"
Jun 24, 2010
Christina replied to Tom Duncombe's discussion 'Is there anyone you won't test/inject in front of?'
"I stopped testing and injecting in restrooms as well, for the reasons you mentioned. But also because some of bathrooms are just not clean enough environments for me to be breaking the surface of my skin. No matter how careful I am it just seems…"
Jun 21, 2010
Christina replied to Libby's discussion 'Pen versus syringe for insulin delivery?'
"I started out on the pen for both Novolog and Levemir, but switched back to the syringe. I am on a low carb diet (most of the time) and would also experience in rregularites between the amount I dialed up and the amount delivered. I need 3 to 5…"
Jun 21, 2010
carb101 replied to Christina's discussion 'Naughty cat and glucose meter'
"Awesome clutter website."
May 29, 2010
KimKat replied to Christina's discussion 'Naughty cat and glucose meter'
"Maybe your cat is trying to tell you someone. He wants your meter (and maybe he is diabetic and wants to be tested. :) ) Cats pee on things as a matter of marking them with their scent especially if it is something new in their territory. Does the…"
May 28, 2010
Gerri replied to Christina's discussion 'Naughty cat and glucose meter'
"How interesting about the range. What a fortunate cat to have such loving caretakers & someone who also understands."
May 28, 2010
Bubbaluv replied to Christina's discussion 'Naughty cat and glucose meter'
"Ya, we moved three years ago and that triggered his D. What's crazy is while o was only dx'd a couple months ago, I now know I have had symptoms at least 3 years. My vet said is very common for pets to get same disease as their owners.…"
May 28, 2010

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At 9:22am on May 28, 2010, FatCatAnna said…
I'll have to post my blog here at Tudiabetes that I did earlier this week at Diabetes1.org - having issues with Levemir - swelling where I inject - as well as blood glucose not being as good as when I was using Lantus. Some people are telling me with Levemir they had to increase their dosage - which is something I hadn't hoped to do with Levemir. For now, back to Lantus until I figure things out - but at least BG's are back in normal range (am going to post this same message on Robyn's page as well - since you are both Levemir babes ).
At 7:47am on May 31, 2009, Patti Burns said…
HI and how are you doing? Hope you are doing great. Patti
At 9:49am on May 29, 2009, Robyn said…
I was on Lantus as well, didn't like it anymore....been on it for many years and every regime known to man...always had problems. Went onto Levemir and no longer have lows at night, I had to do a basal testing routine that was a pain in the ass, but worked. Levemir dosent overlap on me...Lantus did when I tried the split. I inject at 8am and 10 pm. I take my larger dose in the am and lesser at eve. I used to crash from 5am to 7am on Lantus taking full amount at night.

Now I am pretty steady, Just had to increase my humalog dose now......What a pain, I understand.
Google "basal testing" and it may help you. If you take more levemir in the am and very little at bed, amaybe that will help??
I cannot take alot of insulin at bed....hope this helps.
At 8:34am on May 29, 2009, Robyn said…
Hi, just noticed that you are on Levemir, so am I....I had to split my dose am and pm and has helped alot, you may want to talk to your doctor about that....maybe it will help your am sugars..I had the same problem with one shot.

good luck
At 4:02pm on May 28, 2009, Stacey :0)~ said…
You are so welcome..glad to hear it was a good one!!!
At 9:06pm on May 19, 2009, Lois said…
Christina:

I am so sorry that I missed your birthday. It wasn't on the "tomorrow's birthdays" list last night. I do hope you had a wonderful, wonderful day. And Welcome!!

Lois La Rose
Milwaukee, WI

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At 7:47pm on May 19, 2009, Carrie J said…
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At 10:31am on May 19, 2009, Stacey :0)~ said…
HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY TODAY! :0)
At 1:29pm on May 7, 2009, Vanessa Garcia said…
hi christina,
I saw that you said you were diagnosed when you were heavy? Im about 195 5'7 how did you lose so much weight?
At 2:05pm on April 20, 2009, Asma said…
thank you..
it is actually.
but i am wondering how much does your lows get?
i get them in 30's and 40's and twice on 20's..
and how much did it lasts?
 
 
 

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