CookinsForMe
  • 52, Female
  • Longview, TX
  • United States
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Tony replied to CookinsForMe's discussion 'Tomorrow I switch from the Spirit to the Combo and....' in the group Roche Accu-Chek Users
"I can't say enough good things about the Roche reps. When I was first diagnosed, I was so bad off my CDE insisted I use the Roche Aviva Expert meter (essentially just the meter from the Combo). Jeff from Roche would come twice a month to my…"
Jun 8
Liaquila replied to CookinsForMe's discussion 'Tomorrow I switch from the Spirit to the Combo and....' in the group Roche Accu-Chek Users
"Hi everybody! I'm in the Combo for about a month and loving it!! Here in Brasil, things don't go so smoothly in regards of health programs and diabetes support. But I'm writing here just to say that Roche is being amazing! I had one…"
Sep 17, 2013
ashleypfuntner replied to CookinsForMe's discussion 'Tomorrow I switch from the Spirit to the Combo and....' in the group Roche Accu-Chek Users
"Are you still enjoying your Combo pump? I'm going to be officially on this pump this coming Tuesday 8/20/13. I hope all is going well for you :)"
Aug 13, 2013
Jake replied to CookinsForMe's discussion 'Tomorrow I switch from the Spirit to the Combo and....' in the group Roche Accu-Chek Users
"My thing with the Combo is that I really like how it calculates boluses They use an interesting fomula for it, which is better than some other devices.. And you really can do almost everything from the remote, moreso than another competitors pump…"
Aug 10, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for CookinsForMe
"CookinsForMe happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness."
Jul 27, 2013
Linda G left a comment for CookinsForMe
"Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES…"
Jul 27, 2013
CookinsForMe replied to Tabacblond's discussion 'Calculating factors and ratios'
"I just want to throw this out there. I've been using managebgl for awhile and am very happy with it. I have a pump and use TAG for certain meals and also do a lot of playing around with my food and ratios for coverage and correction. So far,…"
May 16, 2013
CookinsForMe replied to CookinsForMe's discussion 'Tomorrow I switch from the Spirit to the Combo and....' in the group Roche Accu-Chek Spirit Insulin Pump Users
"Okay, so I've had the Combo a little over 12 hours and am already deeply in like with it and I think that will soon develop into love! So far, so good. :)"
Mar 22, 2013
CookinsForMe replied to CookinsForMe's discussion 'Tomorrow I switch from the Spirit to the Combo and....' in the group Roche Accu-Chek Spirit Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks, Craig! I know a few people who have switched from the Spirit to the Combo and they've told me the same thing so I'm sure I'll handle it well. The Roche reps have all told me the problem with my pumps is my magnetic…"
Mar 21, 2013
Craig C replied to CookinsForMe's discussion 'Tomorrow I switch from the Spirit to the Combo and....' in the group Roche Accu-Chek Spirit Insulin Pump Users
"Congratulations Denise! I received my Combo last November and love it. It's essentially the same device as the Spirit so there's no reason to worry about the change. In fact, I rarely have to mess with the pump itself except to change…"
Mar 21, 2013
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Mar 21, 2013
CookinsForMe added a discussion to the group Roche Accu-Chek Spirit Insulin Pump Users
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If you're on FB and interested, there's a new group for Spirit users...

You can find the group at:http://www.facebook.com/groups/SpiritPumpUsers/We have three members right now but will happily love more!Denise, who has been in love with her Spirit pump for slightly over one year.See More
Sep 15, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for CookinsForMe
"Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Jul 27, 2012
Linda G left a comment for CookinsForMe
"Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you CookinsForMe.... Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year! Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)"
Jul 27, 2012
gayler replied to CookinsForMe's discussion 'New spirit user - 3 weeks and counting. ;)' in the group Roche Accu-Chek Spirit Insulin Pump Users
"I have the same issue. I also let the cartridge sit with the vial attached for a while, I don't keep my insulin cold. I even fill the cartridge a day before needed and I still get air the day after change the set. I'd like to know also…"
Mar 20, 2012
Rachel liked CookinsForMe's discussion New spirit user - 3 weeks and counting. ;)
Jan 24, 2012

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
I expect to give and receive support and to learn more
Date diagnosed
March 9, 2000
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Accu-chek Spirit and about to switch to Combo
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://twitter.com/cookinsforme
Tell us more about you (optional)
I'm 50 years old, divorced, and have two grown children. I'm a barista by trade and a coffee nut by choice!

A little more about me...

I'm 50 years old, divorced, and mom to two grown sons. I work as a barista and am an avid coffee fan and reader.

CookinsForMe's Blog

It went something like this...

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 5:11pm 1 Comment

Insurance salesman to me: Any health conditions we should know of?



Me: Well, I have Type 2 diabetes.



Insurance salesman: Do you take medication for it?



Me: I do.



Insurance salesman: What medications do you take for the diabetes?



Me: I take insulin.



Insurance salesman: Oh, you're a Type 1. We don't insure Type 1s.



Me: I'm not a Type 1. I'm a Type 2 who uses insulin along with diet and exercise.



Insurance… Continue

Between a rock & a hard place...a man, a job, and aging parents

Posted on February 18, 2009 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Where do I start? My stepfather was diagnosed with dementia about 3 months ago. It's worsening, even with medications. And about a month ago he had a mild stroke. He isn't supposed to drive but keeps trying to drive the vehicle they have...amazingly enough, something is wrong with it and it won't start.



My mother was in a horrible car accident in late January and she's incapacitated for at least two months, possibly much longer. The car she was driving was totaled and since neither… Continue

Taking the plunge...

Posted on February 15, 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

in joining a health club, that is.



DH and I went to The Institute for Healthy Living today, a new medically-integrated wellness center operated by a local hospital. We had a guided tour and they seem to have a little of everything, including indoor and outdoor walking tracks, fitness and group exercise classes, a large indoor pool, a resistance pool, cold and hot water plunge pools, and an 11,500 square foot strength, conditioning, and cardio… Continue

Bad but not surprising A1c result

Posted on February 13, 2009 at 10:32pm 2 Comments

I took a Reli-On home A1c test Monday, mailed it in the same day and had email tonight letting me know the test result was ready. Five days - not bad!



I logged in and was not surprised to find that it was 8.5. Not good, I know, but considering the fact that I've been out of control and just recently started trying to gain control again it could have been worse. I know 8.5 sucks, really I do! But I'd prepared myself for something more like 10 or 11 or worse. Not that that justifies… Continue

Had to cancel basal test - booo, hiss!

Posted on February 10, 2009 at 2:14pm 0 Comments

Well, my BG dropped to 73 as I was starting the test so there went that. At least for today. Since I couldn't do the test I ate a lunch of 12 moderately spicy chicken wings with 1 Tablespoon of homemade buttermilk ranch dressing and 1/2 a cup of brussels sprouts, about 8 grams carbs total. BG 20 minutes before eating was 73. Two hours after eating it's 105. Ahh, the wonders of low carb eating!



I have to take my mom to a doctor's appointment tomorrow so I probably won't try the test… Continue

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At 4:42pm on July 27, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…
CookinsForMe happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.
At 11:28am on July 27, 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 CookinsForMe!!
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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 every day!
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At 8:22am on July 27, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 7:20am on July 27, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you CookinsForMe....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 6:32am on July 27, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY CookinsForMe....cooking is for me too ;)
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 3:01am on July 27, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,CookingForMe. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 1:45am on July 27, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, CookinsForMe!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 8:04am on April 13, 2009, Patti Burns said…
HAPPY LATE EASTER
At 6:48pm on February 9, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
Great work with that latte!!! :D

BTW, you may want to join Twitterbetics:
http://tudiabetes.com/group/twitterbetics
At 2:15pm on February 9, 2009, Jaimie Hernandez said…

 
 
 

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