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
"There are lots of good ideas in his book along with many that don't fit recent evidence. I adopt the tools in it that are useful for me in improving my control.
With regards to his comments on pumps and CGMs, I will speculate that at his age,…"
"1) Yes, the insulin can degrade over time, especially as it is exposed to heat. The higher the ambient temperature, the faster it degrades. That's why the data sheets for the insulin only certify it for 3 days in a pump at close to body…"
"Exercise is the best natural way - just watch out for increased insulin sensitivity even hours after you exercise....
I do use metformin and it reduced the amount of insulin I use by about 20-25%, and had the added benefit of some weight loss. (At…"
"I just got a free blood sugar/blood ketone meter via a link someone posted on here. It's called a Nova Max. Since it uses it's own brand of strips, I don't intend to use it as a BG meter, but if I ever need to use it as a blood ketone…"
"My waste went down substantially when I switched to the pod...and like Ren, I use their recycling program to ship used pods back for recycling. I order 2 bags/mailers at a time to save money. Each bag and mailer holds 50 pods (1/2 a year worth)."
"I *always* do a fingerstick before taking action. Yes, the Dexcom can be WAY off....more so the 7+ than the G4. It can be off in either direction too.
It may be my imagination, but one of the things that seems to screw it up is sleeping with the…"
"Sarah, I don't bolus for protein, but if I eat a high fat meal I do use the extended bolus feature to spread the bolus out try to match the digestion rate. Pizza is the worst in this regard - high carb and high fat. I usually try to avoid it. I…"
"Did you transition from another pump or from MDI ? If the latter, the first few days can need significantly less insulin...Lantus or Levemir seems to hang around a little for one, and 2nd the absorbtion from the pump can be better that from shots.…"
"I just had this discussion with my endo. Repeated lows reset the brain's notion of what "low" is and your body will stop reacting to lows - that's what hypounawareness is. Your brain stops setting off the counter-regulatory…"
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Hi. Nice to meet you. I didn't want to step on anyone's toes so I came over here to tell you I agree with your comment re statins. Presently there is so very much information available to us that it's tempting to make impulsive decisions that end up detrimental in the long run.
After being on dialysis for 14 months, I will do ANYTHING necessary to maintain my kidney function. I trust my nephrologist and he says to take them (and keep exercising.)
This is easier than the chat line...so sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. I went T1 as an adult & have been now for ~25 years. So I have one persepctive that might help if you ever want to connect via this site or email or whatever. I've tried CGM & have been on a pump for maybe 10 years. So take care for now & look forward to talking.
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading
El Centro Nacional de Prevención de Enfermedades Crónicas y Promoción de la Salud en el Estados Unidos encontró que a partir de 2002-2009, el 11,8% de los hispanos mayores de 20 años, que viven en los EU, viven con diabetes … Continue Reading