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A1cNow being discontinued by Bayer

Started this discussion. Last reply by David (dns) Feb 12. 6 Replies

I just started looking for an inexpensive way to check A1c without requiring a doctor visit. Found the A1cNow home test meter which sounded like it would be perfect, but then found it is being…Continue

Tudiabetes data mining

Started this discussion. Last reply by nel Mar 14, 2013. 6 Replies

So I just read a discussion on another forum about a tool for firefox called "collusion". It is a Firefox plugin that monitors websites to see whether websites you visit open and pass information on…Continue

Tu Admins now pushing Low-carb and allowing no responses?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue59 Nov 21, 2011. 89 Replies

It has been my perception for some time that Tudiabetes has a pro-low-carb slant. Which is fine with me since Tu does allows discussion and rebuttal of the issue from all points of view. But it…Continue

What hypo symptom is first for you - seizures or passing out?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Oct 13, 2011. 45 Replies

If you have been T1 for a long period of time you have probably had at least one very low BG. Low BG has many symptoms, but when you get low enough it seems that passing out and seizures are the last…Continue


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Jag1 replied to acidrock23's discussion 'First Pump Vacation Ever, since 2008!'
"I agree there is no "best way", and I'm definitely not trying to convince you to change. But if you don't mind, let me follow up on this. In your previous thread about your pod failing when you were travelling, you noted that if…"
Jul 18
Jag1 replied to acidrock23's discussion 'First Pump Vacation Ever, since 2008!'
"I've seen other references to using pump/pod for bolus only, and I don't get it. As far as I can tell, there are only two real advantages to pumps/pods: 1. that it keeps track of all your insulin intake in an accessible database; 2. that…"
Jul 18
Jag1 replied to KCCO's discussion 'INSANE jump in BG levels when I eat'
"With those I/C ratios, you are clearly very insulin resistant. Does your BG go back to normal after jumping so high? If so, it does sound like your I/C is correct, but the timing is off. Do you notice this more after some meals than others? How long…"
Jul 15
Jag1 replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'How to do a Gluteal Self-Injection'
"I don't think that picture is accurate - I know it comes from BD but is surprisingly limited. According to some of your previous posts your BMI is around 25, in which case you should have a much larger available real estate than that picture…"
Jul 15
Jag1 replied to Santiago Jimenez's discussion '70 - 90 points drops in 35 min without injecting or high activity'
"I have no experience with reactive hypoglycemia, but think that is unlikely if you're a T1. To me it sounds like you are simply experiencing the effects of your insulin bolus. None of the fast acting insulin disappear after two hours. Apridra…"
Jul 10
Jag1 replied to meee's discussion 'Colonoscopy Questions'
"I second what Zoe said about this being a good chance to test your basal rate. I am on MDI, not a pump, and was pleased that my Levemir injections kept me pretty stable for the day before when I ate no calories (all I consumed was a bunch of clear…"
Jul 10
Jag1 replied to Tiki's discussion 'Chick-O-Stick'
"I agree with Zoe that sugar-free products are seldom worth the aggravation (my exceptions - sugar free soft-drink/soda/iced-tea and sugar free jello - both of which I eat fairly frequently). Most sugar-free candies still have a lot of carb, so…"
Jul 10
Jag1 replied to walkingonthemoon's discussion 'BG rises after Workout'
"Try exercising before eating dinner. After dinner is always complicated because of insulin bolus and food digestion timing. If you do that a few times you may find that your BG is going up not because of the exercise per se, but because of your…"
Jul 8
Jag1 replied to ITDiabetic's discussion 'I'm a Type 1 Diabetic, and I Drink Regular Coke'
"I disagree with your hatred of dietitians, and find that thread very distasteful (though the writer of it edited it to take out most of the outrageous claims that he originally included). Eat as much carb as you want, but personally I don't…"
Jul 8
Jag1 replied to julez_79's discussion 'Now I have to feel guilty for GOOD control?!'
"One other thing. I hope he was joking when he said "I must assume you dont come here to get prescriptions to later sell test strips over the internet!". If there is any doubt in your mind, that can be easily cleared up by showing him your…"
Jul 8
Jag1 replied to julez_79's discussion 'Now I have to feel guilty for GOOD control?!'
"Congratulations on your excellent control. I know how hard you work and it shows in your results. Like you I have neither a pump nor a CGM, and find that testing a lot is critical to keeping a relatively stable BG. If your doctor is able to listen…"
Jul 8
Jag1 replied to Kate's discussion 'My doctor classification of me as Secondary Diabetes?'
"One of the common side effects of prednisone is weight gain. Maybe he sees prednisone causing weight gain; and weight gain causing T2 diabetes? Did you gain weight after starting on prednisone?"
Jul 2
Jag1 replied to ITDiabetic's discussion 'The Alcohol Conundrum'
"If you are drinking to get drunk, then I don't have any advice. I did that some as a T1 when I was in High school and College and certainly don't recommend it - it seldom comes out well. I'm a T1; when I have a couple glasses of wine…"
Jun 30
Jag1 replied to Yerachmiel Altman's discussion 'Long time pumper, waiting for some REAL advances'
"OK, you've heard it before (so have I). But a usable and useful artificial pancreas really will be coming within the next decade this time. CGMs were a critical piece of the puzzle, and those have only been reliable and commercialized for less…"
Jun 30
Jag1 and Holger Schmeken are now friends
Jun 25
Jag1 replied to Lilli D's discussion 'Foot Neuropathy?'
"Insulin is a serious medicine and needs to be used with care, but it sounds like you should be using it, if only a couple units when you eat meals. Since you make enough insulin to cover basal and most of your bolus needs it shouldn't be…"
Jun 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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March 1, 1975
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5.8 3/14; 6.2 3/13; 6.5 8/11; 7.1 7/10; 7.6 10/09; 7.8 7/08
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At 5:23pm on April 8, 2014, Mark said…

Thanks, Jag1.

At 10:10am on March 5, 2013, julez_79 said…

ha, than you! what those two are thinking is for you to decide ;) the photo is part of a larger series of staged photography dealing with different aspects of friendship and how we really have as many personalities as we have close friends.

At 12:29pm on March 4, 2013, Josh F said…

Thanks. Glad to see I did not sound crazy. Just a hot button topic for me. ;)

At 9:02am on August 15, 2012, nel said…

I like your profile picture :)

At 6:09pm on June 2, 2012, Cinderfella said…

Jag1--thank you for your offer. I won't be doing any kind of exercise for a long time. I will certainly keep the rowing machine in mind, though. I'm not really in Belmont that much these days, I'm down on the cape mostly. Thank you again for your generous offer. I'll let you know when/if it's something I can use. Cinderfella.

At 7:28pm on November 20, 2011, nel said…

Hi Jag1 I am not always ...you are more RIGHT :) ..have been following your latest ...anf NOT responding by CHOICE ...too compliclated for my simple soul :) ...cheers, N

At 9:38pm on July 6, 2011, Heather said…
Hi, Jag ... Thanks very much for the link to that article on metabolism. Very interesting — I appreciate it. Re. my low-carb experiment, my overall BG control continues to be better than when I'm consuming more carbs (by no means perfect, however). You raise a good point when you say that perhaps it's just the more careful measuring that leads to better control. I've been speculating the same thing myself and wondering whether very fastidious measuring and monitoring would also lead to good control, regardless of the carb quantities. At the same time, I think there's some value to Bernstein's "law of small numbers." In other words, the more carbs and insulin I take in at any one time, the more likely I seem to be to screw up somehow and go high or low. I think what I'll end up retaining from this experiment is a lower carb intake in my regular diet (not Bernstein levels, though) and a tendency to direct much of that intake toward exercise. I do want to be able to sprint, and although the difference hasn't been glaring, I think I prefer carb-fuelled exercise. Hope all is well with you!
At 7:56am on May 19, 2011, Heather said…
Ack ... Jag! Sorry for not responding to your comment on May 1st. I think I've accidentally changed my settings to not receive any email notifications, so I didn't know you'd written. ANYWAY .... to answer your questions, I haven't gone quite full-on Bernstein (more like 40-50 grams of carb per day). All in all, I've been experiencing significantly better BG control, though it's by no means perfect. I think my "protein processing" (to be real scientific!) has become more efficient, or something, so I'm having to work in coverage for that ... which isn't easy (I'm doing it through modified basals). Re. exercise, when I first switched over, I found I didn't really need much in the way of ex-carbs for aerobic activity, which was strange, and nice, but I've started having exercise lows again, so I'm not sure what's going on there. My energy level seems to be about the same, now that I'm past the initial "shock phase."

All in all, I'm finding all the info "out there" very confusing and frustrating, and I'm not really convinced I'm doing the right thing. I decided to give this low(ish) carb program three months, so I'll stick with it and reassess near the end of summer.

Hope you're having a good day!
At 6:54am on October 30, 2010, 870allamerican said…
Thanx for the add. You will be in my shoes one day. But then again, maybe this will be licked before then. Let's hope.
At 7:51pm on July 5, 2010, Sandpirate said…
I have the Medtronic CGM. Apparently the CGM works well for most people, but it is not accurate for me. With this system there is a plus of minus 10 or 15% window( I believe) of accuracy as well as a time lag compared to your actual BG at any time.

My personal issues with the CGM were; the CGM (more than 50% of the time) would not rise with my actual BG after meals at all, and it would alarm at night that I was in the low range when I was fine. After speaking to tech support and my Metronic contact many times I pretty much gave up on it.



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