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Shingles & type 1

Started this discussion. Last reply by guitarnut Jul 10, 2013. 17 Replies

I have been plagued w/ recurring shingles, twice in last 6 months. . . does anyone else have this issue? If you do, what do you do for the pain? The first time i got them was 13 years ago due to…Continue

 

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Stuart replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"HERETIC -Cheshire Cat Grin- There are a vast number of us who had serious and CAUSAL problems with the pump(s). You are NOT alone, not remotely. P.S. For the record. You could pay me to use one, but not unless it was five figures a month brother.…"
Oct 16
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Mar 11
Francie replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Wow sounds like we are experiencing very similar situation:-( It took some tweaking w/ symilin, I take 45 units before lunch and dinner, sometimes I do good, sometimes I miss the mark, and go too high or too low, when I got off the pump, I got a…"
Feb 11
Helmut replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Antonia, I happen to go through such an episode of high insulin requirement right now. I constantly have to correct. I am able to increase my insulin dosage without fear because I can see with my dexcom exactly what is going on. Even when I need…"
Feb 10
ANTONIA RETMAN replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Francie, I can't always tell when I'm low, so the shots weren't a good idea for me at the time. While I was on shots, at least 3x a week I'd pass out. When I started the pump, my control got so much better. I tried metformin for…"
Feb 10
ANTONIA RETMAN replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Helmut, I'm actually very active. Elliptical 3x a week and strength training 2x. I went from 23-26 units a day total bolus and basal to 30-36 units total and am still in the mid to upper 200's. I'm a little panicked here since I also…"
Feb 10
Francie replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"The exact same thing happened to me! I upped my bolus more so then my basal rate at the time, then went on the pump, thinking pump would give me tighter control, but I think it backfired, due to taking higher amounts of humalog and still high A1c, I…"
Feb 8
Richard157 replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"My endo said many of her patients used only half as much insulin after adjusting to a pump. I had very good control with an A1c below 6.0 before starting to pump, so my total daily dosage stayed about the same.Pumping is so much more convenient and…"
Feb 8
Helmut replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Antonia, I noticed that my insulin requirements go up a lot when I am inactive. When I go on 'lay-at-the-beach-do-nothing' vacations my insulin requirements start to go up after about 3 days. After one week I need twice the usual amount of…"
Feb 8
artwoman replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"If our question was directed to me, I don't have (yet) insulin resistance. But I would look into it if I had type 2 in my family. I'm the only one with D in my family going back 5 generations (that knowledge is courtesy of many…"
Feb 7
ANTONIA RETMAN replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Hi. I've been T1 for 39 years. Just all of a sudden my insulin isn't working for me like it should. I've drastically upped my basal and still reading high. So, I'm curious how did you find out you have insulin resistance? Any…"
Feb 7
artwoman replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Another idea. Are there people in your family with type 2? Just because a person is dx'd with type 1, it doesn't "protect" you from developing type 2 if you have the hereditary propensity for type 2. I think a check into your…"
Nov 11, 2013
Sam I am replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"I have to say, you are the first I've heard of a negative response to the pump. The only thing I can think of is your sensitivity to insulin. But I would think that would continue on the shots if you are using th same kind of insulin. Of course…"
Nov 11, 2013
Richard157 replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"I have been type 1 for 68 years, 62 years of injections, and 6 years on the Medtronic pumps, with Humalog. My control is much much better with a pump. I programmed gradually increasing basal rates at night which eliminated morning highs, I wake up…"
Nov 10, 2013
artwoman replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"Maybew your basal rate(s) need tweaking. John Walsh's book Pumping Insulin jas super instructions on setting personal basal rates. I've had type 1 for 30+ years, and since pumping (abour 10 years)my A1C;s have consistently been between 5.1…"
Nov 9, 2013
Francie replied to Francie's discussion 'insulin pump vs shots perplexed' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"I will bring up novolog w/ my Dr., since I'm having a good response w/ lantus. . any tips on diet & exercise u want to share would be appreciated:-)"
Nov 9, 2013

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?
education & support
Date diagnosed
August 5, 1978
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.7
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
paradigm

Francie's Blog

Don't let fear decide your fate

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 6:44am 3 Comments

Have you ever sat quietly, maybe after a good book or a glass of wine and started soul searching wondering what you would have accomplished if you didn't let fear decide your fate? Obviously being a definite type A personality and always looking for the next project to conquer, or souls to save, I truly believe everyone has a calling, and they need to find it and conquer all fear that stand in the way to get there. After all, fear is the only obstacle in your way. Financials can always be…

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Good Times. . . sorta . . .

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 7:05pm 0 Comments

It's hard to write about the sucky aspects of diabetes when things are going good:) I can proudly say, that the last 3 months are going well, bs control is in check, new tools to control both T1 and T2 are still working (knowing damn well that can all change in a heart beat.) Craig made a comment to me the other day that I have been very "feisty" these last couple weeks, and I must agree him, but why? So I started pondering on that statement. When a T1 gets glimpses of feeling good, and…

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Discipline

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 4:15pm 1 Comment

I have been a type 1 diabetic for 35 years and on top of that a type 2 diabetic for 3 years. I am on an insulin pump and metformin. While the type 2 was untreated I had a miserable time managing my diabetes with compounding complications which threw me into a dark depression. When the Metformin started working and I felt good enough, I started exercising again, with eating much healthier, follow a more strict diet, counting carbs, etc. I understand the cards are really stacked against me as…

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Trials & Tribulations

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 5:55pm 4 Comments

Type 1 diabetes causes many trials and tribulations, throw in type 2 diabetes on top of that and WOWSA, your world is turned upside down. Three years ago, I was writing my eulogy for my funeral, because I knew it was not going to be far away. Dealing with the depression that accompanies diabetes along with some pretty mean snide remarks some family and associates made along the way, really p***ed me off but also started to beat me down. I was trying to "pick" the next wife for my husband,…

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At 12:39pm on May 5, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Francie, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 8:09am on May 5, 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 FRANCIE!!
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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 9:32am on May 5, 2012, Linda G said…

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

At 9:19am on May 5, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 7:38am on May 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 6:11pm on April 6, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Francie...
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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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 11:46am on April 4, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Francie, welcome to the community! let me know if you have any questions about us
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/blogs/the-values-of-tudiabetes

At 7:20am on April 4, 2012, shoshana27 said…

welcome

At 5:05am on April 4, 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!!!

 
 
 

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