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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Share what I have learned
Date diagnosed
January 1, 1994
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.6 4/7/14
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
MM 723
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http://https://sites.google.com/site/successfuldiabetesmanagement/
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2014 5.4 5.6 2013 A1c 5.3 ​4.9 5.2 5.2 2012 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.0 2011 5.0 5.0 5.2 5.0 2010 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 2009 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.2 2008 5.0 5.1 5.2 4.9 4.9 2007 5.3 5.5 5.7<----Pump 6.9 (Mix) 2006 7.8 (Lantus) 8.5 8.7 7.1 2005 8.4 6.9 7.4 2004 6.2 5.6 6.4 6.0 (Pills)

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Good news for me

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:54am 5 Comments

This is off topic, but good news I would like to share with friends. First, the background. In 1970 I injured my right shoulder. In 1980 I had Bristow surgery on it, where they shorten all the ligaments and do other things that restrict your motion, all with the purpose of keeping your shoulder from frequent dislocation.

That has been completely successful, but I now have osteoarthritis in that shoulder. I have been taking celebrex for years, and before that vioxx (now withdrawn from…

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The Unplanned Basal Test

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

AKA "You know you are having a good day when……"

I usually have lunch about 11:30 or 12. Well, I got involved with doing my taxes. I wanted to finish. When I did and looked at the clock, it was 2:30.

I tested and I was 94, my target is 95. I won't be needing any tweaks to my late morning early afternoon basal. :)

That is the way it is SUPPOSED to work with a pump.

-Lloyd

Type 2 in a Nutshell

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 9:30am 8 Comments

Type 2 diabetes is all about the inability to use insulin efficiently, and about relative shortages of insulin.



Insulin is a hormone that allows cells all over your body to make use of glucose (sugar) in your blood, for energy. Insulin is made by our pancreas (we only have one). It starts out with a reserve capacity, it can make much more than we need.



If we lose the capacity to use insulin efficiently, we are said to have insulin resistance. We can have resistance and…

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Twenty years of T2

Posted on January 1, 2014 at 6:36pm 1 Comment

I don't have records showing me what the date was when I was diagnosed, but it was 20 years ago this spring so I am going to celebrate it today. What a long, strange trip it's been.

When diagnosed, I was already going to an endo for thyroid problems. This was the silver lining, as my T2 was diagnosed early on. I remember thinking "Oh *****, more pills to take". I had the most common symptom, thirst, but did not associate that with diabetes until after the fact.

I spent 12 years…

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New A1c

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 7:16am 2 Comments

5.3

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At 10:08am on April 18, 2014, Brunetta said…

Thanks Lloyd. Does one have to get it from the special compounding pharmacy? Was it a neurologist,orthopedist, rheumatologist,GP, or internist who prescribed it for you?I need to know where to go and request it for back and leg pain. Thanks again.

At 7:12am on April 17, 2014, Genesis said…

Thank you very much! =] It's good to see such a big community for just US!

At 9:05am on April 16, 2014, jellis87 said…

Thank you for the warm welcome! As a Type 1 Diabetic, I find it very beneficial to have a support group, and I found that this site offers that!

At 8:33am on April 16, 2014, tfstubbs said…

Thank you!!

At 12:58pm on April 13, 2014, Mac55 said…

Thank you Lloyd.

At 2:58pm on April 10, 2014, Sunsolaris101 said…

Thanks Lloyd :)

At 3:02pm on April 7, 2014, John Twigg said…

Any joy getting Cozmanager 2 software working with Windows 7? Or is only alternative to load onto Windows XP machine? I've just started using a Cozmo 1800 (having bought one a spare a few years back to replace a trusty 1700) with a Cozmonitor BG meter and want to download the data...

At 12:26pm on April 5, 2014, ripkur said…

Thank you Lloyd !

At 4:05pm on March 30, 2014, Cat said…
Thanks for the welcome Lloyd!
At 6:22am on March 29, 2014, laollis said…

Thanks for the warm Welcome.

At 8:51am on March 25, 2014, Mari said…
Hello Thank you for welcoming me into the group:)
At 9:50am on March 22, 2014, SunRay said…

Thank you sooo much!

At 11:36pm on March 21, 2014, Dickory said…

Thank you for the warm welcome, Lloyd! It is much appreciated!

At 11:02pm on March 14, 2014, Julia said…

Thanks for accepting my friend request, Lloyd!

At 10:11pm on March 14, 2014, Julia said…

Thank you so much! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Would you mind if I sent you a friend request?

At 3:45pm on March 14, 2014, mike said…

Thanks Lloyd !!

At 7:44am on March 13, 2014, Nipa said…

Thank you Lloyd =)

At 11:14am on March 12, 2014, Verita said…

Thank you Lloyd for the warm welcome! :)

At 11:18am on March 9, 2014, Gramps47 said…

Hi Lloyd. Thank you for the welcome. I have found the right place and hope to make many friends. I am on 5 plus injections a day and am looking for some help on pumping. Thanks again.

At 1:29pm on March 7, 2014, Dianna said…

Thank you Lloyd. We're just trying to figure out this "club" we've just joined!!

 
 
 

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