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What's the best ACE inhibitor for T1?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cosumne Jan Apr 15, 2012. 8 Replies

Hi everyone, I've been to see my Endo today and I had to admit to him that I've been slack in taking my ace inhibitor (or NOT taking as the case may be!)So he wrote me a new prescription for…Continue

Tags: Lisinopril, Cilazipril, best, kidney, inhibitor

Need help with Lantus split dosing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Type1Gal Jul 27, 2011. 7 Replies

Hey everyone, I'm on Lantus and Humalog MDIs, and things were ok but in the last month they are getting crappy. I'm after help and suggestions on what's causing the massive peaks and lows I'm…Continue

 

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Kaitake replied to Kaitake's discussion 'I am now a pumper! Woohoo!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"And here is PART 2 - you will need a coffee as it's quite long and comprehensive. I've written it more as a reference for me, however I have written in detail about what happened in my pump start. :) Enjoy!"
Sep 28, 2013
Kaitake replied to Kaitake's discussion 'I am now a pumper! Woohoo!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"thanks! :)"
Sep 28, 2013
Kaitake replied to Kaitake's discussion 'I am now a pumper! Woohoo!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Hi Zoe, my blog has been my journal for a long time and that is where I am comfortable posting long pieces, so I can keep a track of them. However, I can give you a quick summary: I'm loving it! The control is amazing and it feels like I can…"
Sep 28, 2013
Kaitake replied to Kaitake's discussion 'I am now a pumper! Woohoo!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"haha that's an awesome name! I am now stuck for a name. I will need to think of something clever. Oh, at night I slip it into an old sock so it's not cold and so nocturnally, the pump is known as "Sockmonster" but that is not…"
Sep 28, 2013
artwoman replied to Kaitake's discussion 'I am now a pumper! Woohoo!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Congrats! I take it you are not in the USA since we are still waiting for the Vibe to be approved here. I have the Animas Ping and the Dexcom 4 and I credit those two things with my success at having "normal" labs for the past several…"
Sep 21, 2013
Zoe replied to Kaitake's discussion 'I am now a pumper! Woohoo!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Oh yes, and congratulations!"
Sep 21, 2013
Zoe replied to Kaitake's discussion 'I am now a pumper! Woohoo!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Can you maybe post here for those of us who don't read blogs how you like your pump? Perhaps you can post about the CGM in that forum as well."
Sep 21, 2013
Kaitake added a discussion to the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
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I am now a pumper! Woohoo!

It is FANTASTIC! I've only been doing it four days and already I am loving this new era of my diabetes management. I got the Animas Vibe and Dexcom. How did I ever manage without a CGM? It's like I have been blind for all these years and now I can really see.I am blogging about my experience here: My Pump Start Experience - Part 1Will keep you updated when I finish part 2 :)See More
Sep 21, 2013
Kaitake replied to Kaitake's discussion 'Would you get the Dexcom receiver as well as the Animas Vibe system?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks for your feedback everyone! You have raised some interesting points and I will discuss them with my endo tomorrow. Currently I am deciding on the Vibe + Dex, and will try and get the Dex receiver too. The rep said I could do a 1 month trial…"
Aug 25, 2013
Kaitake replied to Kaitake's discussion 'Would you get the Dexcom receiver as well as the Animas Vibe system?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Yes I found this out about the Dex transmitters - the battery eventually runs out. I asked the Animas/Dex rep about it and she told me they routinely last 6+ months, more like 12+ months. Be interested to see how that works. The ongoing cost of…"
Aug 25, 2013
Kaitake replied to Kaitake's discussion 'Would you get the Dexcom receiver as well as the Animas Vibe system?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks for the feedback Terry, yes I have read about the belt clip being a bit dodgy, however I often wear dresses so the whole "where to put the insulin pump??" dilemma is a whole other issue for me lol. As with others, the general…"
Aug 25, 2013
Kaitake replied to Kaitake's discussion 'Would you get the Dexcom receiver as well as the Animas Vibe system?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks for your feedback, it's most helpful. Yes I have briefly used the software of both the Vibe and the Veo, and the Veo does seem easier to use, but I like the features and CGM offered with Vibe better."
Aug 25, 2013
Kaitake replied to Kaitake's discussion 'Would you get the Dexcom receiver as well as the Animas Vibe system?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"True, when you put it that way, it makes sense that the insulin suspend is not such a big contender. I usually wake for hypos at night already so that is not such an issue for me."
Aug 25, 2013
Kaitake replied to Kaitake's discussion 'Would you get the Dexcom receiver as well as the Animas Vibe system?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Good point! I hadn't thought about the pump being tucked under the covers. Thanks for your feedback :)"
Aug 25, 2013
Terry replied to Kaitake's discussion 'Would you get the Dexcom receiver as well as the Animas Vibe system?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"One other thought. In addition to the ongoing cost of the Dex CGM sensors, you will need to replace the Dex transmitter every 6 to 9 month. The transmitter is only warranteed for 6 months, my first one lasted 9 months. You'll need to also…"
Aug 24, 2013
Terry replied to Kaitake's discussion 'Would you get the Dexcom receiver as well as the Animas Vibe system?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"My experience is limited to the Dex G4 and the Animas Ping. I've written many times here that combining the CGM receiver function into the pump display has one serious drawback: it may not wake you up when you really need to wake up and treat a…"
Aug 24, 2013

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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?
Information, resources, a community of people dealing with the same issues.
Date diagnosed
October 8, 1988
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
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http://kaitake.blogspot.com/
Tell us more about you (optional)
I'm a designer and college design tutor living and working in New Zealand. I am married to a most charming T3, and have three (teenage) step kids.

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A documentary about encapsulated islet cell transplants VIDEO

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 3:24am 2 Comments

Hey everyone! Here in New Zealand a documentary screened on telly about the work of Professor Bob Elliot and his company LCT Global.



You can watch the video here for the next couple of days: http://tvnz.co.nz/xeno-a-cure-for-diabetes/video-4261364



It's all about encapsulated pig-islet cell transplants for… Continue

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At 6:43am on September 14, 2010, Doris D said…
At 7:48pm on May 20, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Kaitake!
At 7:40am on May 6, 2010, Osob said…
Your welcome Kitty.
Thank you for the friendship request hope that I can live up to the wonderful meaning.
Howa re you finding your way around?So much information let me know if you need any help.
At 8:35pm on May 5, 2010, Doris D said…
Now see what you've missed?????
At 12:35pm on May 5, 2010, Osob said…

At 11:29am on May 5, 2010, Marie B said…
glad you have joined us. We have a Group here for those from Aus and NZ.
At 9:19am on May 5, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY KAITAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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