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Jessica Edelman
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  • High Falls, NY
  • United States
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Jessica Edelman's Discussions

Insulin to carb ratios

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laura Jun 11, 2011. 27 Replies

Hi all,type 1 diabetic since early january of this year... 29 years old. I was taken off of my sliding scale yesterday and told to dose my insulin in a 1:15 ration of insulin to carbs. I feel like…Continue


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bethany and Jessica Edelman are now friends
Mar 25
Jessica Edelman joined Debra's group

Low Carb Recipe Swap

Eating low carb does not have to be a bland, nasty experience.  For those of us who use the low carb option to help control our blood sugar, the quest for new low carb recipes is an ongoing challenge.  This is a place where we can talk about cooking techniques, post recipes,  and add ideas to benefit all of us on this journey.Welcome!See More
Jan 9, 2014
Jessica Edelman commented on Elizabeth's blog post 'Type 1 diabetes as a mad slasher movie script'
"This. Is. Amazing."
Jun 20, 2013
Jessica Edelman updated their profile
May 22, 2013
Jessica Edelman commented on Geoffrey's group 'New Yorkers with Diabetes'
"Any Hudson valley peeps?"
May 22, 2013
Jessica Edelman joined Bernard's group

Continuous Glucose Monitor Users

Are you hooked up with one of these new devices? Have you advice to give others that are interested in trying one out? Join the CGM group and share your knowledge.
Jan 8, 2013
Jessica Edelman left a comment for Megasaurus_Rex
"Hey, just read your forum post on herb and T1. I can honestly say I smoke everyday, multiple times a day and I'm T1 also. It doesn't affect me one bit in the diabetes department. If I get the munches I grab an apple or fresh veggies to…"
Aug 14, 2012
Jessica Edelman replied to Clare's discussion 'I kind of wish hypos really affected me more, I might be more diligent to avoid them'
"I feel your pain, I'm hypo-unaware as well. I have gotten down to 24 without feeling much but once I read that bg level I certainly started feeling it! Weird!!! My endo (and she rules) told me to keep my bg a little higher for the next few…"
Aug 14, 2012
Jessica Edelman joined Manny Hernandez's group

Diabetes Supplies Art

Art created using diabetes supplies: insulin syringes, insulin pump infusion sets, blood sugar test strips, insulin vials, etc.
Jul 14, 2012
Jessica Edelman posted photos
May 10, 2012
Jessica Edelman left a comment for Em T1ROC
"Just want to say thanks for the friend request and the offered support, it doesn't go unnoticed. I wish I had checked my tudiabetes sooner as I just moved back to the Hudson valley. But, down here is a biker/swimmers/runners paradise, lots of…"
May 10, 2012
Jessica Edelman and Em T1ROC are now friends
May 10, 2012
Jessica Edelman commented on Bernard's blog post 'Review of the new Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device'
"I use this with the accucheck compact meter, it's my favorite thus far. I have also used a freedom freestyle lite, but I actually really like the fact that the lancing device attaches to the meter. It's made my life a lot easier, and I…"
May 9, 2012
Linda G left a comment for Jessica Edelman
"Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Jessica, my friend ♥ ..... Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Dec 17, 2011
brokenpole left a comment for Jessica Edelman
"Happy Birthday, Jessica!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Dec 17, 2011
Jessica Edelman and Sweetblooded are now friends
Aug 13, 2011

Profile Information

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
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Date diagnosed
January 6, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6 (not happy with this)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 8:41am on December 17, 2011, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Jessica, my friend ♥ .....
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 6:47am on December 17, 2011, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Jessica!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 5:31am on May 21, 2011, Devon Inglee said…
Hi Jessica!
At 9:39am on May 10, 2011, Tyler Collins said…
hey whats going on, was out ur way a little while back visiting friends in cortland and ithaca
At 6:45am on February 8, 2011, CALpumper said…
Hey Jessica!! Yes, this diagnosis is Way Lame.
If you need anything, let me know. Hang in there. ((hugs))
At 9:02pm on February 1, 2011, Linda G said…
Delighted to be counted as a friend!! ♥
At 9:00pm on February 1, 2011, Linda G said…
You're coming along JUST FINE Jessica! Do what works for YOU...diabetes is very much of an individual thing. Don't forget to test while at work....and put some little healthy snack in your pocket to take in case you nose dive while working (I'm prone to lows also!). You can also have some snack already prepared ahead of time, and packed in a zip lock bag in 15 grams of carbs portions :)
At 8:39pm on February 1, 2011, Linda G said…
It IS very much of a blessing that you are already very familiar with the
physiology of your body...AND that you are BF with fruit. Though fruit are high in carbs...they are also packed with fibre. Better to munch on an apple than to drink apple juice!!! This is very much a learn as you go process. You have come to the right place Jessica...a place to learn, to grow, to support and to share, all the while meeting new people and making friends!
Keep in touch,
At 11:20am on January 31, 2011, Osob said…
At 8:14am on January 31, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Jessica, welcome! we are glad you found us so soon after your dx. let me know if you have any questions about our community.



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