MeganB
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Help! Keep gaining weight!

Started this discussion. Last reply by runjrun Nov 20, 2012. 10 Replies

I have been a Type 1 diabetic for a little over a year. I have a cgm and the omnipod. I workout everyday at a high intensity for 45 minutes to an hour and lift 2-3 times a week. I have not changed…Continue

Any Type 1 Vegans want to share a typical day of meals??

Started this discussion. Last reply by MeganB Jul 12, 2012. 2 Replies

I am considering adopting a vegan approach to eating and I was just wondering what a typical day of meals are for those that are vegan or vegetarian. Also, I have a high level of activity too, so…Continue

A little help for the honeymooner, please

Started this discussion. Last reply by SS Mar 8, 2012. 5 Replies

I have for the past week been constantly low. I have my basal down to .05 all day and I have suspended it totally for 4 to 6 hours a day. I feel like all I am doing is eating glucose tabs and jelly…Continue

Insulin action time???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Feb 15, 2012. 7 Replies

I went to my endo for my 3 month (after starting the omnipod-5 months since dx) A1C check and it was 6.3 yay! Anyway, I had mentioned being concerned about highs right after eating and he said to…Continue

 

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MeganB joined The Diabetic Welfare Queen's group
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A forum for people who are managing their health (and diabetes) through a primal/paleo nutrition plan. Open to whatever type of diabetes you may have.
Aug 21, 2013
MeganB replied to Deannan's discussion 'Seriously, who can implant a Dexcom Sensor on thair back haunch by themselves?'
"I only wear my G4 on my upper butt as I get the best readings and I always get 2 weeks out of it! It is a bit of a stretch, but worth it!"
Mar 20, 2013
Mom 2 Kyle replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"So, it would be better to wear the Pod with the cannula facing up? But what happens when you are flat/sleeping??"
Feb 28, 2013
Saren replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just wanted to make an update for the record. After a few more pod changes it is clear to me there is an issue. Although I've had a couple changes where there was no big impact on BS, it seems on average I need 2-4 extra units to accommodate…"
Feb 28, 2013
Michael replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"Ben on the pod for three and a half years. Always change in the morning before my shower. Regardless of the GB reading I will add two units before I pull the pod. Then shower then new pod placement. Temp basil of 35% for two and a half hours. Will…"
Feb 19, 2013
smileandnod replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"For me, the pod change highs seem to be due partly to placement of the pod and partly to the need to "prime" the pod with a small bolus and a temp basal. I've been on OmniPod for almost a year now and for many months went through what…"
Feb 19, 2013
Erik replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I have had occlusions, but not often. It would make sense that if you are lying down on the pod that the pressure on the end of the cannula could block insulin flow enough to trigger the alarm, but I wouldn't think that just being horizontal…"
Feb 19, 2013
Hank Barnes replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"It is amazing that as much as we all share in common with this sometimes exasperating disease, we do not always share the exact same problems and solutions. I have read many great situations and solutions here. If you do not have a good Endo team, I…"
Feb 19, 2013
meh_mtl replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I don't really have a problem with highs at pod changes. I usally do a bolus before removing the pod if possible and then another when the new pod is on."
Feb 19, 2013
Saren replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm new to the 'pod and this happened to me last night with pod #4. I changed my pod at the same time as you - after dinner but before a night snack (maybe 7:30). At about 11:30 I woke up for a bathroom break and checked BS - it was 17. I…"
Feb 18, 2013
Jacob's mom replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"say his bs is 100 or under even if he is low we would still do 1.5 if he is low we add in a tiny bit of apple juice if he is higher we use more this is of course all guess work but it seems to work out i guess the 1.5 is to prime and anything over…"
Feb 18, 2013
Jen in CO replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi Megan. I am on the monopod, along with my 7 year old son. I have found that different sites run at different basal rates. I will oftentimes just use temp basals for specific sites to get them to behave. I have also found that different sites need…"
Feb 18, 2013
MeganB replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks for the reply...how do you decide how much extra bolus to give? Maybe I am just a bit to wimpy with a 1 unit and should try 2 or 3?"
Feb 18, 2013
Jacob's mom replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"erik, speaking of gravity, do you think lying down while bolusing would make you more prone to an occlusion?? this happened i think twice to jacob in the morning i had him do his bolus in bed pod on his stomach while i made the pancakes, ( yes he…"
Feb 18, 2013
Gary replied to MeganB's discussion 'Highs after pod changes again!!!!!' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi Megan, I used to have a similar problem. Sometimes continuous highs, sometimes delayed response or even no response. This happened especially when site was on the stomach. Whenever it happened and highs lasted 4 hours inspite of corrections I…"
Feb 18, 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?
Support from others with type 1
Date diagnosed
September 9, 2011
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8, Nov 13th, 2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Ominpod

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At 2:01pm on March 3, 2012, Steve D said…

Megan - I used to visit your hometown quite often, I worked for a company that bought a division our in Appleton. (the Presto bag company). I used to love Appleton! Good luck, enjoy the honeymoon (I'm jealous) and PEACE.

At 10:40am on February 2, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

hi megan, also omnipod support is great they generally replace pods that have potential problems its time on the phone but i have had generally only good luck and compassionate responses with dealing with them, also is there blood in the canuala that is a red flag that something is up. good luck! amy

At 10:35am on February 2, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

i think it is a matter of timing if it really isnt coming down you may have a partial occlusion obviously with a complete occlusion you would not come down at all, it is not worth risking DKA i would change the pod if you are not down by supper time did you also check for ketones, if you have ketones there is another good reason to change but it is worth waiting it out a bit because it might settle in drink tons and give it another hour or two good luck so sorry for your troubles today amy ( i posted this here because my computer at work is a little wacky and wont let me add to a forum)

At 4:33am on January 17, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Megan. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:02am on January 17, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you ♥
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 365 days (it's a leap year)!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 1:39am on January 17, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, MeganB!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 1:22pm on December 30, 2011, Tom said…

Does your sugar ever get low with clients? And how long do you wait until they start exercising again after being low?

At 12:32pm on December 30, 2011, Tom said…

Do you ever get low with a client?

At 11:23am on December 28, 2011, Tom said…

awesome, what cert and how long have you been training? I got certified by ACE last summer but yet to have done anything with it (got busy with school). I'm kind of scared to train incase someone has health issues- I don't want to make it worse!

At 5:36pm on December 27, 2011, Tom said…

So you're a personal trainer too? :)

 
 
 

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