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Kelly Collins's Discussions

latest bloodwork, yay! pat on the back!

Started this discussion. Last reply by A Dec 13, 2012. 19 Replies

I got my most recent blood work back and have an A1C of 5.4%, the one before that was 6.0% I was really pleased when I heard that but then I wondered if it really is good enough. Do we ever get happy…Continue

Capture Option on Revel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Oct 2, 2012. 5 Replies

Does anyone use this feature? How do you like it?Continue

DP is driving me crazy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly Collins Mar 2, 2012. 11 Replies

Ok, I never know what to set my overnight basal at, between .7 and now 1.0 from 12 am to 5 am. I can't believe I set it to 1.0, because during the day I use less than half of that amount. .3 and .4…Continue

Another complaint on being unpredictable!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Feb 15, 2012. 2 Replies

For weeks I have not been able to get my fasting morning BG right. Sometimes my basal is too high, just right, or not high enough. This weekend woke up at 100, yesterday woke up with CGM beeping at…Continue


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Kelly Collins replied to KirstynB's discussion 'Pregnant with Type 1'
"You should read Cheryl Akons book about managing Diabetes and Pregnancy, it has always helped me calm down when I get nervous about blood sugars that become difficult due to pregnancy. I had an unexpected twin pregnancy 2 years ago that ended…"
Nov 17, 2014
Kelly Collins replied to Iamwomanof's discussion 'Love MiniMed Pump, Can't Stand Enlite CGM'
"I personally thought the paradigm had too many alarms, I only set mine for high/low threshold and I still think it beeps too much on a good day! I was on it constantly for 2 years and I haven't worn mine consistently for the last year because…"
Apr 3, 2014
Kelly Collins commented on jessica's group 'Oh! BABY!!!'
"I just posted a picture of my twins, born 6 weeks ago. Completely healthy and no complications from my diabetes :) I was induced at 36 weeks because they were mono/di birth weights were 5.7 and 4.7"
Mar 4, 2013
Kelly Collins commented on jessica's group 'Oh! BABY!!!'
Mar 4, 2013
Kelly Collins replied to amby6063's discussion 'Type one pregnant with identical twins!' in the group Oh! BABY!!!
"I just gave birth to our mono/di twins Jan 21. This was my first pregnancy and it wasn't bad. I worked until 34 weeks and went in for scheduled induction at 36 weeks. Everyone is happy and healthy now. If you have any questions please ask. Good…"
Feb 12, 2013
Kelly Collins replied to Blondie's discussion 'Record Keeping'
"I think the app I have is called logfrog, it tracks BG, insulin, carbs and exercise. You can easily export to send to doctors too. I can't remember how much it cost."
Jan 15, 2013
Kelly Collins replied to Sagwabetes's discussion 'How much do you bolus for coffee?'
"I don't know if there is a Trader Joes around you but their unsweetened coconut milk and almond milk only have 2 or 3 carbs per serving."
Jan 10, 2013
Kelly Collins replied to mrdeshapiro's discussion 'Weird link off of cnn months ago trying to sell diabetic cure'
"Heritage Essential Oils December 31, 2012 Karen asks about TYPE 1 DIABETES: My daughter has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She is taking insulin shots 4x/day. We have been trying supplements, cold laser therapy with some success in driving her…"
Jan 10, 2013
Kelly Collins replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Any advise for teen sad about his D?'
"I grew up with diabetes since I was 7. My dad always used to tell me I had the diet coke or sugar-free ice cream because "I was already sweet enough" haha. Not sure if those types of pep-talks helped me out as an adult because I am not…"
Jan 10, 2013
Kelly Collins replied to Autumn Rose's discussion 'Low BS but not hungry.....what do I do??'
"I keep powder gatorade on hand, if I am in the 45-50 range 1 tbs of gatorade in some water picks me up well."
Jan 5, 2013
A replied to Kelly Collins's discussion 'latest bloodwork, yay! pat on the back!'
"I think the nurse educator was wanting to be firm in her encouragement that I could accept a bigger range than the tight control I'd been working with -- but it's a good reminder that while it happens, a big spike is still not so ok.. For…"
Dec 13, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Kelly Collins's discussion 'latest bloodwork, yay! pat on the back!'
"A pat on the back and a "That a girl, way to go" is well deserved."
Dec 13, 2012
still_young_at_heart replied to Kelly Collins's discussion 'latest bloodwork, yay! pat on the back!'
"I was taught in the Joslin DOIT program that the goal is a 30 point rise postmeal. If you start at 95 and go to 180 that's not OK. Not that it won't happen on occassion but that's a problem to fix not a result to accept. I'm…"
Dec 13, 2012
A replied to Kelly Collins's discussion 'latest bloodwork, yay! pat on the back!'
"I achieved a 5.8 A1C at my latest and used a similar range that you describe here -- I considered 60-65+ an "allowable" low for me. But I'm just back from the Diabetes Ed Clinic where they gave me a hard time about being too low…"
Dec 13, 2012
Kelly Collins replied to Kelly Collins's discussion 'latest bloodwork, yay! pat on the back!'
"This is not something I do on a regular basis although because my sensitivity has decreased so much I have been able to afford it. Right now my sensitivity is 1:20. The other reason why I would use this technique is if I didn't want to wait…"
Dec 13, 2012
acidrock23 replied to Kelly Collins's discussion 'latest bloodwork, yay! pat on the back!'
"I haven't heard this either but I get pretty much 100% of my info online and I think that most of the people here would agree that 200 is not what we are looking for."
Dec 13, 2012

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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?
connecting with other people with diabetes
Date diagnosed
September 16, 1992
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Revel

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Warning for pre-bolusers

Posted on March 16, 2012 at 4:30pm 5 Comments

I wanted to tell my story of what I did today that was beyond careless. My plan was to take a shower and then eat some dinner, but my BG was a little elevated in the 160 range, so I bolused and took my shower. Then I called my dad, played frisbee with my dog - thought about eating but got distracted by my aunt stopping over. She was over for about 10 minutes, when she left I remembered I had to eat, when I was staring in the refigerator I realized how long it had been since I bolused. In a…


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At 7:26am on February 21, 2012, Scott E said…

Absolutely. When I was old enough to understand this stuff, I believed that when the immune system kicked into high-gear to fight the chicken pox, it fought everything -- including the insulin-producing beta cells. Years after that, I read that there are theories (I'm not sure if they're proven or not), that viruses sometimes trigger the autoimmune attack that causes T1D.

It gives me some comfort knowing this. Since chicken pox is much less common these days (due to vaccines or whatever), I'm hoping that means there's less of a chance that my kids will get it.

At 8:09am on February 14, 2012, Kate said…

Thanks Kelly! it was soooo worth all the hard work :)

At 7:41pm on December 27, 2011, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 1:03pm on December 12, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 11:56am on December 12, 2011, Kimmy said…

Hi Kelly! Welcome to an awesome group! Just holler if you need us, we're always around. You won't find a better group of people than you will find here! Take care!

At 8:15am on December 12, 2011, 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.

At 3:57am on December 12, 2011, Josh F said…

Welcome Kelly. You where diagnosed on my birthday. Ouch. But I just joined a month ago, and have found it to be a pretty great resource. Best wishes.

At 3:34am on December 12, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!

At 6:32pm on December 11, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home Kelly ♥
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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!




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