Hi. I have had diabetes for almost 30 years. Over the last several months, I have had a hard time controlling my blood sugar due to two steroid injections for my back pain, sickness and several other…Continue
My husband and my 6 year old son went for a run the other night. My son is getting ready for wrestling season to start. My husband told me that my son started dragging anchor about halfway through…Continue
Just curious if any of you are currently dealing with trigger finger? I have had it for about a year now in my left hand (my writing hand). The pain comes and goes, usually hurts the worst at the end…Continue
So I started trying to lose my baby weight a few months ago. I asked you all for advice on a few things, from my basal rates to my calorie intake, and your advice was VERY helpful. I have so far lost…Continue
"Thank you so much for your answer. The first and foremost problem I am having with Symlin is the cost. I haven't gotten it yet because it is so expensive. And second, one of the side effects is nausea. I seem to be very sensitive to anything…"
"I have been using Symlin for many years now. It has really helped with the post meal BG spikes. At first I lost 6 pounds which was not good for me but after several months I was able to gain it back. When I first started taking Symlin, I decreased…"
"My wife went on a gonzo shopping trip one day, like 10-3 or something and came home without eating and said "I think I'm having low blood sugar..." so we checked and it was 81, not exactly hypo but sort of slim pickings."
"Working at a physician's clinic, I can tell you with some experience that if a physician decides to leave their practice, they will usually (and should) give ample notice to their patients. Sometimes they leave in a hurry which leaves you…"
"I am 36 years old and have had type 1 for almost 30 years. I'm scheduled for my first colonoscopy in November. My mother died of colon cancer when she was 49 years old, so my brother and I have to start having them at age 35. I put it off but…"
"I'm also interested in an answer to this question from any type 1's who have tried metformin. I was experiencing insulin resistance with humalog but switched to Apidra and increased my exercise and was able to lower my basal rates.…"
My husband and my 6 year old son went for a run the other night. My son is getting ready for wrestling season to start. My husband told me that my son started dragging anchor about halfway through the run and turns to him and says, "Man, my blood sugar is getting low." Now his blood sugar was low the day he was born and I've checked it many times since then and it has never been low. I seriously doubt he would even know what it felt like. I'm guessing he's heard me say it too many times. I…See More
"I've had 4 episodes of trigger finger. 3 eventually required surgery, which was extremely effective and very little pain afterwards. My last bout of trigger thumb, I started splinting early and really watched the repetitive or overuse of that…"
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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Communication w/ others with diabetes
November 15, 1985
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Medtronic Minimed 723
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I am married, mother of a six year old boy. I train and compete in Judo and Shingitai jujitsu. My husband is a motocross racer. My son is a USA wrestler and has just started motocross racing. We have very interesting lives and a fantastic accident insurance policy!
I have been using Symlin for many years now. It has really helped with the post meal BG spikes. At first I lost 6 pounds which was not good for me but after several months I was able to gain it back. When I first started taking Symlin, I decreased my insulin to carb ratio by half. Since then, I have decreased it even more. You must be careful of hypoglycemia after meals at first and that is why the dose adjustment in the mealtime insulin. Let me know if you have any other questions about Symlin.
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