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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 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
HPNpilot replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'Questions from a Newbie Pod-er's Mom' in the group OmniPod Users
"1)My CDE also started with conservative settings. The first few days on the pod had much lower TDDs which she says are due to (1) better absorption versus MDI and (2) hangover Lantus (or other long acting insulin). After a few days, my usage went…"
Jun 30
HPNpilot replied to marnie's discussion 'New Receiver?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Since the insurance would pay for it , and my deductible was already fulfilled, I went ahead and got a new receiver as a backup, but am still using the old one."
Jun 5
HPNpilot commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Food choice makes a BIG difference. There is no way I would eat a carby breakfast like that... I would be on a rollercoaster just like you. I eat a mostly protein and fat breakfast when I do eat breakfast (i.e bacon and eggs , etc , with maybe just…"
Jun 4
HPNpilot commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I have to say I don't understand this issue of having to eat to keep your BG up. If you have to do that, then your basal insulin is not correct. When your basal is adjusted properly, your BG should be stable (neither rising nor falling) without…"
Jun 4
HPNpilot replied to jen627's discussion 'International Travel with Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I travel internationally frequently and have not had a problem. In fact, I just traveled to London and back last week and had no problem. I would advise keeping a closer eye than usual on your BG due to the time zone changes, different food, and…"
May 6
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

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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!

At 3:24am on August 11, 2012, brokenpole said…

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




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