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Jag1's Discussions

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 Shark's discussion 'Can you get thin without having to eat low carb?'
"Yes you can. Calories in - calories out. Check out the Hacker's diet online (absolutely free, no trying to sell you junk you don't need): LINK"
9 hours ago
Jag1 replied to Putertech's discussion 'Bogus tale of Fargo police misconduct draws online attention'
"I think a big reaction to the story as presented was fine and hardly surprising. But I don't think that attacking a member who does nothing more than calmly state their point of view is justified under any circumstances - and that is what I saw…"
Jag1 replied to Putertech's discussion 'Bogus tale of Fargo police misconduct draws online attention'
"Artwoman, as you know full well, the biggest proponent of training the law enforcement community rather than lynching them in that thread was Mark, and Mark was attacked by another user here (not you) for voicing that opinion. In fact Mark's…"
Jag1 replied to Michele P's discussion 'How Kids are Told they Have Type 1 - Survey Request'
"I went to a doctor with a really bad "flu" and was sent home. He called after testing the urine sample I left (this was before the days of routine BG testing) so my parents told me what it was and that I had to go to the hospital. I was so…"
Apr 9
Jag1 replied to julez_79's discussion 'Diabetic Neuropathy after only 2 years and despite good control?'
"I agree with Tim. I've had the tuning fork held to my feet, but never tested for duration. There are, in my opinion, WAY too many uncontrolled variables in the test to begin with - how hard is the tuning fork struck, where is it held, how hard…"
Apr 8
Jag1 replied to Jen's discussion 'Breakfast ideas'
"Look in the frozen section, pre-cooked sausages. There are a few brands and types. Here's a link to one: SAUSAGE Ingredients: TURKEY, WATER, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS: POTASSIUM LACTATE, SALT, SPICES, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, DEXTROSE, SUGAR, SODIUM…"
Apr 7
Jag1 replied to Jen's discussion 'Breakfast ideas'
"Before I got into the habit of eating egg for breakfast I used to buy frozen pre-cooked sausages and they're quite good and ready to go in a minute out of the microwave. Eat with a big scoop of salsa. Or cook mushrooms or other vegs if you have…"
Apr 7
Jag1 replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'Pass the Butter - Turns out Saturated Fat is Fine!'
"I believe in real food, so if I'm going to eat butter, I eat real butter. If I'm going to eat fruit, I eat real fresh fruit. If I'm going to eat bread, I eat real wholegrain bread. Moderation in ALL things is key in my opinion. So I…"
Apr 7
Jag1 updated their profile
Mar 25
Jag1 replied to rpwils's discussion 'Going from Novolog to humalog'
"I got a sample pen of each from my doctor and tested and found no difference between the two. I stayed with Humalog since I had been using it for many years already."
Mar 25
Jag1 replied to Rocketeer's discussion 'The cheap diabetic'
"Of course your experience may vary. My personal experience is that insulin re-use is perfectly healthy. This study seems to back it up LINK : "A Prospective Study of the Hazards of Multiple Use of Disposable Syringes and Needles in Intensified…"
Mar 24
Jag1 replied to Rocketeer's discussion 'The cheap diabetic'
"That's after one use on what - a michelin tire? I think that's a marketing picture, to convince us to throw away syringes when its not really necessary. I've looked at my syringes with a jewelers loupe after twenty, thirty uses and…"
Mar 24
Jag1 replied to Rocketeer's discussion 'The cheap diabetic'
"Yes, after many years with NPH, I used Lantus for about 10 years before switching to Levemir. I took split dose (morning and evening) Lantus just as I now take split dose Levemir. My experience with Lantus is that it lasted longer, but it…"
Mar 24
Jag1 replied to Rocketeer's discussion 'The cheap diabetic'
"1) I do this (Humalog and Levemir). It takes less than 2-1/2 months but I don't refrigerate and use till gone. 2) I do this. I use needles a lot more than twice (use until numbers start to wear off or if I notice any pain). I keep a separate…"
Mar 22
Jag1 replied to Team Low-Tech's discussion 'Why do you think that the discussion was deleted?'
"I had a post deleted (on another topic). I asked what could possibly have been objectionable about my post. This went back and forth a couple times, but the admin I was talking to refused to tell me which admin I was talking to, and refused to tell…"
Mar 21
Jag1 replied to Scott A's discussion 'Why do T1 diabetics have a decreased glucogon response to hypos?'
"I agree Jen. There seems to be consensus that the glucagon production is what is screwed up, though there isn't yet consensus on what is screwing it up."
Mar 19

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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
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Date diagnosed
March 1, 1975
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
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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