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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 replied to Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yes it is being used in clinical trials of an artificial pancreas...usually with two to avoid large errors. Also, note that the clinical trials are carefully supervised.... for example, in the Boston trials, 2 nurses followed the people in the trial…"
Nov 14
HPNpilot replied to Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yes, I do. I am waiting for the next sensor insertion to start them both at the same time. When I do that, I'll try the experiment and post some results. I believe Lorraine is doing this experiment too... according to her…"
Nov 14
HPNpilot replied to Ms Ashua's discussion 'New to this board and New to Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I felt the same way at first...but eventually took matters into my own hands. The books "Pumping Insulin" and "Using Insulin" by John Walsh as well as "Think Like a Pancreas" by Gary Scheiner are very helpful in…"
Nov 12
HPNpilot replied to Ms Ashua's discussion 'New to this board and New to Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"It took me at least a month to get the basal rates and I:C ratios tuned in for different times of the day. This is the same for any pump. However once it is all set, you should be able to do better than you did with injections and with less…"
Nov 12
HPNpilot replied to Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"As far as I know, the FDA has not approved it for dosing. In some of the AP trials, they actually use 2 Dexcoms for safety. As an aside, I am not seeing particularly good results in the few days I have been using the new software...I have seen 20%+…"
Nov 12
HPNpilot replied to Dave's discussion 'Do you plan to change a pod at work?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Like you, I usually plan to change pods at home. However, I do keep a spare pod in my computer bag and have changed it at work on occasion. A couple of times I have had either a pod failure or a PDM failure that necessitated changing pods. I just do…"
Nov 11
HPNpilot replied to Anthony's discussion 'FDA Approves Dexcom Software with Artificial Pancreas Algorithm' in the group Dexcom Users
"This is fantastic. It will place the G4 even further ahead of the competition. Looking forward to the download becoming available. The press release hasn't even appeared on their web site yet."
Nov 6
HPNpilot commented on Brian's group 'Pilots With Diabetes'
"Hi everyone - was wondering what effects piloting has on your blood sugar...."
Oct 31
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HPNpilot replied to theles's discussion 'Like Clockwork: Low BG at 4am' in the group Dexcom Users
"This where a CGM is worth its weight in gold. Without it you might not know you were having hypos every night if it didn't wake you up. It's not good to have hypos that often. For myself, I had realy trouble balancing daytime and night…"
Oct 6
HPNpilot commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"lol.. (7 of 9 ) yes, but that's after she was disconnected from the Collective and most of her implants removed...."
Sep 11
HPNpilot commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
Sep 11
HPNpilot commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Tell your friends: "You will be assimilated! Resistance is futile!" (Star Trek reference for those that don't get it...the Borg were a combination of biological and mechanical systems that went around taking over other species)"
Sep 11
HPNpilot replied to Linny's discussion 'Insulet a non-preferred provider' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have Anthem BCBS and ran into the same problem.... Insulet itself is not an authorized provider (though they are for other BC/BS plans!) They had me get the Omnipod system through a distributor. And the pods I have to get filled via my pharmacy…"
Aug 5
HPNpilot replied to Brad's discussion 'Seeking Advice - What's in Your Kit?' in the group OmniPod Users
"For a day trip I don't carry anything beyond what is in the Omnipod carrying case - i.e. spare batteries, vial of insulin, strips, alcohol pads, spare lancets, and a handful of syringes. Even in the event of total pump failure, the syringes…"
Jul 18
HPNpilot replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'Insulin Action Setting' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have mine set to 3.0 hours and I think it is still too conservative. I definitely don't see any more decrease in BG 4.5-5.5 hours after a bolus."
Jul 11

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
learn from others, share what I have learned
Date diagnosed
March 24, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0 (10/14) (6.3 (5/14) 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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Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
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At 11:59am on August 2, 2013, K8iesmom said…
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At 2:36pm on June 26, 2013, markeeezy said…
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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At 6:33am on October 11, 2012, Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill said…

Hello there, some fantastic pictures HNP.

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At 1:20pm on September 3, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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!!!

At 6:17am on August 11, 2012, Linda G said…

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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