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2hobbit1 replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Any Minimed and Dexcom G4 users?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hi, I'm only one year in to my T1 journey but started out with MDI, then onto Dex G4, and then added in T:slim. If I had to choose it would be G4 hands down. I have learned so much about how I personally respond to the foods I eat and how I…"
Feb 8
Kimball replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Any Minimed and Dexcom G4 users?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hi Elizabeth. I'm Kim, and I just found your April entry. Shoot. I have been on Dexcom CGM 4 since March of last year and have had the Medtronic pump for maybe 10 years. I'm wondering how you have been doing on the Dexcom CGM (if you…"
Jan 8
E. Louise and Kristin are now friends
Jan 4
Kristin left a comment for E. Louise
"Hoorah! Just read the good news! Hope that all four of you are doing well!"
Jan 3
LauraNYC replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Big baby #2, need some advice' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"That's great to hear! So glad you are all doing well and settling in."
Jan 3
Kate replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Big baby #2, need some advice' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Congratulations!"
Jan 2
E. Louise replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Big baby #2, need some advice' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"An update for those who are interested: Our second daughter was born December 18th, and we are all doing very well. My story had an unexpected twist, which was that between 37 and 39 weeks, my amniotic fluid level went down significantly. When I…"
Dec 30, 2013
E. Louise replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Big baby #2, need some advice' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Fine, but no labor yet… thanks for asking!"
Dec 14, 2013
E. Louise replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Big baby #2, need some advice' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Ha!"
Dec 14, 2013
Kristin replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Big baby #2, need some advice' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"How are you doing?"
Dec 13, 2013
Kate replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Big baby #2, need some advice' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Old wives' tales, but sex and hot sauce. but not together :)"
Dec 11, 2013
E. Louise replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Big baby #2, need some advice' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Thanks, Kristin! My prenatal yoga DVD claims that yoga squats can induce labor, so I'm going to try to do lots of those. I would try walking a lot except that my hip is bothering me quite a bit, so I guess that's out. Anyone have any…"
Dec 10, 2013
Kristin replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Big baby #2, need some advice' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hooray for lack of exponential growth -- indeed something to celebrate :) Will be praying for you!!! Keep us posted when you can!!! Are you trying methods to naturally induce labor? (not that I know they work, just curious)"
Dec 10, 2013
E. Louise replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Big baby #2, need some advice' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Update for those who are interested: the ultrasound today showed exactly the same weight estimate as 2 weeks ago. This of course doesn't mean the baby hasn't grown, only that the last one was over or this one is under or both. However,…"
Dec 10, 2013
E. Louise replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Big baby #2, need some advice' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Thanks! My husband is going with me--I was having visions of getting stuck on a hill and trying to walk for help at 38 weeks pregnant… eek!"
Dec 10, 2013
Kate replied to E. Louise's discussion 'Big baby #2, need some advice' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I hope your appt goes well today! Drive safe in this fun MD weather!"
Dec 10, 2013

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information and support
Date diagnosed
February 25, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.4
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed 522

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At 2:15pm on January 3, 2014, Kristin said…

Hoorah! Just read the good news! Hope that all four of you are doing well!

At 2:12pm on December 7, 2011, Kristin said…

Hope that you continue to feel stronger!!

The work set up sounds good. I'm sure it will be a bit stressful for you (and your husband), but you will find your rhythm. It took me about a month after starting up work to feel less stressed about things.

Also, just to warn you, I have heard many say that the 6-8 weeks after the due date are a "fussy" time for many babies. They are going through changes with sleep hormones that be a tough time for them. We did not struggle with fussiness much, but those weeks were tough!! Things did get better though. Not sure if you will experience that too, but just thought that I would mention it :-)

Are you planning to still breastfeed when you return to work? When you said your colleagues were supportive about pumping, did you mean insulin pumping or breastmilk pumping?

I am not able to pump between the courses that I teach (just not enough time). So I go 8 hours without pumping or feeding once a week. That was sometimes painful, but thankfully didn't effect my milk supply. I *only* leaked once during class. Oh well.

Hope that you are doing well!

At 3:46pm on November 23, 2011, Kristin said…

Glad that breastfeeding is going well!!!

Sorry to hear that you are dealing with c-section pain. Honestly, I didn't try to walk far after the birth -- I pretty much hung around our apartment for the first 4 weeks. I was able to move around pretty comfortably in the apartment. I had pain mostly in the motion of going from sitting to laying down.

I went for my first longer walk outside the apartment after 4 weeks and it went slowly. By 6 weeks, I was feeling much more mobile. I know there is a large degree of variation in this. As much as possible, don't push yourself if you are feeling pain! I hope that it will go away soon.

I still need to finish my PhD, but I have taken some time off from it. I am teaching one course at the university, which was been a good balance. So I am full time at home and just one afternoon a week, my mother-in-law watches our son. I do need to occasionally use a babysitter when I need to meet my students. In general, it is nice to be doing some work, but it is quite tiring when I can only do my lesson planning late at night. But we found a routine by now. Do you plan to work?

At 5:59pm on November 18, 2011, Kristin said…

Glad that you are both doing fine now!! (Sorry I just saw your comment now!!!)

I had a scheduled c-section and our little guy had already filled the amniotic fluid with meconium -- so the doctor said that if she had waited another day, we might have faced the same. I had just completed my 38th week. But that told me that he was really ready to come out!

I hope that you are coping OK with the recovery. I don't know what your experience will be like, but I found the first days to be SO exciting and then came a very tiring period (months 1-3). I didn't realize how intense newborn care would be!! But now my son is 5 months old and I am finding life more manageable again (I even take a shower everyday -- imagine that!).

Are you breastfeeding? Did you milk come in OK?

At 9:28am on November 11, 2011, Kristin said…

CONGRATS on the birth!! How are you both doing?

At 1:35pm on September 4, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes E. Louise!
At 11:12am on July 25, 2010, catlover said…
Hi E. Louise- Welcome to TuD. We are a very friendly and supportive community. We hope you like it here.
At 6:31pm on July 24, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's some info about us to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 6:14pm on July 24, 2010, Linda G said…

Welcome to the pod E. Louise.....
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here are a few useful links to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/minimedparadigmusers
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/New_Member_Guide
and I also wanted to invite you to enter your A1c through the TuAnalyze application:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/profile/apps
so we can light up the TuAnalyze map:
http://www.tuanalyze.org
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Take care....and keep in touch!
 
 
 

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