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Jana replied to Yogila's discussion 'infusion sites??' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I unplugged and let the nurses keep track of my insulin and glucose because I was attempting to give birth naturally. I ended up having a C-section though. I kept the same infusion sight on the back I my hip. I plugged back in a day or so after the…"
Nov 2, 2013
Kristin replied to Jana's discussion 'Cord Blood' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Wow. Congrats! How are you doing?"
Oct 21, 2013
Jana replied to Jana's discussion 'Cord Blood' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Well Colin had his own agenda. He ended up coming 3 weeks early, so we didn't have time to decide. Oh well. I think we can still access public blood if we need to in the future. Thanks for the responses, though!"
Oct 21, 2013
LauraNYC replied to Jana's discussion 'Cord Blood' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"That's interesting. Did you bring your own formula to the hospital in case you weren't able to breastfeed within 24 hrs?"
Oct 21, 2013
Jana replied to ladybell89's discussion 'Medical Leave, did you go early?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I was considering leaving a week before my due date. I was already taking up to 5 hours a week for doc appointments and at least one afternoon a week just to rest. And that's with no com It's exhausting!!"
Oct 19, 2013
Kristin replied to Jana's discussion 'Cord Blood' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"We did the research too and decided not to bank the cord blood. I didn't feel that there was enough guarantee of the benefit to justify the high cost of storing. I know many other parents decided differently, but I felt that we could use that…"
Oct 10, 2013
Maismommy replied to Jana's discussion 'Cord Blood' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I have no comments about cord blood but during my training to become a breastfeeding counsellor I have became very aware about the link between cows milk protein triggering diabetes and the dangers especially of using it in ythe 24 hours after the…"
Oct 9, 2013
Jana added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!

Cord Blood

Hi everyone,I am at 36 weeks and trying to figure out if we should bank Baby's cord blood. I've tried a little online research, but I don't see anything that says there is a definite benefit of using his own cord blood. So, I'm wondering if we could just collect it in a public bank as opposed to a private bank.What are your thoughts on this? My biggest fear is that he will develop diabetes, so I'm willing to do what I can to prevent or help avoid or (dare I say) cure it if he does.Thanks for…See More
Oct 9, 2013
Anna replied to Jana's discussion 'Highs at the very beginning' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"My endo was confused by the highs as well, but my CDE wasn't worried about them and expected them. It was definitely what tipped me off to being pregnant (I usually run a little high in the days leading up to my period, but I was spiking up to…"
Feb 24, 2013
Kristin replied to Jana's discussion 'Highs at the very beginning' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Yes, I remember thinking the same. I thought that lows would start right away. Most of us do experience insulin sensitivity in the first trimester, but I know some women who never experienced those lows. For me the rough experience was: Weeks 4-8:…"
Feb 24, 2013
Jana replied to Jana's discussion 'Highs at the very beginning' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Wow! 9 weeks? I was thinking a few days. Thanks for the info. I said something to my endo on Thursday and she said that is not the common reaction to pregnancy. She told me to check my sight and maybe change my cartridge. Frustrating!!!! Fortunately…"
Feb 23, 2013
Kristin replied to Jana's discussion 'Highs at the very beginning' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Exciting!! Keep upping your basals gradually to avoid highs. I had much higher numbers before I found out that I was pregnant (and all turned out fine). For many of us, these highs were the first sign that we were pregnant. For me, I had to increase…"
Feb 23, 2013
Jana added a discussion to the group Oh! BABY!!!

Highs at the very beginning

So, we've been TTC for about 6 months and I think we have finally been successful. For the past five days I have had totally unexplained highs (140-180) and that is with a 30% increase in my basal. I am still 4 days from missing my period but I took a test yesterday and there was a faint line. My question is how long do these highs last before it plummets? I'm getting worried about any damage. Thanks for the advice!!
Feb 23, 2013
Jana replied to Anne's discussion 'Ladies, how do you 'wear your pumps' most comfortably?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I know this sounds weird, but I wear mine in my underwear. I always have, so it is fully comfortable. It's below the waistline of my pants and the tubing stays tucked away. I always thought is was funny that I have to dig into my pants to get…"
Sep 28, 2012
Jana commented on jessica's group 'Oh! BABY!!!'
"To Maycri, my diabetes educator said the the first 4 weeks will be slightly above average. This is something I never knew. To kendyl, I hope you guys are recovering. I am sure it is a difficult process."
Sep 23, 2012
Jana replied to gardengirl's discussion 'Type 1 for 40 years, 43 years old and pregnant. Crazy?' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"Apparently not crazy. I am 34 and I keep asking docs about having a baby and they all say I have loads of time! They don't seem to be concerned about being over 40 and preggers at all. They keep saying that as long as I'm in range that it…"
Sep 12, 2012

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Posted on February 7, 2009 at 8:35am 2 Comments

Hello out there! I am so glad to have found this! I have had diabetes for 16 years and have been pumping for about 12 years. I am excited to connect with others who have to deal with the every day frustrations and not feel so alone! My most recent issue is that my Animas 2020 pump has been leaking for about 3 weeks. I have been around and around with the support people, and I am just now getting a replacement! Hopefully it will come in today!

Well, I guess I will just lurk around and… Continue

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At 12:14pm on November 19, 2009, Jillavieve said…
Hello fellow Charlestonian! Thanks for accepting my friend request. =)
At 10:29am on April 5, 2009, Sweeter Cherise said…

Stopping in to say hello! Hope all is well.

At 11:26am on February 7, 2009, Toni Crebbin said…
Welcome Jana! I was diagnosed about a year before you, and have been on a pump for around 13 years now. I also wear an Animas, but the Ping. I found this group about a year ago, and love to be able to connect with others like me:)
At 9:33am on February 7, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
Hi Jana,
Welcome to the TuDiabetes family! I hope you find all the information and support you came here for.

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At 12:30am on February 7, 2009, Patti Burns said…
Welcome to tudiabetes, jana! Here you will find alot going on as i have for over a year now lots of friends and support. I see you already joined a group. Good for you. Good luck on your journey. Patti



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