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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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
Parrformance replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'Extending the life of your sensor - tips for making it last' in the group Dexcom Users
"I have had great success with a 24 ounce glass of water BEFORE each meal and taking every opportunity to drink from the fountains at work when I am nearby. You can overdue it, but before meals seems to be the ticket. helps you digest better, and you…"
Jul 22
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Adrien's discussion 'Restarting the dexcom sensor - what you should know' in the group Dexcom Users
"just inserted a new one with the flexifix down first. wish me luck! although i did put another piece on top just in case :)"
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
"that's really interesting! i'm drinking a lot of extra water though these days because i'm trying out Invokana (only approved for T2's and i'm a T1). i have to drink a lot on it, but maybe i'm not drinking enough."
Jul 22
Parrformance replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'Extending the life of your sensor - tips for making it last' in the group Dexcom Users
"I normally get the ??? when I am dehydrated, seems I can usually fix the ??? with some water or G2 Gatorade. When it is really bad I drink pickle juice."
Jul 22
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Adrien's discussion 'Restarting the dexcom sensor - what you should know' in the group Dexcom Users
"do you still put one over the sensor? or is having the tagaderm directly on your skin, then the sensor on top enough to keep it on a good hold? the dex adhesive doesn't lift away from the tagaderm at all?"
Jul 22
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna added a discussion to the group Dexcom Users
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Extending the life of your sensor - tips for making it last

I know this has been addressed in different threads, but i thought i would start up a new one with this in the title so people could easily search and find all the amazing tips we have for making our sensors last!I, for one, have not yet found the magic combination. My first sensor 7 months ago lasted 26 days which apparently was a fluke since they don't last more than 7-9 days now before getting the dreaded ???.I exercise and sweat like crazy at the gym or some outdoor activity almost…See More
Jul 22
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Adrien's discussion 'Restarting the dexcom sensor - what you should know' in the group Dexcom Users
"i heard this mentioned before. i have opsite flexifit tape. is that the same thing? i usually put it over it, making a whole for the actual sensor in the center before putting it on top. so the adhesive on the sensor stays better when it's…"
Jul 22
Gayle Kodimer Mckenna replied to Adrien's discussion 'Restarting the dexcom sensor - what you should know' in the group Dexcom Users
"i just wish i could get mine to last more than 7-9 days! first sensor went 26 days - nothing even close to it since! just get the ??? and never goes back on. been waiting since about 9am this morning. still ???. getting ready to put in a new one."
Jul 22
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
"No, I'm not a low carb eater. that will definitely help in possibly detouring the yeast infections :)"
Jul 18
Robyn replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'FRUSTRATED! and need to vent! pre-menstral highs, ughhhh!' in the group Diabetes and Women
"THank you so much Gayle for the info. Another question, are you a low carb eater? I am hoping that will prevent some of the sugar passage through the Urinary Tract. (Although when cortisol is high, there is sugar being produced internally!)"
Jul 18
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
"It is not FDA approved for us T1's. so it is being prescribed to T1's "off label." you do have to be willing to mirco-manage your diabetes because it will definitely drop you quick and you have to be willing to drink A LOT of…"
Jul 18

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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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