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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?
Connect with other Type I Diabetics
Date diagnosed
August 1, 1987
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.6
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

Kelleigh's Blog

Heart Tests for Long Time Type I Diabetics?

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 6:59pm 3 Comments

Does anyone know if there are any specific heart test that should be done if you have had Type I for 20 + years? I get my blood work done regularly and there are no obvious signs of heart trouble. Yet, I really don't trust these doctors to be honest. I keep reading that Type 1s are 10 X more likely to develop heart disease than non diabetics. If this is the case, why not go for a check up with a cardiologist just to make sure my heart is ok? Does anyone have any advice on this subject?

Exercise and Omnipod

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 3:45pm 0 Comments

I used to suffer from high blood sugar after high intensity workouts such as circuit training and weight lifting.Since starting Omnipod, I have the complete opposite. For example, today I took a 1 hour sports conditioning class.This is mainly running/sprints and a few circuit exercises.I cut my pump delivery off 30 minutes before class.When I started my number was 130. My BG stayed around 130/136 for the first 45 min.Then it crashed to 75 and I drank juice (about 15 carbs).Anyone else…

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At 5:16pm on September 2, 2012, JasonN said…

If it shoots up at around 3 1/2 hours then you just need to extend the bolus longer than that and possibly increase your bolus amount slightly.

At 8:11pm on September 1, 2012, JasonN said…

Pizza and mexican food were the worst two for me. I usually do the extended bolus with 55-60% up front and the rest over 3-4 hours. But it's different for everybody. I've been on the omnipod for about a year and a half and there were several things I had to learn on my own. If you ever need any help or have questions that I might can answer just let me know. And good luck with this new adventure.

At 4:18pm on April 30, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Kelleigh....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
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Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 5:35am on April 30, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 12:14am on April 30, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

 
 
 

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