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Dutchie replied to Kiminee's discussion 'Steroid Shot and Blood Sugar' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Hope you're back to normal by now but yes, my experienced surprised my ortho surgeon and endocrinologist as well. My sugars stayed high for at least 2 weeks. I was taking extra insulin but was constantly afraid that I would overdose and go low."
May 1
Elizabeth replied to Kiminee's discussion 'Steroid Shot and Blood Sugar' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Wow — the half-life of the longest-acting corticosteroids is supposed to be no more than 3 days. But, as one text I looked at noted, "It is important to realize that there is a great deal of intersubject and intrasubject variability in…"
Apr 15
lisa c replied to Kiminee's discussion 'Steroid Shot and Blood Sugar' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"The steroids are poison for us! The docs usually make light of it, but now you know for future. Hope it remedies soon."
Apr 12
Kiminee replied to Kiminee's discussion 'Steroid Shot and Blood Sugar' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks everyone, I did use the temp basal setting to like 70% and gradually took it down. But my sugars are still running high. I even got out a new bottle of insulin just in case. I hadn't even thought that maybe something else could be going…"
Apr 12
DaveH replied to Kiminee's discussion 'Steroid Shot and Blood Sugar' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Kiminee, I agree with Char. If you haven't already, increase your basal rate. I have found that most effective, although even that isn't great. I also think that 1 month is pretty long. You probably should have started back to a more…"
Apr 12
mbennettbrown replied to Kiminee's discussion 'Steroid Shot and Blood Sugar' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I had a bad experience, too. I wish I could remember how long - but it was at least a week, maybe two."
Apr 12
lisa c replied to Kiminee's discussion 'Steroid Shot and Blood Sugar' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I will never opt for the injection again. I have had 3 trigger fingers cut to eliminate the shot. My BGs were in the 300-400 range for a week after the one shot I got. , and I was unable to function. Imagine a shoulder shot may take longer as it…"
Apr 12
Char replied to Kiminee's discussion 'Steroid Shot and Blood Sugar' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I always have high BG levels after receiving a steroid injection. I have a pump and use a temporary basal rate of 200% or double what I normally would use for about 48 hours afterwards. Then, I make slow changes for the next 5 or so days (160%; 140%…"
Apr 12
Kiminee added a discussion to the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
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Steroid Shot and Blood Sugar

Hi all, What is your experience with the how long the steroid shot will affect your blood sugars? I got a shot a month ago and I'm still not back to my normal basal rates. It is way better, but I'm still using about 7 units more per day that I needed prior to the shot I got in my shoulder. I'm starting to get frustrated. Thanks any experience would be appreciated. KimSee More
Apr 11
Kiminee joined Manny Hernandez's group
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Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin…See More
Apr 11
christy replied to Kiminee's discussion 'of the pump on to pen' in the group Insulin Pen Users
"Thanks! I'm trying low carb for now. So we'll see!"
Apr 8
Kiminee replied to Kiminee's discussion 'of the pump on to pen' in the group Insulin Pen Users
"Well.....I went back on the pump. My a1c kept going up. Trying to remember when I took the last shot how much and if I took the Lantus and how much was on board. The pump does so much for me I guess I just never realized. Don't be down on…"
Apr 7
Kiminee and christy are now friends
Apr 7
christy replied to Kiminee's discussion 'of the pump on to pen' in the group Insulin Pen Users
"I've been on the pump for 16 years and after I finish the next vial of insulin, I'm going to the pen. I've abused my pump the entire time I had it. I used it to eat what I want when I wanted to. As a result, I'm now 130 lbs.…"
Apr 7
Kiminee replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'Frustrations while exercising' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"You should check out Ginger Viera, she wrote a book called Your Diabetes experiment and is a diabetic athlete. She helped me figure out what exactly I need not to go low based on my work out.I totally feel your frustration, trying to loose weight…"
Jan 13
dalajosa replied to Kiminee's discussion 'How long dose your pen last?' in the group Insulin Pen Users
"At least 3 weeks. By 4 weeks we may start to notice a drop in effectiveness but we always switch out after 30 days anyway."
Oct 3, 2013

Profile Information

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?
Help with exersizing with a pump.
Date diagnosed
January 1, 1985
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
MM Paradigm
Tell us more about you (optional)
Im new to running. I did my first 5k on the 4th of July 2011. Managing Diabetes and exersizing is still challanging for me.

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At 8:58am on May 8, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Kiminee- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 5:33pm on May 7, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Kiminee...
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 4:01pm on May 7, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 12:31pm on May 7, 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.

At 6:22am on May 7, 2012, shoshana27 said…

welcome

At 5:46am on May 7, 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!!!

 
 
 

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