"Hi Melitta - I was doing fine then in about 3 months I was a mess. My family DR. diagnosed me as Type 1. My BS level was 567 and AIC was about 10.5 as far as I remember. As well as symptoms coming on fast like frequent urination, tired, blurry…"
"I almost believe that the c-peptide and GADA test should be done. I fit all the points of a type 2. Overweight with a tummy (Not a lot though), Mid aged (43 when diagnosed), family history of Type2 (Mom) any normal Doc would have said I was a Type…"
"I use GU on my longer runs. I usually have to take one about every 45 minutes of running. I try to start my run at about a 110 BS level. Buy keeping hydrated and using GU (I like the ones with Caffeine) I'll end a 1/2 marathon at about 130bs.…"
"When diagnosed my Doc put me on low dose (2mg) of Lisinopril. He said it was for kidney protection. It was raised a bit after the first year because of protein still showing up a bit in my urine. I've been on (5mg) now for 3 years. And not…"
"I've had to give up wearing my G4 sensor for my Dexcom this summer. I'm a heavy sweating person when I run. I've tried IV prep and similar products. Tape. Etc.... but 2 out of 3 times the sensor falls out by the time I'm hitting…"
"Hi BJ - By the way - Good luck on any races you do the rest of this year and next.
For me I try to start any long run, 1/2 or full marathon with a BG of 110 - 130. I find if I'm anywhere lower than 100 I have no endurance. If I'm too high…"
"This is how I change my cartridge:
1. Open new cartridge and use syringe to pull air out of new cartridge until the plunger is harder than normal to pull. 2. Pull up room temp insulin into 3ml syringe being careful to avoid creating bubbles in the…"
"Just an update for all. I've finally got it all squared away. First thing was I was filling the syringe wrong. I was putting the needle in with the bottle bottom down then pushing the air in. This made lots of bubbles in the insulin bottle. I…"
"Hi Jimmy -- are you still having these issues? I have not had one set change yet that did not have a bubble in it despite trying everything mentioned in this thread. I have not had a problem (knock on wood) with the bubble yet, so I guess I'm…"
"Just put on my new t-slim this morning. I had a bubble even though I practiced the techniques as showed me in training. I'm going to let it ride for now to see if I get an occlusion. I guess it just doesn't sit well to know that theres…"
"I'm not on a pump yet, so take my advise with a shaker of salt, but a pump-using friend of mine said he consistently got air bubbles in his tubing until he rep advised him to leave his insulin on the table overnight before loading his pump…"
I'm considering the t:slim and have been following your posts since you are new to the pump as well. So I'm just wondering how you like it now that you have been using it for a couple of months. Has it been overall a good…"
"Thanks so much, I'll definitely try this! Had my training Friday and she watched me change out the cartridge, etc. and did everything right. No bubbles once I prime the small ones out of the tubing, but a couple hours later they appear and get…"
I ideally morning readings should be between 80-100 a little higher isnt the end of the world, the best way to get those down is maybe some early morning cardio, as nothing beats getting your metabolsim boosted, but maybe a little more long acting insulin the previous night, you are on some pretty hefty doasges so take it slow maybe a unit or two at a time --- good luck with your endo, I just went to a new one this week the first time in 4 years I get to see someone not employed by the BOP to treat me , and she made me feel like I was back inside... yikes ,
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