Is anyone using the iBGstar? I saw a demo at a conference last month and was really intrigued. I have stuck with the Medtronic pump in part because it integrates with my meter, but I think the ease…Continue
Has anyone noticed trouble logging on to the ADA boards. I am a very infrequent poster there, but did want to post something. I am getting a message that authorization failed. I probably haven't…Continue
I had a call today from someone who said she was representing the National Diabetes Association. She asked if anyone in our family has diabetes. I told her I am not familiar with that organization…Continue
"The longest without stopping was a half marathon last fall (13.1 miles). I set my pump at 10% basal but still kept going low. I brought a backpack with lots of glucose tabs and a couple of apples. I also had some Gu that they were giving away. This…"
"I don't use liquids for my hypos, so I just take several tubes of glucose tabs. Much smaller and less bulky for me. I put my pump supplies, lancets, insulin, etc. in a small cosmetics case which I remove from my carry on and send through xray…"
"So, in asking that the White House standardize TSA screeinings for diabetic persons wearing devices, are we requesting a new set of standards, or are we asking that all TSA officers follow the current standards as written?"
"I forgot to add that the anesthesiologist let me wear my pump during the procedure. I called my endocrinologist's office around the time I scheduled the colonoscopy, and they gave me guidance about adjusting my basals prep day and night and the…"
"Michael Jackson--interesting reference! I'm sure you'll talk with your anesthesiologist/CRNA beforehand, and that he or she will make sure that your IV has no dextrose. I made him aware of my starting blood sugar and he promised to check…"
"I've had three colonoscopies with different preps each time. Everyone is different, but I prefer a combination of liquid and pills. I mixed the liquid with Diet Sprite once and Crystal Light the other time. I don't like either of those,…"
"12AM=.3U/hr; 3AM=.45U/hr; 7AM=.25U/hr; 4PM=.35U/hr, so not a lot of variability but it certainly makes a difference. I have an exercise pattern which is approximately 50% basal. Depending on the exercise, I normally run that basal from 1-2 hours…"
"Type 1 at age 49 with a strong family history of Type 1 (including a couple diagnosed in their 30's),but no Type 2. I really thought I was too old, but fortunately my primary care doctor knew better, and started me on insulin right away. I feel…"
"I was sort of miffed when I learned that the CGM didn't use the linked meter but it didn't take me that long to get used to not using it. I like the idea of having a meter linked to something that will interpret the data a bit more than…"
"Here an "informed" iBGStar fan link
and here the new Contour Next (link): it's like the "old" Contour USB, but wirelessly connect to medtronic pumps.
First impressions about the new Next Link (link)
PS: Bayer uses new…"
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading
El Centro Nacional de Prevención de Enfermedades Crónicas y Promoción de la Salud en el Estados Unidos encontró que a partir de 2002-2009, el 11,8% de los hispanos mayores de 20 años, que viven en los EU, viven con diabetes … Continue Reading