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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)
5.5 Oct 30 2014
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
MM 723
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://https://sites.google.com/site/successfuldiabetesmanagement/
Tell us more about you (optional)
2014 5.4 5.6 5.8 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)

Lloyd's Blog

My Medicare Nightmare

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 10:43am 52 Comments

I go on medicare next July. Despite the fact that I will have been pumping for more than 8 years, as things now stand I won't be able to pump on medicare. If you are type 2, then you must have a c-peptide no more than 110% of the minimum that the lab you use considers normal.

For me, that number is 0.88 There has to be a matching glucose measurement of 225 mg/dL or less taken the same day.

My c-peptide came back 2.7. A retest a week later came back 2.0

On 4/20/09 the…

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A very nice surprise

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 8:30am 3 Comments

My A1c's have been good for a long time, but this year they have been going in the wrong direction. 5.4, then 5.6, then 5.8. I've been preparing myself for news that my test results are no longer in the non-diabetic range (4.7 tp 5.8 at the lab I use).
I went in this morning and got the results a half hour later.......
5.6
If you hear a noise when you open your front door, that may be me shouting it from the rooftops. That's 33 in a row under 6.
-Lloyd

Compounding Solution

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 3:34pm 3 Comments

This is not diabetes related, but may be of use to others with some kinds of medical conditions.



The background is I had surgery on my right shoulder in 1980. It was very necessary, and it was successful. It keeps my shoulder from dislocating, I got it fixed when it reached the point that it dislocated in my sleep. I am now paying a common price for that surgery, osteoarthritis.



I take the maximum celebrex I can take for swelling. This means the only oral pain reliever I… Continue

Trigger Finger Day 2

Posted on May 3, 2014 at 10:24am 6 Comments

The nurse looked at it, today's bandage is a bandaid. I need to keep it dry so the stitches don't dissolve too soon.

I have almost the range of motion of my other fingers (which are limited by osteoarthritis), it feels like tendons need to be stretched out a little. No pain at all except a sore finger, if I do…

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At 7:58pm on December 21, 2014, Dobielvr said…
Thanks for the welcome Lloyd!
At 7:34pm on November 24, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Lloyd, I thought i would check in and see how things are going? I have missed running into you the last couple of days..............rick

At 6:35pm on November 24, 2014, shoshana27 said…

lloyd i am so sorry some of us upset you but WE ALL MISS YOU so PLEASE COME BACK
HUGS AS ALWAYS
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON

At 12:07pm on November 10, 2014, xtessa1x said…

Thank you for the welcome

At 12:07pm on November 10, 2014, xtessa1x said…

At 7:02pm on November 1, 2014, blue_unicorn said…
Thank you very much ^^
At 4:15am on October 18, 2014, jyoti said…

Hi, thanks for welcome, i am taking insulin injections wosulin 30/70 before breakfast 25 units and before dinner 11 units is this right or my diabetes level is not under controlled.

thanks

At 11:07am on October 17, 2014, Koori said…

Thanks for the warm welcome! Looking forward to all the information being shared by people alike.

At 2:35pm on October 7, 2014, Kathy said…

Your pics turned out okay. I just wish the light had been better.

At 6:29am on October 7, 2014, Glen said…

Thanks! I'm looking forward to looking around!

At 2:36pm on October 6, 2014, Kathy said…

Ok, Lloyd, this was the only pic that even resembles you two....

At 7:33pm on September 23, 2014, John11 said…
Thanks for the welcome.
At 7:40am on September 12, 2014, sueinky said…

Thank you for the welcome.

At 4:03am on September 2, 2014, Madrileño said…

Hi Lloyd - many thanks for that. Glad to be here and contribute as well as receiving.

At 5:14pm on August 28, 2014, jnick303 said…

Thank you for the welcome. Also I had my index and ring fingers done for the same reason. They are much better but not 100%. Feel better.

At 9:25am on August 26, 2014, Jocool said…

Thank you for the welcome.

At 9:46am on August 20, 2014, clau said…

Thank you Lloyd for your acceptance and welcome.

At 12:52pm on July 28, 2014, Jamie Williams said…

Thanks you :)

At 1:34pm on July 27, 2014, crimedogg said…

Thank you for the welcome. I'm looking forward to exploring the site and meeting other users.

At 9:02am on July 22, 2014, Daisynyc said…

Thanks for the welcome.

 
 
 

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