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What do I want/need? Pump, CGM, Pod?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maureen Nolan Aug 5, 2009. 32 Replies

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Maureen Nolan is attending Emily Coles's event
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Diabetes Hope Conference at http://www.diabeteshopeconference.com/

May 21, 2013 from 11am to 1pm
While there is no known cure for diabetes, that doesn't mean the diagnosis is hopeless. Join us on May 21 at 11am Central Time, when we convene panelists from the medical, blogger and diabetes community worlds to engage in frank and honest discussions about diabetes. Through the magic of Google Hangouts, we'll live stream both virtual panels and take questions live from the audience via Twitter and the hashtag #dHopeConf. You won't want to miss the first annual …See More
May 21, 2013
Maureen Nolan replied to Maureen Nolan's discussion 'What do I want/need? Pump, CGM, Pod?'
"Thanks for the inspiring words, Maria. I'm back on Bernstein simply because I finally have got my high numbers under control. It took FOREVER and so much Novolog... I was bolusing up to 50 units of short-acting per day. Let's be honest.…"
Aug 5, 2009
Maureen Nolan replied to Maureen Nolan's discussion 'What do I want/need? Pump, CGM, Pod?'
"I know the tubes aren't bloody:), Melissa. The "bloody" word is a Brit expression that I somehow picked up. I was just thinking that I should incorporate more singing in my work. Funny that a singer would respond. I, typically, am a…"
Aug 5, 2009
Maria replied to Maureen Nolan's discussion 'What do I want/need? Pump, CGM, Pod?'
"Hi Maureen, I'm getting back on Bernstein too and I'm afraid I had a big slip-up yesterday (darn). Well nothing to do but look forward. As to the pump, I have the Minimed 522. It's the one my endo's office recommended. I think…"
Aug 4, 2009
Maureen Nolan replied to Maureen Nolan's discussion 'What do I want/need? Pump, CGM, Pod?'
"Maybe the tube pump companies can provide me with a third hand. Now, that would be great art!"
Aug 3, 2009
Maureen Nolan replied to Maureen Nolan's discussion 'What do I want/need? Pump, CGM, Pod?'
"I'm actually back on the "don't eat" Bernstein way. (Mock, mock, ha ha, but you are not a new/old T1, kiddies. The "eat what you want and bolus idea" is definitely thick and really made me terribly sick.) I read all Dr.…"
Aug 3, 2009
Maria replied to Maureen Nolan's discussion 'What do I want/need? Pump, CGM, Pod?'
"Maureen, I'm about the same age as you. 2.5 years, LADA. I'm 3 days old on the pump. What do you do for carbs? Brittleness is often related to carbs. I've tried to do the Bernstein way of eating which is very low-carb and I've…"
Aug 3, 2009
Maureen Nolan replied to Maureen Nolan's discussion 'What do I want/need? Pump, CGM, Pod?'
"Medicare is not covering the Omnipod. I'm not happy. I can't even get a round number as to my co-pay if they decide that my health is important. hrrumph."
Aug 3, 2009
Maureen Nolan replied to Craig's discussion 'Looking for an endo NY/CT who will support my using the pump' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I go to the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at 168th Street in Manhattan - part of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital system. Nice office. Wonderful doctors, nutritionists. onsite eye docs, etc. Some on-street parking, if you're lucky and unafraid of…"
Jul 30, 2009
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Pumping Our Insulin

Group for those that are pumping. Come and exchange tips on using your pump. Discuss the differences of the different types of pumps out on the market, infusion sets and pump accessories.See More
Jul 30, 2009
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Jul 30, 2009
Maureen Nolan replied to Linda Fox's discussion 'How many of you 1.5's also have autoimmune thyroid disease?'
"I was dx'ed with Hashimotos wince 1982. Dx'ed as a LADA in 2006. Dx'ed with Stiff Man in 2001. All were sudden onset."
Jul 30, 2009
Maureen Nolan replied to Maureen Nolan's discussion 'What do I want/need? Pump, CGM, Pod?'
"I got a 7.9, down 2 points. The doctor was impressed by my recent numbers and I told him that I'd been covering nighttime highs with Novolog (which isn't too safe). When I told him I am ready for the pump, he was thrilled. And he likes the…"
Jul 30, 2009
Maureen Nolan replied to Maureen Nolan's discussion 'What do I want/need? Pump, CGM, Pod?'
"I checked out Dexcom too. I'm leaning toward the Ping b/c they claim to have an integrated CGM with Dexcom and their own pump coming soon.... in 2010! Soonish. I also like the remote function on the PING. Oh and I ordered my free Omnipod…"
Jul 28, 2009
Maureen Nolan replied to Maureen Nolan's discussion 'What do I want/need? Pump, CGM, Pod?'
"I am being woo'ed by MiniMed and Ping."
Jul 28, 2009

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
learning, sharing, prayers:)
Date diagnosed
May 25, 2006
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
9 (May 2009), 7.9 (July 2009)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
What pump model do you use, if any?
gonna try out the MiniMed
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://twitter.com/fauxmaux

Med/Dx List

DX's (These dates reflect when a doctor figured out what was wrong with me):
Hashimotos Thyroiditus (1981)
Stiff Person Syndrome (2001)
Partial Temporal Lobe Seizures (1986)
Heart Murmur (2003)
LADA 1.5 Diabetic (2006)

Current Meds:
12 units lantus (9 in morning, 3 at night)
Novolog as needed (btwn 4-20 units per day)
synthroid for Hashimoto's Thyroiditus - 200 mcg.
diazepam (for muscles spasm/Stiff Person Syndrome) 20-60 mg per day
baby aspirin (for heart murmur)
provigil (for mood stabilization) 100 mg per day [Only been on this for week now. It's alright.]

Previous therapies for Stiff Man Syndrome:
Botulism toxin A and B
Prednisone (before D dx)
Cellcept (after D dx)
plasmaphesis
Ivig

Other meds I've been on:
Lamictal (for partial temporal lobe seizures) - recommended by me.
Depakote (for mood disorder): Had to stop due to inflammation.

New (interesting) allergies:
chicken
wheat (celiac test comes back tomorrow, 5.29.09)
ice cream! (now that is NOT fair!)
tegretol (a seizure med)

Maureen Nolan's Blog

Dlog 3: Why Me God? or "I'm a Freak" - a theatrical scene

Posted on May 31, 2009 at 11:05am 1 Comment

Are You There God? - a scene



Me

Are you there God? It's me, Maureen (pronounced correctly.) I am on this site using my real name.

God

Fabulous.

Me

I guess it doesn't matter since everyone knows who I am anyway.

God

Why are you so concerned about the opinions of others?

Me

I mean the G-Man, the UsOf A - the folks who hold my medication and income strings.

God

You can't b******* a b*******ter.

Me

B*******ter? I knew all… Continue

Dlog: wots an Anti-GAD anitbody?

Posted on May 29, 2009 at 8:00am 1 Comment

I'm not really sure. "Anti" would seem to suggest that it opposes something. Doctors love the analogy of an anti-body taking residence in order to "fight" a virus or some other bad guy.



Oh Kay.



So the anti-GAD antibody is fighting GAD? GAD is an enzyme helpful to GABA. GABA is a neurotransmitter that is also an inhibitor to other neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. GABA is THE inhibitory neurotransmitter on the job. So, anti-GAD kicks the pawns,… Continue

1st LADA Dlog Entry: Diabetes Homework

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 11:00am 2 Comments

Good morning Diabete-Nam!



waking bs: 258 (actually, i had one cup of coffee b/4 I tested)



I am making the bloody egg. I am enjoying them "soft-boiled." I'll get the timing down. [almost!]



I am an adult who's been out of school for 20 years and now has to do diabetes homework. At first, I thought it was kinda funny. For the first time in my life, I am in charge of how much medicine I take --- in conjunction with The Russ Berrie Center ("Who will kick you out if… Continue

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