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If I can do it ... Anyone can do it

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Feb 19, 2013. 5 Replies

In preparation for my Endo appoint this week, I had the blood tests done over the weekend, and got back the result today. I am pleased to say they appear very good to me.My A1C is still a little high…Continue

New A1C Test Results

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Aug 26, 2012. 23 Replies

I just saw the results of my latest test results. A1C is 8.3. I am happy with this considering that that my first 2 years, I never saw one below 10. In my 3rd year now I see progress in the right…Continue

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"I try to change sites after I take a shower. The warm water seems to loosen up the glue. I am using Medtronic Quick-set."
Jul 6, 2013
DiabEric replied to Mayumi's discussion 'End of insulin vial'
"I agree that insulin is expensive. For the last few units in a vial, I try to pull most of it out into the new reservoir. I do have another suggestion as well. I try to time changing my site when the insulin in the old reservoir is around 4-5 units,…"
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Living Alone with Diabetes

Individuals with diabetes who live alone face the usual complex self-management challenges that all PWDs face. Living alone, however, brings additional challenges. Only a few are noted here. Some "aloners" (new term?) face personal and medical safety issues with hypo unawareness, acute illnesses (who makes the chicken soup for flu?), and injuries, to name a few. Some may run higher than desired BGs during sleep to avoid a hypo reaction. There are unique challenges with planning, prepping, and…See More
Mar 30, 2013
DiabEric replied to Jet Landis's discussion 'Emergency Syringe'
"I have bought syringes at Wal-Marts in both GA and SC."
Mar 12, 2013
DiabEric replied to mateo's discussion 'What's the Best thing to do for a Somogyi effect episode ???'
"I never heard of Somogyi effect until I read this post. During my last visit with my Endo, I was describing why I was eating a little before I went to sleep and she said it may be Somogyi and I was able to understand what she meant,thanks to this…"
Feb 24, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to DiabEric's discussion 'If I can do it ... Anyone can do it'
"Nice work. 1.1% since November. Not too shabby. The cholesterol, I consider that a secondary issue. The A1c tho, that really matters. Great job."
Feb 19, 2013
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acidrock23 replied to DiabEric's discussion 'If I can do it ... Anyone can do it'
"I agree that's a great result and can be a good feeling to have numbers swing around like that! You should be very proud of your efforts!!"
Feb 18, 2013
rick phillips replied to DiabEric's discussion 'If I can do it ... Anyone can do it'
"Great news dropping the A1C like that. Good for you dude."
Feb 18, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to DiabEric's discussion 'If I can do it ... Anyone can do it'
"Good news is always welcome here. It's nice when a little (lot) hard work pays off. Great Job Eric"
Feb 18, 2013
still_young_at_heart replied to DiabEric's discussion 'If I can do it ... Anyone can do it'
"Nice job. Dropping your A1c by 1.6% will lower your risk of complications significantly. My feeling is that nothing succeeds like success. I hope you take yours and keep at it so that your A1c gets into target range. Take care, Maurie"
Feb 18, 2013
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If I can do it ... Anyone can do it

In preparation for my Endo appoint this week, I had the blood tests done over the weekend, and got back the result today. I am pleased to say they appear very good to me.My A1C is still a little high at 7.6, but it is down 1.1% from Nov, and down 1.6% from a year ago.The Dr also prescribed a statin to help lower the cholesterol levels, but I opted not to fill the prescription opting for a couple of what I considered minor changes to my diet. And again, the tests were all better, dropping total…See More
Feb 18, 2013
DiabEric replied to gma's discussion 'Low's, High's, and Meter Accuracy'
"I was diagnosed a little over 5 years ago, and was told my A1C was off the scale. During the 1st year the few times that I felt lows, my meter was reading around 120. The past month or so, I finally started getting a bit of control and see more…"
Feb 11, 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?
Info, Friendship,
Date diagnosed
January 18, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.3 % Aug 22, 2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Revel 723
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At 7:56pm on August 4, 2012, Richard157 said…

Hello Eric, thanks for the friendship!!

At 8:13am on July 24, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
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At 3:56am on July 23, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS, the FORUMS, and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 8:41pm on July 22, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Eric...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
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.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
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Take care....and keep in touch!

 
 
 

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