Cinderfella
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Dizziness or Vertigo

Started Dec 16, 2013 0 Replies

Anyone else on here ever experience dizziness or vertigo, possibly balance problems or occasional feeling like you are going to faint? This has been happening to me for about ten years off and on but…Continue

How to know if insulin has gone bad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Dec 2, 2013. 8 Replies

I opened a fresh vial of Lantus last week and ever since then my fasting numbers and numbers that otherwise should have been low have been high. I feel like my background insulin hasn't been working…Continue

Today is the day....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cinderfella Nov 25, 2013. 13 Replies

I'm having a vitrectomy today. Wish me luck people.

I broke the 6.0 mark!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Jun 15, 2013. 26 Replies

For the first time in 27 years, I broke the 6.0 mark on my a1c. I saw my doctor this morning and had lab work done. He just called me with the great news. My a1c was 5.9. The lowest I have ever gone…Continue

 

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Cinderfella replied to Marypat's discussion 'Does the medical team at your local ER know how to care for Type 1 patients?'
"Any time I have ever gone to the hospital, for any reason (emergency or planned visit), I have informed the staff immediately upon arrival that I will manage my own blood sugar. It's never been a problem. I usually ask for a couple of pieces…"
Tuesday
Cinderfella replied to Marie B's discussion 'Get Well Seagator - Reed has Broken his Hip'
"I broke my hip a year and a half ago after falling in the parking lot of my work. It was a long recovery but I managed to get through it. You will too. Best of luck with your recovery."
Sunday
Cinderfella replied to Fraser's discussion 'Just a hug'
"I couldn't agree more!"
Apr 5
Cinderfella replied to bac3996's discussion 'Humana Medicare'
"This may be of no help at all., But im going to throw it out anyway. I can easily take 8 injections a day. My basic regime is 6 shots a day of both long and short acting insulins. If I have to correct a couple of times, there's the 8. I reuse…"
Mar 19
Cinderfella replied to Nicole's discussion 'what does 'real bad' mean?!'
"I've a T2 tell me that they had diabetes too but not as bad as me. It's hard when you have a life you are trying to live and people are saying dumb things like that."
Mar 13
Cinderfella replied to CatTutt's discussion 'Is anyone looking for a buddy?'
"You will find lots of buddies here. Feel free to post your questions. You will get many answers and lots of encouragement. We all help each other."
Mar 11
Cinderfella replied to mgnldwsk's discussion 'Hair Loss?'
"About six months after I was diagnosed I went to the hairdresser and she asked me if I had been really sick in the past year. She said she could see several months' worth of new growth in my hair. She held up a large strand and I could see it…"
Feb 28
Cinderfella posted a discussion

Dizziness or Vertigo

Anyone else on here ever experience dizziness or vertigo, possibly balance problems or occasional feeling like you are going to faint? This has been happening to me for about ten years off and on but now it's happening pretty frequently, like a couple of times a day. I'm just wondering if this might be a complication of long term diabetes or if I have some other condition brewing. I see my primary care on Friday. Anyone else ever have this?
Dec 16, 2013
Trudy liked Cinderfella's discussion How to know if insulin has gone bad
Dec 2, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'How to know if insulin has gone bad'
"You can also have your dr write the prescription with a dosing that requires two Levemir vials stating "take 50 units/day and adjust as necessary." 50 units a day works out to 1.5 vials/month, assuring you 2 vials/month."
Dec 2, 2013
meee replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'How to know if insulin has gone bad'
"I find with levemir I have no problem and I'm even using insulin that was maybe partially frozen, it seems perfectly ok to me. I had one or two pens I threw out when I was first diagnosed when I was on lantus and novolog but now I'm not…"
Dec 1, 2013
Trudy replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'How to know if insulin has gone bad'
"Hi Terry. When the insurance company decided to respond favorably to my doctor's letter, they allowed Apidra (rather than Novolog) and Levemir (rather than Lantus) for one year. When the year is up and my doctor writes another letter for…"
Dec 1, 2013
Terry replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'How to know if insulin has gone bad'
"Trudy - Perhaps you could use the 28-day argument with the insurance company. If the insulin manufacturer's package insert says "discard opened via after 28 days," then I think that's a pretty strong argument to justify another…"
Dec 1, 2013
Terry replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'How to know if insulin has gone bad'
"That's a great question that seemingly should have an easy technical answer. Something like a litmus test strip that could tell the strength of insulin. I like Clare's advice, "when in doubt swap it out." Has your Lantus vial…"
Dec 1, 2013
Trudy replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'How to know if insulin has gone bad'
"Hi Cinderfella, this is a scary subject for me. When my Levemir or Apidra quits, they quit, and I find myself in the 300's. It's not always easy to figure out which insulin is the problem, or maybe it was something I ate--leading to hours…"
Dec 1, 2013
Clare replied to Cinderfella's discussion 'How to know if insulin has gone bad'
"If nothing else has changed besides the vial of lantus I would definitely swap it out and see if that helps. I'm not sure if it loses strength over time or it just stops working all together but in either case changing it removes one variable.…"
Dec 1, 2013

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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?
to learn and get support
Date diagnosed
June 2, 1986
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

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At 4:35pm on November 19, 2013, Marie B said…

hey Cinderfella, just wondering how it went today, whenever you can get back to tell us, so many here have been praying for you, and just thinking good thoughts your way. hugs. I always loved your profile pic with the sewing machine, it's great. love to sew.

At 7:31am on November 4, 2013, Steve D said…

Cindy - Why "Cinderfella"? Whats the meaning? Also, Where is Belmont, MA. I grew up in Raynham, MA, know where that is?

At 1:24pm on August 20, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES CINDERFELLA!!
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At 10:40am on August 20, 2013, rick phillips said…

Cinderfella 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 4:24am on August 20, 2013, Marie B said…

Happy Birthday Cinderfella! have a wonderful day.

At 3:13am on August 20, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cinderfella. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 12:34pm on February 28, 2013, Marie B said…

I hope you'll be able to make this event tomorrow with retina specialist Dr Wong
http://www.tudiabetes.org/events/live-interview-with-retina-specialist-randall-wong-md

let me know if you have any questions.

At 1:36pm on January 22, 2013, Linda G said…

You are a featured member!!! BRAVA Cinderfella!!

At 9:21am on August 20, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Cinderfella...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
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 :)
It's on right now!
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At 6:12am on August 20, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

 
 
 

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