Gayle Kodimer Mckenna
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  • Newbury Park, CA
  • United States
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Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's Discussions

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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Latest Activity

Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to dishers's discussion 'Skin tac wipes' in the group Dexcom Users
"ok, i was trying to wipe the skin tac onto the sensor's adhesive, lol! very frustrating! but if you're wiping onto your skin, isn't there some extra skintac still exposed if you've wiped a little to large an area, and then have…"
13 hours ago
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to dishers's discussion 'Skin tac wipes' in the group Dexcom Users
"for those of you using skin tac wipes, are wiping onto the adhesive on the sensor, or are you wiping directly onto your body, then applying sensor?"
13 hours ago
Stephanie replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
"I was told that certain hormones make us more insulin resistant. I know that stress impacts my sugars. If I'm stressed, they shoot up. The alarm on my pump goes off in meetings at work when I get stressed. I have had the opposite problem when I…"
Sep 15
Alyssa replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
"I'm not too sure, but I think this is what is happening to me right now. I was dx with D last April and have only been on a pump for a little over a month and a cgm slightly less than that. I'm still learning how to utilize this technology…"
Sep 10
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to rachel's discussion 'Sweet Pee or other GLP-1s for weight loss in Type 1' in the group TuDiabetes Weight Loss Team
"it's going well. only problem was the yeast infection my very first week. take an AZO yeast pill everyday now and haven't had one since! been on it now for about 6 weeks. went up to 300 mg about 2 weeks ago. didn't notice much…"
Aug 17
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna and rachel are now friends
Aug 11
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna commented on Amy's group 'LADA Diabetics'
"wow, had no idea metformin could help prevent breast cancer? never heard of that before. i still take it although not sure its any help with bg's, but good to know. i mainly still take it to help with weight. been on it for about 8 years, off…"
Aug 6
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna commented on Amy's group 'LADA Diabetics'
Aug 6
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna commented on Amy's group 'LADA Diabetics'
"when i was misdiagnosed as a type 2, i wish i would have known what i know now about insulin and how it may have prevented me from losing all my beta cell production in the early years. i eat well and exercise like crazy. i don't take that much…"
Aug 6
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna commented on Amy's group 'LADA Diabetics'
"Welcome to the club, Janet. I was diagnosed LADA almost 5 years ago. I now just consider myself a T1. There is some research you may want to consider about getting on insulin right away (if you're not already) to try to save what Beta cells you…"
Aug 6
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna commented on Amy's group 'LADA Diabetics'
Aug 6
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to abruner's discussion 'Armour Thyroid VS Synthroid Medication' in the group Hypothyroid Diabetics
"I hope so! it really made a difference to me. although i'm still trying to get the right dosage. i've gone from feeling 40% of my previous self to about 70% - would like 100%! but i was diagnosed with T1 at age 48 and 6 months later…"
Jul 23
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to abruner's discussion 'Armour Thyroid VS Synthroid Medication' in the group Hypothyroid Diabetics
"I've been on Armour Thyroid for about 3 years. started on Synthroid which didn't work for me for a multitude of reasons. Lots of amazing information if you go to this website: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/ all the information can…"
Jul 23
Scott Wilkins replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'Extending the life of your sensor - tips for making it last' in the group Dexcom Users
"The ??? doesn't normally mean it's over and out for the sensor. Stick with it for a few hours, if not a whole day or more. You might find it will work again as normal after a while."
Jul 22
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Adrien's discussion 'Restarting the dexcom sensor - what you should know' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yeah, i'm kind of concerned about that too. because i would think that little microscopic pieces of the tagederm or flexifix is going inside me as it gets pushed through."
Jul 22
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'Extending the life of your sensor - tips for making it last' in the group Dexcom Users
"good idea!"
Jul 22

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information about diabetes
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 8:45am on June 7, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER GAYLE!!

At 6:57pm on June 5, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…
Gayle congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.
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
 
 
 

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