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Jun 19, 2013
Justyna commented on Justyna's blog post 'My Battle with Basals: The Final Battle!'
"Thank you both for your comments. I always appreciate feedback. I agree with you both about being in range while basal testing, and that doing it over shorter periods is easier. I did state that in my blog - but I don't always follow my own…"
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May 26, 2013
Jim commented on Justyna's blog post 'My Battle with Basals: The Final Battle!'
"It's been sometime since i hve basil testing, but my understanding was your bs should be in range. Since with higher BG, your insulin needs maybe different different because of insulin resistance. Sarting at 180 seems a little high. Good luck!"
May 25, 2013
Linda G left a comment for Justyna
"Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend Justyna :) NY state....far away, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of…"
May 25, 2013
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May 25, 2013
Justyna posted a blog post

My Battle with Basals: The Final Battle!

It may have taken longer than I intended but last night at midnight I finally completed my 24 hours basal test (which took many more hours than that). Determined to finish the last leg of my test, which was to fast from around 3pm and check my sugars every hour from 7pm until midnight, I made sure to have a hearty (but not carb crazy!) lunch and kept myself busy throughout the evening.My blood sugar of 180 at 7pm started the test. Although not perfect, at least it wasn't as bad as my previous…See More
May 25, 2013
Justyna commented on Justyna's blog post 'My Battle with Basals: Day 3 - How NOT to do a Basal Test!'
"I mean things were getting in the way of me starting the test so once I did I just wanted to continue. I do make sure to say that it's not the best thing to do and I illustrated that :) I don't advise that in my book either. It's a…"
May 24, 2013
Justyna commented on Justyna's blog post 'My Battle with Basals: Day 3 - How NOT to do a Basal Test!'
"Oh no I just wanted to get it done faster as things kept getting in the way of me doing the basal tests - that's all."
May 24, 2013
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May 24, 2013
Justyna replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'What are we afraid of?'
"I don't think much about complications, except when I get my semi-annual eye exam, or if my sugars are high for long periods of time. When I do think about them I worry mostly about losing my eye sight. I'm scared of that. I tell myself…"
May 24, 2013
Justyna commented on Justyna's blog post 'My Battle with Basals: Day 3 - How NOT to do a Basal Test!'
"Thanks for your comment. I completely agree with you as to losing the glucose through the urine, and not doing the test when your BG is high, which is why I warned against doing what I did ;) I wanted to be fair and honest and share my true…"
May 24, 2013
Justyna commented on Justyna's blog post 'My life after death...of a pancreas'
"My pleasure Shoshana"
May 24, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
meet other type 1 diabetics in NYC
Date diagnosed
March 3, 1995
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.4
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic mini-med
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://type1positive.com/
Tell us more about you (optional)
I have been Type 1 diabetic for over 18 years now. There have been many ups and downs and it has taken a while to get to where I am today - definitely not perfect but much more knowledgeable and less frustrated about dealing with this illness. I recently wrote and self-published a book about my experiences entitled "Life After Death...of a Pancreas: A True Story of Living with Type 1 Diabetes". If you would like more information about the book or would just like to chat about diabetes please contact me. Would love to hear from other diabetics.

Justyna's Blog

My Battle with Basals: The Final Battle!

Posted on May 25, 2013 at 7:46am 3 Comments

It may have taken longer than I intended but last night at midnight I finally completed my 24 hours basal test (which took many more hours than that). Determined to finish the last leg of my test, which was to fast from around 3pm and check my sugars every hour from 7pm until midnight, I made sure to have a hearty (but not carb crazy!) lunch and kept myself busy throughout the evening.





My blood sugar of 180 at 7pm started the test. Although not perfect, at least it wasn't as… Continue

My Battle with Basals: Day 3 - How NOT to do a Basal Test!

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 7:11am 5 Comments

After failing to do my 4pm-midnight basal test the previous day due to all the craziness that ensued (and my high sugar reading at the start of the test) I decided to go all the way and fast for almost 24 hours to get my 8am-midnight readings in one shot. I was determined!

The night before, having no need to fast I made sure to stuff my face in preparation for the day-long fasting torture the next day. I even set my alarm for 3am in case my sugar needed adjustment, as I needed it to…

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My Battle with Basals: Day 2 - the attempt at fasting on a crazy day!

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 8:09am 0 Comments

By the time I made it to work the morning after my sleepless night, having done my midnight to 8am overnight basal fasting test, I was already exhausted and groggy. It didn't help to find a stack of papers on my desk and several emails on my work computer pointing to some urgent matters that needed my immediate attention - and what's worse: immediate action! I made an effort with the attention part having looked over and read the correspondence, but the action would have to wait. At 10am I…

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My Battle with Basals: Day 1 - the overnight fasting test

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 6:50am 6 Comments

As I got ready for bed around 10pm on a Tuesday night I prayed that my blood sugar would behave itself at least until I start my overnight fasting basal test. I really didn't want to put it off any longer. My sugar hasn't been great lately. I've fallen off my work-out and healthy eating wagon and I desperately wanted to climb back on it again. I mean I wrote a book about this stuff - you'd think I'd follow my own advice! Just proves how difficult dealing with diabetes is, and how being a…

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At 9:50am on May 25, 2013, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend Justyna :)
NY state....far away, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario...a city named Kitchener-Waterloo. I'm a wife of 33 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 28, the other 26), a grandma to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the ocean...it speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!! Tell me a bit about yourself, and keep in touch, ok?
hugs....linda

At 12:24pm on March 27, 2013, shoshana27 said…

thank you for writing this book

At 2:33pm on June 12, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings and.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY Justyna!! CELEBRATE!!!
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 4:33am on June 12, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Justyna. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 9:05am on March 19, 2011, Doris D said…
And I thank you for the reply! As linda said so happy you found us and ask away
At 9:43pm on March 18, 2011, Linda G said…
Thanks for the reply Justyna....so happy that you found us!
If you have any questions....just ask away :)
At 1:28pm on March 18, 2011, Diego said…
Welcome
At 11:18am on March 18, 2011, Marie B said…
here is someone that I would reach out to

http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/kerryrobin

she organized a fitness meet-up in NYC last year
At 11:06am on March 18, 2011, Marie B said…
hi Justyna, please friend Allison Blass

http://www.tudiabetes.org/profile/AMBlass

she's in NYC too and seems to be part of most of the NYC's meetups. She has a nice blog which you will see on her profile page. Say, are you on Twitter? Allison is @AMBlass there and you should follow her. also of course @askmanny and @tudiabetes

I'm going to send you a link to the other NY Group and if I think of anything else, I'll send it along!
At 8:05am on March 18, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG (WORLD WIDE) LOVING, CARING, & UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's a link that has loads of other info on it to help our new member's get to learn more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
 
 
 

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