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Started Jun 30, 2010 0 Replies

I was just wondering if there is a Recipes spot where people can write out a recipe?  Not so much a discussion  but just recipe's with nutrional information,  It could have different heading so it'd…Continue

Basal and Bolus

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Aug 6, 2010. 14 Replies

I am trying to figure out how to balance my basal and bolus numbers.  As a percent I am usually a 60% for basal and 40% bolus.  I have had them closer but my diabetes seems to be better at the 60;40…Continue


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for myself to learn
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March 1, 1978
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medtronic 515

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quick set coming undone

Posted on November 7, 2010 at 11:48pm 1 Comment

A couple of times now I've been wearing a quick set and it's come undone literally. Has anyone one else had this happen to them? It's a shame because I actually use both the silhouette and the quick set and like both for different reasons. Now though I'm thinking I might not use the quick set because it's come undone so many times. I try to make sure that the triangle is where it's supposed to be and that it's locked in but still it comes undone. I usually have it located on my stomach so… Continue

Scuba Diving

Posted on September 2, 2010 at 8:00pm 6 Comments

Has any t1's done any scuba diving? If so, how far down have you gone? Did you find it affected your blood sugars during or after? I've heard that their might be a glucometer that you can test yourself while underwater but haven't been able to find anything online. Any info on experiences and such would be great.

What's up with potatoe salad?

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 8:16pm 8 Comments

Ok so for some reason, it seems like everytime I eat potatoe salad (potatoes, onions, eggs are the basics) I seem to over count my carbs? Yet, when I eat potatoes by themselves, I don't seem to have this problem? Any idea's of why there seems to be a difference in what each is worth? Has anyone else had this problem or maybe give me some advice, thanks

To change or not to change pump companies?

Posted on August 17, 2010 at 12:28pm 3 Comments

I am trying to decide what company to use for my next pump. I am currently on the medtronic 515 and am intrested in switching to one that has continus monitoring. Opnipod is one I am thinking about or the one with Medtronic. They have a promo on right now until Oct 31 to receive and swithch to their company. It is only supposed to cost $200? Has anyone done this before? Has anyone swithched from one company to another? Any advice would help, thanks.

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At 4:55pm on October 22, 2010, Lois said…

Yup, I'm quite a character!! And if I hear one more person tell me that, I'll think my molther is alive again and nagging!!!

It's going a little better now. I have an actual assigned case manager, nurse manager, nurse and nursing aide assigned to me and they all agree that I don't belong in here. Maybe an assisted living situation. But, I want an apartment of my own and my own things. I'm just terribly lonely with nobody visiting and no activity from the therapy department.

At 10:36am on October 17, 2010, Amy said…
Lisa, I just saw the Yellow Poodle! Yours? I have a friend who is always having her Poodle dyed crazy colors!
At 10:34am on October 17, 2010, Amy said…
Hi Lisa Thanks for your advice on my highs. It was an insert/site issue. I have a fairy high sensitivity to insulin. 1 unit usually drops me 80-85 points. 9 times out of 10 if I have 2 consecutive very high sugars it is an insert/site issue. I have had some added stress lately and some issues with my teeth which is not helping matters either.
Thanks for your comment on my boy Llyr. He is in a cart and taking physical therapy because he has a disease called Degenerative Myleopathy. It is becoming very common in Welsh Corgis. It is a neurological disease where they loose the use of their front legs and eventually their back legs too. The best comparison is ALS in humans. It is believed to be genetic and there is no cure. The only good news is there is no pain associated with it until it affects their respiratory system (which is the end stage) Hopefully that will be a ways off. And I will have to help him to the Rainbow Bridge before it comes to that. We are enjoying each good day for now.
At 3:10pm on October 14, 2010, SF Pete said…
Thanks for the note. Missy is doing as well as can be expected with the trauma that has been inflicted. There are some medical issues still be worked on but she's out and about and back to work part time. Thank you for your continued support. It is very kind and it is much appreciated. Have a good one! :)
At 8:53pm on August 25, 2010, April said…
Thanks for the decorating comment. Not sure how I did it. :D
At 8:05pm on August 25, 2010, Cate McKay said…
Pretty much. Im still researching : )
At 9:14pm on August 19, 2010, Manny Hernandez said…
I wanted to make you aware of the TuAnalyze application we've launched on TuDiabetes, which is now mapping averages of A1c values in the US and Canada...

Actually, once we get more people in Canada to participate in the project, provinces there will begin to light up.

Here's how you can enter your A1c on TuAnalyze:
-Click on this link:
-You will be taken to your My Apps page.
-Give it a few seconds. At the top, you will see something similar to this image.

-Click on the button and follow the rest of the instructions on the screen.
At 7:57pm on June 14, 2010, FatCatAnna said…
Oops - I just realised in a comment I made about your 60:40 ratio that you're on a pump. I should have checked first before answering. All I can say is, that on the pump (taking a break since April - you can read my blog about it at ) - I had similar ratio on the pump as you. I've just transferred it to my MDI routine I'm doing right now (wanted to go back to my grassroots of diabetic management for the day I can't afford the luxury of a pump). Looking at eventually moving to Ontario where they pay for pumps for all age groups if you qualify. Does New Brunswick have that yet? I know a few Canadian provinces due - but only for children.

Psst - welcome to Tudiabetes!

FatCatAnna \\^^// from Montreal
At 9:05am on June 11, 2010, Doris D said…
Your Welcome and I really hope you enjoy it here as much as me!!!
At 5:33pm on June 10, 2010, Linda G said…




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