Gayle Kodimer Mckenna
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  • Newbury Park, CA
  • United States
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WILD FLUCTUATIONS BETWEEN HIGHS/LOWS, BUT A1C 6.5. WHAT DAMAGE AM I CAUSING TO MY BODY?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cliff Sep 6, 2013. 80 Replies

Hi, I'm going on my 2 year anniversary of being a t1 diagnosed at age 48. i wear a pump and test 8-10 times a day. i've never had an extreme hypo; my lowest ever was 46. but i also have highs on…Continue

Tags: A1cAccuracy, Lows, Highs

Would you change to PPO from HMO insurance if you had the opportunity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer Dec 31, 2010. 2 Replies

Our open enrollment is up and I have a few days left to decide if we want to change from HMO to PPO insurance.  I have only been diagnosed as LADA since April and have had a very difficult time with…Continue

 

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Brigid replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
"Hello, my name is Brigid and I am going 46 and got T1 at 40. I am peri menopausal and have the high blood sugars during "ovulation time" and then before my period- if it comes. My whole body is ready for my period including my blood sugars…"
Apr 16
dawn replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
"Oops!! Gayle we have some things in common, I was dxd 12/2010 at 49 (DKA, a1c 18, lost 25 lbs ). I was put on insulin immediately (basil, bolus). I never had a honeymoon so my insulin amounts have stayed pretty steady. Basil 11 to 13 depending on…"
Apr 15
dawn replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
Apr 15
dawn replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
Apr 15
Bambi replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'OUCH!!!! Very painful insertion just now' in the group Dexcom Users
"It has been a life saver we had thought of trained monitoring dog either for my epilepsy or T1 but my new Cheesie seems to respond and go crazy in the night when drop and do not wake to the alarm, he digs at me until I wake. I may go to bed at 280…"
Apr 15
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'OUCH!!!! Very painful insertion just now' in the group Dexcom Users
"Hi Bambi, thanks for your comment. as much as it hurt, i'm still thankful to have the cgm. it has a been a great tool, for me, mostly while doing any type of workout. last night was my 7th day since the last insertion; just restarted the sensor…"
Apr 15
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
"Wow Dawn, great A1C, good for you! i've only been T1 for a little over 4 years, diagnosed at age 48. i've gained 20 pounds since going on insulin, which really sucks since prior to that i had lost 90 pounds as a mis-diagnosed type 2 trying…"
Apr 15
Diabetes to Go replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
"Hi Gayle, Yes, you're completely correct... research shows that resistance training can increase and often does increase blood glucose levels. This is why some people like to start with resistance training and end with cardio. It may mean you…"
Apr 15
dawn replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
"Good morning Gayle, If I'm over 100 I eat a small amount of berries and almonds and coffee, but bolus for an entire meal (if weight or resistance). This keeps me under 130, may go a bit higher by lunch, usually, hopefully I'm 80 at…"
Apr 15
Bambi replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'OUCH!!!! Very painful insertion just now' in the group Dexcom Users
"Gayle, I so feel your pity party! I can only use my stomach I'm very thin 5'5 and 104lbs. I am also pretty new to the DEX but love it I'm not ready go as far as using a pump. My sites have bruises, hurt like the devil when I…"
Apr 15
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
"i don't notice lower numbers later in the day at all. this morning i did 20 minutes trx (resistance training). started at 113 and after 20 minutes was up to 157! then took a 60 minute spin class. kept watching my cgm creep up until finally it…"
Apr 14
Dondi replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'OUCH!!!! Very painful insertion just now' in the group Dexcom Users
"Been there, it's rough. If the insertion were automated like on the Omnipod I think it would be less painful. When you start to insert and there is pain you can't back off and you don't want to continue I think it makes it worse."
Apr 14
dawn replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
"Hi Gayle, Cardio keeps my numbers low immediately, resistance, weight training I go high, I see lower numbers hours later. I try to do resistance in the am when I may not need to bolus (am 70 to 80). Sometimes it's just a guessing game.…"
Apr 14
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
"another frustrating thing that's been happening in the last few months is that my BG's go UP when i do resistance training! i do it 2-3 times a week, and almost every time i have to give myself small boluses to keep from going to high. so…"
Apr 14
Diabetes to Go replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
"Hi Gayle, I hear your pain... BIG TIME!!! I like your strategy of adding exercise after a meal to assist with lowering your insulin dose. Have you thought of trying some resistance exercise at this time... you may find the effect on your blood…"
Apr 14
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'OUCH!!!! Very painful insertion just now' in the group Dexcom Users
"thanks claire. i hope i don't have that painful site again. it was awful! yes, i wish i could live in my stretchy leggins' - they go on as soon as i get home from work!"
Apr 13

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Date diagnosed
April 1, 2010
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.9
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 10:36am on September 8, 2012, Jay said…

Friend request pending. Jay

At 12:37pm on April 12, 2012, Lisa said…

Hi Gayle,
Thanks for adding me as a friend. Yes, I ride mountain bikes! I would love to get together & ride.
~Lisa

At 9:06am on February 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 8:32am on February 5, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Gayle...
Best Wishes NOW...and for the remainder of the year:)
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 5:43am on February 5, 2012, brokenpole said…

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

At 4:21pm on February 5, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings Gayle.....
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 8:25am on December 29, 2010, Marie B said…

hi Gayle, sorry I can't help you with a doctor rec, but I think this is a good discussion about misdiagnosed 1.5s

http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/seeking-stories-of

 

I guess you know our founder Manny was misdiagnosed as a type 2? 

At 10:36am on December 6, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD WIDE LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 4:09pm on December 5, 2010, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community. I have LADA too. I have found this site to be a great resource.
At 3:20pm on December 5, 2010, Linda G said…

Welcome home Gayle!
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 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!
 
 
 

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