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Good news! - Latest results from DCCT/EDIC

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clare Jun 26, 2013. 15 Replies

The EDIC study continued to follow the DCCT patients - for nearly 30 years now. The latest results were reported this weekend.... and the good news is that the dramatic advantages of intensive…Continue

Adjusting I:C ratios - "acceptable" bump after eating

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Oct 11, 2011. 22 Replies

For those of you who (either on pump or MDI) self-adjust your I:C ratios, what do you consider an "acceptable" increase in BG 1-2 hours after eating, if the carb count is right ? 30 mg/dl, 50-60 ?…Continue


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HPNpilot commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"JDRF responds to the NY Times article linked below http://jdrf.org/blog/2014/nyt-response/"
Apr 7
HPNpilot commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"dishers - true, but the rates of complication go up dramatically with poor control. With an A1c of 6-6.5 range, from a rate of less than 1 in 100 patient-years, to a factor of 10 higher with a1c's in the 10-11 range."
Apr 7
HPNpilot commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Shawnmarie, the cost of not taking care of yourself is even higher...by staying in good control and preventing complications, you are actually preventing high costs for things like retinal surgery, amputations, dialysis, etc. You should not feel…"
Apr 6
HPNpilot replied to Chas's discussion 'Pod failures - newbee' in the group OmniPod Users
"No. It is not normal. In 3 years on the pod, I have never had the cannula not deploy. I usually have 5-6 pod failures per year. (i.e about a 5% failure rate) and they are all replaced by Insulet. Make *sure* you do not fill past 200 U on the new…"
Mar 28
HPNpilot replied to Mike777's discussion 'Abbot/Omni-Pod - Both NEED to be held accountable!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had 1400 of the old strips on hand when the recall happened (I too use 10 per day or so) . After the initial 400, last week they sent me an exchange envelope to replace the others. I have returned the old strips and expect to get back good ones…"
Mar 20
HPNpilot commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I test 10 times a day even with the Dex 4. If you look at the certification data for the device, it does not meet even the very loose requirements of the FDA for the test strips. By the time the G6 comes out, Dexcom is suggesting that they may get…"
Mar 14
HPNpilot replied to DextrosePLZ's discussion 'Rushed Pod Placement' in the group OmniPod Users
"I made this mistake once when starting on the pod and was really annoyed. Another mistake I made was answer "no" to the question about "Has the cannula inserterd correctly" ? If you answer "no" , it disables the pod…"
Mar 13
HPNpilot replied to Nici's discussion 'New to OmniPod - A few questions' in the group OmniPod Users
"1) I use Co-Pilot with the Insulet extension. No problems. Unfortunately, there is no way I know of to bring up the Dexcom and Co-pilot data in the same view. They are each standalone programs. 2)THe problem is not with the Omnipod - it is with…"
Mar 11
HPNpilot replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Not Going Back to Tubed Pump' in the group OmniPod Users
"You got it exactly right...I carry spare pods (and the insulin vial is in the Omnipod case). If for some reason the PDM fails or is lost, then I switch to Lantus and Novolog. I keep Lantus pens in the refrigerator (and carry them with me when I…"
Mar 10
HPNpilot replied to Aussie's discussion 'Fatty Foods, Insulin and going High' in the group Dexcom Users
"ah, ok."
Feb 25
HPNpilot replied to Aussie's discussion 'Fatty Foods, Insulin and going High' in the group Dexcom Users
"Two slices of bread is a *huge* amount of carb. about 20-25 grams per slice of very fast carb, so about 40-50 grams per hot dog How many is "a handful" of hot dogs ? I would have sky high blood sugar too with that much bread."
Feb 25
HPNpilot replied to Aussie's discussion 'Fatty Foods, Insulin and going High' in the group Dexcom Users
"For fatty meals, my CDE suggested using an extended bolus - 70% up front and 30% over the next 2 hours (for meals with up to 25% fat). For very fatty meals, try 60% up front and 40% over a longer time 2-4 hours. You have to experiment to see how it…"
Feb 25
HPNpilot commented on Mathew's group 'OmniPod Users'
"Argh! I just received control solution and new strips - but they only set me 100 instead of 400 (and I have 1400 that need to be replaced!) Now I have to waste more time on the phone with them,...."
Feb 24
HPNpilot replied to Clare's discussion 'PDM Consistently low' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks Clare. Has anyone said how we will order the correct new strips from our pharmacies in the future ? The people on the recall line could not answer this. I am concerned that I will be shipped old strips left on their shelves and be repeatedly…"
Feb 24
HPNpilot replied to Clare's discussion 'PDM Consistently low' in the group OmniPod Users
"It is also decsribed in the two recalls notices on the Abbot web page and the Omnipod web page. http://www.myomnipod.com/newsupdates/ https://www.abbottdiabetescare.com/press-room/2014/2014-b.html"
Feb 24
HPNpilot replied to Natasha Bowlds's discussion 'Results of my very scientific test strip experiment. :)' in the group OmniPod Users
"This is very helpful information Natasha. Thanks for doing all this work and sharing."
Feb 24

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
March 24, 2011
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6.1 (3/15/13) 6.2 (6/12/12) 6.3 (5/20/12) 6.6 (2/13/12) 1/6/12 6.9 9/23/11 7.0 7/26/11 7.2 3/24/11 10.2 (dx'ed)
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Hi! I used to live in Purchase when I was attending SUNY Purchase. I started my band out there, but now we are separated geographically as I am living in Chicago. But I love Westchester and flew out of HPN quite frequently to come home. I wondered if that had something to do with your username!
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HEARTIEST CONGRATS on being a featured member.

At 6:18am on August 11, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

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

At 4:30am on August 11, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and Happy Birthday, HPNpilot. we appreciate your contributions here so much. hope you have a great day!

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




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