JLemon
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Pump vs. Pens

Started this discussion. Last reply by drewgolden Nov 17, 2012. 23 Replies

I am a newly-diagnosed type one, just under six months. I currently use Levemir and Humalog pens. I am considering switching to a pump, as my educator thinks it will better fit my active lifestyle. I…Continue

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HFXNS replied to JLemon's discussion 'Pregnancy Questions' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Re: maternity jeans, you could cut a hole in the inside of your pocket (the side against your skin), and feed your tubing through it and just carry the pump in your pocket."
Jan 22
Kristin replied to JLemon's discussion 'Pregnancy Questions' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi! This is a delayed reply but... My lows lasted until 19-20 weeks. With my first pregnancy, insulin resistance set in strong after that (had to double my insulin levels by the end), then lows returned at 33 weeks (which was NOT a sign of placenta…"
Jan 22
JLemon replied to krystal parker's discussion 'Pre-conceived appointment' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Sounds like you are on the right track! You have a great A1c and it is great that you have already been taking prenatal vitamins. Here are a couple of things I would ask at your appointment: - Who will be overseeing your diabetes care throughout…"
Jan 20
JLemon replied to Stephanie's discussion 'Sugars are running high in first trimester' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Hi Stephanie! I may not be much of a help, as I had the opposite problem and had such struggles with lows the whole first trimester, but I would have your doctor make some adjustments on your pump. I would send in a log of your numbers to your endo…"
Jan 19
JLemon replied to Mekenzie D's discussion 'Not I pictured this going a few days ago..' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"So very sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to you and your husband!"
Dec 30, 2014
JLemon replied to JLemon's discussion 'Pregnancy Questions' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"That is exactly how I feel! I have had a hard time deciding on what to bolus as well because for the longest time I wasn't sure if my food would even stay down. I am hoping now that I am starting to feel a little better things will stay…"
Dec 23, 2014
Ashley replied to JLemon's discussion 'Pregnancy Questions' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"...also the pants I've found with the short wasteband are from Gap"
Dec 23, 2014
Ashley replied to JLemon's discussion 'Pregnancy Questions' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Yes! I did have tons of lows early on with both of my pregnancies (pregnant with my second now). With my first I was barely on any insulin at all it was crazy!? It was about 23/24 weeks that I noticed a steady increase from there on out. By the end…"
Dec 23, 2014
JLemon replied to Mekenzie D's discussion 'Our little present is on the way! Due May 4th 2015!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Congratulations! My husband and I are expecting as well and baby is due on June 7th! It will be so exciting to find out the gender on Christmas! Couldn't ask for a better present. Best of luck to you!"
Dec 22, 2014
JLemon added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!
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Pregnancy Questions

I actual have several questions that I have been meaning to ask on this site. Quick background - 26 yr old T1D, diagnosed in 2012, use a Medtronic insulin pump.1) Did anyone experience some intense lows within the first few months of pregnancy? I am 16 weeks and am still having a hard time managing lows at times. I am sure it is different with everyone, but at what point during your pregnancy did you start to see that you were having to increase your insulin intake? So far I have actually had…See More
Dec 22, 2014
JLemon is attending Emily Coles's event
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"Basic carb counting" discussion in the TuDiabetes open chatroom at http://www.tudiabetes.org/chat

May 29, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
6-7pm PT8-9pm CT9-10pm ETThis is not a webinar or live interview.  This is a discussion among members of TuDiabetes, in the TuDiabetes chatroom.  Log into the chat room at the designated time to discuss basic carb counting. How many grams of carbohydrate are in a slice of pizza or a serving of pasta Alfredo?  How about in a salad with croutons and raspberry vinaigrette dressing?  Carbs can sneak into foods we don't expect to find them…See More
May 24, 2014
JLemon replied to Anthony's discussion 'Infusion disconnect while showering.' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I have the minimed pump, and I do not use the cover while showering. I was told when I got my pump that it doesn't need to be worn when showering, but to definitely wear it when swimming in a pool or the ocean, etc."
Feb 24, 2014
JLemon replied to Aussie's discussion 'Pump vs Pen' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I use humalog, which I believe starts working in about 15 minutes. I generally try to take it about 15 minutes prior to eating. There are times that I take it right before eating (maybe 5 mins before) and it still works well. That's the other…"
Feb 4, 2014
JLemon replied to Aussie's discussion 'Pump vs Pen' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"In my experience, the pump allows for much better control than the pen. Here are my thoughts as to why: 1) Sheer convenience - One of my biggest struggles with the pen was not wanting to eat something even if I was a little hungry because I…"
Feb 3, 2014
JLemon replied to JLemon's discussion 'CGM and Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
Oct 10, 2013
E. Louise replied to JLemon's discussion 'CGM and Pregnancy' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Check out this discussion: http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/dexcomusers/forum/topics/any-minimed-and-dexcom-g4-users?xg_source=activity Also the Dexcom user group in general. Good luck."
Oct 10, 2013

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
I hope to gain insight and inspiration from others in my situation, and I hope to provide support to others.
Date diagnosed
April 24, 2012
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.4%
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Minimed

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At 1:22pm on November 1, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend J...
West Virginia....a distance away, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario. I'm a wife of 33 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 28, the other 26), a grandma to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the ocean...it speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!!
Keep in touch, ok?

hugs....linda

At 5:10am on November 1, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!

At 4:17am on November 1, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home JLemon!
April 24th...little more than 6 months ago! How's it all going?
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Young Adults with Diabetes".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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DO THE BIG BLUE TEST (BBT)....For more info, see the upper left hand corner of home page. There's a video there too about the BBT!!!!
C'MON...YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
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Take care....and keep in touch!
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