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Kelleigh replied to Lovre's discussion 'I have a few questions about LCHF diet' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"I'm 32 and very athletic. I eat very healthy. Mostly protein, vegetables, and some fruit. Very little carbs such as bread, rice and pasta. I follow Dr Bersteins plan, but not as strict as he prescribes. Eating high protein low carb has been the…"
Dec 27, 2012
Kelleigh replied to Alisonisayoshi's discussion 'So I am new to this...' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"I could not agree more that low carb is the way to go. The cravings will diminish. I have been eating the Bernstein way for about a year now and have seen drastic improvements. The doctors argue with me and insist I eat more carbs but they are…"
Dec 3, 2012
Kelleigh replied to vsmiley's discussion 'Atkins and OmniPod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've seen major improvements in my BG since I switched to low carb. I suggest reading Dr. Bernsteins book called the Diabetes Diet. He also has a book called Diabetes Solution- a complete guide to total blood sugar control. I eat mostly…"
Nov 29, 2012
Kelleigh replied to CaryJ's discussion 'Disturbing encounter with son's endo' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"I feel your pain. I have seen 9 different endos in my area over the last several years. They are useless. I just use them for blood work only and manage my own health. The current doctor is nice but clueless and insists I eat more carbs. I refuse bc…"
Nov 27, 2012
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Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group

This is a group for anyone that is using Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution in full or in part (using a very low carb diet of around 30g/day) to manage their diabetes.
Nov 26, 2012
Kelleigh replied to johnnyjumpstart's discussion 'What's with all the negativity lately??' in the group OmniPod Users
"Ditto. 25 years with Type 1. Omnipod is working great and I would not trade it to go back to taking 10 shots a day!"
Nov 26, 2012
Kelleigh replied to Black Llama's discussion 'First day blues' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had this same problem for the first 3 days. They for whatever reason started my basal rate too high. I imagine you are experiencing the same. These doctors should always start conservatively! I take .55 units per hour. I take .65 units from…"
Nov 26, 2012
Kelleigh replied to Lynn's discussion 'BlueCross Insurance declares DexCom "out of network"' in the group Dexcom Users
"Also - they ship sensors out fast and always email you the tracking number. I usually get them within 10 days of placing my order."
Nov 12, 2012
Kelleigh replied to Lynn's discussion 'BlueCross Insurance declares DexCom "out of network"' in the group Dexcom Users
"I too have bluecross and pay about $50 per month for my sensors. I order from Diabetes Management and Supplies; they are based out of New Orleans. They are a great company and have excellent customer service. If interested, their number is…"
Nov 12, 2012
Kelleigh replied to Nate's discussion 'Going crazy making a decision' in the group OmniPod Users
"I love the omnipod! I have been a T1 for 25 years and just started on the omnipod 3 months ago. I also wear a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor. The two devices have made living with diabetes much easier and I couldn't be happier!"
Oct 29, 2012
smileandnod commented on Kelleigh's blog post 'Heart Tests for Long Time Type I Diabetics?'
"If your insurance will cover going to a cardiologist, that's what I did. I've been Type 1 for 25 years now and am 52. I have some family history with my grandparents of heart atacks and that's considered a secondary risk. I figured…"
Sep 4, 2012
Brunetta commented on Kelleigh's blog post 'Heart Tests for Long Time Type I Diabetics?'
"Test for c-reactive protein wiLL teelm if you have any inflammation, a precursor to heart dideases. I get mine checked every other year and so far after 43 years with type one diabetes, all is fine with my heart. My insurance at the time paid for…"
Sep 3, 2012
Jim commented on Kelleigh's blog post 'Heart Tests for Long Time Type I Diabetics?'
"I did the Coronary calcium scan test. Insurance didn't cover for me, but the expense is relatively low ($150-300). It does provide a level of assurance that everything is OK with the ticker."
Sep 3, 2012
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Sep 2, 2012
Kelleigh commented on Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill's blog post 'HbA and kidney problems'
"I recently lowered my A1C from 7.8 to 6.6 by eating very low carb. I also just started on an insulin pump so I expect my A1C to go down even more. I eat mostly vegetables and proteins. I eat fruit, but limit it to 1 serving of 15 carbs or less. I…"
Sep 2, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
August 1, 1987
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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".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
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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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